• 2020-2021 
    Repertoire

    2020-2021 Season Repertoire [On or near July 1 when Cornell University makes a decision as to what mode of teaching will occur in the fall semester one of the following three options will be decided upon.

    Option 1: In-Person

    Option 2: Hybrid combination of In-person and Remote Learning

    Option 3: Remote Learning only

     

    Option 1: In-Person

    3 pm, Sunday, October 4, 2020

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    HILDEGARD von BINGEN De Innocentibus Rex Noster arranged by Marianne Richert Pfau

    TERESA CARRENO Serenade for String Orchestra
    intermission

    Cornell Symphony Orchestra

    SERGEI RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2

    @Bailey Hall, Cornell University

     

    3 pm, Sunday, November 15, 2020

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    LIGETI Ramifications for String Orchestra

    FRANK TICHELI Rest for String Orchestra

    Vítězslava Kaprálová Partita for Piano and Strings

    @Bailey Hall, Cornell University

     

    3 pm, Saturday, November 21, 2020

    Cornell Symphony Orchestra

    CLARA SCHUMANN Piano Concerto Op. 7

    IGOR STRAVINSKY Rite of Spring
    @Bailey Hall, Cornell University

     

    8 pm, Sunday, December 13, 2020

    18th Annual Cornell Concerto Competition in Barnes Hall

     

    3 pm, Saturday, March 6, 2021

    6th Annual Young Person's Concert

    Cornell Symphony Orchestra

    with 18th Cornell Concerto competition Student winner, TBA

    LOUISE FARRENC Overture No. 1

    FLORENCE PRICE Symphony No. 4 in D minor

    @Bailey Hall, Cornell University

     

    March 18-20, 2021

    FLORENCE PRICE Symphony No. 4 in D minor performed as part of the Florence Price conference dates and time TBA

     

    8 pm, Saturday, March 27, 2021

    Collaboration with New York State Baroque Dance Co. and Curated by Rebecca Harris-Warrick
    Cornell Chamber Orchestra​

    ANTOINE DAUVERGNE (1713 – 1797)

    «Les TROQUEURS»

    Intermède [Opéra bouffon] en un acte et un ballet

    Libretto: Jean-Joseph Vadé

    Paris, 1753

    @Bailey Hall, Cornell University

     

    3 pm, Sunday, April 25, 2021

    Cornell Symphony Orchestra​

    GALINA USTVOLSKAYA​ Symphony No.2 "True and Eternal Bliss"
    DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5

    @Bailey Hall, Cornell University

     

    3 pm, Sunday, May 9, 2021

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra​

    A.D. White House residency by Dawn Upshaw

    MARIA SCHNEIDER Winter Morning Walks featuring Dawn Upshaw

    Leoš Janáček Suite for String Orchestra

    @Barnes Hall, Cornell University

     

    Option 2: Hybrid combination of In-person and Remote Learning

    Social Distancing option with no winds, brass.

    Only Strings, keyboards and percussion Maximum membership of 50

    Cornell Symphony Orchestra will become Cornell Philharmonia Orchestra
    Only Strings, keyboards and percussion Maximum number of 50 musicians

    [string count of 10,10,10,10,6

    + 2 perc, piano, harp]

    and

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    Only Strings, keyboards and percussion Maximum number of 30 musicians

    [string count of 8,8,6,6,2]

     

    3 pm, Sunday, October 4, 2020

    Joint concert with CCO

    1st half CCO

    HILDEGARD von BINGEN
    De Innocentibus Rex Noster

    arranged by Marianne Richert Pfau

    TERESA CARRENO Serenade for String Orchestra

    intermission

    2nd half CPO

    WILLIAM GRANT STILL Ennanga for Harp and String Orchestra 1956 [15 min]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HlQiD5Y0VI

    GEORGE WALKER Da Camera for Piano Trio, Harp, Celesta, Strings and Percussion (2009) [10 min]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKihVHxre_g

    EDWARD ELGAR Introduction and Allegro Op. 47 for String quartet and String Orchestra[15 min]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faAacaaA-kI

    @Bailey Hall, Cornell University

     

    3 pm, Sunday, November 15, 2020

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    LIGETI Ramifications for String Orchestra

    FRANK TICHELI Rest for String Orchestra

    W.A. MOZART Piano Concerto No. 9 in Eb Major, K. 271, “Jeunehomme” with Malcolm Bilson

    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

    @Bailey Hall, Cornell University

     

    3 pm, Saturday, November 21, 2020

    Cornell Philharmonia Orchestra

    CLAUDE DEBUSSY Danse Sacree et danse profane [11 min]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3UGewCinYw

    BELA BARTOK Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta Sz 106 [30 min]
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueMZGwp1iWE

    @Bailey Hall, Cornell University

     

    17th Annual Cornell Concerto Competition in Barnes Hall

     

    3 pm, Saturday, March 6, 2021

    Cornell Philharmonia

    6th Annual Young Person's Concert

    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

    17th Cornell Concerto Winner with Student winner, TBA

    STEVEN STUCKY
    Three New Motets transcribed for String Orchestra, harp, celesta and Percussion [8 min]

    ROBERTO SIERRA
    Poema y Danza for 2 oboes and String Orchestra [11 min]
    WITOLD LUTOSLAWSKI
    Double concerto for oboe, harp, Strings and percussion [20 min]

    @Bailey Hall, Cornell University

     

    3 pm, Sunday, March 28, 2021

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    W.A. MOZART

    Piano Concerto No. 10 in Eb Major, K. 365/316a

    with Miri Yampolsky and Xak Bjerken

    Vítězslava Kaprálová Partita for piano and Strings​

    8 pm, Sunday, December 13, 2020
    @ Barnes Hall, Cornell University

     

    3 pm, Sunday, April 25, 2021

    Cornell Philharmonia

    GENEVA NOTARIO Return and Renascence [2019][10 min]
    DANIEL SABZGHABAEI New work for String Orchestra, harp, piano, celesta and percussion [world premiere] [15 min]

    DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Chamber Symphony Op. 110a [20 min]

    @ Bailey Hall, Cornell University

     

    3 pm, Sunday, May 9, 2021

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    A.D. White House residency by Dawn Upshaw

    MARIA SCHNEIDER Winter Morning Walks
    featuring Dawn Upshaw

    Leoš Janáček Suite for String Orchestra

    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

    @Barnes Hall, Cornell University

     

     

     

     

     

    Option 3: Remote Learning only

    CU Orchestra Online

     

     

     

    SUGGESTION BOX

    The dates and venues are set for the 2020-2021 season. But the repertoire is still being decided and will change depending on what decisions are made by the University in June. Would you like to suggest a piece for the orchestra to perform. Here is the link to the feedback form