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Subscriptions for 2014-15 Artist Recital Series on Sale Now

August 19, 2014

By Erich Burnett

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Piano virtuoso Garrick Ohlsson, the dynamic amplified ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars, and the return of Oberlin alumni pianist Jeremy Denk with the Cleveland Orchestra highlight a spectacular lineup of performers in the 2014-15 Artist Recital Series.

Subscription packages for the Artist Recital Series, including preferred seating throughout the 2014-15 season, are just $190—a savings of $5 per concert. Subscriptions for Oberlin alumni, faculty and staff, and senior citizens are $150, and all student subscriptions are just $50.

Through September 12, new subscribers to the Artist Recital Series can buy one subscription and get the second one free! And for a limited time you can Pick 3: choose any three concerts on the 2014-15 Artist Recital Series and save $10 on the total price of your tickets.

Subscriptions and Pick 3 packages are available now by phone (800-371-0178), online (, and at Oberlin's Central Ticket Service at 67 North Main Street. Individual tickets, ranging from $10 to $35, go on sale beginning Monday, September 15.

An Oberlin tradition dating to 1878, the Artist Recital Series is one of the oldest continuing concert series in the United States. Since its inception, more than 1,000 of the world’s most accomplished musicians, conductors, chamber ensembles, and orchestras have graced the stage of historic Finney Chapel.

The 2014-15 season opens on Tuesday, September 30, with the Calder Quartet, heralded as “one of America’s great string quartets” by the Los Angeles Times. Beginning at 8 p.m., the performance will serve as the launch of the quartet’s two-year residency at the conservatory.

The season concludes April 24 with the Cleveland Orchestra’s annual visit to Oberlin—this year joined for the first time by Oberlin’s own Jeremy Denk, Musical America’s 2014 Instrumentalist of the Year and winner of a coveted MacArthur “genius” grant.

The complete 2014-15 season is as follows:

The Calder Quartet: 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 30. Celebrating the launch of their two-year Oberlin residency.

Garrick Ohlsson: 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 10. A leading exponent of the music of Chopin, pianist Ohlsson boasts an astonishing range of repertoire.

St. Lawrence String Quartet: 8 p.m. Friday, February 20. The prolific ensemble specializes in traditional repertoire and adventuresome modern compositions.

Bang on a Can All-Stars: 8 p.m. Saturday, February 28. An amplified amalgam of sounds that span a world of influences and explore new sonic frontiers.

John Relyea & Warren Jones: 8 p.m. Thursday, April 2. 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.

Jennifer Koh: 4 p.m. Sunday, April 12. A violinist with a passion for Bach, the 1997 Oberlin graduate has been called “superbly gifted” by the New York Times.

The Cleveland Orchestra: 8 p.m. Friday, April 24. Conducted by Susanna Mälkki, the orchestra will be joined for the first time by Oberlin’s own Jeremy Denk ’90, piano.

IN ADDITION TO THE ARTIST RECITAL SERIES: Each year, special guests are invited to campus for events presented in conjunction with the Artist Recital Series. In 2014-15, we are pleased to welcome opera legend Marilyn Horne and the Billy Hart Quartet.

Made possible through the generosity of philanthropist Stephen Rubin, Marilyn Horne's visit will feature public master classes in Finney Chapel on Friday and Sunday, November 14 and 16. Each class costs $5 to attend, but is free to Artist Recital Series subscribers.

On Saturday, March 14, Oberlin will host a special concert in Finney Chapel with the Billy Hart Quartet, a New York City ensemble named for Oberlin’s esteemed associate professor of jazz. Tickets are $15, with discounts available for students, seniors, and Oberlin College staff.

Complete information on the Artist Recital Series and other 2014-15 programming at Oberlin can be found at

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