Cal Poly Pomona Piano Ensemble Recital

Cal Poly Pomona Music Recital Hall
3801 W Temple Ave., Bldg. 24
Pomona, CA
February 28, 2018 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm



Recital performed by Cal Poly Pomona Piano Ensemble, directed by Nadia Shpachenko

Performing works by Antonín Dvořák, Tom Flaherty, Jerome Kitzke, Thomas Kotcheff, Tristan Perich, Samara Rice, Franz Schubert, and Jack Van Zandt


Nadia Shpachenko & The Cal Poly Pomona Piano Ensemble

Jack Van Zandt Arebati for two toy pianos, two pianos, celesta, marimba, vibraphone and electronics (2017), West Coast Premiere

Nadia Shpachenko, celesta, Long Yu, toy piano, Michael Jung, piano, toy piano, Melinda Hovsepian, piano, Sophia Lin, piano, Michael Tran, marimba, vibraphone

Franz Schubert Fantasia in F minor for piano four-hands, D. 940

Samuel Barber Souvenirs for piano four-hands

Melinda Hovsepian and Joshua Tessler, piano four-hands

Antonín Dvořák Piano Trio No. 4, Op. 90, "Dumky"

Ilka Bradvica, violin, Adrianna Curcio Rizzato, cello, Michael Tran, piano

Tom Flaherty Airdancing for toy piano, piano, and electronics (2013)

Nadia Shpachenko, piano and Michael Tran, toy piano

Tristan Perich qsqsqsqsqqqqqqqqq for three toy pianos and 3-channel 1-bit electronics (2009)

Nadia Shpachenko, Michael Jung, Michael Tran, toy pianos

Samara Rice OnomataPiano for two toy pianos and voice (2016)

Nadia Shpachenko, toy piano, voice and Long Yu, toy piano, voice

Jerome Kitzke The Animist Child for toy piano and voice (one performer) (1994, rev. 2016)

Nadia Shpachenko, toy piano, voice

Julia Wolfe East Broadway for toy piano and electronics (1996)

Nadia Shpachenko, toy piano

Thomas Kotcheff wgah'nagl fhtagn for piano four hands and toy piano (2017)

Nadia Shpachenko, piano and Michael Tran, piano, toy piano

The Cal Poly Pomona Piano Ensemble is directed by multiple GRAMMY®-nominated pianist Nadia Shpachenko, who often performs with the group. The Piano Ensemble performs repertoire for piano 4-hands, duo-piano and for 3-8 keyboard players on multiple instruments, which include pianos, toy pianos, and harpsichords. In addition to performing repertoire from the classical canon, the group’s mission is to program and promote newly-written piano ensemble repertoire and to collaborate with contemporary composers. Most recently The Cal Poly Pomona Piano Ensemble worked with composers Tom Flaherty, Thomas Kotcheff, James Matheson, Samara Rice, and Jack Van Zandt, whose pieces they will tour during the 2017/2018 concert season.