We're pleased to announce that Maestro Erik Kibelsbeck will be our conductor for the 2013 summer concerts.
Since 2004, Erik has served as music director at Ithaca’s St. Luke Lutheran Church where he also plays the organ and coordinates the Vespers at St. Luke series. He is beginning his twelfth season as music director of the Onondaga Civic Symphony, leading three classics and one pops concert each year and conducting an ever-increasing range of the standard symphonic repertoire. He conducted the Ithaca College Trombone Troupe for over seven years, and has taught various courses at Ithaca College, where he is the coordinator of music facilities and publicity. Erik holds a master's degree in orchestral conducting from Ithaca College and a bachelor's degree in bassoon and music education from the Eastman School of Music.
Comments About the 2011 Orchestra.
"The performance was pure balm for the soul."
"Thank you for sharing your talent and your passion."
"This ensemble is a gift."
"You just knocked me over!"
"My husband does not go to many classical concerts, and he is very critical and sparing in his opinions. After your concert, he said only three words to me; 'get them back'!"
"Everyone loved the sound of the orchestra."
"Anazingly full sound."
"The bass violins are so much clearer than standard basses."
"A truly successful experiment in string design."
"This orchestra breathes new life into old works."
"As a string player, I am just blown away by the homogenous sound the group makes."
"You are fantastic!"
"I thought I must be going crazy because in the middle of the Bach (Air on the G String) I swore I heard voices singing in the orchestra. There really is something to this idea of matched instruments."