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Cornell Symphony Orchestra

History of Cornell Symphony Orchestra

The Cornell Symphony Orchestra has been a part of the Cornell University tradition for nearly a century. The ensemble has included hundreds of musicians under a large roster of conductors and has given performances that span a significant part of Cornell's astounding history.

In 1905 George L. Coleman organized the University Orchestra as a volunteer organization without financial backing from the University, but in 1919 Gerald W. Hinkley '16, a loyal friend of the orchestra died and left a bequest of $20,000 to the orchestra. The interest from this endowment is now used to support the activities of the orchestra to the present day.
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Before the creation of the University orchestra students who were musically inclined were invited to play with the Orchestra Club of Ithaca, which later became the Cornell Music Association. This organization largely of town membership, carried through to 1902 when Coleman became director of the orchestra. The first concert master of the Cornell University Orchestra was Hendrik Willem Van Leon, nationally known author.
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1920s Performances


Missing info from prior to fall of 1928
George Coleman conducted the University orchestra beginning in 1907
according to this alumni newsletter
1913
Bailey Hall opens
Bailey Hall, designed by Edward B. Green, who graduate from Cornell in 1878, was first used in June of 1913. Today the hall is named after Liberty Hyde Bailey (1856-1954), the first Dean of the College of Agriculture. As Parsons notes in The Cornell Campus, "Liberty Hyde Bailey supplied most of the initiative and a great deal of the drive and intelligence behind the expansion of the Cornell College of Agriculture between 1903 and 1913." source
February 12, 1929

University Orchestra

George Lewis Coleman, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • G. Rossini: Overture to the opera Semiramide
  • Clark: Duet for Bb Clarinets with Piano
  • P.I. Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite
  • Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance
  • Soloisits: Lucy Bates, soprano, Elizabeth Love, harp, Roger W. Kinne, baritone, and Prof. H.D. Smith, organist
April 30, 1929

University Orchestra

George Lewis Coleman, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:

Antonín Dvořák: New World Symphony


Missing info from 1929-1930 academic year

Missing info from 1930-1931 academic year

1930s Performances


Missing info from fall of 1931
April 26, 1932

University Orchestra

George Coleman, conductor

Marie Powers, soloist

May 20, 1932

Cornell Music Clubs

Eric Dudley and George L. Coleman, conductors

Feb. 14, 1933

University Orchestra

Annual Farm and Home Week Concert

George Coleman, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

April 14, 1933

Sage Chapel Choir and University Orchestra

Program:
  • Joseph Haydn: The Passion
April 25, 1933

University Orchestra


Missing info from fall of 1933 to Spring of 1934 and early fall of 1934

April 1934
Cornell University Orchestra
George L. Coleman, conductor
Bailey Hall, Cornell University
Max Bruch Violin concerto with Gilbert Ross
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in e minor
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December 14, 1934,
December 15, 1934

Instrumental Club, Men's Glee Club, and Women's Glee Club

Paul J. Weaver, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan: H.M.S. Pinafore
February 12, 1935

University Orchestra

George Lewis Coleman, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Mikhail Glinka: Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
  • William Popp: Fantasie Brilliante
  • Hermann Lohr: The Ringers
  • La Source: Ballet Suite Delibes
  • Farley: Night Wind
  • J.B. Lenoir: Parlez-moi d'amour
  • J.S. Bach/Wilhelmj: Air for the G string from the Suite in D Major
  • J.S. Bach/Rissland: Gavotte from the Sixth Sonata for violin
  • Richard Wagner: March from Tannhauser
April 13, 1935

University Orchestra

George Lewis Coleman, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:

Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 5 in D minor for the New World

  • Franz: Concertstuck fur zwei Waldhorner
  • Durand: Chaconne, arr. Perilhou Chanson de Guillot-Martin
  • Salzedo: Mirage
  • J. Svendsen: Andantino
  • Richard Wagner: Overture to Rienzi
December 8, 1935

University Orchestra

George Lewis Coleman, conductor

Willard Straight Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovski: Excerpts from Nutcracker Suite
  • Bochard: Cantique pour le Jour de Paque
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre
  • Titl: Serenade
  • Richard Wagner: March from Tannhauser
February 11, 1936

University Orchestra

George Lewis Coleman, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Wolf-Ferrari: Overture to The Secret of Suzanne
  • G.F. Handel: Where E'er You Walk, from Semele
  • Dank sie dir: Herr, from Xerxes
  • P.I. Tchaikovski: Nutcracker Suite
  • Songs by Ramsay, Peel, White, and Elgar
  • Bochard: Cantique pour le Jour de Paque
  • Gioachino Rossini: Overture to William Tell
April 28, 1936

University Orchestra

George Lewis Coleman, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • J. Brahms: Symphony No. 1
  • Edvard Grieg: Der Fruhling
  • Joseph Haydn: Serenade
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, feat. Raphael Silverman, violin
November 22, 1936

String Sinfonietta

Ronald Ingalls, conductor

Willard Straight Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Torelli: Concerto in D minor
  • G.F. Handel: Concerto Grosso No. 4 in A minor
  • J.S. Bach: Concerto in D minor for Two Violins
December 4 and 5, 1936

Instrumental Club, Men's Glee Club, and Women's Glee Club

Paul J. Weaver, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Gilbert and Sullivan: Princess Ida
January 17, 1937

Women's String Ensemble

George Lewis Coleman, conductor

Willard Straight Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Music by Bach, Massenet, Goltermann
  • C. Gluck: Gavotte from Iphigenia in Aulis
  • C. Gluck: Ballet music from Orpheus
  • K.P.E. Bach: Allegro Moderato from Suite in D major
February 16, 1937

University Orchestra

George Lewis Coleman, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Thomas Raymond: Overture
  • Massenet: Scenes Pittoresques
  • Arlie Dix: The Trumpeters
  • Oley Speaks: Silvia
  • Gerard Cobb: Cavaliers and Roundheads
  • L.V. Beethoven: Largo from Sonata, Op. 7, No. 2; arranged and conducted by J.A. Leonard, '37
  • Rubinstein: Andante from Quartet, Op. 17, No.2
  • Jean Sibelius: Finlandia
March 21, 1937

String Sinfonietta

Ronald Ingalls, conductor

Willard Straight Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • F.X. Richter: Sinfonia da Camera
  • Carl Stamitz: Orchestra Quartet, Op. 4, No. 4
  • W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto in A major, K. 488, feat. Ida Deck, piano
May 4, 1937

University Orchestra

George Lewis Coleman, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • L.V. Beethoven: Egmont Overture
  • H. Schubert: Symphony No. 7 in C major
  • Liszt: Dance of the Gnomes
  • Liszt: Un Sospiro
  • Liszt/Paganini: Etude in A minor
  • J. Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela
  • C. Debussy: Petite Suite
  • J. Sibelius: Valse Triste
  • Richard Wagner: Introduction to Act III, Lohengren, feat Gladys Heathcock, piano
December 12, 1937

String Sinfonietta

Ronald Ingalls, conductor

Willard Straight Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Tortelli: Concerto in D minor, Op. 6, No. 10
  • Michael Haydn: Andante from Quartet in A major
  • J. Sibelius: Canzonetta
  • J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Cocnerto No. 3 in G major
January 23, 1938

Women's String Ensemble

George Lewis Coleman, conductor

Willard Straight Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Music by Leclair, Boccherini, Hauser-Coleman, and Haydn
February 15, 1938

University Orchestra

George Lewis Coleman, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Adam: Overture, Si j'etas Roi
  • Wolf-Ferrari: Prelude to Act III, The Jewels of the Madonna
  • Leoncavallo: Excerpts from Pagliacci
  • Selections by Massenet, Gonoud, Charles, Sibelius, Phillips, and Berwald, feat. Claire Alcee, soprano
  • arr. Kassmayer/Elkan: Three FOlk Songs for String Orchestra
  • Sullivan: Selections from H.M.S. Pinafore and Iolanthe
March 6, 1938

String Sinfonietta

Ronald Ingalls, conductor

Willard Straight Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Manfredini: Sinfonia No. 10
  • Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Three Violins and String Orchestra
  • Stoessel: Three Movements from Cocnert Grosso for String Orchestra and Piano
  • DeGreef: Ballade (Variations on a Flemish Folktune
May 3, 1938

University Orchestra

George Lewis Coleman, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • J. Haydn: Symphony No. 104 in D major
  • R. Wagner: Prelude to Tristan and Isolde
  • M. Ravel: Introduction and Allegro
  • J. Sibelius: Romance in C major
  • C. Saint-Saëns: The Swan
  • Johann Strauss: Tales from the Vienna Woods
  • Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C sharp minor
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August 8, 1938

String Sinfonietta

Ronald Ingalls, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Manfredini: Sinfonia No. 10
  • Edward Elgar: Serenade for Strings
  • Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Three Violins and String Orchestra
  • Stoessel: Three Movements from Concerto Grosso for String Orchestra and Piano
  • DeGreef: Ballade (Variations on a Flemish Folk Tune)
December 4, 1938

String Sinfonietta

Ronald Ingalls, conductor

Willard Straight Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Locatelli: Trauersymphonie
  • J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Symphony No. 4 in G major
  • Lekeu: Adagio, Op. 3
  • Edward Elgar: Serenade, Op. 20
December 18, 1938

University Orchestra and Sage Chapel Choir

Paul J. Weaver, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Joseph Haydn: Creation
January 22, 1939

Women's String Ensemble

George Lewis Coleman, director

Willard Straight Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Music by Purcell/Elkan conducted by Laura Mattoon
  • Music by Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Rameau conducted by Doris Edwards
  • Excerpts from Mikado conducted by Doris Edwards
February 14, 1939

University Orchestra

George Lewis Coleman, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Verdi: Overture to La Forza del Destino
  • Bizet: L'Arlesienne, Suite No. 2
  • Vocal selections by Mozart, Haynes, Taylor, Hutchinson
  • W.A. Mozart: Ave Verum
  • Felix Mendelsson: Song Without Words Op. 102, No. 6, "Faith"
  • Jarnefelt: Prelude
  • Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance
March 5, 1939

String Sinfonietta

Ronald Ingalls, conductor

Willard Straight Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Sinigaglia: Two Pieces for String Orchestra
  • Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in A major with Echo Concetino
  • Gade: Novelette, Op. 53
May 2, 1939

University Orchestra

George Lewis Coleman, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: Concerto No. 3 in B minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 61, feat. Maria Parisella, violin
  • Elliot Griffs Montevallo: Concerto for Piano, Organ, and Strings, feat. Ida Deck Haigh, piano, and Luther Noss, organ
  • Johann Strauss: Overture from Die Fleidermaus

Missing info from fall of 1939 and spring of 1940

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1940s Performances

August 8, 1940

String Sinfonietta

Ronald Ingalls, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • G.F. Hanfel: Concerto Grosso No. 6 in G minor
  • Niels W. Gade: Two Novelettes from Op. 53
  • C. Armstrong Gibbs: A Spring Garland, Op. 84
  • J.S. Bach: Concerto in D minor for Piano and Strings
December 15, 1940

String Sinfonietta and Sage Chapel Choir with University Organist

Ronald Ingalls, conductor

Sage Chapel, Cornell University

Program:
  • G.F. Handel: Concerto No. 13 in F major for Organ and Strings
  • A. Corelli: Concerto Grosso No. 8 in G minor (Christmas Concerto)
  • G.F. Handel: Excerpts from Messiah
February 11, 1941

University Symphony Orchestra

George Lewis Coleman, director

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • A. Luigini: Ballet Egytienne
  • I.J. Padereweski: Minuet
  • arr. Henri Elkan: Londonderry Air
  • Vocal Selections by the Savage Club Quartet
  • Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade Suite
  • Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Danse des Bouffons, from Snegurochka
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February 16, 1941

Women's String Ensemble

George Lewis Coleman, conductor

Willard Straight Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Music by Gounoud conducted by Harriet Howell
  • Music by Jean Sibeleus conducted by Louis Nordenholt
  • Music by J.S. Bach and Claude Debussy conducted by Ronald Ball (faculty)
  • Music by Beyer and Taubert conducted by Corinne Culver
  • Music by Camille Sain-Saëns conducted by Helen Libisch
  • Music by J.S. Bach conducted by Helen Brougham
March 9, 1941

String Sinfonietta

Ronald Ingalls, conductor

Willard Straight Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Jean Sibelius: Romance in C major, Op. 42
  • C. Armstrong Gibbs: A Spring Garland, Op. 84
  • Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings, Op. 11
  • J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major
May 23, 1941

University Orchestra

Valedictory concert for George L. Coleman
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George Lewis Coleman, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • C. Franck: Symphony in D minor
  • Four vocal pieces by Dorothy Sarnoff, soprano, accompanied by James Guillian, piano
  • Christpoher Gluck: Overture from Iphigenia in Aulis
  • Edvard Grieg: Herzenwunden and Der Fruhling
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Andante Cantabile from Quartet in D minor, Op. 11
  • Edward Mac Dowell, arr. G.L. Coleman: To A Wild Rose
  • Albert Stoessel: Song of the Volga Boatmen, feat. Men's and Women's Glee Club


George Coleman retires in June 1941
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August 11, 1941

String Sinfonietta

Ronald Ingalls, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • J.J. Fux: Suite in D minor
  • G.F. Handel: Concerto for Organ and Strings with Richard Gore
  • Philip James: Suite for Strings
  • J. Brahms, arr. R. Ingalls: Chorale Prelude Op. 122, No. 8 (Lo, How a Rose Now Blooming)
  • Arthur de Greef: Ballade (Variations on a Flemish Folktune)
December 13, 1941

University Orchestra and Sage Chapel Choir

Paul J. Weaver, director

Ronald Ingalls, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • J.S. Bach, arr. Walter Damrosch: A Mighty Fortress is Our God
  • F. Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor (unfinished)
  • Three choruses by American composers
  • Peter Lutkin: Fairest Lord Jesus (choir)
  • Bassett W. Hough: Benedictus es, Domine (choir)
  • Annabel Morris Buchanan: Wondrous Love (choir)
  • Two choruses by Russian composers
  • A. Nikolsky: Praise Ye The Name of the Lord (choir)
  • A. Gretchaninoff: Credo (choir)
  • Peter Warlock: Three Carols (choir and orchestra)
February 13, 1942

University Orchestra

Ronald Ingalls, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Fingal's Cave
  • Christopher Gluck, arr. Felix Mottl: Ballet Suite
  • Edvard Grieg: Concerto in A minor Op. 16
  • Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
March 8, 1942

String Sinfonietta

Ronald Ingalls, conductor

Willard Straight Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Pietro Locatelli: Trauersympnonie
  • G.F. Handel: Concerto Grosso in A minor, Op. 6, No. 4
  • J.S. Bach: Concerto in A minor for Violin and Strings
April 28, 1942

University Orchestra

George Lewis Coleman, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Modeste Mussorgsky: Coronation Scene from Boris Gudonov
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Nocurne from Intermezzo, from Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Ricard Wagner: Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin
  • Harl McDnald: Rhumba from Symphony No. 2
  • L.V. Beethoven: Mass in C (choir) conducted by Paul Weaver
February 2, 1943
Cornell University Symphony Orchestra
John M. Kuypers, conductor (his first concert with CSO)
Bailey Hall, Cornell University
Franz Schubert Rosamunde Overture
G.F. Handel Concerto for Organ in F Major, Op. 4 with Richard Gore
J.S. Bach Chorale ?
Gluck from Orpheus; Dance of the Blessed Spirits
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August 1, 1943

University Orchestra and Summer Session Choir

John M. Kuypers and Richard Gore, conductors

Sage Chapel, Cornell University

Program:
  • George Frederick Handel: Organ Concerto in F major, Op. 4, No. 4
  • Josef Haydn: Symphony in D major, No. 104 (London)
  • Nicolo Jommelli: Praise the Lord, All Ye Nations
  • Henry Purcell: Thou Knowst, Lord
  • Peter Tchaikovsky: Ave Maria
  • J.S. Bach: Three Movements from Cantata No.78, Jesu, der du meine Seele
  • Richard Gore: Choral Fantasy on Vigili et Sancti
January 2, 1944

University Orchestra and Sage Chapel Choir (Christmas Concert)

John M. Kuypers, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Processional, Hymn No. 165: O Come, All Ye Faithful
  • J.S. Bach: Six Christmas Preludes and Chorales
  • Paul Fetler: Passacaglia
  • Old Provencal, arr. David S. Smith: The March of the Three Kings (choir)
  • Austrian Folsong, arr. Clarence Dickinson: Shepherds' Christmas Song (choir)
  • Francois-Auguste Gevaert: A Joyful Christmas Song (choir)
  • Crusaders Hymn, arr. F. Melius Christiansen: Beautiful Savior (choir)
  • Medieval Carol, arr. Richard Gore: On This Day Earth Shall Ring (Personent Hodie) (choir)
  • 17th Century Melody, arr. Gustav Holst: Psalm CXLVIII (choir)
February 13, 1944

University Orchestra

John M. Kuypers, conductor

Sage Chapel, Cornell University

Program:
  • G.F. Handel: Grand Concerto on B flat major
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Two Entr'acte Pieces, from Thamos, King of Egypt
  • Robert Palmer: Aria, from Concerto for Small Orchestra (Mr. Palmer conducting)
  • Christoph Gluck: Overture, from Iphigenia in Aulis (Marylee Myers conducting)
  • Giacomo Meyerbeer: Coronation March, from The Prophet (Charlotte Minkin conducting)
  • Paul Fetler: Passacaglia in G Minor (Mr. Fetler conducting)
  • Gustav Holst: Suite in E Flat Major
April 23, 1944

University Orchestra

John M. Kuypers, conductor

Sage Chapel, Cornell University

Program:
  • W.A. Mozart: Entr'acte from Thamos, King of Egypt
  • W.A. Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos in E flat major, K. 365, feat. Claire James and Thelma Emile, piano
  • J. Brahms: Three Movements from Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
May 28, 1944

University Orchestra and Sage Chapel Choir

John M. Kuypers, conductor

Richard Gore, associate director

Sage Chapel, Cornell University

Program:
  • J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 104, Thou Shepherd Bountiful
  • A. Gretchaninoff: Come and Let Us Worship
  • S. Rachmaninoff: To Thee, O Lord
  • R. Thompson: Alleluia
  • F.M. Christiansen: Beautiful Savior
  • G.F. Handel: Excerpts from Messiah
August 6, 1944

University Orchestra and Summer Session Choir

John M. Kuypers, director

Richard Gore, director

Sage Chapel, Cornell University

Program:
  • George Friederick Handel: Concerto Grosso No. 15, Op. 6, No. 4
  • Heinrich Schuetz: O All Ye Nations (Choir)
  • ­Francesco Rossello: Adoramus Te, Christe (Choir)
  • ­Dmitri Bortniansky: Cherubim Song (Choir)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony in C Major
  • J. S. Bach: Extended Chorale from Cantata No.80 ("Ein' Feste Burg") (with Choir)
  • W. A. Mozart: Laudate Dominum, from Solemn Vespers, K.339
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Hallelujah, from The Mount of Olives
February 11, 1945

University Orchestra

John M. Kuypers, conductor

Program:
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture, to Egmont, Op.84
  • J. S. Bach: Concerto No. 1 in A minor for Violin and String Orchestra, feat. Irving Lipkin, violin
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: First movement from Symphony No.3, Eroica
  • Georges Bizet: L'Arlesienne – Suite de Concert
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: March Militaire Francaise
June 2, 1945

University Orchestra

John M. Kuypers, conductor

Program:
  • Charles G. Vardell, Jr.: Joe Clark Steps Out
  • Homer Keller: Serenade for Clarinet and String Orchestra, feat. Phyllis Stoliar, clarinet
  • Richard Donovan: Ricercare for Oboe and String Orchestra, feat. George Abeel, oboe
  • Hunter Johnson: For an Unknown Soldier for Flute and String Orchestra, feat. Ruth Berry, flute
  • George Frederick McKay: Symphonie Miniature
            I. March to Tomorrow
            II. A Prairie Poem
            III. Rondino on a Jovial Theme

Missing info from 1945-1946 academic year

Missing info from 1946-1947 academic year

January 26, 1947
Cornell Symphony Orchestra
John M. Kuypers, conductor (chair of the dept)
Felix Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture
J.S. Bach Suite No. 3 in D Major for strings and winds
Franz Schubert Unfinished Symphony
Gustav Holst Suite in Eb Major
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April 28, 1947
Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Sage Chapel Choir
John M. Kuypers, conductor
Johannes Brahms German Requiem
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Missing info from 1947-1948 academic year

Missing info from 1948-1949 academic year

Missing info from 1949-1950 academic year

August 4, 1949

Summer session Chorus and Orchestra

no conductor named, conductor
Sage Chapel, Cornell University

Program:
  • Choral first half
  • Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in D minor
  • J. S. Bach: Cantata No. 140
November 30, 1949

Walden String Quartet with the Ithaca Chamber Orchestra

Robert Hull, conductor
Willard Straight Memorial Room, Cornell University

Program:
  • Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in E minor for cello and string orchestra
  • realized from the figured bass by Vincent D'indy) with Robert Swensen, cello
  • J. S. Bach: Concerto in E Major for Violin and String Orchestra, feat. Homer Schmitt, violin
  • intermission
  • W.A. Mozart: Sinfonia concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra featuring Bernard Goodman, violin and John Garvey, viola
1950s Performances
January 15, 1950

University Orchestra

Robert Hull, conductor
Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Weber: Overture, to Der Freischutz
  • Mendelssohn: Concerto in E minor for Violin and Orchestra, feat. Maurice Wilk, violin
  • intermission
  • Igor Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (Berceuse and Finale)
  • Aaron Copland: Quiet City
  • Rimsky-Korsakoff: Capriccio Espagnol
August 3, 1950

Summer Session Orchestra and Choir

David Boyden, conductor
Sage Chapel, Cornell University

Program:
  • G.F. Handel: Grand Concerto, Op. 6 No. 9
  • Henry Purcell: Fantasia No. 7 and No. 4
  • Paul Hindemith: Five Pieces for String Orchestra, Op. 44 No. 4
  • J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 6 for Easter Monday (1736)
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: March Militaire Francaise
November 21, 1950

Ithaca Chamber Orchestra and the Cornell A Cappella Chorus

Bach Festival Concert

William H. Scheide, Director
Robert Hull, conductor
Sage Chapel, Cornell University

Program:
  • J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 98
  • J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 99
  • Arias from
  • J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 44 for alto, oboe and continuo
  • J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 36 for soprano, violin and continuo
  • J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 182 for tenor and continuo
  • J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 39 for soprano, flute and continuo
  • J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 86 for alto, violin and continuo
January 14, 1951

University Orchestra

Robert Hull, conductor
Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • G. Frescobaldi: Toccata (freely transcribed for orchestra by Hans Kindler)
  • C. Stamitz: Concerto in D for viola and Orchestra, feat. Louis Rood, viola
  • intermission
  • Wold-Ferrari: Overture to the Secret of Suzanne
  • Paul Hindemith: Music for Mourning, for Viola and Strings with Louis Rood
  • Vaughan Williams: English Folks Songs
March 21, 1951

University Orchestra and Sage Chapel Choir

Suzanne der Derian, soprano
Harold Haugh, tenor
Keith Falkner, bass
Robert Hull, conductor
Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Haydn: Creation

also info about this concert exists as following;
Spring 1951
Cornell University Orchestra
Sage Chapel Choir
Robert Hull, Donald Grout, William Austin, conductors
Haydn Selections from the Creation
  Awake the Harp; The marv'lous work; The heavens are telling
Bach To Thee alone be glory
Gallus Ascendit Deus
Lotti Crucifixus
Mozart Ave Verum Corpus
Beethove Hallelujah from the Mount of Olives

April 20, 1951
Festival of Contemporary Arts Concert
Walden Strings Quartet, Ithaca College Faculty Woodwind Quintet, Ithaca Chamber Orchestra, Cornell A Cappella Chorus, John Kirkpatrick(piano), Robert Hull Director

Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room, Cornell University

Program:
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams: Flos Campi for solo viola, small chorus and chamber orchestra(1925)
  • Robert Palmer: Quinter for Piano and String quartet (1950) Walden String Quartet and John Kirkpatrick
  • intermission
  • Hunter Johnson: For An Unknown Soldier, for flute and string orchestra (1938 rev. 1944)
  • Burrill Phillips: Concerto Grosso for String quartet and small orchestra (1950)
  • Samuel Barber: The Coolin (from Reincarnation) (1941)
  • Paul Hindemith: Lady's Lament (from Five Songs On Old Texts)(1936)
  • Robert Hull: Washington Monuments By Night (1949)
December 2, 1951

A Cappella Chorus and Chamber Orchestra

Robert Hull, conductor

Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room, Cornell University

Program:
  • Chorus program on first half
  • intermission
  • J.S. Bach: The Christmas Oratorio Part V
December 16, 1951

Sage Chapel Choir and the University Orchestra

conductor unnamed, conductor
A service of Christmas Music

Sage Chapel, Cornell University

Program:
  • G.F. Handel: Prelude: Allegro deciso
  • G.F. Handel: Hymn No. 165: O Come, all ye faithful
  • J.S. Bach: from cantata No. 122 Sing We the birth
  • Gustav Holst: Chaconne from suite in E-flat
  • J.S. Bach: Gloria in excelsis Deo et in terra pax
March 19, 1952

The University Orchestra

Robert Hull, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Weber: Overture to "Oberon"
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 100 in G Major "Military"
  • intermission
  • G.F. Handel: Suite from the Water Music
  • George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue feat. John Kirkpatrick, piano

Missing info from 1951-1952 academic year

Missing info from 1952-1953 academic year

Missing info from 1953-1954 academic year
January 17, 1954 Cornell Chamber Orchestra
with Cornell A Cappella Chorus
Robert Hull, conductor
J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major
with many A Cappella numbers more info here
March 24, 1954 Cornell University Orchestra
Cornell A Capella Chorus
Robert Hull, conductor
Bailey Hall, Cornell University
Purcell Dido and Aeneas
May 2, 1954 Members of the Cornell University Orchestra
Richard Monaco, conductor
George Green Three Short Pieces for chamber orchestra

Missing info from 1954-1955 academic year
October 24, 1954 Cornell University Orchestra
Karel Husa, conductor
Bailey Hall, Cornell University
Camille Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals (pianists unknown)
November 21, 1954 Cornell University Orchestra
Sage Chapel Choir
Cornell A Cappella Chorus
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1st and 3rd work)
Robert Hull, conductor (2nd work)
Ralph Vaughan Williams Music from the Wasps Overture
Ralph Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending: Romance for violin and orchestra with Orea Pernell
Ralph Vaughan Williams Benedicte for soprano solo, chorus and orchestra

Karel Husa joins Cornell faculty in 1954 but did not begin conducting the orchestra until his second year (1955)
January 16, 1955 Cornell University Orchestra
Robert Hull, conductor
Rossini Overture to La gazza ladra
Mozart Horn Concerto No. 3 in Eb, K. 447 with Eugene Coghill(horn)
May 1955 Cornell University Orchestra
Karel Husa, conductor
Program
Beethoven Egmont Overture
Antonin Dvorak Symphony No. ?
Wager Good Friday Spell Music from Parsifal
Milhaud Overture and Allegro from La Sultane Suite ?

Missing info from 1955-1956 academic year
November 9, 1955 Cornell University Orchestra
Sage Chapel Choir
John Kirkpatrick, conductor
G.F. Handel Messiah
March 18, 1956 Cornell University Orchestra
Sage Chapel Choir
Robert Hull, conductor (University Orchestra)
John Kirkpatrick, conductor (Sage Chapel Choir)
Sage Chapel, Cornell University
Mozart Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201
Gabriel Faure Requiem, Op. 48

Missing info from 1956-1957 academic year
April 20, 1957 Cornell University Orchestra
Sage Chapel Choir
Cornell University Chorus
Donald J. Grout, conductor
J.S. Bach St Matthews Passion
April 28, 1957 Cornell University Orchestra
Karel Husa, conductor
Barnes Hall, Cornell University
Karel Husa Fantasies for Orchestra
 Aria - Capriccio - Nocturne
May 5, 1957 Cornell University Orchestra
Karel Husa, conductor
Antonio Vivaldi Concerto Grosso for 2 violins and strings, Op. 3 No. 8 in A minor
G.F. Handel Concerto for Oboe in G Minor
Aaron Copland Selections from Billy the Kid
Karel Husa Fantaieses (1956-7)
Frescobaldi (arr. Kindler) Toccata
May 28, 1957 Ithaca Chamber Orchestra
?, conductor
Pergolesi[Wassenaer] Concertino No. 1
Boccherini Concerto in Bb Major for violoncello
J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major
Albert Roussel Sinfonietta for Strings
1956 or 1957 exact date unknown Ithaca Chamber Orchestra
Karel Husa
Benjamin Britten Simple Symphony

Missing info from 1957-1958 academic year
1957-1958 (exact recording date unknown) Cornell University Orchestra
Karel Husa, conductor
John Hsu, cello
Handel Concerto Grosso, Op. 6 No. 5
Igor Stravinsky Suite from Petrouchka
Antonin Dvorak Cello Concerto Op. 104
Mozart Funeral Ode
Gluck Iphigeniein Aulis [Overture]
Rimsky-Korsakov Introduction and march from the Coq d'or


Missing info from 1958-1959
January 15, 1959 Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Karel Husa, conductor
Ralph Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 8 in D minor
May 10, 1959 Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Karel Husa, conductor
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 2

Missing info from 1959-1960 academic year
November 22, 1959 Ithaca Chamber Orchestra
Karel Husa, conductor
William Boyce(Ed. Denis Stevens) Double concerto in B minor with John Hsu (cello)
Robert Palmer Chamber Concerto No. 1
Haydn Symphony No. 83 "La Poule"
Mozart Symphony No. 31 in D Major
Manuel de Falla Three episodes from "El Amor brujo"
January 10, 1960 Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Karel Husa, conductor
Bailey Hall, Cornell University
Franz Schubert Symphony No. 7 in C Major
March 20, 1960 Ithaca Chamber Orchestra
"Sunday Afternoon Concert Series"
Karel Husa, conductor
Bailey Hall, Cornell University
Haydn Symphony No. 6 "Le Matin"
Mozart Musical Joke "Village Musicians" K. 522
Karel Husa Four Little Pieces for strings
J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.1
May 8, 1960 University Orchestra
Karel Husa, conductor
Warren Benson Elegiac Overture
W.A. Mozart Symphony No. 35 in D Major "Haffner"
Wallingford Riegger Dance Rhythms

Missing info from 1960-1961 academic year






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1960s Performances

November 22, 1960 Ithaca Chamber Orchestra
Karel Husa, conductor
Mozart Overture to La Clemenza di Tito
Claude Prior A propos de Romeo et Juliette(drawn from incidental music written in 1952, completed and reorchestrated in 1955) (American Premiere)
G.P. Telemann Concerto in G major for viola, strings and harpsichord
Antonio Vivaldi Concerto in D minor for viola d'amore, strings and harpsichord
Haydn Symphony No. 104 "London"
March 19, 1961
Ithaca Chamber Orchestra
Newell Jenkins, conductor
Bailey Hall, Cornell University
Giovanni Battista Sammartini Sinfonia in G Major
W.A. Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488 with John Kirkpatrick
Gaetano Brunetti Sinfonia No. 8 in F Major
Franz Schubert Symphony No. 6 in C Major

Missing info from 1961-1962 academic year
November 19, 1961 Ithaca Chamber Orchestra
Karel Husa, conductor
Bailey Hall, Cornell University
Jean Philippe Rameau Sixth Royal Concerto
Victor Legley Pieces for Orchestra - Pastorale - Hymne - Danse
Robert Palmer Memorial Music - I. Solemn observance
Haydn Symphony No. 8 in G Major
Mozart Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385 "Haffner"
February 18, 1962 Ithaca Chamber Orchestra
Ithaca High School Concert Choir
Karel Husa, conductor
J.S. Bach Chorale from Cantata No. 92
Haydn Missa Solemnis in D minor with Barbara Troxell(soprano), Barbara Federer(mezzo) Harold Mason(tenor), Thomas Tracy(bass)
March 8, 1962 Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Cornell Glee club and Chorus
Nadia Boulanger, guest conductor
Anton Szalowski Concertino for Strings
Lili Boulanger Pie Jesu
Claude Debussy Chasons
Gabriel Faure Requiem
May 6, 1962 Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Karel Husa, conductor
Hector Berlioz Symphonie fantastique Op. 14
  Reveries & ball; Scenes in the country; Marc to the gallows; Dream of the witches' sabbath
Igor Stravinsky Symphonies of wind instruments (rev.1947)
Karel Husa Elegies et rondeau with Sigurd Rascher (alto sax)

Missing info from 1962-1963 academic year
November 18, 1962 Cornell Camber Orchestra
Karel Husa, conductor
Barnes Hall, Cornell University
George Frederick Handel Excerpts from Xerxes
Johann Christian Bach Sinfonia in Bb Major
Aaron Copland Concerto for Clarinet and string orchestra with harp and piano
Ottorino Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No. 1
January 9, 1963 Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Karel Husa, conductor
J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F Major
W.A. Mozart Symphony No. 31 in D Major
Alexander Glazunov Concerto in A minor for violin and orchestra, Op. 82
Bedrich Smetana From Bohemia's meadows and groves, from Ma vlast
Claude Debussy L'apres-midi d'un faune
March 17, 1963 Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Ithaca High School Concert Choir
Karel Husa, conductor
W.A. Mozart REquiem mass in D minor, K. 626 with Barbara Troxell(soprano), Marie Gast(alto), John charles Burns(tenor), Paul Gibbons(bass)
May 5, 1963 Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Karel Husa, conductor
Johannes Brahms Tragic Overture in D minor, Op. 81
Gabriel Faure Pelleas and Melisande Suite, Op. 80
Alan Hohvaness Mysterious Mountain: Symphony No. 2, Op. 132
R. Sindelar Sinfonia No. 2 (in one movement)
A. Borodin Polovetsian dances from Prince Igor

Missing info from 1963-1964 academic year
December 11, 1963 Cornell Camber Orchestra
Karel Husa
Barnes Hall, Cornell University
Benjamin Britten Serenade for Tenor and Horn
Alessandro Scarlatti Sinfonia No. 12
Daniel-Lesur Serenade for String orchestra
Jean-Baptiste Lully Excerpts from Le carnaval mascarade
W.A. Mozart Symphony No. 22 in C Major, K. 162
January 19, 1964 Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Karel Husa, conductor
Franz Schubert Symphony No. 2 in Bb Major
Camille Saint-Saens Symphony No. 3 in C minor for organ and orchestra
March 15, 1964 Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Cornell University Glee Club and Chorus
?, conductor
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi(Mozart) Stabat Mater

Missing info from 1964-1965 academic year

Missing info from spring 1965
March 10, 1965
Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club
Karel Husa, conductor
New York State Theater, Lincoln Center, NY

Program
J.S. Bach Chorale from BWV 45
Beethoven Missa Solemnis
November 21, 1965

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Karel Husa, conductor

Alice Statler Auditorium, Cornell University

Program:
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau: Overture and Chaconne from Castor et Pollux
  • Jan Adam Frantisek Mica: Sinfonia in D Major
  • J. S. Bach: Concerto in A minor for Violin and String Orchestra
  • Edino Krieger: Elementary Variations for String Orchestra
  • Ernst Bloch: Concerto Grosso No. 1 for string orchestra and piano obbligato, feat. Jon Barlow, piano
January 9, 1966

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Karel Husa, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Ottorino Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances for Lute, Suite No. 2
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 in D Major (“Reformation”)
  • Hector Berlioz: “Harold in Italy,” Symphony with Viola Solo, feat. Micheline Lemoine, viola
March 20, 1966

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Karel Husa, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Robert Hall Lewis: Prelude and Finale for Small Orchestra
  • W. A. Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Harp with Orchestra
  • Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria in D, Op. 103, No. 3
April 17, 1966

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Karel Husa, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Charles Ives: Decoration Day
  • Jaroslav Ridky: Cello Concerto No. 2
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor
December 11, 1966

Glee Club and Chorus, with Cornell Symphony Orchestra and Cornell Brass Ensembles

Karel Husa, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Hector Berlioz: Grand Messe des Morts (Requiem), feat. Stanley Kolk, tenor
March 5, 1967

Cornell Chamber Orchestra, Cornell Chorus and Chamber Chorus

Karel Husa, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite (Overture) No. 3 in D Major
  • George Frideric Handel: Concerto No. 2 for Organ and Orchestra in B-flat Major
  • Elliott Carter: The Harmony of Morning
  • Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra in A minor
  • Michel Richard Delalande: Cantemus Domino, motet for three solo voices, mixed choruses, and orchestra (first performance)
April 16, 1967

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Karel Husa, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Arthur Honegger: Pacific 231, Mouvement symphonique
  • Vincent Persichetti: The Hollow Men, for trumpet and string orchestra, feat. Marice Stith, trumpet
  • George Gershwin: An American in Paris
  • Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor
November 19, 1967

Cornell Symphony Orchestra and Glee Club

Karel Husa and Thomas A. Sokol, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Johannes Brahms: Rhapsody for Contralto, Male Chorus and Orchestra
  • Igor Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex (an opera)
  • :
March 3, 1968

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Karel Husa, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in due cori in A Major
  • Paul Hindemith: Suite of French Dances
  • Tommaso Giordani: Concerto for Piano and Strings in D Major, feat. Pia Sebastiani, piano
  • Jean Françaix: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, feat. Pia Sebastiani, piano
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 87 in A Major
April 21, 1968

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Karel Husa, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Albert Roussel: Fanfare pour un sacre païen
  • Paul Dukas: Fanfare pour précéder La Péri
  • Ulysses Kay: Serenade for Orchestra
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto in C Major, K. 503, feat. John Kirkpatrick, piano
  • Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D minor
November 17, 1968

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Part of the 1st Festival of Contemporary Music

Karel Husa, conductor

Alice Statler Auditorium, Cornell University

Program:
  • Warren Benson: Chants and Graces
  • Robert Evett: Concerto for Harpsichord, feat. Donald Paterson, harpsichord
  • Karel Husa: Poem for Viola and Chamber Orchestra, feat. Jesse Levine, viola
  • Lukas Foss: Time Cycle
  • Igor Stravinsky: Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra
December 8, 1968

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Karel Husa, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Claude Debussy: Court of Lilies, Prelude from The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian
  • Ernest Chausson: Poem for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 25, feat. David Montagu, violin
  • Ernest Bloch: Schelomo, Hebraic Rhapsody for Violoncello and Orchestra, feat. John Hsu, cello
  • Robert Palmer: Symphony No. 2
  • Bedrich Smetena: The Moldau
March 2, 1969

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Karel Husa, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Georg Friedrich Handel: Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. 6, No. 5
  • Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in C minor for Flute, Strings, and Continuo, feat. Janet Schlein, flute
  • Claude Debussy: First Rhapsody for Orchestra with Solo Clarinet, feat. Layton Davis, clarinet
  • Ingolf Dahl: Concerto for Alto Saxophone with Wind Orchestra, feat. Fred Hemke, alto saxophone
  • Theodor Berger: Rondo Ostinato on a Spanish Motive for Wind Orchestra and Percussion
April 20, 1969

Cornell Symphony Orchestra, Glee Club and Chorus

Karel Husa, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Passion according to St. John BWV 245
October 12, 1969

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Part of the 2nd Festival of Contemporary Music

Karel Husa, conductor

Alice Statler Auditorium, Cornell University

Program:
  • George Green: Passacaglia
  • Marius Constant: Turner
  • Gunther Schuller: Movements for Flute and Strings, feat. Doriot Anthony Dwyer, flute
  • Robert Hall Lewis: Music for Twelve Players, conducted by the composer
  • Arnold Schoenbery: Three Pieces for Orchestra
  • Giorgio Federico Ghedini: Sonata da Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, feat. Doriot Anthony Dwyer, flute
November 2, 1969

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Karel Husa, conductor

Alice Statler Auditorium, Cornell University

Program:
  • Sir Michael Tippet: Fanfare for Four Trumpets
  • John Dowland: Selections from ”Lachrimae, or Seven Teares”
  • Peter Racine Fricker: Concertante for English Horn and String Orchestra, feat. Jerryl Davis, English horn
  • John Blow: Chaconne
  • Dame Edith Sitwell and Sir William Walton: Façade, with Keith Falkner and Gaynor Jones, reciters
December 7, 1969

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Karel Husa, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Jan Hanuš: Štafeta
  • Richard Strauss: Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra, feat. Jerryl Davis, oboe
  • Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major (“Rhenish”)

1970s Performances

March 22, 1970

Cornell Symphony Orchestra, Glee Club and Chorus, and Children’s Chorus

Karel Husa, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Johannes Brahms: Nänie
  • Carl Orff: Carmina Burana, feat. Evelyn Mandac, Soprano, David Lloyd, Tenor, and William Metcalf, Baritone
April 26, 1970

Cornell Chamber Orchestra and soloists

Karel Husa, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Alessandro Scarlatti: Eraclea (an opera) - Tribute to Donald Grout on his retirement (the opera had been essentially lost for hundreds of years, until Grout stitched what remained of it together, after visiting various libraries, archives, and church music repositories in Italy. - info added by Bruce Taylor, violinist '68-72).
December 16, 1970

Cornell Symphony Orchestra, Glee Club and Chorus, and New England Conservatory Brass Quintet

In Commemoration of Beethoven’s 200th Birthday

Karel Husa, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Igor Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments
  • Karel Husa: Concerto for Brass Quintet and String Orchestra
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”, feat. Rudolf Firkusny, piano
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Fantasia in C Minor for Piano, Orchestra, and Chorus
March 14, 1971

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Karel Husa, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Robert Leon Rollin: Seven Sound Images on Seven Stanzas by a Child, conducted by the composer
  • Jerome Coller, O.S.B.: Concerto for Piano and Winds, conducted by Thomas Darter
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto in A Major for Oboe d’amore and Orchestra, feat. Jerryl Davis, oboe d’amore
  • Jacques Ibert: Concertino da Camera for Saxophone and Orchestra, feat. Daniel Deffayet, saxophone
  • Vitezslav Novák: Slovak Suite
April 9, 1971

Cornell Symphony Orchestra, Glee Club and Chorus

Karel Husa, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Final Chorale, from Passion According to St. John
  • Arnold Schoenberg: A Survivor from Warsaw, with Marian Nowakowski, Narrator
  • Johannes Brahms: A German Requiem
December 2, 1971

Cornell Symphony Orchestra, Glee Club and Chorus

Karel Husa, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Karel Husa: Fresque for Orchestra
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Concerto in E minor for Violin and Orhcestra, feat. John Toth, violin
  • Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C minor (“Resurrection”), feat. Veronica Tyler, soprano, and Betty Allen, alto
December 16, 1971
Cornell Symphony Orchestra
with New England Brass Quintet
Karel Husa, conductor
Karel Husa Steadfast tin soldier (concerto for brass quintet and string orchestra)
April 16, 1972

Cornell Symphony Orchestra, Glee Club and Chorus

Karel Husa, director

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Hector Berlioz: Grand Messe des morts (Requiem), feat. Charles Bressler, tenor
October 4, 1972

Cornell Chamber Orchestra with Susi Jeans, organ

(“The first half of program will be announced.” Unwritten.)

Cornell University

Program:
  • Sir William Herschel: Concerto for Organ in D Major
  • Sir William Herschel: Siciliano for Strings and Organ
  • George Friedrick Handel: Concerto for Organ in D minor
December 3, 1972

Cornell Symphony Orchstra

Karel Husa, conductor

Cornell University

Program:
  • John Huggler: Elegy
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, feat. Agnes Vadas, violin, Leone Buyse, flute, and David Burge, piano
  • Béla Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3
  • Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2

Missing info from 1972-1973 academic year

THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 1973 BAILEY HALL
CORNELL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Karel Husa, Director
CORNELL UNIVERSITY GLEE CLUB AND CHORUS
Thomas A. Sokol, Director
KAREL HUSA, CONDUCTOR
Soloists: Veronica Tyler, Soprano John McCollum, Tenor Frances Bible, Alto Donald Miller, Bass
Program
Francis Poulenc Gloria
Karel Husa Apotheosis of the Earth
Beethoven Mass in C Major, Op. 86




Missing info from 1973-1974 academic year

Missing info from 1974-1975 academic year

April 17, 1975
Spring Festival
Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Cornell University Glee Club and Chorus
Karel Husa, conductor
Anton Bruckner Te Deum
Arthur Honeger King David

November 23, 1975

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Aaron Copland: El Salón México
  • W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21, K. 467, feat. Malcom Bilson, piano
  • Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No.8
April 25, 1976

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Program:
  • Claude Debussy: Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun
  • Paul Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphoses on themes of Carl Maria von Weber
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4, op. 58, feat. Paul Rosenbloom, piano
  • Manuel de Falla: Three Dances from The Three-Cornered Hat
December 5, 1976

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Hector Berlioz: Roman Carnival overture
  • W.A. Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364 feat. Sonya Monosoff, violin, and John Graham, viola
  • Anton Webern: Six Pieces, Op. 6
  • Edward Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36
March 13, 1977

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds, K. 452, feat. Paul Rosenbloom, piano
  • Luigi Dallapiccola: Parole di San Paolo, feat. Jeannie Clark Fisher, soprano
  • Paul Hindemeith: Tafelmusik
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: The Carnival of the Animals
April 24, 1977

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Herbides Overture
  • Franz Schubert: Gesang der Geister uber den Wassern
  • Johannes Brahms: Gesang der Parzen, Op. 89
  • Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
December 3, 1977

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Richard Wagner: Siegfried’s Rhine Journey, from Die Götterdämmerung
  • B éla Bartók: Dance Suite
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55
April 30, 1978

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • György Ligeti: Lontano
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, feat. David Ng-Quinn, piano
  • Hector Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet: Love Scene
  • Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
May 11, 1978

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Manuel de Falla: Concerto, feat. Christine Fenn Smith, flute, Paul Rohrlich, oboe, Jeff Cooper, clarinet, Colleen Kirk, violin, Susan Winsor, cello, and Linda Colle, harpsichord
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 49 in F minor
  • Charles Ives: Tone Roads No. 1
  • Paul Hindemith: Five Pieces for Strings, Op. 44, No. 4
  • Dietrich Buxtehude: O Goettes Stadt, feat. Jennie Clark Fisher, soprano
November, 1978

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • George Frederic Handel: Concerto gross, Op. 6, No. 1, feat. Ben Hilton and Debra Hansen, violins, Susan Winsor, cello, and Jennifer Williams, harpsichord
  • Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 22
  • W. A. Mozart: Three Concert Arias, feat. Mimmi Fulmer, soprano
December 9, 1978

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Maurice Ravel: Valses Nobles et Sentimenales
  • Alan Berg: Five Songs, Op. 4
  • Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4, feat. Miss Hakes, soprano
March 7, 1979
Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Cornell University Glee Club and Chorus
Edward Murray, conductor
Bailey Hall, Cornell University
Franz Schubert Mass in Ab, D. 678

April 15, 1979

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

John S. Hilliard, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Giovanni Pergolesi: Concertino No. 1 in G, feat. Jennifer Williams, continuo
  • W. A. Mozart: Ein musikalischer Spass, feat. Dan Fenstermacher, solo violin
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending, feat. Kenneth Fung, solo violin
  • Igor Stravinsky: Suite No. 1 for Small Orchestra
May 5, 1979

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Gabriel Faur é: Pelleas et M élisande, Op. 80
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, feat. Lynn Chang, violin
  • Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor (Unfinished)
  • Arthur Honegger: Pacific 231
October 26 and 27, 1979

Cornell Chamber Orchestra, Ithaca Opera Assiciation, and Ithaca Ballet

Edward Murray, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, an opera
November 16, 1979

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Francis Poulenc: Sonata, feat. Ariana Pancaldo, flute, and Maureen Lam, piano
  • George Frederic Handel: Concerto grosso, Op. 6, No. 2, feat. Daniel Fenstermacher and Harvey Sarles, violin, and Susan Winsor, cello
  • Georg Philipp Telemann: Concerto in B minor, feat. Jerrold Meinwald, recorder, and Jane Houston, flute
  • J. S. Bach: Concerto in D minor, BWV 1043, feat. Daniel Fenstermacher and Michael Marder, violin
December 8, 1979

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
  • W. A. Mozart: Clarinet Concerto, K.622, feat. Richard Macdowell, clarinet
  • Robert Palmer: Symphony No. 1 (world premiere)

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1980s Performances

March 30, 1980

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Georg Phillip Telemann: Concerto in G, feat. Partricia Wells, viola
  • J. S. Bach: Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041, feat. Rolfe Sokol, violin
  • Johann Hermann Schein: Suite No.7 from Banchetto Musicale 1617
  • J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.2, BWV 1047, feat. Marice Stith, trumpet, Elizabeth Harding, oboe, Jerrold Meinwald, recorder, Michael Marder, violin, Susan Winsor, cello, and Janice Macaulay, harpsichord
April 13, 1980

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Franz Schubert: Overture “in the Italian Style”, D.591
  • W. A. Mozart: Aria, “Ah, lo previdi”, K.272, feat. Jean Hakes, soprano
  • Maurice Ravel: Scheherazade
  • Igor Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird
October 17, 1980
unidentified string orchestra
Edward Murray, conductor
Orchestral Music of Robert Palmer
Barnes Hall, Cornell University
Robert Palmer Chamber Concerto for violin, oboe and strings (1949) with Peter Hedrick (oboe), Rolfe Sokol (violin)
Robert Palmer Organon II for String orchestra (1975)
Robert Palmer Concerto for piano and string orchestra (1969) with Mary Ann Covert (piano)

November 22, 1980

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Richard Strauss: Duet Concertino, feat. Mark Simon, clarinet, and Ron Bukoff, bassoon
  • Witold Lutoslawski: Mi-parti
  • Hector Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14
May 2, 1981

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Frederick Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
  • Frank Martin: Ballade, feat. Mark Taggart, alto saxophone
  • Carl Nielsen: Symphony No.4, Op.29 (The Inextinguishable)
November 21, 1981

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Antonín Dvořák: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, Nos. 3 and 8
  • Robert Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54, feat. Raymond Kretchmer, piano
  • Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2, Op. 73
May 1, 1982

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Steven Stucky: Transparent Things: In Memoriam V.N.
  • Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin in D, Op. 77, feat. Michael Marder, violin
  • Modest Mussorgsky, orch. Maurice Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition
November 21, 1982

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Thomas A. Sokol, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • W. A. Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37, feat. Kathryn Emerson, piano
  • Igor Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms, with the Cornell Chorale
April 30, 1983

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • B éla Bartók: Hungarian Peasant Songs
  • Edward Elgar: Concerto for Cello, Op. 85, feat. Lynden Cranham, cello
  • Franz Liszt: The Dance in the Village Inn (Mephisto Waltz)
  • Manuel de Falla: Dances from El Sombrero de Tres Picos:
            Dance of the Neighbors (Seguidillas)
            Miller’s Dance (Farruca)
            Final Dance (Jota)
November 20, 1983

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture to The Consecration of the House, Op. 124
  • Zoltán Kodály: Dances of Marsossz ék
  • Antonin Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G, Op. 88
April 28, 1984

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Witold Lutostawski: Livre pour orchestre, Conducted by Fred Cohen
  • Francis Poulenc: Concerto for Two Pianos, Maureen Burford and Jonathan Wallach, piano
  • Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 4, Op. 120
November 17, 1984

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Robert Schumann: Overture to Manfred, Op. 115
  • Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Violin, Op. 35, feat. Takanori Ohira, violin
  • Igor Stravinsky: Petrouchka (1947 version):
            The Shrovetide Fair
            Petrouchka’s Cell
            The Moor’s Cell
            The Shrovetide Fair; Death of Petrouchka
April 27, 1985

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Hector Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9
  • Robert Palmer: Symphony No. 2
  • Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello, Op. 102, feat. Sonya Monosoff, violin, and Lynden Cranham, cello
November 26, 1985

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Paul Dukas: Fanfare from La P éri, conducted by Michael Trolier
  • Richard Wagner: Prelude to Die Meistersinger, conducted by Tyler White
  • Max Bruch: Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 26, feat. Rolfe Sokol, violin
  • B éla Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra
April 26, 1986

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture to Coriolan, Op. 62
  • Maurice Ravel: Concerto for Piano, feat. Noël Lee, piano
  • Edward Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 (“Enigma” Variations)
November 7, 1986

Cornell Chamber Ensemble

John Hsu, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Wolfgang A. Mozart: Symphony in C Major, K.128
  • Wolfgang A. Mozart: Symphony in G Major, K.129
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony in F Minor, H. I/49, “La passione”
November 22, 1986

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3 (Rhenish)
  • Jean Sibelius: Tapiola
  • Aaron Copland: El Salón M éxico
February 28, 1987

Cornell Symphony Orchestra and Ithaca Ballet

Tompkins County Arts Council Family Concert

Edward Murray, Alice Reid and Cindy Reid, directors

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • George Frederic Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks: 4. La Rejouissance
  • Francis Poulenc: The Story of Babar
April 4, 1987

Cornell Chamber Ensemble

John Hsu, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 30 in C Major
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 24 in D Major
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 57 in D Major
April 11, 1987

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Claude Debussy: Ariettes Oublieès, feat. Marion Hanson, soprano, and Edward Murray, piano
  • Jean-Marie Leclair: Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 7, No. 5, feat. Sonya Monosoff, violin
  • Yehudi Myner: Passage
  • Dietrich Buxtehude: O Gottes Stadt, Cantata for Soprano and Strings, feat. Marion Hanson, soprano
April 25, 1987

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Anton Webern: Six Pieces, Op. 6
  • Robert Schumann: Concerto for Piano, Op. 54, feat. Jonathan Shames, piano
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Op. 67
November 14, 1987

Cornell Chamber Ensemble

John Hsu, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 13 in D Major
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 39 in G Minor
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony in F Major, K. 130
November 21, 1987

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

John Hsu, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Franz Schubert: Rosamunde: Overture, Op. 26, D. 797
  • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet: Overture-Fantasia
  • Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major “Spring, ” Op. 38
March 12, 1988

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Tyler White, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture to Egmont, Op. 84
  • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, feat. Bart van Oort, fortepiano
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64:
            The Montagues and the Capulets
            Juliet, the Little Girl
            Masks (Romeo and Mercutio Masked)
            Romeo and Juliet (Balcony Scene)
            The Death of Tybalt
            Romeo and Juliet at Parting
            Friar Laurence
            Romeo and Juliet’s Tomb
April 9, 1988

Cornell Chamber Ensemble

John Hsu, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 35 in B-flat major
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 26 in D Minor, Lamentatione
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No.47 in G Major
April 30, 1988

Cornell Symphony Orchestra, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Cornell Glee Club and Chorus, Children’s Choir, and soloists

Carl St. Clair, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Benjamin Britten: War Requiem
November 18, 1988

Cornell Chamber Ensemble

Sonya Monosoff, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto “Madrilesco” in D Minor, RV 129
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 12 in E Major
  • Antonio Vivaldi: Sinfonia in B Minor, “Al Santo Sepolcro,” RV 169
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 46 in B Major
November 19, 1988

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Gustav Mahler: Adagietto, from Symphony No. 5
  • B éla Bartók: Dance Suite
  • Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 5, Op. 82
February 25, 1989

Cornell Symphony Orchestra and Ithaca Ballet

Family Concert

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals
April 9, 1989

Cornell Chamber Ensemble

John Hsu, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Johann Christian Bach: Symphony in E-flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Symphony in C Major, W. 174
  • Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Adagio and Fugue in D Minor for two flutes and strings, F. 65
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite No. 2 in B Minor for flute, strings, and continuo, BWV 1067
April 29, 1989

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Charles Tomlinson Griffes: The White Peacock, Op. 7, No. 1
  • Antonin Dvořák: Romance, Op. 11, feat. Elizabeth Field, violin
  • Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C, D. 944
November 4, 1989

Cornell Chamber Ensemble

John Hsu, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • George Frideric Handel: Concerto Grosso in E Minor, Op. 6, No. 3
  • Edvard Grieg: Suite for Strings, Op. 40, “From Holberg’s Time”
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Sinfonie in D for strings
November 18, 1989

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Erik Satie: Parade
  • Antonín Dvořák: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46: No. 6 in D, No. 7 in C Minor, and No. 8 in G Minor / Major
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Op. 55 (Eroica)
December 9, 1989

Cornell Symphony Orchestra, Cornell University Glee Club, and Cornell Chorus

Susan Davenny Wyner, director

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Hector Berlioz: L’Enfance du Christ
            Part I. Herod’s Dream
            Part II. The Flight into Egypt
            Part III. The Arrival at Saïs
            Epilogue

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1990s Performances

March 3, 1990

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Gabriel Faur é: Pavane, Op. 50
  • Maurice Ravel: Concerto in G Major, feat. Daniel Velicer, piano
  • Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Oberon
  • Maurice Ravel: Concerto for the Left Hand, feat. Monique Cho, piano
spring 1990
Festival Chamber Orchestra info missing
April 14, 1990

Cornell Chamber Ensemble

John Hsu, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Antonio Caldara: Sinfonia No. 12 in A minor, La passione di Gesù Signor nostro
  • Antonio Caldara: Sinfonia No. 4 in B minor, Morte e sepoltura di Christo
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 23 in G major
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony in A major, K. 201
April 21, 1990

Cornell Chamber Orchestra and Cornell Chorale

Carl St. Clair, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem
April 28, 1990

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2: Andante moderato
  • Edward Elgar: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 85
  • Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 4, Op. 98
November 17, 1990

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

50th Anniversary of the Sage Chapel Organ

Edward Murray, conductor

Donald R. M. Paterson, Organ

Sage Chapel, Cornell University

Program:
  • Gabriel Faur é: Pell éas et M élisande, Op. 80: Pr élude, La Fileuse, Sicilienne, Mort de M élisande
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonfonia, fron Cantata No. 29
  • George Frideric Handel: Concerto in B-flat major, Op. 4, No. 2
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3, Op. 78:
            1. Adagio; Allegro moderato; Poco adagio
            2. Allegro Moderato
November 18, 1990

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

John Hsu, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach: Sinfonia in D minor
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Arie, Conservati fedele
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Recetative, Arie und Cavatine: “Ah, lo pervidi!”, “Ah, t’invola”, “Deh, non varcar”
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 42 in D major
Febuary 23, 1991

Festival Chamber Orchestra

New Music by Cornell Composers

Program:
  • Stephen Taylor: M ébasi
  • Christopher Morgan Loy: De profundis clamavi (Baudelaire), feat. Keith Earle, bass-baritone
  • Brian Robison: Charmonium, feat. Zvi Meniker, harpsichord
  • Stephan M. Prock III: In My Dreams, feat. Marion Hanson, soprano
March 2, 1991

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Frank Martin: Ballade
  • Karel Husa: El égie et Rondeau, feat. John-Edward Kelly, alto saxophone
  • Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 (“Romantic”)
April 14, 1991

Cornell Chamber Ensemble

John Hsu, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Symphony in F Major, F. 67, for strings
  • George Frideric Handel: Concerto Grosso in A Major, Op. 6, No. 11, for strings
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 55 in E-flat Major(Der Schulmeister)
April 27, 1991

Cornell Chamber Orchestra and Cornell Chorale

Carl St. Claire, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Maurice Durufl é: Requiem
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major
May 4, 1991

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93
  • Igor Stravinsky: Orpheus
  • Paul Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphoses on themes of Carl Maria von Weber
November 23, 1991

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Sergei Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, feat. Stephanie Leon, piano
  • Igor Stravinsky: Orpheus
  • Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5, Op. 64
December 7, 1991

Cornell Symphony Orchestra and Chorale

Edward Murray, conductor

Sage Chapel, Cornell University

Program:
  • Sacred Works
  • Feat. Judith Kellock, soprano, Martha Sutter, mezzo-soprano, Todd Parker, tenor, and Randall Schloss, bass
March 1992

Cornell Symphony Orchestra and Chorale

One of 17 in a Masses-In-Concert series, sponsored by Neal Zaslaw

Edward Murray, conductor

Alice Tully Hall

Program:
  • "Missa Longa" (K. 262) and a symphony (K. 208)
March 26, 1992

Festival Chamber Orchestra

Composers conducting

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • David Feurzeig: Crystal Air (1992)
  • Matthew Kiroff: Down the Rivers of the Windfall Light (1991)
  • Anna Weesner: Suddenly Red (1992)
April 11, 1992

Cornell Chamber Ensemble

John Hsu, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Antonio Vivaldi: Sonata in E-flat Major, RV 130 “Al santo sepolcro” for strings and continuo
  • Joseph Haydn: Salve Regina in G Minor, Hob. XXIIIb:2 for four voices, organ, and strings
  • Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in G Major, RV 151 “All rustica” for strings and continuo
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sinfonie in A Major, W. 184 for strings and continuo
May 2, 1992

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Carl Nielsen: Helios Overture, Op. 17
  • Henri Wieniawski: Concerto No. 2, Op. 22, feat. P. Seung-Kwang Lee, violin
  • Antonin Dvořák: Symphony No. 6, Op. 60
Novmeber 21, 1992

Cornell Symphony Orchestra, Glee Club, and Chorus

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (Resurrection), feat. Judith Kellock, soprano, and D’Ana Fortunato, mezzo-soprano
November 22, 1992

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Opera: Dido and Aeneas

Sonya Monosoff, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Pre-concert lecture by Andrew Walkling
  • Joseph Haydn: Concerto in G Major, Hob. XVIII:4, feat. Andrew Willis, fortepiano
  • Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, feat. D’Anna Furtunato, mezzo-soprano, and William Cowdery, harpsichord, with Jim Cassaro, stage director
April 1993
Festival Chamber Orchestra info missing
April 17, 1993

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

John Hsu, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony in B-flat Major, K. 182
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165, feat. Judith Kellock, soprano
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 12 in E Major
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 40 in F Major
May 1, 1993

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

John Hsu, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Music of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, in commemoration of the centenary of the composer’s death:
  • Elegy in G Major for String Orchestra
  • Suite No. 4, Op. 61 “Mozartiana”
  • March Slave, Op. 31
  • Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36
November 13, 1993

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

John Hsu, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 58 in F Major
  • Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, feat. Stephanie Vial, cello
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 44 in E Minor (Trauer)
November 20, 1993

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Richard Wagner: Tristan and Isolde: Prelude and Transfiguration
  • Claude Debussy: Ib éria
  • Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 2, Op. 61
March 5, 1994

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Frédéric Chopin: Concerto in E Minor, op. 11, feat. Andrew Willis, piano
  • Hector Berlioz: Les Troyens: Royal Hunt and Storm
  • César Franck: The Slumber of Psyche
  • Franz Liszt: The Dance in the Village Inn (“Mephisto Waltz”)
April 16, 1994

Festival Chamber Orchestra

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • John Fitz Rogers: Orders of Motion
  • Sally Lamb: Beneath the Tented Sky
  • Anna Weesner: Ordinary Mysteries, feat. Linda Larson, soprano
April 30, 1994

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

John Hsu, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • (Missing)
May 7, 1994

Cornell Symphony Orchestra and Chorale

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
October 1, 1994

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail: “Martern aller Arten”, feat. Ken Fung, violin, Katherine Richards, cello, Kieth Scala, flute, and Toshiki Matsui, oboe
  • Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel: Concert aria, “Io d’amor, O Dio, mi moro”
  • Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 8 (“Unfinished”)
November 12, 1994

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

John Hsu, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • George Frideric Handel: Concerto Grosso in D Minor, Op. 3, No. 5
  • George Frideric Handel: Concerto Grosso in B-flat Major, Op. 3, No. 2
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 108 in B-flat Major
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 22 in E-flat Major (“The Philosopher”)
November 20, 1994

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance Marches, Op. 39: No. 2 in A Minor and No. 3 in C Minor
  • B éla Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. posthumous
  • Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 8, Op. 88
April 1995
Festival Chamber Orchestra info missing
April 9, 1995

Cornell Symphony Orchestra and Cornell Chorale

Performed by Ithaca Opera assocation

Edward Murray, conductor

Cornell University

Program:
  • Bizet: Carmen
April 22, 1995

Cornell Chamber Orchestra and Cornell Purcell Singers

Feat. Jeffrey Dooley (counter-tenor)

Music by Henry Purcell

John Hsu, conductor

Cornell University

Program:
  • Incidental Music for "The Virtuous Wife"
  • Ode for St. Cecilia's Day 1683: Welcome to all the Pleasures
  • Dance Suite from “The Fairy Queen”
  • Celestial Music
May 6, 1995

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • James Matheson: Fanfare (conducted by James Matheson)
  • Charles Tomlinson Griffes: The White Peacock
  • J. Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat, Op. 83, feat. Michael James, piano
October 11, 1995

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

The Inauguration of Hunter R. Rawlings III as President of Cornell University, with Special Inaugural Music by Cornell Alumnus

Edward Murray, conductor

Cornell University

Program:
  • Andrew Waggoner: Wyrd Versus
November 11, 1995

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

John Hsu, conductor

Cornell University

Program:
  • Arcangelo Corelli: Concerto Grosso in C Minor, Op.6, No.3
  • Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto in D Major, H. VIIb:2
  • Luigi Boccherini: Symphony No. 13, Op.21, No.5
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 43 (“Merkur”)
November 18, 1995

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Cornell University

Program:
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
  • Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 4 (“The Inextinguishable”)
March 9, 1996

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • E. Lalo: Cello Concerto, feat. Jean H. Park, cello
  • H. Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
April 1996
Festival Chamber Orchestra info missing
April 27, 1996

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • W. A. Mozart: Symphony in A Major, K. 201
  • Béla Bartók: Four Dialogues
  • Paul Hindemith: Five Pieces for String Orchestra, feat. Kaoru Ishibashi, violin
  • W. A. Mozart: Three Concert Arias, feat. Judith Kellock, soprano
May 4, 1996

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • William Walton: Viola Concerto
  • Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major
November 16, 1996

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

John Hsu, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Bach, Vivaldi, Marcello, Haydn and Boccherini
  • Alessandro Marcello: Concerto in C minor for oboe, strings and continuo, feat. Beth Taylor '00, oboe
  • Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto madrigalesco
  • Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach: Symphony in D minor for strings and continuo
  • Luigi Boccherini: Symphony in D Major, Op. 21, No. 4
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 16
November 23, 1996

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Andrew Waggoner: Wyrd Verses
  • L.V. Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
  • J. Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 in C Major
  • Franz Berwald: Symphony No. 4: Adagio
  • J. Sibelius: Luonnotar, for soprano and orchestra, feat. Judith Kellock, soprano
March 2, 1997

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Cornell University

Program:
  • Bizet: Symphony in C Major
  • Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22
  • Both feat. Sarah Jhung '98, piano.
March 28, 1997

Ithaca Opera Association

Edward Murray, conductor

Statler Auditorium, Cornell University

Program:
  • Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress
April 12, 1997

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

John Hsu, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • George Frideric Handel: Concerto Grosso in F Major, op.3, no.4
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestra Suite No. 1 in C Major, BWV 1066
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 33 in B-flat Major
April 1997
Festival Chamber Orchestra info missing
April 19, 1997

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

John Hsu, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
  • Gabriel Fauré: “Pelléas et Mélisande” Suite
  • Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2
October 18, 1997

Cornell Symphony Orchestra and Cornell Brass Ensemble

Edward Murray and Mark Davis Scatterday, conductors

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Brass Ensemble: Scatterday's transcription of the overture from Handel's Royal Fireworks Music
  • Works by Igor Stravinsky, Richard Wagner and George Frideric Handel
  • Richard Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
  • Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka
November 22, 1997

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • C. Debussy: Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun
  • A. Dvorák: Three Slavonic Dances, op. 46: No.6, 7, 8
  • A. Dvorák: Cello Concerto in B Minor, op. 104, feat. Elizabeth Simkin, cello
Febraury 28, 1998

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, director

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Béla Bartók: Hungarian Peasant Songs
  • Richard Strauss: Horn Concerto No.1
  • Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 4
April 1998
Festival Chamber Orchestra info missing
April 11, 1998

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

John Hsu, director

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Johann Christian Bach: Symphony in E-flat Major, op.9, no.2
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Sinfonia No.12 in G Minor, for strings
  • Franz Schubert: Symphony No.5
May 2, 1998

Cornell Symphony Orchestra and the Ithaca Opera Association

Edward Murray, director

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Richard Wagner: Act I of Die Walküre
October 18, 1998

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Aram Khachaturian: Violin Concerto feat. Daniel Kim
  • Antonín Dvorák: Sixth Symphony
November 14, 1998

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

John Hsu, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 27 in G Major
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 62 in D Major
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 87 in A Major
November 21, 1998

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Aaron Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man, with Ian Carleton Schaefer, conductor
  • Aaron Copland: El Salón México
  • Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring
  • George Gershwin: “The Man I Love” and “Little Jazz Bird”, arr. Edward Murray, feat. Louise Mygatt, vocalist
  • George Gershwin: An American in Paris
January 23, 1999

Cornell Chamber Orchestra and Cayuga Chamber Winds

Proscenium Concert Series: First Annual Mozart Birthday Concert

John Hsu and Mark Davis Scatterday, conductors

Proscenium Theatre

Program:
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata for Piano and Violin in D Major, K. 306, feat. Malcolm Bilson, fortepiano, and Guillaume Tardif, violin (CCW)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade in B-flat Major, K. 361 (“Gran Partita”) (CCW)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto in C Major, K. 246, feat. Rebecca Maurer, fortepiano (CCO)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony in A Major, K. 201 (“Lützow”) (CCO)
March 13, 1999

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, feat. Noah DeGarmno, piano
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, op. 64
April 10, 1999

Festival Chamber Orchestra

Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Peter Savli: Devant une neige (compsoser conducting)
  • Robert Paterson: Concerto for Marimba and Chamber Orchestra, feat. Robert Paterson, marimba
  • Joseph Phibbs: Two Fragments
  • Damon Lee: Breathe, with Thierry Thieû Niang, choreographer
April 17, 1999

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

John Hsu, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • George Frideric Handel: Concerto Grosso in B-flat Major, Op. 3, No. 2
  • George Frideric Handel: Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 6
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony in G Minor, K. 183
May 9, 1999

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Will Crutchfield, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck: O del mio dolce ardor, feat. Calvin Warren, tenor
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Un bacio di mano, K. 541, feat. Joseph Gregorio, baritone
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Per pieta, non ricercate, K. 420, feat. Gary Moulsdale, tenor
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Misera dove son, K. 369, feat. Rebecca Marques, soprano
  • Gustav Mahler: Liebst du um Schönheit, Verlorne Müh, Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft, feat. Arsenia Soto, soprano
  • Hugo Wolf: In dem Schatten meiner Locken, Schlafendes Jesuskind, Er ist’s, feat. Rebecca Plack, soprano
  • B éla Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3, feat. Kuei-Chuan Dennis Chang, piano
  • Richard Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder, feat. Judith Kellock, soprano
October 16, 1999

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Steven Stucky: Concerto for Two Flutes and Orchestra, feat. Wendy Herbener Mehne and Karl Kraber, flute
  • Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G Major, feat. Arsenia Soto, soprano
November 13, 1999

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

John Hsu, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Bohuslav Martinu: Divertimento (Serenata IV)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto in D Major, K. 218, feat. Linda Case, violin
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 71 in B-flat Major
November 21, 1999

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Edward Murray, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Antonio Vivaldi: From Le Quattro stagioni (“The Four Seasons”): L’autunno (“Autumn”), Op. 8, No. 3, and L’inverno (“Winter”), Op. 8, No. 4, feat. Daniel Kim, violin
  • Hector Berlioz: Chasse royale et Orage (“Royal Hunt and Storm”), with Daniel Kim, conductor
  • Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations, Op. 36

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2000s Performances

March 16, 2000

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

John Hsu, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Robert Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor, op. 54, feat. Aleeza Meir, piano
  • Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43
April 9, 2000

Festival Chamber Orchestra

Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Vineet Shende: Snarl
  • Yotam Haber: In Sleep a King
  • Chris Arrel: 2 from 95, feat. Arsenia Soto, soprano
  • Daria Dobrachna Kwiatkowska: The Summer Soundscape
  • Paul D. Osterfield: Opaque Shadows (composer conducting)
April 15, 2000

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Béla Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances
  • Aaron Copland: Old American Songs, feat. Timothy LeFebvre, baritone
  • Lodovico Viadana (ed. Mark Davis Scatterday): La Padovana
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 (Classical)
May 6, 2000

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

John Hsu, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 in D Major, Op. 107 (Reformation)
October 21, 2000

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

John Hsu, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

In dedication to Edward M. Murray, CSO conductor of 25 years, until his death this past Wednesday

Program:
  • Richard Wager: Prelude from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
  • Richard Wager: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
  • Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D 944 (Great)
November 18, 2000

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sinfonia No. 1 in D Major, Wq. 183, feat. David Yearsley, harpsichord
  • Karl Husa: Four Little Pieces for Strings (composer conducting)
  • Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, D. 417 (Tragic)
Febuary 23, 2001

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

John Hsu, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Op. 84
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, op. 73, Emperor, feat. Emily Green, piano
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, op. 67
April 7, 2001

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • George Frideric Handel: Concerto Grosso in A Minor, Op. 6, No. 4, feat. Allegra Angus and Sarah Collins, violin, Sarah Norris, cello, and David Yearsley, harpsichord
  • Paul Hindemith: Suite französischer Tänze
  • Gabriel Faur é: Pavane, Op. 50, with Cornell Chamber Singers
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A Major, op. 90 (Italian)
April 14, 2001

Festival Chamber Orchestra

Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Damon Lee: Bending Light (2001)
  • Witold Lutoslawski: Chain 1 (1983)
  • Robert Paterson: Closet Full of Demons (2000-01)
April 22, 2001

Cornell Chorale

Jeremy Day-O’Connell, conductor

Sage Chapel, Cornell University

Program:
  • Johannes Brahms: Three part songs: O schöne Nacht, Op. 92, No. 1, Spätherbst, Op. 92, No. 2, and Der Abend, Op. 64, No. 2, feat. Aleeza Meir, piano
  • Franz Schubert: Schicksalslenker, D. 763, feat. Aleeza Meir, piano
  • Franz Schubert, arr. Day-O’Connell: Städchen, D. 920, feat. Fran Shumway, alto, and Aleeza Meir, piano
  • Johannes Brahms: Schicksalslied, op. 54, Brahms, with Cornell Chamber Orchestra
May 2, 2001

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

John Hsu, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Elegy in G Major for string orchestra
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26, feat. Victor Kam, piano
  • Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98
September 28, 2001

Cornell University Brass Ensemble, Cornell Chamber Orchestra, and Cornell Trombone Choir

Music of Karel Husa, celebrating the composer’s 80th year

Mark Davis Scatterday, Karel Husa, conductors

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Entrata for Three Brass Choirs
  • An American Te Deum: Drum Ceremony, feat. Conrad Alexander, James Armstrong, Dan Fabricius, Rob Paterson, and Steven Pond, percussion
  • Sonatina for Violin and Piano, Op. 6, feat. Ellen Jewett, violin, and Reed Gainsford, piano
  • Pastoral for String Orchestra
  • Twelve Moravian Songs, feat. Judith Kellock, soprano, and Blaise Bryski, piano
  • from Eight Czech Duets, arr. Scatterday
October 20, 2001

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

John Hsu, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Gioachino Rossini: Overture to La gazza ladra (“The Thieving Magpie”)
  • Paul Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber
  • Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, op. 95 (From the New World)
November 17, 2001

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Karl Husa: Pastorale for String Orchestra (Husa conducting)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto No. 3 in D Minor for two violins, strings and continuo, BWV 1043, feat. Kia-Hui Tan, Elisabeth Chasia, Ye-Jin Shin, and Andre Allavena, violin, and Francesca Brittan, harpsichord
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 87 in A Major
April 13, 2002

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Coriolan Overture, Op. 62
  • Steven Burke: Time Capsule (world premiere)
  • Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony, Op. 4 (Kia-Hui Tan conducting)
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sinfonia in F Major, Wq. 193, No. 3, feat. David Yearsley, harpsicord
February 16, 2002

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

John Hsu, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77, feat. Kia-Hui Tan, violin
  • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64
April 6, 2002

Festival Chamber Orchestra

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Daria Dobrochna Kwiatkowska: Cascadilla Waterfalls, with Brian Robinson, conductor
  • Diego Vega: Movement for Piano and Chamber Orchestra (composer conducting), feat. Augustus Arnone, piano
  • Yotam Haber: The Second Bakery Attack (composer conducting), feat. Cornell Chamber Singers Cristina Zavalloni, mezzo-soprano, and Steven Stull, baritone
April 27, 2002

Cornell Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Glee Club

John Hsu, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, op. 125, feat. Judith Kellock, soprano, Kelly Samarzea, alto, Noel Velasco, tenor, and Robert Honeysucker, baritone
October 19, 2002

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

John Hsu, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
November 16, 2002

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Xak Bjerken, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Herbides Overture (Fingal’s Cave), Op. 26
  • Dimitri Shostakovich: Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra, Op. 35, feat. Miri Yampolsky, piano, and Frank Campos, trumpet
  • Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 3 in D Major, D. 200
December 7, 2002

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

John Hsu, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 60
February 15, 2003

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

John Hsu, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Edward Elgar: Serenade for Strings, Op. 20
  • Claude Debussy: Danses sacr ées et profanes for harp and strings, feat. Mary Elizabeth Sutherland, harp
  • Igor Stravinsky: Concerto in D for Strings
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams: Scherzo alla Marcia for wind instruments
  • Diego Vega: Multiple Choice for wind instruments (world premiere, composer conducting)
  • Piotr Tchaikovsky: Overture-Fantasy, Romeo and Juliet
April 2003
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April 11, 2003

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Xak Bjerken, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Alfred Schnittke: Moz-art â la Haydn
  • Ottorino Respighi: The Birds (“Gli uccelli”)
  • Paul Hindemith: Music of Mourning (“Trauermusik”), feat. Melinda Hung, viola
  • Camille Saint-SaënsCarnival of the Animals, a new version, feat. David Kim and Thomas Pastuszak, pianos, and Gary Moulsdale and Pierpaolo Polzonetti, narrators
April 25, 2003

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

John Hsu, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • L.V. Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastorale"
  • L.V. Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55 "Eroica"
October 18, 2003

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

John Hsu, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Cesar Franck: Symphony in D minor
  • Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120
November 8, 2003

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Xak Bjerken, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: “Ch’io mi scordi di te?” K.505, feat. Judith Kellock, soprano, and Malcolm Bilson, piano
  • Antonín Dvorák: Serenade in D Minor for Winds, op.44
  • John Fitz Rogers: The Arc of Winter, feat. Richard Faria, clarinet
  • Igor Stravinsky: Concerto in E-flat Major, “Dumbarton Oaks”
February 22, 2004

Cornell Symphony Orchestra and Cornell Chamber Orchestra

The Stravinsky Project: Three Classics

John Hsu and Xak Bjerken, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Igor Stravinsky: Concerto in D for Strings (CSO)
  • Igor Stravinsky: Concerto in E-flat Major, “Dumbarton Oaks” (CCO)
  • Igor Stravinsky: Les Noces (singers, piano, and percussion)
April 3, 2004

Festival Chamber Orchestra

Steven Stucky, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Spencer Lambright: Four Short Pieces
  • Fang Man: Lavender (Li Bai), feat. Judith Kellock, soprano
  • Kay Rhie: Vox Mundana
  • Diego Vega: Concerto for Piano and Chamber Orchestra (composer conducting), feat. Shane Levesque, piano
April 24, 2004

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Xak Bjerken, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture to Fidelio, Op. 72b
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, with Dimitri Shapovalov conducting
  • Jakov Jakoulov: Viola Concerto No. 2 for viola and string orchestra: I. Epitaph and II. Hymn, feat. Michael Zaretsky, viola
  • Antonín Dvořák: Romance for violin and orchestra, Op. 11, feat. Victor Romanul, violin
  • Gabriel Fauré: Suite to Pelleás et Mélisande, Op. 80
May 8, 2004

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

John Hsu, conductor

Ford Hall, Ithaca College

Program:
  • Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
  • Johannes Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn
  • Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1
October 3, 2004 Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Benjamin Britten: Serenade for tenor and horn, Op. 31 with David Gordon (tenor) and Alex Shuhan(horn)
  • Franz Josef Haydn: Symphony No. 104 in D major
October 17, 2004 Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
Program:
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture to Coriolan
  • Jennifer Higdon: Blue Cathedral
  • Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 7 in D minor
October 23, 2004 Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Family Weekend Concert
Helen Newman Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture to Coriolan
  • Jennifer Higdon: Blue Cathedral
  • Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 7 in D minor
November 14, 2004 Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Igor Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite
  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Stabat Mater with Judith Kellock and Milagro Vargas
December 12, 2004 Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
Program:
  • Kyle Blaha: Light (dark), conducted by Cynthia Johnston Turner
  • Claude Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
  • Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. Ravel)
February 26, 2005 Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Forrest Pierce: Cedri Lebani (world premiere)
  • W.A. Mozart: Clarinet Concerto with Rick Faria
  • W.A. Mozart: Double Piano Concerto in E-flat major, K. 375, with Xak Bjerken & Miri Yampolsky
March 5, 2005 Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
Program:
  • Gabriela Frank: Three Latin American Dances
  • Cesar Franck: Symphonic Variations with Malcolm Bilson (piano)
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet (compiled suite from 1 & 2)
Details:

Romeo & Juliet: The Montagues and the Capulets (suite 2), Romeo and Juliet (suite 1), Romeo at Juliet's Parting (suite 2), Death of Tybalt (suite 1), Romeo at Juliet's Grave (suite 2)

March 10, 2005 Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University
Program:
  • Terry Riley: In C
April 9, 2005

Cornell Festival Chamber Orchestra

Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Five World Premieres of Cornell DMA Composers
Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Spencer Lambright: Granite Statutes
  • Xi Wang: Crows Over Wheatfield
  • Chia Chi Chen: Song Cycle for Judith Kellock
  • Steven Gorbos: Pineapple Slicer
  • Tom Schneller: Harlequinade
April 10, 2005

Improvisation concert with members of CSO, CCO, CUWE

Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University

Program:
  • John Cage: Child of Tree
  • John Cage: Radio Music
  • John Cage: Music for Amplified Toy Pianos
April 28, 2005 Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
Barnes Hall, Cornell University
Program:
  • Liduino Pitombeira: Cello Concerto with Dennis Parker
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a
May 5, 2005 Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
Ford Hall, Ithaca College

Program:
  • Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor with Cornell Concerto Competition winner Julie Moon
  • Ottorino Respighi: Pines of Rome (with Brass players from Ithaca College School of Music)
October 2, 2005 Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Aaron Copland: Quiet City with Julia Capurso (English Horn) and Olivier Theuriaillt (Trumpet)
  • Edvard Grieg: Serenade for Strings (conducted by Mr. Theuriaillt)
  • F.J. Haydn: Trumpet Concerto (Mr. Theuriaillt)
  • Aulis Sallinen: Some aspects of Peltoniemi Hintrik's Funeral March
October 16, 2005 Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Ford Hall, Ithaca College

Program:
  • David Schober: Split Horizon (conducted by Sean Shepherd, student of Chris Kim)
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
October 29, 2005

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Family Weekend Concert

Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
Helen Newman Hall

Program:
  • Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring (13 instrument version)
Details:

Joint concert with the Cornell Wind Ensemble and Cornell Jazz Ensemble I.

November 13, 2005 Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • J.S. Bach: Double Violin Concerto, BWV1043 with Susan Waterbury and Rebecca Ansel
  • Derek Bermel: Soul Garden (string orchesta version) with Kate Vincent, viola
  • Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring (13 instrument version)
December 4, 2005

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Kendall Retirement Community

Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Program:
  • Edvard Grieg: Serenade for Strings (conducted by Sean Shepherd, student of Chris Kim)
  • Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring (original 13 instrument version)
December 10, 2005

Risley Residential College Messiah Orchestra

Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Program:
  • G.F. Handel: Messiah
December 11, 2005 Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Ford Hall, Ithaca College

Program:
  • Chris Gendall (Cornell DMA composer): So It Goes
  • Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15 with Miri Yampolsky, conducted by Xak Bjerken
  • Igor Stravinsky: Excerpts from Firebird Suite
January 27-29, 2006

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Mini-tour to New York City.

Conducting master-class at Copland School of Music, Lefrak Hall, NY

Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Program:
  • Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring
February 12 & 13, 2006 Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Malcolm Bilson: Mozart concerts
  • W.A. Mozart: Triple Piano Concerto with students of Malcolm Bilson
March 5, 2006 Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf (Graeme Bailey, narrator)
March 11, 2006 Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Ford Hall, Ithaca College

Program:
  • Eduoard Lalo: Cello Concerto in D minor, 1st Movement, Cornell Concerto Competition winner Sarah Rice
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9, Op. 70
March 12, 2006

Improvisation concert with members of CSO

Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Kevin Ernste: Panopticon (world premiere)
April 8, 2006

Festival Chamber Orchestra Concert

Featuring world premieres of works by DMA composition students

Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Key Rhie: Ice Ride
  • Nobert Palej: Vistula's Lullaby
  • Sean Shepherd: Piano Concerto (conducted by composer)
  • Spencer Topel: Stations
April 15, 2006 Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Nicholas Walker: Pop Bass Concerto with Nicholas Walker (bass)
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf (John Cleese, narrator)
May 7, 2006 Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Ford Hall, Ithaca College

Program:
  • Johannes Brahms: Nanie with Cornell Chorus (Scott Tucker, director of Choral activities conducting)
  • Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major, "Titan"
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October 1, 2006

Cornell Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Orchestra

Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K. 453 with Frederic Lacroix (CCO)
  • W.A. Mozart: Magic Flute Overture (CSO)
  • Leonard Berstein: Divertimento for Orchestra (CSO)
  • Jean Sibelius: Finlandia (combined forces of CCO and CSO)
October 19, 2006

Cornell Chamber Orchestra & members of Symphony Orchestra

Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Lincoln Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Astor Piazzolla: Winter and Spring from Seasons with Andrew Eng (violin) (CSO)
  • Jean Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela with Anna Herforth (English horn) (CCO)
  • W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414 with Sezi Seskir (CCO)
October 21, 2006

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

First Family Weekend Concert

Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell Univeristy

Program:
  • Jean Sibelius: Finlandia
October 26, 2006

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Collage Concert: Made in America, Celebrating the inauguration of the newly renovated Bailey Hall

Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Program:
  • Leonard Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra
November 11, 2006

Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor


Program:
  • W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K. 271 with Tatiana Vassilieva
  • W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-flat major, K. 456 with Stefania Neonato
December 1, 2006

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

St. Anne's Church in Rochester, NY. Culmination of a semester-long project with Malcolm Bilson.

Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Program:
  • W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K. 453 with Frederic Lacroix
  • W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414 with Sezi Seskir
  • W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K. 217 with Tatiana Vassilieva
  • W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-flat major, K. 456 with Stefania Neonato
December 3, 2006 Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Johannes Brahms: Double Concerto with Stephen Miahky, violin, and John Haines Eitzen, cello
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1, Op. 10
January 9-16, 2007

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Tour to Berlin, Germany; concert at Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Grunewald, January 14, 2007.

Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Program:
  • Johannes Brahms: Double Concerto with Stephen Miahky, violin, and John Haines Eitzen, cello
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1, Op. 10
February 25, 2007

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • C.P.E. Bach: Double Concerto for harpsichord and forte piano, WQ. 47 with Annette Richards and David Yearsley
  • Luciano Berio: Concertino with Richard Faria and Stephen Miahky
  • Edward Elgar: Introduction and Allegro with Bryant Park String Quartet
  • R.V. Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
March 4, 2007

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Jean Sibelius: Violin concerto with Cornell Concerto Competition winner, Charlene Kluegel
  • Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 2
April 14, 2007

Festival Chamber Orchestra

Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Works by Cornell DMA composers.

Program:
  • Chris Gendall: Agitato
  • Xi Wang: Shattered Dream
  • Steven Gorbos: Col Canto for 14 players
  • David Weaver: Susurrus for 14 players
April 22, 2007

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • C.P.E. Bach: Sinfonia in D major (conducted by John Rohwel, student of Chris Kim)
  • W.A. Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante with Roberto Diaz (viola) and Gabriela Diaz (violin)
  • Béla Bartók: Music of Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
April 29, 2007 Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Gioacchino Rossini: La Gazza Ladra Overture
  • Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto in G with Xak Bjerken
  • L.V. Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major
September 30, 2007

Cornell Symphony Orchestra and Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Leoš Janáček: Suite for Strings (CCO)
  • Osvaldo Golijov: Last Round (CCO)
  • Christopher Rouse: Bump from Phantasmata (CSO)
  • Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 (CSO)
October 31, 2007

A Night of Fright at the Symphony: Cornell Symphony Orchestra and Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra

Chris Younghoon Kim and Jeffrey Meyers, conductors

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Adam Glaser: March of the Little Goblins (CSO & ICSO)
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre (ICSO)
  • Modest Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain (CSO)
  • Hector Berlioz: March to the Scaffold from Symphonie fantastique (ICSO)
  • John Williams: Duel of the Fates from Star Wars (CSO & ICSO)
November 9-11, 2007

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Chris Younghoon Kim, John Rohwel, and Dorian Bandy, conductors

A joint production with the Theater Department. Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.

Program:
  • Carlisle Floyd: Slow Dusk
November 11, 2007

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • J.S. Bach: Double Concerto with Anna Herforth, oboe, and Daniel Kim, violin
  • Steven Stucky: Colburn Variations
  • Roberto Sierra: Viola Concerto with Wendy Richman, viola
December 2, 2007

Cornell Symphony Orchestra and Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • J.S. Bach: Double Concerto for Two Keyboards, BWV 1060, featuring Mike Lee and Chi-Chen Wu (CCO)
  • Paul Leary: Do We See the Trends of Our Time? for Beatboxer and Orchestra, featuring Adam Matta (World Premiere) (CCO)
  • Chris Gendall: Holy Rollers, for Turntable and Orchestra, featuring DJ Dubble8 (World Premiere) (CSO)
  • Béla Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra (CSO)
March 1, 2008

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Scott Tucker, guest conductor

Joseph Lin, violin/ guest conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony
  • J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
March 9, 2008

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Cynthia Johnston Turner, guest conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 19 with Jian Liu, violin
  • Marc Mellits: Jacob's Ladder from Brick
  • George Gershwin: Porgy and Bess Symphonic Picture (Robert Russell Bennett) (CUWS)
April 13, 2008

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Scott Tucker, guest conductor

Damien Mahiet, assistant conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Antonín Dvořák: Nocturne (conducted by Damien Mahiet)
  • Alexander Borodin: Nocturne
  • P.I. Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C major
May 3, 2008

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Cynthia Johnston Turner, guest conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Norbert Palej: Berceuse, 1940
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol
  • Vasily Kalinnikov: Symphony No. 1 in G Minor
October 5, 2008

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Anton Webern: Langsamersatz for Strings (conducted by Damien Mahiet)
  • Samuel Barber: Summer of Knoxville, 1915, feat. Judith Kellock, soprano
  • Evan Chambers: Concerto for fiddle and violin, feat. Susan Waterbury and Evan Chambers
October 11, 2008

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

For the Division of Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society Conference

Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Roberto Sierra: Anillos (world premiere)
  • Gustav Holst: The Planets
November 22 and 23, 2008

Cornell Chamber Orchestra and Cornell University Chorale

Catholic Church, Auburn, NY - Saturday, 8 pm (Holland Jancaitis, conductor)

Sage Chapel, Ithaca, NY - Sunday, 3 pm (Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor)

Program:
  • W.A. Mozart (Robert Levin Completion): Requiem, feat. Judith Kellock, soprano, Emilie Simoneau, alto, Thom Baker, tenor, and Adam Strube, bass
December 5, 2008 Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Christopher Stark: Drowning and Shoegazing for solo trombone with electronics and orchestra, feat. Mr. Stark
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E minor
January 25, 2009

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Light in Winter Arts Festival Concert

Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Roberto Sierra: Anillos, new commissioned work with Tim Feeney (percussion)
March 1, 2009

Cornell Symphony Orchestra and Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • W.A. Mozart: Eine Kleine Nacht Musik with Joseph Lin (CCO)
  • Alfred Schnittke: Piano Concerto, Xak Bjerken (CCO)
  • Alberto Ginastera: Pampeana No. 2, with Adrianne Ngam, cello (CSO)
  • Richard Strauss: Death and Transfiguration (CSO)
April 4, 2009

Cornell Festival Chamber Orchestra

Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Five world premieres of works by Cornell DMA Composers

Program:
  • David Weaver: Combine for 14 players and live electronics
  • Christopher Stark: Ignation Exercises
  • Chris Gendall: Epithets with Judith Kellock
  • Zachary Wadsworth: Variations on an Unheard Theme for chamber orchestra
  • Ryan Gallagher: Tantrum for chamber orchestra
April 26, 2009

Cornell Chamber Orchestra (Joint concert with Cornell Wind Symphony)

Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Tom Schnauber: In memory of Henri Temianka (conducted by Damien Mahiet)
  • HyeKyung Lee: Gust of Embers (world premiere) (conducted by Damien Mahiet)
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Sinfonia No. 6 in Eb Major (performed without conductor)
  • F. J. Haydn: Symphony No. 44 “Trauer” in E Minor
May 2, 2009

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Francesco Antonioni: Machine inutili
  • Steven Stucky: Son et Lumière, for orchestra
  • Igor Stravinski: Firebird Suite (v. 1919)
October 3, 2009

Saturday, October 3, 2009, 8:00 PM

Joint concert with Cornell Chamber Orchestra and
Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Kristen P. Kuster: Beneath This Stone
  • Benjamin Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34 with narrator Graeme Bailey
  • intermission
  • Saint Saens: Carnival of the Animals and new animals by Takuma Itoh, Peter Fahey, Zachary Wadsworth and MAx Shuhan with soloists Miri Yampolsky and Blaise Bryski and narrator Graeme Bailey
Details:
funding provided by Meet the Composer's Music Alive: New Partnerships
November 21, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009, 8:00 PM
Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Haydn: Overtures(Sinfonias) in D Major, Hob. Ia:6 and I:106 (Damien Mahiet, guest conductor)
  • Haydn: Keyboard concerto in G Major, Hob. XVIII:4 with Malcolm Bilson
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 45 in F# minor, Hob. I:45 "Farewell"

November 21, 22, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009, 8:00 PM

Auburn, NY

Sunday, November 22, 2009, 3:00 PM

Cornell Symphony Orchestra and Cornell Chorale
Holland Jancaitis, guest conductor
Sage Chapel, Cornell University

Program:
  • F.J. Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass
Details:

Joint concerts with the Cornell University Chorale.

December 6, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009, 3:00 PM
Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Wolf/Stucky: Eight Songs from the Spanisches Liederbuch
  • Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances
December 13, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Special Event

6th Annual Concerto Competition

1:00-5:00 PM: Preliminary Rounds

8:00 PM: Final Round Concert

Click here for more details.

March 7, 2010

Sunday, March 7, 2010, 3:00 PM
Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Nicholas Walker: A Grease Fantasy for Double bass and String orchestra with Nicholas Walker
  • Maurice Chammah: Concerto for Oikos with the Indy Band Oikos
  • Antonin Dvorak: Serenade for Strings, Op. 22
  • intermission
  • Pablo de Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen (violin: Aaron Wexler)
  • Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 1, Op. 39, in E minor

Details:

Joint concert with Cornell Chamber Orchestra.

Featuring Aaron Wexler (violin), winner of the 6th Annual Concerto Competition.

April 17, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010, 3:00 PM
Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Hamilton College

Program:
Jesse Jones: For a Faded Mind for solo violin and chamber orchestra (world premiere) with Joseph Lin
J.S. Bach: Concerto in e Major with Joseph Lin

April 24, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010, 3:00 PM
(Each Movement conducted by participants of the conducting masterclass with Gustav Meier)

Ford Hall, Ithaca College

Program:
  • Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2
Details:

Joint concert with Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra, as a part of the Ithaca International Conducting Masterclass with Gustav Meier.

May 1, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010, 8:00 PM
Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
Jesse Jones: For a Faded Mind for solo violin and chamber orchestra (world premiere) with Joseph Lin
J.S. Bach: Concerto in e Major with Joseph Lin

May 2, 2010

Sunday, May 2, 2010, 3:00 PM
Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Eric Nathan: Icarus Dreamt
  • P.I. Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini: Symphonic Fantasy after Dante, Op. 32
  • Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2
October 17, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010, 3:00 PM

Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Robert Schumann: String Quartet No. 3, Op. 41 (realized for string orchestra)
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis
  • intermission
  • Kenneth Froelich: Pulse Mutations
  • Richard Strauss: Til Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
Details:

Featuring "Pulse Mutations", a work by visiting composer Kenneth Froelich.

November 14, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010, 3:00 PM

Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Robert Schumann: Songs written in 1840 newly orchestrated by Cornell composers: Niccolo D. Athens, Amit Gilutz, Takuma Itoh, Eric Nathan, Yuan Peiying, Zachary Wadsworth and Steven Stucky. With Judith Kellock and Brad Hougham (Sponsored by the Cornell Council for the Arts) (pre-concert panel with Roger Moseley)
  • John Harbison: Concerto for Oboe, Clarinet and Strings featuring Paige Morgan and Paul Wonjin Cho
December 4, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010, 8:00 PM

Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Ryan Gallagher: Throwback for Orchestra (world premiere)
  • Morton Gould: Concerto for Orchestra
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
March 12, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011, 8:00 PM

Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Rachel Lauber, guest conductor
Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 46
  • Shostavkovich: Chamber Symphony Op. 110a
  • intermission
  • Samuel Barber: Second Essay for Orchestra, op. 17
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, op. 23 (with Emily Choi, pianist)
  • Paul Hindemith: Symphonie "Mathis der Maler"
Details:

With the Cornell Symphony Orchestra and visiting conductor Rachel Lauber.

April 16, 2011
Saturday, April, 16, 2011, 7:00 PM
Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Rachel Lauber, guest conductor
Hamilton College

Program:
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 with Miri Yampolsky
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 with Stefania Neonato

May 7-8, 2011

Saturday, May 7 - Sunday, May 8, 2011

Cornell Symphony Orchestra (4,5)
Cornell Chamber Orchestra (1,2)
Ithaca College Chamber Orchestra (3)
Leon Fleisher, guest conductor
Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 with soloist Miri Yampolsky (Cornell Faculty)
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 with soloist Stefania Neonato (Cornell D.M.A.)
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 with soloist Daniel Anastasio (Cornell Senior)
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 with soloist Xak Bjerken (Cornell Faculty)
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 with guest soloist Claudio Martinez-Mehner (from Madrid, Spain)
Details:

Joint concert with the Cornell Chamber and Symphony Orchestras and the Ithaca College Chamber Orchestra, with visting maestro Leon Fleisher conducting. Part of the Cornell Concert Series.

October 2, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 3:00 PM

Joint Concert with CCO and CSO
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:

    CCO

  • J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041 with Juliana Athayde
  • J.S. Bach: Brandeburg Concerto No. 3

  • CSO

  • Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G Majorwith Leah Summers
Details:

Joint concert with the Cornell Chamber Orchestra

November 19, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011, 8:00 PM

Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Edward Elgar: Introduction and Allegro (Yaniv Attar, guest conductor)
  • J.S. Bach: Double Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1043 with Nicholas DiEugenio and Susan Waterbury
  • Josef Haydn: Symphony No. 47 (Ingrid Lestrud, Chun-Ming Chen and Samuel McCord, guest conductors)

Details:
As part of the Johannes Schlaefli residency, conducting masterclass 
November 20, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011, 3:00 PM

Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Marcus Karl Maroney: The Ever-Fixed Mark
  • Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
  • P.I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 (with Johannes Schlaefli)
January 11-18, 2012
 Ireland Tour with members of the CSO and CCO
A collaboration concert with Royal Irish Academy of Music orchestra
link to photos from the tour

Program:
Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80 (James Cavanaugh, guest conductor)
  • P.I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 (Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor)
March 10, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012, 8:00 PM

Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Jesse Jones: New work for orchestra (world premiere)
  • L.V.Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 1st mvt.
  • 8th Annual Cornell Concerto Competition Winner (Eric Tan, piano)
  • Camille Saint-Saens: Organ Symphony No. 3 with guest artist Daniel Kim, organ
March 31, 2012
Saturday, March 31, 2012, 8:00 PM
Festival Chamber Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Proram:
  • Niccolo D. Athens: Berceuse Mystique (Mystical Lullaby) (world premiere) with conmposer conducting
  • Peter Fahey: Through and Through, a fairy tale for female voice and ensemble with Judith Kellock (world premiere)
  • Jesse Jones: Threshold  with Zach Finkelstein (world premiere)
  • Eric Nathan: Present Tense (world premiere)

April 22, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012, 3:00 PM

Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Carter Pann: Three Secrets in Maine (world premiere)
  • Gustav Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
  • Pavel Haas: String Quarter No. 2 realized for String Orchestra
April 27, 2012

Saturday, April 28, 2012, 4:00 PM

Cornell Symphony Orchestra
(each movement conducted by participants of the conducting masterclass with Larry Rachleff)

Ford Hall, Ithaca College

Program:
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in Bb major (CSO)
  • intermission
  • L.V. Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" (ICCO)
Details:       

Performace with Ithaca College as part of the conducting masterclass with Larry Rachleff

May 6, 2012

Sunday, May 6, 2012, 3:00 PM

Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Taylan Cihan: "An" [Turkish word for moment] for amplified accordion, orchestra and electronics featuring Annie Lewandowski(accordion), Andrew Lucia's live visuals conducted by Amit Gilutz, Niccolo D. Athens and Chris Younghoon Kim (world premiere)
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in Bb major, Op. 100
Sept. 23, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012, 3:00 PM
Cornell Chamber Orchestra at the Johnson Museum

Program:
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Octet 1st mvt, arranged for string orchestra
  • Antonio Vivaldi: Spring from Seasons with Ariana Kim, violin
  • Astor Piazzolla: Primavera Portena with Ariana Kim, violin
Oct. 4, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012, 8:00 PM

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

  • Program:
    • Hovhaness: Symphony No. 2, Mysterious Mountain conducted by Niccolo D. Athens
    • Benjamin Britten : Piano Concerto, Op. 13 with Andrew Zhou, piano
Fri. Oct. 26, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012, 8:00 PM

Cornell Chamber Orchestra
with the Cornell Glee Club and Chorus

Sage Chapel, Cornell University

Program:
  • Joseph Haydn: Harmoniemess with Arsenia Soto, soprano, Toby Newman, Mezzo-soprano, Nathaniel McEwen, tenor, Bring Ming Chu, baritone
Thur. Nov. 15, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012, 8:00 PM

Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
Peiying Yuan: Bi-Focal (World premiere of revised version)
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, Op. 47 in D minor
Sun. Nov. 18, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012, 3:00 PM

Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Octet 1st mvt, arranged for string orchestra
  • Rebecca Lomnicky: Grandma Rebecca's Favorite with Rebecca Lomnicky, fiddle
  • Antonio Vivaldi: Spring from Seasons with Ariana Kim, violin
  • Astor Piazzolla: Primavera Portena with Ariana Kim, violin
Sat. Mar. 2, 2013

Saturday, March 2, 2013, 8:00 PM

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Barnes Hall, Chamber Orchestra

Program:
  • Edward Elgar: Serenade for Strings
  • Benjamin Britten: Les Illuminations, Op. 18 with Judith Kellock
Thur. Mar. 7, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013, 8:00 PM

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Charles Cacioppo: New work written for CSO (world premiere)
  • Samuel Barber: Piano Concerto 1st mvt with Vikram Potdar
  • 9th Annual Cornell Concerto Competition Winner
  • Edward Elgar: "Enigma" Variations, Op. 36
Sat. Apr. 6, 2013
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 8:00 PM
Festival Chamber Orchestra
Barnes Hall, Cornell University
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
Judith Kellock, voice

Program:
  • Yuan Peiying: Night Musings (world premiere)
  • Charles Cacioppo: Music for Chamber Orchestra (world premiere)
  • Michael Small: In Mid-Autumn for Soprano and Sinfonietta (world premiere)

Sun. Apr. 14, 2013 Sunday, April 14, 2013, 3:00 PM
Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
Witold Lutoslawski: Grave for Cello and strings with Steven Doane, cello
Sun. Apr. 21, 2013

Sunday, April 21, 2013, 3:00 PM

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • Witold Lutowslawski: Mala Suita
  • L.V. Beethoven: Triple Concerto with Ariana Kim, violin, Inbal Segev, cello and Miri Yampolsky, piano
  • Samuel Barber: Symphony No. 1, Op. 9
Sat. Apr. 27, 2013

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 4:00 PM

Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Ford Hall, Ithaca College

Program:
  • L.V. Beethoven: Triple Concerto (CSO)
    Witold Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra (ICSO)
Details:
Performace with Ithaca College as part of the conducting masterclass.
Sat. Apr. 27, 2013

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 8:00 PM

Cornell Chamber Orchestra

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Program:
  • W.A. Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A Major
  • Steven Stucky: Music for Saxophones and Strings featuring the Prism Saxophone Quartet


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