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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, January 23
   8:00 pm
Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room

Return-from-Tour Concert:  Cornell University Glee Club; Robert Isaacs, conductor.  In honor of Cornell's sesquicentennial, the concert explores ideas relating to Time, featuring repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day, including this year's commissioned work by Christopher Cerrone, Not One Word, performed on the group's tour to the northeast.  Admission: $15 adults; $10 students, at www.gleeclub.com and at the door.

Saturday, January 24
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

"Schubertiade" with pianists Malcolm Bilson and Roger Moseley, violinist Ariana Kim, and cellist John Haines-Eitzen.  Features fortepiano works for solo and four hands and the Piano Trio in B-flat.

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

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.

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.

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
   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
   12:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Midday Music at Lincoln:  graduate student Zoe Weiss.

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
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall

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.

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
   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.

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:  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 presents music of Bach, Buxtehude, and Böhm.

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.

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.