Saturday, February 22, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

An Evening with Avery Brooks ’70

Avery Brooks

Avery Brooks is an accomplished actor, director, musician, and teacher. A former artistic director of the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta, Brooks is a tenured professor of theater at the Mason Gross School of the Arts. Read more

Saturday, March 1, 2014, 8 p.m.

George Li, piano

George Li

A native of Boston, Li made his performance debut at age 10 and later won first prize at Oberlin's inaugural Cooper International Competition in 2010. He also earned first prize at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 2010 and won the Gilmore Young Artist Award in 2012. Read more

Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

An Evening with Natasha Trethewey

Natasha Trethewey

Natasha Trethewey is the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States and the author of four collections of poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Native Guard. Read more

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

An Evening with James McBride ’79

James McBride '79

Award-winning writer and musician James McBride’s memoir, The Color of Water, was a New York Times bestseller for more than two years. He cowrote and co-produced the 2012 film Red Hook Summer with Spike Lee. The Good Lord Bird, his latest novel about American revolutionary figure John Brown, was released in August 2013 to critical acclaim. Read more

Sunday, March 9, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Punch Brothers

Punch Brothers

Featuring Chris Eldridge ’04 on guitar, Punch Brothers have helped set the pace for the bluegrass revival of the past decade. Read more


March 12, 14, 15, 2014, 8 p.m. and March 16, 2014, 2 p.m.

Albert Herring

Less than a year after the debut of Britten’s tragic The Rape of Lucretia, he returned with this 1947 comedy about a chaste and timid young man who spends his days being dominated by his mother-until the townspeople crown him their May King. Read more

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 8 p.m.

Chick Corea & Béla Fleck

Chick Corea Béla Fleck

Four decades into an astonishing career, Chick Corea continues to be one of the most innovative and influential keyboardists of all time. With a flair for innovation rivaled by Corea and few others, Béla Fleck has introduced new horizons for the banjo. Read more


Sunday, April 6, 2014, 4 p.m.

Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano

Susan Graham


Dubbed “America’s favorite mezzo” by Gramophone magazine, Grammy-winner Graham revels in her passion for the French song repertoire and contemporary American compositions. Read more

Sunday, April 13, 2014, 4 p.m.

Takács String Quartet

Takács Quartet

Founded in Hungary in 1975, the Takács Quartet has been drawing international acclaim for almost as long, earning a Grammy for Best Chamber Music Performance in 2003. Read more

Violin 2013 | Piano 2014
For young musicians ages 13 to 18
$10,000 first prize

Concerto-round performance with the Cleveland Orchestra. Competition is presented by the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Cleveland Orchestra and showcases the most promising young musicians from around the world. The competition provides more than $20,000 in prize money and concert engagements with orchestras in Beijing and Shanghai, China.

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Founded in 1833, Oberlin is one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges. Its Conservatory of Music and its art museum have secured throughout the world Oberlin’s reputation for artistic excellence. For those who live within driving distance of Oberlin, it is a haven for the performing and visual arts and a citadel for the life of the mind.

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