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"The Poetry of Places" CD, Fundraiser, Release Concert, upcoming events

Tomorrow, March 3 at 7 pm - CD Release Concert at Harvey Mudd

Dear friends and colleagues!

I am very excited to let you know that my new CD "The Poetry of Places" was just released yesterday, March 1 on Reference Recordings and is now a Featured New Release on Apple Music! This album presents World Premiere recordings of works for solo piano, for two pianos, percussion, electronics, voice, and toy piano in a fascinating mélange inspired by great architecture and places. The eight compositions monumentalize places as wildly diverse as the Copland House in Cortlandt, NY, the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, Louis Kahn’s National Assembly Buildings in Bangladesh, Newgrange Ancient Temple in Ireland, and Frank Gehry’s House in Santa Monica, CA, among others. Included is a significant new work from Andrew Norman, "Frank’s House", for two pianos and percussion, and another large work from Nina C. Young, "Kolokol", for two pianos and electronics (a ‘fantasy’ inspired by Russian Orthodox Church Bells), recorded with Joanne Pearce Martin, Cory Hills, and Nick Terry. Additionally, six solo works were written specifically for this project by Amy Beth Kirsten, Hannah Lash, James Matheson, Harold Meltzer, Lewis Spratlan, and Jack Van Zandt. The composers use very different musical approaches and sonic techniques in response to their chosen spaces.

You can watch the 3 minute video trailer for the whole album here or embedded below

You can also watch the music video for the complete track "In Full Sail" by Harold Meltzer, commissioned by Piano Spheres, based on Frank Gehry’s IAC Building in New York, here or embedded below

GoFundMe fundraiser to support the final stage of this album's release: https://www.gofundme.com/the-poetry-of-places

More CD information, booklet download, links for purchasing:
http://nadiashpachenko.com/recordings-the-poetry-of-places


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I just returned from New York, where I performed the first CD release concert for this album to a full house audience at Symphony Space, it was a magical experience! Tomorrow night, Sunday, March 3 at 7 pm I will be performing solo works from the CD and other solo and chamber pieces inspired by places (with wonderful guest artists Megan Ihnen, mezzo-soprano, and Michael Hall, viola) in a special CD Release Concert/Celebration at Harvey Mudd College (free admission): https://www.hmc.edu/calendar/events/hmc-concert-series-nadia-shpachenko-piano-and-guests

I am so excited to share this program with you! I hope you are able to check out the CD and possibly stop by to celebrate with me tomorrow or at one of my upcoming March concerts!

Have a great weekend!
Nadia

Upcoming concerts in March:
March 3, 7 pm, Harvey Mudd College, solo and chamber recital with Megan Ihnen, mezzo-soprano, and Michael Hall, viola: https://www.hmc.edu
March 6, 8 pm, Cal Poly Pomona, chamber recital with Megan Ihnen, mezzo-soprano, and Michael Hall, viola: http://polycentric.cpp.edu
March 14, 8 pm, Cal Poly Pomona, chamber recital with the Villiers String Quartet: http://polycentric.cpp.edu
March 16, 8 pm, Boston Court in Pasadena, chamber recital with the Villiers String Quartet: https://bostoncourtpasadena.org
Trailer for Nadia Shpachenko's new CD "The Poetry of Places"
Music video for "In Full Sail" by Harold Meltzer, based on Frank Gehry’s IAC Building
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