Recital at New Music Gathering

Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway
Portland, OR
June 22, 2023 — June 24, 2023



A 60 Minute Recital featuring selections from my soccer-inspired program of commissioned piano pieces. Also, a speaker on a panel with composer Alex Temple and a performer with composer Olivia Kiefer. Three total presentations.

Recitals and Panel Dates and Times TBA. New Music Gathering Conference is on June 22, 23, and 24, 2023 at Portland State University.

Program Description

The beautiful game. The ballet of the masses. The real university. Soccer! Fútbol! Such a microcosm of the crushing disappointments, the exuberant triumphs, the grueling struggles that make up life. GRAMMY® Award-winning Ukrainian-American pianist Nadia Shpachenko has enlisted ten composers to capture the sounds, rhythms, spirit, and culture of the game for this new program of cutting-edge piano music, supported by New Music USA. Music by Christopher Cerrone, Ian Dicke, Oliver Dubon, Tom Flaherty, Dana Kaufman, Harold Meltzer, David Sanford, & Pamela Z will have you on the edge of your seat laughing, crying, and cheering with all the tensions and intensity of matchday.