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.
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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.
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.
The Ithaca College Chamber Orchestra will feature faculty clarinetist Richard Faria in an upcoming free concert on Friday, May 1, at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall on the Ithaca College campus.
Jeffery Meyer will lead the orchestra in Stravinsky's "Danses Concertantes" and Haydn's Symphony No. 99. Faria will be the soloist for the orchestration by Luciano Berio of a Brahms sonata for clarinet.
On Thursday, April 30 at 8:15 p.m., the Chorus and Brass Choir will give a joint concert. The chorus, along with an orchestra, will present Vivaldi's "Gloria" under Janet Galvan's direction. Keith Kaiser will lead the Brass Choir in music by Dana Wilson, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Richard Wagner.