Faculty and Guest Recital: Francesca dePasquale, violin, and Reiko Uchida, piano

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Saturday, December 11, 2021
4:30 pm

David H. Stull Recital Hall

77 W. College St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

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Watch the webcast  – streamed live at concert time.

Violin professor Francesca dePasquale and guest pianist Reiko Uchida will perform On the Blue Shore of Silence for violin, piano, electronics, and visual art. 

This is a 12-movement suite based on the poetry of Pablo Neruda with music by three composers—Gity Razaz, Gloria Justen, and Sayo Kosugi—and visual art by Johanna Andruchovici.

The work was curated and commissioned by Francesca dePasquale, with the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society as co-commissioner and with additional support from Oberlin College. 

Conservatory visitors are asked to enter the complex through either Bibbins Hall’s east entrance (off College Place, across from the Oberlin College Bookstore) or the Conservatory Lounge’s west entrance (off S. Professor St., adjacent to the Conservatory Pond). All other entrances will be closed to the public.


The Sea for violin, piano, and electronics                 Gity Razaz

It is Born for violin and electronics                             Razaz

The First Sea for violin and piano                               Gloria Justen

Soliloquy in the Waves for violin solo                        Razaz

The Fisherman for violin and piano                            Sayo Kosugi

Here, There, Everywhere for violin and piano          Razaz

- Brief Pause –

Strangers on the Shore for violin solo                                        Kosugi

Forget About Me for violin, piano, pre-recorded sounds       Justen

The Old Women of the Shore for violin and piano                   Kosugi

The Poet’s Obligation for solo violin                                            Justen

Fiesta’s End, Stanza XII for violin and piano                              Kosugi

Lazybones for violin and piano                                                      Justen

About the artists:

Francesca dePasquale
Reiko Uchida
Gity Razaz
Gloria Justen
Sayo Kosugi


Oberlin recommends attendance for vaccinated people. Everyone is required to wear a mask indoors at all times. Anyone with symptoms should refrain from attending campus events. Oberlin policies are subject to change based on evolving public health recommendations.