punch brothers band on Finney Chapel stage

Artist Recital Series

Since its inception in 1878, Oberlin’s Artist Recital Series has presented more than 1,000 of the world’s acclaimed and accomplished musicians, conductors, orchestras, chamber ensembles, and composers. These artists enhance the arts and culture of Oberlin and northeast Ohio. It is one of the oldest continuing concert series in the United States.

Such stars as Room Full of Teeth, Juan Diego Flórez, Tessa Lark, Punch Brothers, Yo-Yo Ma, Terence Blanchard, and Eugene Ysaÿe have performed under the auspices of the Artist Recital Series. This growing roster is more than an impressive “Who’s Who.” It illuminates the finest of important music, spanning the late 19th century to the present.

Past Events

The Romeros

Artist Recital Series: The Romeros, classical guitar quartet

Sunday, November 18, 2018
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Finney Chapel

Known as "The Royal Family of the Guitar," the Romeros were the world's first classical guitar quartet—and today, nearly six decades later, they remain a phenomenon unlike any...

Marilyn Horne

Artist Recital Series Guest Master Class: Marilyn Horne, voice

Sunday, December 9, 2018
2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Finney Chapel
Webcast Available

Watch the webcast – streamed live at concert time. Heralded mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne returns for her annual master class offered as part of the Oberlin College Artist Recital Series,...

The Doric String Quartet

Artist Recital Series: Doric String Quartet

Friday, February 22, 2019
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Finney Chapel

An Artist Recital Series performance by the Doric String Quartet. Alex Redington, violin Ying Xue, violin Hélène Clément, viola John Myerscough, cello Program: Haydn: String Quartet in B-flat Major,...

Joyce DiDonato

Artist Recital Series: Joyce DiDonato: SONGPLAY

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Finney Chapel

Tickets: $35 public, $30 seniors, military, OC staff, faculty, and alumni, $10 students ( purchase tickets ) Location: Finney Chapel ( directions ) She has been called “perhaps the most potent...

Alexandre Tharaud

Artist Recital Series: The Spring Quartet

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
7:30 pm
Finney Chapel

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! The Spring Quartet is an all-star ensemble that spans three generations and a universe of styles. These artists lay claim to virtually every major accolade a jazz musician can...