Phillip Clarke Memorial Concert

Cal Poly Pomona Music Recital Hall
3801 West Temple Ave., Bldg. 24
Pomona, CA
April 03, 2023 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm



Performances by Nadia Shpachenko and 15 Cal Poly Pomona piano students, featuring works by Ukrainian and American composers

With artists Iris Shiotsuki, Andy Langham, Tom Luer, and Mamoji Trio

Premieres by Zoltan Almashi, Eugene Astapov, Evgeni Orkin, and Madelyne Byrne.

Full Program

Carl Maria von Weber Trio in G minor, Op. 63 for flute, cello, and piano (1818–1819)

Mamoji Trio
Madeleine Ho, flute
Mondy Gottesman, cello
Jina Ju, piano

Madelyn Byrne Awakening for ten pianists, commissioned for Cal Poly Pomona Piano Ensemble (2023), World Premiere

Player 1 – Primo, Piano 1 - Nadia Shpachenko
Player 2 – Secondo, Piano 1 - Zachary McConnell
Player 3 – Primo, Piano 2 - Angel Martinez
Player 4 – Secondo, Piano 2 - Fernie Portillo
Player 5 – Toy Piano 1 - Nobuhide Hayashi
Player 6 – Toy Piano 2 - Meinali Xie
Player 7 – Woodblocks - Aidan Forsyth
Player 8 – Woodblocks - Kana Komatsu
Player 9 – Extended Technique, Piano 1 - Yanelie Ronquillo
Player 10 – Extended Technique, Piano 2 - Yahir Vallejo

Samara Rice Does an echo ever get tired of saying hello for violin, marimba, two toy pianos, two two-handed pianos, and one four-handed piano, commissioned for Cal Poly Pomona Piano Ensemble (2022)

Leonard Woo, violin
Anai Hernandez, marimba
Daniel Klein and Caitlin Yang, toy pianos
Edmund Banuelos, Zachary McConnell, Evan Huang and Nadia Shpachenko, pianos

Eugene Astapov Contemplation IV for solo piano (2015), World Premiere

Iris Shiotsuki, piano

Jimmy Van Heusen, music, Johny Burke, lyrics Improvisations on It Could Happen To You

Tom Luer, saxophone
Andy Langham, piano

Zoltan Almashi Carpathian Song for two pianos (2020), West Coast Premiere

Nadia Shpachenko and Iris Shiotsuki, pianos

Evgeni Orkin Selections from Mosaiks for piano four-hands (2002), US Premiere

Iris Shiotsuki and Nadia Shpachenko, piano


Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 (1805–1806)

Zachary McConnell, piano
Iris Shiotsuki, “orchestra” 

Claude Debussy Arabesque No. 1, L. 66 for solo piano (1888-1891)

Nobuhide Hayashi, piano 

Mykola Lysenko Elegy, Op. 41, No. 3 for solo piano (1902) 

Fernie Portillo, piano 

Sergei Prokofiev 4 Pieces, Op. 4 for solo piano (1835)

Edmund Banuelos, piano