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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, March 6
   10:00 am
Johnson Museum of Art In the Wing

John Luther Adams’s electronic soundscapes Veils (2005) will run continuously at the Johnson Museum 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:  Christopher Dingle (Birmingham Conservatoire, UK) and and David Gable (Clark Atlanta University) give talks on Messiaen and Boulez before a panel discussion on music and nature in the avant-garde.  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 In the Wing

John Luther Adams’s electronic soundscapes Veils (2005) will run continuously at the Johnson Museum 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, guest 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.  Seating is limited; see website to register.  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 In the Wing

John Luther Adams’s electronic soundscapes Veils (2005) will run continuously at the Johnson Museum 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

Composed by Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams, this outdoor performance of songbirdsongs features 3 percussion and 2 piccolo players. In under an hour, nine 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. Seating is limited; see website to register.  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
   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, Paul Hwang and Martin Mahoney, 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, Scarlatti, and Bach.

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 "Silent li(v)es in the piano after Schoenberg: A dissertation presentation."

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

Guest artist:  EunKyung 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.

Friday, March 13
   1:25 pm
Lincoln Hall

Cornell composer Louis Chiappetta presents the music of Charles Ives.  (Enter 316 Lincoln via 220, the Music Library.)

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

Look and Listen: A Tribute to Taylan Cihan.  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 co-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).  Cornell String Day features music by Ravel, Sibelius, Vaughan Williams and more, with string players from the Cornell Chamber Orchestra and the Ithaca area; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor.  Funded in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.

Monday, March 16
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Shuhan-Luk Trio and Ithaca Flute Duo with Elizabeth Shuhan and Juliana May Pepinsky, flutes; Alex Shuhan, horn; and Siu Yan Luk and Andi Merrill, piano.  Features Variations on a Swedish Folktune by Ingolf Dahl, Andante and Rondo by Franz Doppler, Beethoven’s Trio for Flute, Horn and Piano, and Prokofiev’s Flute Sonata.

Thursday, March 19
   12:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

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

Thursday, March 19
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Mathieu Langlois (Cornell University) presents "Pictorialism in French Baroque instrumental music: A dissertation presentation."

Friday, March 20
   1:25 pm
Lincoln Hall 316

Cornell composer Charles Peck presents the music of David Lang.  (Enter 316 Lincoln via 220, the Music Library.)

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) 

Saturday, March 21
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell University Jazz Band; Paul Merrill, director, presents Duke Ellington’s Far East Suite.

Sunday, March 22
   3:00 pm
Bailey Hall

CU Winds:  Cornell University Wind Symphony; James Spinazzola, conductor.  "Cornell at 150" features music of Karel Husa, Steve Reich, Roberto Sierra, Christopher Stark, and Steven Stucky.

Tuesday, March 24
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

A leading light of experimental music performance, guest Philip Thomas presents his solo piano program, “Christian Wolff at 80.”  The concert will include a newly commissioned work by Wolff, as well as birthday tributes from Howard Skempton and Michael Finnissy.

Wednesday, March 25
   12:30 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

Midday Music for Organ:  guest Gerald Wolfe.  The “Three Bs” of the North German Baroque:  Buxtehude, Böhm, and Bach.

Wednesday, March 25
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest ensemble:  Sandbox Percussion.  Features masterpieces by Steve Reich alongside original compositions, arrangements, and commissions for percussion quartet.

Thursday, March 26
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Randel Teaching Fellows present:  Mathieu Langlois (Fall 2014) and Amit Gilutz (Spring 2015).

Thursday, March 26
   8:00 pm
Sibley Hall Dome

Breath, Contained is an interdisciplinary installation and musical composition by composer-artist Tonia Ko that explores amplified and drawn-upon bubble wrap.  Her work for bubble wrap and electronics will be presented alongside other percussion works by Mark Applebaum, Steve Reich, and John Cage.  Performers include Michael Compitello, Tonia Ko, and Sandbox Percussion.

Friday, March 27
   1:25 pm
Lincoln Hall 316

Guest composer Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez (Eastman School of Music) presents his recent music.

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.”

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

Matthew Hall, organ.  Features works by Bach, Handel, and more.

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.

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 and vocalists Julia Cavallaro, Claire Raphaelson, and Scott Mello.  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 Silk Road Ensemble.

Tuesday, April 14
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest artist:  Sahan Arzruni performs the complete piano works of Armenian composer Komitas Vardapet and presents a lecture about the composer and his life following the Armenian Genocide. 

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
   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.

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