Oberlin College and Conservatory

Guest Recital: Mark Sparks '82, flute, and Robert Spano '84, piano

Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 7:30pm

Kulas Recital Hall, Conservatory Central Unit
77 West College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Guest artists and Oberlin Conservatory alumni Mark Sparks '82 and Robert Spano '84 will present a recital of duo works for flute and piano in Kulas Recital Hall.

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.


Suite No. 1                                                                   Ottorino Respighi

      Berceuse                                                                                  arr. Sparks




      Valse caressante




- Intermission -


Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 120, No. 1                        Johannes Brahms

      Allegro appassionato                                                        arr. Stephanie Jutt

      Andante un poco adagio

      Allegretto grazioso


About the artists:
Mark Sparks served as principal flutist of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra from more than 20 years. He retired from that position in May 2021. He is currently on the faculty of DePaul University and the Aspen Music Festival and frequently presents clinics and recitals in the U.S. and abroad.

Robert Spano is a pianist, composer, conductor, teacher, and six-time Grammy-winning music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Aspen Music Festival and School, and music director designate of the Fort Worth Symphony.


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.

Event Type

Arts, Music, Performing Arts


Administrative, Concert Production, Conservatory of Music


Free admission

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portraits of Mark Sparks and Robert Spano

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