Artist Recital Series

Individual tickets for Artist Recital Series concerts, as well as season ticket packages, are available through Central Ticket Service, located in the lobby of Hall Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 440-775-8169 or in person between noon and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through September 17, first-time subscribers to the Artist Recital Series can buy one subscription and get the second one free. BOGO offer applies to full subscriptions only.

Saturday, September 17, 2016, 8:00 p.m.

Eddie Daniels, jazz clarinet

Eddie Daniels is that rarest of rare musicians equally at home in both jazz and classical music, and who excels at both with breathtaking virtuosity. Read more

Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:00 p.m.

Zukerman Trio

Legendary violinist Pinchas Zukerman returns, this time with Oberlin’s own Angela Cheng, pianist, and Amanda Forsyth, cellist. Read more

Friday, November 11, 2016, 8:00 p.m.

St. Lawrence String Quartet

Known for its wit and intensity, the St. Lawrence String Quartet enjoys an undisputed reputation as one of the world’s great ensembles. Read more

Friday, February 17, 2017, 8 p.m. and Sunday, February 19, 2017, 2 p.m.

Master Classes with Marilyn Horne

Heralded mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne returns for her 11th annual master classes that feature performances by outstanding Oberlin Conservatory voice students. Read more

Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 8 p.m.

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

The latest multimedia creation by Canada’s award-winning period instrument orchestra combines music, text, and stunning projected video and images to explore the world of the artisans of J.S. Bach’s time. Read more

Sunday, April 9, 2017, 4 p.m.

Richard Goode, piano

Richard Goode has been hailed for music making of tremendous emotional power, depth, and expressiveness and is acknowledged worldwide as one of today’s leading interpreters of Classical and Romantic music. Read more

Friday, April 21, 2017 8 p.m.

The Cleveland Orchestra

Franz Welser-Most, Music Director

The Cleveland Orchestra sets standards of artistic excellence and concert programming in performances at home and on tours around the world. Read more

Piano 2016 | Violin 2017
For young musicians ages 13 to 18
$20,000 first prize

Presented each July by Oberlin Conservatory of Music and The Cleveland Orchestra, the Cooper Competition showcases the most promising young musicians from around the world. Five days of performances on campus give way to the thrilling Concerto Finals at Severance Hall, where three finalists compete for the grand prize in concert with The Cleveland Orchestra.

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Friends of the ARS

Donors help support the longstanding tradition of musical excellence Oberlin College brings to Northeast Ohio. We encourage you to become a Friend of the Artist Recital Series. Friends of the series reaffirm the value placed on music within our communities and allow Oberlin to sustain the elevated level of programming for which it is known. Donations are tax deductible. For more information, call 440.775.8169 or 800.371.0178.

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About the ARS


Oberlin College’s esteemed Artist Recital Series is one of the oldest continuing concert series in the United States. Since its inception in 1878, more than 1,000 of the most acclaimed and accomplished musicians, conductors, orchestras, chamber ensembles, and composers have graced the stage of historic Finney Chapel. Stars of such international stature as Dave Brubeck, Alicia de Larrocha, Juan Diego Flórez, Glenn Gould, Denyce Graves, Jascha Heifetz, Vladimir Horowitz, Yo-Yo Ma, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Isaac Stern, George Szell, and Eugene Ysaÿe, to name but a few, have performed under the auspices of Oberlin’s Artist Recital Series, enriching the college, the town of Oberlin, and northern Ohio. This growing roster is more than an impressive “Who’s Who.” It is an illumination of the finest of serious music, spanning the late 19th century to the present.