Artist Recital Series
The Cleveland Orchestra
Friday, April 24, 2015, 8 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.
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.
Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki will lead the orchestra.
Susanna Mälkki, conductor Jeremy Denk, piano
SIBELIUS The Oceanides
BARTÓK Piano Concerto No. 3
Photo: Michael Wilson