Feature Photo: La finta giardiniera

Feature Photo: La finta giardiniera

Danny Evans, Arts Editor
March 13, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

Conservatory senior Rosie Kearin as Sandrina and an unidentified rabbit gesture toward a captivated audience. The Oberlin Opera Theater delivered a rendition of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera La finta giardiniera Wednesday night. Showgoers received the performance positively, guffawing at... Read more »

CME Performs Concerto for Bassoon and Low Strings

CME Performs Concerto for Bassoon and Low Strings

Colin Roshak, Staff Writer
March 13, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

Shouts of “bravo” rang through Warner Concert Hall this past Friday as Conservatory senior and bassoonist Ben Roidl-Ward played the final punctuating notes of Sofia Gubaidulina’s Concerto for Bassoon and Low Strings. The concerto was programmed alongside the remarkably beautiful Snow Requiem... Read more »

On the Record with Andy Statman, Mandolinist and Clarinetist

On the Record with Andy Statman, Mandolinist and Clarinetist

Sam Rueckert, Staff Writer
March 13, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Andy Statman, a highly praised mandolinist and clarinetist who hails from New York City, works with a variety of musical genres, including American folk, klezmer and jazz. He has released over two dozen studio albums and received recognition for his work in the field, including a National Heritage... Read more »

Claytons Add Spark to Strong OJE Concert

Claytons Add Spark to Strong OJE Concert

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
March 13, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

John Clayton must be a magician. There is no other way to explain the effortless precision with which the jazz icon played his mesmerizing bass solos at the Oberlin Jazz Ensemble concert last Friday evening. After being introduced to the audience at Finney Chapel by ensemble director Dennis Reynolds,... Read more »

Joey Bada$$ to Serenade ’Sco with ’90s Flair

Jessie Gaston
March 13, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

The Oberlin Hip-Hop Collective will bring Joey Bada$$, a Brooklyn MC known for his lyrical dexterity and a style that recalls ’90s rap, to the ’Sco tonight. It looks to be one of the more talked-about concerts of the semester, but it’s not the first high-profile event organized by OHOP this semester.... Read more »

Pharmakon Blurs Line Separating Noise Music, Performance Art

Pharmakon Blurs Line Separating Noise Music, Performance Art

Danny Evans, Arts Editor
March 6, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

Pharmakon, the experimental noise project of New York’s Margaret Chardiet, evoked visceral reactions in ’Sco-goers Wednesday night in a manner that even the heaviest of metal shows could not match. She fulfilled her self-proclaimed “deep-seated drive” to engage audiences in “uncomfortable,... Read more »

Snarky Puppy to Bring Eclectic Sound to ’Sco

Sam Rueckert
March 6, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

For double-degree fifth-year Matt Segall, one of the key players involved in bringing Snarky Puppy to campus next Thursday evening, the ’Sco is the perfect venue for the instrumental fusion band. “It has the best sound system on campus and the best vibe on campus for most styles,” Segall said.... Read more »

New Music Ensemble ‘Adds Echoes’ to Finney Chapel

New Music Ensemble ‘Adds Echoes’ to Finney Chapel

Jeremy Reynolds, Staff Writer
March 6, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

One by one, the members of the Bang on a Can All-Stars added their voices to the sonic texture of Julia Wolfe’s “Believing,” their wordless humming contrasting sublimely with aggressively rhythmic instrumentals. Each voice was unique in timbre and register, but as the ensemble’s sound engineer... Read more »

Professors Shed Light on Chamber Music Experience

Colin Roshak, Staff Writer
February 27, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

As an ensemble, soloists and professors Amir Eldan, Haewon Song and David Bowlin are a force with which to be reckoned. On Wednesday Feb. 18 the Oberlin Trio — comprised of the cellist, pianist and violinist, respectively — offered a dynamic and powerful performance that showcased works by Haydn,... Read more »

Organist Transcends Genre

Mohit Dubey
February 27, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

Last Saturday evening at Cleveland’s Beachland Ballroom and Tavern, gospel organist Cory Henry from the band Snarky Puppy shook a crowd of about 50 showgoers with soul-shivering sounds. Henry’s budding notoriety may be accredited to his masterful five-minute solo “Lingus,” off of the band’s... Read more »

Enigmatic Instrumentation, Atmospheric Elements Entrance Crowd

Enigmatic Instrumentation, Atmospheric Elements Entrance Crowd

Danny Evans, Arts Editor
February 27, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

From the opening moments of their set at Cleveland’s Beachland Ballroom and Tavern Wednesday night, Swans made it clear that they did not plan on granting their audience a standard concert experience. ... Read more »

Three Songwriters to Showcase Fresh Talent

Daniel Cramer
February 27, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

Oberlin’s songwriting scene will take center stage Saturday, March 7 at 8 p.m. during Three Songwriters, when College sophomores Rob Jamner, Kristin McFadden and College first-year Ethan Aronson perform... Read more »