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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this extended research profile, DMA candidate Joshua Biggs discusses the creation of a digital library of samples drawn from the CCHK’s collection.
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.
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.
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.
To Celebrate International Women’s Day, Students and Faculty Hold Guest Masterclass, Recital, and Residency
To celebrate International Women’s Day, Lucy Fitz-Gibbon (Cornell interim director of vocal studies) organized a master class and recital for students in the voice and piano studios that featured art song and solo piano repertoire by women composers.