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Sunday, November 2
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell University Jazz Band; Paul Merrill, director, with guest Gary Smulyan, baritone saxophone, featuring music by Bob Brookmeyer and Gerry Mulligan and a new work by Steve Brown.

Tuesday, November 4
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Robert Schumann’s Late Chamber Music:  concert by fortepianists Mike Lee and Ji Young Kim with guest ensemble, the Formosa Quartet.  Features the Piano Quintet, op. 44, with critical commentary by Michael Friedmann, Professor, Yale School of Music.  Sponsored by the Central New York Humanities Corridor from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. See http://www.lateschumann.com/ for complete details.

Wednesday, November 5
   10:00 am
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Robert Schumann’s Late Chamber Music:  master class led by Michael Friedmann (Yale) and the Formosa Quartet, with student ensembles from the Eastman School of Music. Repertoire includes Schumann's Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, op. 47, and duos. Sponsored by the Central New York Humanities Corridor from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. See http://www.lateschumann.com/ for complete details.

Friday, November 7
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

“Water Music,” a concert, as part of “Art, Science, and the Thirsty World,” an interdisciplinary dialogue on creative responses to the global water crisis.  Features songs by Kate Whitely, Rachel Lockwood, and Solfa Carlile performed by mezzo-soprano Dawn Pierce and pianist Graeme Bailey; pieces by Liszt, Ravel and Toby Young played by pianist Andrew Zhou; and Rebecca Sophia Strong dances to music by Cedric Mason.

Saturday, November 8
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

David Friend, piano, and friends, with guest composer Tristan Perich, present chamber music with one-bit electronics.  As a part of a composer residency, this concert showcases the experimental music of Perich.  Celebrated for his unique aesthetic often inspired by the simple beauty of math, physics, and code, his music has been performed widely.  He is especially noted for his incorporation of one-bit technology in works of music, as well as in graphic and sound art, which has been presented around the world in spaces including bitforms gallery, the Whitney Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art.  Funded in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.

Wednesday, November 12
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest artists:  Yago Mahúgo, fortepiano, with baroque violinist Pablo Gutiérrez.  “A Travel through the Spanish and German Post-Baroque” features sonatas of José de Herrando and C. P. E. Bach.

Friday, November 14
   1:30 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Composers' Forum: guest pianist Juan Carlos Garvayo presents a selection of contemporary piano music, including recently premiered compositions by Spanish composer Mauricio Sotelo and Roberto Sierra. Garvayo is considered to be Spain’s most prominent exponent of contemporary music.

 

Sunday, November 16
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Chamber Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor, with Miri Yampolsky and guest Frank Campos.  Features Shostakovich’s Concerto in C Minor for Piano, Trumpet, and String Orchestra, op. 35, Steven Stucky’s Colburn Variations, and Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings.

Tuesday, November 18
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Baroque Orchestra; Paul Miller, director.  Features music by Handel and Vivaldi, including Handel’s Organ Concerto No. 13 in F Major, with Jonathan Schakel, and Vivaldi’s Concerto for 2 Cellos in G Minor, with Elizabeth Lyon and Zoe Weiss.

Wednesday, November 19
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest ensemble:  Horszowski Trio; Jesse Mills, violin; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Rieko Aizawa, piano.  Features Shostakovich’s Seven Romances on Poems by Alexander Blok, op. 127, with soprano Judith Kellock, and Tchaikovsky’s Trio in A Minor, op. 50 (“In memory of a great artist”).  Funded in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.

Sunday, November 23
   2:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest ensemble:  Los Angeles Piano Quartet.  Pianist Xak Bjerken, violinist Mikhail Kopelman, violist Katherine Murdock, and cellist Steven Doane present Beethoven’s early Piano Quartet in C Major, WoO 36/3, Brahms’s G-Minor Piano Quartet, op. 25, and a new work by Christopher Stark, commissioned by the Fromm Foundation.

Monday, November 24
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Studio recital:  piano students of Xak Bjerken.

Monday, December 1
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Studio 342:  voice students of Judith Kellock.

Wednesday, December 3
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Percussion Ensemble; Michael Compitello, director.

Saturday, December 6
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Student Chamber Music Recital.

Sunday, December 7
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Student Chamber Music Recital.

Wednesday, February 4
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall

Cornell Concert Series presents Nrityagram Dance Ensemble.
Nrityagram: Samyoga
Nrityagram blends Odissi, a classical Indian dance, with contemporary concepts to transport viewers to enchanted worlds.  In Samyoga, two dancers explore concepts of union, balance, grace, confidence and vulnerability with their live music ensemble.

Sunday, March 8
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall

Cornell Concert Series presents Pierre-Laurent Aimard & Tamara Stefanovich.
Two renowned pianists and acclaimed advocates of modern works join together as part of the Environs Messiaen festival at Cornell to perform works by Boulez and Messiaen.

Wednesday, April 15
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall

Cornell Concert Series presents Jordi Savall & Concert des Nations.
Unanimously recognized as one of the most important performers of early music, Jordi Savall is a multi-faceted musician: viol player, conductor, and creator of an unmistakable style. He brings his Le Concert des Nations Ensemble to close out the CCS season.