The Spring 2021 Speaker Series is open to the public.
CU Orchestra will be in hybrid mode(Approved as of March 1, 2021) in the spring semester of 2021. During the first part of the semester, we will continue our speaker series started in the fall of 2020. Our speakers will be addressing the issue of Inequity and Racism in the Institution of Orchestra and how we can all learn to make the orchestra a vital part of each community that is welcoming for all.
Phase 2 (March 8-26) will feature an online score study and exploration of music to be rehearsed this semester with guest artists from around the country.
Phase 3 (March 29- May 9)
Both orchestras will be rehearsing and performing in person.
7 PM, Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Watch Party: Price's Piano Concerto in One Movement, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor, and Michelle Cann, pianist
Join "Virtual Classroom" and experience the Philadelphia Orchestra's ONEcomposer-sponsored, North American premiere of Price's original orchestration of her Piano Concerto in One Movement. Historical
context and information about the project will be provided, along with live, chat-based Q & A. This event is open for all collegiate music programs.
7 pm, Tuesday, 3/23/2021
Festival of Solo Works by Underrepresented Composers
11:50-12:45 pm, Monday, 4/19/2021
Cornell COVID-19 Service of Remembrance
Over the past year, close to 550,000 people in the U.S. and 2.8 million worldwide have lost their lives due to COVID-19. Restrictions on gathering have deprived countless survivors of chances to mourn, heal and grieve losses, whether from COVID-19 or unrelated causes, with family and friends.
To honor these losses and provide an opportunity to mourn as a community, the university is hosting this virtual event which is open to all students, faculty, staff, and retirees. The service is intended to bring Cornellians together in the community, in an inclusive, comforting, and hopeful atmosphere. The event is nonsectarian and nonpartisan and will be hosted by Oliver Goodrich, associate dean of students for spirituality and meaning-making, and Catherine Thrasher-Carroll, mental health promotion program director.
Mental health resources and other grief supports will be provided at the end of the event. A recording of the service will be shared publicly.
Prelude music will begin at 11:50.
3 pm, Sunday, 10/3/2021
Michelle Di Russo, conductor
Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Cornell Symphony Orchestra
@Bailey Hall, Cornell University
Fall 2020 Speakers
The Fall 2020 Speaker Series is still open to the public.
CU Orchestra went online in the Fall of 2020. Our speakers engaged with us in discussing the issue of inequity and Racism in the Institution of Orchestra and how we can all learn to make the orchestra a vital part of each community that is welcoming for all.