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Friday, January 30
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

CANCELED: Mike Cheng-Yu Lee, fortepiano.  Features 6 Bagatelles (op. 126) and a sonata (op. 101) of Beethoven and works by Schumann and Chopin, performed on Rodney Regier's replica of a Conrad Graf fortepiano.

Saturday, January 31
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Senior recital:  Eric Tan, piano.  Winner of the 2011 Cornell Concerto Competition performs piano sonatas by Beethoven (op. 111) and Chopin (op. 58) and Ravel's Alborada del gracioso from Miroirs.

Wednesday, February 4
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall

Cornell Concert Series presents Nrityagram Dance Ensemble.
Nrityagram: Songs of Love & Longing
Nrityagram blends Odissi, a classical Indian dance, with contemporary concepts to transport viewers to enchanted worlds.  In Songs of Love and Longing, two dancers explore the Gita Govinda,  a romantic ballad about the immortal love of Radha and Krishna. It is a song of love and longing that reflects the Vaishnava belief that all humankind is feminine energy (Radha) constantly seeking union with the one male godhead (Krishna). They appear with their live music ensemble. Tickets $36 (Students $25) Advance purchase recommended.

Wednesday, February 18
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Elizabeth Lyon, cello, with guests Ravenna Lipchik, violin, and Hannah Sun, piano. Features music by Brahms, Schubert, Schumann, and Janacék.

Sunday, February 22
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

CANCELED:  Faculty Chamber Music Concert.

Thursday, February 26
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Miri Yampolsky, piano, with guest violinist Ariadne Daskalakis. Features sonatas 1-4 of their traversal of Beethoven's ten sonatas for violin and piano.

Friday, February 27
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Miri Yampolsky, piano, with guest violinist Ariadne Daskalakis.  Features sonatas 5-7 of their traversal of Beethoven's ten sonatas for violin and piano.

Sunday, March 1
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Miri Yampolsky, piano, with guest violinist Ariadne Daskalakis.  Features sonatas 8-10 of their traversal of Beethoven’s ten sonatas for violin and piano.

Tuesday, March 3
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

John Haines-Eitzen, cello, with guest Matthew Bengtson, piano.  Features two works by Arthur Foote, Chopin’s Sonata in G Minor, and Roberto Sierra’s Sonata No. 2 (“Elegiaca”).

Friday, March 6
   1:25 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Composers’ Forum:  pianist Marilyn Nonken (NYU) speaks about the use of the piano by French spectralist composers and other composers influenced by spectralism, as part of Environs Messiaen: Nature Rendered at the Keyboard; Xak Bjerken and Ryan MacEvoy McCullough, directors.  See http://westfield.org/environsmessiaen/ for full details.

Saturday, March 7
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Senior recital:  Jasmine Edison, composer.  Features original works for double bass, voice, and electronics.

Sunday, March 8
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

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. Tickets $36 (Students $25) Advance Purchase Recommended.

Monday, March 9
   10:00 am
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Master class by Pierre-Laurent Aimard on Messiaen’s Catalogue d’oiseaux, featuring pianists in the D.M.A. program in Critical Keyboard Studies.  Part of Environs Messiaen: Nature Rendered at the Keyboard;see http://westfield.org/environsmessiaen/ for full details.

Tuesday, March 10
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Contrapunkt; Patrick Braga, Jasmine Edison, and Paul Hwang, directors.  Features music written by Cornell undergraduate composers.  Funded in part by a grant from SAFC.

Wednesday, March 11
   12:30 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Midday Music for Organ:  Jonathan Schakel, harpsichord.  Features music of Böhm, Fischer, and Scarlatti.

Wednesday, March 11
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell Contemporary Chamber Players; Louis Chiappetta and Corey Keating, directors, present OSSIA, performing music by Cornell graduate composers.  Funded in part by a grant from GPSAFC.

Sunday, March 15
   3:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Andrew Zhou, piano.  “Dehors la nuit est gouvernée…” features music by Unsuk Chin, Alban Berg, Marco Stroppa, Fauré, Messiaen, and Salvatore Sciarrini, as well as a new work by Michael Small (premiere).

Monday, March 16
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Shuhan-Luk Trio and friends: Elizabeth Shuhan, flute; Alex Shuhan, horn, and Siu Yan Luk, piano, with Juliana May Pepinsky, flute.  Features Prokofiev’s Flute Sonata and works by Joaquin Turina, Ingolf Dahl, and Franz Doppler.

Saturday, March 21
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

Cornell University Jazz Band; Paul Merrill, director, presents Duke Ellington’s Far East Suite.

Tuesday, March 24
   8:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium

A leading light of experimental music performance, guest Philip Thomas presents his solo piano program, “Christian Wolff at 80.”  The concert will include a newly commissioned work by Wolff, as well as birthday tributes from Howard Skempton and Michael Finnissy.

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. Tickets $45 (Students $28) Advance Purchase Recommended.