Ithaca College's Annual Founder's Day Concert to Offer Music of the South

ITHACA, NY — The Ithaca College Wind Ensemble, conducted by Stephen Peterson, will continue the annual Friends of Ithaca College September tradition of the Founder’s Day Concert in the Park with a free, open-air performance on Sunday, Sept. 16. The concert will begin at 2 p.m. in DeWitt Park in downtown Ithaca, with a rain location at Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

Entitled “Southern Exposure: A Musical View of the American South,” the program will feature “Cajun Folk Songs,” “Dixieland Jamboree,” “King Cotton” and other works that capture the rich history and identity of the Southern states.

The Founder’s Day Concert in the Park brings music back to the original Ithaca College downtown “campus quad” and celebrates the college’s partnership with the community. The first Founder’s Day Concert in the Park took place in 1992 to mark the centennial of the founding of the Ithaca Conservatory of Music.

The concert is sponsored by Beverly Baker and Baker Travel with special thanks to the Boardman House.

For more information, contact Keith Davis, assistant director of media relations, at or (607) 274-1153.

Stephen Peterson