NOTE: Music & Arts Library will be CLOSED on Sat, 2/9/13

  PLEASE NOTE: The Music & Arts Library will be CLOSED on Saturday, 2/9/13, due to the snowstorm. All other CU Libraries will also be closed on Saturday, with the exception of Butler Library, which will remain open as a study space only (no circulation or access to stacks). Regular hours will resume on Sunday, […]

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R.I.P. Lawrence “Butch” Morris, 1947-2013, known for his “Conductions”

Musician and composer Lawrence “Butch” Morris passed away on Jan. 29, 2013. Among his achievements, he was noted for his technique of “conduction”, a combination of conducting and improvisation. The image to the left shows the technique, using gestures to elicit musical responses from an ensemble of musicians, here in the piece “Possible Universe”. A […]

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Hawk drops by Music & Arts Library to kick off new semester

A visitor stopped by the ledges of the Music & Arts Library this morning, to help kick off the new semester! Our expertise is not in ornithology, but we’re speculating that it’s a juvenile (red-tail?) hawk. Bird nerds, feel free to weigh in. Apparently the spot’s quite comfy, as the hawk spent over 30 minutes […]

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Please Note: Libraries system downtime, Wed Jan 2 through Mon Jan 7, 2013

PLEASE NOTE: The Libraries’ system software will be undergoing a significant upgrade from Wed Jan 2nd, through Mon Jan 7th. During this time, you will not be able to renew items online, and some features of CLIO will not be working (bookbag, saved searches, etc). You can still use CLIO to search for materials, but […]

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Free download! Selections from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker”, op.71

Kick off your holiday season with a free download of selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, op.71,  available courtesy of Alexander Street Press. You can grab the recording at this link: http://alexanderstreet.com/support-center/classical-music-library-free-download-week. Enjoy, and then impress, astound, and mystify your friends by name-dropping the Russian title, “Shchelkunchik”! The performance is by the Orchestre d’Etat du Palatinat Rhénan, […]

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Columbia Composers featured at Roulette, Wed 12/12/12

Columbia Composers will be in the spotlight on Wed 12/12/12 (it must be destiny!) at a FREE concert at Roulette in the fine old borough of Brooklyn. Full details of the program are available here: http://roulette.org/comm_events/columbia-composers/ Come out for a night of exciting new music, with performers including the Mivos Quartet. […]

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Columbia’s Collegium Musicum, in concert Wed 12/5 at 8pm at St. Paul’s Chapel

Columbia’s first-rate vocal ensemble Collegium Musicum presents a concert on Wednesday, Dec 5, at 8pm, in St. Paul’s Chapel on the Morningside campus of Columbia University. The concert will feature works by Byrd, Josquin, Brahms, and Debussy. Full program details are available on their web site. The concert is FREE and open to the public. […]

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Free Opera at the Burke Library! Opera Feroce, “Amor & Psyche”, Mon 11/11/12

Opera Feroce presents Amor & Psyche, a “Baroque opera pastiche”, on Monday Nov. 11, at 6pm, in the Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary.  Running time is 90 minutes (with intermission). DIRECTIONS: Enter at Union Theological Seminary entrance on 121st and Broadway.  Burke Library, 3rd Floor Reading Room. For information or questions, please contact Anthony […]

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