Professor Peggy Bennett’s SongWorks program uses classroom observation to enhance the learning experience.
The Community Music School (CMS) at the Oberlin Conservatory will present a “Mega Musical Mash-up: A Festival of Community Music” on June 2. It will be the culminating event in a series of ten concerts and musical events put on to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the CMS.
Oberlin violists Aaron Mossburg ‘13 and Daniel Orsen ‘16 both won their divisions in the 2013 American String Teachers Association National Solo Competition, sweeping the viola category. The final round was held from April 6 to 8 at the Kaufman Center’s Merkin Hall in New York City. Oberlin was the only conservatory to have finalists in two divisions.
Liver transplant recipient and baroque flute professor Michael Lynn shows his appreciation for the care he received at the Cleveland Clinic by organizing a benefit concert.
Renowned tango musicians Cristina Pérsico, singer, Daniel Binelli, bandoneón, and Polly Ferman, piano, will present an evening of intimate tango on Friday, April 26 in Clonick Hall in the Kohl Building beginning at 8:00 pm. Admission is free and open to the public.
Renowned baroque orchestra Apollo's Fire closes the 134th Artist Recital Series on April 28 at 4:00 p.m. in Finney Chapel. Critically acclaimed guest soprano Amanda Forsythe is featured. Tickets are $15–$42 and can be ordered by calling Oberlin’s Central Ticket Service at 1-800-371-0178 or online at www.oberlin.edu/arseries.
Faculty pianist Peter Takács and guest cellist Robert deMaine present a series of two concerts embodying Beethoven's complete works for cello and piano. The concerts take place on April 14 and May 5, and are free; no tickets are required.
Sydney Mancasola ’11 is the latest in a long line of Oberlinians to succeed in the National Council Auditions of the Metropolitan Opera.
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 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.
Tenor and Oberlin alum Alek Shrader ’07 is performing the lead role of Ferdinand in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Thomas Ades’ The Tempest, conducted by the composer himself, through November 17.
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