Robin Eubanks Mass Line Big Band (photocredit: Walter Novak)

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 Alicia de Larrocha, Robin Eubanks, Juan Diego Flórez, Denyce Graves, 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.

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Past Events


Artist Recital Series: Punch Brothers

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Finney Chapel

The Punch Brothers bluegrass quintet makes its first appearance on the Artist Recital Series, and its first campus gig since mandolinist Chris Thile became host of public radio’s A Prairie Home...

An Artist Recital Series performance by Benjamin Grosvenor, piano. The ARS performance will be followed by a Q&A session in the chapel with Grosvenor, moderated by Professor of Piano Robert...


Artist Recital Series: Roomful of Teeth

8:00 pm
Finney Chapel

The vocal ensemble's one-of-a-kind Oberlin performance will serve as a homecoming for member Dashon Burton ’05 and will include Caroline Shaw's "Partita for 8 Voices" and a...


Artist Recital Series: Brentano String Quartet

8:00 pm
Finney Chapel

An Artist Recital Series performance by the Brentano String Quartet. Misha Amory, viola Serena Canin, violin Nina Lee, cello Mark Steinberg, violin Program: Carlo Gesualdo: Three Madrigals (from Book...


Guest Master Class: Marilyn Horne Master Classes

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Finney Chapel
Webcast Available

Watch the webcast! This event will be streamed live at the time of the event. Heralded mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne returns for her 13th annual master classes offered as part of the Oberlin College...