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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Intense, Energetic Pieces Drive Koreo Showcase

Intense, Energetic Pieces Drive Koreo Showcase

Clara Shannon
May 2, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Music

The crowd in the Cat in the Cream got everything it wanted at the Koreo showcase last Wednesday, from heavy beats to heart-wrenching poetry. Koreo, Oberlin’s co-ed hip-hop fusion dance troupe, collaborated with fellow hip-hop student performers for a fun and exhilarating show featuring not only dance,... Read more »

Modern Hits, Golden Oldies Garner Standing Ovation at Obertones Show

Clara Shannon
May 2, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

Established in 1984, the Obertones are the oldest a cappella group on campus, and they seem comfortable with their standing. While their cockiness can be irritating, they are known for being stellar performers, and their exciting Finney Chapel concert last Saturday night only confirmed the validity of... Read more »

Feature Photo: Thyagaraja Music Festival

Feature Photo: Thyagaraja Music Festival

April 25, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

Deerhoof Hops Genres in Manic ’Sco Blitz

Deerhoof Hops Genres in Manic ’Sco Blitz

Jacob Rivas
April 25, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

This semester has already seen more than its fair share of talent take the ’Sco stage. Last Tuesday however, the venue’s booking team managed to outdo itself and step up its indie rock cred yet again, bringing San Francisco’s venerable Deerhoof to campus. Since its 1994 formation by absurdly... Read more »

Despite Virtuosity, Listeners Unconvinced by Hamasyan Show

Clara Shannon
April 25, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

It’s not on every college campus that students can spend their Saturday night devouring vegan cookies, sipping on peppermint tea and watching a performance of an Armenian award-winning jazz-rock, avant-garde trio — but at Oberlin they can. Renowned musician and composer Tigran Hamasyan took the stage... Read more »