April 9–11, 2015, 8 p.m.

Spring Back 2015

This annual dance concert features student-choreographed work directed by Nusha Martynuk, professor of dance at Oberlin. Read more

Sunday, April 12, 2015, 4 p.m.

Jennifer Koh ’97, violin

Called “a superbly gifted violinist” by the New York Times, Oberlin’s own Jennifer Koh is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance. Read more

April 16, 17, 18, 2015, 7:30 p.m. and April 19, 2 p.m.

The Caucasian Chalk Circle

By Bertolt Brecht
Directed by Heather Anderson Boll

“Terrible is the temptation to do good!” warns Bertolt Brecht’s narrator. But good is all that the simple kitchen maid Grusha knows. And when she aids a defenseless infant, their fascinating story calls into question our basic assumptions of what is right in a world gone horrifically wrong.
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April 23, 2015, 7 p.m.

Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales

Critically acclaimed performance by E. Patrick Johnson, Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University. The performance is based on Johnson's oral histories of black men who were born, raised, and continue to live in the South. Read more

Friday, April 24, 2015, 8 p.m.

The Cleveland Orchestra

For the first time, the orchestra will perform with pianist Jeremy Denk, a 1990 double-degree graduate of Oberlin, who, in the past year, earned a MacArthur grant and was named Instrumentalist of the Year by Musical America. Read more

May 1 & 2, 2015, 8 p.m.

A showcase by the Oberlin Dance Company

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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.

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