ITHACA, NY – Max Buckholtz will present “Journey West” at Klarman Hall Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2, in the final week of the free summer events series sponsored by Cornell University’s School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions.

“Journey West” chronicles the migration of musical melodies from their countries of origin to distant lands. With Dara Anissi, Mark Wienand Karlsen, Chad Lieberman, and Nikolai Ruskin, Buckholtz will demonstrate how tunes change as war, imperialism, nomadic dispersions, mass emigrations, and musical crazes spread them across the globe.

The ensemble will focus on melodies and instrumentation that started in the Middle East and traveled through Europe and across the ocean to the New World.

Cornell’s free summer events series runs from June 28 to August 5 and features Tuesday performances at Klarman Hall Auditorium, Wednesday lectures at Call Auditorium in Kennedy Hall, and Friday concerts on the Arts Quad. For more information, visit, e-mail, or call 607.255.4987.

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Michael Smith

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