"Oberlin in NYC"

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Ohio's respected Oberlin College and Conservatory hits Manhattan for three concerts in two days. On Fri 18, the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble teams up with the International Contemporary Ensemble for Berio's Corale, Rouse's Compline, a John Zorn premiere and more. Jason Harris conducts the Oberlin Choir and Oberlin Baroque in pieces by Bach, Tallis, Rachmaninoff and others on Sat 19 in the afternoon; that evening, Raphael Jiménez leads the Oberlin Orchestra in Ravel's La valse, Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 (K. 467) with Obie alum Jeremy Denk as soloist, Rouse's Iscariot and Stravinsky's Firebird Suite. Tickets for the free events are already in short supply; check oberlin.edu/nyc2013tour before heading out.