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Cornell Free 2010 Summer Concert & Lecture Series

Cornell University’s School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions is pleased to announce its 2010 Summer Concert and Lecture Series. The series, which is free and open to the public, runs from June 29 to August 6 and features Tuesday night events at the Schwartz, Wednesday night lectures, and Friday night outdoor concerts. Come enjoy a unique mix of talented individuals and exciting performances! * The Tuesday night events series at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts showcases a wide variety of gifted musicians, dancers, and actors. No matter what your taste, there will be something to please your palate. For the first event on June 29, the Cornell Klezmorim, led by brassman and music director Ryan Zawel, will present a program of “Yiddish street music, new and old.” Schwartz Center concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. * The Wednesday night lecture series brings local and visiting distinguished speakers to the Alice Statler Auditorium in Statler Hall. This year’s series begins on July 7 with author Rachel Dickinson speaking on “The Writer’s Life: Juggling Soccer Balls, Birds of Prey, and Moleskin Notebooks.” Lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. * A great way to start the weekend is with a picnic and concert on the Cornell Arts Quad. This year, the Friday night outdoor concert series begins on July 2 with Diana Leigh and Crazy Rhythm playing sweet and sassy swing standards. Arts Quad concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. If there’s lightning or heavy rain, these outdoor concerts move indoors to Uris Hall auditorium. If in doubt about the location, check the Web site at www.summer.cornell.edu/events.See the Summer Events Web site for complete descriptions and to join our announcements e-mail list. For Summer Events calendars, directions, or further information, contact the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, B20 Day Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-2801; e-mail cusce@cornell.edu, phone 607.255.4987.

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