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Friday, February 3
   1:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies presents a symposium, “Four-Hand Keyboarding in the Long 19th Century.”  Organized by Jordan Musser, participants include faculty members Annette Richards, Roger Moseley, David Yearsley, and Ariana Kim, and guest Thomas Christensen (University of Chicago), as well as graduate students.  Features short, conference-style talks discussing a four-hand piece, composer, and critical theme, followed by a performanace of the work on Cornell University’s collection of historical keyboard instruments. Topics will include Charles Burney’s formative piano duos; Haydn’s pedagogical techniques; Czerny’s “mechanical” pianism; Wagnerian-operatic transcription; Schumann and Brahms; and more.

Saturday, February 4
   7:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Contemporary Chamber Players and the Ithaca New Music Collective present recent works by Jihyun Kim, Charles Peck, Corey Keating, Sergio Cote, and Barry Sharp.

Sunday, February 5
   2:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest ensemble:  Momenta Quartet performs string quartets of Julián Carrillo (1875-1965), including Nos. 2, 7, and 11.

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

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 Schumann’s Piano Trio in D Minor.

Sunday, February 26
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Original Cornell Syncopators (jazz sextet); Joe Salzano, coach, and dancers celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first jazz record.