Saturday, February 28, 2015, 8 p.m.
Bang on a Can All-Stars
Formed in 1992, the Bang on a Can All-Stars is recognized worldwide for their ultra-dynamic live performances and recordings of today’s most innovative music. Freely crossing the boundaries of classical, jazz, rock, world and experimental music, this six-member amplified ensemble has consistently forged a distinct category-defying identity, taking music into uncharted territories. Read more
March 6 & 7, 2015, 8 p.m.
Essence Dance Concert
March 11, 13, 14, 2015, 8 p.m. and March 15, 2015, 2 p.m.
La finta giardiniera
This early work by one of opera’s most brilliant composers features disguises, imagined Greek gods, and unrequited love set to dazzling melodies. Read more
Saturday March 14, 2015, 8 p.m.
Billy Hart Quartet
Fans from all over the world come to support the esteemed drummer, who has engendered no shortage of love and respect for his work as a musician and teacher. Read more
Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
An Evening with Dean Baquet
A former reporter for the Times-Picayune in New Orleans, the Chicago Tribune, and editor of the Los Angeles Times, Dean Baquet is the executive editor of the New York Times, overseeing news reporting in all forms. He joined the New York Times in April 1990 as a metropolitan reporter. Prior to becoming executive editor, Baquet was managing editor for news of The Times and also served as Washington bureau chief for the paper. Read more
Thursday, April 2, 2015, 8 p.m.
John Relyea, bass-baritone and Warren Jones, piano
John Relyea appears regularly with such orchestras as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic. Called “flawless” and “utterly ravishing” by the Boston Globe, Warren Jones was named 2010 Collaborative Pianist of the Year by Musical America. Read more
Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
An Evening with Vijay Seshadri ’74
Oberlin alumnus Vijay Seshadri is the author of three collections of poetry: 3 Sections, awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry; The Long Meadow, which won the James Laughlin Award; and Wild Kingdom. His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in numerous publications. Read more
Violin 2015 | Piano 2014
For young musicians ages 13 to 18
$10,000 first prize
Concerto-round performance with the Cleveland Orchestra. Competition is presented by the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Cleveland Orchestra and showcases the most promising young musicians from around the world. The competition provides more than $20,000 in prize money and concert engagements with orchestras in Beijing and Shanghai, China.
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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.