This website aims to keep the Cornell and Ithaca communities up-to-date with all symphony-related information. Additionally, this website serves as the course website for MUSIC 3621, the academic courses for Cornell students participating in the orchestra.
Performance highlights from past seasons available now on CD! Visit the media page to see the track listing and print your order form.
May 7-8, 2011
Leon Fleisher conducts the five Beethoven Piano concertos with Cornell and Ithaca College orchestras, May 7-8, 2011
Our final concert of the 11-12 season will be streamed
via Cornell cast.
Here is a link to the web cast. This link is only available on May 6, 2012.
The Cornell Orchestras are planning a possible tour to Dublin, Ireland this past January 9-16. A photo link to the international tour. Thanks Dubliners for a a great collaboration.
On August 13, Hannah de Kleer (2011 - Viola) married Stephen Brown, a 2011 graduate of Cornell Law School. They now live together in Savannah, GA, where Hannah is a 9th grade math teacher at Woodville-Tompkins Career & Technical Hish School and Stephen is an associate at Bouhan, Williams & Levy.
The CSO is proud of all our alumni, and we invite them to keep in contact and submit stories about all the amazing things they've been up to since leaving the hill!
Preliminary information concerning audtions for the Fall 2011 semester have been posted on the auditions page. All new and returning members must re-audition, so please take a moment to sign-up now!
The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers and the League of American Orchestras awarded the Cornell Orchestras and their director, Chris Kim, an award in "Adventurous Programming" at a conference in Minneapolis this month. This marks the fourth year in a row that the Cornell Orchestras have received this award, which is given out to "...[insure] that concert music in America remains relevant, vibrant, and alive." Congratulations to Chris and the Cornell musicians who performed innovative music this past year!
The distinguished American conductor and pianist, Leon Fleisher, will rehearse and conduct the 5 Beethoven Piano concertos this week with the Cornell University and Ithaca College Orchestras as part of the Cornell Concert Series. The five pieces will be performed over two concerts scheduled for Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8.. Tickets for both concerts are available for purchase online or at the door. Performing with Leon Fleisher and the Cornell and Ithaca orchestras will be Cornell faculty members Miri Yampolsky and Xak Bjerken, Cornell students Stefania Neonato (D.M.A.) and Daniel Anastasio (Senior), and Spanish pianist Claudio Martinez-Mehner.