Student Recitals

Please note that all student recital dates, times, and locations are subject to change. Please check our website several days prior to the event to confirm the date, time, and location.
 
All virtual recitals will be streamed via the Department of Music’s YouTube channel as YouTube Premieres at their respective date and time (see below).

Spring 2021 (all virtual events)

Monday, April 12, 2021 | 6 pm PDT | Virtual Event
Graduate pianist Ariella Mak-Neiman will present a virtual Doctor of Musical Arts lecture recital, titled "Haydn Revisited," as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music’s YouTube channel. Invoking the seminal treatise Der vollkommene Capellmeister (1739) of contemporary theorist Johann Mattheson, Mak-Neiman will argue in "Haydn Revisited" for a recontextualization of Haydn in light of the traditions from which he emerged. The lecture will explore the atavistic elements of Haydn’s aesthetic priorities, compositional devices, and interpretive expectations in the context of his intriguing Sonata in B-flat Major, Hob. XVI:18 (1766-67). Mak-Neiman is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate from the studio of UC Santa Barbara Professor Paul Berkowitz.
 
Saturday, April 24, 2021 | 6 pm PDT | Virtual Event
Graduate pianist Lucía Álvarez Núñez will present a Doctor of Musical Arts recital as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music’s YouTube channel. The program will include works by Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, and Robert Schumann. Álvarez Núñez is a student of UC Santa Barbara Professor Paul Berkowitz.
 
Saturday, May 8, 2021 | 4 pm PDT | Virtual Event
Graduate vocalist Naomi Merer (soprano) will present a virtual Doctor of Musical Arts lecture recital, titled "Get thee to an asylum: reflecting on the evolution of mental illness and its portrayal in Thomas’s operatic mad scene," with pianist Mandee Madrid Sikich as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music’s YouTube channel. Merer will perform excerpts from Songs and Sonnets to Ophelia by Jake Heggie and Hamlet by Charles Ambroise Thomas. Merer is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate from the studio of UC Santa Barbara Professor Ben Brecher.
 
Friday, May 21, 2021 | 6 pm PDT | Virtual Event
Undergraduate violinist Noelle Barr will present a virtual Bachelor of Arts recital with pianist Erik Lawrence as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music’s YouTube channel. The program will include works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Barr is a student of UC Santa Barbara Lecturer Ertan Torgul.