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Ithaca College Concerts 2011-12 Season Will Feature the Best of 'Breath and String'

 ITHACA, NY — Ithaca College Concerts 2011–12 season, “With Breath and String,” will present three concerts performed by internationally acclaimed vocal, string and wind ensembles. All performances will begin at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

The performers:

  • The Ying Quartet — Monday, Oct. 3, 2011
  • Cantus — Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012
  • The Borealis Wind Quintet with pianist Leon Bates — Friday, March 23, 2012

Seasonal Ticket information:

With Ithaca College’s 120th anniversary year fast approaching (the college was founded in 1892), Ithaca College Concerts will commemorate the milestone with a new pricing structure and special admissions program. In addition to offering free admission to any student attending any grade up to and including the senior year in high school, the new “Bring a Student” program will provide the qualifying student with a complimentary adult ticket. Any adult and student pair will be admitted free.

Complimentary tickets may be picked up in the Ford Hall lobby on the night of the concert on a first-come, first-served basis or reserved 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 Past subscribers will receive their brochures automatically; to place orders over the phone or to be added to the mailing list, 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 string quartet literature. The Ying Quartet is quartet-in-residence 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 its programmatic versatility, artistic excellence and charismatic personality.

The Borealis Wind Quintet was formed in 1976 at the Juilliard School of Music. A love of music, friendship and a goal to make the best music possible have defined Borealis for more than 30 years. The Grammy-nominated ensemble has developed an insight into audience reaction and crafts its 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.

For more information, contact Molly O’Shea, marketing communications manager, at (607) 274-3370 or