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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.

Saturday, August 19
   4:00 pm
Sage Chapel

Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club; Robert Isaacs, conductor. “Choral Showcase” features two of Cornell’s top choral ensembles and their a cappella subset groups, After Eight and the Hangovers.  Stick around afterward for a reception and information about auditions!

Saturday, August 26
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Pianist Ryan MacEvoy McCullough and soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon present a recital in advance of their appearance in the Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition.

Sunday, August 27
   7:00 pm
Carriage House Café Loft

Saxophonist James Spinazzola is joined by Peter Chwazik, Melissa Gardiner, Lizzy Lyon, Paul Merrill, and Aaron Staebell for an eclectic collection of new and reimagined music for jazz combo.

Wednesday, September 6
   12:30 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

Midday Music for Organ:  Annette Richards, "The English Voluntary."

Friday, September 8
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Jazz guest artist: Drummer Matt Garrity’s Actual Trio, featuring Pete Smith, guitar, and Dave Ambrosio, bass, plays original compositions and arrangements of standard jazz repertoire.

Wednesday, September 20
   12:30 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

Midday Music for Organ: David Yearsley, "Dresden, September 1717: A Bach versus Marchand Tricentennial."

Saturday, September 23
   5:00 pm
St. Luke Lutheran Church

Guest organist Christophe Mantoux presents virtuosic French masterworks, including music of Franck, Dupont, Wierne, and Widor. Co-sponsored by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies in collaboration with Friends of Music at St. Luke.

Sunday, September 24
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Ensemble X, celebrating its 20th anniversary, present a Berio portrait concert, featuring Lucy Fitz Gibbon (soprano), Mike Compitello (percussion), and Kyle Armbrust (viola) performing Folk Songs, Naturale, Linea, and other works by Italian composer Luciano Berio.

Thursday, September 28
   5:00 pm
Milstein Hall Auditorium

Visiting Artist Program; Afrofuturist musician Moor Mother (Camae Ayewa) speaks about her debut record "Fetish Bones" and her activism as an integral member of Girls Rock Philly and co-founder of the Black Quantum Futurism collective.

Saturday, September 30
   7:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell Symphony Orchestra and Cornell Chamber Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor with special guest Alex Shuhan, horn.

Program features

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6, Mvt. 1

Stephenson Sounds Awakened, Concerto for French horn

Ellington/Tyzik Black, Brown, and Beige Suite: Work Song, Come Sunday, Light

Schuller Journey into Jazz, with Paul Merrill and CU Jazz Combo

Bacewicz Concerto for String Orchestra

 

Sunday, October 1
   3:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell University Wind Symphony; James Spinazzola, conductor. Features standard works for wind band, premieres by Byron Adams (DMA '84) and David Conte (DMA '83) in honor of Professor Emeritus Karel Husa, and the premiere of Breath & Hammers for piano and wind ensemble by Mark Winges with pianist Blaise Bryski.

Sunday, October 1
   7:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest violinist Juliana Athayde, concertmaster of the Rochester Philharmonic and Associate Professor at Eastman, joins Miri Yampolsky (piano) and John Haines-Eitzen (cello) for a trio concert.

Wednesday, October 4
   12:30 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

Midday Music for Organ: Anna Steppler: Music of the Iberian Peninsula.

Saturday, October 14
   5:00 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

University Organist Annette Richards performs Reformations III: Women at the Organ in the 17th and 18th Centuries.

Wednesday, October 18
   12:30 pm
Sage Chapel

Midday Music for Organ: Michael Plagermann: French Music of the 19th and 20th Centuries.

Saturday, October 21
   7:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Glee Club Homecoming Concert: Cornell's renowned men’s choir presents a varied program of folksongs, Renaissance motets, world music, and spirituals, concluding with the traditional Cornell Songs. Robert Isaacs, conductor.  Admission:  $15 adults; $5 students, available at http://baileytickets.com and at the door. On sale date TBD.

Sunday, October 22
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Shin Hwang, fortepiano, performs music of Beethoven and Schubert.

Tuesday, October 24
   8:00 pm
Carriage House Cafe Loft

Guest Artist: Guitarist Tashi Dorji and Cornell lecturer Annie Lewandowski present a concert of improvisations and song.

Friday, October 27
   8:00 pm
Sage Chapel

“Music in Secret,” Schola Antiqua of Chicago: Professional early music ensemble presents a concert of medieval and early modern music by and for women in the convent, including works by Hildegard von Bingen and Sulpitia Cesis. Part of the performance features the singers reading music from projected manuscript images. The program is complemented by keyboard works also heard in convents, played by organist and guest director Naomi Gregory.  

Saturday, October 28
   5:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Chorus Twilight Concert: Cornell's renowned women's choir presents their traditional mix of early music, folksongs, and contemporary compositions, featuring the world premiere of a new piece by Christine Donkin.  Admission: $12 adults; $5 students, available at http://baileytickets.com and at the door. On sale date TBD.

Friday, November 3
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Contemporary Chamber Players present the Ithaca College Percussion Trio.

Saturday, November 4
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Virtuosic Renaissance and Baroque dancer Hubert Hazebroucq performs to music provided by the Cornell Early Music Lab.

Monday, November 6
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest keyboardist David Catalunya performs on his reconstructed medieval clavisimbalum and discusses medieval musical sounds, from bells to organs, as well as the architecture of performance spaces.

Saturday, November 11
   7:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell Symphony Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor with Miri Yampolsky, piano, and James Spinazzola, saxophone. Program to include

New work by Barry Sharp

Schumann Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6. Mvt. 2

Ellington/Henderson Three Black Kings

Sunday, November 12
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell University Jazz Band with special guest Vincent Herring, saxophone; Paul Merrill, director.

Monday, November 13
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

DMA Lecture Recital: Shin Hwang performs Robert Schumann's Davidsbündlertänze.

Tuesday, November 14
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest Artist; Israeli pianist Amir Katz performs a rare cycle of Liszt’s piano etudes, works that are both technically challenging and poetic.

Wednesday, November 15
   12:30 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

Midday Music for Organ: Guest organist Sofia Östling (Sweden)

Wednesday, November 15
   7:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest Artist Master Class with Amir Katz, piano.

Thursday, November 16
   8:00 pm
Sage Chapel

Organ duo recital; Anna Steppler and Sofia Östling present Reformation 500: Organ music for four hands and four feet, including Naji Hakim's Die Apostel (pieces based on Cranach's woodcuts), Kenneth Leighton's “Martyrs,” and others.

Friday, November 17
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell University Wind Symphony; James Spinazzola, conductor. CU Winds is joined by the Cornell Klezmer Ensemble; featuring Adam Gorb's Yiddish Dances, new arrangements of standard tunes, and pre-concert dance instruction at 7:00 pm. The program also includes world premieres by Janice Macauley (Ph.D. '86) and Brian Robison (DMA '99) in honor of Professor Emeritus Karel Husa.

Saturday, November 18
   7:00 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

Cornell Chamber Singers; Stephen Spinelli, conductor presents “Re-Formation,” a community-wide celebration of music as a catalyst for change, with guest vocal ensemble Variant 6.

Sunday, November 19
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Chamber Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor, featuring violinists Ariana Kim and Susan Waterbury on Arvo Pärt’s Tabula Rasa. Also on the program is Janáček’s Suite for Strings.

Monday, November 20
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Piano trio featuring Miri Yampolsky (piano) with guests Guy Braunstein (former Berlin Philharmonic concertmaster) and Zvi Plesser (cello). Works by Mozart, Dvořák, and Shostakovich.

Monday, November 27
   8:00 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Cornell Percussion Ensemble; Michael Sparhuber, director.

Wednesday, November 29
   12:30 pm
Sage Chapel

Midday Music for Organ: Annette Richards, Music for Advent and Christmas.

Friday, December 1
   8:00 pm
Sage Chapel

Cornell Chorale; Stephen Spinelli, conductor.

Friday, December 1
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Recital: Becky Lu, piano, performs Russian Piano Sonatas: Works by Scriabin, Stravinsky, and Prokofiev.

Saturday, December 2
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell University Jazz Ensemble; Paul Merrill, director.

Sunday, December 3
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Studio Recital featuring piano students of Xak Bjerken.

Sunday, December 3
   7:00 pm
Carriage House Café Loft

Cornell University Jazz Combos Showcase; Paul Merrill, director.

Sunday, December 3
   7:30 pm
Sage Chapel

Sage Chapel Christmas Vespers: A Lessons and Carols service sung by the Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club, interspersed with audience carols and traditional readings by members of the Cornell community, with conductor Robert Isaacs and organist Annette Richards. Note:  doors will not open until 6:45 PM.

Monday, December 4
   5:00 pm
Carriage House Café Loft

Studio recital featuring violin students of Ariana Kim.

Monday, December 4
   7:30 pm
Sage Chapel

Sage Chapel Christmas Vespers: A Lessons and Carols service sung by the Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club, interspersed with audience carols and traditional readings by members of the Cornell community, with conductor Robert Isaacs and organist Annette Richards. Note:  doors will not open until 6:45 PM. [Repeat of previous evening, but with different readers]

Tuesday, December 5
   8:00 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Cornell Gamelan Ensemble; Christopher J. Miller, director. 

Friday, December 8
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Studio 342: voice students