"GOAT" Soccer-Inspired Solo Concert at CSUN

18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA
December 11, 2022 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

(818) 677-3184


Solo piano works from Shpachenko's upcoming soccer-inspired recording program of commissioned new works

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 nine 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. West Coast Premieres of works by Christopher Cerrone, Oliver Dubon, Tom Flaherty, & Evan Ware, and new works by Ian Dicke, Dana Kaufman, David Sanford, Adam Schoenberg, & Pamela Z will have you on the edge of your seat laughing, crying, and cheering with all the tensions and intensity of matchday.


Nadia Shpachenko, piano, voice, cleats, electronics
Soccer-inspired works

Ian Dicke (b. 1982) Telstar Loops for piano and electronics (2021)
David Sanford (b. 1963) La Pulga Variations for solo piano (2021)
Christopher Cerrone (b. 1984) Corridor of Uncertainty for piano and electronics (2022)
Oliver Dubon (b. 1997) The Hand of God for solo piano (2022)
Pamela Z (b. 1956) Balón for solo piano, tape, voice, and electronics (2021)
with Pamela Z, pre-recorded and sampled voice
Dana Kaufman (b. 1989) Honeyball for speaking pianist and soccer cleats (2021)
Evan Ware (b. 1977) Skillset for solo piano (2022)
Tom Flaherty (b. 1950) Goal Mining for piano and electronics (2022)
Adam Schoenberg (b. 1980) Last Dance for solo piano (2021)