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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.

Saturday, August 23
   6:30 pm
Sage Chapel

Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club; Robert Isaacs, conductor.  Orientation Week concert features Cornell’s premier choral ensembles and includes selections by their subset groups, After Eight and the Hangovers.

Sunday, September 7
   8:00 pm
Carriage House Hayloft

James Spinazzola, saxophone, with John Stetch, piano, and friends.  Features original compositions based on tone rows used in the serial works of Berg, Schoenberg, and Webern, as well as Webern’s Quartet, op. 22, for clarinet, tenor saxophone, violin, and piano, and well-known jazz standards.

Friday, September 12
   8:00 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

Guest artist:  Robert Parkins, University Organist at Duke University.  Features music by early Iberian composers, J. S. Bach, and Rheinberger.

Sunday, September 14
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Ensemble X; Xak Bjerken, director.  X returns to its roots and presents the first work it ever performed, Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony No. 1, as well as Hindemith’s Kammermusik No. 1, Stockhausen’s Kreuzspiel, and as with every concert now, a recent work by a Cornell D.M.A. student, in this case Loren Loiacono’s Waking Rhythm.

Wednesday, September 17
   8:00 pm
Sage Chapel

Guest ensemble:  Schola Cantorum of Oxford.  The Cornell choirs present the celebrated Schola Cantorum from Oxford University, conducted by James Burton, on its first American tour in twenty-five years.  Admission will be charged; details to come.

Friday, September 19
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest ensemble:  John Funkhouser Quartet, with John Funkhouser, piano, keyboard; Phil Sargent, guitar; Greg Loughman, bass; and Mike Connors, drums.

Saturday, September 20
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

SPICMACAY and the South Asia Program present violin maestros Mysore Manjunath and Mysore Nagaraj playing Indian classical music, accompanied by Shrimushnam Raja Rao, mridangam, and Giridhar Udupa, ghatam.  Funded in part by grants from the Cornell Council for the Arts and SAFC.

Sunday, September 21
   7:00 pm
Sage Chapel

Annette Richards, organ.  “The Bach Legacy” features music by J. S. Bach, C. P. E. Bach, Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Liszt.  [begins at Sage Chapel and moves to Anabel Taylor Chapel at intermission]

Friday, September 26
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Ryan MacEvoy McCullough, piano, with Elizabeth Lyon, cello.  Features Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata in G Minor, op. 19, Schubert’s “Arpeggione” Sonata, D. 821, and a new work for cello, piano, and electronics by Michael Small.  [Venue not yet finalized.]

Saturday, September 27
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall

Cornell Concert Series presents Dawn Upshaw & Gilbert Kalish.
CCS presents four performances in Barnes Hall auditorium this season, starting with a rare opportunity to hear American soprano Dawn Upshaw and pianist Gilbert Kalish in the warmth and liveliness of a chamber setting.

Sunday, September 28
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Faculty Chamber Music Concert, with soprano Judith Kellock, violinist Ariana Kim, trumpeter Paul Merrill, and pianists Ryan MacEvoy McCullough and Miri Yampolsky.  Features music of Rachmaninoff and Roberto Sierra.

Wednesday, October 1
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest artist: Ji Hye Jung, percussion, with Michael Compitello.  Features solo and duo works for percussion.

Thursday, October 2
   1:00 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

Organist David Yearsley presents music of the Bach sons, as part of this conference and festival: “Sensation and Sensibility at the Keyboard in the Late 18th Century: Celebrating C. P. E. Bach’s Tercentenary.”  Co-sponsored by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, Department of Music, Society for the Humanities, and the American Studies Program.

Thursday, October 2
   8:00 pm
Carriage House Café Hayloft

Tom Beghin presents a clavichord recital as part of this conference and festival: “Sensation and Sensibility at the Keyboard in the Late 18th Century: Celebrating C. P. E. Bach’s Tercentenary.”  Co-sponsored by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, Department of Music, Society for the Humanities, and the American Studies Program.

Friday, October 3
   1:00 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Andrew Willis presents a fortepiano recital as part of this conference and festival: “Sensation and Sensibility at the Keyboard in the Late 18th Century: Celebrating C. P. E. Bach’s Tercentenary.”  Co-sponsored by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, Department of Music, Society for the Humanities, and the American Studies Program.

Friday, October 3
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Ars Lyrica Houston; Matthew Dirst, director, with soloists Dennis James on glass harmonica, soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon, mezzo-soprano Sarah Mesko, and organist Annette Richards, presents the Atkinson Forum Concert as part of this conference and festival: “Sensation and Sensibility at the Keyboard in the Late 18th Century: Celebrating C. P. E. Bach’s Tercentenary.”  Co-sponsored by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, Department of Music, Society for the Humanities, and the American Studies Program.  Includes C. P. E. Bach’s Symphony for 12 Obbligato Instruments and Organ Concerto, as well as J. C. F. Bach’s Die Amerikanerin and J. A. Hasse’s cantata for soprano and glass harmonica, L’Armonica.

Saturday, October 4
   1:00 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Playing a magnetic resonating piano, Ryan MacEvoy McCullough presents a workshop on technologies of the keyboard as part of this conference and festival: “Sensation and Sensibility at the Keyboard in the Late 18th Century: Celebrating C. P. E. Bach’s Tercentenary.”  Co-sponsored by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, Department of Music, Society for the Humanities, and the American Studies Program.  Features Andrew McPherson's Secrets of Antikythera (2009).

Saturday, October 4
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Chamber Orchestra; ChrisYounghoon Kim, conductor, and members of Cornell Baroque Orchestra present a concert as part of this conference and festival: “Sensation and Sensibility at the Keyboard in the Late 18th Century: Celebrating C. P. E. Bach’s Tercentenary.”  Co-sponsored by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, Department of Music, Society for the Humanities, and the American Studies Program.  Features C. P .E. Bach’s Klopstocks Morgengesang am Schöpfungsfeste, with soloists Lucy Fitz Gibbon and Sarah Mesko and small chorus, and Sinfonia in B Minor, as well as chamber music works.

Saturday, October 4
   8:00 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

Peter Sykes presents a clavichord recital as part of this conference and festival: “Sensation and Sensibility at the Keyboard in the Late 18th Century: Celebrating C. P. E. Bach’s Tercentenary.”  Co-sponsored by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, Department of Music, Society for the Humanities, and the American Studies Program.

Sunday, October 5
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell Symphony Orchestra; Andrés Tolcachir, guest conductor.  Features Mark Dal Porto’s Song of Eternity, Arturo Márquez’s Danzón No. 2, Alberto Ginastera’s Four Dances from Estancia, and Bartók’s Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion, and Orchestra, with pianists Xak Bjerken and Miri Yampolsky and percussionists Michael Compitello and guest Jihye Jung.

Thursday, October 9
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

CU Winds; James Spinazzola, conductor.  The Wind Ensemble swings into the new year with a program of jazz-influenced wind music, including works by John Berners, Duke Ellington, Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, Gunther Schuller, and Dana Wilson.

Saturday, October 18
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Homecoming Concert:  Cornell University Glee Club; Robert Isaacs, conductor.  Features repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day, including traditional favorites, a world premiere by Pulitzer Prize finalist Christopher Cerrone, and a performance by the Hangovers.  Ticket information yet to be announced.

Monday, October 20
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell Concert Series presents Sō Percussion.
Titans of the contemporary music scene, Sō Percussion has exhilarated audiences and redefined the percussion ensemble. Committed to collaboration and working with young musicians, they will perform brand-new compositions by Cornell's student composers in addition to their own repertoire.

Wednesday, October 22
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Juliana May Pepinsky and Elizabeth Shuhan, flutes, with pianist Siu Yan Luk.  Features music by Katherine Hoover, Nicole Chamberlain, Franz Doppler, and Ingolf Dahl.

Saturday, October 25
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Members of the Cornell Baroque Orchestra, with guest artists Claire Raphaelson, soprano, and Joanna Marsden, flute.  Features an evening of French Baroque chamber music, including cantatas by Clerambault and Jacquet de La Guerre and instrumental music by Telemann, Couperin, and Marais.  Also featuring Paul Miller, violin, Zoe Weiss and David Miller, viols, and Matthew Hall, harpsichord.

Sunday, October 26
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

John Haines-Eitzen, cello, with guest Matthew Bengston, piano and fortepiano.  Includes music of J. S. Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, and Roberto Sierra (Sonata No. 1 for Cello and Piano).

Thursday, October 30
   8:00 pm
Sage Chapel

“Halloween Organ Extravaganza” features the 1920 horror classic, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, with live organ accompaniment by guest Dennis James.  Presented by Cornell Cinema, the Department of Music, and the Ithaca Motion Picture Project.

Saturday, November 1
   5:00 pm
Sage Chapel

First-Year Parents’ Weekend:  Twilight Concert sung by the Cornell University Chorus; Robert Isaacs, conductor.  Cornell’s esteemed women’s choir, founded in 1921, performs music from five centuries, including a world premiere by Lisa Bielawa, 2009 winner of the Prix de Rome.  Admission:  $10 general; $8 student, at http://cuchorus.com, FYPW web site, and at the door.

Sunday, November 2
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell University Jazz Band; Paul Merrill, director, with guest Gary Smulyan, baritone saxophone.

Sunday, November 2
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell Concert Series presents the Prague Philharmonic Choir.
The Prague Philharmonic Choir is a first-class vocal ensemble and one of the most renowned representatives of Czech music worldwide. For CCS they will perform Rachmaninoff's Vespers, and works by Dvořak and Janaček.

Tuesday, November 4
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Fortepianists Mike Lee and Ji Young Kim with guest ensemble, the Formosa Quartet.  Features Schumann’s late chamber music, including Piano Quintet, op. 44, with critical commentary by Michael Friedmann, Professor of Music, Yale School of Music.

Friday, November 7
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Concert, as part of “Art, Science, and the Thirsty World,” an interdisciplinary dialogue on creative responses to the global water crisis.  Organized by Gail Holst-Warhaft and Cayenna Ponchione and funded in part by the Institute for European Studies and the Brettschneider Fund.

Saturday, November 8
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

David Friend, piano, and friends, with guest composer Tristan Perich.  Features works for piano and electronics.  As a part of a composer residency, this concert showcases the experimental music of Tristan Perich performed by Cornell students and the composer himself.  Celebrated for his unique aesthetic often inspired by the simple beauty of math, physics, and code, his music has been performed widely.  He is especially noted for his incorporation of one-bit technology in works of music, as well as in graphic and sound art, which has been presented around the world in spaces including bitforms gallery, the Whitney Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art.  Perich is a featured artist in the Cornell Council for the Arts 2014 Biennial.

Tuesday, November 11
   8:00 pm
Carriage House Café Hayloft

Mother Mallard’s Portable Masterpiece Company; David Borden, Blaise Bryski, and David Yearsley perform the premiere of Variations on a Theme of Philip Glass and two works from the 1982 recording, Music for Amplified Keyboard Instruments, to be reissued in November (The Continuing Story of Counterpoint Part 9 and Enfield in Winter).

Friday, November 14
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell Symphony Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor.  Features the premiere of Christopher Stark’s work, with guest soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 5.  Funded in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.

Saturday, November 15
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell Concert Series presents Tafelmusik.
Tafelmusik: The Galileo Project
Explore the fusion of arts, science and culture in this concert honoring Galileo’s first demonstration of the telescope. Tafelmusik will perform to a backdrop of images taken by the Hubble telescope and astronomers. Featuring narration, choreography and music by Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Bach and Handel.

Sunday, November 16
   1:00 pm

Cornell Contemporary Chamber Players; Louis Chiappetta and Corey Keating, directors.  Features guest composer/clarinetist Derek Bermel.

Sunday, November 16
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Chamber Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor, with Miri Yampolsky and guest Frank Campos.  Features Shostakovich’s Concerto in C Minor for Piano, Trumpet, and String Orchestra, op. 35, and works by William Gardiner, Steven Stucky, and Samuel Barber.

Sunday, November 16
   7:00 pm
Carriage House Café Hayloft

Studio recital:  violin students of Ariana Kim. [venue not yet finalized]

Monday, November 17
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Chamber Singers; John Rowehl, conductor.

Tuesday, November 18
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Baroque Orchestra; Paul Miller, director.  Features concertos by Handel and Corelli.

Wednesday, November 19
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest ensemble:  Horszowski Trio; Jesse Mills, violin; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Rieko Aizawa, piano.  Funded in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.

Thursday, November 20
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

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

Friday, November 21
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

CU Winds; James Spinazzola, conductor.  Features the music of guest composer David Maslanka, including Remember Me for cello and chamber ensemble with soloist John Haines-Eitzen, and concludes with Maslanka’s Symphony No. 4.

Saturday, November 22
   7:30 pm
Carriage House Café Hayloft

CU Jazz Showcase; Paul Merrill, director.

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
   7:00 pm
Carriage House Café Hayloft

Americana Project:  guest composer, violinist, and mandolinist Jennifer Curtis will present the premiere of her trio for mandolin, violin and cello, with Ariana Kim and John Haines-Eitzen.

Monday, December 1
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Studio 342:  voice students of Judith Kellock.

Wednesday, December 3
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Percussion Ensemble; Michael Compitello, director.

Thursday, December 4
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Studio recital:  piano students of Xak Bjerken.

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