August 14 to December 23, 2015
Early portrait photographers employed a number of devices—from pedestals to pincer-like braces—to stabilize the bodies of their subjects during long exposures. But these methods often were not suitable for the small, unruly body of a child. Instead, the photographer enlisted the mother, who, hidden by studio props, supported or soothed her offspring. Read more
Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
An Evening with Sonia Shah ’90
Sonia Shah ’90 is an investigative journalist and author of the critically acclaimed and prize-winning books The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years, The Body Hunters: Testing New Drugs on the World's Poorest Patients, and Crude: The Story of Oil. Born in New York to immigrant parents, Shah developed a lifelong interest in social inequality. Read more
Friday, October 30, 2015, 8 p.m.
Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Known for his musical integrity, technical assurance, and intelligent, compelling interpretations, Christian Tetzlaff is internationally recognized as one of the most important violinists today. For more than 20 years, Tetzlaff has enjoyed a rich performance career numbering more than 100 concerts each year. Read more
November 4, 2015, 7 p.m.
Oberlin Dance Company San Francisco Unplugged
November 11, 13, 14, 2015, 8 p.m. and November 15, 2015, 2 p.m.
The Rape of Lucretia
Britten’s self-styled “chamber opera” unfolds as an ancient pagan tragedy viewed through the eyes of its two Christian choruses: one male and one female. Read more
February 4, 5, 6, 2016, 7:30 p.m. and February 7, 2 p.m.
By Leo Tolstoy
Adapted and Directed by Alexis Macnab ’01
Tolstoy’s novella is brought to life in a visual and kinetic adaptation. Young Masha yearns for a much older Sergey. When he falls for her, they begin a touching, sometimes tormented journey toward a shared future. Read more
Thursday, April 21, 2016, 8 p.m.
Brad Mehldau Trio
Jazz pianist Brad Mehldau has shared his gift for improvisation with audiences throughout the world for two decades. A versatile musician of great skill and curiosity, Mehldau will bring his trio to Oberlin, featuring longtime collaborators Jeff Ballard on drums and Larry Grenadier on bass. Read more
Piano 2016 | Violin 2017
For young musicians ages 13 to 18
$10,000 first prize
Presented each July by Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cooper Competition showcases the most promising young musicians from around the world. Five days of performances on campus give way to the thrilling Concerto Finals at Severance Hall, where three finalists compete for the grand prize in concert with the Cleveland Orchestra.
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Founded in 1833, Oberlin is one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges. Its Conservatory of Music and its art museum have secured throughout the world Oberlin’s reputation for artistic excellence. For those who live within driving distance of Oberlin, it is a haven for the performing and visual arts and a citadel for the life of the mind.