Arts Guide 2019-2020

Upcoming Events

January 29–February 2, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

The Wild Beast of The Bungalow., Photo by Ryan Bauer-Walsh

The Wild Beast of the Bungalow

Quirky and darkly comic, The Wild Beast of the Bungalow follows an 11-year-old girl through a triptych of short operas, and is the inaugural work presented by the Oberlin Opera Commissioning Project, made possible by Elizabeth and Justus ’71 Schlichting.
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February 6, 7, 8, 2020, 7:30 p.m. and February 8, 9, 2020, 2 p.m.

Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties

In Collective Rage, the lives of five very different New York women named Betty collide at the intersection of anger, sex and 'theat-ah.' As they meet, fall in love, rehearse, revel and rage, they realize that they’ve been stuck reading the same scripts for far too long.
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February 28, 2020

Russian Renaissance., Photo by Courtesy of Russian Renaissance

Russian Renaissance

Russian Renaissance modernizes the sound of traditional folk instruments, creating a fusion of styles and exploring techniques and genres in ways that often land well outside the bounds of the expected.
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April 9, 10, 11, 2020, 8 p.m.

A dance piece performed by a group of students., Photo by John Seyfried

Spring Back

The annual Spring Back performance showcases student and faculty choreography.
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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.

Tony Siqi Yun, champion of the 2018 Cooper Competition
Tony Siqi Yun of Toronto earned first prize and $20,000 in the 2018 Cooper International Competition for Piano. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

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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