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Midday music recital: Organ works by Emahoy Tsege-Mariam Gebru

Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 12:30pm

Sage Chapel
Central Campus

From the Church of Kidane Mehret – Organ works by Emahoy Tsege-Mariam Gebru

Three of Emahoy’s rarely heard original works for organ will resound afresh in Sage Chapel, performed by Professor (and University Organist) Annette Richards. Music DMA candidate Thomas Feng has prepared for this occasion new performance editions of these pieces, with reference to Emahoy’s manuscripts and an out-of-print 1972 record, Church of Kidane Mehret ­– Yet my king is of old…

This event is part of a two-day symposium, titled Emahoy Tsege-Mariam Gebru at 100, celebrating the music and life of the legendary Ethiopian composer, pianist, and nun, Emahoy Tsege-Mariam Gebru. The events will include panel discussions about Emahoy’s life and archive, and presentations of Emahoy’s music (some never yet performed) in live concert performances, and from her personal recordings. All events will be free and open to the public, and hosted on Cornell’s campus.

This symposium is generously co-sponsored by the Cornell Music Department, Cornell Council for the Arts, the Institute for Comparative Modernities, Cornell Africana Studies and Research Center, the Institute for African Development, the Cornell Center for Historical Keyboards, Society for the Humanities, the Jian and Tran Family Charitable Fund, the Music Graduate Association, and Cornell Centers for Equity, Empowerment, and Belonging.



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