Students of the International Ithaca Violoncello Institute, studying at the Colleges, will give free concerts on the campus Wednesdays in July and Friday, Aug. 8.
(June 24, 2003) GENEVA, N.Y.— Free, informal cello concerts given by students of the International Ithaca Violoncello Institute will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in St. John's Chapel on South Main St., on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus.
The concerts are scheduled for Wednesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. The Grand Finale concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 8. Programs for the concerts will consist of classical music, both for solo and ensemble, spanning a 300-year period and demonstrating a wide variety of characters and moods.
Students from Arizona, California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Sweden and England are taking part in the Institute, taught and directed by cellist Einar Holm. They will be accompanied in concert by noted local pianist Meg Heaton. Music will be mostly classical, for solo cello, cello and piano, and ensembles. The Institute training includes a daily schedule of a minimum of five hours practice, rehearsal with the pianist, and an ensemble coaching. Students receive personal attention from Holm in private lessons and practice critique, as well as informal evening solo performances for peer critique.
The Institute, in its 34th 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.
These events are free and open to the public. For additional information, Holm may be contacted at (315) 781-4252, or call the summer programs office at (315) 781-3103.