Oberlin College and Conservatory

The Awakened Steppe: Traditional and Contemporary Music from Mongolia

Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 7:30pm

David H. Stull Recital Hall
77 West College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Join us for an evening of music from the Mongolian State Morin Khuur Ensemble with conductor Tuvshinsaikhan Delgersaikhan. The Ensemble specializes in traditional Mongolian musical instruments and vocal styles, from horsehair fiddle tunes to polyphonic throat singing and beyond. Through folk and contemporary arrangements, the Ensemble infuses traditional melodies with elements of jazz and classical music. The musicians’ songs resound with the sounds of the steppe, evoking the thundering of horse hooves and the wind whipping over the plains. Screening of a recorded performance from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in Stull Recital Hall, with a live introduction by Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology Kip Hutchins and live question-and-answer session via Zoom with the ensemble's conductor. 

Free and open to the public.

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Zoom Meeting ID: 886 9813 2004
Passcode: 918458

Sponsored by Oberlin College’s Luce Initiative for Asian Studies and the Environment (LIASE) Implementation Grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.


Conservatory visitors are asked to enter the complex through either Bibbins Hall’s east entrance (off College Place, across from the Oberlin College Bookstore) or the Conservatory Lounge’s west entrance (off S. Professor St., adjacent to the Conservatory Pond). All other entrances will be closed to the public.

Oberlin recommends attendance for vaccinated people. Everyone is required to wear a mask indoors at all times. Anyone with symptoms should refrain from attending campus events. Oberlin policies are subject to change based on evolving public health recommendations.

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Arts, Films & Screenings, International/Cultural, Music, Performing Arts


Academic, Anthropology, East Asian Studies, Administrative, Concert Production, Conservatory of Music


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Traditional Mongolian musical instruments.

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