Sunday, August 26, 2007

Orchestra audition results

Here are the audition results of the Fall 2007 Orchestra auditions.
First the Chamber Orchestra roster;

Fall 2007 Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Charlene Kluegel, Biology/Music, '10
Auriel Washburn, Undecided, '11
Haran Tae, Government/Psychology, '10
Aaron Wexler, Biology and Society, '10
Kasia Hozer, Biology, '11
Alex Fe, Biological Engineering, '08
Adam Sidor, Mechanical Engineering, '08
Alex Ma, Biology, '08
Sumona Bhattacharya, Undecided, '11
Tim Vo, Biology and Society, '10
Angela Chiang, Math, '11
Andrea Matho, English/Biology, '08
Brian Vaccaro, Biology/Chemistry, '08

Christina Butler, Animal Science, '09
Elbert Chang, Chemical Engineering, '11
Philip Chuang, Materials Science Engineering, '08
Jennifer Lee, Biology/Economics, '08
Claire Barbasch, Math/Music, '07
Michael Lee, Physics, '11

Abe Katzen, Biology, '08
Ellen Haynes, Animal Science, '09
Theresa Tan, Psychology, '09
Ricardo Villarreal, Biology, '11

Trevor Yeats, Grad

Dorian Bandy, Music, '10

The Symphony Orchestra

Cornell Symphony Orchestra Membership for Fall 2007

Violin I
Julian Kang, Chemistry/Biochemistry, '10
Alisa Timashpolsky, Biology, '11
Jian Liu, CS/Economics. '09
Marcus Cerroni, PAM '11
Sejin Bai, ILR, '11
Minerva Ho, China/Asia Pacific Studies, '10
Kevin Lin, Biology, '09
Chanha Carol Ohh, Operations Research, '10
Yvonne Chang, Architecture, '11
Sinsub Jeong, Engineering, '11
Christina Fiorenza, Human Biology/Health and Society, '09
Joanne Yuan Chua, Asian Studies, '11
Benjamin Ou-Yang, Astronomy, '10
Adrienne Carey, French Lit/Comparative Lit, '09
Erin Chu, Biological Sciences, '10

Violin II
Adrian So, Chemistry/Math, '08
Andrew Chen, Biological Engineering, '11
Kathryn Barger, Statistics, Grad
Eugena Fung, Economics, '09
Anna Nickless, Undecided, '11
Wallace Hui, AEP, '08
Jeremy Greiner, Chemistry, '11
Yubo Lu, Law, JD
Michael Chen, Computer Science, '10
Tina Hang, Economics, '09
Elizabeth Baker, ILR, '11
Yvette Wong, Math/Biology, '10
Collin Chan, Operations Research, Phd
Kirby Black, Biological Sciences, '10
Emerson Fang, Biology, '10

Joel Ong, Computer Science, '09
Mickey McDonald, Physics, '10
David Chang, Undecided, '10
Yoriko Nakamura, Biological Sciences, '11
Andrew Shook, Atmospheric Science, '09
Eric Auerbach, ILR, '10
Andrea Bowring, Engineering, '11
Joseph Hamilton, Comparative Lit, '10
Nick McAfee, Music
Kim Mezger, Mechanical Engineering, '09

Brian Lee, Chemical Engineering, '10
Alexandra Pavel, Government, '09
Isabelle Posey Cutting, Government, '10
Hilary Wattenberger, Hotel, '09
Jin Sung Kim, Engineering, '11
Alissa Sexton, Psychology, '10
Adrian Radocea, Engineering/Material Science, '11
Alexander Mora, Engineering, '10
Liz Hartman, Public Affairs, Grad
Alexander Sahn, Music, IHS
Sarah Smith, Physics/Music, '10
Stephen Moseson, Mechanical Engineering, '10
Jason Lee, Biology/Material Engineering, '11
Gretchen Craig, Environmental, '10

Laura Spitler, Astronomy, Grad - principal
Mike DeFlorio, Atmospheric Science, '09
Chris Gerig, '11
Kris Kooi, Music, '11

Janet Vertesi
Stephanie Beth Liff, '11
Sarah Blau, '10

Miriam Nussbaum, Linguistics, '11
Rebecca Morrow, Communication, '09
Alexander Tsiatas, Computer Science, '08
Annie Mulcahy,Hotel Management, '11

Christine Marschilok, Biology, '08

Kit Stone, Science of Natural and Environmental Systems '11
Greg Weisbrod, '10
Shanon Sim, Chemical Engineering, '08

Jonathan Felbinger, Electrical Engineering, Grad
Vance Gao, Biology, '10

Melanie Adamsky, Biological Sciences, '09
Sarah Furnish, '10

Alexander Hong Chao, Computer Science, Grad
Kira Gridley, Biology, '11
Sallie Dietrich, French/Sociology, '10
Sarah Edythe Dimiduk, Biological Engineering, '11
Michael Barany, Math/College Scholar, '08

Anthony Clark, Music, '09

Christopher Mayes, Physics, Ph.D
Christopher Stark, Composition, DMA
Sam Birmaher, Music, '10
Carl Seiber, Chemical Engineering, '11


Ian Chu Chen
Risa Naka
Brian Gainor
Jonathan Rothschild

Jake Jungbin Lee

Congratulations to those who have made it into orchestra.
Rehearsal starts on Monday, August 27 for Symphony and August 28 for Chamber Orchestra.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Audition statistics for 2007 so far

Here are the numbers for the fall 2007 orchestra auditions.
As of Tuesday August 21 at 1008 am;

String players auditioning
violin 61
viola 17
cello 21
bass 4

Wind players
flute 12
oboe 5
clarinet 5
bassoon 1

horn 7
trumpet 4
trombone 6
tuba 1

percussion 5

If you would like an audition time please email Chris at cyk8.
Audition results will be posted Sunday, August 26.
Rehearsals will begin in the week of Monday, August, 27.

Hottest Ivy school

Cornell was named the hottest Ivy by Newsweek.
Here is the link to the article.

Excerpt from the article:
"Hottest Ivy Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

Unlike the other Ivies, Cornell is a land-grant college emphasizing problem solving as well as scholarly debate. The university boasts a world-class engineering college and top-flight liberal arts, science and fine arts. The hotel school is considered the world's best. Cornellians, proud of the variety on campus, point to the president, David Skorton, a cardiologist, jazz musician and computer scientist who is the first in his family to have a college education."

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

concert in Ithaca

Orchestra auditions are two weeks away. I have just returned from Tanglewood where I attended the Contemporary music festival. I will link to some articles later. In Ithaca there is a concert by Malcolm Bilson. If you are in town you should try to make it. Here is the release from Loralyn Light, our concert manager.

Here's a reminder of a free concert in the Schwartz Center this Tuesday evening (tonight), involving Malcolm Bilson and two of his former students (both D.M.A. performance practice) who were part of the concertizing and recording of all of the Beethoven piano sonatas--and were both here for Malcolm's 70th birthday celebration/festival.

Malcolm Bilson, David Breitman, and Andrew Willis

Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Kiplinger Theatre, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts
Web site: Malcolm Bilson, David Breitman, and Andrew Willis

Malcolm Bilson, the Frederick J. Whiton Professor of Music at Cornell, and two of his former students - David Breitman, associate professor of music at Oberlin, and Andrew Willis, associate professor of music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro - perform works of of Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and others.