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Founder's Day Concert in the Park

A celebration of the college's partnership with Ithaca since 1892. Hosted by the Friends of Ithaca College.

Thank you for Joining Us for the 2021 Founder's Day Concert

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Ithaca College musicians perform at the 2018 Founder's Day Concert. 

The 29th Annual Founder's Day Concert hosted by the Friends of Ithaca College took place on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at Dewitt Park in downtown Ithaca. This year's program, "Musical Postcards," was led by conductor Benjamin Rochford and performed by the Ithaca College Wind Symphony and Concert Band. The program concluded with the "Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Philip Sousa, led by guest conductor, Aaron Burgess, MM '93.

Approximately 200 Ithaca area alumni and friends gathered for a beautiful and sunny autumn afternoon to enjoy the concert, mingle with friends, and take in the sights of the Ithaca community and the sounds of IC’s incredible musicians.  

Special thanks to Beverly Baker '54 for 29 years of sponsorship of the Annual Founder's Day Concert.

Learn more about the Friends of Ithaca College

To learn more about the Friends of Ithaca College, contact Gretchen Van Valen, MM '93, Director of Alumni and Family Engagement.