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Oberlin to Celebrate Bassist Milt Hinton

Free film, tours, talks and music June 12

Milt Hinton

The Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Oberlin, Ohio, will present the inaugural Milt Hinton Institute for Studio Bass, a week-long program for college and pre-college bassists that takes place on the Oberlin campus June 8-15. As part of the event, the institute will present “Celebrating Milt Hinton,” a free, daylong public festival in honor of the late bassist and photographer on June 12 featuring film, tours, talks and music.

The celebration will culminate with an evening concert and reception in Oberlin Conservatory’s Warner Concert Hall. Events of the afternoon and evening on June 12 feature a guided tour of Oberlin’s special collection of Hinton’s papers and photographs, a film about his life, and performances by institute fellows and faculty, some of whom will play on the instrument Hinton used during his career. All festival events are free and open to the public.

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