A Tour-de-force for Violin with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra

Cayuga Chamber Orchestra concertmaster Christina Bouey is the soloist in this weekend’s concert at Ford Hall on the Ithaca College campus.  She speaks with us about her deep love for Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto, and the story behind the composition of the concerto.  The overture to the comic opera The Bartered Bride by Bedřich Smetana and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No.5 are also on the program.  

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The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra Opens Its Season

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


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Cornelia Laemmli Orth Leads the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra in a Grand Finale

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


Photo credit: Sandra Powers for Nathan Gunn