This coming January, Oberlin Conservatory will be traveling to New York City on tour. The college’s Faculty Jazz Ensemble, Contemporary Music Ensemble, choir, baroque and orchestra will hold performances in various locations, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.
On this week’s Young Artists Showcase we go to Oberlin for a sampling of what is to come. The preview begins with excerpts from Telemann’s Trauer Cantata, recorded by the Oberlin Baroque Ensemble and College Choir in 2010. Up next is a piece inspired by a snake-killing ritual: Raphael Jimenez conducting the Oberlin’s Orchestra in a dramatic performance of Sensemayá by Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas.
The program concludes with a sparkling performance of Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony #9 in E-flat Major, recorded live in concert last year at Oberlin.
Telemann: Trauer Cantata, excerpts
— Oberlin College Choir and Baroque Ensemble; Sara Casey, soprano; Nathan Medley, alto; Miguel Amaguana, tenor; Eliot Hines, bass.
Recorded at Clonick Hall, Oberlin Conservatory, 2010.
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 70
— Oberlin Orchestra; Raphael Jimenez, conductor.
Recorded at Finney Chapel, Oberlin in 2011