Visits by pianist András Schiff, violinist Christian Tetzlaff, and the Miró Quartet highlight an outstanding lineup for the 2015-16 Artist Recital Series.
An Oberlin tradition since 1878, the Artist Recital Series is one of the oldest continuing concert series in the United States and a cornerstone of Oberlin’s annual arts offerings. Since the series’ inception, more than 1,000 of the world’s most accomplished musicians, conductors, orchestras, and chamber ensembles have graced the stage of historic Finney Chapel on the campus of Oberlin College and Conservatory.
The new season opens Sunday, September 27, with a concert featuring three standout pianists from the International Piano Academy Lake Como, an exclusive training ground for the world’s finest young musicians. The 7:30 p.m. performance commemorates a unique partnership that will enable Oberlin to serve as the North American home of the Como Academy beginning in fall 2016.
The complete 2015-16 season is as follows:
Lake Como Academy Pianists (7:30 p.m. Sunday, September 27)
Christian Tetzlaff, violin (8 p.m. Friday, October 30) Known for his musical integrity, technical assurance, and intelligent, compelling interpretations, Tetzlaff is internationally recognized as one of the most important violinists performing today.
John Relyea, baritone, and Warren Jones, piano (8 p.m. Wednesday, February 3) Relyea is a celebrated bass-baritone with credits in the world’s top opera houses; Jones was named 2010 Collaborative Pianist of the Year by Musical America.
András Schiff, piano (8 p.m. Friday, February 12) World-renowned and critically acclaimed as a pianist, conductor, pedagogue, and lecturer, Schiff has been heralded for his “singing tone, elegantly shaped phrases and exquisite contrapuntal detailing." (Los Angeles Times)
Miró Quartet (8 p.m. Thursday, March 10) Now in its 18th year, the Miró Quartet is consistently praised for its deeply musical interpretations, exciting performances, and thoughtful programming.
Robin Eubanks and the Mass Line Big Band (8 p.m. Sunday, March 13) Eubanks, professor of jazz trombone and jazz composition, brings together more than a dozen of his colleagues for an evening of lively big band jazz.
The Cleveland Orchestra (4 p.m. Sunday, April 17) Conducted by Jane Glover, the orchestra will be joined by flutist Joshua Smith and Oberlin’s own harp professor Yolanda Kondonassis. The program will feature Mozart’s Concerto in C Major for Flute and Harp.
In addition to these concerts, we are pleased once again to welcome opera legend Marilyn Horne. Made possible through the generosity of philanthropist Stephen Rubin, Horne's visit will feature public master classes in Finney Chapel at 8 p.m. Friday, February 19, and 2 p.m. Sunday, February 21. Each session costs $5 to attend, but is free to Artist Recital Series subscribers, students, and Oberlin staff.
Subscriptions to the Artist Recital Series—including full season and Pick 3 packages—are available now. Individual tickets for the Artist Recital Series go on sale Monday, September 14. Discounts are available for students, seniors, and Oberlin faculty, staff, and alumni
Complete information on the Artist Recital Series and other 2015-16 programming at Oberlin can be found at oberlin.edu/artsguide.
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