Cornell Concert Series

Cornell Concert Series, Spring 2017

March 25, Barnes Hall: The Jerusalem Quartet

The Jerusalem Quartet, making its Cornell Concert Series debut, is hailed by The Strad as “one of the young, yet great quartets of our time.” A record three-time recipient of the BBC Music Magazine Chamber Music Award, this ensemble has garnered international acclaim for its rare combination of passion and precision.

April 28, Klarman Hall: eighth blackbird

Cornell Concert Series upcoming performances

Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Guest Conductor of Mariinsky Orchestra.

The Cornell Concert Series continues its 110th season with a ninety-piece Russian classical orchestra, Oct. 7, followed by two more concerts this fall:

The Mariinsky Orchestra (originally named the St. Petersburg Imperial Opera Orchestra), will perform at Bailey Hall, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m., led by guest conductor Ignat Solzhenitzyn. Highlights include Modest Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain,” Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Isle of the Dead,” and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5. Tickets: $28-40; students $22.

Jazz at Bailey

Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band

The Cornell Concert Series presents the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band, featuring trumpeter Christian Scott, Mar. 8, 8-10 p.m., at Bailey Hall.

In the program Cubano Bel Cubano Bop! Sanchez and his band pay tribute to the legacy of Chano Pozo and Dizzy Gillespie with Afro-Cuban standards, their own compositions and new collaborations. Tickets: Cornell faculty/staff $23/30/33, Cornell students $15 any section; general public $25/32/35, students $17 any section.

World-renowned wind quintet

The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet

The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet will perform works of Mozart, Aho, Milhaud and Nielsen as part of the Cornell Concert Series, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. in Bailey Hall. The quintet, playing flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon, is known worldwide for their range of expression, tonal spectrum and conceptual unity. The ensemble’s commitment to the wind quintet repertoire is passionate, and many of its recordings are widely held to be “definitive” or “reference” performances. Reserved seating: General $25/32/35; Students $17 all sections.

Jazz at Bailey Hall

Tia Fuller

Jazz saxophonist and quartet leader Tia Fuller will open the 110th season of the Cornell Concert Series, Sept. 14, 8 p.m., at Bailey Hall.

Cornell Concert Series tickets now on sale

Presenting a wide range of art music from traditional to modern, and creative explorations of both, the Cornell Concert Series brings a 109th year of internationally-
acclaimed concert artists to Cornell University beginning Sept. 24 with early music group The Rose Ensemble.

Tickets are now on sale for all 10 of the individual concerts: in person at Ticket Center Ithaca, downtown in Center Ithaca on the Commons; by phone (800) 284-8422; and online at

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