Arts Guide 2018-2019
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Upcoming Events

February 22, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

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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March 7, 8, 9, 2019, 8 p.m. and March 9, 10, 2019, 2 p.m.

The Brothers Size

The Brothers Size is a modern play about three black men living in the South and adapting to life after incarceration through the Yoruba faith.
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March 13, 15, 16, 2019, 8 p.m. and March 17, 2019, 2 p.m.

The Dialogue of the Carmelites, Photo by Courtesy of Oberlin Conservatory

The Dialogue of the Carmelites

Francis Poulenc’s libretto brings to life the fictionalized story of the Carmelite nuns, who a were martyred during the French Revolution.
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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 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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