Rochester Philharmonic announces Ithaca College partnership

Posted on: November 18, 2011

In Thursday’s (11/17) Ithaca Journal (New York), Rachel Stern writes, “It was a plan that was hatched two years ago, derailed by the recession, but now back on again. The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra announced the first step of a long-term partnership with the Ithaca community on Wednesday afternoon at Ithaca College. The orchestra will hold a kick-off concert on Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. in Ford Hall on Ithaca’s campus. … Two years ago, the Rochester Philharmonic discussed the possibility of starting a summer programming series in Ithaca, [Philharmonic President and CEO Charlie] Owens said. But after orchestra officials visited, the conversation moved from the summer to a year-round partnership. Those plans were put on hold because of the recession, he said. Over the last couple of years, the orchestra has been working on a new business plan and one aspect of that is a more regional approach to programming. … After the February concert, the orchestra will start planning a multi-concert series for the 2012-13 season, he said. The goal is to come to Ithaca five or six times a year over the next several years.” (Click here to read the current issue of SymphonyNOW, which features an interview with Arild Remmereit, the Rochester Philharmonic’s new music director. The interview was conducted prior to the announcement about the partnership with Ithaca College.)

Posted November 18, 2011