Recital on San Bernardino Symphony Series

Sturges Center for the Fine Arts
780 North E Street
San Bernardino, CA
April 15, 2023 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm



GRAMMY® Award-winning pianist Nadia Shpachenko's performance showcases a hugely dramatic range delivered with remarkably expressive precision. Nadia curates a program featuring transformative dances, including rags and tangos, as well as pieces connected to the war in Ukraine. She will perform solo piano works by Scott Joplin, Dana Kaufman (a world premiere), Evgeni Orkin (a world premiere), Myroslav Skoryk, and Lewis Spratlan, a duet by Astor Piazzolla (3 Tangos), performed with SBSO conductor Anthony Parnther on bassoon, and a stunning new chamber work Invasion by Pulitzer-Prize winning composer Lewis Spratlan, for solo piano and SBSO's principal players, conducted by Anthony Parnther.

Dances for Freedom

Myroslav Skoryk
Melody for solo piano (1982)

Dana Kaufman
Honeyball for speaking pianist and soccer cleats (2021/2023), World Premiere of revised version, 2023
    An Ungraceful Jog Trot
    Change is Slow
    Coquetry and Cleats

Astor Piazzolla (arr. Niklas Sivelöv and Øystein Baadsvik)
Three Tangos (1959-1970) for bassoon and piano
    Milonga del Angel
    Invierno Porteño
    Adiós Nonino

with Anthony Parnther, bassoon


Scott Joplin
Two Rags for solo piano (1899-1901)
    Maple Leaf Rag 
    The Easy Winners Rag

Evgeni Orkin
Selections from Mosaics for piano solo (2002), World Premiere

Lewis Spratlan
Selections from Six Rags for solo piano (2018)
    Speck Pond Rag
    Pelham Lake Rag
    Chesterfield Gorge Rag

Lewis Spratlan
Invasion for piano, alto saxophone, horn, trombone, percussion,
and mandolin (2022), with principal San Bernardino Symphony players, conducted by Anthony Parnther