Performances and Events Calendar

Events to come 2021:
November 20, 2021, 12:00 pm PST,
with ongoing availability online

Shiva's Dance and Two Arias from the dramatic madrigal
On the Shores of Eternity
Text by Rabindranath Tagore
Stacey Fraser, soprano; 
Jane Rigler, flutes
 
Jack Van Zandt, electronics and digital instruments,
Video by Jack Van Zandt
Streamed live from the
Audiovisual Frontiers Virtual Exhibition
University of California Riverside
Culver Center, Riverside, California


Events to come 2022:

February 3, 2022, 7:00 pm PST
Premiere of seven character songs from "The New Frontier: An Atomic Age Opera"
Libretto by Jill Freeman
Stacey Fraser, soprano; Damon Zick, saxes; Kye Palmer, trumpet; Nadia Shpachenko, piano;
Yuri Inoo Miyoshi and Cory Hills, percussion; John Kennedy, Bass
University Theater, California State University San Bernardino

February 18, 2022, 7:00 pm
Performance of five character songs from "The New Frontier: An Atomic Age Opera"
Libretto by Jill Freeman
Stacey Fraser, soprano;
Damon Zick, saxes; Kye Palmer, trumpet; Nadia Shpachenko, piano; 

Yuri Inoo Miyoshi and Cory Hills, percussion; John Kennedy, Bass.
Cal State Fullerton New Music Festival 2022
Meng Hall, California State University Fullerton


March 4, 2022, 8:00 pm in London , UK
Premiere of . . . the rest is silence . . .
Késia Decoté, microtonal piano
Bishopsgate Institute
London, UK


Previous Events 2021:

February 27, 2021, 9:00 pm EST
Premiere of  "Nuit Brumeuse" from "Painted Night: Three Nocturnes for Piano"
Stream of "Aether" for solo viola, electronics, video
Eleonor Sandresky, piano
Streamed live from New York

April 17, 2021
Premiere of "Togaku: A tiger sleeps under the light of the moon" for bass clarinet
from "Become Motion: Five Etudes for solo Clarinet"
Robert Zelickman, bass clarinet
San Diego New Music concert
Details to follow
 
April 29, 2021, 3:00 pm PST
NEW FRONTIERS: BEYOND OPERA COLLECTIVE WITH JACK VAN ZANDT AND ANNE LEBARON
A panel discussion on:
The Art of Collaboration: Music, Text and Performance.
Panelists: Jack Van Zandt with librettist Jill Freeman;  Anne LeBaron with librettist Mark Campbell; moderated by Juliana Snapper
Streamed live from the California State University Fullerton New Music Festival
And available for one week.

April 30, 2021, 3:00 pm PST
Streamed Performances of:
"Siúil a rún"
"Aether"
Two character songs from "The New Frontier"
World premiere of two arias from the dramatic madrigal "On the Shores of Eternity"

Stacey Fraser, soprano; Nadia Shpachenko, piano, Jane Rigler flutes and vocals, Máire Ní Chéileachair, vocals;
Carmen Flores, viola; Yuri Inoo Miyoshi, percussion; John Kennedy bass,
Jack Van Zandt, electronics and digital instruments, videos;
Tim Bassford, filmmaker; Jill Freeman, librettist.

Streamed live from the California State University Fullerton New Music Festival
And available for one week.

May 26, 2021, 9:00 pm EST
Premiere of the complete "Painted Night: Three Nocturnes for Piano"
Eleonor Sandresky, piano
Streamed live from New York

October 2, 2021, 7:00 pm PST
US Premiere Performance of "El Oro de los Tigres"
Kirsten Ashley Wiest, soprano; Alison Bjorkedal, harp; Brian Walsh, clarinet;
Cecilia Tsan, cello ; Anthony Parnther, conductor
Streaming on YouTube from the
Hear Now Festival

Previous Events 2020:

January 30, 2020, 7:30 pm
Premiere of "A Chaos of Light and Motion"
A cycle of four songs on texts by Shelley for soprano and ensemble.
Stacey Fraser, soprano; Sara Andon, flutes; Cynthia Fogg, viola;
Nadia Shpachenko, celeste; Alison Bjorkedal, harp;  Alastair Edmondstone, piano;
Yuri Inoo and Cory Hills, percussion; Ruth Charloff, conductor.
University Theater, California State University San Bernardino.

January 31, 2020, 8:00 pm
Performance of "Si an Bhru" for piano and electronics
Nadia Shpachenko, piano
Ussachevsky Festival
Pomona College Music Department Lyman Recital Hall
Claremont, CA

February 28, 2020, 8:00 pm
Performance of "The Painted Veil"
Nicholas Isherwood, bass-baritone
Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham, UK

March 5, 2020, 12:15 pm
Performance of "Si an Bhru" for piano and electronics
Nadia Shpachenko, piano
Recital Hall MB 1055
Department of Music, Cal State University East Bay
Hayward, CA
 
March 5, 2020, 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm 
4:30 pm Masterclass for piano students with Nadia Shpachenko
6:00 pm Masterclass for composition students
Department of Music, Cal State University East Bay
Hayward, CA

March 14, 2020, 8:00 pm POSTPONED
Performance of "Si an Bhru" for piano and electronics
Nadia Shpachenko, piano
New Horizons Series
Salmon Recital Hall, Chapman University
Orange, CA

April 7, 2020, 8:00 pm POSTPONED
Performance of "A Chaos of Light and Motion"
A cycle of four songs on texts by Shelley for soprano and ensemble.
Stacey Fraser, soprano; Sara Andon, flutes; Cynthia Fogg, viola;
Nadia Shpachenko, celeste; Alison Bjorkedal, harp;  Alastair Edmondstone, piano;
Yuri Inoo and Cory Hills, percussion; Ruth Charloff, conductor.
Recital Hall, Cal Poly Pomona

May 2, 2020, 8:00 pm POSTPONED
US Premiere Performance of "El Oro de los Tigres"
Kirsten Ashley Wiest, soprano; Alison Bjorkedal, harp; Brian Walsh, clarinet;
Cecilia Tsan, cello ; conductor TBA
Hear Now Festival
First Lutheran Church, Venice, CA

July 26, 2020, 6:00 pm
YouTube Premiere Performance of "Invenzione Meccanica"
Lorenzo Marasso, piano 

August 5, 2020, 1:30 pm
YouTube Premiere Performance of "A E T H E R"
Jack Van Zandt, composer and electronics
Carmen Flores, viola
Tim Bassford , Video

Previous Events 2019:

February 1, 2019, 8 pm
Premiere of excerpts from "The New Frontier"
Stacey Fraser, soprano; Nadia Shpachenko, piano; John Kennedy, bass; Yuri Inoo, vibraphone.
Wende Museum, Culver City, CA.

February 4, 2019, 8 pm
Premiere performance of "The Painted Veil"
Nicholas Isherwood, bass-baritone
Queens University, New York, NY

February 8, 2019, 8 pm
Performance of "Si an Bhru" for piano and electronics
Nadia Shpachenko, piano
University Theater, CSU San Bernardino, CA

February 15, 2019, 8 pm
Performance of "The Painted Veil"
Nicholas Isherwood, bass-baritone
Rock Hall, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
 
February 19, 2019, 8 pm
Performance of "The Painted Veil"
Nicholas Isherwood, bass-baritone
Meng Hall, CSU Fullerton, CA.

February 20, 2019, 8 pm
Performance of "The Painted Veil"
Nicholas Isherwood, bass-baritone
UC Riverside Concert Series, Riverside, CA

February 23, 2019, 7:15 pm
A pre-concert Conversation with Thea Musgrave
Thea Musgrave 90th Birthday Concert
Boston Court Theatre, Pasadena, CA

February 25, 2019, 7:30 pm
Performance of "Si an Bhru" for piano and electronics
Nadia Shpachenko, piano
Symphony Space, New York, NY

March 2, 2019, TBA
Performance of The "Painted Veil"
Nicholas Isherwood, bass-baritone
Montreal New Music Festival
Agora Hydro Quebec, Montreal, Quebec, Canada GC5JP7

March 3, 2019, 7 pm
Performance of "Si an Bhru" for piano and electronics
Nadia Shpachenko, piano
Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA

March 16, 2019, 7:15 pm
A pre-concert discussion with Thea Musgrave
Villiers String Quartet play works by Musgrave, Goehr, Fricker and Bridge
With Nadia Shpachenko, piano.
Boston Court Theatre, Pasadena, CA

May 10, 2019, 7 pm
Premiere of  "Vanishing Point"
Pasadena High School Band and String Ensemble
Director Bill Benson
Pasadena High School Auditorium

 June 18, 2019, 7:30 pm
Performance of "Si an Bhru" for piano and electronics
Nadia Shpachenko, piano
Center for New Music,
55 Taylor St., San Francisco 94102

September 15, 2019, 3 pm
Premiere of  "St Brendan's Hornpipe" with excerpts from "Ceól na hÉireann"
Celliola: Cynthia Fogg, viola; Tom Flaherty, cello
Bridges Hall, Claremont, CA.

November 23, 2019, 8:00 pm
Performance of "The Painted Veil"
Nicholas Isherwood, bass-baritone
27th Kraków International Audio Arts Festival
Hevre, Meisels str. 18,
Kraków, Poland

November 28, 2019, 8:15 pm
Performance of "The Painted Veil"
Nicholas Isherwood, bass-baritone
Orgelpark, Gerard Brandtstraat 26 
1054 JK Amsterdam
Netherlands

Previous Events 2018:
 
February 24, 2018, 1:30 - 3:00 pm
A Conversation with Thea Musgrave
Recital Hall, CSU Fullerton, Free Admission
Part of the CSUF New Music Festival workshop and lecture program

February 28, 2018, 12:10 - 1:00 pm
Lecture: "Telling a Story with Music" followed by a
Performance of "Si an Bhru" for piano and electronics by Nadia Shpachenko
Recital Hall, Arts 157, UC Riverside, Free Admission
Part of the UC Riverside Music Dept. Wednesday Lecture Series

February 28, 2018, 8 pm
Performance of "Arebati"
by the Cal Poly Pomona Keyboard Ensemble, director Nadia Shpachenko
Recital Hall, Music Department, Cal Poly Pomona

March 3, 2018, 12 Noon - 1 pm
Performance of "Ukiyo-e" for solo cello
Maksim Velichkin, cello
Edendale Library, 2011 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, Noon, free admission

March 6, 2018, 10 pm
Performance of "Ukiyo-e" for solo cello
Maksim Velichkin, cello
Lyric Theater, 520 N. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, 10 pm

March 10, 2018, 8 pm
Performance of "Si an Bhru" for piano and electronics
Nadia Shpachenko, piano
People Inside Electronics series concert
Throop Unitarian Church, 300 S Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
Tickets available online from peopleinsideelectronics.com
 
March 12, 2018, 3 - 4:20 pm
A Conversation with Thea Musgrave
TBA, CSU Los Angeles, 3 - 4:20 pm, Free Admission

March 18, 2018, 3 - 5 pm
Performance of "Si an Bhru" for piano and electronics
Nadia Shpachenko, piano
Brandon University, 270 8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

March 20, 2018, 2 pm
Performance of "Si an Bhru" for piano and electronics
Nadia Shpachenko, piano
Music 'n' Mavens, 123 Doncaster St, Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada

March 20, 2018, 8 pm
Performance of "Apples and Time Crack in October" for soprano and piano
Kirsten Ashley Wiest, soprano; Siu Hei Lee, piano
Tuesdays @ Monk Space series concert
Monk Space, 4414 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Tickets available online from tuesdays@monkspace.com

April 26, 2018, TBA
Performance of "Apples and Time Crack in October" for soprano and piano
Kirsten Ashley Wiest, soprano; Siu Hei Lee, piano
Cuyamaca College, 900 Rancho San Diego Pkwy, El Cajon, CA 92019

June 20, 2018, 8 pm
Performance of "Ukiyo-e" for solo cello
Maksim Velichkin, cello
MiMoDa Studios, 5774 W Pico, Los Angeles, CA 90019

September 9, 2018, 4 pm
Performance of "Ukiyo-e" for solo cello
Maksim Velichkin, cello
Silicon Beach Chamber Orchestra Series, 958 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403.

September 16, 2018, 3 pm
Premiere of "Ceól na hÉireann"
Celliola: Cynthia Fogg, viola; Tom Flaherty, cello
Bridges Hall, Claremont, CA.

October 3, 2018, 12:10 pm
Performance of "Ukiyo-e" for solo cello
Maksim Velichkin, cello
Glendale Noon Concert Series, 610 E California Ave., Glendale, CA 91206 

October 24, 2018, 8 pm
Performance of "Ukiyo-e" for solo cello
Maksim Velichkin, cello
MiMoDa Studios, 5774 W Pico, Los Angeles, CA 90019

November 10, 2018, 3 pm
Performance of "Ukiyo-e" for solo cello
Maksim Velichkin, cello
Sound and Fury Series
Hollywood Piano Company, 323 Front St, Burbank, CA 91502