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Benefit for Classical Action
Saturday, September 23, 8 P.M., Warner Concert Hall
The Program: Crumb's four books of the Madrigals; other works TBA.

Featured performers will include soprano Tony Arnold '90, percussionist David Schotzko '00 and flutist Claire Chase '00, among other alumni. The Contemporary Music Ensemble will perform with Tim Weiss conducting. Organizer Hudie Broughton '02 describes the benefit as "the first collegiate performance of any kind for Classical Action." Classical Action: Performing Arts Against AIDS, is a not-for-profit organization which draws upon the talents, resources and generosity of the performing arts community to raise vitally needed funds for AIDS-related services across the United States. Funds are raised through special events, private house concerts, recording and merchandising projects, individual donations, and foundation and corporate support. Visit the site at:

Guest Recital to Honor Kenneth Hall Woodside '59 (1938-99)
Tuesday, October 24, 8 P.M., Kulas Recital Hall

Seven members of the Cleveland Orchestra will perform in concert to honor Kenneth Hall Woodside'59 and raise funds for and awareness of the recently established Kenneth H. Woodside Endowed Memorial Scholarship, which will aid third and fourth year Conservatory students.

The Program: Jaques Ibert's Two Interludes for flute, violin and harp; Camille Saint-Saens' Fantasy for violin and harp; Maurice Ravel's Introduction and Allegro for strings, wind and harp; and Johannes Brahms' Quintet for clarinet and strings.

Featured performers include cellist Bryan Dumm; flutist Mary Kay Fink '83; associate professor of clarinet Daniel Gilbert; violist Mark Jackobs; violinist Takako Masame; harpist Trina Strubble '91; and violinist Beth Woodside.

7th Annual Faculty Chamber Music Series

The Faculty Chamber Music Series was founded to showcase faculty talent and to provide opportunities for Conservatory colleagues to perform together.

Sunday, September 10, 4 P.M., Finney Chapel
Sunday, November 12, 4 P.M., Finney Chapel
Sunday February 18, 2001, 4 P.M., Finney Chapel
Sunday, April 15, 2001, 4 P.M., Finney Chapel

From Page to Stage
Sunday, November 5, time/place TBA

Discussion focusing on the problems and opportunities in presenting new opera works. With distinguished panel of composers and librettists. Hosted by Oberlin Opera Theater.