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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, June 5
   9:15 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club and their alumni; Robert Isaacs, conductor.  The Reunion 2015 concert features old and new favorites, concluding with the greatest songs ever written for an Ivy League institution.  Admission:  $15 adult; $5 student, available at BaileyTickets.com and at the door.

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

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

Tuesday, October 27
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

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​

Friday, November 6
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Born in Lvov, Poland and growing up in Winnipeg, Canada and New York City, pianist Emanuel Ax attended the Juilliard School on a scholarship and also majored in French at Columbia University. He captured public attention in 1974 by winning the first Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv, and has since become one of the world’s great concert artists with regular appearances as guest soloist, in recital, and for chamber music performances such as with main duo partner Yo-Yo Ma on cello.

Assigned Seating $25-35 ; Students $18​

Wednesday, February 10
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Winner of a bouquet of prizes at major piano competitions (Leeds, Salzburg, Gina Bachauer, Tschaikowsky), the prodigious and multi-faceted Sara Davis Buechner has an active repertoire of over 100 piano concertos, numerous critically acclaimed recordings, and prominent commissions and premières of new works and film scores to her credit. She is one of the few pianists to perform live piano music to silent movies, and has collaborated on dance and performance art projects, including extensive tours with the Mark Morris Dance Group.

General Admission $30 ; Students $15​

Friday, February 26
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Founded in 1987 by a group of musicians interested in historical performance, the Freiburger Barockorchester tours worldwide and produces some of the very best recordings issued on the Harmonia Mundi, Virgin, Naïve, and Carus Verlag labels. The ensemble also excels in accompanying singers and presents an all-Mozart program of symphonies and opera arias showcasing German baritone Christian Gerhaher.

Assigned Seating $25-38 ; Students $18

Friday, March 11
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

There is no easing you in, they come at you full force from start to finish with their energy, rich sound and musical precision, and an unwavering respect for the music’s history – bandleader Oscar Hernández is all about tradition, and his Grammy-winning ensemble sets the standard for authentic, New York style, hard core salsa. Live or recorded, it doesn’t get any better.

General Admission $28 ; Students $18

Sunday, April 10
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Wu Man & The Shanghai Quartet explore music of China with a new multimedia work by the eminent Chinese composer Zhao Jiping, in collaboration with his son Zhao Lin, featuring some of his most famous scores for Chinese cinema (Raise the Red Lantern, To Live, Farewell My Concubine). Looking back to their roots, but with a contemporary vision, these artists meld sounds of China with Western string quartet in an unforgettable evening of grand music.

Assigned Seating $25-35 ; Students $18