Okay, it’s time to get out the pen and mark your calendar for the 2011-2012 Oberlin College Recital Series! In this Blog posting I will give you an overview and then I will try (I PROMISE) to do a more detailed BLOG posting for each event throughout the year.
So let’s start with September 2011! There will be 3 events – Itzhak Perlman on the violin will be in town on Ssunday, Sept. 11, 2011; Adrian Fenty’s presentation comes on Tuesday, Sept. 13, and on Sat.Sept. 24 Ira Glass will take the stage.
October so far, has only Salman Rushdie in town on Wednesday, October 12, 2011.
November –Jaron Lanier presents on Wednesday, Nov. 9 and then Nov. 16,18, 19, and 20 are the dates for the stage production of “A Wedding.”
December is holiday time and the one funny stage production called “Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone” will be presented on Dec. 8. 9, and 10.
January 2012 may be cold and most of the students will be gone but the College will be busy and you can mark 4 dates on your calendar! Wednesday, Jan. 18 the Cleveland Orchestra will be in town at Finney Chapel followed by Jeremy Denk on piano on Thursday, Jan. 19, followed by Apollo’s Fire on Friday, Jan. 20, followed by the International Contemporary Ensemble on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012! Whew! Busy month and we hope – NO SNOW!
Ok, we are now into February 2012. The month begins with A Theater & Dance Collaboration on Thurs., Fri., and Sat., February 9, 10, and 11 followed by The Tallis Scholars on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Tuesday, Feb. 21 we will welcome Soweto Gospel Choir and on Feb. 24 and 26 Marilyn Horne will conduct Master Classes.
In March we will see Jonathan Altar and Ross Douthat on March 7 and then the one and only Herbie Hancock will be in town on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. The Opera – “L’Heure espagnole &L’Enfant et les sortilegees”, will be staged on March 14, 16, 17, and 18.
With the school year winding down, the April and May series will bring to town Edwidge Danticat on Thursday, April 19. The Theater and Dance students will stage “The Compromise 1895” Thursday -Saturday, April 19-21 followed by the Oberlin Dance Company & and Contemporary Music Ensemble’s presentation on May 11 and 12, 2012.
The dates above are just for the Oberlin Arts. Click here to get complete information to help in setting up your calendar! There will be many more events and activities going on throughout the coming school year (2011-2012) so stay tuned and I will keep you apprised of what you will be able to see and do in Oberlin! And remember, we are here for your overnight accommodations so give us a call when you know the dates that you will be in Oberlin. We are looking forward to hearing from you! Come and visit! You know you want to!!!