Established 1874.

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...

Professor Duo Bows Brahms, Shares Bows

Professor Duo Bows Brahms, Shares Bows

Eilish Spear, Staff Writer
December 9
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

The Oberlin Orchestra will take the stage in Finney Chapel to perform its final concert of the semester tonight at 8 p.m. With a program featuring selections from Sergei Prokofiev’s ballet Romeo and Juliet, as well as Johannes Brahms’ Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, which features Conservator...

Oberlin Orchestra Delves into Russian History

Oberlin Orchestra Delves into Russian History

Jacob Narin, Staff Writer
September 30
Filed under ARTS, Music

In its first performance of the year, the Oberlin Orchestra, conducted by Raphael Jiménez, returned to play at Finney Chapel Saturday night. Contrasting the feelings of composers who lived during two fraught periods in Russian history, the pieces selected for the performance complemented each other we...

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...

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...

Jittakarn Delivers Polished Rhapsody in Blue

Jittakarn Delivers Polished Rhapsody in Blue

Jeremy Reynolds, Arts Editor
December 12
Filed under ARTS, Music

The Oberlin Orchestra does not recycle repertoire. In an effort to expose students to a broad array of music, Raphael Jiménez, director of the Oberlin Orchestras, has yet to program any piece more than once for either of the ensembles he directs. For the second time in his four-year tenure, however...

On the Record with Gregory Walker, Classical Violinist

Colin Roshak
October 31
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Violinist Gregory Walker is visiting this week to work with the Oberlin Orchestra as it prepares “Poeme for Violin and Orchestra,” a piece composed by his father, George Walker, OC ’41. Walker spoke to the Review about his career as a violinist and his relationship with his father. Colin Roshak: Could you...

Saturday Night’s Alright for Classical: Oberlin Orchestra Stuns Audience with Works by Delius and Tchaikovsky

Gabriel Kanengiser
October 4
Filed under ARTS, Music

From the very first notes of the Oberlin Orchestra’s first concert of the new school year to its close, clarity emanated from the orchestra as the audience was treated to a delightful and enthusiastic performance. Conductor Raphael Jiménez presented a stellar program last Saturday night at Finney...

Fulkerson Captivates Audience with Delius’ Violin Concerto

Gabriel Kanengiser
September 27
Filed under ARTS, Music

From the very first moments of the Oberlin Orchestra’s first concert of the new school year until its final close, clarity emanated from the orchestra and the audience was treated to a delightful and enthusiastic performance. Raphael Jiménez, the conductor, presented a program last Saturday night...

Musical Union Celebrates 175th Its Anniversary

Daniel Hautzinger, Staff Writer
December 14
Filed under ARTS, Music

2012 has been a prominent year for anniversaries in music. Philip Glass was born 75 years ago, John Cage 100 years ago, Claude Debussy 150, and Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, crucial in the revolutionary composer’s development, celebrates the centennial of its premiere, along with Gustav Mahler’s...

Oberlin Orchestra Makes Brilliant Comeback

Gabriel Kanengiser, Staff Writer
November 9
Filed under ARTS, Music

The Oberlin Orchestra returned to Finney Chapel in full form for its second concert of the season on Friday, Nov. 2 — performing works by Jacques Ibert, Peter Schickele and Claude Debussy. The playful program began with Ibert’s “Escales” (Ports of Call) in which the orchestra delightfully...

Oberlin Orchestra Renews Interest in Classical Music

Gabriel Kanengiser
September 28
Filed under ARTS, Music

A few years ago, I was listening to Los Angeles’s local classical music radio station, KUSC, with my grandfather and my brother on our way to lunch. After Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, followed by Mahler’s First Symphony, my grandfather began to ask us if we listened to any “new classical”...

Established 1874.
oberlin orchestra