Performances Reviews

Oberlin Conservatory Plays at DiMenna Center and Carnegie Reviewed


Friday’s concert featured the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, conducted by Timothy Weiss, and members of ICE. Ms. Chase was joined by another flutist, Alexa Still, in “Altar of Two Serpents,” by Mario Diaz de León, an engaging work that lived up to its title with eerie, serpentine lines coiled in interlocking patterns. In his 2010 piece “alphabeta” Eric Wubbels meshes unpitched percussion sounds with pitched piano timbres, producing a colorful dialogue.