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The Department of Music sponsors more than a hundred concerts on campus each year, given by faculty members, students, departmental ensembles, and distinguished visiting artists. All are open to the public and most are free, unless ticketing information is given.  To subscribe to the e-mail reminder list, send an e-mail to lyris@cornell.edu,  no subject line, with body text:  join musica-L “your name”, where your name is your first name followed by your last name (include the quotation marks).

The listings below also include the Cornell Concert Series, which brings artists of international stature to campus; admission is charged for all of these events. The Cornell Concert Commission hosts large-scale pop and rock acts, and many additional student-organized musical events take place on campus; for information, check with the Willard Straight Hall Ticket Office at 255-3430 (Mon-Fri).

Wednesday, April 26
   8:00 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

D.M.A. Recital:  Jonathan Schakel, organ.  Features music by Buxtehude and J. S. Bach.

Thursday, April 27
   12:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Midday Music at Lincoln:  pianist Miri Yampolsky with guests Susan Waterbury, violin; Kyle Armbrust, viola; Elizabeth Simkin, cello.  Features selections from Fauré’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor and Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor.

Thursday, April 27
   8:00 pm
Klarman Hall Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium

Guest jazz combo:  Adam O’Farrill's Stranger Days:  Adam O’Farrill, trumpet; Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, tenor sax; Walter Stinson, bass; Zack O’Farrill, drums.

Friday, April 28
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Concert Series presents Eighth Blackbird. Winner of four Grammy® awards, the Chicago-based sextet has provoked and impressed audiences for over 20 years. This CCS program combines works from the group's collaboration with the Sleeping Giant composer collective with their previous album, “Filament.” Bringing art and sound together, Eighth Blackbird’s multimedia presentation of “Murder Ballades” uses new music to draw upon the timeless dark side of American folk music and European fairy tales.

General Admission: $28 • Students: $15

Saturday, April 29
   7:00 pm
Klarman Hall Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium

U.S. presentation of “Le storie di vita nel legno,” a project featuring humanitarianism via the arts with Muslim refugees living in Italy, in collaboration with Daniel Toretsky (AAP) and Cooperativa Selene of Brescia, Italy, as part of the Cornell Council for the Arts Biennial.  Features a screening of the documentary of the same title by Italian filmmaker Paolo Piubeni, the unveiling of a public art mural (to be displayed in the Atrium), and the U.S. premiere of two trios by Can Bilir, doctoral composer.  Performers include project director/violinist Ariana Kim, guest violinist Susan Waterbury, and cellist Elizabeth Lyon.

Saturday, April 29
   7:30 pm
Carriage House Café Hayloft

Cornell University Jazz Combos Showcase; Paul Merrill, director.

Sunday, April 30
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Chamber Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor.  Features Mozart's Piano Concerto in D Minor, K. 466, with soloist Xak Bjerken, and Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings in E Major, op. 22.

Sunday, April 30
   7:00 pm
Carriage House Café Hayloft

Ariana Kim, violin, with guest pianist Pietro Bonfilio.  Features violin sonatas by Brahms (No. 3 in D Minor) and Leoš Janáček.

Monday, May 1
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Studio 342 recital:  voice students from all of the voice studios perform songs and arias.

Tuesday, May 2
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Woodwinds studio recital:  students of Emily DiAngelo (oboe) and Elizabeth Shuhan (flute).

Wednesday, May 3
   12:30 pm
Sage Chapel

Midday Music for Organ:  Anna Steppler and Jonathan Schakel present Julius Reubke’s Sonata on the 94th Psalm and Franz Liszt’s Variations on “Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen,” performed on the Aeolian-Skinner organ.

Wednesday, May 3
   8:00 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Exhibition-concert features works by graduate students from Marianthi Papalexandri Alexandri’s “rethinking the instrument” seminar.

Thursday, May 4
   12:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Midday Music at Lincoln:  lecture-recital on Giuseppe Tartini and his works, by students of Prof. Zaslaw’s graduate seminar on Baroque music.

Thursday, May 4
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies:  “Ghosts in the Machine – Technology, History, and Aesthetics of the Player-Piano” (May 4-6 conference).  Concert features newly commissioned music for player-piano and piano, as well as solo and ensemble works for pianola, featuring guest Rex Lawson.

Friday, May 5
   8:00 pm
Sage Chapel

Cornell Chorale; Stephen Spinelli, conductor with the Cornell Percussion Ensemble; Michael Sparhuber, director.  Features Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, with soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon, baritone Erik Angerhofer, and pianists Ryan MacEvoy McCullough and Andrew Zhou.

Saturday, May 6
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Studio recital:  piano students of Xak Bjerken.  Features Preludes and Fugues from Book I of The Well-Tempered Clavier and Preludes by Shostakovich.

Saturday, May 6
   7:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell Symphony Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor, and the Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club; Stephen Spinelli, director.  Features Sibelius Symphony No. 7 and Lili Boulanger’s Psalm 130 (Du fond de l’abîme).

Sunday, May 7
   3:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell University Wind Symphony; James Spinazzola, conductor.  Features Karel Husa’s Music for Prague 1968, as well as his Concertino for Piano and Wind Ensemble (2nd mvt) with Andrew Zhou, Copland’s An Outdoor Overture, and two premieres:  Fanfare for Karel by Dana Wilson and Christopher Rouse’s Berceuse Infinie in memory of Steven Stucky.

Sunday, May 7
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Student Chamber Music Recital.

Monday, May 8
   5:00 pm
Carriage House Café Hayloft

Studio recital:  violin students of Ariana Kim.

Monday, May 8
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Student Chamber Music Recital.

Tuesday, May 9
   8:00 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Cornell Percussion Ensemble; Michael Sparhuber, director.

Tuesday, May 9
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

CANCELED: Studio 342:  voice studios recital.

Wednesday, May 10
   12:30 pm
Sage Chapel

Midday Music for Organ:  University organist Annette Richards presents a celebratory end-of-semester pot-pourri on the Aeolian-Skinner organ.

Wednesday, May 10
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell University Jazz Ensemble; Paul Merrill, director.

Friday, May 12
   7:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

CANCELED: Senior recital:  Martin Mahoney, baritone.

Friday, May 12
   8:00 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Cornell University Jazz Band; Paul Merrill, director.  “Swing Fling” features big band arrangements with dancing and refreshments, plus dance instruction at 7:00 PM.  Admission: $5 (at the door).

Saturday, May 27
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club; Stephen Spinelli, conductor:  Commencement Concert:  Cornell’s internationally renowned choirs present musical highlights from the past year, featuring music from many countries and sending off the seniors with the beloved Cornell Songs.  Admission will be charged; info to come.

Friday, June 9
   9:15 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club and their alumni; Robert Isaacs, conductor, present the Reunion 2017 concert.  Alumni from every generation combine with current undergraduates to sing favorites old and new, concluding with the beloved Cornell Songs.  Admission:  $15, available at BaileyTickets.com and at the door.