COVID-19 & Reactivation Planning

Annette Richards explores suspended time

Annette Richards explores the paradox of being 'Suspended in Time' in a program of 17th- and 18th-century music this week, as part of the 'Music as Refuge' series from the Cornell Center for Historical Keyboards.  Each of the pieces on this program reflects in some way on suspended states, yet each simultaneously thrums with energy. Likewise, the glorious organ in Anabel Taylor Chapel, while the ultimate place of refuge from the outside world (for the organist, at any rate), is an instrument that bursts with musical potential and visceral sonic excitement. Join us for the virtual concert, at 12:30pm on 10/21/20 (the concert will remain available for two weeks), at

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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 at Anabel Taylor and on the Aeolian-Skinner organ (1940) in Sage Chapel, an 18th-century Italian organ (1738), and a mid 18th-century style chamber organ (2003).