Regional Roundup

D.C.–More than 150 Washington alumni gathered January 13 at the National Museum of American History’s Hall of Musical Instruments to hear the Oberlin Conservatory’s Eliot Quartet perform works by Beethoven and Shostakovich on the Smithsonian’s Vuillaume instruments. Dean of the Conservatory David Stull ’89 hosted a post-concert reception and presented highlights of the Oberlin Orchestra’s tour of China in December.



Atlanta–(above) The Oberlin Jazz Septet brought its own heat to “Hotlanta” January 30 in a double-billed performance with local jazz-artist fave Gwen Hughes at the 14th Street Playhouse. “How very wonderful this evening was,” says Donna Akiba Sullivan Harper ’75. “There was no such group back in the 1970s. It’s a great addition!”

San Francisco–(right) Alumni musicians took to the stage last fall in what’s become a hallmark event for this popular Oberlin club. Its fourth annual alumni concert featured everything from drums and viola to Native American flute, with tunes ranging from jazz to cabaret. Top photo, below: George Galt ’69, with his daughter; Ralf Hotchkiss ’69; and Steve Katz ’68. Bottom: John Lewis ’68 and George Galt ’69.






Milwaukee–Obies Tom Christofferson ’62, Juanita Becker ’79, Mary Ellen Close ’70, Karen Gunther ’92, and friends joined for dinner and a concert by the new music ensemble Present Music, founded by Kevin Stalheim ’76 and featuring soloist Amy X Neuburg ’84.

Western New England–More than 30 Obies and friends gathered at the Northampton Brewery for a post-Valentine’s Day Happy Hour coordinated by Carrie Abels ’95. Other attendees included faculty and grad students from Smith, UMASS, and Amherst.

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