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Ithaca Collegeís Annual Founderís Day Concert to Offer the Spirit of The United Kingdom

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. 14. 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 “Basically British,” the program will feature selections from throughout the United Kingdom. Whether brassy and bold or melodic and thoughtful, unmistakable favorites like Sir Arthur Sullivan’s “Pineapple Poll” and Leroy Anderson’s “Irish Washerwoman” mean a jolly good time for all.

The concert 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 college offers special thanks to Beverly Baker ’54 and Baker Travel for 21 years of sponsorship, and special thanks also to the Boardman House.

For more information, contact Jenny Stockdale, marketing communications manager in the School of Music, at or (607) 274-3256.