Ithaca College Quarterly 2005/1
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School of Music
IC Performers at Lincoln Center


On April 19 more than 300 Ithaca College musicians gave a concert at New York City's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Under the direction of Lawrence Doebler, the Ithaca College Choral Union and Symphony Orchestra presented Carmina Burana by Carl Orff. The choral union is made up of 250 student vocalists from the choir, women's chorale, and chorus. Deborah Montgomery-Cove, Carl Johengen '84, M.M. '87, and Randie Blooding were all featured as faculty soloists. In addition, the symphony orchestra, conducted by Jeffrey Grogan, performed the overture to Samuel Barber's School for Scandal.

This was the first Ithaca College concert at Lincoln Center since 2002, when the wind ensemble and the symphony orchestra played in honor of the 80th birthday of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Karel Husa, who had taught composition at IC from 1967 to 1986. An audience of 1,400 was present at this year's performances -- and enjoyed them so much they stood for an ovation that lasted 10 minutes

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