Oberlin College and Conservatory

OCLIPSE Concert Series: Oberlin Sinfonietta

Thursday, April 4 at 7:30pm

Warner Concert Hall
77 West College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Watch the webcast  – streamed live at concert time.

Oberlin Sinfonietta focuses on a wide range of compositions by composers from the last 100 years. This concert is conducted by Timothy Weiss and features violinist Hannah Hurwitz and Professor of Voice Timothy LeFebvre.

Programmed in connection with the total solar eclipse of April 8, 2024, this concert features works inspired by historical understandings of the eclipse and the concept of light itself.

Throughout her work, Kaiija Saariaho was deeply connected to light. Much of her work focuses on the intersection of music and light, and she strove to reflect light through timbre.

Bernard Rands’ song cycle Canti dell’Eclisse (Songs of the Eclipse) is drawn from twelve poems from various time periods and cultures that all examine the eclipse.


Kaija Saariaho Graal théâtre (1994)

  Hannah Hurwitz, violin


Bernard Rands Canti dell’Eclisse (1992)

  Timothy LeFebvre, baritone

View the April 4, 2024 program


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.

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Free Admission, no tickets required

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