Oberlin Orchestra


The Oberlin Orchestra has enjoyed a rich history of notable guest conductors including Igor Stravinsky, Pierre Boulez, Sir Simon Rattle (whose son is an Oberlin alumnus), David Zinman, Robert Spano, and John Williams. Recent appearances by the Oberlin Orchestra include performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles; at Cleveland’s Severance Hall, home of the Cleveland Orchestra; a 13-day tour of China in 2005 and a second tour of China, including Singapore, in 2011; and a 2007 critically acclaimed performance at Carnegie Hall in New York conducted by Robert Spano. The New York Times described the performance at Carnegie Hall as “stellar.”

After Sir Simon Rattle conducted the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra in December 2004, Plain Dealer music critic Donald Rosenberg wrote that the concert was “stamped by magnificence.” Indeed, Rosenberg included the Oberlin-Rattle performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, which he described as “uncommonly rich in poetry and drama,” in his list of top 10 memorable events from the 2004 concert season.

The Oberlin Conservatory of Music, awarded the highest artistic honor in the United States, the National Medal of Arts, by President Obama in February 2010 is known the world over as an institution of exceptional excellence. Praised as a “National treasure” by the Washington Post, conservatory graduates have achieved prominence as solo performers; chamber, orchestral, and jazz musicians; composers; conductors; music educators and scholars; and are found in all major orchestras and opera companies around the world. In 2009, the conservatory produced the Grammy nominated recording Air, and this year opened the finest jazz studies facility in the world with guest artist Stevie Wonder.

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Oberlin Orchestra
with Jeremy Denk '90, piano

Carnegie Hall
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

Saturday, January 19th, 2013
7:00pm Lecture
8:00pm Concert



Violin I
Wyatt Underhill,
Eliot Heaton,
  associate concertmaster
Hattie Ahn
Sarah Bailey
Dorothea Chatzigeorgiou
Josie Davis
Xian Fang
Luke Fatora
Nathan Giglierano
Yada Lee
Ayumi Ohishi
Ruiqi Ren
Ha Eun Ryu
Jung Un Suh
Mari-Liis Uibo
Alana Youssefian
Zou Yu

Violin II
Myra Hinrichs,
Katherine Floriano,
  associate principal
Henry Allison
Elizabeth Castro Abrams
Julia Connor
Elizabeth Cooke
Halle Davis
Clara Engen
Sophia Grabandt
Jeffrey Girton
Lyly Li
William Overcash
Yuri Popowycz
Somyung Ryu
Rebecca Telford-Marx
Danielle Wilson
Dorisiya Yosifova
Jieying Zhao

Aaron Mossburg,
Carrie Frey,
  associate principal
Desiree Alexander
Erdenebat Batmyagmar
Fatima Gassama
Rebecca Johnson
Seido Karasaki
Donald Marsh
Daniel Orsen
Camille Ripple
Hannah Santisi
Brea Warner

Alexa Ciciretti,
  Shane Foundation
  Endowed Chair

Youn Kim,
  associate principal
Chava Appiah
Luke Adamson
Rose Marie Bart
Jennifer Carpenter
Charles Colwell
Iva Casian Lakos
Julia Henderson
Jake Klinkenborg
Helen Newby
Eric Tinkerhess

Clinton O'Brien,
Jeffrey Takaki,
  associate principal
Matthew Adomeit
Andrea Beyer
Shota Horikawa
Casey Karr
Marco Retana
Kevin Sullivan
Tyler Vallet
James Vitz-Wong

Julia McGehee
Joseph Monticello, Ro
Helen Park, R, M, S
Matthew Slaughter

Julia McGehee, S

Jacob Chae
Timothy Daniels, M
Virginia McDowell, Ro
Daniel Rios, R, S

English Horn
Jacob Chae, R, Ro
Timothy Daniels, S

Zachary Good, S
Jarrett Hoffman, R
Matthew Viola, Ro

Bass Clarinet
Matthew Viola

Carl Gardner
Sean Gordon, S
Briana Lehman, R, Ro
Ben Roidl-Ward, M

Carl Gardner

Eric Bell
Antonia Chandler
Kevin Grasel, R, Ro
Katy Hatch, M
Matthew McLaughlin, S
Sophia Tinger

John Davison, M
Caitlin Featherstone
Jacob Flaschen, S
Aaron Plourde, R, Ro

Daniel Murphy
Katherine Robertstad, R, S
Henry Van Engen

Bass Trombone
Matthew Evans

Davis Erickson

Sean Dowgray

Christopher Cabrera
Randall Chaves-Camacho
Justin Gunter
Michael Mazzulo
Benjamin Rempel

Marika Yasuda

Rebekah Efthimiou, S
Bethany Wheeler, R

Personnel Manager
Nicholas Engelhardt

Michael Roest

Superscripts indicate principal players:

R = Ravel
M = Mozart
Ro = Rouse
S = Stravinsky

Oberlin Illuminate

DeWitt Stern

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