• 2018-2019 season

    Cornell Orchestras

  • Upcoming Concerts

    All concerts are free and open to the public

    3 pm, Sunday, 9/30/2018

    @Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    Henry Hao-An Cheng, guest conductor

    with the Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    CAROLINE SHAW In Common Time with Chamber Singers

    CAROLINE SHAW En'tracte for String Orchestra
    OTTORINO RESPIGHI Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3

    intermission

    Cornell Symphony Orchestra

    XIAN XINGHAI Yellow River Piano Concerto

    EDWARD ELGAR Nimrod and Finale from Enigma Variations

    3 pm, Sunday, 10/21/2018

    @Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    Henry Hao-An Cheng, guest conductor

    Jennifer Koh, violin

    As part of the Cornell Concert Series

    ANNA CLYNE Rest These Hands for solo violin and String Orchestra

    3 pm, Sunday, 11/11/2018

    @Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    Timna Mayer, leader

     

    ANTONIO VIVALDI/MAX RICHTER

    Four Seasons Recomposed "Spring and Summer"

    P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings [2 mvts]

    3 pm, Sunday, 11/18/2018

    @Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    Henry Hao-An Cheng, guest conductor

    FELIX MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto

    GUSTAV MAHLER Symphony No. 1 "Titan"

    5:30 pm, Thursday, 11/29/2018

    @Cayuga Heights Elementary School

    Henry Hao-An Cheng, guest conductor

    Engaged Cornell Performance at Cayuga Heights Elementary School

    P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings

    Cornell Orchestra Tour to Asia
    January 10-20, 2019 [dates TBC]

    Henry Hao-An Cheng, guest conductor

    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

    Collaborations with Orchestras in Asia

    XIAN XINGHAI Yellow River Piano Concerto

    FELIX MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto

    GUSTAV MAHLER Symphony No. 1 "Titan"

    3 pm, Sunday, 3/9/2019

    @Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    Henry Hao-An Cheng, guest conductor

    4th Annual Young Person's Concert

    with 15th Cornell Concerto competition Student winner, TBA

    RAVEL/MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition

    3 pm, Sunday, 3/17/2019

    @Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    Henry Hao-An Cheng, guest conductor

    IGOR STRAVINSKY Concerto in D

    BENJAMIN BRITTEN Serenade for Tenor and Horn

    7 pm, Friday, 4/26/2019

    @Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    Henry Hao-An Cheng, guest conductor

    JOHANNES BRAHMS/IAN PHAIL String Quintet after Op.111 for String Orchestra

    P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY Rococo Variations with John Haines Eitzen

    3 pm, Sunday, 4/28/2019

    @Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    Henry Hao-An Cheng, guest conductor

    IGOR STRAVINKY Firebird Suite [1919]

    JOHANNES BRAHMS Symphony No. 3

    8 pm, Wednesday, 3/28/2018

    @Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    Wynton Marsalis, A.D. White House Professor

    A collaboration on Wynton Marsalis' Blues Symphony
    WYNTON MARSALIS Blues Symphony mvts 2-5 [world premiere of the revised version]

    also featuring

    CU Jazz Band led by Paul Merrill

    CU Winds led by James Spinazzola

    Link to the Webcast

    3 pm, Sunday, 4/22/2018

    @Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

    Lucy Fitz Gibbon, voice

    SAMUEL BARBER Knoxville Summer 1915 with Lucy Fitz Gibbon

    AARON COPLAND Appalachian Spring

    [click on the composer's name for a link to the performance]

    3 pm, Sunday, 4/29/2018

    @Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

    P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY Marche Slave Op. 31

    P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 (125th anniversary of the year of his death)

    Link to Webcast

    4 pm, Saturday, 5/5/2018

    @Ford Hall, Ithaca College

    Conductors of the 9th International Ithaca Conducting Masterclass with master teacher Larry Rachleff

    P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6

    [Cornell Symphony Orchestra]

    intermission

    L.V. BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

    [Ithaca College Chamber Orchestra]

    3 pm, Sunday, 3/4/2018

    @Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

    Dennis Kim, guest artist/leader

    OSVALDO GOLIJOV Last Round

    Link to Video

    BELA BARTOK Divertimento for Strings, Sz 113

    Link to Video 

  • Recent News

    What has the orchestra been up to?

    Spring 2018 Cornell Orchestras Newsletter

    The newest edition of the Cornell Orchestras' Newsletter, Whole Note, has been published. Click here to check it out!

    Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fundraiser a Huge Success

    Thank you to all who attended our September 30 concert and donated funds toward hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. We raised over $1500 in one evening thanks to your help. Your generous gifts more than doubled the contributions from the Cornell community thus far.

     

    See the post from Cornell PRSA here

    Cornell Orchestras tour Argentina

    During spring break in 2017, the Cornell Orchestras embarked on an exciting week-long tour to Argentina. Our collaboration with the Orquesta Sinfónica del Neuquén and Maestro Andres Tolcachir culminated in a sold-out performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 6. Aside from rehearsal, our members were able to enjoy the sights of Argentina and take in the local culture.

     

    More about the tour

    Alumni member Risa Naka was on hand in Seattle to accept the award on behalf of the Cornell Orchestras

    27 American orchestras were recognized with 2013-14 ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming at the League of American Orchestras’ National Conference, June 4-6 in Seattle. ASCAP and the League present the awards each year to orchestras of all sizes for programs that challenge the audience, build the repertoire, and increase interest in music of our time. Press release linked here, and a complete repertoire list is posted here. Photo credit: Robert Wade Photography

     

    Read more

  • Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico

    Our partners from our 2014 tour to Puerto Rico have been greatly affected by recent hurricanes. Please consider contributing to the Students With Puerto Rico fund at the link below in order to aid relief efforts.

     

    There is also a fund being run by the Puerto Rican Student Association of Cornell via venmo, @prsacornell