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Saturday, October 1
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Ryan MacEvoy McCullough, piano, and Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano.  Features works by John Harbison, including Seven Poems of Lorine Niedecker, Piano Sonata No. 2, and A Bag of Tails, as well as music by Chopin, Pablo Ortiz, Clara Schumann, and Debussy.

Sunday, October 2
   7:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

South Asia Program and SPICMACAY present “Strings Attached,” a south Indian classical music concert featuring the husband-wife team of Kumaresh (violin) and Jayanthi (veena), with percussion accompaniment on mridangam (cylindrical drum) and ghatam (clay pot).  Co-sponsored by the Department of Music, with funding in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.

Wednesday, October 12
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Matthew J. Hall, harpsichord, with the Cornell Early Music Lab, presents solo suites and concertos for harpsichord.  Includes Bach’s English Suite No. 4 in F Major, BWV 809; Rameau’s Concert No. 2 in G Major; François Couperin’s Premier Ordre in G Minor; and Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto No. 2 in D Major, BWV 1064.

Saturday, October 15
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Xak Bjerken, piano.  Features Debussy’s Images (Book 2), Stephen Hartke’s Post-Modern Homages (Set 2), and Steven Stucky’s Sonata for Piano, as well as music of Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jesse Jones (DMA ‘12), and Scriabin.

Sunday, October 23
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Elizabeth Lyon, cello, with keyboardists Matthew J. Hall and Shin Hwang.  Features Suite in E-flat Major for unaccompanied cello and Sonata in D Major for viola da gamba and harpsichord, both by J. S. Bach, and Brahms’ Sonata for Piano and Violoncello in E Minor.

Friday, October 28
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Shin Hwang, fortepiano, with guest Eva Lymenstull, cello.  Features Beethoven Sonatas for Piano and Cello.  Funded in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.

Sunday, October 30
   1:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

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

Friday, November 4
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

After a stunning performance in 2015 with Pierre-Laurent Aimard, the Cornell Concert Series is thrilled to have Tamara Stefanovich back for a solo piano performance in late 2016. Bristling with dexterous wizardry and colossal energy, Stefanovich performs at the world’s major concert venues and frequently takes part in performance projects with dancers, actors, and DJs. Her concert will feature modern works by Ligeti, Messiaen, Nicolaou, and more.

General Admission: $30 • Students: $17

Saturday, November 5
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest ensemble:  Ulysses Quartet, winner of the 2016 Fischoff Competition.  Features violinists Christina Bouey (concertmaster, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra) and Rhiannon Banerdt, violist Colin Brookes, and cellist Grace Ho.

Thursday, November 10
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest artist:  Ignacio Prego presents J. S. Bach’s “Goldberg” Variations on the 2012 harpsichord by Thomas and Barbara Wolf (after Jacques Germain, 1785).  Co-sponsored by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies.

Saturday, November 19
   1:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest artist:  Ilya Poletaev performs Book 2 of J. S. Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier on harpsichord, chamber organ, fortepiano, and modern piano.

Sunday, November 20
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell University Jazz Band; Paul Merrill, director, with guest Peter Bernstein, guitar.

Monday, November 21
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Mike Cheng-Yu Lee, fortepiano.  Second of a five-part series of the complete Mozart piano sonatas performed on replicas of late 18th-century Viennese pianos.

Monday, November 28
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Woodwind Quintet:  Elizabeth Shuhan, flute; Emily DiAngelo, oboe; Lenora Schneller, clarinet; Daniel Hane, bassoon; Ilze Brink-Button, horn.

Tuesday, November 29
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Shin Hwang, fortepiano, with guests Noyuri Hazama, violin, and Annabeth Shirley, cello.  “Schubertiade” features chamber works on period instruments, including Fantasy for Violin and Piano, D. 934, and Piano Trio in B-flat Major, D. 898.

Thursday, December 1
   7:30 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Gamelan Ensemble; Christopher J. Miller, director.  Features traditional Javanese music and dance, with guest dancer Danang Pamungkas.

Saturday, December 3
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Emily DiAngelo, oboe, and Andrew Zhou, piano.  Features an afternoon of 20th-century oboe music, including works by Poulenc, Britten, and Anne Goldberg, as well as Persichetti’s Concerto for English Horn.

Saturday, December 3
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Studio recital:  piano students of Xak Bjerken.

Sunday, December 4
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Student Chamber Music Recital.

Monday, December 5
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Student Chamber Music Recital.

Saturday, December 10
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Studio 342:  voice students of Patrice Pastore.

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