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This master list displays the next 50 events sponsored by the Department of Music.   Use the links on the left side of the page to select specific types of events.

Thursday, November 20
   7:15 pm
Hans Bethe House 125

Bethe Ansatz: "The Moon in the Sand" by guest artist Jennifer Curtis with Cornell violinist Ariana Kim: a performance and discussion of contemporary music inspired by American folk music. Part of the Americana Project, with Ms. Curtis, composer-violinist-mandolinist, in residence Nov. 20-23. 

Thursday, November 20
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Xak Bjerken, piano, with guest violinist Xiao-Dong Wang.  Features Steven Stucky’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, Fauré’s Sonata No. 1 in A Major, op. 13, and Richard Strauss’s Sonata in E-flat, op. 18.

Friday, November 21
   12:00 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Americana Project, inspired by American folk music: guest composer-violinist-mandolinist Jennifer Curtis is in residence Nov. 20-23.  This event is an improvisation master class led by Ms. Curtis.

Friday, November 21
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

CU Winds; James Spinazzola, conductor.  Join the Wind Symphony for a concert featuring the music of guest composer David Maslanka.  Cornell cellist John Haines-Eitzen will be on hand for Remember Me, for cello and chamber ensemble, and the program will conclude with Maslanka’s powerful Fourth Symphony.

Saturday, November 22
   7:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Americana Project, inspired by American folk music: guest composer-violinist-mandolinist Jennifer Curtis is in residence Nov. 20-23.  This event is a community jam session with Ms. Curtis, violin/mandolin; Ariana Kim, violin; and John Haines-Eitzen, cello.

Saturday, November 22
   8:00 pm
Carriage House Café Hayloft

Cornell University Jazz Combos Concert; Paul Merrill, director.  Features the Appel, Bissett, Gussman, and Trommer Jazz Combos.

Sunday, November 23
   2:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest ensemble:  Los Angeles Piano Quartet.  Pianist Xak Bjerken, violinist Mikhail Kopelman, violist Katherine Murdock, and cellist Steven Doane present Beethoven’s early Piano Quartet in C Major, WoO 36/3, Brahms’s G-Minor Piano Quartet, op. 25, and a new work by Christopher Stark, commissioned by the Fromm Foundation.

Sunday, November 23
   4:00 pm
Sage Chapel

Cornell Chamber Singers; John Rowehl, conductor.  Features Winter Sun: A Choral Symphony in C by Canadian composer John Burge and works by Minnesota composer Carol Barnett, including An American Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 23
   7:00 pm
Carriage House Café Hayloft

Americana Project:  guest composer, violinist, and mandolinist Jennifer Curtis will be in residence Nov. 20-23.  This concert features the premiere of her trio for mandolin, violin and cello, with Ariana Kim and John Haines-Eitzen, along with other bluegrass and American folk music-inspired works.

Monday, November 24
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Studio recital:  piano students of Xak Bjerken.

Monday, December 1
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Studio 342:  voice students of Judith Kellock.

Tuesday, December 2
   7:30 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Woodwinds Studio Recital:  students of oboist Emily DiAngelo, flutists Liisa Grigorov and Elizabeth Shuhan, and saxophonist James Spinazzola.

Wednesday, December 3
   12:30 pm
Sage Chapel

Midday Music for Organ:  David Yearsley presents “Franck and Bach in B Minor—Prelude, Chorale, and Fugue.”

Wednesday, December 3
   8:00 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Cornell Percussion Group; Michael Compitello, director.

Thursday, December 4
   12:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Midday Music at Lincoln:  Final concert of Music 4302, “Love, Loss, and Longing: The World of 19th-Century German Song."  Features music of Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, and Strauss performed by Emily Gustafson, Becky Lu, Eilis Monahan, David Rosen (emeritus faculty), Aya Saiki, and Annalise Smith, with faculty Judith Kellock and Roger Moseley.

Thursday, December 4
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Contrapunkt; Patrick Braga, Jasmine Edison, and Paul Hwang, directors.  Features music written by Cornell undergraduate composers.  Funded in part by SAFC and John Seregos.

Saturday, December 6
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Student Chamber Music Recital.

Saturday, December 6
   8:00 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Cornell University Jazz Band; Paul Merrill, director.  “Swing Fling” features the Cornell big band in Club B20, with guest vocalists, dancing and refreshments, plus dance instruction at 7:30 PM.  Admission:  $10 adult; $5 student (at the door).

Sunday, December 7
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Student Chamber Music Recital.

Sunday, December 7
   7:30 pm
Sage Chapel

Sage Chapel Christmas Vespers:  a candlelit Lessons and Carols service sung by the Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club, with traditional readings by members of the Cornell community.  Features Robert Isaacs, conductor, and organist David Yearsley, with audience participation in the familiar Christmas hymns.

Monday, December 8
   7:30 pm
Sage Chapel

Sage Chapel Christmas Vespers:  a candlelit Lessons and Carols service sung by the Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club, with traditional readings by members of the Cornell community.  Features Robert Isaacs, conductor, and organist David Yearsley, with audience participation in the familiar Christmas hymns.  [repeat of previous evening, but with different readers]

Tuesday, December 9
   8:00 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Cornell Gamelan Ensemble; Christopher J. Miller, director.

Wednesday, February 4
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall

Cornell Concert Series presents Nrityagram Dance Ensemble.
Nrityagram: Samyoga
Nrityagram blends Odissi, a classical Indian dance, with contemporary concepts to transport viewers to enchanted worlds.  In Samyoga, two dancers explore concepts of union, balance, grace, confidence and vulnerability with their live music ensemble.

Thursday, February 19
   8:30 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell Concert Series presents Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.
Switzerland’s globally acclaimed L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande is conducted by Charles Dutoit in an alluring program of Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff, and Ravel. Featuring Nikolai Lugansky, piano.

Sunday, March 8
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall

Cornell Concert Series presents Pierre-Laurent Aimard & Tamara Stefanovich.
Two renowned pianists and acclaimed advocates of modern works join together as part of the Environs Messiaen festival at Cornell to perform works by Boulez and Messiaen.

Friday, March 20
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell Concert Series presents the Ravi Coltrane Quartet.
Grammy-nominated saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, son of the legendary John Coltrane, has matured into an artist at the height of a career built on his talent, not his name.  Coltrane is what one critic calls a “daring spirit” and “a composer-bandleader of distinction.” He appears at CCS with his talented quartet.

Wednesday, April 15
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall

Cornell Concert Series presents Jordi Savall & Concert des Nations.
Unanimously recognized as one of the most important performers of early music, Jordi Savall is a multi-faceted musician: viol player, conductor, and creator of an unmistakable style. He brings his Le Concert des Nations Ensemble to close out the CCS season.