Faculty, Students, Alumni Collaborate on Opera Written by School of Music Faculty Member.
Ithaca College Opera and Ithaca College Light Opera are excited to announce that The Wolf By the Ears, an opera written by School of Music faculty member Dana Wilson which explores the romantic relationship between President Thomas Jefferson and one of his African-American servants, Sally Hemings, will be presented as a formal semi-staged read-through with orchestra on Wednesday, May 2nd at 7:00pm in Hockett Family Recital Hall. Wilson’s opera is the first operatic work to be written, directed, conducted, produced and performed by Ithaca College faculty, students, and alumni. Admission is free and open to the public.
Ithaca College School of Music is excited to announce a collaborative performance with the China Conservatory at Carnegie Hall on April 28 at 7:30 p.m. Featuring the China Conservatory Faculty Chamber Ensemble as well as faculty members from the Ithaca College School of Music and Oberlin Conservatory, the concert will highlight modern arrangements of traditional Chinese music.
Take advantage of the more than 350 concerts offered each year by the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at /music/events/
Many April concerts are being web streamed. Web streamed performances are available live and on demand at www.ithaca.edu/music/live
The 2012 Fourth Ithaca International Conducting Masterclass run jointly by Chris Younghoon Kim (Cornell University) and Jeffery Meyer (Ithaca College) will feature guest conductor Larry Rachleff in five days of classes, rehearsals and discussions culminating in a final concert conducted by the masterclass participants. Young conductors participating in the class will come from throughout the United States to work with Mr. Rachleff and the Ithaca and Cornell Orchestras. Mr. Rachleff will also lead open rehearsals with orchestras of both institutions. Previous guest conductor faculty have included Alexander Polishchuk, Gustav Meier, and Carl St.Clair.
On behalf of the Tuba/Euphonium studio and Dr. Aaron Tindall, thank you to the Ithaca College community for your contributions to the Gregory Mantone Memorial campaign. To date, close to $2,000 has been raised - an excellent start toward the goal of $5,000. There is still a ways to go to meet this goal before the May 31st time frame, and any donation, even $5-$10, is greatly appreciated.