August 30 to December 23, 2016
Time Well Spent: Art and Temporality
The concept of time, at once a personal and universal concept that dictates the rhythm of human experience, has been variously represented and constructed through the centuries and across cultures. Drawing largely from the AMAM’s collection, this exhibition explores diverse characterizations of time as a natural and unstoppable phenomenon; a mechanized, measurable concept to be tracked, saved, and encapsulated; and a malleable and sometimes mystical force that determines the very architecture of our cosmos and collective memory. Read more
December 1, 2, 3, 2016, 7:30 p.m. and December 4, 2 p.m.
Music by Duncan Sheik
Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Directed by Associate Professor of Theater Chris Flaharty
With remarkable poignancy and passion, Spring Awakening explores the difficult, universal journey from adolescence to adulthood. Read more
Friday, February 17, 2017, 8 p.m. and Sunday, February 19, 2017, 2 p.m.
Master Classes with Marilyn Horne
Heralded mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne returns for her 11th annual master classes that feature performances by outstanding Oberlin Conservatory voice students. Read more
March 3 & 4, 2017, 8 p.m.
Essence Dance Concert
March 8, 10, 11, 2017, 8 p.m. and March 12, 2017, 2 p.m.
This is a humorous and witty telling of the Cinderella fairy tale, performed in French. Read more
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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