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Album Release Concert: “An Unopened Seashell” by Composer Yi-Ting Lu

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us to celebrate Yi-Ting Lu’s debut album with a live concert and reception!

An Unopened Seashell

By Composer Yi-Ting Lu

Album Release Concert and Reception

Friday, May 24, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Celebrate with us at the release concert for Yi-Ting Lu’s debut album, An Unopened Seashell. The concert will feature three solo pieces from the album, a duo composition for soprano and bassoon, and a collaborative music-animation work with Japanese-based animators muzhi Leng and stina-uka.

The album presents five solo works for classical guitar, harp, piano, bassoon, and saxophone, inviting listeners to explore each composition as if uncovering hidden sounds within a “seashell,” akin to opening an unread book and immersing themselves in each instrument’s rich sound world.


Harp: Ben Melsky
Bassoon: Ben Roidl-Ward
Classical Guitar: Dan Lippel
Saxophone: Sam Alvarez
Soprano and Bassoon DUO: Pushback Collective (Ally Smither and Ben Roidl-Ward)

Album Artwork design: Ray Weng

Light refreshments will be provided at the reception.

About the Composer:

Yi-Ting Lu, born and raised in Taiwan and currently based in Chicago, is a composer whose works often reflect and reshape live scenes or experiences through fragmented acoustic sounds. Concepts of transcultural exchanges and collectivity can be discovered within her music.

Lu has received several awards such as the Carl Kanter Prize for orchestral composition, the William T. Faricy Award for creative music, and the Gerts and Hammond and Farewell Award from the Musicians Club of Women. Other distinctions include the Nief-Norf Festival International Call for Score Winner, Transient Canvas Composition Fellowship, and an honorable mention at the DeGaetano Composition Institute. In addition, she was a finalist in the Talea Ensemble Emerging Composer Commissioning Program, the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Competition, and the Rudolph Award. Her work was selected to represent Taiwan at the 66th International Rostrum of Composers in Argentina, and her compositions have been supported by the Taiwan National Culture and Arts Foundation. Find more: https://www.yitinglu.me/

General Admission $20

Student Admission $10

Admission at the door $25

Free for IMSS Members

Doors open at 6:30 pm


Accessible accommodations include a ramp entrance and elevator. If you need additional accessibility options or wheelchair seating, please contact us at info@imss.org.

Parking and Directions can be found here: https://imss.org/plan-your-visit/

About the Multidisciplinary Recovery Series: The International Museum of Surgical Science supports a commitment to contemporary art and artists through exhibitions and programs that use the frame of contemporary artistic practice to examine new perspectives in medical and surgical science and our relationship to the body. The Museum continuously seeks artist performance and workshop proposals for its contemporary art program. Performing artists can be within the category of visual art, poetry, music, and experimental, among others.

This project is partially supported by a Chicago Arts Recovery Program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.


International Museum of Surgical Science
1524 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60610 United States


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