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Tomorrow: Nadia Shpachenko performing "The Poetry of Places" at CMEOC

Sunday, November 19, 5:30 pm Pacific Time
Classical Music Encounters of Orange County
Tickets are $30, advance RSVP required at

Dear friends and colleagues!

If you are free tomorrow (Sunday, November 19 at 5:30 pm), I would be thrilled to see you at my "Poetry of Places" Recital (mixed periods version) at Classical Music Encounters of Orange County, a private salon style concert series.

Please see full information below.

All my very best and have great weekend!

Classical Music Encounters of Orange County presents:

Nadia Shpachenko, piano, toy piano, voice

All 21st century works on this program were written for Nadia Shpachenko


Selections from Shpachenko’s “Poetry of Places” program featuring works inspired by diverse architecture/places.

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) New York Skyline, W 407 (1939)

Harold Meltzer (b. 1966) In Full Sail (2016, rev. 2017)

Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Pagodes from Estampes (1903)

Amy Beth Kirsten (b. 1972) h.o.p.e. (2016)

James Matheson (b. 1970) To Sky from Alone, in Waters Shimmering and Dark (2016)

Jack Van Zandt (b. 1954) Sí an Bhrú (2016)

Anton Arensky (1861-1906) An der Quelle from The Fountain of Bakhchisaray, Op. 46, No. 1 (1899)


Yuri Ishchenko (b. 1938) Piano Sonata No. 6 (2007)


More information and tickets: Classical Concerts Orange County website

"The Poetry of Places” is a program of 19th, 20th, and 21st century compositions inspired by architecture. Sunday program will feature piano and toy piano works (with singing) by composers Anton Arensky, Claude Debussy, Yuri Ishchenko, Amy Beth Kirsten, James Matheson, Harold Meltzer, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and Jack Van Zandt. These old and new compositions are inspired by diverse buildings and places: American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, House on Island in Pine Plains, NY, Frank Gehry’s IAC Building in Manhattan, Khan's Palace in Bakhchysarai, Crimea, Maidan Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Newgrange Ancient Temple in Ireland, and others.

"The sextet of accomplished composers worked with solitary houses on lakeside islands, an anomalous monolith in Dhaka, the world’s oldest extant building, the complex interior of Aaron Copland’s home, and a unique art museum. How these composers conceived these structures in sound, whether giving them literal measurements or spiritual ideas – that was the challenge of this music, nearly all of it dedicated to Ms. Shpachenko herself. They couldn’t have chosen a more apt executant… Ms. Shpachenko played not only these six very different concepts, but she added a toy piano and – in a beautiful croon – her own voice… The result was something magical, a vision which transcended building and, like any art, put us in the mood… truly original… mysterious and touching…"
Harry Rolnick,

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