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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.

Wednesday, January 28
   12:30 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

Midday Music for Organ:  David Yearsley introduces his new recording of the Bach Trio Sonatas.

Thursday, January 29
   12:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Midday Music at Lincoln:  Paul Miller and guest Thomas Georgi (Tafelmusik).  Features rare works by Franz Götz for two violas d’amore and an unusual version of Biber’s Partita for two violas d’amore with a continuo arrangement by Paul Hindemith (Elizabeth Lyon, cello; Matthew Hall, harpsichord).

Friday, January 30
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

CANCELED: Mike Cheng-Yu Lee, fortepiano.  Features 6 Bagatelles (op. 126) and a sonata (op. 101) of Beethoven and works by Schumann and Chopin, performed on Rodney Regier's replica of a Conrad Graf fortepiano.

Saturday, January 31
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Senior recital:  Eric Tan, piano.  Winner of the 2011 Cornell Concerto Competition performs piano sonatas by Beethoven (op. 111) and Chopin (op. 58) and Ravel's Alborada del gracioso from Miroirs.

Sunday, February 1
   8:00 pm
Carriage House Café Hayloft

Ensemble X; Xak Bjerken, director. "An American Tune" features works by Tonia Ko, James Matheson, Andy Akiho, Daniel Thomas Davis, and Timo Andres.

Wednesday, February 4
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall

Cornell Concert Series presents Nrityagram Dance Ensemble.
Nrityagram: Songs of Love & Longing
Nrityagram blends Odissi, a classical Indian dance, with contemporary concepts to transport viewers to enchanted worlds.  In Songs of Love and Longing, two dancers explore the Gita Govinda,  a romantic ballad about the immortal love of Radha and Krishna. It is a song of love and longing that reflects the Vaishnava belief that all humankind is feminine energy (Radha) constantly seeking union with the one male godhead (Krishna). They appear with their live music ensemble. Tickets $36 (Students $25) Advance purchase recommended.

Thursday, February 5
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

 Damien Mahiet (Cornell University) presents "Music and Diplomacy: Concepts and Case Studies."

Saturday, February 7
   4:30 pm
Sage Chapel

"New York Young Men Singing" is a unique, free concert featuring the Cornell University Glee Club together with high school boys throughout the region, culminating their daylong workshop with guest clinician Greg Beardsell of the Irish Youth Choir.

Saturday, February 7
   8:00 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

Guest violinist Martin Davids joins organist David Yearsley for a program from 17th-century Hamburg, with music by Johann Schop and Heinrich Scheidemann.

Thursday, February 12
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Christine Bacareza Balance (University of California-Irvine, Society for the Humanities) presents "Tropical Renditions: Popular Music & Performance in Filipino America."

Wednesday, February 18
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Elizabeth Lyon, cello, with guests Ravenna Lipchik, violin, and Hannah Sun, piano. Features music by Brahms, Schubert, Schumann, and Janacék.

Thursday, February 19
   12:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Midday Music at Lincoln: visiting lecturer Isaac Sharp presents a classical guitar recital.

Thursday, February 19
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Karol Berger (Stanford University) presents.

Thursday, February 19
   8:30 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell Concert Series presents Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. CONCERT TIME IS 8:30 PM.
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.  Tickets $28-40 (Students $22) 

Friday, February 20
   8:00 pm
Carriage House Café Hayloft

Cornell University Faculty Jazz Quintet plays music of the second Miles Davis Quintet. Features Paul Merrill, trumpet; James Spinazzola, saxophones; Nick Weiser, piano; Peter Chwazik, bass; and Greg Evans, drums.

Sunday, February 22
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Faculty Chamber Music Concert.

Thursday, February 26
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Miri Yampolsky, piano, with guest violinist Ariadne Daskalakis. Features sonatas 1-4 of their traversal of Beethoven's ten sonatas for violin and piano.

Friday, February 27
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Miri Yampolsky, piano, with guest violinist Ariadne Daskalakis.  Features sonatas 5-7 of their traversal of Beethoven's ten sonatas for violin and piano.

Saturday, February 28
   3:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell Symphony Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor. Features violinist Paul Huang, winner of the 11th annual Cornell Concerto Competition, playing Lalo's Symphonie espagnole (1st mvt) and Leonard Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.

Saturday, February 28
   8:00 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

Guest artist: Craig Cramer, University of Notre Dame organist, presents works by Buxtehude, Böhm, and Storace, concluding with Bach's mighty Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor.

Sunday, March 1
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Miri Yampolsky, piano, with guest violinist Ariadne Daskalakis.  Features sonatas 8-10 of their traversal of Beethoven’s ten sonatas for violin and piano.

Tuesday, March 3
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

John Haines-Eitzen, cello, with guest Matthew Bengtson, piano.  Features two works by Arthur Foote, Chopin’s Sonata in G Minor, and Roberto Sierra’s Sonata No. 2 (“Elegiaca”).

Thursday, March 5
   10:00 am
Johnson Museum of Art

Sound installation:  John Luther Adams’s electronic soundscapes Veils (2005) will run continuously through March 8.  The work is comprised of three separate six-hour tracks (Falling Veil, Crossing Veil, Rising Veil) designed to run simultaneously in different parts of the same space.  Part of Environs Messiaen: Nature Rendered at the Keyboard; Xak Bjerken and Ryan MacEvoy McCullough, directors.  See http://westfield.org/environsmessiaen/ for full details.

Thursday, March 5
   12:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Midday Music at Lincoln:  graduate student Zoe Weiss.

Thursday, March 5
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Musicology Colloquium:  acclaimed author Robert Fallon (Carnegie Mellon) presents a keynote talk about Olivier Messiaen, as part of Environs Messiaen: Nature Rendered at the Keyboard; Xak Bjerken and Ryan MacEvoy McCullough, directors.  See http://westfield.org/environsmessiaen/ for full details.

Thursday, March 5
   8:00 pm
Sage Chapel

“Immeasurable Space” features works by Messiaen and Jolivet for organ and ondes Martenot, as well as John Luther Adams’s The Immeasurable Space of Tones, performed by guests Geneviève Grenier and Marilyn Nonken and graduate students Matthew Hall and Jonathan Schakel.  Part of Environs Messiaen: Nature Rendered at the Keyboard; Xak Bjerken and Ryan MacEvoy McCullough, directors.  See http://westfield.org/environsmessiaen/ for full details.

Friday, March 6
   10:00 am
Johnson Museum of Art

Sound installation:  John Luther Adams’s electronic soundscapes Veils (2005) will run continuously through March 8.  The work is comprised of three separate six-hour tracks (Falling Veil, Crossing Veil, Rising Veil) designed to run simultaneously in different parts of the same space.  Part of Environs Messiaen: Nature Rendered at the Keyboard; Xak Bjerken and Ryan MacEvoy McCullough, directors.  See http://westfield.org/environsmessiaen/ for full details.

Friday, March 6
   1:25 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Composers’ Forum:  pianist Marilyn Nonken (NYU) speaks about the use of the piano by French spectralist composers and other composers influenced by spectralism, as part of Environs Messiaen: Nature Rendered at the Keyboard; Xak Bjerken and Ryan MacEvoy McCullough, directors.  See http://westfield.org/environsmessiaen/ for full details.

Friday, March 6
   4:00 pm
Lincoln Hall B21

Movie screening:  Caroline Martel’s award-winning documentary recounts the history of the ondes Martenot, an electronic instrument widely featured in popular and classical music, from Hollywood to Messiaen to Radiohead, as part of Environs Messiaen: Nature Rendered at the Keyboard; Xak Bjerken and Ryan MacEvoy McCullough, directors.  See http://westfield.org/environsmessiaen/ for full details.

Friday, March 6
   8:00 pm
Sage Chapel

Ensemble X; Xak Bjerken, director.  Features music by composers influenced by Messiaen, including Claude Vivier’s Lonely Child for soprano and orchestra and Gerard Grisey’s Prologue for viola and electronics, as part of Environs Messiaen: Nature Rendered at the Keyboard; Xak Bjerken and Ryan MacEvoy McCullough, directors.  See http://westfield.org/environsmessiaen/ for full details.

Saturday, March 7
   10:00 am
Lab of Ornithology, Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity

Lecture:  acclaimed Messiaen scholar Christopher Dingle (Birmingham Conservatoire, UK) presents a keynote talk followed by a panel discussion, as part of Environs Messiaen: Nature Rendered at the Keyboard.  See http://westfield.org/environsmessiaen/ for full details.

Saturday, March 7
   10:00 am
Johnson Museum of Art

Sound installation:  John Luther Adams’s electronic soundscapes Veils (2005) will run continuously through March 8.  The work is comprised of three separate six-hour tracks (Falling Veil, Crossing Veil, Rising Veil) designed to run simultaneously in different parts of the same space.  Part of Environs Messiaen: Nature Rendered at the Keyboard; Xak Bjerken and Ryan MacEvoy McCullough, directors.  See http://westfield.org/environsmessiaen/ for full details.

Saturday, March 7
   2:00 pm
Lab of Ornithology, Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity

Pianists Xak Bjerken, David Friend, Mari Kawamura, Ryan MacEvoy McCullough, and Andrew Zhou perform Messiaen’s Catalogue d’oiseaux, thirteen imaginative works for solo piano based on transcribed bird songs from across France, with introductions by Ronald R. Hoy, Merksamer Professor in Neurobiology and Behavior.  Part of Environs Messiaen: Nature Rendered at the Keyboard; see http://westfield.org/environsmessiaen/ for full details.

Saturday, March 7
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Senior recital:  Jasmine Edison, composer.  Features original works for double bass, voice, and electronics.

Sunday, March 8
   10:00 am
Johnson Museum of Art

Sound installation:  John Luther Adams’s electronic soundscapes Veils (2005) will run continuously through March 8.  The work is comprised of three separate six-hour tracks (Falling Veil, Crossing Veil, Rising Veil) designed to run simultaneously in different parts of the same space.  Part of Environs Messiaen: Nature Rendered at the Keyboard; Xak Bjerken and Ryan MacEvoy McCullough, directors.  See http://westfield.org/environsmessiaen/ for full details.

Sunday, March 8
   12:30 pm
Guy Nearing Summer House

The compositions of Pulitzer-prize winner John Luther Adams invite us to pause and listen to the music of the places we live in. This outdoor performance of songbirdsong features 3 percussion and 2 piccolo players. In under an hour, 9 movements depict “the controlled chaos of birds, water and wind” (New York Times) that one hears at different times of the day and year in North America. This performance will take place outdoors. Bring coats and hot drinks!

Sunday, March 8
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

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. Tickets $36 (Students $25) Advance Purchase Recommended.

Monday, March 9
   10:00 am
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Master class by Pierre-Laurent Aimard on Messiaen’s Catalogue d’oiseaux, featuring pianists in the D.M.A. program in Critical Keyboard Studies.  Part of Environs Messiaen: Nature Rendered at the Keyboard;see http://westfield.org/environsmessiaen/ for full details.

Tuesday, March 10
   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 a grant from SAFC.

Wednesday, March 11
   12:30 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Midday Music for Organ:  Jonathan Schakel, harpsichord.  Features music of Böhm, Fischer, and Scarlatti.

Wednesday, March 11
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Contemporary Chamber Players; Louis Chiappetta and Corey Keating, directors, present OSSIA, performing music by Cornell graduate composers.  Funded in part by a grant from GPSAFC.

Thursday, March 12
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Andrew Zhou (Cornell University) presents.

Thursday, March 12
   8:00 pm
Carriage House Café Hayloft

Guest artist:  Eun-Kyung Kim, clarinet, with Cornell and Ithaca College faculty members.  Features works by Poulenc, Stravinsky, and Mozart.  Funded in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.

Saturday, March 14
   1:00 pm
Johnson Museum of Art

Area musicians including the Cornell Avant Garde Ensemble will create installations and performances throughout the Museum at this event, held as a tribute to CAGE founder Taylan Cihan. Cosponsored by the Johnson Museum of Art and the Department of Music.

Saturday, March 14
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Guest ensemble:  Bryant Park Quartet (residency).  Features Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro, as well as Vaughan Williams’s Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis, with string players from the Cornell Chamber and Symphony Orchestras and the Ithaca High School Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor.  Funded in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.

Sunday, March 15
   3:00 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).

Monday, March 16
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Shuhan-Luk Trio and friends: Elizabeth Shuhan, flute; Alex Shuhan, horn, and Siu Yan Luk, piano, with Juliana May Pepinsky, flute.  Features Prokofiev’s Flute Sonata and works by Joaquin Turina, Ingolf Dahl, and Franz Doppler.

Thursday, March 19
   12:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Midday Music at Lincoln:  Ithaca Flute Duo, with flutists Juliana May Pepinsky and Elizabeth Shuhan.

Thursday, March 19
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Mat Langlois (Cornell University) presents "Pictorialism in French Baroque Instrumental Music: a Dissertation Presentation."

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. Tickets $20-28 (Students $17) 

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