Sunday, September 09, 2007

0708 brochure revised v.3

The 2007-2008 season brochure for the Cornell Orchestra has been revised. Some program changes were made and also the spring season is set for both CCO and CSO.

If you would like to receive a copy in the mail, please send us a message.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Brave New Works Summer newsletter

To download the Brave New Works Summer '07 Newsletter follow the Link.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Composer Forum schedule

Here is the Composer Forum schedule for the fall semester.
More updated info after the jump.


Sept 7: Master class with Steven Stucky (music of Chris Gendall and David Weaver)
Sept 14: Guest composer: Professor Emeritus Karel Husa
Sept 21: Master class with Kevin Ernste
Sept 28: Seminars on Modern Opera and Music Theater: Ravel's L'Enfant et les sortleges (seminar leaders Ryan Gallagher and Zachary Wadsworth)


Oct 5: No meeting

Oct 12: Master class with Roberto Sierra
Oct 19: Seminars on Modern Opera and Music Theater: Maxwell Davies' Eight Songs for a Mad King (seminar leaders Chris Gendall and David Weaver)
Oct 26: Guest composer: Zygmunt Krauze
Oct 27: Guest composer: Luca Antignani [N.B.: Saturday, 2:00 PM]


Nov 2: Seminars on Modern Opera and Music Theater: topic and leaders TBA
Nov 9: Guest violinist: Peter Shepherd Skaerved
Nov 10: Readings of student work by soprano Marnie Breckenridge and pianist Blaise Bryski [N.B.: Saturday, 1:00 PM, Barnes Hall]
Nov 16: Seminars on Modern Opera and Music Theater: Beat Furrer's Begehren (seminar leaders Chris Stark and TBA)
Nov 23: No meeting due to Thanksgiving break
Nov 30: Composing for the Harp, a workshop by guest harpist Bridget Kibbey, using as examples music by Cornell composers

Colloquium Schedule

Thanks to David Yearsley, here is the Colloquium schedule for the fall semester.
Some very interesting speakers. You can also check the latest update on the link.(currently it still has the Spring 07 schedule, but it will be updated shortly)

Musicology Colloquium, Fall 2007
Mondays beginning at 4:15pm in 124 Lincoln Hall

September 10: Alexander Rehding, Harvard University: "Screeching Dissonances, Inaudible Quartertones and Enharmonic Furies in the French Enlightenment"

September 17: Malcolm Bilson, Cornell University: "Knowing the Score Redux or
Some Old Recordings and (Possibly) Some New Insights"

September 24: William Rothstein, Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY: "La via italiana: The Italian Approach to Nineteenth-century Tonality"

THURSDAY, September 26: Jerrold Levinson, University of Maryland: "Philosophical Reflections on Jazz Vocal Improvisation" LECTURE IN A. D. WHITE HOUSE AND BEGINS AT 4:30

October 1: Charles Kronengold, Wayne State University/Cornell Society for the Humanities: "Presence, Presences and the Present Tense in Modern Gospel"

October 22: Neal Zaslaw, Cornell University: "Mozart the Borrower"

October 29: Rebecca Harris-Warrick, Cornell University: "Reading Roland"

November 5: Rafaëlle Legrand, University of Paris, Sorbonne: "French Vaudeville
Theater of the Eighteenth Century"

November 12: Lenore Coral Memorial Lecture: Richard Will, University of Virginia: "Mozart's Topoi in Performance"

November 26: David Yearsley, Cornell University; "Princes of War and Peace and their Most Humble Court Composer"

The other CCO

The other CCO (Cayuga Chamber Orchestra) is in the midst of a music director search. It is a good chance to see four conductors this season. The first concert is is this Saturday at our old venue over at the other hill. Here is the program.

8:00 PM
Ford Hall, Ithaca College
ROSSINI: La Scala di Seta
MCLEAN: Elements for Violin and String Orchestra
Brian Lewis, Violin
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4, Op.90 in A Major (Italian)

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Bailey Plaza construction update on Chronicle

Here is a link to the Chronicle article on the Bailey Plaza construction. According to the article the plaza will be finished on October 19. A full 3 weeks after the first concert by the Cornell Orchestras on September 30.

Here is a picture. There are grumbles about the faux waterfall in the middle of the plaza. Who thought it was a good idea to have a fake water fall in Ithaca, the land of real waterfalls.

Perhaps final evaluation of the plaza should be weighed in once the plaza is open.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Dudamel and orchestra at the BBC proms

What fun it must be to play with this orchestra!

List of Early music concerts in the Ithaca area

Here is a list of early music concerts coming up, thanks to Neal Zaslaw for this post.

Many of them are free or heavily discounted for orchestra members.

Upcoming Early-Music Concerts in Ithaca

Sunday, Sept 9: Malcolm Bilson, fortepiano: Haydn, Beethoven, Dussek (Barnes, 8 p.m.)

Wednesday, Sept 26: Annette Richards: Frescobaldi on the 1740 Vicedomini organ (Sage Chapel 12:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, Oct 10: Mark Ferraguto, organ: Mendelssohn, Bach (Anabel Taylor Chapel, 12:30 p.m.)

Thurs, Oct 11: Stefania Neonato, fortepiano, winner 2007 Bruges Fortepiano Competition (Barnes 8 p.m.)
Friday, Oct 12: Blaise Bryski, fortepiano: Clementi (Barnes, 8 p.m.)

Saturday, Oct 27: NYS Baroque: The Trout Quintet and other Schubert chamber music with Malcolm Bilson (First Unitarian Society, 8 p.m.)

Monday, Oct 29, Sezi Seskir, fortepiano (Barnes, 8 p.m.)
*Friday, Nov 2: Andrew Manze, violin, Richard Egarr, piano: Mozart & Schubert (Bailey, 8 p.m.)

Sunday, Nov 4: Frédérique Lacroix, fortepiano: Mendelssohn, Schumann, Schubert (Barnes, 3 p.m.)

*Wednesday, Nov 14: Apollo's Fire (Sage Chapel, 8 p.m.)

Sunday, Nov 18: "Harlequin's Capers" with New York Baroque Dance (Bailey, 3 p.m.)
Monday, Nov 19: Cornell Chamber Singers, Holland Jancaitis cond., Lassus, Schütz, Schein (Barnes, 8 p.m.)

Saturday, Dec 8: NYS Baroque, Vivaldi's Four Seasons and other Venetian delights (First Unitarian Society, 8 p.m.)

orchestra picnic

Orchestra picnic is today.
We will leave from the parking lot behind Lincoln Hall at 145 pm.
Bring food to share. There will be about 5 cars driving, so if you need a ride please arrive early. The picnic will be in Stewart Park from 2-6 pm. We will be in the main pavilion. Special gift for all who come.