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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Free summer events

Exciting performances, thought-provoking lectures

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.

See the Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday pages for a list of past events.

Friday, June 29, 2018, 7:00 pm
Cornell Arts Quad
The Sim Redmond Band has been making its Afro-Caribbean, roots-rock world music at home in Ithaca, as well as across the globe, for more than a decade. Sim plays guitar and supplies vocals, together with the band’s one female member, Jen Middaugh, and keyboard player Nate Richardson. Supporting them are Jordan Aceto on guitar, Dan Merwin on bass, and Asa Redmond on percussion.

"Early-morning music, served sunny-side up.” (Jamie Lee, Relix Magazine)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 7:30 pm
Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, Klarman Hall
Eloise & Co. features two of the country’s most sought-after contra musicians, fiddler Becky Tracy and accordionist Rachel Bell. Their depth and versatility are evident not only in their dynamic playing but also in their rich repertoire, which ranges from exciting original compositions to traditional tunes. Supporting them on guitar is Andrew VanNorstrand.

"Fun, fascinating, and free—It's a trifecta!" —David Gersh

"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."