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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).

Sunday, April 23
   2:00 pm
Johnson Museum of Art

Cornell Gamelan Ensemble; Christopher J. Miller, director, with guest Sumarsam (Ph.D. ‘92) present “Dewa Ruci,” a Javanese wayang (shadow puppet play).  Part of the Cornell Modern Indonesia Projects’ conference, “Still in the Game”: The State of Indonesian Art History in the 21st Century.

Sumarsam is a scholar, puppeteer, and professor of music at Wesleyan University, and will be joined in his performance by guest artists.

A special installation of Indonesian dance masks and shadow puppets from the Museum’s collection is on view in the fifth-floor gallery for Southeast Asian art. Focusing on gifts by the late Cornell professor Benedict R. O’G. Anderson, the display was cocurated by Laurie Margot Ross, former Visiting Fellow in the Southeast Asia Program, and the Johnson’s Ellen Avril.

Sunday, April 23
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell University Jazz Band; Paul Merrill, director, guest composer-drummer Dennis Mackrel.

Monday, April 24
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

CANCELED: Honors thesis:  Martin Mahoney, composer.  Features scenes from a new musical.

Tuesday, April 25
   7:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Piano studio of Becky Lu performs works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Ravel, and Rachmaninoff.

Tuesday, April 25
   7:30 pm
Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2017 > USA > Directed by Ken & Flo Jacobs "One of the founders of the American avant-garde cinema, Ken Jacobs (b. 1933) has been working ceaselessly and boundlessly in film, video and moving image performance for over fifty years.... Among Jacobs' most important inventions is his Nervous Magic Lantern, a mysterious and mesmerizing performance of light and shadow that returns to cinema's most essential roots, and which he evocatively describes as "cinema without film or electronics." (Harvard Film Archive) Using light, fans, a spinning shutter and his own hands, Mr. Jacobs, along with his collaborative partner and wife, Flo Jacobs, project images that you will swear have been recorded on a strip of film. They have collaborated with many different music groups over the years to present these shows, each one unique. This show, with live music by CAGE, will also include several short films by Jacobs. For listing, visit cinema.cornell.edu closer to show date. This program is made possible in part with public funds from NYSCA's Electronic Media & Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes. It is additionally cosponsored with the Cornell Council for the Arts and the Departments of Music & Art. More at facebook.com/nervousken

Facebook Event Link -- https://www.facebook.com/events/320674668347376/

 

 

Ken Jacobs / diNMachine @ Nervous Magic Lantern Festival 2016 from Ken Jacobs on Vimeo.

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 of Tamara Acosta, Lucy Fitz Gibbon, Gary Moulsdale, and Patrice Pastore.

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

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

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.