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Mayfest 2015

Barnes & Milstein Halls, Lab of Ornithology, Carriage House Café

Cornell University venues; 305 Stewart Ave., Ithaca, NY

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Event Description

Mayfest celebrates its eighth year with seven guest artists presented in seven concerts in four beautiful Ithaca locations.  We are delighted to present the Chiaroscuro Quartet, a fantastic, young group from London making their U.S. debut, as well as three guests known to Ithaca: clarinetist Chen Halevi, violinist Yehonatan Berick, and cellist Clancy Newman.  In addition, we feature performances by a diverse pool of local talent: the i3° jazz trio, the Ithaca Children's Choir, the Shuhan Family of musicians, and faculty and students from both hills.  The festival opens on Saturday, May 16, with a concert in Barnes Hall and wraps up the following Thursday in Milstein Hall, with a double-header on Sunday!  The festival is framed by two Stravinsky masterworks, The Rite of Spring (piano, four hands) and a presentation of L'Histoire du soldat.  In between is a smorgasbord of classical works played on gut strings, jazz, improv, Brahms's great B-flat string sextet, two premieres by the very gifted composer Tonia Ko, and an all-Mozart program including a performance of the Piano Concerto, K. 414, featuring Malcolm Bilson.  Tickets are again easy to purchase online without a service fee--or at the door, so we hope you will again join us for this annual musical feast!

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May 16th, 2015  8:00 pmMay 21st, 2015  10:00 pm