Posts tagged oberlin conservatory
Posts tagged oberlin conservatory
Welcome back to #OberlinWayBackWednesdays, our weekly series highlighting the awesomeness that is the Conservatory Special Collections.
This week, one of the most important jazz albums of all time, recorded right in here in Oberlin!
Dave Brubeck’s Jazz at Oberlin was a live album recorded by the Dave Brubeck Quartet in Finney Chapel at Oberlin College in March 1953.
Not only is the album considered one of the best early recordings of Dave Brubeck, but the album was instrumental in helping jazz become acceptable music to perform in concert halls.
Wendell Logan, founder of the Oberlin Jazz Studies program said, “The trend of going to a jazz concert [at Oberlin] simply to listen was a novel idea, and the Brubeck concert was a major factor in starting that trend.”
Awesome. Simply awesome. So glad we’re a part of this.
Links to all of our photos from Commencement/Reunion Weekend are posted on our #ObieCRW 2014 archive.
Cure a little case of the blues with some bass. All photos by James Martin Vitz-Wong. Check out more on Facebook.
Peter Swendsen ’99 Assistant Professor of Computer Music and Digital Arts
The ninth annual Oberlin Chalk Walk is in one week! On Saturday, June 21, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., local and regional professional artists will create detailed chalk drawings throughout downtown Oberlin. A rain date of Sunday, June 22 (also 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.) has been set in case of inclement weather.
Volunteers will be on hand to provide free materials for visitors of all ages to add their own artwork to the sidewalk gallery. Chalk distribution “hubs” will be set up in front of the New Union Center for the Arts, Ben Franklin’s, Hall Auditorium, and the Main Street entrance to the Oberlin Heritage Center.
The Oberlin Chalk Walk is a collaborative event organized by the Allen Memorial Art Museum, the Firelands Association for the Visual Arts (FAVA), Oberlin Business Partnership, Oberlin Heritage Center, and the Oberlin Public Library.
Returning master artists participating in this year’s event include Dan Cherney, Hector Castellanos, Wendy Mahon, Augusto Bordelois, and Robin Van Lear. Local artists who will again be ‘painting’ the Oberlin Public Library Mural include Laura Dahle, Terry Flores, James Peake, Tony Trunzo, David Baker, Jan Drella, and Claudio Orso; other local artists include, Ian Blewitt, Dana Juliano, Beth Wolosz, Cara Romano, Joshua Chrosniak, and others.
We hope to see you next week!
<3 Chalk Walk <3
Bryce Dessner - Murder Ballades
Performed by eighth blackbird on Live from WFMT in Chicago - June 9, 2014. I included the first few minutes of introduction with host Kerry Frumkin, in which members of the ensemble give insight into the different movements of the piece:
- Omie Wise
- Young Emily
- Dark Holler
- Wave the Sea
- Brushy Fork
- Pretty Polly
- Tears for Sister Polly
By Mike Telin and Daniel Hautzinger “Don’t B-sharp, Don’t B-flat, Just B-natural.” — Milt Hinton (1910-2000) It’s a phrase emblematic of Hinton’s approach to life: laid-back, optimistic, and warmly…
By Daniel Hautzinger If you’re near the music building of Cleveland State University this week, you’re likely to run into a number of people carrying trombones. Beginning its third year last Satur…
Daniel Hautzinger ‘16 is on fire with his fellowship over at Cleveland Classical!
When the composer and multi-instrumentalist David Amram attended Oberlin College many years ago, Latin jazz was just beginning to rear its tangy, rhythmic head. Amram, who was studying composition and piano, played some Latin music at Oberlin in 1949, “which at the time was like I was from a different planet.”
So, Amram was pretty cool.