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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, March 23
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Erica Levenson (Cornell University) presents "Traveling Tunes: French Comic Opera and Theatre in London, 1714-1745."  Erica’s research focuses on the international circulation of popular theatrical music during the eighteenth century.

Saturday, March 25
   3:00 pm
Johnson Museum of Art

Guest ensemble:  Innuan, whose mission is to bring live musical performances into galleries and museums, creating a fully immersive experience for all patrons of the arts.  Based in NYC, the five musicians present sonatas by Eugène Ysaÿe, Clara Iannotta, and Stefano Gervasoni, as well as piano quintets by Beat Furrer (Spur) and Dvořák (A Major, op. 81).

Sunday, March 26
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Festival Chamber Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor.  Features orchestral works by Cornell graduate composers Corey Keating and Barry Sharp performed by an ensemble of fourteen professional players.

Monday, March 27
   4:00 pm
Rockefeller Hall Schwartz Auditorium

General Physics Colloquium and Henley Lecture, Joseph Curtin, Joseph Curtin Studios, Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Mr. Curtin builds violins and violas, is deeply involved in acoustical research, and is passionately committed to the ongoing evolution of violin family instruments.

Refreshments from 3:30-3:50 pm.

Title:  Can Stradivari’s Sound Be Measured?

Host:  Peter Wittich

Abstract:  It has long been believed that Stradivari and his contemporaries in 18th Century Italy built violins with playing qualities that later makers have been unable to match. In recent years, however, a team of researchers led by Claudia Fritz and Joseph Curtin have shown that under double-blind conditions neither professional violinists nor experienced listeners can tell Old Italian violins from new ones at better than chance levels. Moreover, players and listeners tend to prefer the new. Violin-maker, researcher, and MacArthur Fellow Joseph Curtin will discuss recent developments in violin science, and his own interest in measuring violin sound in order to establish objective parameters for violin quality. 

Wednesday, March 29
   12:30 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Midday Music for Organ:  Matthew Hall and Jonathan Schakel present “Duets & Diversions II,” with music for multiple keyboards by J. S. Bach, W. F. Bach, and other lesser luminaries.

Wednesday, March 29
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Ithaca Flute Duo:  Juliana May Pepinsky and Elizabeth Shuhan, flutes, with pianist Andrea Merrill.  Features selections for flutes, piccolos, alto flute, and bass flute by Bach, Doppler, and more.

Thursday, March 30
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Sergio Ospina-Romero (Cornell University) presents "Dolor que canta: The life, the exile, and the music of Luis A. Calvo."  Ospina-Romero's research activities are mainly focused on popular music in Latin America in the early twentieth century, in relation to sound recording industries, mechanical reproduction, nationalism, transnationalism, cultural identities, and music consumption.

Thursday, March 30
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Ryan MacEvoy McCullough, piano.  “Games of Belief” features works by Tonia Ko, Felix Mendelssohn, John Libertore, and the premiere of Nicholas Vines’s Indie Ditties.

Tuesday, April 11
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Matthew Hall, harpsichord.  Features the music of François Couperin.

Wednesday, April 12
   12:30 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

Midday Music for Organ:  David Yearsley presents “The Organ Contests of Dresden” with music by Weckmann, Froberger, Mozart, and Hässler.

Wednesday, April 12
   7:00 pm
First Congregational Church Sanctuary

Return-from-Tour Concert:  Cornell University Chorus; Robert Isaacs, conductor, following its “Atlantic Coast Tour” to the Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia and Washington, DC. “Up!” features music about stars and the aurora borealis, music from the northern countries, and music about jumping, as well as the new commission from guest composer Mia Makaroff from Finland (who will be in attendance).  Admission is free, with donations accepted to benefit a local charity (yet to be named).

Thursday, April 13
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Don M. Randel Teaching and Research Fellows' Colloquium:  Anaar Desai-Stephens, "Bollywood Songs and South Asian Culture"; Ryan MacEvoy McCullough, "Musical Technologies and the Natural World"; and Mackenzie Pierce, "Improvisation and Social Change in the U.S."

Thursday, April 13
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Shin Hwang, fortepiano.  Features works by Beethoven and Haydn.

Saturday, April 15
   2:00 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Founders Room

Members of the Cornell Early Music Lab and Cornell Viol Consort present chamber music for various ensembles from the Renaissance and Baroque.

Saturday, April 15
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Xak Bjerken, piano, with guests Renée Jolles, violin, and Steven Doane, cello.  Features trios by Beethoven, Schumann, and Russian composer Alexander Krein.

Monday, April 17
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Senior composition recital:  Patrick Braga.

Wednesday, April 19
   8:00 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

Anna Steppler, organ.  “The German Romantics” features music by Mendelssohn, Schumann, and J. S. Bach.

Thursday, April 20
   12:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Midday Music at Lincoln:  Piano students of Andrew Zhou perform Leoš Janáček's complete On an Overgrown Path (Po zarostlém chodníčku), Book 1.

Thursday, April 20
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Margot Fassler (University of Notre Dame) presents.  The Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Music History and Liturgy, Fassler is renowned for her work at the intersection of musicology and theology and is a specialist in sacred music of several periods.  At Notre Dame she holds joint appointments in Music and in Theology, and she is a fellow in the Medieval and Nanovic Institutes. 

Friday, April 21
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest trio:  sTem, with soprano Meagan Brus, clarinetist Eric Umble, and pianist Silvie Cheng.  Features music of Schubert, Schoenberg, Isenberg, Catan, and a premiere of fifteen new one-minute pieces as a part of Vox Novus’s “15 Minutes of Fame” series.

Saturday, April 22
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Palonegro; Sergio Ospina, director/piano, with Anaar Desai-Stephens, violin; Lenora Schneller, clarinet; Sam Boyles, bass; Jordan Musser, drums; and Martha Mateus, vocals.

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

Guest trio:  sTem, with soprano Meagan Brus, clarinetist Eric Umble, and pianist Silvie Cheng.  Features new works by Cornell graduate composers.  Funded in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.

Sunday, April 23
   2:00 pm
Johnson Museum of Art

Cornell Gamelan Ensemble; Christopher J. Miller, director, with guest Sumarsam (Ph.D. ‘92) present “Dewa Ruci,” a Javanese wayang (shadow puppet play).  Part of the Cornell Modern Indonesia Projects’ conference, “Still in the Game”: The State of Indonesian Art History in the 21st Century.

Sunday, April 23
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell University Jazz Band; Paul Merrill, director, guest composer-drummer Dennis Mackrel.

Monday, April 24
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Honors thesis presentation:  Martin Mahoney, composer.

Tuesday, April 25
   7:30 pm
Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2017 > USA > Directed by Ken & Flo Jacobs "One of the founders of the American avant-garde cinema, Ken Jacobs (b. 1933) has been working ceaselessly and boundlessly in film, video and moving image performance for over fifty years.... Among Jacobs' most important inventions is his Nervous Magic Lantern, a mysterious and mesmerizing performance of light and shadow that returns to cinema's most essential roots, and which he evocatively describes as "cinema without film or electronics." (Harvard Film Archive) Using light, fans, a spinning shutter and his own hands, Mr. Jacobs, along with his collaborative partner and wife, Flo Jacobs, project images that you will swear have been recorded on a strip of film. They have collaborated with many different music groups over the years to present these shows, each one unique. This show, with live music by CAGE, will also include several short films by Jacobs. For listing, visit cinema.cornell.edu closer to show date. This program is made possible in part with public funds from NYSCA's Electronic Media & Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes. It is additionally cosponsored with the Cornell Council for the Arts and the Departments of Music & Art. More at facebook.com/nervousken

Wednesday, April 26
   8:00 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

D.M.A. Recital:  Jonathan Schakel, organ.  Features music by Buxtehude and J. S. Bach.

Thursday, April 27
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

 Mia Tootill (Cornell University) presents a lecture on her dissertation,  "From the Underworld to the Opéra: Representations of the Devil on the Parisian Musical Stage, 1827–69."  Her research centers on French opera, ballet, and popular theater in the long nineteenth century, and the subsequent emergence of silent film.

Thursday, April 27
   8:00 pm
Klarman Hall Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium

Guest jazz ensemble:  Adam O’Farrill Quartet:  Adam O’Farrill, trumpet; Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, tenor sax; Walter Stinson, bass; Zack O’Farrill, drums.

Friday, April 28
   8:00 pm
Klarman Hall Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium

Cornell Concert Series presents eighth blackbird. Winner of four Grammy® awards, the Chicago-based sextet has provoked and impressed audiences for over 20 years. This CCS program combines works from the group's collaboration with the Sleeping Giant composer collective with their previous album, “Filament.” Bringing art and sound together, eighth blackbird’s multimedia presentation of “Murder Ballades” uses new music to draw upon the timeless dark side of American folk music and European fairy tales.

General Admission: $28 • Students: $15

Saturday, April 29
   3:00 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

Cornell Chamber Singers; Stephen Spinelli, conductor.

Saturday, April 29
   7:30 pm
Carriage House Café Hayloft

Cornell University Jazz Combos Showcase; Paul Merrill, director.

Sunday, April 30
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Chamber Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor.  Features Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, op. 54, with soloist Miri Yampolsky, and more.

Sunday, April 30
   7:00 pm
Carriage House Café Hayloft

Ariana Kim, violin, with guest pianist Pietro Bonfilo.  Features violin sonatas by Brahms (No. 3 in D Minor) and Leoš Janáček.

Monday, May 1
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Studio recital:  voice students of Lucy Fitz Gibbon, as well as performances by several voice instructors.

Wednesday, May 3
   12:30 pm
Sage Chapel

Midday Music for Organ:  Anna Steppler and Jonathan Schakel present Julius Reubke’s Sonata on the 94th Psalm and Franz Liszt’s Variations on “Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen,” performed on the Aeolian-Skinner organ.

Wednesday, May 3
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Exhibition-concert features works by graduate students from Marianthi Papalexandri Alexandri’s “rethinking the instrument” seminar.

Thursday, May 4
   12:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Midday Music at Lincoln:  lecture-recital on Giuseppe Tartinti and his works, by students of Prof. Zaslaw’s graduate seminar on Baroque music.

Thursday, May 4
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies presents a conference, "Ghosts in the Machine: Technology, History, and Aesthetics of the Player-Piano," May 4-6.  Georgina Born (Oxford University) gives the keynote address.

Thursday, May 4
   8:00 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies:  “Ghosts in the Machine – Technology, History, and Aesthetics of the Player-Piano” (May 4-6 conference).  Concert features newly commissioned music for player-piano and piano, as well as solo and ensemble works for pianola.

Friday, May 5
   8:00 pm
Sage Chapel

Cornell Chorale; Stephen Spinelli, conductor.

Saturday, May 6
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Studio recital:  piano students of Xak Bjerken.  Features Preludes and Fugues from Book I of The Well-Tempered Clavier and Preludes by Shostakovich.

Saturday, May 6
   7:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell Symphony Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor, and the Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club; Stephen Spinelli, director.  Features Missy Mazzoli’s These Worlds in Us and Lili Boulanger’s Psalm 130 (Du fond de l’abîme).

Sunday, May 7
   3:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell University Wind Symphony; James Spinazzola, conductor.  Features Christopher Rouse’s Berceuse Infinie, in memory of his Cornell classmate Steven Stucky.

Sunday, May 7
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Student Chamber Music Recital.

Monday, May 8
   5:00 pm
Carriage House Café Hayloft

Studio recital:  violin students of Ariana Kim.

Monday, May 8
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Student Chamber Music Recital.

Tuesday, May 9
   8:00 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Cornell Percussion Ensemble; Michael Sparhuber, director.

Tuesday, May 9
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Studio 342:  voice studios recital.

Wednesday, May 10
   12:30 pm
Sage Chapel

Midday Music for Organ:  University organist Annette Richards presents a celebratory end-of-semester pot-pourri on the Aeolian-Skinner organ.

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