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Artist Recital Series

Since its inception in 1878, Oberlin’s Artist Recital Series has presented more than 1,000 of the world’s most acclaimed and accomplished musicians, conductors, orchestras, chamber ensembles, and composers. These artists enhance the arts and culture of Oberlin and Northeast Ohio. It is one of the oldest continuing concert series in the United States.

Such stars as Roomful of Teeth, Gerald Finley, Punch Brothers, Yo-Yo Ma, Joyce DiDonato, Esperanza Spalding, and András Schiff have performed under the auspices of the Artist Recital Series. This ever-growing roster represents a continuing celebration of music that draws upon cultures and styles from around the world.

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Individual tickets for the October 4 concert featuring Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi are available online only beginning September 1.

For information, you may call Oberlin's Central Ticket Service, located in the lobby of the Eric Baker Nord Performing Arts Complex, at 800-371-0178 between noon and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Single tickets for additional concerts on the 2022-23 Artist Recital Series will be available September 15.

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.


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Past Events

Artist Recital Series: Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
12:00 pm
Finney Chapel
The acoustic roots duo performs songs from their Grammy-winning album They're Calling Me Home, which explores music of their native and adoptive countries of America, Italy, and Ireland. This...

Artist Recital Series: Acronym Ensemble

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
7:30 pm
Warner Concert Hall
The Oberlin alumni-founded Baroque band, ACRONYM , presents its imaginative “Dreams of the Wounded Musketeer,” about a dying soldier's memories of the music that shaped his life...

Verona Quartet with Wu Man

Saturday, February 25, 2023
7:30 pm
Warner Concert Hall
Oberlin's quartet-in-residence, the Verona Quartet , joins forces with Wu Man , the masterful pipa player and composer from Silkroad Ensemble for the program "Goin' Home: An exploration...

Artist Recital Series: Bruce Liu, piano

Sunday, April 30, 2023
2:30 pm
Finney Chapel
Winner of the International Chopin Piano Competition in 2021, Liu will present a solo program. This program is part of the 2022-23 Artist Recital Series. Program: CHOPIN Rondo à la mazur in F...