Feature Photo: ‘Other Worlds’

Feature Photo: ‘Other Worlds’

May 9, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance

Contrast Between Beethoven, Brahms Highlighted in Orchestra, Choir Concert

Andrea Goltz
May 9, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

Brahms and Beethoven are not a natural duo on an orchestra program — Brahms accentuates quirkier chords than Beethoven does and is free with musical form and rhythm. Nonetheless, the concert presented by the Arts and Sciences Orchestra, the Oberlin College Choir and the Musical Union in Finney Chapel... Read more »

Aerialists Finish with a Bang in ‘Up In Smoke’

Aerialists Finish with a Bang in ‘Up In Smoke’

Rosie Black, Production Manager
May 9, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Visual Art

“Don’t light things on fire, kids,” College senior and director of the event Samantha Karpinski said, waving to the crowd — as if anyone would take her advice after watching her fearlessly twirl, swallow and spit flames just seconds before. This was the trend last Friday and Saturday night just... Read more »

Intricate Pieces No Problem for Sinfonietta

Clara Shannon
May 9, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

While most students spent Friday night dancing in Wilder Bowl, several of Oberlin’s most talented musicians revived classical music. Oberlin Sinfonietta, under the acclaimed baton of Professor of Conducting Timothy Weiss, closed its season in Warner Concert Hall with a successful performance of pieces... Read more »

Sam Amidon Energizes Folkfest with Wit, Crowd Participation

Olivia Menzer
May 9, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

Sam Amidon may or may not be a time traveler. During the majority of his performance on Friday night at Folkfest, he was undoubtedly a Manifest Destiny, West-Coast-bound pioneer who had lost his wife and children to dysentery, with his oxen next to go. The knowing and aching depth of his voice when singing... Read more »

In Spite of Controversy, Massive Crowd Gathers for Toxicity

In Spite of Controversy, Massive Crowd Gathers for Toxicity

Mary Fischer
May 9, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Music, Recent Stories, Visual Art

Solarity’s latest event, Toxicity, generated nearly as much energy as a nuclear power plant. Despite the controversy surrounding the event concerning its name, hundreds of students flocked to Wilder Bowl last Friday night to see student artwork and dance the night away. The display seemed a far cry... Read more »

Weigl Exhibit Shuns Beauty

Jacob Rivas, Staff Writer
May 9, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Overlooking the value of art in the study of history is a common mistake. While history often focuses on objective investigation, art has the power to inject emotion and beauty from the present into the past, providing an essential dimension to historical events. The Usual Suspects, an exhibition... Read more »

On the Record with Faculty Folk and Country Band Twila and the G’Tarvins

On the Record with Faculty Folk and Country Band Twila and the G’Tarvins

Phoebe Hammer, Arts Editor
May 9, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

This week, the Review sat down with Twila and the G’Tarvins, composed of Chair of the Biology Department and disease ecologist Mary Garvin, her husband, Associate Professor of Biology and behavioral ecologist Keith Tarvin and Twila Colley, the Biology Department’s administrative assistant.... Read more »

Playful Showcase Features Animalistic Aerialists

Playful Showcase Features Animalistic Aerialists

Vida Weisblum, Staff Writer
May 2, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Recent Stories, Visual Art

The disorder of the jungle might seem an unorthodox pairing with the hyper-controlled technique necessary for aerial, but the combination worked wonders in the Circus Safari show held in Hales Gymnasium last Friday evening. The show, in which performers costumed themselves as a separate jungle... Read more »

OC Alumnus Counsels Students on Art, Post-Oberlin Careers

Michelle Polyak, Staff Writer
May 2, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories, Visual Art

Composer, cultural producer and musician Nick Hallett, OC ’97, couldn’t stay away from Oberlin for too long. On Tuesday, April 29, he delivered a talk titled “The Impossible Convention: Hybrid Music-Art Practices in Gotham and Beyond,” which was sponsored by the Alumni Association and the Ellen... Read more »

CS Exhibition Pushes Limits of Technology as Art

CS Exhibition Pushes Limits of Technology as Art

Jacob Rivas
May 2, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories, Visual Art

If the Computer Science Community Art Show were to be described in one word, that word would silently be pulled from the brain by a headset, fed into a seismograph and read as a beautiful array of colored lines. Although the featured artists at the event held on April 26 in Harkness House’s basement... Read more »

On the Record with Organizers of ‘Safe+Sound’ Sexualized Violence Exhibition

On the Record with Organizers of ‘Safe+Sound’ Sexualized Violence Exhibition

Anne Pride-Wilt, Arts Editor
May 2, 2014
Filed under ARTS, On the Record, Visual Art

Last Thursday, multimedia exhibition Safe+Sound went on display in the Tappan Square bandstand to raise awareness of sexualized violence in the Oberlin community. The day before the exhibition, the Review spoke with the event’s organizers, College sophomore Tinni Bhattacharyya... Read more »