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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.

Monday, April 6
   8:00 pm
Carriage House Café Hayloft

Mike Cheng-Yu Lee, fortepiano, with guest violinist Wayne Lee.  Features Schumann’s Sonata in D Minor, op. 121, and Beethoven’s Sonata in G Major, op. 96.

Tuesday, April 7
   8:00 pm
Sage Chapel

Return-from-Tour Concert:  Cornell University Chorus; Robert Isaacs, conductor.  In honor of Cornell’s sesquicentennial, the concert features music on the theme of Beginnings, including music from five centuries and this year’s commissioned work by Lisa Bielawa, Songs from Ort, sung on the group’s tour to California.  Admission:  to be announced

Wednesday, April 8
   12:30 pm
Sage Chapel

Midday Music for Organ:  David Yearsley plays the Vicedomini organ, “The Catholics: Byrd, Bull, and Philips.”

Thursday, April 9
   12:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Midday Music at Lincoln:  Emily DiAngelo, oboe; Elizabeth Shuhan, flute; and Andrea Merrill, piano.

Thursday, April 9
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Philomela speaker: Jesse Rodin (Stanford University) presents "Form and experience in fifteenth-century music." Associate Professor of Music at Stanford University, he is the author of Josquin's Rome: Hearing and Composing in the Sistine Chapel (Oxford University Press, 2012), editor of a volume of L’homme armé masses for the New Josquin Edition (Utrecht, 2014), and co-editor of The Cambridge History of Fifteenth-Century Music (forthcoming this spring). He directs the Josquin Research Project and is founder and director of Cut Circle, a vocal ensemble specializing in Renaissance polyphony.

Thursday, April 9
   8:00 pm
Carriage House Café Hayloft

Guest vocalist Mirande Shah performs Indian classical, ghazal, and thumri, with tabla player Naren Budhakar.  A student of Kaushiki Chakrabarty and a 2015 FoundSound Nation Dosti Project Fellow, Ms. Shah was a finalist on Star Voice of India.  Sponsored by Cornell's South Asia Program, Department of Music, Department of Performing and Media Arts, and South Asian Council.

Friday, April 10
   1:25 pm
Lincoln Hall 316

Cornell composer Can Bilir presents the music of Harry Partch. (Enter 316 Lincoln via 220, the Music Library.)

Saturday, April 11
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Festival Chamber Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor.  Features orchestral works by Cornell graduate composers Louis Chiappetta, Corey Keating, and Michael Small, performed by an ensemble of fourteen professional musicians.

Sunday, April 12
   2:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Andrew Zhou, piano.  “Dehors la nuit est gouvernée…” features music by Unsuk Chin, Alban Berg, Marco Stroppa, Fauré, Messiaen, and Salvatore Sciarrini, as well as a new work by Michael Small (premiere).

Sunday, April 12
   8:00 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

They that sow in tears: music and faith in the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648).”  David Miller, violone, with Matthew Hall, keyboards; Zoe Weiss, viols; guests Ryaan Ahmed, theorbo; Anna Marsh, bassoon; and vocalists Julia Cavallaro, Claire Raphaelson, Scott Mello, and David Tinervia.  Features music by Heinrich Schütz and Johann Hermann Schein, as well as organ improvisations and contemporaneous texts.  Funded in part by the Cornell Council for the Arts and the Institute for German Cultural Studies.

Monday, April 13
   8:00 pm
Carriage House Café Hayloft

Ariana Kim, violin, with pianist Roger Moseley and guest Shane Shanahan, percussionist for the Silk Road Ensemble.

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. Tickets $45 (Students $28) Advance Purchase Recommended.

Thursday, April 16
   12:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Midday Music at Lincoln:  Piano students of Andrew Zhou perform Scriabin’s 24 Preludes, op. 11, to mark the centenary of the composer’s death.

Thursday, April 16
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Annual Lenore Coral Memorial Lecture:  Francesca Brittan (Case Western Reserve University) presents "The electrician, the magician, and the romantic conductor." A scholar of nineteenth-century music and aesthetics, she holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University (2007) and was a Research Fellow at Queens’ College, Cambridge between 2006 and 2008; she joined the faculty at Case in 2009.  Brittan's book, Fantasy, Science, and the Romantic Listener, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in the series “New Perspectives in Music History and Criticism.”

Saturday, April 18
   2:00 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Master class given by guest Guillaume Pirard (violin, chamber music). Recipient of the Belgian Young Soloists Foundation and the SPES Foundation Award, Pirard has performed extensively throughout Europe and the United States, in recital and with the The Knights, Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, the Sejong Soloists, and the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia.

Saturday, April 18
   8:00 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

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

Sunday, April 19
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Chamber Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor.  Features Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings and a new work with cellist John Haines-Eitzen by Loren Loiacono.

Sunday, April 19
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest ensemble:  YO, featuring Yutaka Oyama, shamisen; Akihisa Kominato, shakuhachi; and Ty Burhoe, tabla.  YO presents the ancient traditions of Japan and India in a fresh, creative and inspired vision.  The music is based on ancient Japanese traditional music and traditional Indian rhythms, which use both fixed composition and improvisation.  Sponsored by the South Asia Program, the concert is funded in part by grants from the Cornell Council for the Arts, Society for the Humanities, Rose Goldsen Lecture Series, and the Asian & Asian American Center (A3C).

Tuesday, April 21
   8:00 pm
Sage Chapel

Departures:  this evening of live music and film will feature Cornell's own Annie Lewandowski (Dept of Music), otherwise known as Powerdove, in one of the most stunning settings in the region. Lewandowski will perform songs from her recent release Powerdove Solo at Ranieri Chapel, in conjunction with three dreamlike films by Swedish film and video pioneer Gunvor Nelson. About Nelson's work, Lewandowski writes, "These films are about memory, imagination, desire, and the unconscious--all things that I find resonate with my songs." Read more about Nelson's deeply personal and abstract films online, but it will be an unforgettable evening. "Annie Lewandowski's voice is a thing of great beauty and great terror.” (Tome to the Weather Machine 2013). Cosponsored with the Cornell Council for the Arts and the Department of Music.  (Not suitable for children due to adult themes and nudity.)

Wednesday, April 22
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest ensemble:  Momenta Quartet performs string quartets of Julián Carrillo (1875-1965), including No. 1 (1903), No. 3, “Dos bosquejos” (1928), and No. 8 (ca. 1959).

Thursday, April 23
   12:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Midday Music at Lincoln:  Palonegro performs music from Colombia, Brazil, and Cuba.  Members include Sergio Ospina, piano; Sarah McDonald, violin; Brian Schaefer, clarinet; Zac Manchester, bass; and Jordan Musser, drums; with guest vocalist Martha Mateus.

Thursday, April 23
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Ji Young Kim (Cornell University) presents "Did Schumann have a late style? A response to James Webster."

Thursday, April 23
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

D.M.A. recital:  Michael Small, composer.  This retrospective of Michael’s works over the past four years features the Momenta Quartet, pianists Ryan MacEvoy McCullough and Andrew Zhou, and cellist Elizabeth Lyon.

Friday, April 24
   1:25 pm
Lincoln Hall 316

Composers will discuss the Festival Chamber Orchestra performance from 4/11/15, followed by Michael Small presenting a job talk.  (Enter 316 Lincoln via 220, the Music Library.)

Friday, April 24
   8:00 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

Jonathan Schakel, organ.  “Quasi una fantasia” features music by Bryd, Bull, Sweelinck, Scheidemann, and Bach.

Monday, April 27
   8:00 pm
Carriage House Café Hayloft

Studio recital: violin students of Ariana Kim.

Tuesday, April 28
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Chamber Singers; John Rowehl, conductor.  Features J. S. Bach’s Christ lag in Todesbanden (BWV 4) and Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (BWV 225).

Thursday, April 30
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Richard Leppert (University of Minnesota) presents "Phonography & Operatic Fidelities (Regimes of Musical Listening, 1904-1929)."  He was co-editor of Beyond the Soundtrack: Representing Music in Cinema (University of California Press, 2007).

Thursday, April 30
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Studio recital:  piano students of Miri Yampolsky and Andrew Zhou.

Friday, May 1
   1:25 pm
Lincoln Hall 316

Cornell composer Corey Keating presents the music of George Crumb.  (Enter 316 Lincoln via 220, the Music Library.)

Saturday, May 2
   3:00 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Founders Room

Guest artist Loren Ludwig joins graduate students David Miller and Zoe Weiss and the Cornell Viol Consort to present music for viols.

Saturday, May 2
   4:00 pm
Ithaca College School of Music Ford Hall

International conducting master class with guest clinician. Cornell Chamber Orchestra presents Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings with selected conductors. 

Saturday, May 2
   7:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Studio recital: piano students of Ryan MacEvoy McCullough.

Saturday, May 2
   7:30 pm
Ithaca College School of Music Ford Hall

Cayuga Chamber Orchestra; Lanfranco Marcelletti, conductor, with Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club; Robert Isaacs, director, and Ithaca College Choir; Janet Galván, director.  Features Roberto Sierra’s Cantares (Cornell) and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana (Ithaca College).  $

Sunday, May 3
   3:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell University Wind Symphony joins forces with the Jazz Band for the premiere of a new arrangement of John Coltrane’s four-movement suite, A Love Supreme, which was released in 1965.  The new edition will be based on the jazz ensemble arrangement of Wynton Marsalis, and the performance will feature Grammy-nominated saxophonist Joshua Redman.

Monday, May 4
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Student Chamber Music Recital.

Tuesday, May 5
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Baroque Orchestra; Paul Miller, director, with guest Sarah Darling, violin.  Features Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 and Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, as well as music by Telemann and Galliard.

Wednesday, May 6
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Student Chamber Music Recital.

Thursday, May 7
   12:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Midday Music at Lincoln:  Ji Young Kim, fortepiano.  Includes a Dussek sonata performed on the Broadwood fortepiano.

Saturday, May 9
   2:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Gamelan Ensemble; Christopher J. Miller, director.

Sunday, May 10
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Voice students of Steven Stull.

Sunday, May 10
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Matthew Hall and guest present a two-harpsichord recital.