Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Handel's Messiah

Handel's Messiah

Sunday December 9, 2012 - 4 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca,
315 North Cayuga Street  Ithaca, NY 14850

Lanfranco Marcelletti leads the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra and the Cayuga Vocal Ensemble.

This year's soloists are:
Ivy Walz (Hansel in the CRS Barn Production of Hansel and Gretel),
Steven Stull,
Robert Allen (an Opera Cowpoke)
Amanda DeMaris  (Papagena in the CRS Barn production of The Magic Flute).

Tickets are available at the Ticket Center in Center Ithaca, or by calling 607.273.4497.

More information at:

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hansel and Gretel

"Nibble, nibble, mousie, who's nibbling at my housie?" Does this familiar question conjure up images of a delicious, candy-covered house...and the evil witch who lurks inside? Revisit this classic story in a lively new one-hour production of Engelbert Humperdinck's "Hansel and Gretel" at the CRS Barn Studio, 2622 North Triphammer Road, Ithaca. Performance dates are Friday and Saturday, August 10 and 11 at 7:00pm and Sunday, August 12 at 4:00pm. Ticket prices are $5.00 for children and $10.00 for adults.

This beloved opera recounts the tale of two small children who get lost in the woods, find a magical gingerbread house, and conquer an evil witch to set their friends free and reunite with their parents. The CRS Barn Studio's updated  and compact adaptation is beautifully sung, in a new translation by Gary Race, and action packed, with colorful sets and beautiful dancing. This professional production, perfect for families and children, is directed by Steve Stull and choreographed by Jeanne Goddard, and features favorite Ithaca singers Ivy Walz as Hansel, Rebecca Leistikow as Gretel, Erica Steinhagen as the witch, and Steven Stull as the father. Carli Mazich-Addice is the Sand Man and Lynn Craver is the Dew Fairy. Performances take place outdoors in fine weather, indoors in case of rain.

For more information email Steve or Jeanne at

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mozart C minor Mass with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra

Join us for the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra's season finale
led by music director Lanfranco Marcelletti

Saturday, May 12, 2012 / 8:00 PM
Ford Hall, Ithaca College
Benefit Auction begins at 6:45 PM

PROTO: A Carmen Fantasy for Bass and Orchestra
Samuel Shuhan, bass
TCHAIKOVSKY: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op 33
Marza Wilks, cello
MOZART: Mass in C Minor, K 417a (427) "Grosse Messe"
UNYC (Janet Galván, director)

 with soloists Ivy Walz, Deborah Montgomery, Robert Allen, and Steven Stull