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Free summer events

Exciting performances, thought-provoking lectures

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 7:00 pm
Bailey Hall
Abraham Lincoln's 272 words of dedication at Gettysburg on November 19, 1863, are familiar to Americans more than 150 years after they were spoken, in ways unmatched by almost any other American political utterance since the Declaration of Independence. Is it because the address is brief and therefore easy to remember? Or because its language is simple, consisting mostly of one-syllable words that are easily and broadly comprehended?

In this free lecture sponsored by Cornell's School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, Dr. Allen C. Guelzo will examine the elements that help to make the Gettysburg Address so memorable. The Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Guelzo is the author of numerous books about Lincoln and the Civil War, including Gettysburg: The Last Invasion (2013), which spent eight weeks on the New York Times best-seller list and which won the Lincoln Prize for 2014, the inaugural Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History, the Fletcher Pratt Award of the New York City Round Table, and the Richard Harwell Award of the Atlanta Civil War Round Table.
Friday, August 1, 2014, 7:00 pm
Arts Quad
Panache Quartet combines the prodigious talents of Cape Breton fiddler Andrea Beaton, Franco-American fiddler Donna Hébert, Southern-style fiddler Jane Rothfield, and Québecois fiddler Véronique Plasse. With roots in such a broad range of traditions, these four fiery women fiddlers have a staggering combined repertoire of traditional tunes--plus each writes spectacular original music that has become part of the living tradition.
"Listening to Panache is like watching art being made at the moment of inspiration!"

The School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions invites you to continue your education in one of the most enjoyable ways possible—by attending our free summer events series! We offer concerts and lectures at no charge to encourage you to take a chance and experience something new or listen to music you may never have heard, all while visiting our gorgeous campus.

"I love summer in Ithaca because of the series — keep it up SCE!"

"It's a wonderful community resource — a great variety of events and you can't beat the price!"