Event

Fridays at Finney: Oberlin Orchestra and Contemporary Music Ensemble

Date, time, location

Date
Friday, October 29, 2021
Time
7:30 pm
Location

Finney Chapel

90 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

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Additional details

Cost
Free admission

Watch the webcast  – streamed live at concert time.

The Oberlin Orchestra and Contemporary Music Ensemble will take the stage in Finney Chapel to perform under the direction of Timothy Weiss and Raphael Jiménez at 7:30 pm. Guest performers include NEXUS Chamber MusicAmy Owens, soprano; Robert Walters, English horn; and Jacqui Armbruster, alto/viola soloist.*

Program:

Through Which We Flow (2017)       Jessica Meyer (b. 1974)

NEXUS Chamber Music Musicians
Brian Hong, violin
Rannveig (Ranni) Marta Sarc, violin
Chloé Thominet, viola
Alexander Hersh, cello
Oberlin Orchestra

 

Stardust* (World Premiere/2021)      Augusta Read Thomas (b. 1964)

Robert Walters, English horn

NEXUS Chamber Music Musicians

* Licensor: NIMBUS MUSIC PUBLISHING

 

Notes on Becoming (Premiere/2021)       Benjamin Martin* (b. 1998)

      i am

      blue

      open

Jacqui Armbruster, alto/viola soloist*

Contemporary Music Ensemble

 

- Intermission -

 

Concerto Grosso (2015)       Michael Foumai (b. 1987)

Oberlin Orchestra

 

Toys (or The wonderful world of Clara) (2008)   Tebogo Monnakgotla (b. 1972)

Contemporary Music Ensemble

 

Of Being is a Bird (Emily Dickinson Settings) (2015)     Read Thomas

      I. Of Being is a Bird

      — Interlude — “flock of birds”

      II. The most triumphant Bird I ever knew or met

Amy Owens, soprano

Contemporary Music Ensemble

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*Jacqui Armbruster is a dynamic violist, guitarist, and singer/songwriter from Allentown, PA. She is currently pursuing her BM in Viola Performance at Oberlin Conservatory with Kirsten Docter. Through her various musical outlets, Armbruster has studied under and collaborated with a wide range of artists including David Kim, Diane Monroe, Adriana Linares and The Dali Quartet, Leo Genovese, Malika Tirolien, Chico Pinheiro, Weedie Braimah, and Layth Sidiq. She was the recipient of the Theodore Presser Undergraduate Award in the 2020-2021 school year for her “high academic and musical accomplishments, leadership, and citizenship.” Outside of Oberlin, Armbruster leads her band The Witherbees, who released their second album, “love letter” in June of this year. In her free time, she is a devout plant mom and passionate consumer of coffee.

*Benjamin T. Martin is in his fifth year at Oberlin Conservatory studying composition with Jihyun Kim and voice with Salvatore Champagne. Recent engagements include a commission from VIVO Music Festival in Columbus, a commission from the NOYO Sinfonietta Orchestra, and a new work for the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble. Martin has also studied composition at Brevard Summer Music festival, the EAMA Nadia Boulanger Institute in Paris, and has participated in the Cortona Sessions for New Music.

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Oberlin recommends attendance for vaccinated people. Everyone is required to wear a mask indoors at all times. Anyone with symptoms should refrain from attending campus events. Oberlin policies are subject to change based on evolving public health recommendations.

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