Jennifer Koh

Recognized for intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance, violinist Jennifer Koh is a forward-thinking artist dedicated to exploring a broad and eclectic repertoire, while promoting diversity and inclusivity in classical music.

September 30, 2020

Vijay Iyer

Composer-pianist Vijay Iyer has carved out a unique path as an influential, prolific, shape-shifting presence in modern music.

October 14, 2020

Dover Quartet

Hailed as “the next Guarneri Quartet” (Chicago Tribune) and “the young American string quartet of the moment,” (New Yorker), the Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom in 2013, following a stunning sweep of all prizes at the Banff Competition and has since become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world.

October 28, 2020  |  7:00pm EST

Jeremy Denk

Jeremy Denk is one of America’s foremost pianists. Winner of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, and the Avery Fisher Prize, Denk was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

November 11, 2020  |  7:00pm EST

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CORNELL CONCERT SERIES RECOMMENDS

Oct. 20, 8 pm ET: DACAMERA presents Hearing Color, Seeing Time: Frankenthaler and Ravel. A new series in partnership with The Menil Collection. In this first program, a major painting of Helen Frankenthaler is paired with Ravel’s sensuous Une Barque sur l’Ocean. Following her live performance in the Menil gallery, Sarah Rothenberg takes a close look at color, line, texture, harmony, and rhythm in abstract painting and music. Register and view here. LIVE

Oct. 21, 2pm ET: Carnegie Hall presents Master Class: Joyce DiDonato. A chance to relive highlights from three of Joyce DiDonato’s Carnegie Hall master classes. The mezzo-soprano mentors singers at the beginning of their careers, exploring the intricacies of operatic singing with a particular focus on arias by Handel and Puccini. Mezzo-soprano Kayleigh Decker—who participated in DiDonato’s first master class in 2015—catches up with her in an online chat. View here and on demand.

Oct. 23, 8 pm ET: CAIC Collaborative Works Festival presents Modern Women. The Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago Collaborative Works Festival’s final concert showcases songs by some of today’s women composers, including Sarah Kirkland Snider, as well as American women composers of the 20th century, including Margaret Bonds, Florence Price, and Ruth Crawford Seeger. This program features Stacy Garrop’s song cycle In Eleanor’s Words, based on the writings of Eleanor Roosevelt, Errollyn Wallen’s Roundel, and Iva Bittová’s Nezabudka. View here until October 25.

Oct. 25, 7:30 pm ET:Met Opera Streams presents Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier. Starring Renée Fleming, Elina Garanca, Erin Morley, Matthew Polenzani, Marcus Brück, and Günther Groissböck, conducted by Sebastian Weigle. From May 13, 2017. View here and for 24 hours.

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.

Please check back here often for updates, and sign up for our e-mail Newsletter. We anticipate episodes going live by the end of September.

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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