Organ music and culture at Cornell focus on four outstanding instruments, ranging from the 18th to the 20th centuries. At the heart of the collection is the Baroque organ in Anabel Taylor chapel completed in 2011. Recitals, lessons and classes take place throughout the semester here and on the Aeolian-Skinner organ (1940), an 18th-century Italian organ (1738) and a mid 18th-century style chamber organ (2003).
The Department of Music, Cornell Cinema, and the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies present a live screening of Asta Nielsen’s silent movie Hamlet accompanied by live performance of the musical score by Dennis James (organ), Michael Tsalka (harpsichord and piano), and Marija Bosnar (mezzo soprano). What if Hamlet was actually … a woman? That … Continue reading “Asta Nielsen’s 1921 movie ‘Hamlet’ in Sage, with Dennis James and Michael Tsalka”
With the first Midday Music for Organ recital on Wednesday, September 7th, University Organist Annette Richards opens this season’s wide-ranging organ concert series. Across the semester recitals by local and guest artists will explore music that takes us from early 17th-century Spain and Germany on the Baroque organ in Anabel Taylor chapel, to late 20th-century … Continue reading “Organ events for Fall 2017 include a female Hamlet, French improvisation, and Lutheran Magnificats”
University Organist Annette Richards performs the final Midday Music for Organ recital this semester with a program that celebrates the end of the academic year with reflections on her own heritage, and on the ‘Special Relationship’ between Britain and the U.S. In the age of Brexit and Trump (who heads to Britain for a state visit this summer, … Continue reading “Edwardian Elgar, Ironic Ives to end the semester”