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Orchestra history

What did the orchestra play in 1905?

Orchestra historian Zachary Wu is in the process of completing the history of the Cornell Orchestras. Read how the Cornell Orchestras got started in 1905. Find out what the orchestra played under Karel Husa in the 1960's. If you are an alumni who knows some of the missing info help us complete the whole picture.


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Orchestra rehearsal blog

Reflections on rehearsals and performances by members of the chamber orchestra

Cornell Chamber orchestra writes in their own words about the past season's work in rehearsals and concerts.  Your inside look at what happens in rehearsals, the blog includes video and audio footage of not only performances but rehearsals throughout the 2012-2013 season.



2013-2014 season

What are we playing this season?

During the Fall semester will feature three collaborations with international artists. The October concert will feature Roberto Sierra's Folias with guitarist Matthew Ardizzone. In On October 19th CCO will join Solisti Ensemble in a performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams' Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus. The final concert of the semester will feature Paul Merrill and cco performing Gunther Schuller's Journey into Jazz.


Designed and Created by CK1 Graphics 2013

We have a new website design which also has all the audition info and concert information for the 2014-2015 season. Here is a link to both CSO and CCO websites;