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The Cornell Symphony Orchestra rehearses with the Ithaca High School Chamber Orchestra and the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra’s Youth Orchestra.

Area students join Cornell Symphony for March 11 concert

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Jeff Tyson

The Cornell Symphony Orchestra hosts young musicians from the Ithaca High School Chamber Orchestra and the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra’s Youth Orchestra in a concert performance for the Ithaca community Sunday, March 11.

The concert, at 3 p.m. in Bailey Hall, is free and open to the public. Before the concert at 2 p.m., there will be an instrument “petting zoo” in the lower lobby of Bailey Hall to let concert-goers get to know the instruments that will be used in the concert.

“It is wonderful to be able to welcome the CCO Youth Orchestra to our musical community and join forces to perform together,” said Chris Younghoon Kim, director of orchestras at Cornell and associate professor of music.

Robert Boardman and Kirsten Marshall will guest conduct the concert. Boardman is music director and conductor of the South Bend Youth Symphony and Marshall is a lecturer in the School of Music at Ithaca College.

Cornell student Thomas Rachman ’20 has written an overture called “Passages” that will have its premiere at the concert and Andy Sheng ’20, winner of the 14th annual Cornell Concerto Competition, will play the first movement of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4.

Other highlights of the concert include A. D. White Professor-at-Large Wynton Marsalis’ “Blues Symphony” and a joint performance by the orchestras of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2 Finale.

Anna Carmichael is a communications assistant for the College of Arts and Sciences.


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