The Conservatory's season-opening festival features concerts, symposiums, sporting events, and more taking place throughout Saturday and Sunday, October 9 and 10. Programs draw upon resources from across the campus, including conservatory musicians, college and conservatory faculty, student athletes, and the Allen Memorial Art Museum.
Conservatory visitors are asked to enter the complex through either Bibbins Hall’s east entrance (off College Place, across from the Oberlin College Bookstore) or the Conservatory Lounge’s west entrance (off S. Professor St., adjacent to the Conservatory Pond). All other entrances will be closed to the public.
Faculty Recital IV: Music by Beglarian, Ravel, Bacewicz, Lobo, and Roditi with readings of poetry ranging from the classic to the contemporary.
Performers include flutist Alexa Still (Eve Beglarian’s I will not be sad in this world for flute and electronics), baritone Timothy LeFebvre and pianist Peter Takács (Ravel’s Don Quichotte à Dulcinée), the Verona Quartet with pianist Scott Cuellar (Grażyna Bacewicz’s Piano Quintet No. 1), and an ensemble featuring faculty trombonist Jay Ashby and percussionists Jamey Haddad and Pablo Rieppi, alongside guest percussionist Dylan Moffitt and student musicians from the conservatory’s Performance and Improvisation program (performing works by Edu Lobo and Claudio Roditi). Between selections in the program, creative writing professor Robin Beth Schaer will recite poetry related to the festival’s themes, penned by poets ranging from the classic to the contemporary.
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.