Music Mondays presents three performances in King Chapel, the centerpiece of the historic Cornell College campus. Each concert begins at 7:30 p.m. General admission for each concert is $10 ($5 for students) at the door. No advance ticket sales, no reserved seating. Admission is free to Cornell students, faculty, staff, emeriti faculty, and retired staff, and to Purple Pass holders.
Saint Louis Brass Quintet—Oct. 14, 2013
One of the nation’s longest standing brass quintets, this St. Louis group performs the entire spectrum of great music for brass from the works of today’s
composers to Baroque and Renaissance music transcribed for modern instruments. They also offer lighter fare, including popular music of the Americas, and arrangements of standards by Ellington/Strayhorn, Gershwin and Cole Porter.
This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from The Iowa Arts Council and General Mills Foundation.
James Falzone’s Allos Musica—Nov. 18, 2013
Featuring clarinet and various ethnic winds, the oud (an ancient Arabic lute) voice, accordion, and percussion instruments from around the world, this ensemble explores the intersection of divergent streams of contemporary classical, jazz, and traditional music from the Middle East and Europe. Allos Musica has toured extensively and released a highly regarded album entitled Lamentations in 2010. “Though the Arabic influence is unmistakable,” writes music critic Peter Margasak in The Chicago Reader, “the music’s emotional clarity and lyrical grace is universal.”
Brazilian Guitar Quartet—Feb. 10, 2014
Winner of the 2011 Latin Grammy Award for Best Classical Album, the Brazilian Guitar Quartet have established themselves as one of the world’s leading guitar ensembles. Praised by The Washington Post for their “seductive beauty” and “virtuosic gusto,” the group’s unique combination of six-string and eight-string guitars allows for the exploration of an original and unusual repertoire.
View our archives for a full listing of previous Music Monday performances.