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Fall 2004


Oberlin Conservatory of Music Hosts Performing Arts College Fair Monday, Oct. 11
September 28 , 2004—Admissions officers from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Juilliard School, and the New England Conservatory of Music will be among those representing nearly 20 of the most prestigious schools in the United States at the Performing Arts College Fair, which will be held Monday, Oct. 11, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the lobby of Warner Concert Hall at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Students interested in continuing their education in the performing arts are invited to attend this free event, along with their parents.


Torah Scholar to Present Oberlin College's 2004-2005 Haskell Lecture Series
October 26, 2004—Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg is one of the world's leading Torah scholars. The revered teacher also is considered "something of an anomaly. Until recently, Orthodox tradition has not often produced female scholars of Zornberg's stature," states Dan Pine (Jewsweek).

Community Service Photography Exhibit on View at Oberlin College
October 13, 2004—To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Oberlin's Center for Service and Learning (CSL), a multi-media exhibit chronicling community engagement at the College is on view in Mudd Learning Center now through Friday, October 29.

Japanese and African Diaspora Traditions Inspire Oberlin Choreographer
October 13, 2004—Music and dance from both Japan and the African Diaspora will intertwine next month in a dance concert at Oberlin College Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6, at 8 p.m. in Warner Main by Yukiko Shishikura '05 and Dance Diaspora, Oberlin's widely acclaimed student-touring company.

Sir Simon Rattle Conducts the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra
October 13 , 2004—Sir Simon Rattle, music director of the Berlin Philharmonic, will guest conduct the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

A May 2005 Residency by Sir Harrison Birtwistle Will Conclude a Year of Visits by Renowned Musicians at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music
October 1, 2004--The venerable British composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle, creator of such works as the monumental lyric tragedy The Mask of Orpheus, will be in residence at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music May 1-10, 2005.


Oberlin College, OCOPE Agree on New Contract
November 5, 2004—The Oberlin College Office and Professional Employees (OCOPE) union, which represents more than 180 administrative assistants, ratified a new three-year contract yesterday. A tentative agreement had been reached at a joint bargaining session on Friday.

Oberlin College Hallock Series To Host November 15 Talk by Intelligence Expert
November 5, 2004—Intelligence and arms control expert Jennifer Sims '78 will deliver a free, public lecture titled "U.S. Intelligence Reform: So Far, We're Getting it Wrong," Monday, November 15, at 4:30 p.m. in the Hallock Auditorium of Oberlin College's Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies, 122 Elm St.

Acclaimed Sarod Exponent Rajeev Taranath to Perform November 19 at Oberlin College
November 15, 2004—Rajeev Taranath, one of the world's leading exponents of the sarod—a lute of northern India—whose “luminous” playing (Los Angeles Times) ranges from the spiritual to the spirited, will perform in concert Friday, November 19, at 8 p.m.

Newly Formed Oberlin String Quartet Debuts with Performance in Oberlin's Finney Chapel Dec. 5, Then Embarks on Tour
November 15, 2004—The Oberlin String Quartet, formed at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music this year, makes its first public appearance Sunday, December 5, 2004, at 8 p.m. in Finney Chapel with a free concert featuring Beethoven's String Quartet in E-flat, Op. 127 and Brahms' Quintet in F minor, Op. 34, a program that will be reprised at Ashland University's Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall on Tuesday, December 7. These performances will be followed by a tour that culminates in Cleveland's Reinberger Hall on February 2, 2005.

Tales From Ovid, H.M.S. Pinafore on Stage at Oberlin Next Month
November 18, 2004—Two major student productions will take the stage at Oberlin College the first weekend of December: Tales from Ovid, an acclaimed stage adaptation of Ovid's Metamorphoses, and Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operetta H.M.S. Pinafore.

Berlin Philharmonic Music Director Sir Simon Rattle Conducts the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra in Finney Chapel December 1
November 19, 2004—Sir Simon Rattle, music director of the Berlin Philharmonic, will conduct the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra in a performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 4 at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music Wednesday, December 1, 2004, at 8 p.m. in Oberlin College's Finney Chapel.

Oberlin Jazz Septet Headlines Cleveland Bop Stop December 5, Travels to Aspen Jazz Snowmass in January
November 22, 2004—The Oberlin Jazz Septet (OJS), an ensemble representing the most outstanding student performers, arrangers, and composers from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Oberlin College, will headline at the Cleveland Bop Stop Sunday, December 5. There is a $5 cover charge at the door.


Oberlin Senior Named 2004 Marshall Scholar; Will Pursue Master of Arts Degree in Vocal Studies at England's York University
December 13, 2004—Mary E. Larew, a senior at Oberlin College in Ohio, is among an elite group of students selected for one of the most prestigious awards to be bestowed upon an American undergraduate: Great Britain's Marshall Scholarship.

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