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Thursday, February 23
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Concert Series presents the VIDA Guitar Quartet. Since forming in 2007, the quartet has performed to critical acclaim in major American and European venues. VIDA’s ability to “conjure up an orchestral palette of color and effects” (Classic FM ) combined with their “exquisite tonal and dynamic control” has firmly established them as a passionate and masterful ensemble that sparkles with “vitality and spontaneity” (Acoustic). VIDA performs a program of lush arrangements ranging from traditional British folk songs to Bach to Gershwin.

General Admission: $28 • Students: $17

Friday, February 24
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

POSTPONED to April 20:  Andrew Zhou, piano.  “Three Clockmakers and Twenty-Three Automata” features the complete sets of etudes by three of the most influential composers working in Europe today—Hans Abrahamsen, Unsuk Chin (whose etudes will be premiered in a newly revised version), and Pascal Dusapin—as well as Pierre Boulez’s last work for solo piano, Une page d’éphéméride from 2005.

Saturday, February 25
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest duo:  Jin Hi Kim on Korean komungo/electric komungo and Min Xiao-Fen on Chinese pipa/sanxian present “Asian Sound Revolution.” Features traditional and innovative music on ancient Asian fretted stringed instruments.  Co-sponsored by the Department of Music, the Cornell East Asia Program, and the Society for the Humanities.

Sunday, February 26
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Xak Bjerken, piano, and Elizabeth Lyon, cello, with guest James Lyon, violin (Penn. State University)  Features Chopin’s Cello Sonata and Brahms' Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major.

Sunday, February 26
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Original Cornell Syncopators (jazz quintet); Joe Salzano, coach, with sophomores Colin Hancock (cornet, founder), Rishi Verma (trombone), Amit Mizrahi (piano), and Noah Li (drums) and junior Hannah Krall (clarinet), and the Crazeology dancers celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first jazz record.

Friday, March 3
   1:25 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Pianist Augustus Arnone presents a lecture-recital including music by Professor Roberto Sierra (selections from Segundo álbum de boleros), Stephen Gorbos DMA '08 (Chez Monk), Yotam Haber DMA '04 (Etudes), Milton Babbitt (Playing for Time and My Complements to Roger), and Michael Finnissy (Le démon de l'analogie, from "The History of Photography in Sound").

Monday, March 13
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Mike Cheng-Yu Lee, fortepiano.  Features works by Beethoven, Schubert, and Schumann.

Wednesday, March 15
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

John Haines-Eitzen, cello, with guest pianist Matthew Bengtson (University of Michigan).  Features works by Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, and Arthur Foote, as well as the premiere of a cello and piano sonata by Niccolo Athens.

Thursday, March 16
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Malcolm Bilson performs music of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Chopin on the Regier-Graf fortepiano.

Friday, March 17
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

“Yield Troubled Shadows:  Bach and Modern Society” pairs Bach Cantatas BWV 202, Weichet nur betrübte Schatten, and BWV 168, Tue Rechung, with lectures highlighting connections between the themes of these cantatas and current issues in American society, such as gender equality and economic justice.  Organized by David Yearsley, Elizabeth Lyon, and Matthew J. Hall, the performance features musicians from Cornell Early Music Lab and Cornell Chamber Singers, joined by guest artists.  Funded in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.

Saturday, March 18
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Xak Bjerken, piano, with guest mezzo-soprano Rachel Calloway.  Ensemble X presents “Songs of the Land: Poems of Ishion Hutchinson,” featuring songs by graduate student composers Can Bilir, Jihyun Kim, Charles Peck, and Barry Sharp set to poetry of Hutchinson.  Includes music by Ruth Crawford Seeger, Berg, Wolf, Corigliano, and Chris Cerrone.  Funded in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.

Sunday, March 19
   12:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Contrapunkt; Martin Mahoney, director.  Features works written and performed by undergraduate composers.

Monday, March 20
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

“Celebrating Willem Pijper” features works of a little-known Dutch composer whose works are entering the public domain.  Performers include students from Cornell choirs and orchestras, organized by undergraduate composer Patrick Braga.

Tuesday, March 21
   7:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest recital:  Marc Webster, bass, and Nicole Asel, mezzo-soprano, with pianist Christopher Zemliauskas.  Features solo and ensemble works by Gabriel Fauré, Henri Duparc, Gustav Mahler, Benjamin Britten, and Ricky Ian Gordon.

Sunday, March 26
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Festival Chamber Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor.  Features orchestral works by Cornell graduate composers Louis Chiappetta, Corey Keating, and Barry Sharp performed by an ensemble of fourteen professional players.

Wednesday, March 29
   12:30 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Midday Music for Organ:  Matthew Hall and Jonathan Schakel present “Duets & Diversions II,” with four-hand music for multiple keyboards by Pasquini, W. F. Bach, and other lesser luminaries.

Wednesday, March 29
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Ithaca Flute Duo:  Juliana May Pepinsky and Elizabeth Shuhan.  Features classics both old and new for two flutes, piccolos, and alto flute, with music by Telemann, Doppler, Muczynski, Clarke, and more.

Thursday, March 30
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Ryan MacEvoy McCullough, piano.  Includes new works by John Liberatore, Dante De Silva, and Nicholas Vines.

Tuesday, April 11
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Matthew Hall, harpsichord.  Features the music of François Couperin.

Thursday, April 13
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Shin Hwang, fortepiano.  Features works by Beethoven and Haydn.

Saturday, April 15
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Xak Bjerken, piano, with guests Renée Jolles, violin, and Steven Doane, cello.  Features trios by Beethoven, Schumann, and Russian composer Alexander Krein.

Monday, April 17
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Senior composition recital:  Patrick Braga.

Friday, April 21
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest trio:  sTem, with soprano Meagan Brus, clarinetist Eric Umble, and pianist Silvie Cheng.  Features music of Schubert, Schoenberg, Isenberg, Catan, and a premiere of fifteen new one-minute pieces as a part of Vox Novus’s “15 Minutes of Fame” series.

Saturday, April 22
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Palonegro; Sergio Ospina, director/piano, with Anaar Desai-Stephens, violin; Lenora Schneller, clarinet; Sam Boyles, bass; Jordan Musser, drums; and Martha Mateus, vocals.

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

Honors thesis presentation:  Martin Mahoney, composer.

Sunday, April 30
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Chamber Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor.  Features Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, op. 54, with soloist Miri Yampolsky, and more.

Monday, May 1
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Studio recital:  voice students of Lucy Fitz Gibbon, as well as performances by several voice instructors.

Wednesday, May 3
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

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

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.

Sunday, May 7
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Student Chamber Music Recital.

Monday, May 8
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Student Chamber Music Recital.

Tuesday, May 9
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Studio 342:  voice studios recital.

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.