So Punch Brothers gave a secret show at the Cat in the Cream in Oberlin last night…
(Instagram by Alexis Aimé ‘14)
The Good Lord Bird by James McBride ’79—a novel about an escaped slave who joins John Brown at his raid on Harpers Ferry—was named the National Book Award Winner for Fiction by the National Book Foundation. Here is his acceptance speech.
At the end of their residency here at the Con, Punch Brothers are giving a surprise concert! Come early - capacity in the Cat in the Cream is limited…
Happy 100th birthday, Benjamin Britten!
Excited for the composer’s birthday too? We’ve got a whole weekend of festivities lined up:
Britten Birthday Celebration Concert: 8 PM Friday in Warner: http://bit.ly/17UbTJt
Murphy Colloquium to discuss Britten: 10 AM Saturday in Stull Hall: http://bit.ly/1aCHLGJ
Britten Birthday Celebration Roundtable: 1:30 PM Saturday in Stull Hall: http://bit.ly/1g28g9R
An advertisement for a performance by Oberlin College Choir in 1964 Soviet Russia
An outstanding lineup of musicians uncovers the quiet rebellion of Maurice Ravel in Intimate Masterpieces, a collection of key chamber works by the iconic French composer due out in October on Oberlin Music, the commercial label of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.
The vision of Oberlin faculty harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, Intimate Masterpieces features performances by a wide range of accomplished musicians with ties to Oberlin: faculty members Kondonassis, Alexa Still (flute), and Richard Hawkins (clarinet); alumni soprano Ellie Dehn and pianist Spencer Myer; and the Jupiter Quartet, Oberlin’s artists in residence.
Intimate Masterpieces offers a remarkable portrait of Ravel. Through four chamber works—Introduction et Allegro (1905), String Quartet in F Major (1903), Chansons madécasses (1926), and Cinq mélodies populaires grecques (1906)—he is depicted as an irrepressible independent musical voice trying to navigate the deeply polarized decades of the early 20th century.
The launch event takes place at Subculture New York this Sunday. Also, each ticket comes with a copy of the CD!
Despite the fact I’ve only been at school for a couple months now (in five days, it’ll be exactly two months since the beginning of orientation) I can absolutely say I’ve learned far more since arr…
This blog post is by Casey Kearney ‘17, oboist!
Get excited for Morton Subotnick’s visit to Oberlin next month with this cool video from Q2 Spaces!