Artist Recital Series
Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 8 p.m.
Steven Isserlis ’80, cello & Jeremy Denk ’90, piano
“Isserlis can turn a single note into a smile or a lament.”
“[Denk] was the provocateur who urged his colleagues to dare all, to unleash every calorie of emotional heat”
Friday, February 8, 2013, 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
“No other American orchestra can rival its combination of virtuosic technique, consummate ensemble playing, and rich, burnished tone…”
Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 8 p.m. -- CANCELLED
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
This event has been canceled due to illness. There will not be an opportunity to reschedule the performance this season.
Friday, February 22, 2013, 8 p.m. and Sunday, February 24, 2013, 2 p.m.
Master Classes with Marilyn Horne
Location: Finney Chapel (directions)
One of the greatest operatic mezzo-sopranos in history, Marilyn Horne returns to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music this fall for a residency as Distinguished Professor of Voice. These master classes are a unique opportunity for all to listen and learn as a legend works with Oberlin voice majors.
Sunday, March 3, 2013, 4 p.m.
Leipzig String Quartet
“One of the towering and most versatile quartets of our time.”
Sunday, March 10, 2013, 8 p.m.
Deborah Voigt, soprano
“Ms. Voigt, clearly in her prime, is astonishing. Her sound is at once earthen and gleaming… Simply glorious.”
Thursday, April 11, 2013, 7 p.m.
Bonus Event: Laureates of the Cooper International Competition
Hear some of the most promising young musicians in the world when they perform as part of Oberlin’s distinguished Artist Recital Series. This unique concert features violin and piano laureates of the conservatory’s Cooper International Competition, introducing northeast Ohio music lovers to the next generation of musical superstars.
Sunday, April 28, 2013, 4 p.m.
Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra
“Apollo’s Fire is one of the brightest lights of period-instrument playing in the United States… arguably the most distinctive in sound and memorable in style. Its trademark qualities: expressive subtlety, exuberance and passion.”
Violin 2013 | 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.
Friends of the ARS
Donors help support the longstanding tradition of musical excellence Oberlin College brings to Northeast Ohio. We encourage you to become a Friend of the Artist Recital Series. Friends of the series reaffirm the value placed on music within our communities and allow Oberlin to sustain the elevated level of programming for which it is known. Donations are tax deductible.
About the ARS
Oberlin College’s esteemed Artist Recital Series is one of the oldest continuing concert series in the United States. Since its inception in 1878, more than 1,000 of the most acclaimed and accomplished musicians, conductors, orchestras, chamber ensembles, and composers have graced the stage of historic Finney Chapel. Stars of such international stature as Dave Brubeck, Alicia de Larrocha, Juan Diego Flórez, Glenn Gould, Denyce Graves, Jascha Heifetz, Vladimir Horowitz, Yo-Yo Ma, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Isaac Stern, George Szell, and Eugene Ysaÿe, to name but a few, have performed under the auspices of Oberlin’s Artist Recital Series, enriching the college, the town of Oberlin, and northern Ohio. This growing roster is more than an impressive “Who’s Who.” It is an illumination of the finest of serious music, spanning the late 19th century to the present.