Artist Recital Series

Ravel: Intimate Masterpieces

Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 8 p.m.

Tickets: $42 public, $35 seniors, OC staff, faculty, and alumni, $13 students (purchase tickets)
All tickets $3 more at the door
Location: Finney Chapel (reserved seating, directions)

Ellie Dehn ’02, soprano
Richard Hawkins, clarinet
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Spencer Myer ’00, piano
Alexa Still, flute
Jupiter String Quartet

Even to those who knew him well, the great French composer Maurice Ravel seemed to live his life devoid of intimate relationships, yet an unmistakable intimacy coursed through his compositions. He reserved his passion for music, and he immersed himself in a broad range of styles: from the impressionism with which he is closely associated, to his discovery of jazz during visits to America. Ravel: Intimate Masterpieces is a celebration of the new recording of the same name, conceived by Oberlin faculty harpist Yolanda Kondonassis and slated for fall release by Oberlin Music. Kondonassis will be joined onstage by a lineup of distinguished faculty and alumni: internationally acclaimed soprano Ellie Dehn ’ 02, pianist Spencer Myer ’00, Associate Professor of Clarinet Richard Hawkins, and Associate Professor of Flute Alexa Still. Accompanying them will be the Jupiter String Quartet, the conservatory’s artists in residence for 2012-14.

Ravel

Yolanda Kondonassis
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