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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Free summer events

Tuesday performances

Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 7:00 pm
Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium at Klarman Hall

Banjo player Richie Stearns of The Horse Flies fame and the old-time music duo Ritchie and Rosie, has performed and recorded around the world with Bela Fleck, Pete Seeger, David Byrne, Natalie Merchant, Wilco, and many others. With the Finger Lakes Old-Time All-Stars, Ritchie brings along Aaron Lipp on stand-up bass and other guests to perform fresh and spirited Americana, old-time, and folk brimming with soul. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 7:00 pm
Sage Chapel

New York City's acclaimed Aeolus Quartet presents a very special program to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11, the mission that put humankind on the moon and Cornell's ties to space exploration. Mysterium will feature Oswaldo Golijov’s Tenebrae, which was inspired by the "Pale Blue Dot" photo taken by Voyager 1 of the Earth and the basis of Carl Sagan’s book of the same name.

Aeolus Quartet consists of violinists Nicholas Tavani and Rachel Shapiro, violist Caitlin Lynch, and cellist Alan Richardson. Since its inception, the all-American quartet has been awarded prizes at nearly every major competition in the United States and performed across the globe. They were the 2013-2015 Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School, and they currently make their home in New York City.

Mysterium
Oswaldo Golijov Tenebrae
Alexandra Bryant Mysterium
Beethoven Op 131

“Impressive musical intelligence guided every technical and dramatic turn...”  —The Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Aeolus Quartet combin(es) smoothly meshed technique with a sense of spontaneity and discovery." The Baltimore Sun

Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 7:00 pm
Klarman Hall

Celebrated pianist John White of Ithaca College brings along four other gifted musicians, who all happen to be music educators in the Finger Lakes region, for an evening of Latin jazz.  Paul Merril (Cornell University) plays trumpet, Mike Carbone (Binghamton University) on sax and flute, Peter Chwazik (Cornell University, Ithaca College) on bass, and Tom Killian (Ithaca College and Elmira) on drums. 

Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 7:00 pm
Klarman Hall

Celtic trio Arise & Go brings stunning musical precision and energy to every show. Members Ellie Goud, Michael Roddy, and Tim Ball use a diverse range of Celtic sounds to perform traditional melodies, instrumentals, and fresh new arrangements of favorite compositions.