On the Record with Gregory Walker, Classical Violinist

Colin Roshak
October 31, 2014
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Violinist Gregory Walker is visiting this week to work with the Oberlin Orchestra as it prepares “Poeme for Violin and Orchestra,” a piece composed by his father, George Walker, OC ’41. Walker spoke to the Review about his career as a violinist and his relationship with his father. Colin... Read more »

Feature Photo: Sam Moss at the Cat

Feature Photo: Sam Moss at the Cat

Mike Plotz
October 31, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

New England–based songwriter and guitarist Sam Moss performed Monday at the Cat in the Cream. His program consisted of a variety of original and traditional folk songs, and Moss’s casual style... Read more »

Conservatory To Honor Iconic German Composer

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
October 31, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

A cast of Conservatory voice majors will present their long-awaited fall opera, Street Scene, by famous German composer Kurt Weill, next week as part of a series of events called Weill Week. The week will also include a film screening, academic talks about Weill and an orchestral performance... Read more »

Alt Lit Poets Contrast Deadpan Delivery with Raw Content

Alt Lit Poets Contrast Deadpan Delivery with Raw Content

Liam McLean, Staff Writer
October 31, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry, Recent Stories

“My desire to meticulously catalog all of my relationships in writing is more important to me than the relationship itself,” said Mira Gonzalez, reading from her essay “Why You Don’t Want to Date Me” at a reading at the Cat in the Cream Tuesday night, delivering frank disclaimers to any hypothetical... Read more »

Fincher Upholds Reputation with Latest Film

Clark Sacktor
October 31, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Dark and suspenseful, David Fincher’s Gone Girl will resonate with viewers long after they leave the theater. Fincher, who also directed the iconic Fight Club and Academy Award–winning The Social Network, adapted Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel of the same name. The... Read more »

Music, Dance, Theater Intersect in Arts Workshop

Music, Dance, Theater Intersect in Arts Workshop

Tristan Cimini
October 31, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

The Fourth Wall, a performing trio which integrates music, theater, dance and other artistic disciplines, discussed its unique creative process in a workshop on Oct. 28 in Bibbins Hall. The group’s members, trombonist C. Neil Parsons, OC ’98, flutist Hilary Abigana and percussionist Greg Jukes, have... Read more »

Argentine Trio Performs Cohesive, Expressive Set

Argentine Trio Performs Cohesive, Expressive Set

Chen Liang
October 10, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

The Tami Tango Trio shattered expectations the moment it walked off the stage at the Cat in the Cream to roam through the audience while performing. This was just one in a series of spectacles that blended theatricality, expressive dance and traditional tango music during the Argentine ensemble’s Sunday... Read more »

Slam Poetry Gains Momentum on Campus

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
October 10, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Literature & Poetry

Oberlin’s student-run slam poetry organization, known as OSlam!, is undergoing a critical transformation to manage an overwhelming interest in slam poetry on campus. Last year’s OSlam! participants began auditions Thursday to select finalists for eight additional spots on their performance team,... Read more »

Conservatory Hires Jessen to Aid in Career Development

Conservatory Hires Jessen to Aid in Career Development

Colin Roshak
October 10, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

Ready and willing to help prepare Conservatory students for their professional careers, bassoonist Dana Jessen assumed the position of director of professional development at the Conservatory on Oct. 1. Jessen views her job as a resource for students looking to begin to cultivate their professional... Read more »

Feature Photo: Art Spiegelman at Convocation

Feature Photo: Art Spiegelman at Convocation

Jeremy Reynolds, Arts Editor
October 10, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories

Cartoonist Art Spiegelman peers over the shoulder of saxophonist Phillip Johnston during their joint convocation, titled “Wordless!”, in Finney Chapel Wednesday. Despite technical difficulties, the pair combined their respective art forms in a display of collaborative mastery. Spiegelman is best... Read more »

Art Conservation Class Emphasizes Analytical Processes

Aviva Blonder, Staff Writer
October 10, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features

A team of art conservators is currently working meticulously to clean and conserve Frederick J. Wiley’s 1917 painting of a mass, known as “King Sculpture Court,” which completely covers the Allen Memorial Art Muesum’s main ceiling. Heather Galloway, visiting professor of Art History and one of... Read more »

BYWAY Highlights Cohesive Array of Faculty Art

BYWAY Highlights Cohesive Array of Faculty Art

Sophie Kemp
October 10, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

“The Future is in the Lobby” is an appropriate title for the first piece of art to welcome visitors into the Richard D. Baron ’64 Art Gallery for the faculty exhibit BYWAY. Assistant Professor of integrated media Julia Christensen’s 3-D printed sculpture exemplifies the innovative talent... Read more »