Paradise: Instrumental Sonatas of Antonio Bertali is the new album by ACRONYM Ensemble, a fun group made up overwhelmingly of Obies based in New York.
The album features pieces by baroque composer Bertali, and is out on Olde Focus Recordings (a part of New Focus Recordings!). Find audio samples at the label’s page!
This concert in Cleveland Heights will feature Prof Michael Lynn, masters degree grad Susan Shaw, and current student Gabriel Benton!
It’s happening this coming Saturday (Feb. 15) at 8 PM at St. Alban Episcopal Church!
ACRONYM (the Albino-squirrel Consort Radiating from Oberlin via New York, Mostly) is very excited to perform at Oberlin, on Saturday night at 8!
This ensemble is full of Obies, and these pics were sent in by Edwin Huizinga ‘06, violin.
Find out more about ACRONYM’s concert at our Events Calendar.
Jen McPherson, Gabriel Benton, Jenny Bower and Peter Kramer traveled to Iowa University to perform Mr. Kramer’s new workTastar de Corde “testing the strings” on an electronic music concert. Lawrence Fritts and fellow grad students at the University ofIowa accepted the piece for performance earlier this month. The students transported four harpsichords from the Oberlin Conservatory and drove by van to Iowa City in a snowstorm!
The concert took place on Dec. 15th where they played last on the bill of an entirely fixed media concert; they were the only instrumental/electronic group performing.
Did you know that our baroque collection is sufficient to form a complete orchestra?
We have 12 violins, two violas, three cellos, and a violone, as well as baroque flutes, recorders, oboes, bassoon, guitar, trumpets, and natural horns.
Earlier instruments in collection include vihuela, shawms, krummhorns, vielles, harps, and cornetti!
It’s Director of Admissions, Michael Manderen ‘76! He’s in his office, taking a break from admissions-related work to practice his theorbo (which is a kind of lute that has additional bass strings).
And here’s a pic of Michael Manderen (Director of Con Admissions) playing a replica of a early 17th century Italian theorbo (a relative of the lute, distinguished by the addition of extra bass strings.)
You never know what kind of awesome talent Con personnel are going to have!
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