Watch the Cornell Symphony Orchestra, led by Conductor Chris Younghoon Kim, perform Gabriela Lena Frank's La Centinela y La Paloma ("The Keeper and the Dove"), with soprano Jessica Rivera and poet Nilo Cruz, and Gustav Mahler's Symphony No 6, movements 3 and 4 for the finale.
La Centinela y La Paloma finds its inspiration in Mexico's rich culture, including the Day of the Dead folk-Catholic festival and Frida Kahlo, iconic painter. The cycle of four songs features two characters known as Catrina (the keeper of souls or Lady of Death), who bestows a gift once a year to the spirits in her charge so they can visit their loved ones who are still living, and Frida, a spirit who yearns to see her living husband one more time.
If you're a guest of The Statler Hotel on November 19, 2016, enjoy the classical music of the University's award-winning orchestra from 7pm to 9pm. No tickets are required and the concert is free and open to the public. The Cornell Symphony Orchestra is comprised of approximately 100 student musicians performing 4 to 6 concerts per year. This will be the second event performance of the 2016-2017 season, funded in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts for "Year of the Women." Enjoy one of Ithaca, NY's premier events at Bailey Hall, Cornell University.
- Start:November 19, 2016
- End:November 19, 2016
- Where: 101 C Lincoln Hall, Ithaca, NY, USA, 14853
- Event Type:Concerts & Music
- Ticket Price:N/A