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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, August 5
   10:30 am
Lincoln Hall B20

Pianist Blaise Bryski (bio) offers an introduction to the many pianos of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Participants will have an opportunity to try the instruments. This workshop, presented by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies in conjunction with the Forte/Piano Festival, is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, August 5
   4:00 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Pianists Olga Pashchenko, Monica Jakuc Leverett, and David Kim perform Beethoven’s “Eroica Variations,” works by Marie Bigot, Chopin, J. B. Cramer, and Maria Szymanowska, and Schumann’s “Carnaval” op. 9, on a restored 19th-century piano. Part of "Forte/Piano: A Festival Celebrating Pianos in History," presented by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, August 5–9, 2015.

Wednesday, August 5
   8:00 pm
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Kiplinger Theatre

Pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout, heralded by the press as "a prince of the fortepiano" (The London Times) and even "Mozart reincarnated" (De Telegraaf, Netherlands), performs works by C. P. E. Bach and Mozart on the replica of an 1805 instrument. Part of "Forte/Piano: A Festival Celebrating Pianos in History," presented by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, August 5–9, 2015.

Thursday, August 6
   1:30 pm
Barnes Hall

Pianists Tom Beghin and Andrew Willis perform the Grande sonate for four hands in E-flat major, op. 47 by Ignaz Moscheles, and pianists Ryan MacEvoy McCullough and Andrew Zhou perform music for piano and electronics by Georg Friedrich Haas, Rand Steiger, and John Luther Adams. Part of “Forte/Piano: A Festival Celebrating Pianos in History,” August 5–9, 2015.

Thursday, August 6
   8:00 pm
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Kiplinger Theatre

Three talented young pianists—Hardy Rittner from Germany, Anthony Romaniuk from Australia, and Jiayan Sun from China—perform works by Beethoven, Chopin, Mason, MacDowell, and Siloti on restored 19th-century instruments. Part of "Forte/Piano: A Festival Celebrating Pianos in History," August 5–9, 2015.

Friday, August 7
   1:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Pianist Penelope Crawford with Martha Guth, soprano, and pianist Sezi Seskir with Fitzwilliam String Quartet member Lucy Russell, violin, perform six Schubert songs and 2 Mozart violin sonatas (in E Minor, K. 304 and A Major, K. 305) on historical instruments. Part of "Forte/Piano: A Festival Celebrating Pianos in History," August 5–9, 2015.

Friday, August 7
   5:00 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Pianists Erin Helyard and Olga Witthauer perform music by Clementi and Dussek on an 1827 instrument by the British firm Broadwood. Part of "Forte/Piano: A Festival Celebrating Pianos in History," August 5–9, 2015.

Friday, August 7
   8:00 pm
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Kiplinger Theatre

Renowned Russian pianist Alexei Lubimov, praised as “an absolute pianist” and “great artist” with “natural sophistication” (Diapason), performs 12 selected preludes and "L’isle joyeuse" by Debussy, works by Satie, and Stravinsky’s piano sonata. Part of “Forte/Piano: A Festival Celebrating Pianos in History,” August 5–9, 2015.

Saturday, August 8
   1:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Pianists Shin Hwang, Michael Pecak, and Petra Somlai perform works by Schubert and Schumann, Polish composers Kurpiński, Lessel, and Szymanowska, and Czech composer Vorišek, on a restored 19th-century piano. Part of “Forte/Piano: A Festival Celebrating Pianos in History,” August 5–9, 2015.

Saturday, August 8
   5:00 pm
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Kiplinger Theatre

Pianists Malcolm Bilson, Tom Beghin, David Breitman, Ursula Dütschler, Zvi Meniker, Bart van Oort, and Andrew Willis reunite for a two-part evening of music by Beethoven, two decades after their complete recording on period instruments of the composer’s piano sonatas. Part of “Forte/Piano: A Festival Celebrating Pianos in History,” August 5–9, 2015.

Saturday, August 8
   8:00 pm
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Kiplinger Theatre

Pianists Malcolm Bilson, Tom Beghin, David Breitman, Ursula Dütschler, Zvi Meniker, Bart van Oort, and Andrew Willis reunite for a two-part evening of music by Beethoven, two decades after their complete recording on period instruments of the composer’s piano sonatas. Part of “Forte/Piano: A Festival Celebrating Pianos in History,” August 5–9, 2015.

Sunday, August 9
   1:30 pm
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Kiplinger Theatre

Pianists Frédéric Lacroix, Liv Glaser, and Mike Lee with R. J. Kelley, natural horn, and Lucy Russell, violin, perform "Hexameron," music by Grieg, and Brahms’s Horn Trio, op. 40. Part of “Forte/Piano: A Festival Celebrating Pianos in History, August 5–9, 2015.

Sunday, August 9
   4:30 pm
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Kiplinger Theatre

Pianists Matthew Bengtson, Tuija Hakkila, and Miri Yampolsky celebrate the anniversary of Scriabin's death (1872–1915) and Sibelius's birth (1865–1957) with performances on a late 19th-century piano. Part of "Forte/Piano: A Festival Celebrating Pianos in History," August 5–9, 2015.

Saturday, August 22
   4:30 pm
Sage Chapel

Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club; Robert Isaacs, conductor.  Features a brief choral concert showcasing Cornell’s premier choral ensembles and their a cappella subset groups, After Eight and the Hangovers.  Stick around afterward for a reception and information about auditions!

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 songs, J. L. Krebs, and W. A. Mozart.

Thursday, September 10
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Holly Watkins (Eastman School of Music) presents.  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.

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

James Spinazzola, saxophones, with trumpeter Paul Merrill and friends.  "Roots Revisited" features new compositions for jazz combo based on selections from the American songbook.

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:  TBA.

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
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Homecoming Concert:  Cornell University Glee Club; Robert Isaacs, conductor.  Features a reunion performance by members of the 1966 Glee Club tour to East Asia, conducted once again by Thomas Sokol.  Admission:  $15 adults; $5 students; tickets not yet on sale.

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

Marié Abe (Boston University) presents.  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.

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.  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.  Includes Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, Eli Marshall’s Suite from his movie soundtrack for The Golden Era, 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:  TBA.

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 will be charged; information to come.

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.  An eighteenth-century music scholar by training, his early-career research engaged with Enlightenment music aesthetics, particularly German ones.  In recent years Irvine's interests have expanded to the role that sound played in Western encounters with China around 1800.  His second research area is Anglo-German music history in times of political crisis.  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 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 Jazz Band; Paul Merrill, director, with guest trumpeter Scott Wendholt.

Monday, October 19
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Contrapunkt presents 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​

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