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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions


Community invited to Cornell's free summer events series

School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, June 28, 2016

Cornell University's School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions is pleased to announce its 2016 summer events series.

Free and open to the public, the series runs from June 28 to August 5 and features:

The 2016 series includes:

Tuesday performances at Klarman Hall Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

  • June 28: Karen Dumont
    The belle dame of Savoyards Musical Theatre performs an evening of song
  • July 5: Traonach
    Traditional Irish music at its straight-ahead best
  • July 12: Crimson
    Latin jazz and world music
  • July 19: Mike Lee and Wayne Lee
    Works by Mozart, Schubert, and Beethoven
  • July 26: Troica
    Unique IC chamber ensemble featuring trumpet, piano, and alto sax
  • August 2: Journey West
    The migration of melodies from the Middle East to the New World

Wednesday lectures at Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall, 7:00 p.m.

  • July 6: Karl Pillemer
    "Advice from the Oldest (and Wisest) Americans about Love, Relationships, and Marriage"
  • July 13: Katy Payne
    "Singing Whales, Deep-Rumbling Elephants: What Their Sounds Reveal about Their Minds"
  • July 20: Ken Blanchard
    "Refire! Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life"
  • July 27: Brian O. Earle
    "Civility and Manners: Do They Really Matter?"

Friday concerts on the Cornell Arts Quad, 7:00 p.m.

(Rain location: Klarman Hall Auditorium)

  • July 1: Zydeco Trail Riders
    Music from the heart of Louisiana
  • July 8: Coracree
    A transatlantic mix of Celtic, old-time, European, and original music
  • July 15: Radio London
    The spirit of '60s AM radio, from the Animals to the Zombies
  • July 22: El Rumbon
    Sizzling salsa from south of the border
  • July 29: The Horse Flies
    Blending Americana roots with indie rock, creative songwriting, and a percolating groove
  • August 5: Djug Django
    Central New York's premier gypsy swing band

For more information, visit or contact the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, B20 Day Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-2801; e-mail, or phone 607.255.4987.

If disability accommodations are needed, please contact Katy Heine at 607.255.8226.