• The Short Story

    Fall 2015 Roster

    Violin

     

    Austin Bates, HBHS, ‘19 

    Ji-Won Choi, Economics, ‘19

    *Mitchell Dominguez, Mechanical Engineering, ‘18

    Ella Yuexin Fu, Chemical Engineering, ’19

    Claire Hacker, Biology, ‘18

    Grace Horton-Smith, Mechanical Engineering, ‘18

    Sara Jenab, Political Science, '19

    Sam Johnson, Chemical Engineering, ‘16

    Mabel Lawrence, Engineering, ‘19 

    Crystal Lee, Biomedical Engineering, ‘19

    Felice Liang, Biology/Chemistry, ‘19 

    *Sarah McDonald, Music, ‘17

    Newton Chunhua Ni, Undecided, ‘19 

    *Ezra Pak-Harvey, Chemistry, ‘18

    Sanaya Shroff, Chemical Engineering, ‘16 

    Cynthia Siyi Tu, Computer Science, ‘19

    David Vakili, Computer Science/Economics, ‘16

     

     

    Viola

     

    Cindy Hsin Yi Chen, Biometry and Statistics, '19  

    Connor Duncan, Biology, ‘18

    *Mikhail Grinwald, Architecture Faculty

    Frederick Huang, Math, '17 

    Lia Tan, Statistical Sciences, ‘18

    Corey Zheng, IHS

     

     

    Cello

     

    Tiffany Ge, Biology, ‘17

    *Tiffany Hu, Engineering, ‘19

    *Irene Jeong, Physics/Music, ‘19

    Yena Kang, Biological Sciences, ‘17

    Greg Rosenthal, Math/Computer Science, ‘17

     

     

    Bass

     

    *Markus Salasoo, Computer Science, Grad

    Henry Schuth (Shostakovich only)

     

  • 2016-2017 concerts

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

    October 1, 2016

    7 pm, Saturday

    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

    Joint CCO/CSO concert

    Shin Hwang, fortepiano

    VIVALDI La Follia Op. 1 No. 12

    MOZART KV 456 in Bb major with Shin Hwang, piano

    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

    @Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    November 12, 2016

    7 pm, Saturday
    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductorMalcolm Bilson, fortepiano

    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

    JEEYOUNG KIM Lullaby of the Waves
    EDWARD ELGAR, Introduction and Allegro

    MOZART KV ? with Malcolm Bilson

    @Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, Cornell University

    March 11, 2017

    April 30, 2017

     

     

    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 CornellCast

     

    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

    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

    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

    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

    May 7, 2016

    8 pm, Saturday

    Kisun Sung, guest conductor

    Xak Bjerken, piano

    Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances,

    Sz.68

    W.A. MOZART 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

  • 2014-2015 concerts

    For more of our past concerts visit our old website

    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

    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

    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

    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

  • 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 2016 Audition form

    Complete the following audition form to be assigned an audition time during August 22-26, 2016.

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

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