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  |  7:00pm EST

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  |  7:00pm EST

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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October 1, 7pm EST: LA Opera presents Living Room Recital.  Mezzo-soprano Taylor Raven performs a program of music by African American composers Florence Price, Leslie Adams, and Charles Brown, along with songs by Berlioz and Montsalvatge. View HERE.

October 2, 7:30pm EST: Nightly Met Opera Streams presents Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Starring Marina Rebeka, Barbara Frittoli, Mojca Erdmann, Ramón Vargas, and Mariusz Kwiecien, conducted by Fabio Luisi. From October 29, 2011. View HERE.

October 3, 8pm EST: DACAMERA presents Messiaen’s Visions de l’Amen. From the archives, Messiaen’s tour-de-force for two pianos is performed by pianists Marilyn Nonken and Sarah Rothenberg with lighting by Tony Award and MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” winner Jennifer Tipton. Register and view HERE.

October 5, 2:30pm EST: Wigmore Hall presents Sir András Schiff, performing Beethoven’s three final sonatas, inexhaustible works that are summations of their creator’s lifelong development as a composer and as a human being. Register and view HERE.

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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