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ITHACA, NY — Ithaca College will host the 2009 Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) Convention, which will take place in the James J. Whalen Center for Music from Tuesday, June 16, through Sunday, June 21. The convention will kick off Tuesday evening with an 8 p.m. performance in Ford Hall by Argentinean virtuoso Eduardo Isaac. Other events will include master classes, lectures, the Youth...

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The Whalen Center for Music continues to resound with music throughout the summer.  Besides summer session classes, the following activities will be taking place here:

The New Directions Cello Festival takes place June 5-7.

The Guitar Foundation of America...

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ITHACA, NY — Ithaca College will award soprano Sharon Sweet an honorary Doctor of Music degree at its 114th Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 17. Perhaps best known for her worldwide performances in the title role of “Aida,” Sweet earned her master of music degree in vocal performance from the Ithaca College School of Music in 1978.

“Her incredible career has...

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Concluding the season with a triumphant note, the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra will perform Mahler's epic Symphony No. 1 in D major, known as the "Titan," on Sunday, May 3, at 4:00 p.m. in Ford Hall on the Ithaca College campus. 

Jeffery Meyer will lead the free concert, which will also feature pianist Charis Dimaras in Beethoven's first piano concerto.

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The Ithaca College Wind Ensemble will conclude the season with a free concert on Saturday, May 2, at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall. 

Led by Stephen Peterson, the ensemble will perform Poulenc's "Suite Francaise," Chang Su Koh's "Korean Dances," and music by Dello Joio and Mackey. The centerpiece of the program will be Kathryn Salfelder's "Cathedrals," which was recently selected as the winner of the Walter Beeler Memorial Composition Prize. 

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