Oberlin’s 176th Commencement exercises will take place on Monday, May 27, on Tappan Square. This year’s Commencement speaker is novelist Tracy Chevalier ’84.
Recipient of a 2013 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording, Deborah Voigt is known as today's preeminent dramatic soprano. She performs on Oberlin's Artist Recital Series on Sunday, March 10 at 8 p.m. in Finney Chapel. Tickets at 800-371-0178 or oberlin.edu/artsguide.
The versatile and soulful Leipzig String Quartet comes to Finney Chapel on March 3 at 8 p.m. The "master chamber musicians" will perform an all-Beethoven program and tickets are available by calling 800-371-0178 or online at oberlin.edu/artsguide.
The Washington Post calls Oberlin alumnus and Met Opera singer Alek Shrader "a gifted young tenor." He will present a recital at Oberlin Conservatory on March 1, at 7 p.m. in Warner Concert Hall. The concert is free and no tickets are required.
The spring 2013 Convocation Series kicks off Thursday, February 7, with influential scholars Kwame Anthony Appiah and Johnnetta Cole ’57.
Visit new.oberlin.edu/conservatory/listenlive to watch the live-streamed classes presented by renowned mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne. The classes will take place Friday, February 22 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, February 24 at 2 p.m. Click on the headline above for information on attending the events in Finney Chapel.
On Sunday, February 17 at 3 p.m., musicians from the widely acclaimed Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra and Oberlin Conservatory of Music will perform in a concert to benefit homeless families served by Family Promise of Lorain County. The concert will be held at First Church in Oberlin and donations are welcome.
Journey through the odyssey of works by Beethoven for fortepiano and cello when David Breitman and Jaap ter Linden perform the cycle on February 16 in Kulas Hall. Part I begins at 4:30 p.m., and following a break, Part II continues at 8:00 p.m. Free and no tickets are required.
Faculty violist Michael Strauss is joined by guest artists Roger Roe and R. Kent Cook on February 7 in a concert entitled "Poetic Music for Oboe, Viola, and Piano." Featuring reader Professor of English T.S. McMillin, the concert is free and open to the public.
The Cleveland Orchestra returns to Oberlin College for its 211th Artist Recital Series performance on Friday, February 8, at 8 p.m. in Finney Chapel. Gianandrea Noseda will conduct the orchestra in a diverse and colorful program of works by Rachmaninoff, Rota, and Prokoviev. Massimo La Rosa, principal trombone of the orchestra, will perform as soloist. Tickets are $15–$47 and are available at 800-371-0178 or online at www.oberlin.edu/arseries.
The Oberlin Orchestra, performing with guest soloist Jeremy Denk ’90 and led by Associate Professor of Conducting Raphael Jiménez, will give a preview of their 2013 NYC Tour Carnegie Hall program on January 16 in Finney Chapel. The concert will begin at 8:00 p.m. and admission is free.
Kindred spirits Steven Isserlis and Jeremy Denk will perform on Oberlin College's Artist Recital Series on Tuesday, February 5. The Oberlin graduates will present an evening of works by Hahn, Fauré, Ades, Saint-Saëns, and Franck. Tickets are $15–$42 and are available at 800-371-0178 or online at www.oberlin.edu/arseries.
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