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Musicology ColloquiumMusicology Colloquium

Thursday, September 29 4:30 pm

Lincoln Hall 124

Veit Erlmann (University of Texas at Austin) presents "Policing the Beat: Crime and Copyright in South Africa."  The Endowed Chair of Music History at UT, he studied musicology, sociology, anthropology and philosophy in Berlin and Cologne, and has done fieldwork in Ecuador and in several African countries.  His most recent book, Reason and Resonance: A History of Modern Aurality, was published by Zone Books in 2010.

ComposersComposers' Forum

Friday, October 28 1:25 pm

Lincoln Hall 316 (enter via room 220, the Music Library)

Guest composer and alumus James Matheson (DMA '01) presents his music.  The following day at 2 PM, pianist Xak Bjerken presents a recital with guest soprano Laura Strickling that closes with Matheson's song cycle, Times Alone.  The work is one of three on Matheson's new CD on Yarlung Records (along with his Violin Concerto, by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and String Quartet, by the Color Field Quartet).

Midday MusicMidday Music

Thursday, October 6 12:30 pm

Lincoln Hall B20

Midday Music at Lincoln:  Shin Hwang, harpsichord, with guests Amy Shen, violin, and Anabeth Shirley, cello.  Features Italian and French Baroque music from the 18th century.


Friday, September 30 8:00 pm

Bailey Hall

Cornell Concert Series presents the critically acclaimed all Black and Latino Sphinx Virtuosi, a conductorless ensemble comprising alumni of the Sphinx Competition. The Sphinx Organization is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to building diversity in classical music and providing access to music education in underserved communities.

The Sphinx Virtuosi display “immeasurable power, unwavering command and soulful beauty” (The Washington Post). “Its tone was warm and varied, it moved with unity and fluidity, and its textures were appealing transparent” (The New York Times). Members of the Sphinx Virtuosi hold degrees from the nation’s top music schools, including Curtis, Eastman, Juilliard, Peabody, and the University of Michigan. They will present a program of Spanish and Latin American works, ranging from solo cello to string quartet to chamber orchestra.

Adult: $35 | $32 | $25 • Student: $17

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