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Ithaca College Concerts 2011-2012 Season Announced ‘With Breath & String’

Ithaca College Concerts announces its 2011–12 season, “With Breath & String” featuring three concerts performed by three internationally acclaimed ensembles. All performances will begin at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

·    The Ying Quartet-Monday, October 3, 2011

·    Cantus-Saturday, February 11, 2011

·    The Borealis Wind Quintet with Loan Bates, pianist-Friday,
      March 23, 2012

Seasonal Ticket information:

To celebrate the 120th anniversary of Ithaca College, we are offering a new pricing structure and special admissions program. Our “bring a student” program now offers free admission to any student up to seniors in high school, plus one adult ticket per student. Complimentary tickets may be picked up in the lobby on the night of the concert, or you may reserve them in advance by contacting the school of Music at 607-274-3717. A regular seasonal subscription price for all three concerts is $27. Individual tickets at the door cost $11.

Subscribers may purchase tickets by returning the attachment on the mailed ICC Seasonal brochure or by visiting www.ithaca.edu/music/icc for additional information.  Past subscribers will receive their brochures automatically; to place orders over the phone or to be added to the mailing list, please call (607) 274-3171. Tickets can also be purchased by visiting Ticket Center Ithaca, located on the ground floor of Center Ithaca, or by calling (607) 273-4497.

About the ensembles:

The Ying Quartet occupies a position of exclusive prominence in the classical world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today’s world. Famous for their extraordinary, adventurous repertoire, the Yings’ ongoing “LifeMusic” commissioning project has greatly expanded the rich string quartet literature. The Ying Quartet is quartet0inresidence at the Eastman School of Music.

Hailed as “the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” (Fanfare) and winner of the prestigious Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence from Chorus America, Cantus is acknowledged around the world for their programmatic versatility, artistic excellence, and charismatic personality.

The Borealis Wind Quintet was formed in 1976 at the Juilliard School of Music.  The five members enjoyed a love of music, friendship and a goal to make the best music possible. These elements have defined the essence of Borealis for over 30 years. The Grammy nominated ensemble has developed an insight into audience reaction and crafts their programming not only to give audiences significant intellectual and emotional content, but also to further enjoy the performances with lively verbal program notes, surprise musical gems and warm interaction.

*Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation should contact the School of Music at 607-274-3717.



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