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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, September 2
   12:30 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

Midday Music for Organ:  Annette Richards, University organist.  “The Bach Industry” features music by J. S. Bach and sons, J. L. Krebs, and W. A. Mozart.

Thursday, September 3
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Ryan MacEvoy McCullough (Cornell University) presents "Shadowplay and Döppelganger in works for Pianoforte and Electronics."

Sunday, September 13
   8:00 pm
Carriage House Café Hayloft

James Spinazzola, saxophones, with trumpeter Paul Merrill, pianist Nick Weiser, bassist Peter Chwazik, and drummer Aaron Staebell.  “Roots Revisited” features fresh takes on jazz standards and music by Grainger, Persichetti, and Schoenberg.

Wednesday, September 16
   8:00 pm
Carriage House Café Hayloft

Kettle Corn New Music presents contemporary classical music shared in a relaxed and welcoming environment, including kettle corn!  Features commissions from Ryan Harper and Loren Loiacono along with other repertoire performed by New Morse Code; Hannah Collins, cello, and Michael Compitello, percussion.  Funded in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.

Thursday, September 17
   12:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Midday Music at Lincoln:  visiting lecturer Anna Coogan, experimental guitarist and songwriter, plays a selection of original songs from her recent and upcoming records.  See http://annacoogan.com and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuJFIA_qpPk.

Thursday, September 17
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Marié Abe (Boston University) presents "Resonances of Silence in Post-Fukushima Japan."  She holds an MA and a PhD in ethnomusicology from the University of California–Berkeley, and a degree in sociology, anthropology, and ethnomusicology from Swathmore College.  Abe's scholarship explores politics of space and sound, critical cultural theory, and Japanese popular performing arts.

Friday, September 18
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest artist:  John Stetch, solo piano.  Features all new music and improvisation by the artist.

Saturday, September 19
   10:00 am
Lincoln Hall B20

Session 1: Music in the Public Sphere

10-10:50 AM:  David Kendall (La Sierra University), “Civilization at the Point of the Cornet: The Philippine Constabulary Band and the Display of the Sociocultural Evolutionary Continuum at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair.”

10:50-11:40 AM: Jeff Wiltse (University of Montana), “Cities are Alive with the Sound of Music: Saengerfest and the Transformation of Public Music in 19th-Century America.”

11:40 AM-12:30 PM: Sydney Hutchinson (Syracuse University), “Entangled rhythms on a conflicted island: Digging up the buried histories of Dominican folk music.”

Part of "Music of the Americas: Writing Histories, Connecting Sites"; Silvia Lazo, director, this one-day symposium presents advanced scholarship discussing music in society from diverse sites in the Americas. Speaking from the disciplinary perspectives of history, musicology, ethnomusicology, and cultural studies, research content covers music in the United States, Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.

Saturday, September 19
   2:00 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Session 2: Issues in Historiography

2:00–2:50 PM: Robin Moore (University of Texas at Austin), “The Danzón and its Implications for Early Jazz Scholarship."

2:50–3:40 PM: Pablo Sotuyo Blanco (Federal University of Bahia), “Musicology in Brazil: Issues, boundaries, challenges and proposals towards a Brazilian musicology.” 

Part of "Music of the Americas: Writing Histories, Connecting Sites"; Silvia Lazo, director, this one-day symposium presents advanced scholarship discussing music in society from diverse sites in the Americas. Speaking from the disciplinary perspectives of history, musicology, ethnomusicology, and cultural studies, research content covers music in the United States, Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.

Saturday, September 19
   3:40 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Session 3: Case Studies

3:40–4:30 PM: Silvia Lazo (Cornell University), “Becoming the Composer. A Decade of Roberto Sierra’s Life (1985–95).”

4:30–5:20 PM: Alejandro L. Madrid (Cornell University), “Estrangement, Performance, and Performativity: Musicking Sonido 13.”

Part of "Music of the Americas: Writing Histories, Connecting Sites"; Silvia Lazo, director, this one-day symposium presents advanced scholarship discussing music in society from diverse sites in the Americas. Speaking from the disciplinary perspectives of history, musicology, ethnomusicology, and cultural studies, research content covers music in the United States, Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.

Saturday, September 19
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Homecoming Concert:  Cornell University Glee Club; Robert Isaacs, conductor, presents “Transformations.”  Features the premiere of Outstare the Stars by Jens Klimek, along with folksongs, Renaissance motets, spirituals, and new music from Haiti, as well as the traditional Cornell Songs.  Members of the 1966 Glee Club tour to East Asia reunite, conducted once again by Thomas A. Sokol.  Admission:  $15 adults; $5 students, at http://baileytickets.com and at the door.

Sunday, September 20
   7:00 pm
Sage Chapel

Guest artist:  Edoardo Bellotti.  “Frescobaldi 1615” features works from Girolamo Frescobaldi’s publications from that year, especially the toccatas, performed on organ (Vicedomini organ from 1746) and harpsichord.

Tuesday, September 22
   7:30 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest artists:  Phillip Paglialonga, clarinet, with soprano Ariana Wyatt and pianist Richard Masters (Virginia Tech University).  Features a clarinet master class followed by an informal recital.

Thursday, September 24
   12:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Midday Music at Lincoln:  TBA.

Thursday, September 24
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Holly Watkins (Eastman School of Music) presents "Formalism's Flower."  She earned her PhD in musicology from the University of California–Berkeley in 2004, after completing an MA in musicology and a BA in physics at the University of Virginia.  Her book, Metaphors of Depth in German Musical Thought: From E. T. A. Hoffmann to Arnold Schoenberg, was recently published in Cambridge University Press’s series New Perspectives in Music History and Criticism.

Wednesday, September 30
   12:30 pm
Sage Chapel

Midday Music for Organ:  David Yearsley presents “Bells: Tintinnabulations by Byrd, Lebègue, Frescobaldi, Pärt, and Vierne.”

Thursday, October 1
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Maureen Mahon (New York University) presents “And the Colored Girls Go….: African American Women Vocalists and the Sound of Race, Gender, and Authenticity in Rock and Roll."  Her research interests include contemporary African American culture, the production of identity, the construction and performance of race and gender in music, and the relationship between race, class, generation, and culture.  Mahon's book, Right to Rock: The Black Rock Coalition and the Cultural Politics of Race, was published in 2004 by Duke University Press.

Friday, October 2
   8:00 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

Matthew J. Hall, organ.  Features transcriptions of Bach’s solo cello and orchestral music, a composite concerto after Handel and Corelli, and Mendelssohn’s Organ Sonata No. 3.

Saturday, October 3
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor. Features Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony, op. 110a, Grieg's Two Elegiac Melodies for strings op. 34, Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, and Kenneth D. Froelich’s Symphony No. 1.

Sunday, October 4
   3:00 pm
Ithaca High School Kulp Auditorium

Cornell University Wind Symphony; James Spinazzola, conductor, with students from the Ithaca High School Band directed by Nicki Zawel.  Features the music of guest composer Todd Goodman and works by Adam Gorb and Charles Ives.

Sunday, October 4
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Muhal Richard Abramspiano
Jack Dejohnettedrums
Larry Graycello & bass
Roscoe Mitchellsaxophone & bass recorder
Henry Threadgillalto sax, flute, bass flute

Cornell Concert Series presents Jack DeJohnette's "Made in Chicago". Celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, NEA Jazz Master Jack DeJohnette reunites the great free jazz giants to emerge from Chicago’s powerful South Side collective of the early 1960s. The AACM became ‘A Power Stronger than Itself’, drawing from a bold mix of avant-garde jazz, classical, and world music to drive cultural innovation for black music.

General Admission $28 • Students $18

Thursday, October 8
   12:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Midday Music at Lincoln:  alumna Kyuree Kang and guest Lina Yoo Min Lee perform Brahms’s Sonata for Two Pianos in F Minor, op. 34b (Piano Quintet transcribed for two pianos).  Both are graduate students at Peabody Conservatory.

Thursday, October 8
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Roomful of Teeth, the Grammy-winning octet from New York, merges traditional classical singing with vocal techniques from all over the world, which the members learned directly from Tuvan monks, Inuits, yodelers, throat singers, Balkan belters, and so on.  As NPR put it: “Their singing is fiercely beautiful and bravely, utterly exposed . . . just these eight voices gleefully filling up a huge amount of space.”  Funded in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.  Admission:  $20 adults; $10 students, at http://baileytickets.com and at the door.

Wednesday, October 14
   12:30 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

Midday Music for Organ:  Jeffrey Snedeker presents works of Nicolaus Bruhns heard 350 years since his birth.

Thursday, October 15
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Thomas Irvine (University of Southampton) presents "Burney’s China: The Sino-British Encounter and the Emergence of a Global Music History, 1770-1808."  An eighteenth-century music scholar by training, his early-career research engaged with Enlightenment music aesthetics, particularly German ones.  Tom earned his PhD at Cornell in 2005.

Friday, October 16
   8:00 pm
Sage Chapel

The six-member Tembembe Ensamble Continuo presents “Laberinto de la guitarra/The Guitar’s Labyrinth,” featuring composed pieces for baroque guitar from Hispanic sources performed side-by-side with traditional Mexican sones.  Part of the Atkinson Forum (Fall 2015), "Son Jarocho and the Mexican-American Imagination"; Alejandro L. Madrid, director.  Generously sponsored by David R. and Patricia D. Atkinson through the Atkinson Forum in American Studies in collaboration with the Department of Music and co-sponsored by the Latino Studies Program, Department of Performing and Media Arts, and Internationalizing the Cornell Curriculum (ICC).

Saturday, October 17
   9:00 am
Lincoln Hall B20

Baroque music and son workshop featuring Tembembe Ensamble Continuo.  Part of the Atkinson Forum (Fall 2015), "Son Jarocho and the Mexican-American Imagination"; Alejandro L. Madrid, director.

Saturday, October 17
   1:00 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Academic session:  “The American Experience of Son Jarocho” features papers by Alejandro L. Madrid (Cornell), Elisabeth Le Guin (UCLA), Micaela Díaz-Sánchez (UC Santa Barbara), and Martha E. Gonzalez (Scripps/Claremont College).  Part of the Atkinson Forum (Fall 2015), "Son Jarocho and the Mexican-American Imagination"; Alejandro L. Madrid, director.  Generously sponsored by David R. and Patricia D. Atkinson through the Atkinson Forum in American Studies in collaboration with the Department of Music and co-sponsored by the Latino Studies Program, Department of Performing and Media Arts, and Internationalizing the Cornell Curriculum (ICC).

Saturday, October 17
   4:00 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Organizers’ and Artivists’ roundtable:  “Son Jarocho and Community Building” features Cesar Castro (Los Angeles, CA), Julia del Palacio (NYC), Maya Zazhil Fernández (Chicago), and Luis Sarmiento (Santa Ana, CA).  Part of the Atkinson Forum (Fall 2015), "Son Jarocho and the Mexican-American Imagination"; Alejandro L. Madrid, director.

Saturday, October 17
   8:00 pm
Sage Chapel

“Fandango!” features a Son Jarocho jam session.  Part of the Atkinson Forum (Fall 2015), "Son Jarocho and the Mexican-American Imagination"; Alejandro L. Madrid, director.

Sunday, October 18
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell University Bissett Jazz combo, Paul Merrill coach, with trumpeter Scott Wendholt and the Scott Wendholt Quartet featuring Adam Kolker, tenor saxophone, Ed Howard, bass, and Victor Lewis, drums.

Sunday, October 18
   4:00 pm
Sage Chapel

Guest artist:  Grace Shryock, acting English horn player of the New York Philharmonic, plays an abbreviated recital, followed by an oboe master class.

Monday, October 19
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Contrapunkt; Patrick Braga, director.  Features works by Cornell undergraduate composers.

Wednesday, October 21
   8:00 pm
Carriage House Café Hayloft

Guest ensemble:  Keigo Hirakawa Trio, with pianist Keigo Hirakawa, bassist Eddie Brookshire, and drummer Fenton Sparks.  Features music from the group’s 2015 CD, And Then There Were Three.

Thursday, October 22
   12:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Midday Music at Lincoln:  TBA.

Thursday, October 22
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Richard Taruskin (University of California–Berkeley; Emeritus Professor) presents.  An American musicologist, music historian, and critic, he has written about the theory of performance, Russian music, 15th-century music, 20th-century music, nationalism, the theory of modernism, and analysis.  Taruskin's most recent book, On Russian Music, was published by University of California Press in 2008.  Part of the Scriabin Centenary sponsored by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies with support from the Department of Music.

Thursday, October 22
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Scriabin Centenary:  features part 1 of the complete piano sonatas, with Xak Bjerken, Becky Lu, Ryan MacEvoy McCullough, Miri Yampolsky, Andrew Zhou, and Ithaca College’s Dmitri Novgorodsky.  Sponsored by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies with support from the Department of Music.

Friday, October 23
   8:00 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

Guest organist:  Thiemo Janssen.  “Johann Sebastian Bach and his Northern German predecessors” features music by Buxtehude, Böhm, Reincken, and Bach.

Saturday, October 24
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Scriabin Centenary Concerts:  features part 2 of the complete piano sonatas, with Xak Bjerken, Becky Lu, Ryan MacEvoy McCullough, Miri Yampolsky, Andrew Zhou, and Ithaca College’s Dmitri Novgorodsky.  Sponsored by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies with support from the Department of Music.

Sunday, October 25
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Scriabin Centenary Concerts:  guest pianist Stanislav Ioudenitch, Gold Medalist of the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, presents music of Scriabin, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff.  Sponsored by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies with support from the Department of Music.

Tuesday, October 27
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Concert Series presents Steven Isserlis & Robert Levin. British cellist, author, and musical explorer Steven Isserlis enjoys a distinguished career as a soloist, chamber musician and educator, and also takes a strong interest in historical performance practice. Together with Robert Levin, Professor Emeritus of the Humanities at Harvard renowned for his active mastery of the Classical musical language, he presents an evening of Beethoven sonatas and variation sets for cello and fortepiano.

General Admission $30 • Students $15​

Thursday, October 29
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Miri Yampolsky, piano, with brothers Abel and Arnau Tomàs, violinist and cellist with the Casals Quartet, and Ithaca College violist David Quiggle.  Features an evening of chamber music by Bach, Brahms, and Schumann.

Friday, October 30
   8:15 pm
Ithaca College School of Music Ford Hall, within the Whalen Center for Music

Ensemble X; Xak Bjerken, director, with conductors Chris Younghoon Kim and Jeffery Meyer.  Features the inaugural ICU Sound Works, with Stravinsky’s Octet, Anders Hillborg’s Vaporised Tivoli, Decet by Can Bilir, and Golijov’s Nazareno, arranged for 2 pianos and orchestra by Gonzalo Grau.  [Ford Hall, Ithaca College School of Music]

Saturday, October 31
   5:00 pm
Bailey Hall

First-Year Parents’ Weekend:  Twilight Concert sung by the Cornell University Chorus; Robert Isaacs, conductor.  Admission will be charged; information to come.

Sunday, November 1
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Contemporary Chamber Players; Can Bilir and Charles Peck, directors.  Guest ensemble OSSIA, based at the Eastman School of Music, presents new music by Cornell graduate composers.  Funded in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.

Monday, November 2
   8:00 pm
Sage Chapel

“All Souls’ Day Concert,” organized by Elizabeth Lyon, features graduate students Matthew Hall, Becky Lu, Elizabeth Lyon, Ryan McCullough, David Miller, Zoe Weiss, and Andrew Zhou performing older and newer music focusing on life, death, and humanity.  Highlights include Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin, Froberger’s Reflection sur ma mort future, Long Zhou’s Wild Grass, a tombeaux for viols, and Bach’s “Actus Tragicus,” Cantata BWV 106, directed by Matthew Hall.

Thursday, November 5
   12:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Midday Music at Lincoln:  graduate student Morton Wan presents three piano works of Beethoven:  7 Variations on “God Save the King,” Fantasia op. 77, and Sonata op. 110.

Thursday, November 5
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Mackenzie Pierce (Cornell University) presents "‘To Write with the Rapidity of Inspiration’: Technologies of Inscription and Sound Recording before the Phonograph."  His research interests include musicology, Polish music in the 20th century, music and politics, music and media, music theory, and Frédéric Chopin.

Friday, November 6
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell Concert Series presents Emanuel Ax. Born in Lvov, Poland and growing up in Winnipeg, Canada and New York City, pianist Emanuel Ax attended the Juilliard School on a scholarship and also majored in French at Columbia University. He captured public attention in 1974 by winning the first Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv, and has since become one of the world’s great concert artists with regular appearances as guest soloist, in recital, and for chamber music performances such as with main duo partner Yo-Yo Ma on cello.

Assigned Seating $25-35 • Students $18​

Saturday, November 7
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Palonegro; Sergio Ospina, director.  Features music from Latin America and the Caribbean.

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