• Conductor

    CHRIS YOUNGHOON KIM

  • "When you have an orchestra full of engineers, biologists and every discipline of study from all twelve colleges across the University and they make music at a professional level with  the urgent sense of love for music, that is how I know classical music will be a vibrant force in my students lives long after they have graduated from Cornell and have children of their own and are teaching the love of music to their own children and to their community in which they are leaders."  Chris Younghoon Kim

  • 2017-2018 SEASON

    Info below is subject to change

    Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra

    Saturday, 7:30 PM, September 23, 2017

    The Forum Theatre

    Binghamton, NY

    ERNST BACON Remembering Ansel Adams (A Mountain Threnody)

    AARON COPLAND Quiet City

    JEAN SIBELIUS Symphony No.7, in C major

    Ensemble X

    Sunday, 8:00 PM, September 24, 2017

    Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

    LUCIANO BERIO Folks Songs with Lucy Fitzgibbons

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra & Cornell Symphony Orchestra

    Saturday, 7:00 PM, October 1, 2017

    Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

    Joint concert to begin the season

    GUNTHER SCHULLER Journey into Jazz with Paul Merrill and CU JAZZ combo

    Grazyna Bacewicz Concerto for Strings

    - intermission -

    P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 Mvt 1

    JIM STEPHENSON Sounds Awakened, concerto for French Horn with Alex Shuhan

    DUKE ELLINGTON/JEFF TYZIK Black, Brown And Beige Suite

    Cornell Symphony Orchestra

    Saturday, 7:00 PM, November 11, 2017

    Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

    Guest Artist Miri Yampolsky

    Guest Artist James Spinazzola

    BARRY SHARP Farther from the Truth for orchestra [world premiere]

    ROBERT SCHUMANN Piano Concerto in A Minor Op. 54 with Miri Yampolsky

    P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 Mvt 2

    DUKE ELLINGTON/LUTHER HENDERSON Three Black Kings (Les trois rois noirs) with Tenor Sax/Soprano Sax James Spinazzola

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    Sunday, 3:00 PM, November 19, 2017

    Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

    Terezin Composers

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

    GIDEON KLEIN Divertimento

    PAVEL HAAS Study for Strings

    GIDEON KLEIN Partita

    @Barnes Hall, Cornell University

     

    Ensemble X

    Sunday, 3:00 PM, February 25, 2018

    Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

    Repertoire TBA

     

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    Sunday, 3:00 PM, March 4, 2018

    Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

    Guest artist/leader Dennis Kim, concert master of Buffalo Philharmonic

    ELI MARSHALL Prayer

    OSVALDO GOLIJOV Last Round

    BELA BARTOK Divertimento for Strings, Sz.113

    Cornell Symphony Orchestra

    Sunday, 3:00 PM, March 11, 2018

    Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

    Annual Young Person's Concert

    14th Cornell Concerto competition Student winner, TBA

    WYNTON MARSALIS Blues Symphony (2 mvts)

    P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 Mvt 3

    Festival Chamber Orchestra

    Saturday, 8:00 PM, March 24, 2018

    Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

    Premiere of new works for Sinfonietta by Cornell Graduate Composers

     

    Cornell Symphony Orchestra

    Saturday, 8:00 PM, March 28, 2018

    Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

    Masterclasses and rehearsals with A.D. White House Professor Wynton Marsalis

    WYNTON MARSALIS Blues Symphony [world premiere of the revised version]

     

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    Sunday, 3:00 PM, April 22, 2018

    Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

    Guest artists Ariana Kim and Susan Waterbury

    Leoš Janáček Suite for Strings

    ARVO PÄRT "Tabula Rasa" concerto for strings, prepared piano, and 2 solo violins

     

    Cornell Symphony Orchestra

    Sunday, 3:00 PM, April 29, 2018

    Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

    Guest Artists Nick Weiser, Nicholas Walker, Greg Evans, Rick Faria, Frank Campos

    DUKE ELLINGTON/MAURICE PERESS Harlem For Jazz Band And Orchestra

    Nicholas Walker, Bass, Rick Faria, clarinet, Greg Evans, drum, trumpet Frank Campos

    P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 Complete (125th anniversary of death)

     

    Cortona Sessions for New Music

    May 19-June 2, 2018

    Cortona, Italy

    The Conducting Fellowship Program at the Cortona Sessions for New Music is returning for the 2017 Sessions. Fellowships will be awarded to up to 4 conductors based on submitted audition materials. Conducting Fellows will receive a scholarship of $850, reducing tuition for the Sessions to $1,200. Opportunities for Conducting Fellows will include:

    • conduct at least one world premiere ensemble work with Sessions performers/faculty
    • conducting lessons/classes with Chris Younghoon Kim
    • conduct at least one work for small ensemble from the new music 'canon' featuring Sessions performers/faculty

     

  • 2016-2017 SEASON

    Info below is subject to change

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    Saturday, 10:00 AM, October 1, 2016

    Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

    Open rehearsal masterclass with Sphinx Ensemble

    ANTONIO VIVALDI La Follia Op. 1, No. 12

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra & Cornell Symphony Orchestra

    Saturday, 7:00 PM, October 1, 2016

    Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

    ANTONIO VIVALDI La Follia Op. 1, No. 12

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

    Season opening concert with guest composer Kristin Kuster sponsored by the Women's Philharmonic Grant

    KRISTIN KUSTER Devil's Thumb

    GUSTAV MAHLER Symphony No. 6: Mvt 1, 2 (Scherzo), 3 (Andante)

    Link to the webcast

    Aurora Chamber Music Festival

    Saturday, November 5, 2016

    Vänersborgs Folkets Hus

    Vänersborg, Sweden

    Musicians of the Aurora Chamber Music Festival

    RICHARD STRAUSS Metamorphosen (1944-45) for 23 solo strings

    Link to the audio of the performance

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    Saturday, 7:00 PM, November 12, 2016

    Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium in Klarman Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    EDVARD GRIEG Two Nordic Melodies (conducted by Andy Sheng)

    JEEYOUNG KIM Lullaby of the Waves

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

    Ensemble X and ICU Sound Works

    Sunday, 4:00 PM, November 13, 2016

    Ford Hall, Ithaca College

    Ithaca, NY

    Collaboration with students and faculty at Ithaca College

    HANS ABRAHAMSEN Schenee Canon 1a & 1b

    JESSE JONES Persona Mechanica a concerto for solo piano and chamber orchestra (World premiere) with Xak Bjorken

    Video of performance

    Art of Leadership Talk for the Superintendents of the Finger Lakes Region at Cornell University

    November 18, 2016

    Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    Art of Leadership Talk

     

    Demo rehearsal

    Some feedback from the talk

    “The analogy of conductor as leader with the most important function as listening was very meaningful. When he said "imagine a conductor who wasn't listening..." or something to that effect, it resonated. I've been talking to my team about courageous empathy lately and this really tied into that.”

     

    “I really enjoyed how he related our roles as education leaders to his role as conductor. Listen more, let the adults/kids talk, and great things happen. I loved this session…and the students were amazing.”

     

    “I was very impressed with the risk taking that went on with the constructive feedback provided by Mr. Kim's students. They were able to make immediate adjustments to take their playing to the next level. They were very impressive and I thoroughly enjoyed watching them react and listening to them play so beautifully. The experience was truly delightful.”

      

    “Mr. Kim's message to our group was very relate-able for me. He demonstrated his leadership style as he spoke to us about levels of leadership. Unconscious competence may be our ultimate goal, but realistically, most of us are not there. I appreciate his message because it is inspiring me to be more self-reflective and to be a more deliberate listener in my approach.”

     

    “I would like to thank Mr. Kim and his students for the learning and growth opportunity they provided me.”

     

    “Along with being generally blown away with the level of talent, insight, and motivation of Chris' musicians, from a classroom/instructional perspective - I'd like to offer.....

     

    At Romulus, we are pursuing changes to our instruction where classrooms are more student centered. The students in Chris's orchestra were models for how this can happen during Questioning and Engagement, two major components of instruction in the Danielsonrubric we use. When students show the ability to ask questions or offer construction feedback to their "classmates" while their "teacher" acts as a coach, they are operating at the highest (distinguished) level. Chris' students show this type of interaction across other rubric components like Engagement and Assessment. In addition to the beauty of their music, Chris' students gave a fantastic performance of a student centered instructional experience. I doubt they acquired these skills without significant planning and conscious efforts from Chris.”
     

    “Bravo! My favorite part of the retreat!”

    Cornell Symphony Orchestra

    Saturday, 7:00 PM, November 19, 2016

    Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    GABRIELA LENA FRANK La Centinela y La Paloma (The Keeper and the Dover)(world premiere of revised version) with Jessica Rivera, Soprano (sponsored by Cornell Council for the Arts and the Cornell Music department Concert Committee)

    GUSTAV MAHLER Symphony No. 6: Mvt 4 (Finale)

    Link to webcast

    Cornell Symphony Orchestra

    Sunday, 3:00 PM, March 5, 2017

    Bailey Hall, Cornell University

     

    Ithaca, NY

     

    3rd Annual Young Person's Concert featuring Instrument Petting Zoo before the concert sponsored by Hickey's Music

    RICHARD STRAUSS Fanfare for Vienna Philharmonic  

    TONIA KO Strange Sounds and Explosions Worldwide for Orchestra

    DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Cello concerto No. 1 in Eb Major, Op. 107 (Mvt 1 and 2) [19 minutes] with the Irene Jeong, winner of the 13th Annual Cornell Concerto Competition

    MORTEN LAURIDSEN O Magnum Mysterium

    JOAN TOWER Clarinet Concerto with Richard Faria

    JEAN SIBELIUS Finlandia Op. 26

    Link to Webcast

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    Saturday, 3:00 PM, March 11, 2017

    Johnson Museum, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    BARRY SHARP Empathetic Resonances (world premiere) Collaboration with Min Keun Park and CCA Biennial

    EDWARD ELGAR Serenade for Strings in E Minor, Op. 20

    W.A. MOZART Piano Concerto No. 19 in F Major, KV 459
    with Roger Moseley

    Link to video of the concert.

    Ensemble X

    Saturday, 8:00 PM, March 18, 2017

    Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    RUTH CRAWFORD SEEGER Three Songs (1930)

    Rat riddles ; Prayers of steel ; In tall grass / poems of Carl Sandburg

    Collaboration with Soprano Rachel Calloway

    Festival Chamber Orchestra

    Sunday, 8:00 PM, March 26, 2017

    Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    Features orchestral works by Cornell graduate composers at Cornell

     

    New works by Barry Sharp and Corey Keating

    Orquesta Sinfónica del Neuquén & Cornell Symphony Orchestra

    Friday, 9:00 PM, April 7, 2017

     

    Neuquén, Argentina

     

    Collaboration with Orquesta Sinfónica del Neuquén

     

    GUSTAV MAHLER Symphony No. 6

    Local Media Coverage

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    Sunday, 3:00 PM, April 30, 2017

    Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    ANTONíN DVOřáK Serenade For Strings in E major Op.22

    W.A. MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, KV.466 with Xak Bjerken

    Link to Video of Mozart

    Link to Video of Dvorak

    Cornell Symphony Orchestra

    Saturday, 7:00 PM, May 6, 2017

    Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

    Collaboration with the Glee Club and Chorus

    JEAN SIBELIUS Symphony No. 7, Op. 105

    LILI BOULANGER Psalm 130 "De Profundis"

    Link to the webcast

    Mayfest

    May 21, 2017

    Ithaca, NY

    Ithaca High School Choir and Cornell Chamber Singers perform works with animal themes, Carnival of the Animals with narration by Tish Pearlman, and Mayfest commission from 2009 by Zachary Wadsworth featuring John Haines Eitzen, cello, and Annette Richards, organ.

    Cortona Sessions for New Music

    July 2-16, 2017

    Cortona, Italy

    The Conducting Fellowship Program at the Cortona Sessions for New Music is returning for the 2017 Sessions. Fellowships will be awarded to up to 4 conductors based on submitted audition materials. Conducting Fellows will receive a scholarship of $850, reducing tuition for the Sessions to $1,200. Opportunities for Conducting Fellows will include:

    • conduct at least one world premiere ensemble work with Sessions performers/faculty
    • conducting lessons/classes with Chris Younghoon Kim
    • conduct at least one work for small ensemble from the new music 'canon' featuring Sessions performers/faculty
  • 2015-2016 SEASON

    Info below is subject to change

    Divertimento Ensemble

    Saturday, 8:00 PM, September 14, 2015

    Teatro Comunale

    Mocalvo, Italy

     

    pre concert in the square

     

    Mauricio Kagel from five Marches with Divertimento Ensemble and Corpo Musicale di Occimiano - Banda La Filarmonica

    Salvatore Sciarrino Archeologia del telefono(2005)

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra &

    Cornell Symphony Orchestra

    Saturday, 8:00 PM, October 3, 2015

    Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    EDVARD GRIEG Two Elegiac Dances op. 35

     

    DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Chamber Symphony Op. 110a

    Season opening concert with guest composer Kenneth Froelich

    L.V. BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No.3 Op. 72b

    KENNETH FROELICH Symphony No. 1

    Ensemble X

    Saturday, 8:15 PM, October 30, 2015

    Ford Hall, Ithaca College

    Ithaca, NY

     

    IGOR STRAVINSKY Octet

     

    ANDERS HILLBORG Vaporised Tivoli

    CAN B BILIR Decet (Ensemble X commission) world premiere

    GOLIJOV Nazareno

     

     

     

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    Saturday, 3:00 PM, November 14, 2015

    Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    Featuring Ariana Kim and Susan Waterbury

     

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    JORGE VILLAVICENCIO GROSSMANN Mosoq

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

    ARCANGELO CORELLI Op. 6 No. 4 in D Major

     

    Cornell Symphony Orchestra

    Saturday, 8:00 PM, November 21, 2015

    Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    SAMUEL BARBER Second Essay

     

    CHARLES PECK Metroplitan for Orchestra

    RIMSKY KORSAKOV SCHEHERAZADE

     

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra at CODA conference

    Friday, 1:00 PM, January 15, 2016

    University of Utah, College Orchestra Directors' Association Annual Conference

    Libby Gardner Concert Hall, Utah University

    Salt Lake City, UT

     

    ARCANGELO CORELLI Op. 6 No. 4 in D Major

     

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

    DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Chamber Symphony Op. 110a

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra with Ian Doyle

    Sunday, 3:00 PM, January 17, 2016

    Natural History Museum of Utah

    Salt Lake City, UT

     

    Songs with Ian Doyle

     

    Orchestral arrangements by Peter Fahey

    Ewha Womans University Senior Orchestra

    Thursday, 7:00 PM, April 14, 2016

    Kim Yong-Yi Hall, Ewha Womans University

    Seoul, Korea

     

    Spring concert

     

    Concerto winner Su Ok Jang

    ROSSINI Introduction, Theme and Variations for clarinet and orchestra

    SAINT SAENS Symphony No. 3 "Organ"

    Ewha Womans University Junior Orchestra

    Friday, 7:00 PM, April 29, 2016

    Kim Yong-Yi Hall, Ewha Womans University

    Seoul, Korea

     

    Spring concert

     

     

    FRANCOIS DEVIENNE Concerto No. 4 in G Major for flute and orchestra with 김유진

    MAURICE RAVEL Pavane for a dead Princess

    GIUSEPPE VERDI Pace Pace di Mio from La Forza del destino with 공이슬

    ALEX GUILMANT Symphony No. 1 for Organ and Orchestra

    I. Introduction and Allegro with 신유라

    BEDRICH SMETANA Moldau (Vltava)

     

    Ewha Symphony Orchestra

    May 12, 13, 14, 15, 2016

    Kim Yong-Yi Hall, Ewha Womans University

    Seoul, Korea

     

    Thursday, May 12, 2016 730 pm

     

    Friday, May 13, 2016 730 pm

    Saturday, May 14, 2016 3 pm & 730 pm

    Ewha String Ensemble

    Thursday, 7:00 PM, June 2, 2016

    Kim Yong-Yi Hall, Ewha Womans University

    Seoul, Korea

     

    SIBELIUS Romance in C Major for Strings, Op. 42

    HAYDN Cello concerto No. 2 in D Major 홍 지 희

     

    ELGAR Introduction and Allegro for Strings, Op. 47

    Shih-Chien University

    Performance at the National Concert Hall

    June 13, 2016

    Shih-Chien University, Taiwan

     

    Wind Ensemble
    MASLANKA Symphony No. 4

    Symphony Orchestra
    DONIZETTI ‘Una Furtiva lagrima’ from the Opera “Elisir d`Amore” 
    LEONCAVALLO ‘Stridono lassu’ from the opera “I Pagliacci” 
    VERDI Brindisi-La Traviata 

     

    SAINT SAENS Symphony No. 3 "Organ"

     

  • 2014-2015 SEASON

    Orquesta Sinfónica del Neuquén

    Friday, 8:00 PM, September 12, 2014

    Patagonia, Argentina

     

    Collaboration with Orquesta Sinfónica del Neuquén

     

    W.A. Mozart Symphony No. 31 KV297 in D major
    Maurice Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin
    Alberto Ginastera Variaciones Concertantes
    Maurice Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    Saturday, 4:00 PM, October 4, 2014

    Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    CELEBRATING THE TERCENTENARY OF C. P. E. BACH:

     

    Sensation and Sensibility at the Keyboard in the Late Eighteenth Century

    C.P.E BACH Klopstocks Morgengesang' - for two sopranos, strings and flutes, and a small chorus - wq239
    C.P.E BACH Sinfonia in B minor, wq 182/5, H.661

    Composer Mark Dal Porto

    Cornell Symphony Orchestra

    Sunday, 7:00 PM, October 5, 2014
    Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    Collaboration with guest artists Ji Hye Jung who will join faculty members Xak Bjerken, Miri Yampolsky and Mike Compitello in a performance of Béla Bartók Concerto for 2 Pianos, Percussion and Orchestra op. BB121, plus a performance of MARK DAL PORTO Song of Eternity a CODA composition contest winner and Alberto Ginastera's Estancia and Danzon No. 2 by Marquez

     

    Brave New Works

    Saturday, 8:00 PM, November 1, 2014

    Wahlberg Recital Hall on the Fresno State campus

    Fresno, CA

     

    Brave New Works residency at Fresno State October 29- November 2, 2014 masterclass, reading sessions and performance of new works

     

    Cornell Symphony Orchestra

    Friday, 8:00 PM, November 14, 2014
    Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    World premiere of Christopher Stark's Soldier Asleep at the Tomb with Soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbons (Link to live performance) and Gustav Mahler's 5th Symphony.

     

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    Sunday, 3:00 PM, November 16, 2014
    Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    STEVEN STUCKY Colburn Variations
    SAMUEL BARBER Adagio for Strings

     

    DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings with Frank Campos and Ko Eun Yi

    Collaboration with Ian Doyle

    Friday, 8:00 PM, January 16, 2015

    Wexford Opera House

    Wexford, Ireland

     

    A collaboration with singer song writer Ian Doyle in a performance of his music orchestrated by Peter Fahey culminating in a concert with special guests Clive Barnes and Basciville at the Wexford Opera House.

     

     

     

     

    Wexford Opera house

    Cornell Orchestra on Tour

    Sunday, 6:00 PM, January 18, 2015

    Royal Irish Academy of Music 

    St. Andrews Church. Westland Row.

    Dublin, Ireland

     

    Collaboration with RIAM in a performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5 and also Fantasia for Saxophone and orchestra by Hector Villa-Lobos soloist; Gavin Brennan

     


    This concert is the opening event in the fringe festival of the Irish
    Association of Youth Orchestra 20th Festival of Youth Orchestras
    Ticket prices €10, concessions €5.
    Tickets only available at the door on the evening.

    West Side Story

    Cornell Symphony Orchestra

    Saturday, 3:00 PM, February 28, 2015

    Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    Young People's Concert for City of Ithaca

     

    Concert is open to All ages!

    RICHARD WAGNER Overture to Rienzi

    11th Cornell Concerto competition Student winner, Paul Huang, violin

    EDUARDO LALO Symphonie Espagnole 1st mvt

    LEONARD BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
     

    Ensemble X

    Thursday, 8:00 PM, March, 5, 2015

    and

    Friday, 8:00 PM, March 6, 2015

    Ithaca, NY

     

    on Thursday, 8:00 PM, MArch 5, 2015

     

    JOHN LUTHER ADAMS The Immeasurable Space of Tones

     

    On Friday, 8:00 PM. March 6, 2015

    CLAUDE VIVIER Lonely Child

    as part of the Environs Messiaen festival at Cornell

    Link to official website

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    Saturday, 8:00 PM, March 14, 2015 

    Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    Bryant Park String Quartet Residency
    Cornell String Day
    MAURICE RAVEL Introduction and Allegro

     

    JEAN SIBELIUS Romanze in C Major for Strings

    RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis

     

    link to webcast

    MICCA

    March 27-29, 2015

    Massachusetts

     

    MICCA is glad to announce the trial of a Sting Preferred Day this year as a part of the Concert Festival. On Saturday, March 27 two string adjudicators will be on site at Foxboro High School opening up twice as many performance slots for string ensembles to be adjudicated by, and work in their clinic with a string specialist.

     

    Festival Chamber Orchestra

    Saturday, 8:00 PM, April 11, 2015

    Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    Features orchestral works by Cornell graduate composers at Cornell

     

     

    MICHAEL SMALL Visible World – Fantasy after Samuel Van Hoogstraten (2014–15)

    LOUIS CHIAPETTA Lonesome Traveler (2014–15) Nocturne I and II

    COREY KEATING Flowing Ever Outward (2015)

     

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    Sunday, 3:00 PM, April 19, 2015

    Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    LOREN LOIACONO Furiously Sleeping New commissioned work featuring cellist John Haines Eitzen

     

    P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings
     

    Cornell Symphony Orchestra

    Saturday, 8:00 PM, April 25, 2015

    Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    Joint concert with Glee Club and Chorus
    Cornell songs orchestrated by Tom Schneller
    STEVEN STUCKY Finale of Second Concerto for Orchestra
    ROBERTO SIERRA Unicorn and Phoenix from his Carnival

     

    (link to coverage on Cornell news which includes archived webcast)

    Ithaca International Conducting masterclass with Larry Rachleff

    April 27 - May 2, 2015

    At Cornell University and Ithaca College

    Ithaca, NY

     

    7th annual Ithaca International conducting masterclass with master teacher Larry Rachleff.

     

    More info here.

     

    Link to the concert video

    The Modern Academy 2015

    June 10-25, 2015

    Hong Kong, China

     

    A special focus of 2015 is the study of works of Edgard Varèse and Luciano Berio. 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Varèse’s death and 90th anniversary of Berio’s birth. A special event will be a joint faculty/ student performance of Varèse’s masterpiece, Étude Pour Espace.

     

     

    June 25, 2015 performance

    Luciano Berio: Folk Songs
    Arnold Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire

    conducted by CK, and my colleagues AJ Villanueva, Clarence Tan and Zhangyi Chen
    Jaikampan, Patiparn: Longing
    Chik Chi Him and Tim O’Dwyer Improv
    SOUNDPAINTING

     

    ----intermission----

    Giacinto Scelsi: Rucke di Guck (mvt 1&2)
    Gyorgy Ligeti: Six Bagatelles (excerpts)
    Levy, Yoav: An Orchestration in My Bloodstream conducted by CK
    Lo, Daniel: Music for a Starry Night conducted by CK
    Bela Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta conducted by Zahngyi Chen and CK

     

    Eastern US Music Camp at Colgate University

    July 19-25, 2015

    Hamilton, NY

     

    Concert with the EUSMC's Symphony Orchestra on final week of the 40th anniversary season.

     

  • 2013-2014 SEASON

    Cornell Symphony Orchestra and Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    Sunday, 3:00 PM, October 6, 2013
    Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    with guest Matthew Ardizzone, guitar. CCO presents Roberto Sierra's guitar concerto, Folias, and Grieg's Holberg Suite, and CSO performs music for the movies, with works by Leonard Bernstein and John Williams, and a new piece by James Spinazzola for a silent film (written and directed by Gibson Frasier and Mark Shanahan).

     

    Link to the Live recording

    Solisti Ensemble Residency at Cornell University

    Saturday, 8:00 PM, October 19, 2013
    Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    Collaboration wtih Solisti Ensemble, Byung Kook Kwak, Artistic Director
    Members of Cornell Symphony Orchestra, Cornell Chamber Orchestra and Ithaca area string players from Boynton Middle School, DeWitte Middle School and Ithaca Talent Education.

     

    link to the webcast (performance of RVW begins at 1:09:20)

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    Tuesday, 3:00 PM, October 29, 2013
    Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    Residency of Christopher Hogwood, A. D. White Professor-at-Large: Prof. Hogwood coaches the Cornell Chamber Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, director, in Ralph Vaughan Williams' Five Variants of "Dives and Lazarus." Public masterclass and coaching 

     

    Great article on the Christopher Hogwood residency by Jane Dieckmann in the Ithaca times. 

    Cliff Colnot in rehearsal with Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    Cliff Colnot Residency (Rehearsal principles)

    Wednesday and Thursday, November 6-7, 2013

    On the campus of Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    Cliff Colnot works with Cornell Symphony Orchestra and Cornell Chamber Orchestra in a two day residency about Rehearsal principles for conductor and orchestras

     

    New York State Area All State Orchestra

    Saturday, 2:00 PM, November 16, 2013 

    Newark, NY

     

    Area all state high school orchestra made up of students from 17 counties. program of Holst, Elgar and Saint-Saens.

     

    Link to the thank you note from one of the players

    Cornell Symphony Orchestra

    Sunday, 3:00 PM, November 17, 2013
    Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    World premiere of Niccolo D. Athens' Fanasia for orchestra in Two Parts and Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony

     

    Link to the Live recording

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    Wednesday, 8:00 PM, November 20, 2013
    Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    Alfred Schnittke's Concerto Grosso No. 1 with soloists Ariana Kim and Susan Waterbury and Ralph Vaughan Williams' Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus

     

    Link to the live recording 

    Symphoria

    Sunday, 2:00 PM, January 12, 2014
    Saint Paul's Episcopal Cathedral

    Syracuse, NY

     

    Casual II - Symphoria Up Close
    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
    Deborah Coble, flute

     

    PROGRAM

    Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #3

    Strauss: Wind Serenade, op. 7

    CPE Bach: Flute Concerto in D minor

    Stravinsky: Concerto in E-flat (Dumbarton Oaks)

    Link to facebook event page

    tickets

    Cornell Orchestra on Tour

    Saturday, 8:00 PM, January 18, 2014

    Conservatorio de musica de Puerto Rico

    San Juan, Puerto Rico

     

    Collaboration and performance of music of Tchaikovsky, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Roberto Sierra with Cornell orchestra and the orchestra of Conservatorio de musica de Puerto Rico

     

    Link to facebook event page

    Kickstarter campaign to suppor this project

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    Thursday, 8:00 PM, January 30, 2014

    Carriage House

    Ithaca, NY

     

    Collaboration with Ian Doyle "TheManWhom" and composer Peter Fahey and CCO in a project to record his next solo album

     

    Cornell Symphony Orchestra

    Friday, 8:00 PM, March 7, 2014

    Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    Collaboration with composer Tania Leon in performance of two of her works (Bata and Kabiosile) along with two winners of the 10th annual Cornell concerto Competition: Daniel Cho (Dvorak Cello Concerto and Ji Min Yang (Korngold Violin Concerto). Concert will finish with Richard Wagner's Flying Dutchman Overture

     

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    Saturday, 8:00 PM, March 8, 2014

    Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    Collaboration with Clarintist Richard Faria in a performance of Joseph Phibbs' clarinet concerto and Ottorino Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3

     

    MICCA 

    April 4-6, 2014

    Foxborough High School 

    Foxborough, MA

     

    MICCA is glad to announce the trial of a Sting Preferred Day this year as a part of the Concert Festival. On Saturday, April 5 two string adjudicators will be on site at Foxboro High School opening up twice as many performance slots for string ensembles to be adjudicated by, and work in their clinic with a string specialist.

     

    Festival Chamber Orchestra

    Satruday, 8:00 PM, April 12, 2014

    Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    Features orchestral works by Cornell graduate composers Tonia Ko, Loren Loiacono, and Niccolo Athens.

     

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    Saturday, 7:00 PM, May 3, 2014

    Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    Collaboration with Malolm Bilson and David Yearsley in a performance J.S. Bach's C Major double concerto. Concert will also feature a collaboration with CS department and featuring the Soundspace by Ray Li. Link to the project and info about the the composer

     

    Ithaca International Conducting Masterclass with Carl St.Clair

    April 28 - May 3, 2014

    Cornell University and Ithaca College campus

    Ithaca, NY

     

    6th annual Ithaca International conducting masterclass with master teacher Carl St. Clair

     

    More info here

    Cornell Symphony Orchestra

    Sunday, 3:00 PM, May 4, 2014

    Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    Performance of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet

     

    Montagues and Capulets, Suite II, 1
    Juliet the Young Girl, Suite II, 2
    Balcony Scene, Suite I, 6

    Tybalt's Death, Suite I, 7

    Romeo and Juliet's Grave Suite II, 7

    and Saint Saens' Danse Bacchanle from Samson and Delilah

    Mayfest Orchestra

    Saturday, 8:00 PM, May 17, 2014

    Barne Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    Maurice Ravel's Kaddish for cello and strings arranged by Tzvi Avni with Zvi Plesser and the Mayfest Orchestra http://mayfest-cornell.org/concerts/

     

  • FALL 2012 SEASON

    Skaneateles Festival Orchestra

    Saturday, 7:30 PM, August, 18, 2012

    Brook Farm, 2870 West Lake Road

    Skaneateles, NY

     

    Copland: Appalachian Spring

    Janacek: Mládi (“Youth”), Suite for Wind Sextet

    Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a

    featuring: Imani Winds; Ying Quartet; Jeremy Mastrangelo, Sara Mastrangelo, Melissa Matson, Edward Castilano, bass; Andrew Brown, bass clarinet; Sar Shalom-Strong, piano and Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

    INTERNATIONAL ENSEMBLE MODERN ACADEMY at the Klangspuren New Music Festival

    September 4-21, 2012

    ORF Tirol Kulturhaus, Innsbruck

     

    Schwaz, Austria

     

    For the 9th time the INTERNATIONAL ENSEMBLE MODERN ACADEMY takes place within the framework of KLANGSPUREN Schwaz Tirol – festival of contemporary music. With the presence of renowned composers such as Helmut Lachenmann, György Kurtág, Wolfgang Rihm, Michael Gielen, Steve Reich, Johannes Maria Staud, Martin Matalon, Heinz Holliger or George Benjamin this master class is an intense challenge for the next generation of musicians.

     

    In 2012 composer Unsuk Chin was the composer in residence. Together with the Ensemble Modern teachers, conductor Bradley Lubman and the participants she worked on a challenging programme for two concerts during the KLANGSPUREN festival.

    The call for applications is specifically targeted toward young musicians who are fully aware of the unique challenges presented by the music of the 20th and 21st century and are in the final stages of their training.

    Teachers 2012
    Johannes Schwarz (bassoon) – organisation IEMA, woodwind section
    Sava Stoianov (trumpet) – brass section
    Rumi Ogawa (percussion) – percussion
    Jagdish Mistry (violin) – string section
    Ueli Wiget – piano
    Brad Lubman – conducting
    Unsuk Chin – composer in residence

    Participants 2012
    From 118 applications (28 nations) are 38 participants chosen:
    Yu Eun Kim violin, Elizaveta Koshkina violin, Lemara Yakubova violin, Anyango Ariela Yarbo-Davenport violin, Emily Hester viola, Janina Nicole Ibel viola, Talvi Nurgamaa viola, Annekatrin Flickcello, Myriam Garcia cello, John Popham cello, Margarethe Maierhofer Lischka double bass, Musaffar Rasulkhodjaev double bass, Filippo Del Noce flute, Laura Faoro flute, Pantxoa Urtizberea flute, Jessica Foot oboe, Beatrice Laplante oboe, Daniel Hochstöger clarinet, Gleb Kanasevich clarinet, Daniel Veiga Roca clarinet, Margreet Houtman clarinet, Maria Palme bassoon, Abigail Kane bassoon, Clemens Gottschling horn, Laetitia Stott horn, Aaron Kahn trumpet, Daniel Hofer trombone, Claire Happelharp, Neus Estrellas Calderón piano, Haeyoung Kim piano, Andrew Zhou piano, Ying-Hsueh Chenpercussion, Špela Mastnak percussion, Yuriko Sekiguchi percussion, Lucy Dhegrae soprano, Chris Younghoon Kim conductor, Barbara Kler conductor, Hong-Jun Seo conductor, Jakhongir Shukurovconductor (passive participant)

    FINAL CONCERT OF THE INTERNATIONAL ENSEMBLE MODERN ACADEMY 2012
    Thursday, 20 September (8 PM, ORF Tirol Kulturhaus, Innsbruck) with the participants of the International Ensemble Modern Academy, Lucy Dhegrae sopran, Chris Younghoon Kim and Brad Lubman conductor

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra 

    Sunday, 3:00 PM, September 23, 2012

    Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    “Artbreak: Strings and Sonnets”: Cornell Chamber Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor, with violinist Ariana Kim. Features “Spring” from Piazzolla’s and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons as well as Mendelssohn’s Octet for string orchestra, and poetry of Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon’s “Memory, Sound, and Vision” creative writing students.

     

    Cornell Symphony Orchestra

    Thursday, 8:00 PM, November 15, 2012

    Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    Cornell Symphony Orchestra
    Peiying Yuan Bi-Focal (word premiere)
    Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 Op. 47 in d minor
     

     

     

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra and the Cornell Glee Club and Chorus

    Friday, 7:00 PM, October 26, 2012

    Sage Chapel, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    The History, Theory & Aesthetics of the Musical Canon:
    A Festival and Conference Honoring James Webster on his 70th Birthday

     

    Haydn's Harmoniemesse Performed By:
    the Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club, John Rowehl, director
    and the Cornell Chamber Orchestra, Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

    with guest soloists:Arsenia Soto, soprano; Toby Newman, alto; Nathaniel McEwen, tenor; and Brian Chu, bass.

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    Sunday, 3:00 PM, November 18, 2012

    Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor, with violinist Ariana Kim. Features “Spring” from Piazzolla’s and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons as well as Rebecca Lomnicky’s new Scottish air, Grandma Rebecca’s Favorite, with Ms. Lomnicky as violin soloist.

     

    Syracuse City Ballet and Symphoria (formerly Symphony Syracuse)

    Friday, 7:00 PM, November 30, 2012

    Saturday, 2:00 PM, December 1, 2012

    Saturday, 7:00 PM, December, 1, 2012

    Crouse Hinds Concert Theater, Mulroy Civic Center

    Syracuse, NY

     

    The Nutcracker
    Syracuse City Ballet
    Symphoria (formerly Symphony Syracuse)
    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

     

    Annual presentation of the holiday classic "The Nutcracker"

    Presentation at the College Orchestra Director's National Conference

    Friday, 10:00 AM, January 18, 2013

    Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory

    Berea, OH

     

    Reflection Blog for Chamber Orchestra: Changing the rehearsal dynamic of a chamber orchestra through rehearsal and concert blog posts." presentation by Chris Kim at CODA national conference in Cleveland, OH

     

    Cornell Symphony Orchestra

    Thursday, 8:00 PM, March 7, 2013
    Baliey Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    Vikram Potdar Cornell Symphony Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor. Features Vikram Potdar, winner of the 9th annual Cornell Concerto Competition, playing Barber's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, a new work by graduate composer Charles Cacioppo, and Elgar's "Enigma" Variations, op. 36.

     

    Erie Chamber Orchestra

    Friday, 7:30 PM, March 15, 2013
    Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel - 512 Peach Street

    Erie, PA

     

    Program will feature;
    Program featuring the music of Bach, Dvořák and Brahms
    Dvořák – Serenade in d minor for Winds

     

    Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 6
    Brahms – Serenade No. 2 in A Major
    A wonderful evening of chamber music featuring Guest Conductor Chris Kim, as well as violists Jennifer Jansen and Brian Walnicki.

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra and the Cornell Glee Club and Chorus

    Friday, 7:00 PM, October 26, 2012

    Sage Chapel, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    The History, Theory & Aesthetics of the Musical Canon:
    A Festival and Conference Honoring James Webster on his 70th Birthday

     

    Haydn's Harmoniemesse Performed By:
    the Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club, John Rowehl, director
    and the Cornell Chamber Orchestra, Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

    with guest soloists:Arsenia Soto, soprano; Toby Newman, alto; Nathaniel McEwen, tenor; and Brian Chu, bass.

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra 

    Sunday, 3:00 PM, September 23, 2012

    Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    “Artbreak: Strings and Sonnets”: Cornell Chamber Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor, with violinist Ariana Kim. Features “Spring” from Piazzolla’s and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons as well as Mendelssohn’s Octet for string orchestra, and poetry of Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon’s “Memory, Sound, and Vision” creative writing students.

     

  • 2012-2013 SEASON

    Festival Chamber Orchestra

    Saturday, 8:00 PM, April 6, 2013
    Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    Festival Chamber Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor. Features orchestra works by Cornell graduate composers Michael Small, Peiying Yuan, and Charles Cacioppo.

     

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    Sunday, 3:00 PM, April 14, 2013

    Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    Guest artist: Steven Doane, cello, with Xak Bjerken, piano, and the Cornell Chamber Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor. Features two of Britten’s Cello Suites and his Cello Sonata as well as Lutoslawski’s Grave for cello and strings.

     

    Cornell Symphony Orchestra

    Sunday, 3:00 PM, April 21, 2013

    Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    Cornell Symphony Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor, with violinist Ariana Kim, guest cellist Inbal Segev, and pianist Miri Yampolsky. Includes Beethoven’s “Triple Concerto,” op. 56, Lutosławski's Mala suita (Little Suite), and Samuel Barber’s Symphony No. 1.

     

    Out of Order: The Music of Re-Invention After Darmstadt

    Ensemble X

    Thursday, 8:00 PM, April 25, 2013

    Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    Out of Order: The Music of Re-Invention After Darmstadt; Andrew Zhou and Xak Bjerken, co-directors, with Walter Zimmermann, composer-in-residence.
    Ensemble X; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor. Features Zimmermann’s Sala della Pazienzia for cello and piano and Wüstenwanderung for solo piano, Mauricio Kagel’s Rrrrrrr… for two percussionists, and Luciano Berio Folk Songs for mezzo-soprano and 7 instrumentalists.
    Funded in part by grants from the Cornell Council for the Arts, Society for the Humanities, Institute for German Cultural Studies, Department of German Studies, and the Cornell Institute for European Studies.

     

     

    Performance of Luciano Berio's Folksongs with

    Judith Kellock, mezzo-soprano
    Juliana May Pepinsky, flute & piccolo
    Rick Faria, clarinet
    Michael Compitello, Andrew Sickmeier, percussion
    Kristina Finch, harp
    Maxwell Aleman, viola
    Elizabeth Simkin, cello
    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    Saturday, 8:00 PM, April 27, 2013

    Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

     

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor, with guest ensemble PRISM Quartet will present Steven Stucky's Music for Saxophones and Strings. The perfromance will feature Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 in A Major and Steven Stucky’s Music for Saxophones and Strings.