Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
An Evening with Dean Baquet
A former reporter for the Times-Picayune in New Orleans, the Chicago Tribune, and editor of the Los Angeles Times, Dean Baquet is the executive editor of the New York Times, overseeing news reporting in all forms. He joined the New York Times in April 1990 as a metropolitan reporter. Prior to becoming executive editor, Baquet was managing editor for news of The Times and also served as Washington bureau chief for the paper. Read more
Thursday, April 2, 2015, 8 p.m.
John Relyea, bass-baritone and Warren Jones, piano
John Relyea appears regularly with such orchestras as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic. Called “flawless” and “utterly ravishing” by the Boston Globe, Warren Jones was named 2010 Collaborative Pianist of the Year by Musical America. Read more
Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
An Evening with Vijay Seshadri ’74
Oberlin alumnus Vijay Seshadri is the author of three collections of poetry: 3 Sections, awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry; The Long Meadow, which won the James Laughlin Award; and Wild Kingdom. His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in numerous publications. Read more
April 9–11, 2015, 8 p.m.
Spring Back 2015
This annual dance concert features student-choreographed work directed by Nusha Martynuk, professor of dance at Oberlin. Read more
Sunday, April 12, 2015, 4 p.m.
Jennifer Koh ’97, violin
Called “a superbly gifted violinist” by the New York Times, Oberlin’s own Jennifer Koh is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance. Read more
April 16, 17, 18, 2015, 7:30 p.m. and April 19, 2 p.m.
The Caucasian Chalk Circle
By Bertolt Brecht
Directed by Heather Anderson Boll
“Terrible is the temptation to do good!” warns Bertolt Brecht’s narrator. But good is all that the simple kitchen maid Grusha knows. And when she aids a defenseless infant, their fascinating story calls into question our basic assumptions of what is right in a world gone horrifically wrong.
April 23, 2015, 7 p.m.
Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales
Critically acclaimed performance by E. Patrick Johnson, Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University. The performance is based on Johnson's oral histories of black men who were born, raised, and continue to live in the South. Read more
Friday, April 24, 2015, 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
For the first time, the orchestra will perform with pianist Jeremy Denk, a 1990 double-degree graduate of Oberlin, who, in the past year, earned a MacArthur grant and was named Instrumentalist of the Year by Musical America. Read more
May 1 & 2, 2015, 8 p.m.
A showcase by the Oberlin Dance Company
Violin 2015 | Piano 2014
For young musicians ages 13 to 18
$10,000 first prize
Concerto-round performance with the Cleveland Orchestra. Competition is presented by the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Cleveland Orchestra and showcases the most promising young musicians from around the world. The competition provides more than $20,000 in prize money and concert engagements with orchestras in Beijing and Shanghai, China.
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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.