Upcoming Events:

July 12, 2016 to May 21, 2017

Conversations: Past and Present in Asia and America

Inspired by the AMAM’s 2016–17 theme of time, this exhibition bridges wide temporal and cultural distances, linking the works of artists from China, Japan, Korea, the United States, and Canada, both well-known and anonymous, living and long gone. Read more

Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 8 p.m.

Reduced Shakespeare Company

Reduced Shakespeare Company is a touring American acting troupe that performs fast-paced, seemingly improvisational condensations of huge topics. The company’s style has been described as “New Vaudeville,” combining both physical and verbal humor, as well as highbrow and lowbrow. Read more

Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 8 p.m.

An Evening with Michele Norris

Eavesdropping on America’s Conversation on Race

Listeners know Michele Norris as cohost of NPR’s All Things Considered, public radio’s longest-running national program. She is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist with more than two decades of experience including work with ABC’s World News Tonight, and major newspapers the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Los Angeles Times. Read more

Sunday, September 17, 2016, 8:00 p.m.

Eddie Daniels, clarinet

Eddie Daniels is that rarest of rare musicians equally at home in both jazz and classical music, and who excels at both with breathtaking virtuosity. Read more



October 7 & 8, 2016, 8 p.m.

Dance Diaspora

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Piano 2016 | Violin 2017
For young musicians ages 13 to 18
$20,000 first prize

Presented each July by Oberlin Conservatory of Music and The Cleveland Orchestra, the Cooper Competition showcases the most promising young musicians from around the world. Five days of performances on campus give way to the thrilling Concerto Finals at Severance Hall, where three finalists compete for the grand prize in concert with The Cleveland Orchestra.

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About the Arts at Oberlin

Founded in 1833, Oberlin is one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges. Its Conservatory of Music and its art museum have secured throughout the world Oberlin’s reputation for artistic excellence. For those who live within driving distance of Oberlin, it is a haven for the performing and visual arts and a citadel for the life of the mind.

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