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