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.

Vijay Iyer

October 14, 2020

Composer-pianist Vijay Iyer has carved out a unique path as an influential, prolific, shape-shifting presence in modern music. He was described by Pitchfork as “one of the best in the world at what he does,” by the Los Angeles Weekly as “a boundless and deeply important young star,” by the New York Times as a “social conscience, multimedia collaborator, system builder, rhapsodist, historical thinker and multicultural gateway,” and by Minnesota Public Radio as “an American treasure.” A musical innovator, an active collaborator, and a member of multiple artistic communities, Iyer continues to reimagine the role of the musician in the 21st century.

For his episode on the Cornell Concert Series Fall 2020 Season, Iyer will perform some of his own compositions, which draw from a variety of sources- including African American improvisational traditions, his own Indian heritage, and the Western classical canon.

PROGRAM:
Proximity + Children of Flint
Where I Am
Taking Flight + Wrens
One For Blount + Crown Thy Good

Iyer has been voted DownBeat Magazine‘s Artist of the Year four times – in 2018, 2016, 2015 and 2012 – and Artist of the Year in Jazz Times‘ Critics’ and Readers’ Polls for 2017. Iyer was named a 2017 United States Artists Fellow, a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, and a 2012 Doris Duke Performing Artist. He holds a lifetime appointment as the Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts at Harvard University, with a joint affiliation with the Department of Music and the Department of African and African American Studies.

The New York Times observed, “There’s probably no frame wide enough to encompass the creative output of the pianist Vijay Iyer.” Iyer has released twenty-three albums covering remarkably diverse terrain, most recently for the ECM label. 2019 brings the release of The Transitory Poems, a live two-piano improvisation with Iyer’s longtime colleague and label-mate, Craig Taborn. Prior to that, Iyer’s sextet album Far From Over (2017) was ranked #1 in US National Public Radio’s annual Jazz Critics’ Poll, surveying 157 critics. It was named among the best jazz albums of the year in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Slate, and the New York Times, and the only “jazz release” in Rolling Stone’s list of the 50 best records of 2017. Iyer’s Sextet was voted 2018 Jazz Group of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association.

This episode premieres on CornellConcertSeries.com on Wednesday, October 14, where it will remain viewable for 14 days. You will not need an account to view the video during this time.

All episodes will be available for future viewing by logging in to your free account on our ticketing site, cornellconcertseries.universitytickets.com.

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