Artist Recital Series
The Cleveland Orchestra
Sunday, April 17, 2016, 4 p.m.
The relationship between Oberlin College and the Cleveland Orchestra dates back nearly a century, beginning with the philanthropy of John Long Severance, an 1885 Oberlin graduate and flutist, who founded the Musical Arts Association, under which the Cleveland Orchestra was established in 1918. Severance and his wife were major donors for the construction of Severance Hall, home of the Cleveland Orchestra. The orchestra first performed at Oberlin in 1919, and has returned each season since—totaling more than 200 performances to date.
Highlighting the orchestra’s 2016 visit to Oberlin will be soloists Joshua Smith, principal flutist for the Cleveland Orchestra, and harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, an Oberlin assistant professor of harp. Frequent collaborators, Smith and Kondonassis paired up on the 2010 Telarc recording Air, for which they were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance.
Jane Glover will conduct.
- Symphony No.6 (“Le Matin”) in D Major
Concerto in C Major for Flute and Harp, K. 297c 
Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major, K. 543
Photo by Roger Mastroianni