Rhiannon Giddens Headlines Oberlin Artist Recital Series

By David Salazar

The Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio has announced its Oberlin Artist Recital Series, which kicks off this fall.

For the purposes of this article, our focus will be on vocal recitals.

Rhiannon Giddens will perform alongside Francesco Turrisi with a program based off their recent album “They’re Calling Me Home.” The showcase explores music from the duo’s native countries of America, Italy, and Ireland. It will also spotlight themes related to the COVID-19 lockdown, isolation and belonging.

Performance Date: Oct. 4, 2022

There will also be performances from baroque band ACRONYMN as well as pianist Bruce Liu, who won the International Chopin Piano Competition in 2021. The season ends with the Verona Quartet and Wu Man taking on a program entitled “Goin’ Home.