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The Oberlin Review

Cole to Lead Oberlin Orchestra in Classical, Contemporary Show

Ivan Aidun, Staff writer
February 24
Filed under ARTS, Music

A thought-provoking mixture of contemporary and classical music awaits listeners at the Oberlin Orchestra concert tomorrow in Finney Chapel. The program includes two pieces written in the last 20 years — the 2003 Violin Concerto by Israeli-American composer Shulamit Ran, performed by Concerto Comp...

Pioneers of Indie Rock Yo La Tengo Avoid Perspective, Expectations

Pioneers of Indie Rock Yo La Tengo Avoid Perspective, Expectations

Daniel Markus
September 16
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

Despite his band’s legacy as one of the most important acts in the history of indie rock, getting Ira Kaplan, lead singer and guitarist of Yo La Tengo, to ruminate on that history isn’t easy. “That asks for a perspective that [we] not only don’t … have, [but] I don’t even think we want,” K...

Feature Photo: Colors of Rhythm

Feature Photo: Colors of Rhythm

Danny Evans and Louise Edwards
April 1
Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories

College senior Leah Wood, left, College senior Jason Ihm, double-degree senior Matthew Blankinship and College junior Zoii Barnes of OC Taiko present an intense, rhythmically tight performance Wednesday night. OSlam, the South Asian Students Association, the Chinese Student Association’s Wushu Team, the Afr...

Duphil, Oberlin Orchestra Pack Finney Chapel

Duphil, Oberlin Orchestra Pack Finney Chapel

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
March 4
Filed under ARTS, Music

t is unquestionable that Oberlin’s conservatory of music is exceptional. However, it is still thrilling to be able to experience it in person. On Saturday night, the Finney Chapel stage was packed with the Conservatory students of the Oberlin Orchestra ready to play in their first spring concert of...

Okoye Returns to Oberlin with Harriet Tubman Opera

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
February 12
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

At the end of the opera Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom, performed last Saturday in Finney Chapel, the audience rose in a standing ovation. Over the course of an hour, the show’s 10-member cast and chorus told the story of Tubman’s life, from her childhood of slavery to her w...

Oberlin Orchestra Balances Kondonassis’ Energetic Solo

Colin Roshak
November 20
Filed under ARTS, Music

More than a hundred years since its premiere and after countless performances, Igor Stravinsky’s iconic and provocative ballet The Rite of Spring still resonates today. Conductor Raphael Jiménez and the Oberlin Orchestra transported their audience from Finney Chapel to ancient pagan Russia with the...

Oberlin-Como Partnership Starts on a High Note

Oberlin-Como Partnership Starts on a High Note

Colin Roshak, Staff Writer
October 2
Filed under ARTS, Music

This year marks the beginning of a new partnership between Oberlin Conservatory and the International Piano Academy Lake Como. William Naboré co-founded the program in 2002 to provide intensive training to some of the best young pianists from around the world. The new partner-ship establishes an exclusive...

Colors of Rhythm Brings Passion, Solidarity to Finney Chapel

Annelise Giseburt, Production Manager
April 10
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Music

Yesterday evening, Finney Chapel was filled by Colors of Rhythm, marking the show’s 19th consecutive year. The event, which, according to the its mission statement, began as “constructive protest for the visibility, recognition and celebration of certain cultural dance forms and other art forms that...

New Music Ensemble ‘Adds Echoes’ to Finney Chapel

New Music Ensemble ‘Adds Echoes’ to Finney Chapel

Jeremy Reynolds, Staff Writer
March 6
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...

Black Aims to Shock Audience in Stand-Up Show

Matt Sprung, Staff Writer
March 14
Filed under ARTS

Michael Ian Black strolled onto the stage of Finney Chapel Wednesday night and started off with the obvi­ous question: “What the fuck is going on outside with this weather?” This was immediately followed by, “This is the worst thing that’s ever happened to me.” Black, a comedian, actor and...

Brooks, OC ’70, Returns to Oberlin

Brooks, OC ’70, Returns to Oberlin

Nora Kipnis, Arts Editor
February 28
Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Actor Avery Brooks, OC ’70, came onstage at Finney Chapel in an all-white suit, took a seat at the piano, and treated the audience to a dramatic performance of “Throw it Away” by jazz singer and songwriter Abbey Lincoln — an unorthodox beginning to an unorthodox convocation. However, the event...

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