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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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Friends of the Artist Recital Series

The Artist Recital Series at Oberlin is made possible through the generous support of patrons throughout northeast Ohio and beyond. Your contribution plays an integral role in bringing the world’s most celebrated musicians to campus, sustains community outreach efforts that help make the concerts accessible to children and students, and includes invitations to exclusive artist receptions. Donations are tax deductible. For more information, call 440-775-8169 or 800-371-0178.


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Future Events

Artist Recital Series: Artemis

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
7:30 pm EDT
Finney Chapel
Hear the sophisticated, soulful, and powerful music making of Artemis , the all-star collective of visionary modern jazz bandleaders and composers—pianist and musical director Renee Rosnes,...

Artist Recital Series: Silkroad Ensemble—Uplifted Voices

Friday, April 26, 2024
7:30 pm EDT
Finney Chapel
The Silkroad Ensemble ’s new program, Uplifted Voices , shines a light on previously under-recognized voices to change our perspectives on the history and migration of music. Audiences will be...

Past Events

Artist Recital Series: The Emerson String Quartet

Friday, September 22, 2023
7:30 pm EDT
Finney Chapel
After 47 years of touring, dozens of recordings, and the highest accolades for their definitive performances of the string quartet literature, the Emerson String Quartet opens the Oberlin Artist...

Artist Recital Series: Seraph Brass

Friday, October 13, 2023
7:30 pm EDT
Finney Chapel
The all-female quintet Seraph Brass —winner of the America Prize in Chamber Music—elevates the excellence of female brass players and highlights musicians from historically marginalized...

Artist Recital Series: Jeremy Denk, piano

Thursday, November 30, 2023
7:30 pm EST
Finney Chapel
Acclaimed pianist, author, and Oberlin alumnus Jeremy Denk ’90 curates a program that unites women composers from the 19th to 21st centuries with pieces by Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms...

Artist Recital Series: Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar

Saturday, February 10, 2024
7:30 pm EST
Finney Chapel
Hear the gospel choir Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar —bringing the sound of uniquely unified voices that transcend boundaries. With original songs and fresh adaptations of gospel,...