Free summer events

Free summer events continue at Cornell through August 4 and downtown at the Bernie Milton Pavilion, Ithaca Commons.

Cornell summer events

Cornell’s free summer events series, which runs to August 4, is sponsored by the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions and includes Tuesday performances at the Schwartz Center, Wednesday lectures at Call Auditorium in Kennedy Hall, and Friday concerts on the Arts Quad.

Cornell performances

Cornell performances are at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, 430 College Ave. Tickets are necessary but free – limit four per person – and will be available in the theater lobby starting at 6 p.m. on performance days.

Galumpha, July 25 at 7:30 p.m., combines acrobatics, visual effects, physical comedy and choreography, bringing to life a world of imagination, beauty, muscle and merriment.

Stanley Chepaitis, Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m., presents The Jazz-Baroque Project. Chair of the string faculty at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Chepaitis is fascinated by the similarities between Baroque music and jazz. He will perform with pianist Howard Spindler from the Eastman School of Music.

Cornell concerts

The Pelotones will play in a wide range of styles, from swing, jazz, and R&B to rock-and-roll and country, July 21 at 7 p.m..

Not From Wisconsin will play July 28 at 7 p.m., led by singer-guitarist Dave Yantorno, and offering pop music with a serious edge.

Annie and the Hedonists will play Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. Annie Rosen leads this eclectic Albany-based band with covers of favorite jazz, blues, folk, and bluegrass standards.

Cornell lectures

Cornell lectures are at Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall.

Robert Morgan, Kappa Alpha Professor of English, will talk about his novel “Chasing the North Star,” which was inspired by the true story of a runaway slave who was taken in by his family, July 26 at 7 p.m.

For more information, visit, e-mail, or call 607-255-4987.

CFCU Summer Concert Series 

The CFCU Summer Concert Series continues. Except where noted, all concerts are held at this pavilion. The series also includes:

July 27: Kings of The Fall (R&B/Soul)

August 3: Kurt Riley (21st Century Rock&Roll) and Fall Creek Brass Band (Brass Funk)

August 10: Tenzin Chopak

August 17: The Blind Spots (Moxy Rock)

August 24: Crucial Reggae Social Club (Reggae – local)

August 31: The Gunpoets (Hip-Hop)

September 7: Downtown Ithaca Battle of The Bands (More information to come)

The CFCU Community Credit Union (CFCU) is title sponsor. The series is also supported by Seneca Beverage Company, Cayuga Radio Group, Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons, Green Street Pharmacy, Wagner Vineyards, and Cornell University Community Relations. For more information, visit