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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

Bernhardsson, Bowlin, and dePasquale

NEXT EVENT: Friday, October 30 at 8:30 p.m.
Violin Faculty Recital: Selected Works of William Grant Still


Tune in for this live-streamed concert from Oberlin's Warner Concert Hall as violinists Sibbi Bernhardsson, David Bowlin, and Francesca dePasquale present a selection of works for violin and piano by Black composer William Grant Still. The program, accompanied by James Howsmon and Haewon Song, includes Pastorela, Suite for Violin and Piano, and Blues from Lenox Avenue (arr. Kaufmann).

Performer's Corner: Listen to the musicians talk about their upcoming program.

For complete program information, visit our events calendar.

Upcoming Events

New events added weekly

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Saturday, October 31 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 Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra led by Professor Raphael Jiménez; Oberlin Sinfonietta and Contemporary Music Ensemble led by Professor Tim Weiss; and includes works by Andrea Tarrodi, Jeff Scott, Michael Frazier, and Jessie Montgomery. The final piece on this concert, Jessie Montgomery's Banner, is preceded by an introductory message from Oberlin College President Carmen Twillie Ambar.

For complete program information, visit our events calendar.

Saturday Stage Left Large Ensemble performances are presented one time only due to copyright/broadcast restrictions. Use your Backstage Pass access to view selections from previous Large Ensemble broadcasts.
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Friday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Oberlin Opera Theater: Two Phones and One Big Experiment

Oberlin will present its first-ever fully virtual opera: a double bill of Gian Carlo Menotti’s frothy comedy The Telephone and Francis Poulenc’s dire drama La voix humaine (“The Human Voice”). They will debut at 7:30 p.m. preceded by a brief discussion featuring Goldberg and members of his cast and crew. The opera will remain available for viewing on demand through November 13.

Read the online article: Two Phones and One Big Experiment.
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Saturday, November 7 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 Stage Left Large Ensemble performances are presented one time only due to copyright/broadcast restrictions. Use your Backstage Pass access to view selections from previous Large Ensemble broadcasts.

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

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Originally aired October 8, 2020

Black Reflections: Experiences of Black Artists
Moderator Steven Banks talks about the experiences of Black musicians in concert music with Joseph Conyers, Nkeiru Okoye, and Ann Hobson Pilot.

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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