Arts Guide 2018-2019
Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

Upcoming Events

January 31, February 1, 4, 5, 2019, 7:30 p.m. and February 3, 2019, 2 p.m.

proving-up-thumb.jpg, Photo by Courtesy of Oberlin Conservatory

Proving Up

Based on the short story from Karen Russell’s 2013 collection Vampires in the Lemon Grove, the opera highlights the horrors of one family’s pursuit of land under the post-Civil War Homestead Act in 75 minutes of seamless musical theater.
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February 2, 3, 4, 5, 2019, 8 p.m.

Rapture, Blister, Burn

Two sisters who chose two polar opposite paths, reunite years later. Both unfulfilled, they covet each other’s life, setting off a dangerous tug of war.
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February 10, 2019 to February 13, 2019

William Grant Naboré, Photo by Tanya Rosen-Jones ’97

William Grant Naboré, Oberlin-Como Director

William Grant Naboré, founder and artistic director of the International Piano Academy at Lake Como, has shaped some of the finest young artists of this generation.
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February 22, 2019

Doric String Quartet, Photo by Bonica Ayala

Doric String Quartet

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018, the Doric String Quartet thrills audiences throughout its native Great Britain and in major concert halls across Europe.
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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.

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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