Students of the International Ithaca Violoncello Institute, studying at the Colleges, will give free concerts on the campus Saturdays through August 9.
June 24, 2002 GENEVA, N.Y.—Free, informal cello concerts given by students of the International Ithaca Violoncello Institute will be held on Saturdays in Hirshson Ballroom on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus, 141 St. Clair St.
The first concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 29. Subsequent concerts will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturdays July 6, 13, 20 and 27, and August 3. The Grand Finale concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 9.
Seven students, from New York, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Texas, and Korea, are taking part in the Institute, taught and directed by cellist Einar Holm. They will be accompanied in concert by noted local pianists Ella Cripps and Meg Heaton. Music will be mostly classical, for solo cello, cello and piano, and ensembles.
The Institute, in its 33rd year, was founded by Holm, who retired from Ithaca College after teaching cello and chamber music there 27 years. Holm trained at the San Francisco Conservatory and The Juilliard School. He has performed with orchestras and chamber groups, and has given solo recitals throughout North and South America, Europe, and southeast Asia. He has also had a private audience with Mother Teresa.
These events are free and open to the public. For additional information, Holm may be contacted at (315) 781-4309, or call the summer programs office at (315) 781-3103.