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Billy Ray Hunter

Saturday, September 14, 2024 at 7:30 PM

Ford Hall, Ithaca College

Join the CCO for Opening Night, where you will sample the themes of the upcoming season. In Tenebrae, Osvaldo Golijov weaves French Baroque themes from Couperin with the flair of his spiritual homeland, Israel. Inquisitive Byzantine scales unfold in Ljubica Maric’s Ostinato super theme Oktochoia, and the Orchestra is joined by Billy Ray Hunter, Principal Trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera, for Haydn’s blockbuster Trumpet Concerto. The evening concludes with a flight through fairy lands with the full ballet version of Ravel’s Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose).


Billy Ray Hunter, Trumpet

Guillaume Pirard, Conductor

  • OSVALDO GOLIJOV: Tenebrae 

  • LJUBICA MARIĆ: Ostinato super Thema Octoicha

  • HAYDN:  Trumpet Concerto

  • RAVEL:  Mother Goose (Full Ballet)

Pre-Concert chat with Maestro Pirard and Billy Ray Hunter will start 1 hour before the concert

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Billy Ray Hunter, Trumpet

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