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Ryan McCullough and Lucy Fitz Gibbon

Ryan McCullough and Lucy Fitz Gibbon at the CCHK

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We are delighted to welcome longtime friends of the CCHK, pianist Ryan McCullough and vocalist Lucy Fitz Gibbon, back to campus for the semester’s final salon event on Friday, December 2. In the meantime, listen to their new recording, “the labor of forgetting.”

Rex Lawson at Midday Music for Organ

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Join us on Wednesday, November 2 during the usual Midday Music for Organ timeslot (12:30–1:15pm) to enjoy a special presentation delivered by world-renowned pianolist and expert on the history of mechanical music, Rex Lawson.

David Friend and Jerome Begin

Jerome Begin and David Friend, Post-

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Join us for a special performance by composer Jerome Begin and pianist David Friend (Cornell ’19). The duo performs their GRAMMY-nominated album, Post-, in Barnes Hall.

Robert Schumann

The Young Robert Schumann

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Our previously scheduled salon, “Piano Players and Player Pianos: Mechanical Instruments, Human Performances,” has been postponed and replaced with a new salon, “The Young Robert Schumann,” led by the Ji Young Kim and the CCHK’s artist-scholar in residence Mike Lee. The event takes place on Friday, October 28 at 5PM.

Sage chapel choir loft

Return of the Aeolian-Skinner Organ

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It is an exciting time for the organs at Cornell. Having been painstakingly cleaned pipe-by-pipe, the reeds fully restored, and the wind chests releathered, the university’s treasured Aeolian-Skinner Organ is finally complete again, and closer to the original vision of its designer, the legendary G. Donald Harrison, than it has been for a very long time.

Silbermann for sampling

Research Profile: A History of Decay

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In this extended research profile, DMA candidate Joshua Biggs discusses the creation of a digital library of samples drawn from the CCHK’s collection.


Summer Academy Schedule

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The CCHK’s inaugural Forte/Piano Summer Academy will take place next week, from July 31–August 7, on Cornell’s Ithaca campus. All events are free and open to the public, and a schedule is available here.

Announcing Summer Academy Pianists

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The roster of admitted pianists to our inaugural Forte/Piano Summer Academy, to be held on Cornell’s Ithaca campus this July–August, has been announced! The line-up boasts exciting young artists from across Europe, Asia, and North and South America, and from high-school to post-doctoral levels.

CCHK to Reprise “The Piano Trios of Robert Schumann”

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The CCHK is pleased to reprise “The Piano Trios of Robert Schumann,” featuring Professor Xak Bjerken’s trio, the Taliesin Trio, which was previously given as part of our salon series at the A. D. White House. This special Mother’s Day event will take place on Sunday, May 8 at the Ithaca Waldorf School.