Zimbabwean Soundscapes Captivate

Colin Roshak
September 19, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

A world-famous musician performed in Kulas Recital Hall Monday night, yet you may not have know about it. Mbira virtuoso Fradreck Mujuru and his collaborator Erica Azim took the stage, delivering an evening of Zimbabwean music that transported concertgoers to a country with a rich musical history. Having... Read more »

Hyman to Bring Shakespeare’s Roman Plays Back to Italy

Aviva Blonder, Staff Writer
September 19, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features

All roads lead to Rome, particularly for eight students this Winter Term. Associate Professor of English Wendy Hyman has organized an excursion to Rome in January for interested applicants to study three of Shakespeare’s five Roman plays in Italy’s capital city. According to Hyman, those selected... Read more »

Honor Code Aids Resolution of Art Rental Debacle

Honor Code Aids Resolution of Art Rental Debacle

Louise Edwards, Staff Writer
September 19, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

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Eubanks Traces, Explores Unconventional Sounds

Liam McLean, Staff Writer
September 19, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

Bryan Eubanks, despite what some listeners may assume, does not aim to transgress. His intention is not to push boundaries. Instead, he describes his development as an electronic artist as an organic evolution from his original work with acoustic instruments — primarily the soprano saxophone — to... Read more »

Performance of Piazzolla Turns to Discussion of Rare Autoimmune Disease

Rory O'Donaghue
September 19, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

Allison Boyt, OC ’09, doesn’t let much get in the way of her music. After a rare autoimmune disease struck the violinist at an early age, she founded a nonprofit awareness project that she calls the Violin 4 Vasculitis initiative. Boyt held an informational session in Stull Recital Hall Tuesday. She... Read more »

SZA Delivers Vibrant, Playful Performance

Sam Winward
September 19, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

A $15 ticket can be tough to justify on a college budget, but at 10 p.m. last Friday, 20 minutes before the ’Sco doors were set to open, tickets to see the altR&B and neo-jazz singer SZA had already sold out. Perhaps the young New Jersey native’s association with independent record label Top... Read more »

A Most Wanted Man Features Stellar Cast

Clark Sacktor, Columnist
September 19, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

A Most Wanted Man, which aired briefly at the Apollo Theatre this past week, has a surprisingly straightforward plot for a thriller. Directed by Anton Corbijn, the film is an adaptation of the eponymous book by John le Carré, author of The Constant Gardener and Tinker Tailor Soldier... Read more »

On the Record with Alumni Band SUN SPEAK

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
September 19, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

Guitarist Matt Gold, OC ’13, and percussionist Nate Friedman, OC ’13, who perform as the band SUN SPEAK, performed together in Clonick Hall Thursday night. Before their performance, the duo, who were excited to debut some of their latest work from their new EP, Light Blue Light, spoke... Read more »

Derstine, Birkhofer Hope to Engage New Audience for AMAM

Derstine, Birkhofer Hope to Engage New Audience for AMAM

Liam McLean
September 12, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Visual Art

The Allen Memorial Art Museum kicked off the commencement of the academic year with an evening reception Thursday, Sept. 4, paying tribute to its featured exhibition, Latin American and Latino Art at the Allen. Hosted by John G. W. Cowles Director Andria Derstine, the event achieved a jovial... Read more »

Improv Auditions

Improv Auditions

Jamie Vincent
September 12, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features

Oberlin improvisation troupes auditioned roughly 120 aspiring improvisers to find fresh talent for the year. Oberlin is home to one short-form troupe, Kid Business, and two long-form troupes, Primitive Streak and the Sunshine Scouts. Each troupe performs around five shows per semester; Kid Business’s... Read more »

Baroque Concerts to Aim for Authenticity with Historical Instruments

Aviva Blonder
September 12, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

The Conservatory will be taking audiences back in time this Saturday with two faculty recitals that feature two instruments actually produced in Beethoven’s own period. In Kulas Recital Hall at 4:30 p.m., Marilyn McDonald, professor of Violin and professor of Baroque Violin, and David Breitman, professor... Read more »

Understated Opening to Standing Ovation: Faculty Recital Kicks Off Series

Jarrett Hoffman, Staff Writer
September 12, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

Around 9:30 p.m., Sept. 4, Conservatory faculty members emerged from the backstage of Warner Concert Hall to a near-rockstar reception. A swarm of students had gathered in the hallway around the hall’s exit to shower their professors with whoops of adoration for the strong performance that they had... Read more »