"The Beautiful Game" Soccer-Inspired CD Release Concert

University of La Verne
1950 3rd Street
La Verne, CA
April 27, 2024 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



Solo piano works from Shpachenko's upcoming soccer-inspired album "The Beautiful Game"

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 ten 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. New works by Christopher Cerrone, Ian Dicke, Oliver Dubon, Tom Flaherty, Dana Kaufman, Harold Meltzer, David Sanford, Adam Schoenberg, Evan Ware & 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 from Nadia's upcoming album "The Beautiful Game"

Christopher Cerrone Corridor of Uncertainty for piano and electronics (2022)
Harold Meltzer Dribble for solo piano (2022)
Pamela Z Balón for solo piano, tape, voice, and electronics (2021)with Pamela Z, pre-recorded and sampled voice
David Sanford La Pulga Variations for solo piano (2021)
Ian Dicke Telstar Loops for piano and electronics (2021)
Dana Kaufman Honeyball for speaking pianist and soccer cleats (2021/2023) World Premiere of revised versions of 2nd and 3rd mvmts.
Oliver Dubon The Hand of God for solo piano (2022)
Adam Schoenberg Last Dance for solo piano (2021)
Evan Ware Skillset for solo piano (2022)
Tom Flaherty Goal Mining for piano and electronics (2022)