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Welcome to Oberlin Stage Left

There's one stage left—and we're making the most of it!

Join us for a series of online programs featuring Oberlin’s own faculty and students, as well as fascinating guests from around the globe.

It will be fun, it’ll be informative, it’ll be distinctly Oberlin. And it will carry us all through the days till we share the music together—in person—again.

Without further ado…please direct your attention Stage Left!

Stage Left Events

Oberlin Large Ensembles

For complete program information, visit our events calendar.
Listing of Conservatory Events by month can be found here.

NEXT EVENT: Saturday, November 28 at 8:30 p.m.
A Thanksgiving Special
Oberlin Conservatory Large Ensembles


This Thanksgiving weekend, Oberlin Stage Left wants to thank you–our virtual audience–by giving you as close to a live Oberlin performance experience as we can! Join us as we step into Finney Chapel to hear Oberlin Orchestra, led by Professor Raphael Jiménez, then let's dash to Warner Concert Hall to hear Oberlin Sinfonietta and Contemporary Music Ensemble, led by Professor Tim Weiss. Tonight's one-time-only broadcast includes works by Nino Rota, Julian Anderson, and Errollyn Wallen.

Saturday Stage Left Large Ensemble performances are presented one time only due to copyright/broadcast restrictions.

Missed previous broadcasts? Use your Backstage Pass access to view selections from previous Large Ensemble broadcasts.

Upcoming Events

New events added weekly

“Oberlin

Saturday, December 5 at 8:30 p.m.
Oberlin Conservatory Large Ensembles

Each Saturday, Oberlin Stage Left will broadcast performances which have been rehearsed and recorded for you, our virtual audience. As an added bonus, presenting online gives us the opportunity to hear insights from some of the composers prior to performances of their works.

Saturday’s concert features performances by the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra led by Professor Raphael Jiménez; Oberlin Sinfonietta led by Professor Tim Weiss; and includes works by Tomàs Peire Serrate, Jesse Jones, Marcos Balter, and Fracis Poulenc.

For complete program information, visit our events calendar.

Saturday Stage Left Large Ensemble performances are presented one time only due to copyright/broadcast restrictions.
“Rhiannon

Thursday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m.
An Evening with Rhiannon Giddens

Oberlin Stage Left presents an evening with Grammy winner, MacArthur Fellowship Genius Grant recipient, Artistic Director of Silkroad, banjo and fiddle player extraordinaire, and Oberlin Conservatory vocal studies alumna, Rhiannon Giddens '00!

Exclusive to Oberlin Stage Left, join us for a performance by Giddens and mult-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi. Professor Jan Miyake hosts a pre-concert conversation about all things banjo and what led to the development of Giddens' immense social consciousness.
“Oberlin

Saturday, December 12 at 8:30 p.m.
Oberlin Conservatory Large Ensembles

Another Saturday evening Large Ensemble broadcast, which has been rehearsed and recorded for you, our virtual audience. Enjoy hearing insights from some of the composers prior to performances of their works.

Saturday’s concert features performances by the Oberlin Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra led by Professor Raphael Jiménez; Contemporary Music Ensemble led by Professor Tim Weiss; and includes works by Paul Desenne, Liam Kaplan '20, and Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari.

For complete program information, visit our events calendar.

Saturday Stage Left Large Ensemble performances are presented one time only due to copyright/broadcast restrictions.
“Beethoven's

Wednesday, December 16 at 12:01 a.m.
Beethoven's Birthday Marathon!

Peter Tákacs and a host of conservatory faculty and alumni team up to present The Beethoven Piano Sonata Marathon, an Oberlin Stage Left performance featuring 17 of the master's sonatas—delivered on the 250th anniversary of his birth.

Visit the LvB250 page for more information.

Use the WATCH link above to see the entire roster of previously-aired Stage Left events, like this recent broadcast:

“Black
Originally aired November 12, 2020

Black Reflections: A Just Future for Black Artists
Christian McBride leads a panel discussion about a just and equitable future for Black artists in concert music.

Use the WATCH link above for your VIP access to this year's Oberlin Conservatory Large Ensemble performances

Backstage Pass performances have been recorded without a live audience while socially distanced and with all COVID-19 restrictions in place.

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