Pre-Concert Conversation at Carnegie Hall

Christopher Rouse '71, composer/panelist

Christopher Rouse is one of America's most prominent composers of orchestral music. His works have won a Pulitzer Prize (Trombone Concerto) and a Grammy Award (Concert de Gaudí), as well as election to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters. Rouse has created a body of work perhaps unequalled in its emotional intensity. The New York Times has called it "some of the most anguished, most memorable music around." The Baltimore Sun has written, "When the music history of the late 20th century is written, I suspect the explosive and passionate music of Rouse will loom large." {READ MORE}

Timothy Weiss, panelist

Conductor Timothy Weiss has gained critical acclaim for his performances and brave, adventurous programming throughout the United States and abroad. In his 19 years as music director of the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, he has brought the group to a level of artistry and virtuosity in performance that rivals the finest new music groups. His repertoire in contemporary music is vast and fearless, including masterworks, very recent compositions, and an impressive number of premieres and commissions. {READ MORE}

Claire Chase '01, panelist

Claire Chase, a 2012 MacArthur Fellow, is a soloist, collaborative artist and arts entrepreneur. Over the past decade Claire has given the world premieres of over 100 new works for flute, many of them tailor-made for her. First Prize Winner of the 2008 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, Chase has given critically acclaimed solo recitals recently at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and the Walter Reade Theater as part of the Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center. Highlights of the current season include solo performances at the Guangzhou Triennial (Guangzhou, China), Museu Pinacoteca (São Paolo, Brazil), debuts in Berlin, Vienna, Paris, and the release of her second solo album, Terrestre. {READ MORE}

Dean David H. Stull '89, panel moderator

On behalf of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Dean of the Conservatory David H. Stull accepted the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama in February 2010. This signature honor is a capstone to his tenure as the conservatory’s chief academic officer, which began with his appointment in 2004. {READ MORE}

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Oberlin Orchestra
with Jeremy Denk, piano

Carnegie Hall
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

Saturday, January 19th, 2013
7:00pm Lecture
8:00pm Concert



Oberlin Illuminate

DeWitt Stern

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