Individual tickets for Artist Recital Series concerts, as well as season ticket packages, are available online and through Central Ticket Service, located in the lobby of Hall Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 440-775-8169 or in person between noon and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through September 21, first-time subscribers to the Artist Recital Series can buy one subscription and get the second one free. BOGO offer applies to full subscriptions only and is not valid for Student, Pick 3, or Opera subscriptions.Purchase Tickets Online
Friday, September 21, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
At the dawn of its second century, the beloved Cleveland Orchestra continues an Oberlin tradition forged in its earliest days. This year's visit features soloist and French pianist Alexandre Tharaud.
Sunday, October 14, 2018, 2:30 p.m.
James Ehnes, violin
Grammy Award-winning violinist James Ehnes and duo partner Andrew Armstrong will perform four masters’ earliest published violin works.
Sunday, November 18, 2018, 2:30 p.m.
After nearly six decades, the Romeros, known as “The Royal Family of the Guitar,” remain a classical musical phenomenon like no other.
Sunday, December 9, 2018, 2:30 p.m.
Marilyn Horne Master Class
Heralded mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne returns for her 14th year of intensive work with Oberlin Conservatory singers.
Friday, February 22, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
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.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Joyce DiDonato: Songplay
Multiple Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato has been called “perhaps the most potent female singer of her generation.”
Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Alexandre Tharaud, piano
The French piano master will perform Bach’s seminal Goldberg Variations. Immediately following the program, Tharaud will take part in a question-and-answer session led by Oberlin Professor of Piano Robert Shannon.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
The Spring Quartet
Four musicians. Four distinct styles. When combined, this all-star ensemble featuring Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding, and Leo Genovese creates a singular sonic mix.
About the ARS
Oberlin College’s esteemed Artist Recital Series is one of the oldest continuing concert series in the United States. Since its inception in 1878, more than 1,000 of the most acclaimed and accomplished musicians, conductors, orchestras, chamber ensembles, and composers have graced the stage of historic Finney Chapel. Stars of such international stature as Dave Brubeck, Alicia de Larrocha, Juan Diego Flórez, Glenn Gould, Denyce Graves, Jascha Heifetz, Vladimir Horowitz, Yo-Yo Ma, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Isaac Stern, George Szell, and Eugene Ysaÿe, to name but a few, have performed under the auspices of Oberlin’s Artist Recital Series, enriching the college, the town of Oberlin, and northern Ohio. This growing roster is more than an impressive who’s-who. It is an illumination of the finest music, spanning the late 19th century to the present.
Friends of the Artist Recital Series
Donors help support the longstanding tradition of musical excellence Oberlin College brings to Northeast Ohio. We encourage you to become a Friend of the Artist Recital Series. Friends reaffirm the value placed on music within our communities and allow Oberlin to sustain the elevated level of programming for which we are known. Donations are tax deductible. For more information, call 440-775-8169 or 800-371-0178.