I joined NDC today

Fighting with my country’s perennial problems with banks, money, credit cards and all that stuff at last I could join!!! I always follow NDC adventures by the web, but never could go or join. Now not only I can, I want with all my soul to participate in next...

Crossing to Scotland in the Catskills

Two Big Weekends! Abby Newton creates an intimate and supportive setting for those who want to explore Celtic music on the cello.  Abby is known for combining the soulfulness and energy of traditional folk music with the precision and nuance of Baroque music. Cello...

Mike Block at New Directions 2011 on NPR Wednesday February 6

Wednesday, February 6th, Performance Today will broadcast the following selection from the 2011 New Directions Cello Festival: Mike Block: Appalachian Medley Mike Block, cello New Directions Cello Festival 2011 Hocket Family Recital Hall, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY...

Celtic Passage

This is such a good piece and I always recommend it to people. Celtic Passage for Solo Cello The purpose of art is  the gradual, lifelong construction  of a state of wonder and serenity. Glenn Gould, pianist   www.serasmolen.com...

Relax!

I wantred to write this in praise of Victor Sazer’s book, “New Directions in Cello Playing”.  Very simply put, there are techniques that flat out work when it comes to playing in a tension free manner.  I am in the process of putting these principles...

CD Release

PRESS RELEASE: What: Cloud Chamber Orchestra (Robby Aceto, Peter Dodge, Chris White) When: Saturday October 20th at 8 PM Where: Carriage House Hayloft, 305 Stewart Ave. Why: New CD Release “GRASS” How: Admission: $5 (CD’s $10 with admission) Cloud Chamber Orchestra is...

Caligari at Ithaca College

free and open to the public 8:15pm Monday September 24 at Ithaca College’s Park School auditorium Cloud Chamber Orchestra (Peter Dodge, Robby Aceto & Chris White) will perform one of their unique live improvised sound tracks to the classic The Cabinet of Dr....

Cloud Chamber Orchestra live at Taughannock

Cloud Chamber Orchestra will be performing a live improvised sound track to “If Women Only Knew” – an Ithaca-made silent film at Taughannock State Park. The Cloud Chamber Orchestra is Robby Aceto – guitars, looping and effects, Peter Dodge –...

2016 New Directions Cello Festival

The 22nd New Directions Cello Festival took place June 3 – 5, 2016 at Humboldt State University Humboldt, California

The New Directions Cello Festival is a performance and educational forum for non-classical cello, featuring performances, workshops, and jam sessions led by guest artists (and their groups) who are pioneering new directions for cellists in a wide variety of styles. Keep an eye on this website for the latest information.