Cornell Concert Series 2009-2010 season brings some of the most dedicated and engaging artists of our times to Bailey Hall
Ithaca, NY - Drawing from the ancient Japanese capital of Nara to the breezy platform at President Obama's inauguration, the Cornell Concert Series 2009-2010 season brings some of the most dedicated and engaging artists of our times to Bailey Hall. The new season opens on Sunday, September 20th when Gabriela Montero – perhaps most familiarly known worldwide as the "inauguration quartet" pianist in fingerless gloves – presents a solo recital featuring live improvisations in classical style. The Series continues to highlight the classical, with Haydn and Mozart symphonies performed by the Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg in October. This concert is in honor of Herbert Gussman Professor of Music Neal Zaslaw's 70th birthday, thus also celebrating Cornell's own tradition of scholarly distinction in 18th-century music studies.
The Cornell Concert Series remains committed to Western classical programs but also encompasses a broader spectrum of art musics, On Sunday, October 4th, the jazz superstars Dave Holland, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Chris Potter and Eric Harland make a rare appearance together as the Monterey Quartet, bringing the thrill of live performance and the dynamic sounds of the Americas to Bailey Hall. From the other side of the globe, the taiko ensemble Yamato arrives in November with a full array of traditional Japanese drums, and in April 2010, Zakir Hussain and the Masters of Percussion come with their instruments. Spring 2010 also features Armenian-Canadian soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian, French pianist Alexandre Tharaud, and bassist Christian McBride and Inside Straight.
Subscription and Ticket Information
Series subscriptions can be ordered beginning April 30, 2009. The deadline for priority seating is May 31; after that date, seating arrangements from previous seasons cannot be guaranteed. Tickets for individual events will go on sale in August 2009.
More information - including complete series listings, dates, ticket prices, and more - is available HERE or by calling the administrative office at 607.255.5144 to request a season brochure.