Tuesday, September 19, 2017
8:00 pm
Warner Concert Hall

77 W. College St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

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A performance by the Oberlin Sinfonietta conducted by Timothy Weiss, with tenor soloist Nicholas Music ’18, faculty soloist Kirsten Docter ’92, viola, and John Liberatore, composer-in-residence.


John Liberatore: Hold back thy hours (2012)

   while I sleep

   Lo, thy streams

   Violets pluck’d

   'till we have done

Nicholas Music '18, tenor


Stephen Mackey: Ground Swell (2007)

   Approach by Sea

   The Fertile Hillside

   Thin Air

   Peak Experience

   Over the Top

   Running Downhill

   Sailing Away

Kirsten Docter '92, viola


John Adams: Chamber Symphony (1992)

   Mongrel Airs                                                                               

   Aria with Walking Bass



Read more about Kirsten Docter

Read more about John Liberatore

Tenor Nicholas Music ’18 hails from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Now in his fifth year of studies in Oberlin’s double-degree program, he is pursuing degrees in voice performance under the tutelage of Timothy LeFebvre and computer science. Cleveland Classical has called him, “vocally splendid” as well as a “fine actor.” He has performed principle roles in both winter term and Mainstage productions, including le Mari in Les mamelles de Tirésias and il Podestá in La finta giardiniera. He will also perform the role of Basilio in Oberlin’s fall production of Le Nozze di Figaro.

Chamber music has been a love of Musics’ as well, and he has enjoyed collaborating with his peers in diverse settings performing on acoustic guitar and flute. He recently appeared with Oberlin’s Contemporary Music Ensemble in a performance of Tituli by Steven Hartke.

To supplement his vocal studies, Music has spent several summers music directing for StageGR of Grand Rapids, MI. In addition, he has been on the production team of eight musicals including Fame, Willy Wonka, and Bring it on!




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