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Sunday, September 14
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Ensemble X; Xak Bjerken, director.  X returns to its roots and presents the first work it ever performed, Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony No. 1, as well as Hindemith’s Kammermusik No. 1, Stockhausen’s Kreuzspiel, and as with every concert now, a recent work by a Cornell D.M.A. student, in this case Loren Loiacono’s Waking Rhythm.

Friday, September 19
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest ensemble:  John Funkhouser Quartet, with John Funkhouser, piano, keyboard; Phil Sargent, guitar; Greg Loughman, bass; and Mike Connors, drums.

Saturday, September 20
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

SPICMACAY and the South Asia Program present violin maestros Mysore Manjunath and Mysore Nagaraj playing Indian classical music, accompanied by Shrimushnam Raja Rao, mridangam, and Giridhar Udupa, ghatam.  Funded in part by grants from the Cornell Council for the Arts and SAFC.

Friday, September 26
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Ryan MacEvoy McCullough, piano, with Elizabeth Lyon, cello.  Features Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata in G Minor, op. 19, Schubert’s “Arpeggione” Sonata, D. 821, and a new work for cello, piano, and electronics by Michael Small.  [Venue not yet finalized.]

Saturday, September 27
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall

Cornell Concert Series presents Dawn Upshaw & Gilbert Kalish.
CCS presents four performances in Barnes Hall auditorium this season, starting with a rare opportunity to hear American soprano Dawn Upshaw and pianist Gilbert Kalish in the warmth and liveliness of a chamber setting.

Sunday, September 28
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Faculty Chamber Music Concert, with soprano Judith Kellock, violinist Ariana Kim, trumpeter Paul Merrill, and pianists Ryan MacEvoy McCullough and Miri Yampolsky.  Features music of Rachmaninoff and Roberto Sierra.

Wednesday, October 1
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest artist: Ji Hye Jung, percussion, with Michael Compitello.  Features solo and duo works for percussion.

Friday, October 3
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Ars Lyrica Houston; Matthew Dirst, director, with soloists Dennis James on glass harmonica, soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon, mezzo-soprano Sarah Mesko, and organist Annette Richards, presents the Atkinson Forum Concert as part of this conference and festival: “Sensation and Sensibility at the Keyboard in the Late 18th Century: Celebrating C. P. E. Bach’s Tercentenary.”  Co-sponsored by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, Department of Music, Society for the Humanities, and the American Studies Program.  Includes C. P. E. Bach’s Symphony for 12 Obbligato Instruments and Organ Concerto, as well as J. C. F. Bach’s Die Amerikanerin and J. A. Hasse’s cantata for soprano and glass harmonica, L’Armonica.

Saturday, October 4
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Chamber Orchestra; ChrisYounghoon Kim, conductor, and members of Cornell Baroque Orchestra present a concert as part of this conference and festival: “Sensation and Sensibility at the Keyboard in the Late 18th Century: Celebrating C. P. E. Bach’s Tercentenary.”  Co-sponsored by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, Department of Music, Society for the Humanities, and the American Studies Program.  Features C. P .E. Bach’s Klopstocks Morgengesang am Schöpfungsfeste, with soloists Lucy Fitz Gibbon and Sarah Mesko and small chorus, and Sinfonia in B Minor, as well as chamber music works.

Wednesday, October 22
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Juliana May Pepinsky and Elizabeth Shuhan, flutes, with pianist Siu Yan Luk.  Features music by Katherine Hoover, Nicole Chamberlain, Franz Doppler, and Ingolf Dahl.

Saturday, October 25
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Members of the Cornell Baroque Orchestra, with guest artists Claire Raphaelson, soprano, and Joanna Marsden, flute.  Features an evening of French Baroque chamber music, including cantatas by Clerambault and Jacquet de La Guerre and instrumental music by Telemann, Couperin, and Marais.  Also featuring Paul Miller, violin, Zoe Weiss and David Miller, viols, and Matthew Hall, harpsichord.

Sunday, November 2
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell University Jazz Band; Paul Merrill, director, with guest Gary Smulyan, baritone saxophone.

Tuesday, November 4
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Fortepianists Mike Lee and Ji Young Kim with guest ensemble, the Formosa Quartet.  Features Schumann’s late chamber music, including Piano Quintet, op. 44, with critical commentary by Michael Friedmann, Professor of Music, Yale School of Music.

Friday, November 7
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Concert, as part of “Art, Science, and the Thirsty World,” an interdisciplinary dialogue on creative responses to the global water crisis.  Organized by Gail Holst-Warhaft and Cayenna Ponchione and funded in part by the Institute for European Studies and the Brettschneider Fund.

Saturday, November 8
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

David Friend, piano, and friends, with guest composer Tristan Perich.  Features works for piano and electronics.  As a part of a composer residency, this concert showcases the experimental music of Tristan Perich performed by Cornell students and the composer himself.  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.  Perich is a featured artist in the Cornell Council for the Arts 2014 Biennial.

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, and works by William Gardiner, Steven Stucky, and Samuel Barber.

Tuesday, November 18
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Baroque Orchestra; Paul Miller, director.  Features concertos by Handel and Corelli.

Wednesday, November 19
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest ensemble:  Horszowski Trio; Jesse Mills, violin; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Rieko Aizawa, piano.  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, 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.

Thursday, December 4
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Studio recital:  piano students of Xak Bjerken.

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.