Arts Guide 2018-2019
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Upcoming Events

March 19, 2019 to March 22, 2019

Andreas Staier, Photo by Marco Borggreve

Andreas Staier, Guest Artist in Residence

One of the world’s most prominent harpsichord and fortepiano musicians, Andreas Staier performs as a soloist throughout Europe, the United States, and Japan.
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April 3, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Piotr Anderszewski, Photo by Arts Management Group

Piotr Anderszewski, piano

Since walking off the stage at the 1990 Leeds Piano Competition for what he considered a poor performance, Piotr Anderszewski has risen to great heights for his exacting and expressive recital performances.
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April 11, 12, 13, 2019, 7:30 p.m. and April 14, 2019, 2 p.m.

Body of Bourne

Through dramatized scenes, letters, and essays, Body of Bourne examines the short yet meaningful life of renowned writer and World War I pacifist Randolph Bourne, who persevered despite his physical disabilities.
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April 11, 12, 13, 2019, 8 p.m.

A dance piece performed by a group of students (1), Photo by John Seyfried

Spring Back

Presented each year, Fall Forward and Spring Back showcase choreography by students and (sometimes) faculty.
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About the Arts at Oberlin

Founded in 1833, Oberlin is one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges. The Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Allen Memorial Art Museum have secured throughout the world Oberlin’s reputation for artistic excellence. Visitors to campus discover a haven for the performing and visual arts and a citadel for the life of the mind.

Cooper International Competition Violin 2017
Johan Dalene of Sweden emerged as champion of the 2017 Cooper International Competition for Violin. He is seen here at the conclusion of his Concerto Finals performance with the Cleveland Orchestra. Photo credit: Yevhen Gulenko

Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition

Presented each July by Oberlin Conservatory of Music and The Cleveland Orchestra, the Cooper Competition showcases the most promising young musicians from around the world. Five days of performances on campus give way to the thrilling Concerto Finals at Severance Hall, where three finalists compete for the grand prize in concert with the orchestra.

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