Ithaca College's Annual Founder's Day Concert to Offer Toe Tappers and Tearjerkers

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. 15. 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 “From Stage and Screen: Toe Tappers and Tearjerkers,” the program will feature the energy and emotion of such favorites as “Colonel Bogey March,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” and selections from “Les Misérables” and “My Fair Lady.”

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, which began in 1892. 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 college offers special thanks to Beverly Baker ’54 and Baker Travel for 20 years of sponsorship, and special thanks also to the Boardman House.

For more information, contact Jenny Stockdale at or (607) 274-3256.

Stephen Peterson will conduct the Ithaca College Wind Ensemble at the 2013 Founder's Day Concert in the Park.