Upcoming Events:

August 30, 2016 to June 12, 2017

Black to the Powers of Ten

Race, time, memory, and meaning are among the concepts explored in this exhibition of works from 2003–2014 by the artist Fred Wilson. Through glass works designed and fabricated in Murano and the Seattle area, as well as in paintings, sculpture, prints, and video, Wilson challenges assumptions about history, culture, and display practices, offering alternative interpretations and encouraging viewers to reconsider how they think and what they know. Read more

Sunday, April 2, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

What’s the Point of Comedy? (And other pointless questions)


Daniel Radosh ’91 is a writer, blogger, and currently a senior writer on the current affairs comedy cable TV program, the Daily Show with Trevor Noah.

Ed Helms ’96 is an actor, writer, producer, and comedian. After graduation, Helms moved to New York City to pursue a comedy career, ultimately becoming a correspondent on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, before joining the cast of the Office. Read more

April 6, 7, & 8, 2017, 8 p.m.

Spring Back 2017

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Sunday, April 9, 2017, 4 p.m.

Richard Goode, piano

Richard Goode has been hailed for music making of tremendous emotional power, depth, and expressiveness and is acknowledged worldwide as one of today’s leading interpreters of Classical and Romantic music. Read more

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 8 p.m.

Rajeev Taranath, sarod
Udayraj Karpur, tabla

Internationally acclaimed performer, Rajeev Taranath is today one of the world’s leading exponents of the sarod. Taranath will be accompanied by Udayraj Karpur on tabla. Read more

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 8 p.m.

Cécile McLorin Salvant
with Sullivan Fortner

Cécile McLorin Salvant won the 2010 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocal competition; three albums later, her For the One to Love won the Jazz Vocal Album of the year at the 2016 Grammy Awards. Read more

April 13, 14, & 15, 2017, 7:30 p.m.; April 16, 2017, 2 p.m.

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide

This groundbreaking “choreopoem” is a spellbinding collection of vivid prose and free verse narratives about and performed by black women.
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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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