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The Cleveland Orchestra Returns to Finney Chapel

By Heewon Lee

Seeing a world-class orchestra on stage Friday evening, April 21 in Finney Chapel — the home to the Oberlin Conservatory Orchestra — suddenly seemed similar but different. 377 more words

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Cleveland Orchestra Presents Delius, Vaughan Williams and Strauss

By Hannah Schoepe

Romantic soundscapes sculpted by orchestral playing of the highest magnitude shaped The Cleveland Orchestra’s program on Friday evening April 21st, in Oberlin Conservatory’s historic Finney Chapel. 497 more words

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Ninety-nine concerts of TCO on the program, ninety-nine concerts of TCO

By Colin Roshak

Every year Oberlin’s Artist Recital Series brings some of the biggest names and most exciting musicians to rural Ohio. As per tradition, on Friday, April 21, the Cleveland Orchestra found its way to Finney Chapel for their yearly performance. 417 more words

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Breathing New Life into Classical Music

By Samantha Spaccasi

It’s no secret that American orchestras are in trouble. In 2011, the Philadelphia Orchestra filed for bankruptcy, while the American Symphony Orchestra encountered monetary trouble in 2015, forcing it to cut its Vanguard concert series from six performances to four. 905 more words

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Sasha Cooke: The Song of the Earth

This video is a kind of “two-for.”

I heard the Cleveland Orchestra perform this piece as a celebration of my fifth year of being cancer free.   37 more words

Te Deum for Empress Maria Theresa by Haydn

I was privileged to hear the Cleveland Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra Chorus perform this piece back in November.

According to the program, this is not for the famous Maria Theresa (one of the most powerful women in Europe and mother of Marie Antoinette) but rather the second wife of Emperor Franz II. 9 more words