CORNELL CONCERT SERIES RECOMMENDS

Dec. 17, 7:30 pm ET: Live With Carnegie Hall presents Music as Medicine. They are on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19. But when they are not in hospitals or research labs, many medical professionals find creative outlet as musicians. Carnegie Hall provides a platform for these modern-day heroes to showcase their musical talents, including a special performance by the National Virtual Medical Orchestra and a guest appearance by violinist Joshua Bell. Additional guests to be announced. View here and on demand.

Dec. 19, 7 pm ET: Handel + Haydn Society presents Handel’s Messiah for our Time. A streamed and televised performance of Handel’s Messiah, Part I and “Hallelujah” Chorus. With Ian Watson, conductor, Joélle Harvey, soprano, Reginald Mobley, countertenor, Aaron Sheehan, tenor, Sumner Thompson, baritone, and members of the H+H Orchestra and Chorus. View here and on demand.

Dec. 20, 3 pm ET: Chautauqua Institution presents Ying Quartet: Beethoven Cycle Part II. The Grammy Award-winning quartet continues their series of concerts performing the complete cycle of Beethoven’s string quartets. Register and view here.

Dec. 21, 8 pm ET: Boston Landmarks Orchestra presents At Home for the Holidays. A free multicultural musical celebration on the winter solstice to bring joy and light with music from around the world. View here.

Jeremy Denk

November 11, 2020

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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. Denk returns frequently to Carnegie Hall and in recent seasons has appeared with the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, and Cleveland Orchestra, as well as on tour with Academy of St Martin in the Fields, and at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms.

For his episode on the Cornell Concert Series Fall 2020 Season, Jeremy Denk presents a discussion on “writing elitism out of classical music.” Noting how tone in written and verbal communication can become an obstacle to appreciating music, Denk detours around usual avenues of musical discussion in an examination of pieces by Mozart and Clara Schumann. 

Denk is also known for his original and insightful writing on music, which Alex Ross praises for its “arresting sensitivity and wit.” He wrote the libretto for Steven Stucky’s comic opera The Classical Style, and his writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the New Republic, The Guardian, and on the front page of the New York Times Book Review. One of his New Yorker contributions, “Every Good Boy Does Fine,” forms the basis of a book for future publication by Random House in the US, and Macmillan in the UK.

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