The Cornell Concert Series kicks off the 2019-20 season this Friday, September 13. This year’s offerings feature musical traditions and innovations, book-ended by exhilarating jazz performances. Seasoned teachers perform alongside emerging virtuosi in an array of concerts that both epitomize musical genres and run across them. From visionary artists making their mark early in their careers, to artists who have reigned and entertained for decades, these musicians are reshaping the way music is made and shared with the world, and we couldn’t be more excited to share them with the greater Ithaca community.
Up first is Social Science, the latest project from Grammy Award-winning producer and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington. Together with Aaron Parks (keyboards), Matthew Stevens (guitar), and Morgan Guerin (bass/sax), Social Science uses their eclectic blend of jazz, indie rock, and hip-hop to explore critical themes impacting society. The band takes on topics such as social justice, racial equality, gender and sexuality, mass incarceration, and ongoing sociopolitical concerns. At its core, this project seeks to reflect conscious thought and interest in the human condition. More specifically, the music of Social Science looks to inspire and elevate a deep regard for humanity and freedom. ReebRM
ABOUT CORNELL CONCERT SERIES
The Cornell Concert Series has been hosting musicians and ensembles of international stature since 1903. Originally featuring Western classical artists, the series presented Ravi Shankar in 1987 and has since grown to encompass a broader spectrum of the world’s great music. More information is available at www.cornellconcertseries.com.
Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science perform on Friday, September 13 at 8:00pm in Bailey Hall as a part of the Cornell Concert Series. Tickets: $29-36, Students $19