Oberlin Orchestra Welcomes New Students—and Everyone Else—to Experience Music at the Conservatory

September 11, 2017

By Erich Burnett

flyer announcing orchestra concert

September 15 program includes an interactive performance, the conducting debut of President Carmen Twillie Ambar, and more.

Raphael Jiménez, associate professor of conducting and director of Oberlin Orchestras, invites students and community members to an introductory concert to kick off the 2017-2018 large ensemble performance season at Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music—the most musical campus in America.

The free concert, "So May I Introduce to You…," takes place at 8 p.m. Friday, September 15, in Finney Chapel. It is intended as an interactive experience in which Jiménez and his orchestra musicians will guide the audience through a performance of Silvestre Revueltas’ vibrant composition Sensemayá.

Other highlights of the evening include the conducting debut of Carmen Twillie Ambar, the 15th president of Oberlin College, and a preconcert fanfare presented by the Oberlin Trombone Choir. The fun begins at 7:15 p.m. with cider and donuts on the plaza outside Finney Chapel.

The festivities will be hosted by Cory McGee ’18 and Jesse Mashburn ’18, the stars of WOBC’s Making CONnections, the official radio program of Oberlin Conservatory.

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