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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.

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

Cornell University Jazz Combos Showcase; Paul Merrill, director.  Features the Adelson, Gussman, and Trommer Jazz Combos.

Saturday, April 30
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

POSTPONED to May 3:  Miri Yampolsky, piano.  Features Brahms’s 7 Fantasies, op. 116, Beethoven’s final Piano Sonata, op. 111, and—with Xak Bjerken—Steven Stucky’s Allegretto quasi Andantino (Schubert Dream) for piano four-hands.

Saturday, April 30
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

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

Sunday, May 1
   1:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Joint Senior recital:  Michael Lee, clarinet, and Ashkan Shahbandi, saxophone, with pianists Mary Ann Miller and Andrew Zhou.

Sunday, May 1
   3:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell Symphony Orchestra; Kisun Sung, conductor.  Features Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet and Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2, as well as David Ludwig's Fanfare for Sam.

Monday, May 2
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Studio recital:  cello students of John Haines Eitzen.

Tuesday, May 3
   7:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary

Cornell Chamber Singers; Stephen Spinelli, conductor.  Features modern music inspired by the past, including Steve Reich’s Proverb, Peteris Vasks’ Mate Saule, Caroline Shaw’s Passacaglia (from her Pulitzer Prize-winning Partita for 8 voices), and the second of the late Steven Stucky’s Cradle Songs.  Also a premiere by graduate student Barry Sharp and shorter works of plainchant, medieval organum, and Baltic folk music.

Tuesday, May 3
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Miri Yampolsky, piano.  Features Brahms’s 7 Fantasies, op. 116, Beethoven’s final Piano Sonata, op. 111, and—with Xak Bjerken—Steven Stucky’s Allegretto quasi Andantino (Schubert Dream) for piano four-hands.  (Rescheduled from April 30, 3 PM.)

Wednesday, May 4
   12:30 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

Midday Music for Organ:  guest Leon Chisholm (Fellow, Italian Academy, Columbia University) performs works by Frescobaldi, Bruhns, Buxtehude, and Bach, as well as Hindemith and Sandresky.

Wednesday, May 4
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Shin Hwang, fortepiano, with guest tenor Raphael Höhn.  Features Lieder of Robert Schumann and piano works by Chopin, Mendelssohn, and Brahms.

Thursday, May 5
   12:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Midday Music at Lincoln:  features pieces by graduate students from Kevin Ernste’s “Sound Sculpture” seminar.

Thursday, May 5
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Studio recital:  piano students of Xak Bjerken.

Friday, May 6
   8:00 pm
Sage Chapel

University organist Annette Richards presents “Paris in the 1690s and 1930s,” with music by Nicolas de Grigny, Jehan Alain, and Maurice Duruflé.

Saturday, May 7
   3:00 pm
Sage Chapel

Cornell Chorale; Stephen Spinelli, conductor.  Features works for mixed voices, including Mozart’s Ave verum corpus, William Billings’s Africa, the Shaw/Parker arrangement of Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, and Moses Hogan’s arrangement of Wade in the Water, as well as pieces by Morten Lauridsen and Eric Whitacre.

Saturday, May 7
   4:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Senior recital:  Emily Dothe, piano.  Features solo piano works by Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, and Liszt.

Saturday, May 7
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Chamber Orchestra; Kisun Sung, conductor, with pianist Xak Bjerken.  Features Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances, Sz.68, and two works by Mozart:  Piano Concerto in G Major, K. 453, and Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550.

Sunday, May 8
   3:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell University Wind Symphony; James Spinazzola, conductor.  CU Winds welcomes guest conductor Colonel Larry H. Lang, commander and conductor of the United States Air Force Band.  The program includes Frank Ticheli’s Second Symphony, Dana Wilson’s Liquid Ebony with clarinetist Richard MacDowell, and music by Adam Gorb and Wayne Oquin.

Monday, May 9
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Student Chamber Music Recital.

Tuesday, May 10
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Student Chamber Music Recital.

Friday, May 13
   7:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Cornell University Jazz Combos Showcase; Paul Merrill, director.  Features the Appel Sextet, Bissett Quintet, and For-Credit Quintet in Club B20.

Friday, May 13
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Studio 342:  voice students of Patrice Pastore.

Saturday, May 14
   1:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Studio recital:  piano students of Ryan MacEvoy McCullough.

Saturday, May 14
   8:00 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Cornell University Jazz Band; Paul Merrill, director.  “Swing Fling” features big band arrangements with dancing and refreshments, plus dance instruction at 7:00 PM.  Admission: $5 (at the door).

Friday, May 20
   8:00 pm
Klarman Hall Auditorium

MAYFEST, Cornell’s 9th annual international chamber music festival (http://mayfest-cornell.org); Xak Bjerken and Miri Yampolsky, artistic directors, with guests: Tatiana Samouil, violin; Xiao-Dong Wang, violin; Gilad Karni, viola; Zvi Plesser, cello; Chris Grymes, clarinet; Michael Compitello, percussion; and Íride Martínez, soprano.
Concert 1:  Davidovsky: Synchronisms No. 12 for clarinet and electronic sounds (Grymes), Mozart: “Kegelstatt” Trio (Grymes, Wang, Yampolsky), Franck: Piano Quintet in F Minor (Samouil, Wang, Karni, Plesser, Yampolsky).  Reception to follow, with sweets by Ba-Li Cravings.  Admission: $20 adults; $10 students; Festival Pass $100; https://mayfest.ticketbud.com/mayfest-2016.

Saturday, May 21
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

MAYFEST, Cornell’s 9th annual international chamber music festival (http://mayfest-cornell.org); Xak Bjerken and Miri Yampolsky, artistic directors.  Concert 2: Loiacono: Three Tarantellas (Grymes, Bjerken), Prokoviev: Violin Sonata in F Minor (Wang, Bjerken), Beethoven: Septet in E-flat Major (Grymes, Goodhew, Shuhan, Samouil, Karni, Plesser, Walker).  Admission: $20 adults; $10 students; Festival Pass $100; https://mayfest.ticketbud.com/mayfest-2016.

Sunday, May 22
   2:00 pm
Lab of Ornithology, Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity

MAYFEST, Cornell’s 9th annual international chamber music festival (http://mayfest-cornell.org); Xak Bjerken and Miri Yampolsky, artistic directors.  Concert 3:  Music about birds and nature by Robert and Clara Schumann, Schubert, and Mendelssohn (Martínez, Fitz Gibbon, Grymes, Moseley, McCullough).  Reception to follow, with sweets by Ba-Li Cravings and brew by Copper Horse Coffee.  Admission: $20 adults; $10 students; Festival Pass $100; https://mayfest.ticketbud.com/mayfest-2016.

Sunday, May 22
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

MAYFEST, Cornell’s 9th annual international chamber music festival (http://mayfest-cornell.org); Xak Bjerken and Miri Yampolsky, artistic directors.  Concert 4: Prokofiev: Cello Sonata, op. 119 (Plesser, Yampolsky), Strauss: “Brentano” Lieder, op. 68 (Martínez, Bjerken), Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet excerpts, arr. Borisovsky (Karni, Yampolsky), Stucky: Piano Quintet (Wang, Samouil, Karni, Plesser, Bjerken).  Admission: $20 adults; $10 students; Festival Pass $100; https://mayfest.ticketbud.com/mayfest-2016.

Monday, May 23
   8:00 pm
Carriage House Café Hayloft

MAYFEST, Cornell’s 9th annual international chamber music festival (http://mayfest-cornell.org); Xak Bjerken and Miri Yampolsky, artistic directors.  Concert 5:  Shostakovich: Viola Sonata, op. 147 (Karni, Yampolsky), Zemlinsky: 6 Walzer-Gesänge, op. 6 (Martínez, Yampolsky). Admission: $20 adults; $10 students; Festival Pass $100; https://mayfest.ticketbud.com/mayfest-2016.

Tuesday, May 24
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

MAYFEST, Cornell’s 9th annual international chamber music festival (http://mayfest-cornell.org); Xak Bjerken and Miri Yampolsky, artistic directors.  Concert 6:  Chausson: Chanson perpétuelle (Martínez, Samouil, Wang, Karni, Plesser, Bjerken), Strauss: Violin Sonata in E-flat, op. 18 (Samouil, Bjerken), Applebaum: Aphasia (Compitello), Schumann: Piano Trio in G Minor, op. 110 (Samouil, Plesser, Yampolsky).  Admission: $20 adults; $10 students; Festival Pass $100; https://mayfest.ticketbud.com/mayfest-2016.

Saturday, May 28
   3:00 pm
Arts Quad President's Tent

Cornell University Wind Symphony; James Spinazzola, conductor.  Senior days concert features a fun mix of international and American music, as well as Cornell songs. As per recent tradition, an audience member will be invited to conduct the band!  (In the case of rain, the concert will take place in Barton Hall.)

Saturday, May 28
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club; Robert Isaacs, conductor:  Commencement Concert.  Admission: $12 adult; $5 student; ticket link to come.

Friday, June 10
   9:15 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club and their alumni; Robert Isaacs, conductor, present the Reunion 2016 concert.  Alumni from every generation combine with current undergraduates to sing favorites old and new, concluding with the beloved Cornell Songs.  Admission:  $15; adult; $5 student; ticket link to come.