In these challenging times the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra is adjusting to make music while making conditions as safe as possible for the musicians and the audience. We hear from conductor Cornelia Laemmli-Orth about some exciting and innovative upcoming concerts.
Maestro Cornelia Laemmli Orth of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra joins us to talk about the performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s ‘Requiem’ with the Ithaca College Choir. Also on the program is the Sinfonia No.5 of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and the Flute Concerto in D, “The Goldfinch” by Antonio Vivaldi.
Cayuga Chamber Orchestra Music Director Cornelia Laemmli Orth joins us by phone to talk about this weekend’s concert featuring music by Stravinsky, Bartok, Bottesini, and also by their soloist, bassist Edgar Meyer.
The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra opens its season with an augmented ensemble to perform the Leonore Overture No.3 by Ludwig van Beethoven, the Symphony No.1 by Johannes Brahms, and two concerto excerpts with winners of the Lee Strebel Concerto Competition: violinist Gioia Gedicks playing the first movement of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in e minor and Benjamin Doane playing the third movement of Camille Saint-Saens’ Cello Concerto No.1 in a minor. Music Director Cornelia Laemmli Orth joins us to talk about what to expect in the concert. http://wskg.org/audio/corneliacco.mp3
The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra welcomes baritone Nathan Gunn as soloist for their final concert of the season. Music Director Cornelia Laemmli Orth tells us about the program of music by Ravel, Mozart, Mascagni, Rossini, Copland, and a medley of American songs arranged by Mr. Gunn’s wife, collaborative pianist Julie Jordan Gunn. http://wskg.org/audio/laemmli.mp3
The Ithaca Community Chorus and Chamber Singers are joined by the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra for a program of three works: Antonio Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’, Antonin Rejcha’s ‘Te Deum’, and ‘Three Moravian Songs’ by the late Karel Husa. The ‘Gloria’ is well-known, but the ‘Te Deum’ is not, and Gerald Wolfe talks about how it is an unjustly neglected masterpiece. http://www.wskg.org/audio/0114wolfe.mp3