Students of the International Ithaca Violoncello Institute, studying at the Colleges, give free concerts on campus
(June 22, 2004) GENEVA, N.Y.–Free, informal cello concerts given by students of the International Ithaca Violoncello Institute will be held in St. John's Chapel on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. Performance dates are consecutive Wednesdays starting June 30 and running through July. The grand finale concert takes place on Friday, Aug. 6. All events begin at 7:30 p.m.
Nine cellists from Sweden, England, Canada and the United States are taking part in the Institute. They will be accompanied in concert by noted local pianist Meg Heaton. Music spanning from the 1600s to the late 20th century will be performed for solo cello, cello and piano, and ensembles.
Now in its 35th year, the Institute was founded by Juilliard-trained cellist Einar Holm, who retired from Ithaca College after teaching cello and chamber music there 27 years. Holm has performed with orchestras and chamber groups, and has given solo recitals throughout North and South America, Europe, and Southeast Asia.
These events are open to the public. For additional information, Holm may be contacted at (315) 781-4252, or call the HWS Summer Programs Office at (315) 781-3103.