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The classical music season calendar is especially full this fall, and includes three extraordinary events. This weekend, on Sept. 6 and 7, the Cornell Center for Historical Keyboards—instruments including organs and pianos of all ages—will be inaugurated at 8 p.m.. Lecture-demonstrations and…

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This fall’s classical music season starts off with a great swell of sound. Mark your calendars for a major occasion, the dedication of a new French organ at St. Luke Lutheran Church on Oak Avenue in mid-Sept. (see Special Events below). The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra’s 40th anniversary season …

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As summer draws to a close and autumn nears with the anticipation of changing leaves, a new semester means one thing to local art writers and enthusiasts alike: new shows at Ithaca College and Cornell. The Handwerker Gallery at Ithaca College in particular has experienced a rapid evolution o…

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For those with a yen for the visual arts, the Greater Ithaca Art Trail is something of an autumn rite. As the weather turns cooler and the foliage changes color, the studios of numerous Tompkins County artists and craftspeople open to accept visitors. Taking place during two weekends in Octo…

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The classical music scene this fall is bright with a varied array of modern music, and an inspiring number of collaborations in performance between our two leading academic institutions. Moreover, this season marks several anniversaries. Both the Ithaca Community Chorus and the Cayuga Vocal …

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Walking through pre-show chaos as the Handwerker Gallery prepares for “Starting from Scratch,” its first show of the fall semester (now up in the gallery through the end of the month), the potential and newfound energy of the space is apparent. As an Ithaca College alum and former Handwerker…

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For newcomers or any Ithacan wandering downtown, did you notice how new public artwork sprung up mid-summer? Maybe you were wandering near the Green Street parking garage and noticed a huge rock in a confoundingly familiar shape, or you checked out a new sculpture blooming in front of the To…

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The Handwerker Gallery, an art exhibition and teaching space at Ithaca College, endowed by Murray Handwerker, scion of the Nathan’s Famous chain, has an active schedule of exhibits and events scheduled for fall 2014. In addition to the oft-changing images on the walls, the gallery hosts a le…

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For lovers of keyboard music of all kinds, here is a weekend feast catered just for you. Four concerts at Cornell will present widely varied music on totally different keyboard instruments. The “Cascade of Keys” starts on Friday, September 6, in Barnes Hall on Steinway pianos with popular lo…

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According to their dossier, Wolf’s Mouth Theatre Collective (www.wolfsmouth.com) is an informal Ithaca-based meeting spot for theatre enthusiasts to gather, listen to readings of new plays and then produce them. They congregate and compare notes every second and fourth Monday of the month at…