Wednesday, September 03, 2008

announcements and picks of the week

Hi everyone,

Top ten announcements;

1. Rehearsal schedule for tonight;

9.3 Wed
CSO Reh#2
7-8 pm Jupiter, Uranus, Mercury, Saturn
810-9 pm String sectional, Mars sectional(winds and brass)

2. Monday rehearsal times will change slightly to 6:40 - 8:25 pm.

3. 1 credit or 0 credit for orchestra.
If I do not hear from you I will assume that you want to take orchestra for 1 credit. I will submit the list to Nicole tomorrow.
If you wish to take orchestra for 0 credit please indicate on the sign in sheet tonight.

4. Make sure your name, major and year information is correct in the sign in sheet. This info is how your name will appear on the concert program.

5. Principals get your bowings done as quickly as possible.

6. orchestra board positions are open and elections will be held on Monday. If you have a question talk to one of the board members;

7. We are looking for writers for the orchestra newsletter if you would like to contribute an article for the next issue please let me know.

8. Program notes and poster for the October concert is already done or being worked on. But if you would like to design a concert poster or write program notes for one of the pieces we are performing do let me know.

9. Pick of the week; (actually 2 this week)

Ithaca Premiere
The Silence Before Bach
Thursday, September 4 7:15 WSH
Saturday, September 6 7:15 WSH
Tuesday, September 9 7:15 WSH
directed by Pere Portabella
This highly unusual film by legendary Spanish Surrealist Portabella "brings Bach's music to life with a mysterious, magnificent blend of drama, documentary, and quasi-surrealist whimsy. Beginning with a scene of a player piano rattling off the Goldberg Variations while rolling through a bright, bare loft, Portabella tickles the senses with a series of skits... From puckish humor and borderline kitsch, a great and serious notion emerges: the construction of modern Europe on the basis of classical music." (Richard Brody, The New Yorker) This film is will not be available on DVD and is only in the country for a limited period of time -- don't miss the rare opportunity to see it! In Spanish, Catalan and German with English subtitles. 35mm
2008>color>1 hr 42 mins>Spain


8 pm Cayuga Chamber Orchestra at Ford Hall
I. Saturday, September 6, 2008 / 8:00
Ford Hall, Ithaca College
Mendelssohn: The Hebrides, Op. 26 (Fingal’s Cave)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 58 in G Major
Jennifer Hayghe, piano
Bartok: Rumanian Folk Dances
Kodaly: Galanta Dances

10. extra musical opportunity;

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ashley Biria
Date: Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 6:27 PM
Subject: Recruiting Musicians for Persian Music Ensemble

Dear Prof. Kim,

I am a senior in mechanical engineering, trying to form a sort of esoteric music ensemble focused on traditional Persian music, so I wanted to ask if you could forward an email to the orchestra to gauge interest among members. I'm especially interested in violinists and cellists. If you can, please send them the following blurb:

"Attention Orchestra Members!

In an effort to form a small ensemble (~5 musicians) that studies and plays Persian music, I am asking anyone in orchestra if they are at all interested in exploring and learning about this style. Classical Persian poets were deeply spiritual thinkers and their poetry was the vehicle through which they expressed their philosophy and approach to life. Inevitably, the music that has evolved based on this poetry is also deeply spiritual, inspired by the profound and mystical aspects of the poetry. The purpose of this ensemble is to learn something new and to have fun doing it; don't be mistaken, this is not going to be demanding or a huge time commitment.

If any of you are interested in joining in your free time, please contact me.


Ashley Biria

Prof. Kim, I appreciate your help.

- Ashley Biria

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