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Winter 2005


Acclaimed Conductor Eve Queler Conducts M ozart's Classic Comedy Le Nozze Di Figaro at Oberlin College's Hall Auditorium March 16, 18, 19, & 20
February 25, 2005—Eve Queler, music director of the Opera Orchestra of New York, will guest conduct the Oberlin Opera Theater production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's classic comedy of errors, Le Nozze di Figaro. The curtain goes up on Wednesday, March 16, at 8 p.m. in Oberlin College's Hall Auditorium, located at 67 North Main Street on Route 58, between the Oberlin Inn and the Allen Memorial Art Museum. The opera will be sung in Italian with English supertitles. Eve Queler is represented by Robert Lombardo and Associates.

Oberlin Conservatory Faculty Members Gary Bartz and Robert Spano Win Grammy Awards
January 20, 2005—Gary Bartz, visiting professor of jazz saxophone at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and Professor of Conducting Robert Spano, music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra [ASO] and a 1983 graduate of the Conservatory, were among the winners at the Grammy Awards earlier this month.

Major Loan Shows off French Landscape Paintings to Oberlin: The Splendor of the Ruins (March 19 -June 19)
February 23, 2005—The Allen Memorial Art Museum (AMAM) presents The Splendor of Ruins in French Landscape Painting, 1630-1800, which will be on view from March 19 - June 19, 2005. After the AMAM showing, the exhibition will travel to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston from July 17 - October 16, 2005.

Oberlin College's Essence to Perform West African Dances in Concert March 11 and 12
February 23, 2005—Traditional West African dances will be performed Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12, when Oberlin College's Essence dance ensemble presents a concert titled Dance Diaspora Dance at 8 p.m. in Warner Center.

Oberlin College Archivist Named to Prestigious Board
February 23, 2005—Roland M. Bauman, director of the Oberlin College Archives and a founding member of the Academy of Certified Archivists, has been named to a three-year term on the Board of Publications of the Society of American Archivists.

Oberlin Conservatory to Headline Kennedy Center Event
February 22, 2005—The Oberlin Conservatory of Music will have the opportunity to display some of its exceptionally talented students during the prestigious Conservatory Project Series at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Feb. 25. A part of the Center's Millennium Stage Initiative, the Conservatory Project is a new program for developing and presenting young talent from the nation's leading music conservatories. 

Black Activist Angela Davis to Speak in Oberlin March 7
February 22, 2005—Former California Governor Ronald Reagan once vowed that Angela Davis would never again teach in the University of California system. In 1994, Davis received the distinguished honor of an appointment to the University of California Presidential Chair in African American and Feminist Studies, and today she is a tenured professor in the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Meredith Monk in Residence at Oberlin College February 21-26
February 14, 2005—Meredith Monk is an internationally renowned composer, singer, director/choreographer and creator of new opera, musical theater works, films and installations. During a career that has spanned 40 years, Monk has been acclaimed by audiences and critics alike as a major creative force in the performing arts.

The Oberlin Conservatory of Music Appoints Andrea Kalyn Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
February 14, 2005—Dean of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music David H. Stull has appointed Andrea Kalyn as associate dean of the conservatory for academic affairs, effective January 4, 2005. Kalyn joins Oberlin after serving four years as assistant dean and musicologist at the North Carolina School of the Arts.

West Side Story on Stage at Oberlin College February 10-13
"Oberlin is unique among liberal arts colleges in that it has an exceptional theater and dance department, as well as one of the top music conservatories in the country," explains Sakir, a piano performance and music history major. "What better theatrical production unites these three art forms--theater, dance, and music--than West Side Story?"


Oberlin Baroque Orchestra, Conducted by Jeannette Sorell, to Present Concerts in Oberlin and Cleveland in February
January 28, 2005—Jeannette Sorrell, founder and conductor of Apollo's Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, will lead the Oberlin Baroque Orchestra (OBO) in two free concerts. The orchestra, an ensemble of 25 students from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music performing on period instruments from the Conservatory's collection, will appear Thursday, February 17 at 8 p.m. in Finney Chapel. On Sunday, February 20 at 7 p.m., they will appear at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, located at 2747 Fairmount Blvd. in Cleveland Heights. Both concerts will feature the music of J.S. Bach, Telemann, Vivaldi, and Rameau. For more information, please call the Oberlin Conservatory of Music's Concert Production Office, during business hours, at 440-775-8610.

Oberlin Conservatory Student Director Presents Medieval Musical Drama Ludus Danielis in Cleveland, Boston, and Oberlin
January 20, 2005—Mary E. Larew, a senior music composition major at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a recipient of one of Great Britain's coveted Marshall Scholarships, is directing a production of the medieval musical play Ludus Danielis (The Play of Daniel) at venues in Cleveland, Boston, and Oberlin.

The Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble Presents New Work by Lewis Nielson at Merkin Hall Jan. 23
January 11, 2005—The Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble (CME) will present a program at New York City's Merkin Concert Hall that will include the world premiere of a work by composer Lewis Nielson, professor of composition at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. The Conservatory has long been an undergraduate haven for many nationally acclaimed chamber musicians and ensembles, including the new music group eight blackbird and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE).

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