The Cornell arts community is alive and well in New York City. Faculty, alumnae and students are regularly featured in concert and theatrical venues, galleries, lecture series, installations and more. The CCA is bringing these events to the attention of the larger arts audience, and adding other special events to highlight the exceptional quality of the creative forces that make up the arts at Cornell. The New York Public Library at Lincoln Center is one of several venues in the New York metropolitan area where CCA is building connections for Cornell artists.
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center invites guest artists to present work that corresponds with, or provides dialog through its own collection of art.
In June 2008, the CCA piloted its first CCA-NYC initiative in collaboration with the Department of Music and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts: "The King of Swing: The largest crowd in memory turned out to see members of the Cornell Jazz Ensemble at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts June 8 that celebrated bandleader Benny Goodman's 100th birthday. Speakers were used in the lobby to accommodate the overflow crowd. The audience of jazz lovers discovered Cornell's music program and its availability to New Yorkers." Link to Cornell Chronicle articleSept09
Events with Cornell-based artists / scholars:
June 2-3, 2011
"The Arts + Mental Health: The Impact on the Human Spirit"
Panel discussion and performances on the general topic “The Arts and Mental Health” addressed the importance and impact of participatory and presentational art in the lives of the general population, and in particular, members of the academic, musical, medical and psychiatric communities.
Performances by Cornell faculty and guest artists, including pianist Dr. Richard Kogan, clarinetist Armand Ambrosini, pianist Frank Daykin, soprano Judith Kellock and poet Joanie MacKowski.
Participatory Performance by Bobby McFerrin
Panel Discussion moderated by David Skorton, President, Cornell, with guest panelists Dr. Richard Kogan, Dr. David Shapiro, Dr. Carlyle Miller and Misheaila Neil
December 7, 2009
"Art in Indonesia: Continuities and Change." Kaja McGowen, History of Art, will lecture on the Arts of Indonesia explored through the Dance Division's Claire Holt Collection.
December 9, 2009
"Invitation to Dance: Indonesia and American Modernisms." World premiere of works choreographed by Cornell Council for the Arts member Jumay Chu, Lecturer in Dance; and Byron Suber, Lecturer in Dance.
December 10, 2009
"The Sound of Movement: Gamelan and Vocal Accompaniment to Javanese Dance." Lecture by Christopher Miller, Cornell Department of Music.
December 12, 2009 "Peformance by Gamelan Kusuma Laras with guest artists from Cornell University's Gamelan Ensemble.
For more information about the program, please visit their website: www.nypl.org/lpaprograms