On Saturday, November 14, the six finalist entries in the annual Choral Composition Competition were performed in concert by six different high school choirs. The work selected as the winner of the Robert Campbell ’40, M.S. ’50 Endowed Choral Composition Prize was "Invictus," by Jeffrey Cobb, which was performed by Niagara Wheatfield Senior High Concert Choir (NY),...
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.”
The Ithaca College Opera Workshop will present a free evening of scenes involving characters who appear in various operas on Tuesday, November 17 at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. Brian DeMaris will direct the evening. He noted: “We'll be presenting scenes from operas based on Beaumarchais' "Figaro" trilogy (“Barber of Seville,” “Marriage of Figaro,” “La Mere Coupable”), and including scenes from John Corigliano's "Ghosts of Versailles" and Massenet's "Cherubin," all sung in the original languages. Students will guide the audience through the complete story of Figaro, Susannah, Cherubino, Countess Rosina, and Count Almaviva from the countess’s first music lessons in “Barber of Seville” to the moment they find themselves facing the guillotine of the French Revolution in a cell alongside Marie Antoinette in “Ghosts of Versailles.””
Alex Shuhan will give a free French horn recital on Tuesday, November 17 at 7 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall at Ithaca College. He will be joined by flutist Elizabeth Shuhan and pianist Jennifer Hayghe in a program of music by Dana Wilson, Steven Winteregg, Paul Hindemith and Lowell Liebermann.