Live webcast Cornell Symphony Orchestra 8 pm ET Thursday March 7, 2013
Program will be as follows;
Charles Cacioppo Music for Orchestra (world premiere)
Samuel Barber Piano Concerto Op. 38 (2nd and 3rd movements)
featuring Vikram Potdar, Piano and winner of the 9th Annual Cornell Concerto Competition
Edward Elgar Enigma Variations (Variations on an Original Theme) Op. 36
Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
The concert is free and open to the public.
No tickets are required.
Invite your friends to join us for the concert.
Concert will also be streamed live as a webcast;
Title: CSO Bailey Hall March 7, 2013
Date: Thursday, March 07, 2013
Time: 8:00 PM EDT
About our soloist Vikram Potdar has been playing piano since the age of 9. In the Research
Triangle area of NC, he has given several solo concerts comprising pieces such as the Liszt
B-minor sonata, Balakirev’s Islamey and Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit, and performed the
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto with his high school orchestra. He began seriously studying piano
with Victor Recondo in Chapel Hill, NC, in 2007. Currently he is studying with Cornell
Professor Xak Bjerken. Academically, Vikram was valedictorian of his high school and is on
the Dean’s Honor List, majoring in Chemical Engineering.
Our featured composer
Charles Cacioppo, born in Boston in 1983, is an American composer and trumpeter, currently a doctoral candidate in composition at Cornell University, where he is also a teaching assistant and recipient of the Sage Fellowship, studying composition with Steven Stucky, Roberto Sierra, and Kevin Ernste, and ethnomusicology with Steven Pond. Cacioppo’s music has been performed internationally, in Rome and Bulgaria, as well as in the United States.
Cacioppo’s music has been performed by violinist Joseph Lin, pianist Bobby Avey, the University of Maryland Trumpet Ensemble under the direction of Chris Gekker, Santiago Rodriguez and the Left Bank Concert Society, The Momenta Quartet, The Argento Chamber Ensemble, The Israeli Chamber Project, Cornell University’s Festival Chamber Orchestra, The Alba Music Festival Trumpet Ensemble under the direction of Jeff Silberschlag, pianist Curt Cacioppo, and by many other very fine performers. Cacioppo’s music can be heard on flute and piano duo Andrea Ceccomori and Elitza Harbova’s CD Dialogues released in 2010 on the L.P. Records label, and on the CD Ghosts, a collection of solo and duo compositions released in 2009 on the Beauport Classical label.
We also invite you to join us at Yogurt Crazy in Collegetown before or after the concert to help fundraise for our upcoming tour. The fundraiser will be all day March 7th, and any customer who mentions CSO at the cash register will have 20% of their purchase go towards supporting the orchestra.