Sarah Krohn’s “Greetings From Virginia” is a Travelogue Breakup Song

Sarah Krohn’s upcoming new single, “Greetings From Virginia” is an energetic breakup song about holding onto memories like souvenirs. The song’s upbeat indie pop choruses make light of loss and use different U.S. states as metaphors for parts of someone’s past. It is the perfect song for driving in the rain with the windows down… Continue reading Sarah Krohn’s “Greetings From Virginia” is a Travelogue Breakup Song

Michael Gaspari’s Senior Recital Celebrates Neurodivergence

Michael Gaspari wears their heart on their sleeve. It’s something I noticed as soon as the fourth-year double-degree student let me into Wilder Main, where they’ll be performing their new album On The Bridge for their senior TIMARA recital on Saturday, May 21, at 8 PM. Even amidst the drum kits, percussion machines, amps, pedals,… Continue reading Michael Gaspari’s Senior Recital Celebrates Neurodivergence

DJ Kopano Talks Musical Curation and Centering Blackness

If you’ve been to a show or a house party at Oberlin recently, you’ve probably heard of Kopano. The multidisciplinary artist is a dual-degree third-year at Oberlin College and Conservatory, but they’ve also been performing prolifically for several years in Chicago’s South Side DIY scene, having opened for abolitionist Angela Davis and previously collaborated with… Continue reading DJ Kopano Talks Musical Curation and Centering Blackness

Adam Murphy’s Senior Recital This Weekend

Adam Murphy, center, plays violin in his Senior Recital Nobody saw violinist’s Adam Murphy’s junior recital in the spring of 2021.“I was the only person whose live stream didn’t work,” Murphy said. Instead, he had to send a recording to his family and friends. Still, Murphy didn’t mind. “It was nice and intimate. I don’t… Continue reading Adam Murphy’s Senior Recital This Weekend

Haley Heynderickx Returns to Northeast Ohio

When Haley Heynderickx first played at Oberlin’s Finney Chapel in April of 2019, it was a religious experience. Her skilled fingerpicking on guitar and ethereal voice held the audience spellbound. Her wry remarks and slightly awkward demeanor was a hit with students, who felt they had stumbled upon a kindred spirit.  Like nearly all musicians,… Continue reading Haley Heynderickx Returns to Northeast Ohio

The Purple Musical World of Daniela Jimenez

"Music is powerful because it's disempowering. You can't touch it and you can't see it. When you can't touch or see anything, you're totally disarmed. It’s the most vulnerable you can be." Daniela Jimenez is an eclectic fusion of influences spanning genres as well as countries. She is a second-year majoring in classical piano at… Continue reading The Purple Musical World of Daniela Jimenez

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)