Nadia Shpachenko at Classical Underground

Classical Underground
20795 Main St.
Carson, CA
November 13, 2017 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm



Program Description

Acclaimed contemporary pianist and multiple-Grammy Award nominee Nadia Shpachenko-Gottesman returns to CU with the Piano Sonata #6 of Yuri Ishchenko, a key figure of contemporary Ukrainian music. Plus a curious gem by Tchaikovsky contemporary Antonin Arensky: his own transcription of his cantata, The Fountain of Bakhchisaray.

Guitarist and composer Donovan Butez will play a selection of his own works, joined by fellow guitarist Bryan Fasola, violinst Mann-Wen Lo, and Shaul Kofler on cello. Our wonderful cellist Evgeny Tonkha and the brilliant pianist Alex Slobodyanik get together for Romances of Schubert and Rachmaninoff, and guitarist Omar Torrez joins Evgeny in an arrangement of Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata. Virtuoso clarinetist James Hodges and pianist Hee Jung Ju will play an arrangement of Sarasate's ever-popular Carmen Fantasy, based on themes from the Bizet opera.