[APPLAUSE] SAGE LEE: Hello. What? Hi, everybody. My name is Sage Lee. I am a singer, a cellist at CSO, and also Orchestra Board President. It is so amazing to see everybody here I'm like really amazed at how full this auditorium is thank you so much for coming out today to our first performance back we are so excited to play for you I just introduced myself.
TIM ENG: Hi, everyone. I'm Tim Eng. I'm the Vice President of the Orchestras. I'm a senior oboist and English horn player in the orchestra. And it's great to, like Sage said, see everyone here after such a long time. And now, we'll introduce you to our director, Michelle Di Russo.
MICHELLE DI RUSSO: Thank you. I know they've said it before, but we're just so excited to have you all here. It's amazing that we can have an audience and perform for you in person. They haven't performed together since early March 2020.
So thank you so much that's why we felt it was so important to come onstage as an ensemble and get this very deserved applause. They have worked so hard for today. And I'm really, really proud of everything we've accomplished so far. So thank you.
TIM ENG: So since it's been a while since we've been on Bailey's stage, we just have a few announcements from the orchestra board. First of all, if you've noticed, when you came in, by the front, we have stickers and merchandise for sale. Stickers are $1. And you can help support us for our future concerts and tours, because we're hoping to go on tour this year, potentially, during spring break. We'll be visiting--
Very exciting. Yes. We last went on tour in 2019 to Taiwan. And we're hoping to visit a city in the Northeast, New York, Boston, Philly, or DC. And you can find more information about that on our website. We'll be posting that. But yes, there's tables out in the front and you can help support us in our endeavors.
SAGE LEE: So in case you are feeling generous enough to support us and our endeavors to go on a national tour, we have a QR code set up in a table out there with the stickers. If you can scan the QR code, it'll take you to a GoFundMe link and you can help us there.
Or we do have a donation box set up. So if you've got any spare change lying around, we're happy to take that as well. So without further ado, introducing Cecile and Michelle Di Russo. Thank you so much.
MICHELLE DI RUSSO: So our first half of the program is really exciting. And you're probably wondering what's the connection between the two parts of the program, the first half and the second half.
So you have your program notes, which were written by our students, which is something very special and not commonly done. And you'll see that the first two pieces are inspired in Bach and Vivaldi. And the second part of the program is inspired in traditional and popular and folk music.
So you'll see that we'll start right from the beginning from back and then, literally, Dvorak will take us into the new world for the second half. So we'll begin with Clarice Assad's "Suite for Lower Strings." And then, we will be performing Max Richter's recomposed "Four Seasons" with Rebecca Anderson as our soloist. So please enjoy our Chamber Orchestra.
[MUSIC - CLARICE ASSAD, "SUITE FOR LOWER STRINGS"]
[MUSIC - MAX RICHTER, "RECOMPOSED BY MAX RICHTER, VIVALDI - THE FOUR SEASONS"]
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Cornell Chamber Orchestra & Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Michelle Di Russo, music director and conductor Rebecca Anderson, violin Sunday, October 3rd, 2021, 3 pm, Bailey Hall
We welcome our audiences back to our hall for our first concert of the season as we celebrate in-person music making at Cornell University. The CCO presents baroque inspired pieces: Assad’s Suite for lower strings and Richter’s Vivaldi, The Four Seasons Recomposed (Spring and Summer) with soloist Rebecca Anderson. The CSO then takes us into a new world with Márquez’s Danzón No.2 and Dvorak’s Symphony No.9.
Clarice Assad: Suite for Lower Strings
Max Richter: Vivaldi: The Four Seasons Recomposed (Spring and Summer) Arturo Márquez: Danzón No.2 Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”