• The Short Story

    Fall 2017 Roster

    Violin (in alphabetical order seating will be rotational, * indicates rotating principal)

    *Chloe Amsterdam, English, ‘20

    Plato Deliyannis, Physics/Math, '20

    Claire Hacker, Biological Sciences, '18

    Sara Jenab, Government and Spanish, '19

    Eugene Kim, Computer Science, '21

    *Taeho Kim, Economics, '20

    Jeong Hyun Lee, Economics, '21

    Lisa LaBarbera, Information Science, '2

    John Lim, Biology, '18

    Michelle Lo, Economics, '20

    Joanna Luh, Human Development, '21

    Andrew Mata, Computer Science, '20

    Charles Morgan, Biological Sciences & Music, '20

    Newton Ni, Engineering Physics,'19

    Sang Park, Biology, '18

    Thomas Rachman, Biology, ‘20

    Eric Shen, Physics, ‘20

    Jewon Sohn, Molecular Biology, '21

     

    Viola

    Cindy Chen, Biometry & Statistics, '19

    *Sean S. Chung, Biochemistry, Grad

    Siddharth Gavirneni, Undecided, '21

    *Hannah Keese, Mathematics, Grad

    Lia Tan, Statistical Sciences and Sociology, '18

    Sophie Xu-Friedman, Computer Science and Psychology, '21

     

    Cello
    *Irene Jeong,Physics, '19
    Alex Jiang, Computer Science, '20

    Crystal Ko, Hotel Administration '21
    Hyunji Koo, Chemistry, '18
     

    Bass

    Michael Richardson, '21

     

    Piano/continuo/bass

    TBA

     

    Flute

    Jennifer Zhang, Biological Sciences, '18

     

    Oboe

    John Guo, Undecided, '21

     

    Clarinet

    Sabrina Chen, Chemical Engineering , '20

     

    Bassoon

    Josh Woods, Chemical Engineering, Grad

     

    Horn

    Gita Connolly, Asian Studies, '19

     

    Trumpet

    Matthew Haefner, Physics, '20

     

    Harp

    Elizabeth Mahood, Plant Biology Ph. D.

     

    Percussion

    Brett Ransegnola

     

     

     

  • 2017-2018 concerts

    Live streams will be added as we get closer to each concerts.

    September 30, 2017

    7 pm, Saturday

    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

    GUNTHER SCHULLER

    Journey into Jazz

    with Paul Merrill and CU JAZZ combo

    GRAZYNA BACEWICZ

    Concerto for String Orchestra

    @Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    November 19, 2017

    3 pm, Sunday

    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

    JOSEF SUK

    Meditation on the Old Czech Chorale "St. Wenceslas", op.35a

    GEORG PHILLIPP TELEMANN

    Viola Concerto in G major, TWV 51:G9 with Victoria Miskolczy

    J.S. BACH 

    Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major

    @Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    November 30, 2017

    530 pm, Thursday

    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

    Music of Bach, Bacewicz and Suk

    @Cayuga Heights Elementary School

     

    March 4, 2018

     

    3 pm, Sunday

    Guest artist/leader Dennis Kim

    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

    ELI MARSHALL 

    Prayer

    OSVALDO GOLIJOV 

    Last Round

    BELA BARTOK 

    Divertimento for Strings, Sz 113

    @ Barnes Hall, Cornell University

     

    April 22, 2018

    3 pm, Sunday

    Guest artists Ariana Kim and Susan Waterbury

    Lucy Fitzgibbons, voice

    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

    Arvo Pärt

    "Tabula Rasa" concerto for strings, prepared piano, and 2 solo violins (with Susan Waterbury)

    SAMUEL BARBER

    Knoxville Summer 1915 with Lucy Fitzgibbons

    @ Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    October 1, 2016

    7 pm, Saturday

    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

    Joint CCO/CSO concert

    Shin Hwang, fortepiano

    ANTONIO VIVALDI
    La Follia Op. 1 No. 12

    W.A. MOZART
    Piano Concerto No. 18 in Bb Major, KV 456

    with Shin Hwang, piano

    @Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    November 12, 2016

    7 pm, Saturday
    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

    Malcolm Bilson, fortepiano

    JEEYOUNG KIM
    Lullaby of the Waves
    EDVARD GRIEG
    Two Nordic Melodies

    W.A. MOZART
    Piano Concerto No. 14 in Eb Major, KV 449

    with Malcolm Bilson

    @Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, Cornell University

    November 18, 2016

    845 am, Friday

    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

    Presentation for conference of NY State Superintendents

    ANTONIO VIVALDI
    La Follia Op. 1 No. 12

    @Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    December 2, 2016

    8 pm, Friday

    Collaboration with the Cornell Chorale

    Stephen Spinelli, guest conductor

    ANTONIO VIVALDI
    La Follia Op. 1 No. 12
    ANTONIO VIVALDI
    Beatus Vir (RV 598)

    @Sage Chapel, Cornell University

    March 11, 2017

    3 pm, Saturday

    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

    Roger Moseley, fortepiano

    EDWARD ELGAR
    Serenade for Strings. Op. 20
    BARRY SHARP
    "Hear Me" a new Work for orchestra in collaboration with Min Keun Park
    as part of the CCA Biennial

    W.A. MOZART
    Piano Concerto Mo. 19 in F Major, KV 459
    with Roger Moseley

    @Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University

    Link to the concert

    Sharp

    Elgar

    Mozart

    March 25, 2017

    3 pm, Saturday

    guest Ensemble

    Innuan
    György Ligeti
    Sonata in B minor for solo cello, Op.8, mvt. III (1953)
    Clara Iannotta

    Limun for violin and viola
    Stefano Gervasoni
    Sonatinexpressive

    for violin and piano
    Beat Furrer
    Spur for Piano Quintet
    Antonín Dvořák
    Piano Quintet No.2 in A major, Opus 81

    @Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University

     

    April 13, 2017

    6 pm, Thursday

    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

    Music night at CHES with music by ELGAR and DVOřáK

    @Cayuga Heights Elementary School, Ithaca, NY

     

    April 30, 2017

    3 pm, Sunday

    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

    Xak Bjerken, piano

    ANTONíN DVOřáK

    Serenade for Strings in e minor Op. 22
    W.A. MOZART
    Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, KV. 466
    with Xak Bjerken

    @Barnes Hall, Cornell University

     

  • Past concerts (2014-2017)

    For more of our past concerts visit our old website

    May 7, 2016

    8 pm, Saturday

    Kisun Sung, guest conductor

    Xak Bjerken, piano

    Bela Bartók
    Romanian Folk Dances, Sz.68

    Antonín Dvořák
    Piano Concerto in G major, KV. 453

    W.A. MOZART
    Symphony No. 40 in G minor, KV. 550

    @ Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    Concert was not captured on video

    March 4, 2016

    7 pm, Friday

    Kisun Sung, guest conductor

    Sponsored in part by the Cornell Council for the Arts and the Music Department concert committee

    Cornell Music Day

    BENJAMIN BRITTEN
    Sinfonietta with IWQ

    BENJAMIN BRITTEN
    Simple Symphony

    @Klarman Hall, Cornell University

    Concert was not captured on video

     

    January 14, 2016

    1 pm, Friday

    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

    Performance at the College Orchestra Director's Association National Conference

    ANTON ARENSKY
    Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, Op. 35a

    CORELLI
    Op 6 No. 4 in D major with two violin soloists

    DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
    Chamber Symphony Op. 110a

    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

    @Libby Gardner Hall, Utah University

    Watch on youtube

    December 3, 2015

    530 pm, Thursday

    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

    ANTON ARENSKY
    Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, Op. 35a

    CORELLI
    Op 6 No. 4 in D major with two violin soloists

    DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
    Chamber Symphony Op. 110a

    Christmas Carols

    @ Cayuga Heights Elementary School

    Concert was not captured on video

    November 14, 2015

    3 pm, Saturday
    Ariana Kim, violin

    Susan Waterbury, violin

    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

    JORGE VILLAVICENCIO GROSSMANN
    Mosoq featuring Ariana Kim

    ANTON ARENSKY
    Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, Op. 35a

    CORELLI
    Op 6 No. 4 in D major with two violin soloists

    @Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    Watch on CornellCast

    October 3, 2015

    8 pm, Saturday

    Joint CCO/CSO concert

    EDVARD GRIEG
    Two Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34

    DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
    Chamber Symphony Op. 110a

    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

    @Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    Webcast on CornellCas

    April 19, 2015

    3 pm, Sunday
    P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY
    Serenade for Strings
    LOREN LOIACONO
    New work featuring John Haines Eitzen (LINK to Audio of the performance)

    Also a link to the interview with Bill Snyder on WSKG's Artist's Cafe
    @ Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    March 14, 2015

    8 pm, Saturday
    Bryant Park String Quartet Residency
    Cornell String Day
     

    JEAN SIBELIUS
    Romance in C for String Orchestra

    RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
    Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis
    (LINK to performance)
    MAURICE RAVEL
    Introduction and Allegro
    @Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    November 16, 2014

    3 pm, Sunday
    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
    STEVEN STUCKY
    Colburn Variations
    SAMUEL BARBER
    Adagio for Strings
    DMiTRI SHOSTAKOVICH
    Concerto in C minor for Piano, Trumpet, and String Orchestra, Op. 35
    with Frank Campos and Miri Yampolsky

    @ Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    October 4, 2014

    4 pm, Saturday
    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
    CPE Bach Festival
    CPE BACH
    Klopstocks Morgengesang' - for two sopranos, strings and flutes, and a small chorus - wq239
    CPE BACH
    Sinfonia in B minor, wq 182/5, H.661

    Plus chamber music by C.P.E Bach
    @Barnes Hall, Cornell University

  • Piazza

    Read the reflections from the past semester

    Piazza reflections from Spring 2015

    CCO members enjoying the April sunshine near Barnes Hall

    Read the reflections from the past semester

    Piazza reflections from Spring 2015

    Chris Younghoon Kim, Director of Orchestras 

    Passionate about working with young musicians and music education, Chris Younghooon Kim is the Director of Orchestras at Cornell University and is an active adjudicator, guest clinician, and masterclass teacher. The League of American Orchestras and ASCAP have awarded the first place award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music to the Cornell Orchestras among all collegiate orchestras in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014. With the Cornell Orchestras he has led international tours and joint collaborations with the Royal Irish Academy of Music, and Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico. Before coming to Cornell, Chris was active in the new music scene in Boston conducting the Firebird Ensemble and the Kalistos Chamber Orchestra. Since 1997 he has been the Artistic Director of the new music ensemble Brave New Works in Ann Arbor, Michigan one of America’s most innovative and progressive ensembles. He has appeared with orchestras in the United States and abroad, including ensembles such as the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Delta Festival Ballet, Symphoria based in Syracuse, NY, Divertimento Ensemble of Milan, Italy. He has also appeared in music festivals such as, Kinhaven Music Center, Skaneateles Music Festival, International Bartok Festival in Szaombarthely, Hungary among others. He is an active promoter of music of our time, and has collaborated with dozens of composers, and commissioned and premiered numerous new works. He was recently chosen to be one of three young conductors to appear at the Ensemble Moderne Academy in Innsbruck, Austria being mentored by members of Ensemble Moderne at the 2012 Klangspuren new music festival. He has also been chosen as one of four conductors to take part in the College Orchestra Directors Association’s Ibermusicas initiative in 2014, and will guest conduct Orquesta Sinfónica del Neuquén, Patagonia, Argentina. In 2008, he made his Carnegie Hall conducting debut as part of Royal Irish Academy Chamber Orchestra’s East Coast Tour of the United States with a world premiere of Evan Chambers’s Concerto for Violin, Irish fiddle and string orchestra.

     

     

     

    Previous conductors

    Spring of 2016 Kisun Sung
    2000 - 2004 John Hsu

    1975 - 1999 Edward Murray

    1954 - 1975 Karel Husa

    1950 - 1954 Robert Hull
    (if you have info please contact us)

    1947 - 1950 missing information
    (if you have info please contact us)

    1943 - 1947? John M. Kuypers
    (if you have info please contact us)

    1941 - 1942 Ronald Ingalls
    he conducted the Sinfonietta beginning from 1936 but took over after Coleman retired
    (if you have more info please contact us)

    1905 - 1941 George L. Coleman
     

    List of all Cornell Orchestra concerts from 1905 - current (We do have missing info, if you have info you can share with us to complete this list, please contact us).

     

    Archival record of CCO conductors on old website

     

  • FAll 2017 Audition form

    Complete the following audition form to be assigned an audition time during August 20-25, 2017.

    Prepare a solo excerpt, three octave scale of your choice. Also on August 1, prepared excerpts from Tchaikovksy's 6th Symphony will be posted here. In the mean time you can start to familiarize yourself with Tchaikovsky's music http://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_No.6,_Op.74_(Tchaikovsky,_Pyotr)

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