AAAC Features Blue Scholars in Showcase

AAAC Features Blue Scholars in Showcase

Adam Chazin-Grey
November 21, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

Promoting inclusivity and self-expression is central to Blue Scholars’s mission; last Friday night, a frenzied mass of Oberlin students displayed wild enthusiasm for the pair’s vision at their ’Sco concert. The Oberlin Hip-Hop Collective and the Asia America Art Collective brought the Seattle-based... Read more »

Rapper on the Rise: GoldLink Commands ’Sco Stage

Sam Winward, Staff Writer
November 21, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

Whether his attempt to conceal his identity is based in humility or a calculated marketing scheme, GoldLink wants his music to speak for itself. Either way, the artist revealed a previously covert identity to an excited... Read more »

Fall OJE Concert Features Virtuosic, Lively Soloists

Fall OJE Concert Features Virtuosic, Lively Soloists

Louise Edwards, Staff Writer
November 14, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

The Oberlin Jazz Ensemble’s first concert of the year opened with a duel. Trombonist and Conservatory senior Lawrence Galloway and trumpeter and College junior Simon Gilbert stunned audience members with a fierce musical battle at the finale of Ben Patterson’s “No, I Don’t Fly Planes,” their... Read more »

Despite Lack of Stage Presence, SOPHIE Entertains

Despite Lack of Stage Presence, SOPHIE Entertains

Josh Blankfield
November 14, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

Three spotlights illuminated the ’Sco stage Friday evening as British music producer and electronic musician SOPHIE performed to a vibrant crowd. SOPHIE’s stage was equipped with a single table and three mixing pads, yet the simplicity of the scene was hardly a reflection of the audience’s wild... Read more »

Faculty, Students Join Together to Perform Stirring Chamber Music

Faculty, Students Join Together to Perform Stirring Chamber Music

Colin Roshak
November 7, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

The Brass, Piano and Percussion departments combined forces this Sunday to present a quirky program of 20th-century music. This installment of the Faculty Chamber Series took place in Warner Concert Hall and included performances of music by Lutosławski, Gershwin and Bartók. The first piece on the... Read more »

Students Give Informal Underground Concerts

Students Give Informal Underground Concerts

Brianna Di Monda
November 7, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music, Recent Stories

Burton Hall doesn’t possess a traditional performance space, but this hasn’t stopped Conservatory firstyear Garrick Olsen from organizing concerts in the basement of Burton every Thursday evening. These informal concerts are meant to provide students with a low-stress environment in which to share... Read more »

Beards Releases Sophomore EP Spectacular Flowers

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
November 7, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

Despite having already graduated, bassist Cory Todd, OC ’14, and drummer Duncan Standish, OC ’13, will not be leaving Oberlin for a while. You might see them working behind the counter at the Slow Train Cafe by day or at a garage concert performing as members of the experimental jazz band Beards... 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 »

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 »

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 »