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Oberlin Conservatory to begin Live Streaming Concerts from Campus
Sep. 19, 2012
Cathy Partlow Strauss ’84
OBERLIN, OHIO – The Oberlin Conservatory of Music will officially begin live streaming concerts from five on-campus venues this year. The inaugural concert for this new initiative will be on Friday, September 21 at 8:30 p.m. This presentation is one of the highlighted programs taking place during Oberlin’s Campaign Kickoff Weekend. Performers include the Oberlin Symphony Orchestra, Contemporary Music Ensemble, and organist Wesley Hall ’13.
The evening’s program includes pieces written by two Oberlin Conservatory graduates, as well as Stravinsky’s colorful symphonic masterwork, Firebird Suite (1919). The concert begins with Marcel Dupré’s Organ Prelude and Fugue in G Minor, Op. 7, No. 3. This will be followed by the Contemporary Music Ensemble’s performance of Visual Abstract (2002) by Pierre Jalbert ’89. The second half of the program features the Oberlin Symphony Orchestra. They open with Christopher Rouse’s ’71 Nevill Feast and conclude the concert with Firebird Suite.
Five performance spaces on campus, outfitted to stream concerts, include Finney Chapel, Kulas Recital Hall, Warner Concert Hall, Clonick Hall and Fairchild Chapel. Live streaming will be optimized for several types of devices including computers, iPads, and iPhones.
All live-streamed concerts will be available free of charge for the 2012–1313 academic year. These programs may include faculty and guest-artist recitals and chamber music concerts; large student ensembles such as the Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Contemporary Music Ensemble, and Oberlin Jazz Ensemble; and other programs.