The Ithaca College Brass Choir will be joined by brass-playing students from Boynton Middle School for a free concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 5 in Ford Hall. Besides playing with their respective groups, the two ensembles will join together for part of the program, giving the middle schoolers the rare opportunity to make music with advanced players. Keith Kaiser and Michael Allen will conduct. Music of Bach, Vaughan Williams, Sousa, Tschesnokov, and others is on the program.
The Ithaca College Contemporary Chamber Ensemble will present a free concert on Wednesday, November 4 at 8:15 pm in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. Under the direction of Jeffery Meyer and Richard Faria, the ensemble combines faculty and student musicians for music of our time by Saariaho, Adès, and Stucky. The second half of the concert will be Arnold Schoenberg’s “Pierrot Lunaire” led by graduate conductor Jesse Livingston and with sopranos Katie Cohen, Sarah Toth, and Ashley Carver.
ITHACA, NY — The Ithaca College Choir, conducted by Lawrence Doebler, will perform the world premiere of “Gravity’s Dream” by Steven Stucky at the 31st annual Choral Composition Contest and Festival on Saturday, Nov. 14. Beginning at 7 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music, the free event will also feature six high school choirs, each performing...
The French horn duo "MirrorImage" -- Michelle Stebleton and Lisa Bontrager, with Tomoko Kamanaru at the piano -- will present a free concert on Tuesday, November 3 at 8:15 in the Hockett Family Recital Hall. Works from their upcoming compact disc project, “Safari” will be featured, along with commissions for the ensemble by Paul Basler, Ray Chase, and Larry Lowe. Also on the program are several opera arrangements by Ray Chase, which have been recorded on the ensemble’s recent compact disc release, “MirrorImage at the Opera,” on MSR Classics.
Violinist Susan Waterbury will present a free recital at 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 1 in the Hockett Family Recital Hall at Ithaca College. Pianist Jeffery Meyer and narrator Mary Alice Dillman will collaborate. Besides the children’s classic “Ferdinand the Bull,” music of Ravel, Beethoven, and Lutoslawski is on the program.