Creative projects listed under EVENTS + EXHIBITIONS are funded in part with a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.

The CCA awards grants to Cornell Faculty, Departments, Programs, Student Organizations, and Student Artists to support creative art projects that engage any singular art form or any mixture of art forms, and may be exhibited, presented, or performed in on-campus as well as off-campus venues.

FALL 2016
(Check back frequently, as events are continually being added.)

Feb 27

From pieces whose metrical complexity recalls the ars subtillior to ones whose systematic simplification prefigures the minimalism of Phillip Glass, Elizabethan composers used the medium of the viol consort to investigate musical “what if?” questions.



Mar 02
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Mar 05

The Aizuri Quartet, an all-female ensemble will present a four-day residency entitled Blueprint featuring several student and public events and conclude with a full-length concert at the Carriage House Café Hayloft.



Mar 04
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Mar 04

A curation of scholarship that meditates on the idea of loving back & loving black while illuminating the power, possibility and potentiality of #blackgirlmagic, #blackboyjoy and #blacklivesmatter in this hys-torical and politically heightened moment.



Mar 10

This exhibition will showcase the many talents of Cornell with poetry readings, printmaking activities, refreshments, and much more. Free and open to all students.

Mar 11

The Cornell Fashion Collective will present its 33rd annual spring fashion show, highlighting the work of over 50 design students.

Mar 16
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Mar 19

The Cornell Wind Symphony (CU Winds) welcomes guest composer David Maslanka, one of today’s most important composers for winds.



Mar 17

Yield Troubled Shadows: Bach and Modern Society pairs performances of two cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach with short lectures which will connect thematic threads from the cantatas to current issues in American and global society, including gender equality, marriage equality, and economic justice.



Mar 18

Guest singer Rachel Calloway and pianist Xak Bjerken from Cornell's Music Department premiere four songs set to poems by Cornell poet Ishion Hutchinson, from his two collections: House of Lords and Commons and Far District.



Apr 03
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Apr 07

Having been heavily influenced by the power of natural dyes, Fiber Science and Apparel Design seniors Kennedy Rauh and Rachel Powell will display the development of their journeys using natural dyes in Down to Earth.

Apr 06
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May 01

The artist, Yuxi Xiao, will hand copy the Arts page of local newspapers on newsprint using micropens, ball pens and pencils.

Apr 21

Hailed as interpreting with "profundity and power" (RuideroXXI, Mexico City), the ensemble features clarinetist Eric Christian Umble, soprano Meagan Amelia Brus, and pianist Silvie Cheng. The ensemble's residency at Cornell will culminate in a concert of their repertoire, including premieres of 15 one-minute works, and the premiere of works by Cornell composers and collaborators.



Apr 23

Cornell’s one and only Taiko drumming group, Yamatai, will perform at PULSE 2017, incorporating traditional Taiko pieces as well as original compositions.