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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, April 24
   12:30 pm
Sage Chapel Midday Music at Lincoln: Ryan MacEvoy McCullough, piano, performs Beethoven Sonatas op. 109 and 110; then the Chimes will play its regular 15-minute concert, followed by op. 111. [Note: this MM is in Sage Chapel!]

Thursday, April 24
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall Cornell Concert Series presents Roby Lakatos Ensemble Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 8:00 pm Bailey Hall, Cornell University Tickets: $25 - $35 (Students: $17) Assigned Seating Mixing the fire of Hungarian-gypsy music with classical technique and a gift for improvisation, violinist Roby Lakatos is that rare musician who defies definition. A seventh generation fiddler, Lakatos’ mastery and musicianship have earned him the title "The Devil’s Fiddler" and "The King of Gypsy Violin." Lakatos blends the wild rhythms of his gypsy roots with scorching virtuosity and an extraordinary stylistic versatility to take audiences on a careening musical thrill ride. Expect to leave with your heart racing!

Friday, April 25
   1:25 pm
Lincoln Hall 316 Guest composer Georg Friedrich Haas (Columbia University) presents his music as the Philomela speaker. Born in 1953 in Graz, Austria, Haas has emerged as one of the major European composers of his generation. His music synthesizes in a highly original way the Austrian tradition of grand orchestral statement with forward-looking interests in harmonic color and microtonal tuning that stem from both French spectralism and a strand of American experimentalism. [Enter 316 Lincoln via 220, the Music Library]

Friday, April 25
   6:00 pm
Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room “World Music Night” features the Cornell Steel Band and World Drum & Dance Ensemble; Michael Compitello, director, with Nukporfe, Binghamton University’s African Dance-Drumming Ensemble; James Burns, director. Sponsored by the WSH Program Board as part of the WSH Coffeehouse Series.

Friday, April 25
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club; Robert Isaacs, director, with Argento Chamber Ensemble; Michel Galante, conductor, and vocal soloists Judith Kellock, Ivy Walz, Thom Baker, and David Neal present “7 Soundspaces: Mozart Reframed.” Features the fragments of Mozart’s unfinished Requiem, along with “Seven Soundspaces” by contemporary Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas. Admission: $20 general; $5 student, at http://baileytickets.com and at the door.

Sunday, April 27
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium Studio 342: voice students of Judith Kellock.

Sunday, April 27
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium Student Chamber Music Recital.

Monday, April 28
   8:00 pm
Carriage House Cafe Hayloft Studio recital: violin students of Ariana Kim.

Tuesday, April 29
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium Les petits violons; Paul Miller, director. “The Sacred and the Profane” features Bach’s Cantata No. 153, “Schau, lieber Gott, wie meine Feind,” Biber’s Sonata No. 11 from “Fidicinium Sacro-Profanum,” and Telemann’s Overture-Suite to “Burlesque de Quixotte.”

Wednesday, April 30
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium Studio recital: piano students of Xak Bjerken. Features orchestral reductions for four hands/two pianos by Ravel, Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff, and Debussy. [Note: this event was originally scheduled for May 3.]

Thursday, May 1
   12:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20 Midday Music at Lincoln: Roger Moseley, fortepiano; Ariana Kim, violin; and John Haines-Eitzen, cello, perform Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in C Minor.

Thursday, May 1
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124 Philomela Speaker Michael Beckerman (New York University) presents. The Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of Music and chair of the Department of Music (since 2004), his research interests include Czech and Eastern European music (including Janáček, Dvorák, and Martinů), nationalism, and film music.

Thursday, May 1
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall CU Winds; Elizabeth B. Peterson, conductor. Features music by Norman Dello Joio, Michael Markowski, Frank Ticheli, Scott McAllister, George Gershwin, and John Mackey, and the premiere of Michael Small's Frozen Glades—Four Negative Spaces.

Friday, May 2
   1:25 pm
Lincoln Hall 316 Composer Kevin Ernste (Cornell University) presents his music. [Enter 316 Lincoln via 220, the Music Library]

Friday, May 2
   8:00 pm
First Unitarian Church Sanctuary Cornell Chamber Singers; John Rowehl, conductor. Features Palestrina’s Missa Papae Marcelli and by Arvo Pärt, The Beatitudes, Cantate Domino canticum novum, Magnificat, and Da pacem Domine.

Saturday, May 3
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium Cornell Gamelan Ensemble; Christopher J. Miller, director, with guest Javanese singers Peni Candra Rini and Jessika Kenney. Funded in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.

Saturday, May 3
   7:00 pm
Bailey Hall “SoundSpace and Cornell Chamber Orchestra” features instruments from across time. SoundSpace, a new glove-based musical interface, will premiere for the first time at this concert, showcasing its capabilities through various electronic works (7-8 pm). Then the Cornell Chamber Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor, will perform J. S. Bach’s Double Concerto in C Major, BWV 1061, with harpsichordists Malcolm Bilson and David Yearsley, Lou Harrison's Pipa Concerto, with student Brook Du, and Mendelssohn's Sinfonia No. 10 in B Minor, and a newly commissioned work, Embrace, with SoundSpace, which has been funded in part by the Cornell Council for the Arts and the Cornell ECE Innovation Competition (8-9 pm).

Sunday, May 4
   1:00 pm
Johnson Museum of Art Cornell Avant-Garde Ensemble (CAGE) with guest Javanese singers Peni Candra Rini and Jessika Kenney. Funded in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.

Sunday, May 4
   3:00 pm
Bailey Hall Cornell Symphony Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor; Loren Loiacono, assistant conductor. Features Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet (selections from Suites Nos. 1 and 2) and Saint-Saëns’ Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah.

Sunday, May 4
   7:00 pm
Sage Chapel Cornell Chorale; John Rowehl, conductor, with pianist William Cowdery. Features Bill Cowdery’s An English Magnificat and Randall Thompson’s Frostiana.

Monday, May 5
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium Student Chamber Music Recital.

Tuesday, May 6
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium Student Chamber Music Recital.

Friday, May 9
   8:00 pm
Lincoln Hall B20 Cornell University Jazz Band; Paul Merrill, director. “Swing Fling” features the Cornell big band in Club B20, with guest vocalists, dancing and refreshments, plus dance instruction at 7:30 PM. $

Friday, May 9
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium Senior recital: Rebecca Dugal, soprano, with pianist Mark Simpson. Features music of Schubert, Mozart, Fauré, and Rossini, among others.

Saturday, May 10
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium Matthew Hall, harpsichord. “Fugue Windows” features harpsichordist Matthew Hall playing fugues from Die Kunst der Fuge, which are paired with other non-fugal clavier works of J. S. Bach.

Sunday, May 11
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium Joint senior recital: Moriah Son, violin, and Frederick Dong, piano. Features violin works by Brahms, Bach, Ysäye, and Meditation from Thaïs, and piano music of Haydn, Schubert, and Chopin.

Saturday, May 17
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium Mayfest I: Fauré: Elegy for cello and strings (Plesser, Chris Kim conducting), Debussy: Danses sacrée et profane for harp and string quartet (Sitruk, Kim, DiEugenio, Ben-Ziony, Haines-Eitzen), Ravel: La valse for piano, four hands (McCullough, Zhou), and Brahms: Piano Quartet No.1 in G Minor, op. 25 (Wang, Ben-Ziony, Plesser, Yampolsky). Cornell’s 7th annual international chamber music festival features guests Mikhail Kopelman and Xiao-Dong Wang, violin; Guy Ben-Ziony and Cynthia Phelps, viola; Steven Doane and Zvi Plesser, cello; Florence Sitruk, harp; and Ruth Holton, soprano.

Sunday, May 18
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium Mayfest II: Recital featuring soprano Ruth Holton and pianist Malcolm Bilson, with works by Haydn, C.P.E. Bach, and J. S. Bach. Cornell’s 7th annual international chamber music festival features guests Mikhail Kopelman and Xiao-Dong Wang, violin; Guy Ben-Ziony and Cynthia Phelps, viola; Steven Doane and Zvi Plesser, cello; Florence Sitruk, harp; and Ruth Holton, soprano.

Sunday, May 18
   8:00 pm
Carriage House Cafe Hayloft Mayfest III: J. S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012, performed on piccolo cello (Doane), Chopin: Cello Sonata, op. 65 (Plesser, Yampolsky), and Ravel: Piano Trio (Wang, Plesser, Bjerken). Cornell’s 7th annual international chamber music festival features guests Mikhail Kopelman and Xiao-Dong Wang, violin; Guy Ben-Ziony and Cynthia Phelps, viola; Steven Doane and Zvi Plesser, cello; Florence Sitruk, harp; and Ruth Holton, soprano.

Monday, May 19
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium Mayfest IV: Frank Bridge: Three Pieces for cello and piano (Doane, Bjerken), Saint-Saëns: Fantaisie for violin and harp, op. 124 (Kim, Sitruk), Xenakis: Rebonds A for solo percussion (Compitello), Amit Gilutz: Beethoven Souvenirs for piano quartet (Kim, Ben-Ziony, Lyon, Bjerken), Prokofiev: Five Melodies, op. 35bis, for violin and piano (Kopelman, Yampolsky), and Brahms: Hungarian Dances (Kopelman, Yampolsky).

Tuesday, May 20
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium Mayfest V: Niccolo Athens: Fantasia Elegiaca for viola and piano (Phelps, Bjerken), Anton Arensky: String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, op. 35 (Kopelman, Phelps, Doane, Plesser), Frank Bridge: Three pieces for viola and harp (Phelps, Sitruk), and Brahms: String Quintet in G Major, op. 111 (Kopelman,Wang, Phelps, Ben-Ziony, Doane).

Wednesday, May 21
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium Mayfest VI: Debussy: Sonata for flute, viola, and harp (May Pepinsky, Ben-Ziony, Sitruk), Stucky: Sonata for Violin and Piano (Wang, Bjerken), and Tchaikovsky: String Sextet in D Minor, op. 70, “Souvenir de Florence” (Kopelman, Wang, Ben-Ziony, Phelps, Doane, Haines-Eitzen).

Saturday, May 24
   3:00 pm
Arts Quad President's Tent CU Winds: Wind Ensemble; Cynthia Johnston Turner, conductor. Senior week concert features a fun mix of international and American music, as well as Cornell songs. As per recent tradition, an audience member will be invited to conduct the band! (In the case of rain, the concert will take place in Barton Hall.)

Saturday, May 24
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club; Robert Isaacs, conductor: Senior week concert. Admission will be charged; information to come.

Friday, June 6
   9:15 pm
Bailey Hall Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club and their alumni; Robert Isaacs, conductor. The Reunion 2014 concert features old and new favorites, concluding with the greatest songs ever written for an Ivy League institution. Admission will be charged; information to come.