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Originally aired February 4, 2021
Black History Month: A Celebration of Black Artistry
Associate Dean Chris Jenkins introduces Oberlin Conservatory's series of Black History Month events and revisits the celebration of Black Artistry on Oberlin Stage Left. Click here to read more.
Originally aired February 6, 2021
Symposium: Decentering the Canon in the Conservatory
Professor Steven Plank introduces moderator Associate Dean Chris Jenkins for a panel discussion about the place of the canon in the conservatory with Professors Naomi André, Loren Kajikawa, Imani Mosley, and Kira Thurman.
Originally aired January 29, 2021
The Red Herring Conversations: Chris Eldridge and Ed Helms
Alums Chris Eldridge and Ed Helms ruminate about their Oberlin roots, and more, in this edition of The Red Herring Conversations.
Originally aired December 16, 2020
Beethoven's Birthday Marathon
Peter Takács and friends perform 17 of Beethoven's Piano Sonatas celebrating the 250th anniversary of the master's birth.
Originally aired December 10 , 2020
An Evening with Rhiannon Giddens
Grammy winner Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi perform following a conversation with Professor Jan Miyake about all things banjo and what led to the development of Giddens' immense social consciousness.
Originally aired November 12, 2020
Black Reflections: A Just Future for Black Artists
Christian McBride, joined by Afton Battle, Toni-Marie Montgomery, Joy Payton-Stevens, and Titus Underwood, leads a panel discussion about a just and equitable future for Black artists in concert music.
Originally aired October 8, 2020
Black Reflections: Experiences of Black Artists
Moderator Steven Banks leads a discussion about the experiences of Black musicians in concert music with Joseph Conyers, Ann Hobson Pilot, and Nkeiru Okoye.
Originally aired September 10, 2020
Black Reflections: Contributions of Black Artists
Moderator Chi-chi Nwanoku talks about the often overlooked contributions of Black musicians to concert music throughout history with Aaron Diehl, Aaron Dworkin, Fredara Hadley, and Tammy Kernodle.
Originally aired August 20, 2020
So You Think You're in Sync? Latency Solutions for Real-Time Virtual Performance
Director of Vocal Ensembles Gregory Ristow and Assistant Professor of Voice Kendra Colton explain sound latency and demonstrate real-time musical collaboration over the internet.
Originally aired August 13, 2020
Stay On It : A Physically Distanced Ensemble Experience
Contemporary music division director Tim Weiss presents a virtual performance recorded in 29 homes across the country and discusses how the concept of ‘‘ensemble’’ has taken on a different meaning during 2020.
Originally aired August 6, 2020
Meet and Greet: Verona Quartet
Meet the ensemble members in conversation with violin professor Sibbi Bernhardsson, as they chat about their selections for this performance, which includes works by Beethoven, Adolphe, and Janáček (plus a little bluegrass!).
Originally aired July 30, 2020
Associate Dean Chris Jenkins, pianist Dianna White-Gould ’85, and vocalist Matthew Jones perform music by Oberlin-connected Black composers. Jenkins chats with H. Leslie Adams ’55 and discusses the Black Lives Matter movement with White-Gould and Jones.
Originally aired July 23, 2020
Masked But Not Muted
New violin faculty member Francesca dePasquale and viola professor Kirsten Docter ’92 discuss chamber music collaboration during COVID-19. Pianist Adam Golka joins for a performance of Brahms’ Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 40.
Originally aired August 20, 2020
Arts Bar None
Professor of Music Education Jody Kerchner joins former Oberlin Music at Grafton student choir assistants and Oberlin Strings facilitators to discuss how their community outreach at Grafton Correctional Institution has fostered new understandings for those on both sides of the bars.
Originally aired July 9, 2020
Oberlin Arts and Sciences Orchestra Keeps Poulenc in the Family
Assistant Professor of Conducting Tiffany Chang ’09 chats with members of OASO and guest soloists Oberlin Professor Alvin Chow and his twin brother, Alan Chow, from a performance of Poulenc’s Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra.
Originally aired July 2, 2020
Reviving Copland‘s Neglected Sonata
Copland's Sonata for Violin and Piano featuring violin professor David Bowlin and pianist Tony Cho, following a discussion about the work with Bowlin and teacher of music journalism Mike Telin.
Originally aired June 25, 2020
Where Pipe Dreams Come True
Organ professors Jonathan Moyer and Christa Rakich and curator David Kazimir discuss Oberlin’s expansive organ collection.
Originally aired June 18, 2020
Baroque and Beyond
Former students Ruby Brallier MM ’19 and Rebecca Landell Reed ’11 join retiring Associate Professor Catharina Meints as they discuss a shared love of historical performance and enjoy excerpts from Meints‘flutist 2019-20 performances.
Originally aired June 11, 2020
Explorations of Difference, Injustice, and Loss: Music of Valerie Coleman
Associate professor Alexa Still and pianist Evan Hines perform works by flutist and composer Valerie Coleman and end with a discussion about American race relations.
Originally aired June 4, 2020
TIMARA in Motion
Oberlin professors Peter Swendsen, Tom Lopez and Aurie Hsu feature electroacoustic composition with movement in this TIMARA show-and-tell.
Originally aired May 28, 2020
Does Beethoven Matter?
Oberlin faculty Peter Takács (piano), Jesse Jones (composition), and Annemarie Sammartino (history) delve into Beethoven‘s iconic identity and the enduring popularity of his music.
Originally aired May 21, 2020
Surround Sound, Oberlin Style
Excerpts from Oberlin’s 2018 ‘‘prism concert’’ following a greeting from Oberlin College President Carmen Twillie Ambar, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences David Kamitsuka, and Dean of the Conservatory Bill Quillen.
Originally aired May 19, 2020
Making Sense of Pandemic Academics
Oberlin Faculty Moyer, Jolly, McDonald, and Still discuss their shared experiences and what they‘ve learned so far in virtual teaching during a pandemic.
Originally aired May 14, 2020
Beat the Blues with Broadway: SETH RUDETSKY EDITION!
Seth Rudetsky ’88 shares stories only the Broadway insiders know in this special edition of BBB hosted by Jamie O’Leary and Chris Mirto.
Originally aired May 12, 2020
‘‘Dance of the Woodwinds’’ with Sarah Gibson
In a conversation with Oberlin‘s Tim Weiss, composer Sarah Gibson discusses her inspiration for Pas de deux, which is followed by Oberlin Sinfonietta’s performance of the piece.
Originally aired May 10, 2020
Rites of Spring
Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture by the Oberlin Orchestra prior to its 2016 appearance at Chicago’s Symphony Center followed by Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.
Originally aired May 7, 2020
All That Jazz with Fortner, Hall, and Ferrazza
Professors Bobby Ferrazza and La Tanya Hall chat with Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist Sullivan Fortner ’08 before footage of Oberlin Sonny Rollins Jazz Ensemble at Dizzy’s Club in NYC.
Originally aired May 5, 2020
What Does it Mean to be a ‘‘World Musician?’’
Composer Osvaldo Golijov joins conductor Raphael Jiménez for a wide-ranging conversation exploring what it means to be a ‘‘world musician.’’
Originally aired May 3, 2020
Oberlin Remembers Kent State
Gregory Ristow ‘01 and Helen Paxton ‘73 reflect on the 1970 Kent State shootings, followed by the archival performance of Mozart’s Requiem Mass at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
Originally aired April 30, 2020
Oberlin Sinfonietta Performs Kati Agócs' Vessel
Composer Kati Agócs discusses Vessel with conductor Timothy Weiss before Oberlin Sinfonietta presents the 2011 work recorded in Warner Concert Hall.
Originally aired April 28, 2020
David Bowlin and Tony Cho Perform Strauss‘s Violin Sonata
Professor David Bowlin and pianist Tony Cho perform Richard Strauss’ warmly romantic Sonata for Violin and Piano. Introduction of the piece by Bowlin.
Originally aired April 26, 2020
Story Time with The Sneetches and Oberlin Orchestra
A family friendly broadcast of Oberlin’s 2013 release of Dr. Seuss’ The Sneetches, featuring an introduction from Professor Steven Plank.
Originally aired April 23, 2020
Rands at Oberlin Pre-Release Listening Session
Celebrating the release of Oberlin Music’s Concerto for English Horn and Orchestra with Professor Robert Walters and composer Bernard Rands.
Originally aired April 21, 2020
Beat the Blues with Broadway!
Professors Jamie O‘Leary and Chris Mirto lead a virtual celebration of reasons why it's a good day to be fabulous—even in the era of COVID-19.
Originally aired April 19, 2020
Interview with the film Composed’s Rachael Lander
Flute professor Alexa Still leads a discussion with cellist Rachael Lander. View COMPOSED .
Originally aired April 16, 2020
Biographer Peter Carlin Talks Brian Wilson and More
Ethnomusicology professor Kathryn Metz leads a discussion with rock music biographer Peter Carlin.
Originally aired April 14, 2020
Yolanda Kondonassis Performs Ginastera
Discussion and performance related to Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera.
Originally aired March 23, 2020
Oberlin Conservatory Chops Challenge
Multiple chefs, three mystery ingredients, and a virtual pantry. Who will make an unforgettable musical dish before time runs out...?