“Oh what is holiness?” asks contemporary poet Mary Oliver in “The Fawn.” In contemplating nature as the divine, we might ask ourselves how we spiritually connect to the world around us when listening to fourth year Oberlin TIMARA student composer Claudia Hinsdale’s senior recital on April 25. When Hinsdale sings, her voice settles like a reverent hymn. Each listener’s mind, body, and soul should come into alignment when witnessing the composer’s music. When was the last time we felt akin to something larger, greater? Is there something sacred in the natural environment around us? Perhaps these are questions the artist has contemplated herself in rural Ohio over the past four years, and will answer during her program on Sunday at 8:30 pm underneath Mudd ramp at the Mary Church Terrell Main Library.Continue reading “Concert Preview: Claudia Hinsdale Senior Recital”
“Everything is nebulous and time is fake,” oboist Gwen Goble said when asked about her 344th day at home since Oberlin Conservatory shut down due to the pandemic. Though the Northeastern Ohio school has allowed students to return to campus since last August, Goble opted to stay home and continue her studies remotely for both the fall and spring semesters.
In her third year at the conservatory, Goble’s primary focus this spring has been on preparing her junior recital, which streams live on Saturday, March 6 at 4:30 pm EST. A native of Keller, Texas, Goble is commemorating her tenth year of playing with an unaccompanied program — including a diverse array of composers, ranging from C.P.E. Bach to Jenni Brandon.Continue reading “How to Experience Southern Hospitality Next Saturday Without Actually Traveling to Texas”