The Cornell Concert Series has been hosting musicians and ensembles of international stature since 1903.  Fritz Kreisler and Sergei Rachmaninov once braved getting to Ithaca (in 1919 and 1921) and more recently, Ladysmith Black MambazoAlfred BrendelZakir Hussain, and the Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg.  Originally featuring only Western classical artists, the series presented Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar in 1987 and has since grown to encompass a broader spectrum of the world’s greatest musicians and musical traditions.

Past Highlights

2019 – 2020 CONCERT SERIES

Yamato – The Drummers of Japan | Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center | COVID 19 Response | Stefon Harris and Blackout | Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science | Daniil Trifonov and Sergei Babayan | Lorelei Ensemble | Marlow Rosado

2018 – 2019 CONCERT SERIES

A Far Cry with Simone Dinnerstein | John Scofield’s “Combo 66” | Christina and Michelle Naughton | Spring Quartet | $25 Student Membership | Roomful of Teeth | Jennifer Koh’s Limitless | Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer

2017 – 2018 CONCERT SERIES

Alicia Olatuja | Sweet Honey In The Rock | Jeremy Denk | The Danish String Quartet | Catalyst String Quartet | Latif Bolat | St. Thomas Choir of Leipzig

2016 – 2017 CONCERT SERIES

Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer | Vida Guitar Quartet | Simon Shaheen’s Zafir | Jerusalem Quartet | Eighth Blackbird | Fred Hersch | Sphinx Virtuosi | Zakir Hussain with Niladri Kumar | Tamara Stefanovich

2015 – 2016 CONCERT SERIES

Sara Davis Buechner | Freiburg Baroque Orchestra with Christian Gerhaher | Spanish Harlem Orchestra | Wu Man & The Shanghai Quartet | Joel Krosnick | Jack DeJohnette’s Made In Chicago | Steven Isserlis & Robert Levin | Emanuel Ax

2014 – 2015 CONCERT SERIES

Nrityagram Workshop | Nrityagram Dance Ensemble | Orchestre de la Suisse Romande | Pierre-Laurent Aimard & Tamara Stefanovich | Ravi Coltrane Quartet | Jordi Savall & Concert des Nations | Dawn Upshaw & Gil Kalish | So Percussion | Prague Philharmonic Choir | Tafelmusik: The Galileo Project

2012 – 2013 CONCERT SERIES

Tia Fuller Quartet | Gonzalo Rubalcaba Trio | Les Violons du Roy with Emmanuel Pahud | Shanghai String Quartet with Peter Serkin | Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quartet | Creole Choir of Cuba | Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band | Anonymous 4 | Swedish Chamber Orchestra with Garrick Ohlsson

2011 – 2012 CONCERT SERIES

The Rose Ensemble | Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble | Brad Mehldau & Joshua Redman | Water is Rising | Jason Moran & Dave Holland | Julliard String Quartet | Ian Bostridge | Purbo Asmoro | The Bad Plus | Australian Chamber Orchestra with Dawn Upshaw

2010 – 2011 CONCERT SERIES

Maria Schneider Orchestra | Apollo’s Fire | Marino Formenti | Leonidas Kavakos | Savion Glover: Solo in Time | Anat Cohen Quartet | St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra | Leon Fleisher: Beethoven Concerto Project

2009 – 2010 Concert Series

Gabriela Montero, piano | Dave Holland Quartet | Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg | Yamato: The Drummers of Japan | Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano | Alexandre Tharaud, piano | Zakir Hussain presents Masters of Percussion | Christian McBride and Inside Straight

 

2008 – 2009 Concert Series

Jason Moran and the Big Bandwagon | Song and Dance of West Africa | Marsalis Brasilianos | Marc-Andre Hamelin | Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir with Tallinn Chamber Orchestra | Juilliard String Quartet | Shanghai Quartet | Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band | Joel Krosnick and Gilbert Kalish | Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

 

2007 – 2008 Concert Series

Pharoah Sanders | Tango Buenos Aires | Gamelan Cudamani | Andrew Manze & Richard Eggar | Apollo’s Fire | Hugh Masekela | Alban Berg Quartet | Camerata Nordica | Garrick Ohlsson

 

2006 – 2007 Concert Series

Nathan Gunn | Jason Moran and the Bandwagon | Los Angeles Piano Quartet | Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabakin Quartet | Moscow State Symphony Orchestra | St. Louis String Quartet with Kevin and Heidi Grant Murphy | Orlando Consort | The Bad Plus | Mark Morris Dance Group | Dafnis Prieto Absolute Quintet | Kremerata Baltica

 

2005 – 2006 Concert Series

Branford Marsalis | Rebel Ensemble for Baroque Music | The Borodin Quartet | Ballet Flamenco Jose Porcel | The English Concert | Alfred Brendel | Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival | Empire Brass | Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings | Roby Lakatos Ensemble

 

2004 – 2005 Concert Series

Michel Camilo Trio | Prague Philharmonia | Maya Beiser | Pomerium | Kronos Quartet (a co-presentation with Light in Winter Festival) | Dianne Reeves | Marc-Andre Hamelin | Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia | Lady Smith Black Mambazo | Peabody Trio

 

2003 – 2004 Concert Series

Marcus Roberts Trio | Drummers of West Africa | National Arts Centre Orchestra with Pinchas Zukerman | Katia and Marielle Labeque | Newport Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary Tour | Daniil Shtoda | Yo-Yo Ma and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

 

2002 – 2003 Concert Series

Wynton Marsalis & The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra | Masters of Persian Classical Music | Chanticleer | Georgian State Dance Company | Juilliard String Quartet | Denyce Graves | Tafelmusik with Malcolm Bilson | Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg & Anne-Marie McDermott | Hilliard Ensemble & Christopher Poppen (“Morimur”)

 

2001 – 2002 Concert Series

The Dave Holland Quintet | André Watts, piano | Zakir Hussain, Shankar and Gingger | The Kirov Orchestra | Ensemble X | St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble with Kurt Ollman, baritone | Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center | Takács Quartet with Robert Pinsky

 

2000 – 2001 Concert Series

Hilary Hahn, violin & Garrick Ohlsson, piano | St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble | Jacques Thibaud String Trio – Voices of Light | Moscow Chamber Orchestra | Stephen Hough, piano | Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

 

1999 – 2000 Concert Series

Chick Corea and Gary Burton | Los Angeles Piano Quartet | Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie | Gidon Kremer | Murray Perahia | Joshua Redman Quartet | The Orchestra of St. Luke’s with Joshua Bell | Hagen Quartett

 

1998 – 1999 Concert Series

Takács Quartet with Andreas Haefliger and Marina Piccinini | Ewa Podles, contralto, with Jerzy Marchwinski, piano | Kennedy, violin, and ensemble | Manuel Barrueco, guitar | Scottish Chamber Orchestra | Leon Fleisher, piano | Tallis Scholars | Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra

 

1997 – 1998 Concert Series

St.Petersburg String Quartet | Beaux Arts Trio | Richard Goode, piano, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra | Anonymous 4 | Mark Morris Dance Group | Grigory Sokolov, piano | Peter Schreier, tenor | Dawn Upshaw, soprano, and Richard Goode, piano

 

1996 – 1997 Concert Series

Takács Quartet | Thomas Hampson | Yo-Yo Ma, Mark O’Connor, Edgar Meyer | The Guarneri and Orion String Quartets | Garrick Ohlsson plays Chopin | Academy of St. Martin in the Fields | Musica Antiqua Köln | James Galway | Academy of Ancient Music

 

1995 – 1996 Concert Series

Vladimir Feltsman, pianist | Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra | Moscow Virtuosi | Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano, and Benita Valente, soprano: A Joint Recital | Midori, violinist | Pamela Frank, violinist, and Claude Frank, pianist | Borodin Trio | Paula Robison, flutist, and Eliot Fisk, quitarist

 

1994 – 1995 Concert Series

Kirov Orchestra of St. Petersburg | Pinchas Zukerman, violinist | Lynn Harrell, cellist, and Yefim Bronfman, pianist | Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano | André Watts, pianist | The Juilliard String Quartet | The Emerson String Quartet | The Tokyo String Quartet

 

1993 – 1994 Concert Series

San Francisco Western Opera Theater | Richard Stoltzman, clarinetist | Mstislav Rostropovich, cellist | Brandenburg Ensemble | Murray Perahia, pianist | Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

 

1992 – 1993 Concert Series

Samuel Ramey, bass | Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra | Jean-Pierre Rampal, flutist | Vladimir Ashkenazy, pianist | Itzhak Perlman, violinist and Samuel Sanders, pianist | Camerata Bern and Heinz Holliger, oboe soloist | Waverly Consort “The Year 1492” | Christopher Parkening, guitarist

 

1991 – 1992 Concert Series

Junge Deutsche Philharmonie | Canadian Brass | Kathleen Battle, soprano | Midori, violinist | Israel Chamber Orchestra | Tokyo String Quartet | Alban Berg Quartet | Juilliard String Quartet

 

1990 – 1991 Concert Series

Yo-Yo Ma, cellist | Murray Perahia, pianist | English Chamber Orchestra | Philadelphia Orchestra | Los Angeles Piano Quartet | Cleveland Quartet | Paula Robison, flute and Eliot Fisk, quitar

 

1989 – 1990 Concert Series

Emanuel Ax, piano | The Vienna Chamber Philharmonic | Vladimir Feltsman, piano | Joshua Rifkin | Benita Valente, soprano and Tatiano Troyanos, mezzo-soprano | Garrick Ohlsson, piano | Baltimore Symphony Orchestra | James Galway, flutist, with the Tokyo String Quartet

 

1986 – 1987 Concert Series

Guarneri String Quartet | Julian Bream | The English Concert | Salvatore Accardo | Murray Perahia | Michala Petri Trio | Kiri Te Kanawa | Ravi Shankar | Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra

 

1985 – 1986 Concert Series

Kalichstein Laredo Robinson Trio | Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra | Pinchas Zukerman | Orford String Quartet | Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra | New York Chamber Soloists | Paula Robison and Ruth Laredo | English Baroque Soloists | Mstislav Rostropovich

 

1984 – 1985 Concert Series

Academy of St.Martin in the Fields | Alexander Toradze | Frederica von Stade | Isaac Stern | Netherlands Chamber Orchestra with Christopher Parkening | Alfred Brendel | Waverly Consort | Richard Stoltzman and Richard Goode | Alban Berg Quartet | Heinz Holliger

 

1983 – 1984 Concert Series

Fitzwilliam String Quartet | Vienna Chamber Orchestra | Tokyo String Quartet | Los Angeles Philharmonic | Martti Talvela | Buswell Parnas Carlin Trio | Vladimir Ashkenazy | Academy of St.Martin in the Fields Octet | Itzhak Perlman

 

1982 – 1983 Concert Series

Kyung-wha Chung | Aston Magna | Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig | János Starker | Cleveland Quartet | Marilyn Horne | André Watts | Boston Symphony Chamber Player | Cleveland Orchestra

 

1981 – 1982 Concert Series

Elmar Oliveira | Yo-Yo a and Emanuel Ax | Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center | St.Paul Chamber Orchestra | Rudolf Serkin | Tashi | Jean-Pierre Rampal | Amadeus Quartet | New York Philharmonic

 

1978 – 1979 Concert Series

Julliard String Quartet | Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center | English Chamber Orchestra | Murray Perahia | Victoria de Los Angeles | Canadian Opera Company | Anton Kuerti | Music by Three | Pinchas Zukerman and Itzhak Perlman | Minnesota Orchestra | Cleveland Quartet

 

1970 – 1971 CONCERT SERIES

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Engagement | Presenting the Fall 2020 Season… | CCS Recommends… | Jennifer Koh | Vijay Iyer | Dover Quartet | Jeremy Denk

 

1969 – 1970 Concert Series

NDR Symphony Orchestra of Hamburg | Quartetto Italiano | Berlin Philharmonic Octet | Pierre Fournier | Alicia de Larrocha | Prokofiev Quartet | Christa Ludwig | Sidney Harth | The Cleveland Orchestra | Byron Janis

 

1968 – 1969 Concert Series

Juilliard String Quartet | Bavarian Symphony Orchestra of Munich | New York Woodwind Quintet | Itzhak Perlman | Balsam Kroll, Heifetz Trio | Evelyn Lear, soprano | Borodin String Quartet | Vladimir Ashkenazy | Mstislav Rostropovich, cellist | Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

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