Guest Artist Recital: Nadia Shpachenko, piano
"The Poetry of Places"—Part of the New Horizons Concert Series
College of Performing Arts
Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music in the College of Performing Arts
CD Release Concert for multiple GRAMMY®-nominated pianist Nadia Shpachenko’s new Reference Recordings album
The Poetry of Places.
This program will feature works by Chapman faculty member Vera Ivanova, Amy Beth Kirsten, Hannah Lash, James Matheson, Harold Meltzer, Lewis Spratlan, and Jack Van Zandt, in a fascinating mélange inspired by great architecture, poetry, and places. The compositions are based on diverse buildings, including Louis Kahn’s National Assembly Buildings in Dhaka, Bangladesh, American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, Frank Gehry’s IAC Building in Manhattan, Aaron Copland’s House, and Newgrange Ancient Temple in Ireland, among others, as well as poetry by Anna Akhmatova, Hermann Hesse, Boris Pasternak, and W. B. Yeats, contemplating upon human existence and its reflection in nature.