“Can classical music survive in the music industry with popular music these days?”

If you compared the number of classical music views to pop music views on Youtube, what would the difference be? The highest number of views for classical music recording is the Budapest Strings’ performance of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons with 243M views. By contrast, the highest number of views for popular music recording is Baby… Continue reading “Can classical music survive in the music industry with popular music these days?”

Pui Wang (Leo) Choi’s Senior Piano Recital 

The winner of Oberlin’s 2021 Senior Concerto Competition, Leo Choi, held his Senior Recital on May 7th at Warner Concert Hall. He played Beethoven, Chopin, Ravel, and Hurel. After Choi performed, he must have been exhausted, but he looked as fresh as a daisy. His contrasting powerful and soft feathery sound filled the concert hall. … Continue reading Pui Wang (Leo) Choi’s Senior Piano Recital 

Find out about Lim Dong Hyek’s passion through Schubert

At the age of 17, Lim Dong Hyek signed with EMI (now Warner Classic) and since then has recorded Chopin Ballades, Sonatas, and Preludes, Schubert Impromptus, Bach’s Goldberg Variations, and Rachmaninov’s Concerto No. 2 on five albums.  Lim played many pieces as a pianist, but he has a lot of affection for Schubert and thinks… Continue reading Find out about Lim Dong Hyek’s passion through Schubert

Park Bom’s soulful voice and deep emotion

From YG Entertainment’s girl group 2NE1, Park Bom released fifteen albums beginning in 2009. In November 2016, she left the group because she was implicated in an affair involving drugs. In 2010, Adderall, an amphetamine drug prescribed to treat her ADHD, caused a problem when she entered South Korea from the US. However, her final… Continue reading Park Bom’s soulful voice and deep emotion

Oberlin Opera Theater presents Il Matrimonio Segreto (The Secret Marriage)

Domenico Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto (“The Secret Marriage”) was a hit from the very beginning. On Thursday, March 24 at 8:00 pm at Hall Auditorium, Oberlin Opera Theater will present Cimarosa’s two-act comic opera in a production directed by Jonathon Field, with Christopher Larkin conducting the Oberlin Orchestra. The opera will be sung in Italian… Continue reading Oberlin Opera Theater presents Il Matrimonio Segreto (The Secret Marriage)