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GOAT Soccer-Inspired Solo Concert at CSUN

December 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Concert Listing: https://www.csun.edu/mike-curb-arts-media-communication/music

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
4 West Coast Premieres, 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 solo piano, fixed media, soccer cleats, and white gloves (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)


December 11
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330 United States
(818) 677-3184