Birenbaum Space intended to unite campus and community.
August 24, 2016
Julie Gulenko '15
Upon the completion of the gleaming new Hotel at Oberlin this summer, construction began underground for the conservatory’s latest venue: the William and Helen Birenbaum Innovation and Performance Space. A meeting and teaching space, a jazz club, and an intimate concert hall in one, the subterranean facility was designed to link the creative energies of the conservatory, college, and community. Take a look at the aerial blueprint of the sleek space and progress photos taken on August 12, 2016.
Oberlin piano professor and avowed Beethoven devotee Peter Takács will be bringing the composer’s 10 violin sonatas to Kulas Recital Hall over the course of three concerts this academic year. The first edition, on Sunday, December 11, features three violinists on Oberlin’s faculty—Sibbi Bernhardsson and Verona Quartet violinists Jonathan Ong and Dorothy Ro—and guest artist Daniel Stepner.