Regina Carter

For GRAMMY-nominated artist Regina Carter, the violin isn’t simply an improvisational vehicle; it’s a passport to unexpected realms. 

February 24, 2021 

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

For 60 years, South Africa’s five-time GRAMMY Award winners, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves and charming onstage banter. 

March 17, 2021

Christian Sands

Christian Sands — Steinway Artist and five-time GRAMMY nominee — is an emerging jazz force. His abundant piano technique perfectly matches his conception, accomplishing a much deeper musical goal: a fresh look at the entire language of jazz.

April 7, 2021 | 7PM

Pacifica Quartet

Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring repertory choices, over the past twenty-six years the Pacifica Quartet has achieved international recognition as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today.

April 28, 2021 | 7PM

Revisit our Fall 2020 artists

Performances by Jennifer Koh, Vijay Iyer, the Dover Quartet, and Jeremy Denk are still available to view with a cornell.edu account. 

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CORNELL CONCERT SERIES RECOMMENDS

Friday, April 9, 9:30 pm ET: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra presents Beethoven Serioso. Music Director Jaime Martín and Director and Designer James Darrah seek to create a digital series that celebrates collaboration in an age of isolation through classical music performances set to images and art created and processed in a first-of-its-kind digital studio at Wilhardt + Naud. In this episode, concertmaster Margaret Batjer leads a performance of Beethoven’s Serioso String Quartet in F-minor, arranged for string ensemble by Mahler. Cinematographer Michael Elias Thomas is filming from within the orchestra, presenting the audience with a seat on stage. View here.

Monday, April 12, 7:30 pm ET: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents Inside Chamber Music: Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Piano. Bruce Adolphe is joined by Arnaud Sussmann and Gilles Vonsattel to examine Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Piano. With Ravel’s style considered old-fashioned he deliberately issued a more modern aesthetic statement with this bold, elegant, and humorous sonata. From Stravinsky to Jazz, Ravel seized upon a variety of musical ideas, made them his own, and kept it completely French. Register, view here and on demand for one week.

Welcome to the reimagined 2020-21 Season of the Cornell Concert Series.

The Cornell Concert Series is dedicated to presenting impactful, innovative programming that complies with the COVID-19 guidelines mandated by Cornell University and New York State. Until we are able to safely re-open our concert halls to you, we will be presenting our artists in a virtual format.

Our online episodes will feature artists performing and speaking about their music: offering insights into their repertoire, and discussing ways of creating, practicing, and enjoying music in a socially-distanced world.

Every episode will allow you to directly take part in guiding the conversation. The Cornell Concert Series will solicit video and written questions from the Cornell and greater Ithaca communities to be presented to the artists. Our episodes will be pre-taped, with submission deadlines advertised as the season progresses.

Finally, while each episode will be free to view, we will be including an option to donate to the Concert Series. These donations are critical to our longstanding contribution to the cultural life of upstate New York.

Thank you for your support of the Cornell Concert Series.

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