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Concerts

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).

Tuesday, May 24
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

MAYFEST, Cornell’s 9th annual international chamber music festival (http://mayfest-cornell.org); Xak Bjerken and Miri Yampolsky, artistic directors.  Concert 6:  Chausson: Chanson perpétuelle (Martínez, Samouil, Wang, Karni, Plesser, Bjerken), Strauss: Violin Sonata in E-flat, op. 18 (Samouil, Bjerken), Applebaum: Aphasia (Compitello), Schumann: Piano Trio in G Minor, op. 110 (Samouil, Plesser, Yampolsky).  Admission: $20 adults; $10 students; Festival Pass $100; https://mayfest.ticketbud.com/mayfest-2016.

Saturday, May 28
   3:00 pm
Arts Quad President's Tent

Cornell University Wind Symphony; James Spinazzola, conductor.  Senior days 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 28
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club; Robert Isaacs, conductor:  Commencement Concert:  Cornell’s internationally renowned choirs present musical highlights from the past year, featuring music from nine countries and sending off the seniors with the beloved Cornell Songs.  Admission: $12 adult; $5 student, at BaileyTickets.com.

Friday, June 10
   9:15 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club and their alumni; Robert Isaacs, conductor, present the Reunion 2016 concert.  Alumni from every generation combine with current undergraduates to sing favorites old and new, concluding with the beloved Cornell Songs.  Admission:  $15; adult; $5 student, at BaileyTickets.com.