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“Quotations and Homages” CD release concert and celebration

June 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Multiple GRAMMY® nominated pianist Nadia Shpachenko will present 9 San Francisco Premieres on Wednesday, June 20th at 7:30pm at Center for New Music. Shpachenko will perform compositions by Adam Borecki, Daniel Felsenfeld, Tom Flaherty, Missy Mazzoli, Nick Norton, and Peter Yates from her World Premieres album “Quotations and Homages,” released by Reference Recordings on April 6, 2018, as well as brand new 2018 compositions by Vera Ivanova and Isaac Schankler. The recital will feature new works inspired by a variety of earlier composers and pieces, from Mozart to Brahms to Stravinsky to Messiaen to Carter to The Velvet Underground. In a program both serious and lighthearted, older works will be brought to new light through piano, voice, electronics and multimedia.

CD information: https://referencerecordings.com/recording/quotations-homages.


Tom Flaherty (b. 1950)
Rainbow Tangle for piano and electronics (2015)
(inspired by Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time)

Missy Mazzoli (b. 1980)
Bolts of Loving Thunder (2013, rev. 2016)
(inspired by Brahms)

Peter Yates (b. 1953)
Epitaphs and Youngsters, a mélodrame for solo pianist and multimedia (2015)
(inspired by Ives, Bach, de Falla, and Gershwin)

Nick Norton (b. 1986)
Piano Piece for Mr. Carter’s 100th Birthday (2008)
(inspired by Carter)

Isaac Schankler (b. 1979)
Future Feelings for piano and electronics (2018)
(inspired by Chopin)

Daniel Felsenfeld (b. 1970)
Down to You is Up for solo piano (1998, rev. 2015)
(inspired by The Velvet Underground)

Vera Ivanova (b. 1977)
from In the Deep Heart’s Core for piano, electronics and multimedia (2017)
(inspired by the poetry of Anna Akhmatova, Hermann Hesse (and Brahms’s “Lullaby”), Boris Pasternak, and William Butler Yeats)

Tom Flaherty (b. 1950)
Igor to Please for piano and electronics (2016)
(inspired by Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring)

Adam Borecki (b. 1990)
Accidental Mozart for solo piano (2014)
(inspired by Mozart’s Piano Sonata in C Major)

More Information and Tickets: https://centerfornewmusic.com


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