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The Cornell Department of Music presents two Midday Music concerts for those seeking a lunchtime musical break.

On Thursday, February 21 at 12:30 pm in Lincoln Hall room B20, pianist Richard Valitutto performs a program entitled "Old North," featuring contemporary solos by North Carolinian composers Caroline Shaw, Thelonious Monk, William Duckworth, and Hunter Johnson, plus a work by John Cage composed at Black Mountain College. Valitutto, a student in Cornell's DMA keyboard studies program, is a Grammy-nominated piano soloist, chamber musician, and composing/improvising creative with a focus on contemporary keyboard performance.

Matthew Hall is featured in Midday Music for organ on Wednesday, February 27 at 12:30 pm in Anabel Taylor Chapel. Hall's performance showcases "The English Organ" with music by Baroque composers Purcell, Blow, Locke, and more. He holds degrees in musicology, linguistics, and performance practice from Harvard University, Boston University, and the University of Leeds (UK) where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He is now a Ph.D. candidate in musicology at Cornell University.

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