Saturday, June 07, 2008

2007-2008 Cornell Orchestra season at a glance

These are the events of the 2007-2008 season.
I am deeply indebted to my wonderful colleagues Scott Tucker and Cynthia Johnston Turner who conducted the orchestras in the Spring semester, during my study leave.
They have brought their incredible musicianship and hard work to take care of the orchestras. I would also like to thank Spencer Topel, Norbert Palej, Damien Mahiet, Dorian Bandy and John Rowhel for their work as assistant conductors of the orchestras and sharing their passion for music with the orchestra. Also a big thank you goes out to the orchestra board and Alex Tsiatas our graduating orchestra librarian who served the orchestras for the last four years. Every concert would not have happened without the unseen but vital work by Dane Marion, Bill Esty, Andy Page and the Bailey Hall staff and finally Loralyn Light.

May 3, 2008
Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Cynthia Johnston Turner, guest conductor
Norbert Palej, assistant conductor
Rimsky Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol
Norbert Palej Berceuse : 1940 (world premiere of the orchestra version)
Vassily Kalinnikov Symphony No. 1

April 13, 2008
Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Scott Tucker, guest conductor
Damien Mahiet, assistant conductor
Alexander Borodin Nocturne
Antonin Dvorak Nocturne
P.I. Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings

April 2-4, 2008
Sponsored by Cornell Orchestras, Mellon Corridor Initiative, CCA and Music dept.
Brave New Works
Barnes Hall at Cornell University
Chris Gendall Wax Lyrical (World Premiere)
new works by Cornell University and Syracuse University composers
Christopher Rouse Compline

March 8, 2008
Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Cindi Johnston Turner, guest conductor
Sergei Prokofiev Violin concerto No.1 with Cornell Concerto Competition winner Jian Liu
George Gershwin Porgy and Bess Suite (Arranged by R. Bennett)

March 1, 2008
Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Scott Tucker, guest conductor
Joseph Lin, guest conuctor/soloist
J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
Benjamin Britten Simple Symphony

February 26, 2008
University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra
with Kenneth Kiesler, director of orchestras at University of Michigan
in Bailey Hall
Evan Chambers Old Burying Ground
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 5 in c minor
Cornell Alma Mater (conducted by CK)
Michigan Fight song

December 9, 2007
Fourth Annual Cornell Concerto Competition
in Barnes Hall
* Andrew Yeo, violin
* Jian Liu, violin (winner)
* Chris Gerig, bass
* Adam Neumann, piano
* Jennifer Huang, piano

December 2, 2007
Cornell Symphony Orchestra and Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Joint concert in Bailey Hall, Ithaca, NY
J.S. Bach Double Concerto for two keyboards with Mike Lee an Chi-Chen Wu (CCO)
Paul Leary Do We See the Trends of Our Times! with Adam Matta, Beat Boxer (CCO) (world premiere)
Chris Gendall Holy Roller for Turntable and Orchestra with DJDouble8 Erik Spangler (CSO) (world premiere)
Bela Bartok Concerto for Orchesra (CSO)

November 11, 2007
Cornell Chamber Orchestra Hall
Cornell Composer concert
Barnes Hall, Ithaca, NY
J.S. Bach Double Concerto with Anna Herforth (oboe), Daniel Kim(violin)
Steven Stucky Colburn Variations
Roberto Sierra Viola Concerto with Wendy Richman (viola)

November 9, 10, 11, 2007
Joint Production with Theater Dept and Cornell Orchestras
Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts
Black Box Theater
Carlisle Floyd Slow Dusk
Jennifer Williams Director
John Rowehl, Vocal coach, assistant conductor
Dorian Bandy Orchestral parts arranger, assistant conductor
Members of Cornell Chamber Orchestra, Ithaca, NY

October 31, 2007
Cornell Symphony Orchestra & Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra
Halloween Concert
Bailey Hall, Ithaca, NY
Adam Glaser March of the Little Goblins (CSO and ISO)
Mussorgsky/Rimsky Korsakov Night on Bald Mountain (CSO)
Camille Saint-Saëns Danse macabre, Op. 40 (ISO)
Hector Berlioz March to the Scaffold from Symphonie Fantastique (ISO)
John Williams Revenge of the Siths from Star Wars (CSO and ISO)

September 30, 2007
Cornell Symphony Orchestra and Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Bailey Hall, Ithaca, NY
Leoš Janáček Suite for Strings (CCO)
Osvaldo Golijov Last Round (CCO)
Christopher Rouse Bump (CSO)
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 8 in G Major (CSO)

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