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 »

Jazz, Classical Faculty Perform on Refurbished Piano

Jazz, Classical Faculty Perform on Refurbished Piano

Aviva Blonder, Staff Writer
October 3, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

  Conservatory faculty unveiled a newly refurbished Steinway piano to the public on Sunday afternoon for the inaugural concert of the Music at the Meeting House series. Members of the Oberlin community gathered in the historical First Church sanctuary to enjoy the incredible versatility of the... Read more »

On the Record with Conductor Raphael Jiménez and Composer Ricardo Lorenz

Colin Roshak
October 3, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Raphael Jiménez conducted the Oberlin Orchestra for the world premiere of composer Ricardo Lorenz’s “Olokun’s Awakening” in the Orchestra’s first concert of the semester last Saturday. The composer arrived on campus several days before the premiere to collaborate with Jiménez and coach... Read more »

Feature Photo: McGill Performs in Kulas

Feature Photo: McGill Performs in Kulas

Jeremy Reynolds, Arts Editor
October 3, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

Anthony McGill (right), the principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic, visited Oberlin this week to give a master class and recital. With pianist Michael McHale, McGill performed several pieces, including Francis Poulenc’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano and Camille Saint-Saëns’s Sonata for... Read more »

Hundred Waters Electrifies Crowd at ’Sco

Sam Winward
October 3, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

Digital folk band Hundred Waters dominated last Thursday night’s double booking at the ’Sco, outshining Mount Eerie, the lo-fi indie band led by guitarist Phil Elverum. The poster advertising the event suggested... Read more »

La Yegros Kicks Off U.S. Tour at Oberlin

La Yegros Kicks Off U.S. Tour at Oberlin

Colin Roshak
September 26, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

Energetically taking the stage in white-winged shoes and a bright green headpiece, Mariana Yegros, the conservatory-trained lead singer of the Latinx group La Yegros, kicked off her band’s inaugural U.S. tour at the Cat in the Cream this past Sunday. The group, who performed on campus in honor of Latinx... Read more »

Coltrane’s Life Work Honored in Student Concert

Coltrane’s Life Work Honored in Student Concert

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
September 26, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music, Recent Stories

Late jazz legend John Coltrane would have been proud Tuesday evening when a collective of Jazz majors assembled at the Cat in the Cream to pay tribute to the saxophonist with a celebratory performance featuring many of his works. The student musicians skillfully captured Coltrane’s dynamic and colorful... Read more »

Cajun Band Carries on Rich Musical Tradition

Cajun Band Carries on Rich Musical Tradition

Hannah Morris
September 26, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

“This song is about how life’s too short to sit at home on your computer on Facebook and tweeter... Tweeter? Twitter?” drummer of the Pine Leaf Boys Drew Simon mused as he introduced the band’s first number, “La Vie est Trop Courte,” at the Cat in the Cream Sept. 19. Simon’s slipup underscored... Read more »

Organ Pump Excites Late-Night Audience

Organ Pump Excites Late-Night Audience

Maggie Bussard
September 26, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

An Oberlin tradition began again on Sept. 19 when a large crowd poured into Finney Chapel for the first Organ Pump of the year. By the start of the show at midnight, the room was packed with a mixture of new and returning students, all waiting expectantly for the debut of the Organ department’s performing... Read more »

Chen, Zhou Among Final Candidates for Composition Department Position

Chen, Zhou Among Final Candidates for Composition Department Position

Louise Edwards, Staff Writer
September 26, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

The shrill whistle of a piccolo cast an eerie, mysterious mood for the opening of Composer-in-Residence Chen Yi’s lecture on Sept. 22. This tranquil solo began like a loon call on an open lake but was quickly interrupted by thunderous percussion. The contrast in the dynamics and texture of these disparate... Read more »

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 »