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Friday, September 2
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest duo: Lucy Russell, violin, and Sezi Seskir, fortepiano.  Features sonatas by Mozart, C. P. E. Bach, and Beethoven on historical instruments.

Wednesday, September 14
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Concert Series presents Fred Hersch. This legendary jazz innovator and eight-time Grammy® nominated pianist and composer blazes into Cornell for a must-hear concert event! As a solo pianist, composer, bandleader, and theatrical conceptualist, Fred Hersch lives up to the praise of The New York Times, which, in a featured Sunday Magazine piece, aptly declared him “singular among the trailblazers of their art, a largely unsung innovator of this borderless, individualistic jazz – a jazz for the 21st century.” Hersch opens the 2016-17 season with a solo performance in Barnes Hall.

Adult: $25 • Students: $17

Sunday, September 18
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell University Jazz Combos; Paul Merrill, director.  Features Paul Smoker’s Aural Prism Blues and Other Colors.

Friday, September 23
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Emily DiAngelo, oboe, and Andrew Zhou, piano.  Features an evening of 20th-century oboe music, including Poulenc’s Sonata for Oboe and Piano, Britten’s Six Metamorphoses after Ovid for solo oboe, Anne Goldberg’s Esplorazione Spettrale for oboe and electronics, and Persichetti’s Concerto for English Horn.

Sunday, September 25
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest ensemble:  JACK Quartet presents new music, including Kevin Ernste’s Palimpsest, commissioned by the Fromm Foundation for the quartet, Julia Wolfe’s Early That Summer, John Zorn’s The Remedy of Fortune, and Iannis Xenakis’s Tetras.  Funded in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.

Wednesday, September 28
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Guest ensemble:  JACK Quartet performs works written by doctoral composition students Can Bilir, Loren Loiacono, Charles Peck, and Barry Sharp.  Funded in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.

Saturday, October 1
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Ryan MacEvoy McCullough, piano.  Features works by John Harbison, including a new piano cycle, and Australian composer Nicholas Vines’s Indie Ditties.

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.  Features works by J. S. Bach, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and François Couperin.

Saturday, October 15
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Xak Bjerken, piano.  Features Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in F Minor, op. 57 (“Appassionata”), Debussy’s Images, Book 2, and short works by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Fang Man, and James Matheson.

Sunday, October 23
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Elizabeth Lyon performs cello sonatas with keyboardists Matthew J. Hall and Shin Hwang.

Friday, October 28
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Shin Hwang, fortepiano, with guests Alison Luthmers, violin, and Eva Lymenstull, cello.  “Rhetoric in the Classical Era” features Haydn’s Piano Trio in C Major, Hob. 27, and Beethoven’s Piano Trio in C Minor, op. 1, no. 3.  Funded in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.

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
   2:00 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

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
   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