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Xavier Jara Plays Wide-Ranging Classical Guitar Program

Kate Fishman

September 22, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Music

Classical guitarist and winner of the Guitar Foundation of America’s Rose Augustine Grand Prize Xavier Jara, who performed in Kulas Recital Hall Wednesday night, not only demonstrated his instrument’s impressive time- and genre-crossing capacities, but also shed light on the community of classical ...

Jiménez, Ambar Conduct Opening Oberlin Orchestra Concert

Jiménez, Ambar Conduct Opening Oberlin Orchestra Concert

Julia Peterson, Arts and Culture Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

To new listeners, orchestral music can seem foreboding, with complex elements and a long history. But last Friday night, the Oberlin Orchestra invited the community to “So may I introduce to you,” an informal, celebratory show to open the year of orchestral performances and demonstrate that orchestr...

Xenia Rubinos, Bémbe Deliver Standout Performances

Xenia Rubinos, Bémbe Deliver Standout Performances

Victoria Albacete, Production Manager

September 22, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Music

Forget casually strolling in at 8 p.m. — if you arrived any later than 7:40 p.m. to the Cat in the Cream last Saturday, you had to follow the line of over 100 people down the hall, around the corner, down a flight of stairs, and straight into the bathroom spaces. Eager Xenia Rubinos fans began lining ...

Nintendo Delivers The First Console That Can Go Wherever You Do

Avi Vogel, Columnist

September 22, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Video Games

In October of last year, Nintendo finally announced their long-anticipated console, the Nintendo Switch. With it, they promised a home console that could be played on the go. They also demonstrated ease in local multiplayer, something that almost every platform has struggled with since long before t...

New Series Explores Pathways in Past and Future Artistic Careers

New Series Explores Pathways in Past and Future Artistic Careers

Russell Jaffe, Staff Writer

September 22, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Visual Art

The Pathways 2017 series, which the Art department debuted this year to bring recent alumni back to campus to speak to current art students about the trajectories that their lives and careers have taken since graduation, had a strong launch. Last Sunday and Monday, two recent Art department alumni return...

On the Record with Fabian Almazan

On the Record with Fabian Almazan

Interview by Julia Peterson and Ananya Gupta, Arts & Culture Editors

September 22, 2017


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Fabian Almazan performed at the Cat in the Cream Thursday night with his band Rhizome, featuring Camila Meza on voice and guitar, Linda May Han Oh on bass, and Henry Cole on drums. Almazan, originally from Cuba and currently based in New York City, earned his bachelor’s...

Concert Exemplifies Collaboration in Face of Disaster

Concert Exemplifies Collaboration in Face of Disaster

Julia Peterson, Arts and Culture Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

In the wake of the two major hurricanes that have impacted the mainland United States over the past few weeks, communities across the nation have rallied to provide support to those affected. Friday night, students from Oberlin Conservatory joined with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Institute of ...

Safia Elhillo Delivers Sharp, Candid Poetry Performance

Ananya Gupta, Arts and Culture Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry

“As usual, I was thinking about race; I wrote a poem.” said Sudanese-American performance poet Safia Elhillo as she delivered her sassy wit in a soothing voice last Friday at the Cat in the Cream. Author of the full-length poetry collection The January Children, Elhillo is an acclaimed slam poet who ...

Successful King Adaptation “It” Combines Horror, Heart

Christian Bolles, Editor-in-Chief

September 15, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

It’s the great cinematic whodunit of the past few years: who killed mainstream horror? Despite critical darlings from breakout directors like David Eggers (The Witch), Jennifer Kent (The Babadook), and David Robert Mitchell (It Follows) — all independent films that scored modest, unimpressive box of...

Oberlin Alum Explores Family, Food, Humanity in Memoir

Oberlin Alum Explores Family, Food, Humanity in Memoir

Jaris Owens

September 15, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry, Recent Stories

In his new book Heavy: An American Memoir, Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of Mississippi, Kiese Laymon, OC ’98, discusses his “family’s relationship to food, sexual violence, and weight.” Heavy explores Laymon’s interpretation of the lessons he learned a...

On the Record with Robert Spano, OC ’84

On the Record with Robert Spano, OC ’84

Interview by Kate Fishman

September 15, 2017


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Professor of Conducting Robert Spano, OC ’84, delivered the Convocation on Thursday night, a moderated Q&A session with Dean of the Conservatory, Andrea Kalyn. Spano is currently in his 17th season as music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, which has won six Grammy awards under his leader...

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