by Mike Telin
Many musicians can only dream of performing at Carnegie Hall. But next week students at the Oberlin Conservatory will have had the opportunity to perform at the famed venue not once, but twice in as many months.
On December 2, the Oberlin Orchestra and choral ensembles performed before the 77th General Assembly of the United Nations at a Carnegie Hall gala (left, photo by Chris Lee). The concert marked the beginning of a new partnership between Oberlin and the United Nations aimed at improving access to education and musical training for students all over the world.
On January 20, the Oberlin Orchestra, Oberlin College Choir, Oberlin Gospel Choir, and Musical Union, will return to Stern Auditorium to perform R. Nathaniel Dett’s 1932 oratorio, The Ordering of Moses. The 8:00 pm concert will also include Brahms’ Tragic Overture and Iván Enrique Rodríguez’s 2018 musical essay A Metaphor for Power. Tickets are available at carnegiehall.org.
If you can’t attend the New York concert, there will be a free send-off performance on Tuesday, January 17 at 7:30 pm in Finney Chapel on the Oberlin campus. Click here for the livestream. [Read more…]