Oberlin Chamber Orchestra with Sir Simon Rattle

CD Cover Conducted by Sir Simon Rattle
Recorded: December 1, 2004 in Finney Chapel
Released: February, 2006

“I was immensely impressed with my time at Oberlin. Not only were the students excellently prepared, but they emanated a joy in discovery and corporate intelligence that was very moving. In this small intense community, there is obviously something special going on.”
– Sir Simon Rattle

CONDUCTOR
Sir Simon Rattle

VIOLIN I
Amanda Grimm, concertmaster
Soomin Lee
J Freivogel
Emma Lundgren
Samuel Sharp
Natalia Jenkins
Ju Hyung Shin
Edwin Huizinga
Mary Price
Jennifer Lang

VIOLIN II
James Garlick, principal
Tae-Hee Im
Noah Strick
Evan Shallcross
David Bogorad
Joon-Ho Kim
Brittany Jordan
Abigail Landell
Rachel Kelly
Simon Bilyk
Hye- Youn Lee
Sally Kintner

VIOLA
Nashira Thomas, principal
Margaret Carey
David Moss
Di Lu
Justin Lader
Raphael Lizama
Anne Ristorcelli
Anne Lanzilotti
Cilo Tilton

VIOLINCELLO
Jordan Price, principal
Chelsea Doohan
Edward Rankin-Parkert
Arielle Hirschfield
April Dannelly
Samantha Kushnick
Meg Risso
Susanna Giles
Brian Hoffman
Shama Cash-Goldwater

FLUTE
Elisabeth Blatchford
Dawnya Chavis
Rebecca Davidson
Jieun Han

ENGLISH HORN
Emily Brebach

CONTRA-BASSOON
Christine Dieter

CLARINET
Sergiy Dvornichenko
Barry Garrett
Andrew McCollum
Sacha Rattle*

HORN
Wallace Easter
Zeev Saffir
Jeff Staulcup*
Wayne Van Lieu
Monika Warchol

BASS CLARINET
Barry Garrett

TRUMPET
Avi Bialo*
David Matchim
Nicholas Stephens

BASSOON
Benjamin Atherholt*
Christine Dieter
Oleksiy Zakharov

TIMPANI
Ross Kane

HARP
Erin Ponto

PERCUSSION
Andrew Burke
Zachary Crystal
Jonathan Hepfer
Michael Lehman

REHERSAL CONDUCTORS
James Gaffigan
Timothy Weiss

STUDENT MANAGERS
Joseph Kneer
Samuel Quintal
Sarah Titterington
Monika Warchol

MANAGER/LIBRIAN
Christine Haff-Paluck

Winds, brass, and percussion are listed alphabetically.
An asterik (*) indicates principal players.

1.
Symphony No. 4 in G Major, I. Bedächtig, Nicht eilen
Composer: Gustav Mahler
Length: 16:26
2.
Symphony No. 4 in G Major, II. In gemächlicher Bewegung
Composer: Gustav Mahler
Length: 9:55
3.
Symphony No. 4 in G Major, III. Ruhevoll. (Poco Adagio)
Composer: Gustav Mahler
Length: 21:27
4.
Symphony No. 4 in G Major, IV. “Das himmlishce Leben” Sehr behaglich
Composer: Gustav Mahler
Length: 9:40

The live recording of Sir Simon Rattle conducting the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra represents an exhilarating event that was, as Plain Dealer music critic Donald Rosenberg wrote, “stamped by magnificence”. Indeed, Rosenberg included this performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 – “uncommonly rich in poetry and drama” – in his top 10 memorable events from the 2004 concert series.

Magnificence has come to be synonymous with the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in all aspects, from its exacting standards for incoming students, to the excellence in teaching and performance in every major orchestra and opera house with many of today’s acclaimed chamber ensembles.

Founded in 1865 and situated within the intellectual vitality of Oberlin College since 1867, Oberlin is the oldest continuously operating conservatory in the United States. An undergraduate institution, Oberlin is renowned internationally as a professional music school of the highest caliber and called a “national treasure” by the Washington Post.

In December 2005 and January 2006, the Oberlin Orchestra, with the music director and conductor Bridget-Michaele Reischl, will embark on a historic tour of the People’s Republic of China. In January 2007, Robert Spano, music director of the Atlanta Symphonic Orchestra and Oberlin alumnus, will conduct the Oberlin Orchestra at Carneige Hall.

Past guest conductors of the Oberlin Orchestra have included Mario Alsop, Pierre Boulez, Catherine Comet, Tan Dun, eve Queler, Robert Shaw, Oscar Shumsky, Igor Stravinsky, composer John Williams, and Hugh Wolff.