The Oberlin Review

Conservatory professors Amir Eldan (left), cellist, and David Bowlin, OC ’00, violinist, join director Rafael Jiménez
and the Oberlin Orchestra for its first winter concert. They will both perform solos in Johannes Brahms’ Concerto for
Violin and Cello.

Professor Duo Bows Brahms, Shares Bows

December 9, 2016

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 Conservatory professors David Bowlin, OC ’00, and Amir Eldan, the concert is sure to impress. For director Rafael Jiménez, Prokofiev’s masterful suite from Romeo and Juliet holds significance beyond its exqu...

Conservatory senior Ben Roidl-Ward performs as part of the Contemporary Music Ensemble. Roidl-Ward took center stage as a featured soloist in Sofia Gubaidulina’s Concerto for Bassoon and Low Strings at a concert in Warner
Concert Hall this past Friday.

CME Performs Concerto for Bassoon and Low Strings

March 13, 2015

Shouts of “bravo” rang through Warner Concert Hall this past Friday as Conservatory senior and bassoonist Ben Roidl-Ward played the final punctuating notes of Sofia Gubaidulina’s Concerto for Bassoon and Low Strings. The concerto was programmed alongside the remarkably beautiful Snow Requiem by Aaron Helgeson, OC ’05, and Jonathan Harvey’s Wheel of Emptiness. Tim Weiss and the Contemporary Music Ensemble gave one of the most inspiring and stunning concerts of the year. The bassoon is a not ...

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