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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.

Thursday, September 4
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Paul Miller (Cornell University) presents "Tempo and Meter Relationships in Stockhausen's Late Works."

Sunday, September 7
   8:00 pm
Carriage House Hayloft

James Spinazzola, saxophone, with trumpeter Paul Merrill, pianist John Stetch, and friends.  Features original jazz compositions based on tone rows used in the serial works of Berg, Schoenberg, and Webern, as well as Webern’s Quartet, op. 22, for clarinet, tenor saxophone, violin, and piano.  Also jazz standards by Joe Lovano and Thelonious Monk.

Friday, September 12
   8:00 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

Guest artist:  Robert Parkins, University Organist at Duke University.  Features music by early Iberian composers, J. S. Bach, and Rheinberger.

Sunday, September 14
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Ensemble X; Xak Bjerken, director.  X returns to its roots and presents the first work it ever performed, Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony No. 1, as well as Hindemith’s Kammermusik No. 1, Stockhausen’s Kreuzspiel, and as with every concert now, a recent work by a Cornell D.M.A. student, in this case Loren Loiacono’s Waking Rhythm.

Wednesday, September 17
   8:00 pm
Sage Chapel

Guest ensemble:  Schola Cantorum of Oxford.  The Cornell choirs present the celebrated Schola Cantorum from Oxford University, conducted by James Burton, on its first American tour in twenty-five years.  Features English Renaissance motets by Weelkes, Sheppard, and Tallis, as well as the premiere of Roderick Williams’ O Radix Jesse and the American premiere of Burton’s Te lucis ante terminum, written to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WWI.  Admission:  $10 adult; $5 student, at www.gleeclub.com/concert-schedule.html and at the door.

Friday, September 19
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest ensemble:  John Funkhouser Quartet, with John Funkhouser, piano, keyboard; Phil Sargent, guitar; Greg Loughman, bass; and Mike Connors, drums.

Saturday, September 20
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

SPICMACAY and the South Asia Program present violin maestros Mysore Manjunath and Mysore Nagaraj playing Indian classical music, accompanied by Shrimushnam Raja Rao, mridangam, and Giridhar Udupa, ghatam.  Funded in part by grants from the Cornell Council for the Arts and SAFC.

Sunday, September 21
   7:00 pm
Sage Chapel

Annette Richards, organ.  “The Bach Legacy” features music by J. S. Bach, C. P. E. Bach, Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Liszt.  [begins at Sage Chapel and moves to Anabel Taylor Chapel at intermission]

Wednesday, September 24
   12:30 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

Midday Music for Organ:  David Yearsley performs music by Sweelinck and Scheidt.

Thursday, September 25
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Gary Tomlinson (Yale University) presents "1,000,000 Years of Music."  His teaching, lecturing, and scholarship have ranged across a diverse set of interests, including the history of opera, early-modern European musical thought and practice, the musical cultures of indigenous American societies, jazz and popular music, and the philosophy of history and critical theory.  Tomlinson's books include Music in Renaissance Magic; Metaphysical Song: An Essay on Opera; and The Singing of the New World: Indigenous Voice in the Era of European Contact.

Friday, September 26
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Ryan MacEvoy McCullough, piano, with Elizabeth Lyon, cello.  Features Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata in G Minor, op. 19, Schubert’s “Arpeggione” Sonata, D. 821, and a new work for cello, piano, and electronics by Michael Small.

Saturday, September 27
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall

Cornell Concert Series presents Dawn Upshaw & Gilbert Kalish.
CCS presents four performances in Barnes Hall auditorium this season, starting with a rare opportunity to hear American soprano Dawn Upshaw and pianist Gilbert Kalish in the warmth and liveliness of a chamber setting.

Sunday, September 28
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Faculty Chamber Music Concert, with soprano Judith Kellock, violinist Ariana Kim, and pianists Miri Yampolsky, Xak Bjerken, and Ryan MacEvoy McCullough, as well as jazz faculty Paul Merrill, James Spinazzola, Nick Weiser, Peter Chwazik, and Greg Evans.  Features music of Sergei Rachmaninoff, Wayne Shorter, and Roberto Sierra.

Wednesday, October 1
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest artist: Ji Hye Jung, percussion, with Michael Compitello.  Features solo and duo works for percussion.

Thursday, October 2
   1:00 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

Organist David Yearsley performs music of the Bach sons, as part of this conference and festival: “Sensation and Sensibility at the Keyboard in the Late 18th Century: Celebrating the Tercentenary of C. P. E. Bach.”  Co-sponsored by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, Atkinson Forum in American Studies, Department of Music, and Society for the Humanities.  See westfield.org/cpebach for details.

Thursday, October 2
   2:15 pm
Physical Sciences Building 120

Sensation, Sensibility and Making Sense: Matthew Head, King's College London, Fantasia 'in tormentis' (H. 278): Gout, Sensation, Musical Meaning and Yonatan Bar-Yoshafat, "As obscure and unintelligible as the warbing of larks and linnets": Latent Agendas in C. P. E. Bach's C-Minor Trio, Wq 161/1 (H. 579), as part of this conference and festival: “Sensation and Sensibility at the Keyboard in the Late 18th Century: Celebrating the Tercentenary of C. P. E. Bach.”  Co-sponsored by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, Atkinson Forum in American Studies, Department of Music, and Society for the Humanities. See westfield.org/cpebach for details.

Thursday, October 2
   4:30 pm
Physical Sciences Building 120

Keynote Address I: James Kennaway, Newcastle University, The Nerves, Refinement and Over-Stimulation: Medicine and Music in the Age of Sensibility, as part of this conference and festival: “Sensation and Sensibility at the Keyboard in the Late 18th Century: Celebrating the Tercentenary of C. P. E. Bach.”  Co-sponsored by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, Atkinson Forum in American Studies, Department of Music, and Society for the Humanities. See westfield.org/cpebach for details.

Thursday, October 2
   8:00 pm
Carriage House Café Hayloft

Tom Beghin presents a clavichord recital as part of this conference and festival: “Sensation and Sensibility at the Keyboard in the Late 18th Century: Celebrating the Tercentenary of C. P. E. Bach.”  Co-sponsored by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, Atkinson Forum in American Studies, Department of Music, and Society for the Humanities. See westfield.org/cpebach for details.

Friday, October 3
   9:30 am
Lincoln Hall B20

Cultivating Feeling: David Schulenberg, Wagner College/Juilliard School, C. P. E. Bach and the Metaphorical Voice: Problems of Expression and Representation in Instrumental Speech and Dialog; Annette Richards, Cornell University, Sensibility Triumphant: C. P. E. Bach and the Art of Feeling; Nicholas Mathew, University of California, Berkeley, Distance, Mediation, and Circulation: Between Bach and Beethoven, as part of this conference and festival: “Sensation and Sensibility at the Keyboard in the Late 18th Century: Celebrating the Tercentenary of C. P. E. Bach.”  Co-sponsored by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, Atkinson Forum in American Studies, Department of Music, and Society for the Humanities. See westfield.org/cpebach for details.

Friday, October 3
   1:00 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Recital: Andrew Willis, fortepiano, performs music by C. P. E. Bach and his contemporaries, as part of this conference and festival: “Sensation and Sensibility at the Keyboard in the Late 18th Century: Celebrating the Tercentenary of C. P. E. Bach.”  Co-sponsored by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, Atkinson Forum in American Studies, Department of Music, and Society for the Humanities. See westfield.org/cpebach for details.

Friday, October 3
   2:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Aesthetic Contexts: Sensibility and the Sublime in the C. P. E. Bach Circle: Creating an Exhibition in the Cornell Libraries, Alex Brown, Dietmar Friesenegger, Matthew Hall, Ryan MacEvoy McCullough, David Miller, and Jordan Musser, Cornell University, as part of this conference and festival: “Sensation and Sensibility at the Keyboard in the Late 18th Century: Celebrating the Tercentenary of C. P. E. Bach.”  Co-sponsored by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, Atkinson Forum in American Studies, Department of Music, and Society for the Humanities. See westfield.org/cpebach for details.

Friday, October 3
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Keynote Address II: Richard Kramer, CUNY Graduate Center, The Klopstock Moment, as part of this conference and festival: “Sensation and Sensibility at the Keyboard in the Late 18th Century: Celebrating the Tercentenary of C. P. E. Bach.”  Co-sponsored by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, Atkinson Forum in American Studies, Department of Music, and Society for the Humanities. See westfield.org/cpebach for details.

Friday, October 3
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Atkinson Forum Concert: Ars Lyrica Houston; Matthew Dirst, director, with soloists Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano; Sarah Mesko, mezzo-soprano; Dennis James, glass harmonica; and Annette Richards, organ, as part of this conference and festival: “Sensation and Sensibility at the Keyboard in the Late 18th Century: Celebrating the Tercentenary of C. P. E. Bach.”  Co-sponsored by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, Atkinson Forum in American Studies, Department of Music, and Society for the Humanities. See westfield.org/cpebach for details.  Features C. P. E. Bach’s Symphony for 12 Obbligato Instruments, Wq 183/3, and Organ Concerto, Wq 34, as well as J. C. F. Bach’s Die Amerikanerin and J. A. Hasse’s cantata, L’Armonica.

Saturday, October 4
   9:00 am
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Atkinson Forum: Instruments of Sensation and the American Touch.  Sensing America: Pierpaolo Polzonetti, University of Notre Dame, The American Sensation: Perceptions of America in Eighteenth-Century European Music Culture; Emily Dolan, Harvard University, and Dennis James, Rutgers University, The Limits of Sensation: Benjamin Franklin, Franz Mesmer, and the Glass Harmonica; Peter Sykes, Boston University/Juilliard School, Lecture and Master Class: The Clavichord in America, as part of this conference and festival: “Sensation and Sensibility at the Keyboard in the Late 18th Century: Celebrating C. P. E. Bach’s Tercentenary.”  Co-sponsored by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, Atkinson Forum in American Studies, Department of Music, and Society for the Humanities. See westfield.org/cpebach for details.

Saturday, October 4
   2:00 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Atkinson Forum: Instruments of Sensation and the American Touch.  Touching Instruments roundtable: Emily Dolan, Harvard University; Andrew McPherson, University of London; and Roger Moseley, Cornell University.  Ryan MacEvoy McCullough performs Secrets of Antikythera for magnetic resonator piano by Andrew McPherson, as part of this conference and festival: “Sensation and Sensibility at the Keyboard in the Late 18th Century: Celebrating the Tercentenary of C. P. E. Bach.”  Co-sponsored by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, Atkinson Forum in American Studies, Department of Music, and Society for the Humanities. See westfield.org/cpebach for details.

Saturday, October 4
   4:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Atkinson Forum: Instruments of Sensation and the American Touch.  Concert: Members of the Cornell Baroque Orchestra, Cornell Chamber Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor, and members of the Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club; Robert Isaacs, director, perform Klopstocks Morgengesang am Schöpfungsfeste, Wq 239, Sinfonia in B Minor, Wq 182/5, and chamber music by C. P. E. Bach, as part of this conference and festival: “Sensation and Sensibility at the Keyboard in the Late 18th Century: Celebrating the Tercentenary of C. P. E. Bach.”  Co-sponsored by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, Atkinson Forum in American Studies, Department of Music, and Society for the Humanities. See westfield.org/cpebach for details.

Saturday, October 4
   8:00 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

Atkinson Forum: Instruments of Sensation and the American Touch.  Recital: Peter Sykes, clavichord, performs music by C. P. E. Bach, as part of this conference and festival: “Sensation and Sensibility at the Keyboard in the Late 18th Century: Celebrating the Tercentenary of C. P. E. Bach.”  Co-sponsored by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, Atkinson Forum in American Studies, Department of Music, and Society for the Humanities. See westfield.org/cpebach for details.

Sunday, October 5
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell Symphony Orchestra; Andrés Tolcachir, guest conductor.  Features Mark Dal Porto’s Song of Eternity, Arturo Márquez’s Danzón No. 2, Alberto Ginastera’s Four Dances from Estancia, and Bartók’s Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion, and Orchestra, with pianists Xak Bjerken and Miri Yampolsky and percussionists Michael Compitello and guest Jihye Jung.

Thursday, October 9
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

James Currie (University of Buffalo) presents "A Little Girl in the Heartland: Tin Men, Human Sentiments, and the End of Musical Modernity."  He is a writer and performer whose work has been concerned with articulating the points of interaction and dislocation between music, history, philosophy, and politics. Currie's scholarly writings have appeared widely, including in the Journal of the American Musicological Society, The Musical Quarterly, Popular Music, Music and Letters, Women and Music, and in a number of collections.

Thursday, October 9
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

CU Winds; James Spinazzola, conductor.  The Wind Ensemble swings into the new year with a program of jazz-influenced wind music, including works by John Berners, Duke Ellington, Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, Gunther Schuller, and Dana Wilson.

Saturday, October 18
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Homecoming Concert:  Cornell University Glee Club; Robert Isaacs, conductor.  Features repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day, including traditional favorites, a world premiere by Pulitzer Prize finalist Christopher Cerrone, and a performance by the Hangovers.  Ticket information yet to be announced.

Wednesday, October 22
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Juliana May Pepinsky and Elizabeth Shuhan, flutes, with pianist Siu Yan Luk.  Features music by Katherine Hoover, Nicole Chamberlain, Franz Doppler, and Ingolf Dahl.

Friday, October 24
   1:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 316

Guest composer Rand Steiger presents his recent music. Steiger joined the Music Department at U.C. San Diego in 1987, where he currently serves as Department Chair. In 2009 he was a Visiting Professor at Harvard University. Steiger is also in residence at the Eastman School of Music, including further talks and performances of his music in nearby Rochester. [Enter 316 Lincoln via 220, the Music Library]

Friday, October 24
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell Concert Series presents Sō Percussion.
Titans of the contemporary music scene, Sō Percussion has exhilarated audiences and redefined the percussion ensemble. Committed to collaboration and working with young musicians, they will perform brand-new compositions by Cornell's student composers in addition to their own repertoire.

Saturday, October 25
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Members of the Cornell Baroque Orchestra, with guest artists Claire Raphaelson, soprano, and Joanna Marsden, flute.  Features an evening of French Baroque chamber music, including cantatas by Clerambault and Jacquet de La Guerre and instrumental music by Telemann, Couperin, and Marais.  Also featuring Paul Miller, violin, Zoe Weiss and David Miller, viols, and Matthew Hall, harpsichord.

Sunday, October 26
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

John Haines-Eitzen, cello, with guest Matthew Bengston, piano and fortepiano.  Includes music of J. S. Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, and Roberto Sierra (Sonata No. 1 for Cello and Piano).

Thursday, October 30
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Aaron Fox (Columbia University).  In recent years he has focused on issues of cultural and intellectual property and the repatriation of Native American cultural resources, as part of a broader interest in cultural survival and sustainability and music-centered community activism.  Aaron's book, Real Country: Music and Language in Working-Class Culture, was published by Duke University Press in 2004.

Thursday, October 30
   8:00 pm
Sage Chapel

“Halloween Organ Extravaganza” features the 1920 horror classic, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, with live organ accompaniment by guest Dennis James.  Presented by Cornell Cinema, the Department of Music, and the Ithaca Motion Picture Project.

Saturday, November 1
   5:00 pm
Sage Chapel

First-Year Parents’ Weekend:  Twilight Concert sung by the Cornell University Chorus; Robert Isaacs, conductor.  Cornell’s esteemed women’s choir, founded in 1921, performs music from five centuries, including a world premiere by Lisa Bielawa, 2009 winner of the Prix de Rome.  Admission:  $10 general; $8 student, at http://cuchorus.com, FYPW web site, and at the door.

Sunday, November 2
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell University Jazz Band; Paul Merrill, director, with guest Gary Smulyan, baritone saxophone.

Sunday, November 2
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell Concert Series presents the Prague Philharmonic Choir.
The Prague Philharmonic Choir is a first-class vocal ensemble and one of the most renowned representatives of Czech music worldwide. For CCS they will perform Rachmaninoff's Vespers, and works by Dvořak and Janaček.

Tuesday, November 4
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Fortepianists Mike Lee and Ji Young Kim with guest ensemble, the Formosa Quartet.  Features Schumann’s late chamber music, including Piano Quintet, op. 44, with critical commentary by Michael Friedmann, Professor of Music, Yale School of Music.

Friday, November 7
   1:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 316

Guest composer Tristan Perich presents his recent work, as part of a composer residency. Celebrated for his unique aesthetic often inspired by the simple beauty of math, physics, and code, his music has been performed widely. He is especially noted for his incorporation of one-bit technology in works of music, as well as in graphic and sound art, which has been presented around the world. Perich is a featured artist in the Cornell Council for the Arts 2014 Biennial. [Enter 316 Lincoln via 220, the Music Library]

Friday, November 7
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Concert, as part of “Art, Science, and the Thirsty World,” an interdisciplinary dialogue on creative responses to the global water crisis.  Organized by Gail Holst-Warhaft and Cayenna Ponchione and funded in part by the Institute for European Studies and the Brettschneider Fund.

Saturday, November 8
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

David Friend, piano, and friends, with guest composer Tristan Perich.  Features works for piano and electronics.  As a part of a composer residency, this concert showcases the experimental music of Tristan Perich performed by Cornell students and the composer himself.  Celebrated for his unique aesthetic often inspired by the simple beauty of math, physics, and code, his music has been performed widely.  He is especially noted for his incorporation of one-bit technology in works of music, as well as in graphic and sound art, which has been presented around the world in spaces including bitforms gallery, the Whitney Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art.  Perich is a featured artist in the Cornell Council for the Arts 2014 Biennial.

Tuesday, November 11
   8:00 pm
Carriage House Café Hayloft

Mother Mallard’s Portable Masterpiece Company; David Borden, Blaise Bryski, and David Yearsley perform the premiere of Variations on a Theme of Philip Glass and two works from the 1982 recording, Music for Amplified Keyboard Instruments, to be reissued in November (The Continuing Story of Counterpoint Part 9 and Enfield in Winter).

Thursday, November 13
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Adem Merter Birson (Cornell University) presents "Harmonic Progression, Chromatic Dissonance and Bold Gesture in Haydn's String Quartets, opp. 9 and 17."

Friday, November 14
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell Symphony Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor.  Features the premiere of Christopher Stark’s work, with guest soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 5.  Funded in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.

Saturday, November 15
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell Concert Series presents Tafelmusik.
Tafelmusik: The Galileo Project
Explore the fusion of arts, science and culture in this concert honoring Galileo’s first demonstration of the telescope. Tafelmusik will perform to a backdrop of images taken by the Hubble telescope and astronomers. Featuring narration, choreography and music by Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Bach and Handel.

Sunday, November 16
   1:00 pm

Cornell Contemporary Chamber Players; Louis Chiappetta and Corey Keating, directors.  Features guest composer/clarinetist Derek Bermel.

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