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Monday, July 28, 2014

Oberlin News Center

Oberlin Music is proud to announce the release of Dr. Seuss’ The Sneetches, a symphonic poem for narrator and symphony orchestra, available now via digital download through iTunes and on CD beginning October 29 at amazon.com. Theodor Geisel’s timeless children’s tale about the perils of bigotry comes to vivid life through an inspired performance of Lorenzo Palomo’s original score by the Oberlin Orchestra and spirited narration by actor John de Lancie (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Breaking Bad).

Dr. Seuss’ The Sneetches was made possible by the generous support of Dr. Sidney H. Sobel, in the hope that it will eradicate bullying and racism in societies everywhere.

“Lorenzo Palomo takes a children’s story and brings it alive with music,” says David H. Stull, the former dean of the Oberlin Conservatory, under whose leadership the Sneetches project took flight. “It’s important as a parable for addressing many of the challenges we face today. This is really and execution of Sid Sobel’s vision.”

Dr. Seuss’ The Sneetches will be distributed by Naxos of America, the world’s largest independent digital distributor of classical music. Through the generosity of Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Lorenzo Palomo, all proceeds from the sale of this recording will support scholarships at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

ABOUT THE COMPOSER: Knighted by King Juan Carlos I for his great contributions to his native land, Lorenzo Palomo is one of Spain’s most successful contemporary composers. His music has been interpreted by renowned orchestras around the world and in the most prestigious concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, Covent Garden, Suntory Hall, and Tchaikovsky Auditorium. He has released numerous recordings on the Naxos label.

ABOUT OBERLIN MUSIC: Oberlin Music is the commercial label of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, dedicated to promoting the artistic ideals and talent of Oberlin’s faculty and students. Established in 1865 as a division of Oberlin College, the Oberlin Conservatory is one of the premier professional training institutions in the world. Its graduates have achieved prominence as performers, composers, conductors, educators, and scholars, and are found in major orchestras and opera companies everywhere.