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Cayuga Chamber Orchestra 5/10 at Ithaca College
WSKG's Bill Snyder speaks with Cullie Mowers and Music Director candidate Philip Ryan Mann
Cayuga Chamber Orchestra 5/10 at Ithaca College
Amit Peled, cello
WSKG's Bill Snyder speaks with Cullie Mowers and Music Director candidate Philip Ryan Mann The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra
with CCO Music Director candidate, Philip Ryan Mann


Saturday, May 10, 8pm

Ford Hall
Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY

website: www.cayugachamberorchestra.org.

607-273-4497 for Tickets

MOZART: Don Giovanni Overture, K.527
TCHAIKOVSKY: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
AMIT PELED, CELLO
KOPYTMAN: Kaddish for cello and string orchestra
MOZART: Symphony No. 35, K385 in D Major (Haffner)

Israeli cellist and internationally acclaimed soloist, Amit Peled will perform in the final concert of the CCO season--a fitting conclusion to this exciting year

Music Director candidate Philip Mann

Hailed by the BBC as a 'talent to watch out for, who conveys a mature command of his forces', conductor Philip Mann is quickly gaining a reputation as a dynamic artist with a magnetism felt by orchestras and audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. He recently made his New York debut to a sold-out Avery Fischer Hall, and will attend the Salzburger Festspiele as the Vienna Philharmonic's Karajan Fellow. In 2006, Mann joins the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra as Conducting Fellow, while the Denver Post predicts future success for Mann in his selection as the sole artist in its annual New Year's "People to Watch". Following his election as a Rhodes Scholar in 2001, he attended Oxford where he won the annual competition to became conductor of the Oxford University Philharmonia, culminating in a tour of Sweden where the Uppsala Posten described his Brahms 4 as 'overwhelming'. Active in both symphonic and operatic repertory, he has served as music director of Oxford City Opera, Oxford Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra/Oxford Pops, and principal guest conductor of the Arizona Camerata. As an assistant conductor, he has worked under Leonard Slatkin, Roberto Abbado, Michael Stern and Jaime Laredo. Currently, Mann is a visiting lecturer and associate instructor in orchestral conducting at Indiana University School of Music where he serves as assistant conductor of the Opera Theater and Festival Orchestra.

Mann has studied under the renowned Bolshoi Theater's Music Director Alexander Vedernikov at the Moscow State Conservatory and with Pulitzer Prize winning composer Robert Ward at the Conductor's Institute at Spoleto. While in England, he worked with Alan Hazeldine of London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Colin Metters at the Royal Academy of Music. He has also studied under Imre Pallo, David Effron, John Poole, and Thomas Baldner at Indiana University. Mann is the recipient of numerous awards including a commendation from the Lieutenant Governor of California and a service award form the mayor of the city of Chandler, Arizona. During his undergraduate studies at Arizona State University's Herberger College of Fine Arts he earned distinctions including: Outstanding Graduate, Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Music Education, author of a Barrett Thesis of Distinction, and the invitation to present the 2001 Convocation Address.

Philip is currently assistant conductor of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra.