Students and their families are invited to the Commencement Eve Concert on Saturday, May 19, at 8:30 p.m. in Ben Light Gymnasium. Admission is free.
Directed by award-winning composer and Professor Dana Wilson, this year's theme is "Am I because we are?" and features performances by the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra, Choir, Ragtime Marimba Band, Jazz Ensemble, and several soloists. The presentation features a unique “kaleidoscope” format that will give listeners nearly an hour of continuous, exciting music.
Since 2002, Jeffery Meyer has been the Artistic Director of the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic in St. Petersburg, Russia one of St. Petersburg’s most innovative and progressive ensembles. He is also the Director of Orchestras at Ithaca College School of Music.
The Troika International Festival 2012, organized and executed by Meyer and sponsored by the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, is the first of its kind in St. Petersburg. The event is presenting a four day collaborative journey with three of the world’s cultural tours de force, and bringing together musicians and composers from China, the United States and Russia.
The Tuba/Euphonium studio will be holding a fundraiser concert on Wednesday, May 2nd in Ford Hall at 10:00 am. The performance will feature the Youngblood Brass Band Group, the South Hill Jazz Quartet, members of the Tuba/Euphonium Studio, and Ithacapella, Premium Blend, and IC Voicestream. The concert will be MC-ed by Junior Music Education Majors Riley Goodemote and Emily Dobmeier. It will be a great way to celebrate the life of Greg as well as the end of the school year. Community raffles, including gift cards to Purity Ice Cream and Hickey's Music store, will be sold (starting at $1) and donations of any amount will be collected during the concert.
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.