The Oberlin Review

Boreyko Stirs Fire in Cleveland Orchestra

Boreyko Stirs Fire in Cleveland Orchestra

Meghan Farnsworth, Staff Writer

March 4, 2011

As part of its annual Oberlin Artist Recital Series visit, the Cleveland Orchestra showcased new and upcoming talent during its performance last Friday evening. Although typically directed by conductor Franz Welser-Möst, last Friday’s performance showcased the artistry of Russian-born Andrey Bore...

A Bit Too Much Schmutz on Jerusalem of Gold

Moze Halperin, Staff Writer

March 4, 2011

A lot of people might shudder at the thought of publicizing the exploits of their time studying abroad, let alone publicizing them musically — not merely out of embarrassment, but out of humility. Few will ever write about the spiritual journey they underwent on pub crawls, or the identity crisis they...

Exciting Rookie Writer Debuts with Open City

Aaron Botwick, Staff Writer

March 4, 2011

“And so I began to go on evening walks last fall,” begins Teju Cole’s fantastic debut novel, Open City, with a fluidity that becomes characteristic of the book: This is not a traditionally structured narrative, but an open gate into the mind of Julius, a half-Nigerian, half-German psychiatry student ...

Born this Woah: Going Gaga for New Video

Sarp Yavuz, Staff Writer

March 4, 2011

Through a neon pink triangle emerges a unicorn of space and stars. The leitmotif from Hitchcock’s Vertigois playing in the background. Another pink triangle descends over the image of the unicorn, and this time we see a blond, masked figure. The camera turns over to reveal that the mask is the b...

Ninth Congressional District High School Juried Invitational Art Exhibition Impresses

Ninth Congressional District High School Juried Invitational Art Exhibition Impresses

Rachel Avcioglu

March 4, 2011

It's nearly impossible not to slow down and take in all the beautiful artwork lining the long hallway in the Science Center. Beauty aside, the works are definitely attention-grabbing and unique. When I first passed through the hall, just as the pieces were being put up, I knew immediately that these...

Australian Synth Swampdwellers, Cut Copy, Clear Dance Floor with Messy Zonoscope

Jamie Helmsworth

February 25, 2011

For those unfamiliar with Australian cultural trends, let me bring you up to speed: They like to party. Remember the viral video of the kid with “famous sunglasses” who threw a house party that turned into a riot while his parents were gone? He’s Australian. Do you know where will.i.am discovered...

On the Record: Carolina Chocolate Drops

Ian Seeley, Managing Editor

February 25, 2011

What was your most memorable experience at the Grammys, other than winning? [Laughs] I was really sick, so it was all kind of a blur. I mean, it all was memorable. I have to say probably seeing Bobby McFerrin and Esperanza Spalding — who later won the Best New Artist — seeing them do a duet...

Album Review: Radiohead’s The King of Limbs Reminds Why We Like Pop Music

Album Review: Radiohead’s The King of Limbs Reminds Why We Like Pop Music

Beatrice Rothbaum, Editor-In-Chief

February 25, 2011

Perhaps it’s no coincidence that the same week that Lady Gaga’s latest single, “Born This Way,” became the fastest-selling single ever to hit iTunes, resulting in over one million downloads in five days, Radiohead digitally released its eighth album. The two pop-music giants have more in common...

Interview with the JACK Quartet

Interview with the JACK Quartet

Meghan Farnsworth

February 25, 2011

Why “JACK”? Ari Streisfeld: It’s an acronym — John, Ari, Chris and Kevin. We specialize in contemporary music, and one of the first pieces we played together was the third string quartet by Helmut Lachenmann, the German composer. It’s called “Grido,” which means “scream” in Italian. But ...

Uncommitted Crowd Brave Snowy Monday for Homostupids

Uncommitted Crowd Brave Snowy Monday for Homostupids

Kara Brooks, Staff Writer

February 25, 2011

There was a passable crowd at the ’Sco on Monday night, but it seemed as though only a fraction of the turnout was truly excited to see punk band Homostupids, with opening act Aaron Dilloway. Homostupids’s fan base appears to consist of two disparate groups: fanatics and people who are trul...

Theater Review: Pinter’s Hothouse Runs Hot and Cold

Robert Salazar

February 25, 2011

Performed in Little Theater and directed by Honors candidate and College senior Ben Ferber, Harold Pinter’s The Hothouse is set in a poorly run, British mental facility. Although the characters refer to the setting as a “rest home” and a “sanitarium,” the title of the play perfectly captures...

On the Record: Guest Director Barney O’Hanlon

Jimmy Hagan, Arts Editor

February 18, 2011

Can you elaborate on the production’s usage of the Viewpoints method (an acting technique developed by Anne Bogart, the founder of the renowned New York based acting institution, the SITI Company)? Did you see the training in the Viewpoints technique pay off onstage? The cast trained in both Suzuki a...

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