adidas samba golf shoes Double bass legends combine for Cornell concert
Friday at Bailey Hall. With a combined 10 Grammy Awards, they have backgrounds in jazz, classical, folk, and bluegrass.
Meyer’s technique, musicianship and compositions have brought him to the fore with audiences and collaborators alike. Recognized with a MacArthur Award in 2002, Meyer performs with cellist Yo Yo Ma, banjoist Bla Fleck, percussionist Zakir Hussain and violinist Joshua Bell, among many others. Bach and folk music to his own compositions. Most recently, his 2014 album with frequent collaborator and fellow MacArthur Award recipient Chris Thile (mandolin) was awarded the 2015 Grammy for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album.
Fresh off hosting NPR’s “Toast of the Nation,” an annual New Year holiday tradition, McBride combines his musicianship with an innate ability to communicate his enthusiasm to an audience. Having won his fifth Grammy in 2015 for Best Improvised Jazz Solo, McBride’s artistry has also reached into R pop/rock, hip hop and classical fields.
In addition to the concert, McBride and Meyer will each lead a free bass masterclass. Friday at Ithaca College’s Hockett Hall.
On Friday, the Cornell University Department of Music, with support from the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, will explore the history, aesthetics and culture of piano duets in a half day symposium titled “Four Hand Keyboarding in the Long 19th Century.”
In the atmosphere of a 19th century salon, eight pairings of performer scholars will offer talks and performances of four hand music on instruments from Cornell’s collection of historical pianos. Discussion will revolve around questions concerning private/public divides; music and gender; copies, media and the idea of the musical work; the musical print industry; and pedagogical history. Topics will include Charles Burney’s formative piano duos; Franz Joseph Haydn’s pedagogical techniques; Carl Czerny’s “mechanical” pianism; Wagnerian operatic transcription; the Second Viennese School’s transcriptive strategies; and more. The Cornell Contemporary Chamber Players is a group of composers who are pursuing doctoral degrees in composition; while in residence, the composers organize new music concerts on the Cornell campus. Saturday to present a concert in Barnes Hall.
Six works written by composers Corey Keating, Barry Sharp, Charles Peck, Jihyun Kim and Sergio Augusto Cote Barco will be performed. The instrumentalists will include flutist Elizabeth Shuhan, clarinetist Lenora Schneller, oboist Emily DiAngelo, violinist Angela Yantorno, cellist Eric Perreault, Lindsey Eastham on vibraphone, Emily Ickes on marimba, and pianists Stephanie Ortolano, Barry Sharp, and Yoon Wha Roh. On Monday, Feb. 6, this program will be repeated at Bar Argos in the Argos Inn (408 E. With the help of local bars, the Ithaca New Music Collective is able to share new music in a casual atmosphere that inspires conversation and collaboration.
Momenta Quartet will perform three of the composer Julian Carrillo string quartets on Sunday at Cornell’s Barnes Hall. Sunday in Barnes Hall, as performed by the New York City based ensemble Momenta Quartet. Professor Alejandro L. Madrid, who joined the Department of Music in 2013, is an ethnomusicologist who specializes in Latin American and Latino music and has planned this concert (the third of four to present all of Carrillo’s quartets).
Carrillo was born in Ahualulco, San Luis Potos, Mexico, and became one of the most influential musicians in pre revolutionary Mexico City. After the Mexican Revolution, from 1924 until the end of his life, Carrillo devoted himself to composing microtonal music, theorizing about it, and promoting “El Sonido 13” (“The Thirteenth Sound”), as he metaphorically called his microtonal system. Between 1903 and 1964 Carrillo composed 13 string quartets. A unique collection of major works for string quartet by one of Latin America’s foremost composers, this repertory has received little attention from performers and musicologists.
The Momenta Quartet embarked on a multi annual project that will have it premiering many of these works in a variety of national and international venues. One of the venues is Cornell University, where Momenta plans to play Carrillo’s complete string quartet cycle over three years. Sunday’s concert will be the third installment of this project and will feature string quartets nos. 2, 7, and 11. No. 11 is based on Madrid’s recent transcription from the original manuscript.
The concert is free .
Women’s Works will perform on Sunday at the First Unitarian Church of Ithaca. (Photo: Provided)
Women’s Works to present Sunday concert
Bear Fox has performed in the area before, joining the Lehman Alternative School in a 2011 concert to benefit the Akwesasne Freedom School.
The Ithaca Children and Youth Chorus Chorale will present arrangements of melodies from Africa and the American West.
From the 19th century come songs written by Shaker women of central and western New York (Sodus Bay and Groveland), performed by Women’s Works members. Representing the women’s suffrage movement are Ethel Smyth’s Victorian era “March of the Women,” a modernist ditty by Ruth Crawford Seeger, the folk anthem “Bread and Roses,” and “Petition,” a setting of suffragists’ texts by Ithaca composer Kathleen Ballantyne.