The Cornell Department of Music’s Chorus, Glee Club, and Symphony Orchestra collaborate for this year’s Major Works concert on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 pm in Bailey Hall.
Led by Guillaume Pirard, CSO conductor, and Joe Lerangis, the Priscilla E. Browning Director of Choral Music in the College of Arts and Sciences, the performance will include Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony D.759, Mozart’s Requiem, and Arvo Pärt’s Da Pacem Domine. Featured guest soloists are Awet Andemicael, Veena Akama-Makia, Gregorio Taniguchi, and Marc Webster. Free advance tickets are available at cornelltickets.com.
On Sunday, April 30 at 3 pm in Bailey Hall, the Cornell Jazz Ensemble welcomes guest trumpeter Marcus Printup to perform music of Wayne Shorter, Thad Jones, Marcus Printup, Maria Schneider, Chick Corea, and Benny Golson. Paul Merrill directs.
Additional concerts April 27-May 2 include:
· Revelations: Thomas Feng plays four world premieres by Eve Beglarian, James Newton, Kurt Rohde, and Sam Wu, on Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m. in Barnes Hall.
· Anna Steppler gives an organ recital entitled “Radiance,” featuring music of light and hope, including works by Judith Bingham and Florence Price. In a recital to mark the end of her years of doctoral study at Cornell before returning to the U.K., Dr. Anna Steppler performs music inspired by the ringing of bells in heaven, the sweet light at the dawn of a new day, and the beauty of the natural world. Friday, April 28 at 8 pm in Sage Chapel.
· Cheryl Tan presents a keyboard DMA lecture-recital entitled “Popular pianism of the 1830s: Clara Wieck & Henri Herz’s ‘Bravura Variations.’” In this lecture-recital, Tan explores the genre of concert variations – a cornerstone of popular pianism in the 1830s – and their significance in Clara Wieck’s repertory during this time. How did they grow to become a trademark vehicle of hers, and why did they virtually disappear from her concerts after her marriage to Robert Schumann in 1840? This lecture-recital will be centered on one case study: Henri Herz’s “Bravura Variations” on a Romance from Méhul’s Joseph (1825) – the work which Clara performed the greatest number of times in the 1830s. Sunday, April 30 at 7 p.m. in Barnes Hall.
· The Cornell Chamber Orchestra welcomes Ariana Kim, violin, Danny Kim, viola, and John Haines-Eitzen, cello for a concert featuring Vivaldi’s Concerto for Cello in D Minor, RV 405 and Concerto for Two Cellos in G Minor, RV 531, plus Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, Monday, May 1 at 7 p.m. in Barnes Hall.
· Russian Roulette: A round of Piano Music from Fin-de-Siècle Russia: Piano studio recital of students of Xak Bjerken featuring exiled Russian composers from the turn of the 20th century. Tuesday, May 2 at 8 p.m. in Barnes Hall.