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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, October 31
   1:30 pm
Lincoln Hall moved to B27 Lincoln Hall

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]

Saturday, November 1
   1:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Robert Schumann’s Late Chamber Music: symposium opens with a performance by violinist Angela Early and fortepianist Mike Lee.  Presenters include Dana Gooley, Ji Young Kim, Paul Berry, Lee Dionne, and Joel Lester.  Sponsored by the Central New York Humanities Corridor from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. See http://www.lateschumann.com/ for complete details.

Saturday, November 1
   5:00 pm
Sage Chapel

First-Year Parents’ Weekend:  Twilight Concert sung by the Cornell University Chorus; Robert Isaacs, conductor.  In honor of Cornell’s sesquicentennial, the concert features music on the theme of Beginnings, including music from five centuries, the world premiere of Songs from Ort by Lisa Bielawa, 2009 Rome Prize winner, and a performance by After Eight. 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, featuring music by Bob Brookmeyer and Gerry Mulligan and a new work by Steve Brown.

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

Robert Schumann’s Late Chamber Music:  concert by fortepianists Mike Lee and Ji Young Kim with guest ensemble, the Formosa Quartet.  Features the Piano Quintet, op. 44, with critical commentary by Michael Friedmann, Professor, Yale School of Music.  Sponsored by the Central New York Humanities Corridor from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. See http://www.lateschumann.com/ for complete details.

Wednesday, November 5
   10:00 am
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Robert Schumann’s Late Chamber Music:  master class led by Michael Friedmann (Yale) and the Formosa Quartet, with student ensembles from the Eastman School of Music. Repertoire includes Schumann's Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, op. 47, and duos. Sponsored by the Central New York Humanities Corridor from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. See http://www.lateschumann.com/ for complete details.

Wednesday, November 5
   12:30 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

Midday Music for Organ:  Jeffrey Snedeker presents “The Class of ‘14—Second Semester,” including works by Gottfried August Homilius and Franz Tunder.

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

“Water Music,” a concert, as part of “Art, Science, and the Thirsty World,” an interdisciplinary dialogue on creative responses to the global water crisis.  Features songs by Kate Whitely, Rachel Lockwood, and Solfa Carlile performed by mezzo-soprano Dawn Pierce and pianist Graeme Bailey; pieces by Liszt, Ravel and Toby Young played by pianist Andrew Zhou; and Rebecca Sophia Strong dances to music by Cedric Mason.

Saturday, November 8
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

David Friend, piano, and friends, with guest composer Tristan Perich, present chamber music with one-bit electronics.  As a part of a composer residency, this concert showcases the experimental music of Perich.  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.  Funded in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.

Wednesday, November 12
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest artists:  Yago Mahúgo, fortepiano, with baroque violinist Pablo Gutiérrez.  “A Travel through the Spanish and German Post-Baroque” features sonatas of José de Herrando and C. P. E. Bach.

Thursday, November 13
   12:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Midday Music at Lincoln:  Indie-Rock Duo; Anna Coogan, voice and electric guitar, and Wille B, drums and bass pedals.  See http://annacoogan.com and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuJFIA_qpPk.

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
   1:30 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Composers' Forum: guest pianist Juan Carlos Garvayo presents a selection of contemporary piano music, including recently premiered compositions by Spanish composer Mauricio Sotelo and Roberto Sierra. Garvayo is considered to be Spain’s most prominent exponent of contemporary music.

 

Friday, November 14
   7:00 pm
Sage Chapel

Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages FREE with live accompaniment.  Prepare for a crash course in witchcraft! Swedish director Benjamin Christensen explores different notions of hell, witchcraft and superstition using narrative vignettes brought to life by stunning visuals, use of color, and animations. The film was banned in the United States for many years for its graphic content. Shown with a live, original score by New York City–based new music collective TRANSIT. The event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Surrealism and Magic at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. The exhibition was organized by the Johnson Museum and the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Kroch Library, CU. Supported in part by the Cornell Council for the Arts, Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival, French Studies Program, Cornell Cinema, Department of Music, and the Wharton Studio Museum. Subtitled.

1922 > Sweden/Denmark > Directed by Benjamin Christensen, 1 hr 44 min

Friday, November 14
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell Symphony Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor.  Features the premiere of Christopher Stark’s Soldier Asleep at the Tomb, 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
Johnson Museum of Art Hirsch Lecture Lobby (in the New Wing)

Cornell Contemporary Chamber Players; Louis Chiappetta and Corey Keating, directors.  Features guest composer/clarinetist Derek Bermel performing his own music and new works by Cornell graduate composers Loren Loiacono, Michael Small, and Charles Peck.  Funded in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.

Sunday, November 16
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Chamber Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor, with Miri Yampolsky and guest Frank Campos.  Features Shostakovich’s Concerto in C Minor for Piano, Trumpet, and String Orchestra, op. 35, Steven Stucky’s Colburn Variations, and Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings.

Sunday, November 16
   7:00 pm
Carriage House Café Hayloft

Studio recital:  violin students of Ariana Kim.

Tuesday, November 18
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Baroque Orchestra; Paul Miller, director.  Features music by Handel and Vivaldi, including Handel’s Organ Concerto No. 13 in F Major, with Jonathan Schakel, and Vivaldi’s Concerto for 2 Cellos in G Minor, with Elizabeth Lyon and Zoe Weiss.

Wednesday, November 19
   12:30 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

Midday Music for Organ:  Jonathan Schakel presents “Buxtehude and Bach in the Italian Mode.”

Wednesday, November 19
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest ensemble:  Horszowski Trio; Jesse Mills, violin; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Rieko Aizawa, piano.  Features Shostakovich’s Seven Romances on Poems by Alexander Blok, op. 127, with soprano Judith Kellock, and Tchaikovsky’s Trio in A Minor, op. 50 (“In memory of a great artist”).  Funded in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.

Thursday, November 20
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Xak Bjerken, piano, with guest violinist Xiao-Dong Wang.  Features Fauré’s Sonata No. 1 in A Major, op. 13, Steven Stucky’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, and Richard Strauss’s Sonata in E-flat, op. 18.

Friday, November 21
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

CU Winds; James Spinazzola, conductor.  Join the Wind Symphony for a concert featuring the music of guest composer David Maslanka.  Cornell cellist John Haines-Eitzen will be on hand for Remember Me, for cello and chamber ensemble, and the program will conclude with Maslanka’s powerful Fourth Symphony.

Saturday, November 22
   7:30 pm
Carriage House Café Hayloft

Cornell University Jazz Combos Concert; Paul Merrill, director.  Features the Appel, Bissett, Gussman, and Trommer Jazz Combos.

Sunday, November 23
   2:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest ensemble:  Los Angeles Piano Quartet.  Pianist Xak Bjerken, violinist Mikhail Kopelman, violist Katherine Murdock, and cellist Steven Doane present Beethoven’s early Piano Quartet in C Major, WoO 36/3, Brahms’s G-Minor Piano Quartet, op. 25, and a new work by Christopher Stark, commissioned by the Fromm Foundation.

Sunday, November 23
   4:00 pm
Sage Chapel

Cornell Chamber Singers; John Rowehl, conductor.

Sunday, November 23
   7:00 pm
Carriage House Café Hayloft

Americana Project:  guest composer, violinist, and mandolinist Jennifer Curtis will be in residence Nov. 20-23.  This concert features the premiere of her trio for mandolin, violin and cello, with Ariana Kim and John Haines-Eitzen, along with other bluegrass and American folk music-inspired works.

Monday, November 24
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Studio recital:  piano students of Xak Bjerken.

Monday, December 1
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Studio 342:  voice students of Judith Kellock.

Wednesday, December 3
   12:30 pm
Sage Chapel

Midday Music for Organ:  David Yearsley presents “Franck and Bach in B Minor—Prelude, Chorale, and Fugue.”

Wednesday, December 3
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Percussion Ensemble; Michael Compitello, director.

Thursday, December 4
   12:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Midday Music at Lincoln:  pianist Roger Moseley, soprano Judith Kellock, and students.

Friday, December 5
   8:00 pm
Sage Chapel

Cornell Chorale; John Rowehl, conductor.

Saturday, December 6
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Student Chamber Music Recital.

Saturday, December 6
   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.  $

Sunday, December 7
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Student Chamber Music Recital.

Sunday, December 7
   7:30 pm
Sage Chapel

Sage Chapel Christmas Vespers:  a candlelit Lessons and Carols service sung by the Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club, with traditional readings by members of the Cornell community.  Features Robert Isaacs, conductor, and organist David Yearsley, with audience participation in the familiar Christmas hymns.

Monday, December 8
   7:30 pm
Sage Chapel

Sage Chapel Christmas Vespers:  a candlelit Lessons and Carols service sung by the Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club, with traditional readings by members of the Cornell community.  Features Robert Isaacs, conductor, and organist David Yearsley, with audience participation in the familiar Christmas hymns.  [repeat of previous evening, but with different readers]

Tuesday, December 9
   8:00 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Cornell Gamelan Ensemble; Christopher J. Miller, director.

Wednesday, February 4
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall

Cornell Concert Series presents Nrityagram Dance Ensemble.
Nrityagram: Samyoga
Nrityagram blends Odissi, a classical Indian dance, with contemporary concepts to transport viewers to enchanted worlds.  In Samyoga, two dancers explore concepts of union, balance, grace, confidence and vulnerability with their live music ensemble.

Thursday, February 19
   8:30 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell Concert Series presents Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.
Switzerland’s globally acclaimed L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande is conducted by Charles Dutoit in an alluring program of Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff, and Ravel. Featuring Nikolai Lugansky, piano.

Sunday, March 8
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall

Cornell Concert Series presents Pierre-Laurent Aimard & Tamara Stefanovich.
Two renowned pianists and acclaimed advocates of modern works join together as part of the Environs Messiaen festival at Cornell to perform works by Boulez and Messiaen.

Friday, March 20
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell Concert Series presents the Ravi Coltrane Quartet.
Grammy-nominated saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, son of the legendary John Coltrane, has matured into an artist at the height of a career built on his talent, not his name.  Coltrane is what one critic calls a “daring spirit” and “a composer-bandleader of distinction.” He appears at CCS with his talented quartet.

Wednesday, April 15
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall

Cornell Concert Series presents Jordi Savall & Concert des Nations.
Unanimously recognized as one of the most important performers of early music, Jordi Savall is a multi-faceted musician: viol player, conductor, and creator of an unmistakable style. He brings his Le Concert des Nations Ensemble to close out the CCS season.