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Diego Vega brings color and culture to Ford Hall.

By Luka Starmer ’11

On May 4, the Ithaca College Chamber Orchestra performed “Música Muisca,” an original piece by well-known Colombian composer Diego Vega. He was invited to write the...

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In 2010-2011, the distinguished American pianist and conductor Leon Fleisher reaffirms his place as one of today’s preeminent concert artists, with performances in major music centers around the world as a conductor, soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, and also as a masterclass mentor and invaluable resource in college and university residencies.  Mr. Fleisher will be in residence at Cornell University during the first week of May to work with both Cornell and Ithaca College students on a complete Beethoven piano concerto cycle.  All five concertos will be presented in two concerts, May 7 and 8, at Cornell's Bailey Hall.

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Carl St.Clair, the well-known Music Director of Pacific Symphony, is conducting classes at both Ithaca College and Cornell University, April 12-16, 2011. The workshop will include score study sessions, conducting sessions with two pianos, conducting sessions with string quartet and piano, conducting sessions with Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra and Cornell Symphony Orchestra, and video review.

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As the Robert G. Boehmler Foundation artist for 2009–10, famed pianist, collaborator, and pedagogue Gilbert Kalish performed Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 4 in G Major with the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Jeffery Meyer, coached several chamber ensembles, and presented master classes. He made two separate visits to campus, in November and...

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The Ithaca College Chamber Orchestra will highlight two violin soloists on an upcoming free concert on Wednesday, November 18 at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.  Violinists Susan Waterbury and Nicholas DiEugenio both teach violin in the School of Music.   Jeffery Meyer will conduct the concert, consisting of Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture,” Stravinsky’s “Dumbarton Oaks” concerto, “Moz-Art a la Haydn” by Alfred Schnittke, and the Kodaly “Dances of Galanta.”

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