About the Orchestra

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Photo credit: Lisa Lyons

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. Now in its 19th season, 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).

Board of Directors (2022)

  • Julia Phillips, President
  • Linda Myers, Vice President
  • Virginia Grove, Treasurer
  • Andrea Aguirre, Member-at-large
  • John Bracewell, Member-at-large
  • Barry Chester, Member-at-large
  • Elizabeth Fuller, Member-at-large
  • Irina Kassabova, Member-at-large
  • Sherrie Negrea, Member-at-large
  • Lars Washburn, Member-at-large
  • Suan Yong, Member-at-large

ICO Policy Documents