A Musical Pilgrimage

Sept. 4 & 5 | 4pm – sundown



Take a musical journey through seven short, innovative

musical events scheduled as a walk around the Cornell University Arts Quad.

All events take place on both Sept. 4 & 5 except where noted (for Concerts 3 and 7).


Click here to read Thomas Feng’s “Essay before a walk”

Click on the concert titles below for the full program.


Concert 1

Body Percussion and Voice Theater

4p | Johnson Museum of Art, Appel Lobby

Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano

MikeDrop Duo (Michael Compitello and Mike Truesdell), body percussion


Fran├žois Sarhan | Situation 7 (2012)

Kurt Rohde | to sing (2018, rev. 2021)

Georges Aperghis | Retrouvailles (2010)

Concert 2

Fugue: The Sight | a poetic premiere

4:45p | Northwest Corner of Lincoln Hall

Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, poet

Desmond Bratton, bass

Concert 3

Keys in Space | new works for pianos

Sept. 4 | 5:20p | Milstein Hall Crit Dome

HereNowHear (Ryan McCullough and Andrew Zhou)

Aida Shirazi | RAGE: Screamed, RAGE: Stolen, RAGE: Silenced (2020)

Laura Cetilia | sense of missing (2020/2021)



Sept. 5| 5:20p | Milstein Hall Crit Dome

Fallingwater (Thomas Feng, Thomas Reeves, Richard Valitutto)


Ann Southam | Commotion Creek (2007)

Thomas Reeves | Fallingwater (2020)

Richard Valitutto | harvest moon meditation (2021)

Concert 4

Movements | for dancers and violin

6p | Klarman Hall, Groos Family Atrium

Rebecca Anderson, violin

Amy Saunder, Antuan Byers, dancers

Caili Quan, choreographer


Jessie Montgomery | Rhapsody no. 2 (2020)

Elizabeth Ogonek | Cradle Dance (2020)

Daniel Bernard Roumain | Filter (1992)

Concert 5

Genre-bending folk duo

6:30p | Sage Chapel

Jones/Butterfield Duo

Jesse Jones, 5-string banjo, mandolin, & octave mandolin

Craig Butterfield, bass

Concert 6

Whalesong at Sunset

7:15p | Libe Slope

Elisabeth Wang, chimesmaster

Annie Lewandowski | Cetus:  Life After Life (2018)


Concert 7

A Hootenanny | jazz after dark

Sept. 4 | 8p | A.D. White House, back garden

Electrolyte (Paul Merrill, Peter Chwazik, Simon Bjarning)



Sept. 5 | 8p | A.D. White House, back garden

Fifth Parallel (Rowan Lynch, Frits Marohn, Misha Bjerken)