Oberlin “Stage Left” Series Commemorates Kent State Shootings

Sunday 5/3 @ 2PM

The shooting deaths of four students and wounding of nine others during an anti-war demonstration at Kent State University May 4, 1970 shook up students on campuses across the country — and you can bet the response was strong at historically progressive, activist Oberlin College, where the proximity of the massacre and sympathy with the cause undoubtedly evoked strong emotions.

Oberlin Conservatory’s Stage Left series joins Kent State University in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the shooting. It looks at how Oberlin College responded in the subsequent days, and features an archival performance of Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D Minor, which took place at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., performed by the Oberlin College Community Orchestra and Chorus with faculty tenor Richard Miller, under the direction of Robert Fountain.


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