Credo Music Festival features free classical performances


Staff Report



The Jasper String Quartet will welcome listeners to both Heiser Auditorium and Kulas Hall during the Credo Music Festival.


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Credo’s 19th season of summer programming has begun.

Free concerts will be presented Friday, July 14 all around Lorain and Cuyahoga counties, including an outdoor concert at noon in the East College courtyard, behind Slow Train Cafe in Oberlin. At 8 p.m. in Kulas Hall, Credo’s residential faculty will present arrangements of Bach’s beloved “Goldberg Variations,” his famous “Chaconne,” and the Dvorak Piano Trio No. 4, “Dumky.”

Credo’s featured guest ensemble, the Jasper String Quartet, will present an open rehearsal from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 17 at Heiser Auditorium, Kendal in Oberlin. The quartet will present a concert at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18 at Kulas Hall, Oberlin Conservatory, featuring works by Haydn and Kernis, culminating in Brahms’ “String Quintet in G major, Op. 111.”

Award-winning violinist Rachel Barton Pine begins her Credo residency with a public violin master class from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, July 18 in the Birenbaum Performance Space at the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center. She will present a series of master classes in the Birenbaum, concluding with a final public class from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19.

The festival finale concert, featuring premier chamber performances and string orchestra, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 22 at Warner Concert Hall, Oberlin Conservatory.

Each summer Credo brings approximately 100 highly gifted students from across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia to Oberlin to develop their skills in chamber music performance and serve others.

Numerous student concerts and outreach events will take place at the Conservatory and dozens of venues across Cuyahoga and Lorain counties, including concerts at nursing homes, child development programs, and adopt-a-highway cleanup. For a complete list of Credo concerts, contact the Credo office at office@credomusic.org or 440-774-3658, or visit www.credomusic.org/concerts.

Credo concerts are made possible by grants from Arts Midwest, Community Foundation of Lorain County, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeastern Ohio.

The Jasper String Quartet will welcome listeners to both Heiser Auditorium and Kulas Hall during the Credo Music Festival.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/07/web1_Jasper_String_Quartet_white_backgroun-web-size.jpgThe Jasper String Quartet will welcome listeners to both Heiser Auditorium and Kulas Hall during the Credo Music Festival.

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