About the Orchestra

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The Ithaca Community Orchestra (ICO) is a group of about 40 talented amateur musicians representing people from all walks of life, who have in common their love of music and enjoyment of playing together. The Orchestra supports community musical education through the rehearsal and performance of the classical orchestral repertoire, as well as music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Founded in 2001, the ICO is committed to presenting at least two public concerts a year, performances at community events and festivals, and performances at local residential institutions. The ICO is a 501(c)(3) organization; gifts to the ICO are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.

If you're interested in playing in the ICO, e-mail us at personnel@ithacacommunityorchestra.org (introduce a bit about yourself and experience with your instrument).

2024 Board of Directors (term end)

  • Julia Phillips, President (Dec 2024)
  • Barry Chester, Vice President (Dec 2026)
  • Suan Yong, Secretary (Dec 2024)
  • Virginia Grove, Treasurer (Dec 2026)
  • John Bracewell (Dec 2026)
  • Chuck DePaolo (Dec 2026)
  • Madison Fitzpatrick (Dec 2025)
  • Elizabeth Fuller (Feb 2023)
  • Sherrie Negrea (Dec 2024)
  • Edward Podojil (Dec 2026)
  • Lars Washburn (Dec 2026)

ICO Policy Documents