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Saturday, March 4
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Collegiate Treble Choir Conference, hosted by the Cornell University Chorus:  this second concert features the Cornell University Chorus, Harvard’s Radcliffe Choral Society, and the Smith College Chamber Singers.  Admission:  $5, at http://baileytickets.com and at the door.

Sunday, March 5
   3:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell Symphony Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor.  Features Irene Jeong, winner of the 13th annual Cornell Concerto Competition, playing Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1, Tonia Ko’s Strange Sounds and Explosions Worldwide, and more.  2:00 PM:  string instrument “petting zoo” sponsored by Hickey’s Music Center.

Friday, March 10
   8:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell Concert Series presents Simon Shaheen's Zafir. A major force in the promotion of Arab music, Shaheen has enthralled audiences with his mastery of both the ‘ud and violin and his brilliant improvisations. Here he brings to life the Arab music of Al-Andalus and blends it with the art of flamenco and jazz influences in a program of instrumental and vocal music and dance. Shaheen will be joined by the exquisite Moroccan singer Nidal Ibourk, who has collaborated with him on many occasions; the young fiery flamenco dancer Auxi Fernandez who complements the music with her sinuous arm movements and explosive footwork; flamenco vocalist/guitarist/pianist Juan Pérez Rodríguez, from a family of Gypsy musicians; and Shaheen’s acclaimed “Qantara” ensemble. The program renews a relationship that began more than a thousand years ago; it reveals the commonalities of a music born in cultural centers of Iraq and Syria, blew like the wind (zafir) across the waters of the Mediterranean to Al-Andalus, blended with elements of Spanish music, and was brought back across the sea to North Africa where it flourished in the cities of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.

Adult: $35 | $33 | $25 • Students: $17

Sunday, March 19
   3:00 pm
Bailey Hall

Cornell University Wind Symphony; James Spinazzola, conductor, and the Ithaca High School Wind Ensemble; Nicki Zawel, conductor.  Features guest composer David Maslanka’s Eighth Symphony.  Funded in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.

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 Missy Mazzoli’s These Worlds in Us 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 Christopher Rouse’s Berceuse Infinie, in memory of his Cornell classmate Steven Stucky.