The orchestra and choir fill the stage in Finney Chapel.

Oberlin in NYC 2023

In preparation for their New York engagement at Carnegie Hall in January 2023, the Oberlin Orchestra and conservatory choral ensembles—Oberlin College Choir, Musical Union, and Gospel Choir—performed the program at Finney Chapel in October 2022.
Photo credit: Yevhen Gulenko

The Oberlin Conservatory of Music is a world leader in the training of professional musicians. On January 19 and 20, 2023, Oberlin ensembles—orchestral, choral, and jazz—along with guest soloists and speakers, will present notable performances and a panel discussion in New York City’s iconic venues.

Thursday, January 19, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Audiences are invited to an important panel discussion with noted musicologists, music theorists, and choral specialists about R. Nathaniel Dett’s 1932 oratorio, The Ordering of Moses, at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center. 

Thursday, January 19, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

Hear the Oberlin Sonny Rollins Jazz Ensemble, led by Bobby Ferrazza, at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Lincoln Center.

Friday, January 20, 8 p.m.

Oberlin’s orchestra and choral ensembles along with four featured vocal soloists, conducted by Raphael Jiménez, will share the stage at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, in a program that features R. Nathaniel Dett’s The Ordering of Moses.

Event Details

Panel Discussion

Explorations of Political, Religious, and Cultural Content in R. Nathaniel Dett's The Ordering of Moses

Thursday, January 19
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center

The Oberlin Sonny Rollins Jazz Ensemble

Bobby Ferrazza, director

Thursday, January 19
Two sets at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center

Orchestra and Choral Ensembles

The Oberlin Orchestra and Conservatory Choral Ensembles

Friday, January 20 at 8 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

Preview Performance

In preparation for their New York engagement at Carnegie Hall, the Oberlin Orchestra with the Oberlin Choir, Musical Union, and Gospel Choir will perform the complete program in Oberlin's Finney Chapel at 7:30 p.m. on January 17 with soloists soprano Chabrelle Williams '09, mezzo-soprano Ronnita Miller, tenor Limmie Pulliam '98, and baritone Eric Greene. This concert will also be streamed live.

Orchestra conductor viewed from the strings section.

Conductor Raphael Jiménez with the Oberlin Orchestra.

Photo credit: Yevhen Gulenko
Concert hall stage with man shaking hand of concertmaster and orchestra behind.

Guest composer Iván Enrique Rodríguez congratulates the orchestra after the performance of his work, A Metaphor for Power.

Photo credit: Yevhen Gulenko
A male solo singer performs with an orchestra.

Guest tenor and Oberlin alumnus Limmie Pulliam ’98, performing the role of Moses in R. Nathaniel Dett's The Ordering of Moses.

Photo credit: Yevhen Gulenko

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