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The largest performance space on campus with seating for 1,200, Finney Chapel stands at the heart of Oberlin's intellectual and musical life. When completed in 1908, the chapel became noted for its excellent acoustics. Architect Cass Gilbert's Romanesque arches and oak pews give the place a grand majesty, while a monumental C.B. Fisk pipe organ lends a genuinely soulful feel.
During the academic year, events take place at Finney nearly every night of the week. Most are free. Recent and coming highlights include concerts by Animal Collective, Bobby Conn, and Sweet Honey in the Rock; classical music performances by Apollo's Fire, violinist Midori, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez; and thought-provoking talks by composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, and Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma.
I loved this entire convocation - thanks for procuring such a high-profile, fantastic convocation speaker as usual! I strongly believe that any Oberlin student who has the time to attend the convocations not only ought to go, but is obligated to do so - especially something as interdisciplinary and fundamental as yesterday's event with Editor Baquet.
Great. Love to have the opportunity to meet celebrities in settings like this.
awesome I had joy from this concert, sitting at the back and enjoy music alone is cool to top
An incredible third convocation and one of my all time favorites! I am a second year and I've been to every convocation Oberlin has offered, so I speak with a fair degree of relativity! This Radiolab team is phenomenal, effervescent, hilarious, intelligent, entertaining, and highly enlightening! I learned stuff, had fun, talked with cool students and professors, and just had a wonderful time. An excellent way to kick off the fourth week of the semester/ end the third week as everything gets more intense...
Ms. Dunham was so genuine, so funny, so sweet, so articulate. Great event.
It was fabulous. It made me reflect on my lack of knowledge of an inspirational leader that I did not take the opportunity to know while he was alive. It has me wanting to know more about him.
This is the third time that I have seen her. She is always fascinating.
Excellent event with three of the strongest leaders in meaningful discussion of responsible management and use of resources. The Q&A time might have been more productive had the questions been submitted in writing and Dr. Orr given the opportunity to review and to select which ones were asked. If names were attached, he could also invite the author to stand or to present it in person in the interest of transparency.
This was a fantastic first convocation of the year! These speakers are inspiring and knowledgeable, and they had a phenomenal conversational dynamic. Those who did not attend missed out on one of the few events that could not have been missed so far this year.