Emilie Benigno at Ithaca College Performed at New York City’s Lincoln Center

ITHACA, NY – Oswego resident Emilie Benigno performed in the Second Violin section with the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra at the Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on April 19. Home to the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has been called by Frommer’s Travel Guides as “New York City’s foremost institution.” Benigno is a freshman Violin Performance and Music Education major in the Ithaca College School of Music.

“Giving its students the opportunity to perform at one of the world’s most prominent venues exemplifies the Ithaca College School of Music’s creative and innovative training environment for young musicians,” said Jeffery Meyer, the orchestra’s conductor. “The School of Music provides its students with a solid, traditional groundwork in musicianship and artistry while at the same time encouraging students to experience new musical connections that are adventurous, contemporary and relevant.”

In addition to the Symphony Orchestra performing Ligeti’s “Atmospheres” and Lutoslawski’s “Concerto for Orchestra,” the program included the Ithaca College Choir singing “Laudibus in sanctis” by Byrd and “Hymn to St. Cecilia” by Britten. Both ensembles gave a combined performance of Poulenc’s “Gloria.” Meyer called the concert “an adventurous program to commemorate the anniversaries of 20th-century composers Poulenc, Lutoslawski and Britten.”

For more information or to request a high-resolution photo of any musicians at this event, contact Jenny Stockdale, marketing communications manager in the School of Music, at [email protected] or (607) 274-3256.

From day one, Ithaca College prepares students for personal and professional success through hands-on experience with internships, research and study abroad. Its integrative curriculum builds bridges across disciplines and uniquely blends liberal arts and professional study. Located in New York’s Finger Lakes region, the College is home to 6,100 undergraduate and 400 graduate students and offers over 100 degree programs in its schools of Business, Communications, Humanities and Sciences, Health Science and Human Performance, and Music.