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On December 13, 2015 at 7 pm at Spectrum Ukrainian-American pianist Nadia Shpachenko will present a program of new and recent works, including 6 World Premieres. The recital, titled Quotations and Homages, will feature newly-written works inspired by a variety of earlier composers and pieces, from Mozart to Brahms to Messiaen to Carter to Gubaidulina to The Velvet Underground. In a program both serious and lighthearted, older works will be brought to new light through piano, electronics and multimedia by contemporary composers Missy Mazzoli, Daniel Felsenfeld, Michael Vincent Waller, Tom Flaherty, Vera Ivanova, Peter Yates, Matthew Elgart, Adam Borecki, and Nick Norton.

Spectrum NYC, December 13, 2015 at 7 pm
121 Ludlow St #2 in Manhattan
New York, NY 10002
$15 General Admission
$10 Students and Seniors
Tickets purchased at the door


Missy Mazzoli: Bolts of Loving Thunder (2013)

Daniel Felsenfeld: Down to You is Up (1998, rev. 2015) World Premiere

Michael Vincent Waller: Visages VII – Inside World (2015) World Premiere

Tom Flaherty: Rainbow Tangle (2015) World Premiere

Vera Ivanova: 6 Fugitive Memories (2015) World Premiere

Peter Yates: Epitaphs and Youngsters (2015) World Premiere

Matthew Elgart: Omaggio (2015) World Premiere

Adam Borecki: Accidental Mozart (2014) East Coast Premiere

Nick Norton: Piano Piece for Mr. Carter’s 100th Birthday (2008)

Steinway Artist Nadia Shpachenko-Gottesman has performed extensively in solo recitals and with orchestras in major venues across North America, Europe and Asia. Described by critics as a “truly inspiring and brilliant pianist… spellbinding in sensitivity and mastery of technique,” Nadia enjoys bringing into the world things that are outside the box – powerful pieces that often possess unusual sonic qualities or instrumentation. She performs on piano, toy piano, harpsichord, and percussion in concerts that often feature recitation, electronics and multimedia.

Nadia’s concerts included solo recitals at Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall, Bargemusic, the Phillips Collection, REDCAT @ Disney Hall and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, chamber performances at the Hear Now, Sarasota, and Montecito Music Festivals, and concerto appearances with the Kharkov Philharmonic and the Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestras. As a chamber musician, Nadia frequently collaborates with prominent artists, including Emanuel Borok, Martin Chalifour, Justin DeHart, Kevin Fitz-Gerald, Maja Jasper, Genevieve Lee, Timothy Loo, Jerome Lowenthal, Marek Szpakiewicz, Kathleen Supové, Nick Terry, and the Lyris Quartet.

An enthusiastic promoter of contemporary music, she has performed more than 50 world and national premieres of piano, string piano, and toy piano works by Elliott Carter, George Crumb, Tom Flaherty, Annie Gosfield, Yuri Ishchenko, Leon Kirchner, James Matheson, Adam Schoenberg, Lewis Spratlan, Diego Vega, Iannis Xenakis, Peter Yates, and others.

Described as “heroic” (MusicWeb International), “exceptional” (Textura Magazine), “memorable” (New Classic LA), and “a new favorite” (Pictures on Silence), Nadia’s world premieres CD Woman at the New Piano: American Music of 2013 was released worldwide on the Reference Recordings label, featuring works for piano, toy piano, percussion, and electronics written for the album by Tom Flaherty, James Matheson, Adam Schoenberg, and Peter Yates. Nadia’s upcoming recording project The Poetry of Places will bring together music and architecture in compositions written for her by Annie Gosfield, Amy Beth Kirsten, Hannah Lash, James Matheson, Harold Meltzer, and Lewis Spratlan, as well as in Andrew Norman’s Frank’s House written for Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s Westside Connections series. Nadia premiered the new works by Spratlan and Gosfield on October 27, 2015 (Piano Spheres Series) and will premiere, tour and record the new architecture-inspired program in 2016.

Nadia currently serves on the faculties of Cal Poly Pomona and Claremont Graduate Universities. Born in Ukraine, and now a long time Southern Californian, Nadia Shpachenko resides in the Los Angeles area with her husband and twin sons.

More information
Contact: Ullanta MusicWorks or 323-807-0795

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Jimmy Page power chords meet Yom Kippur prayers in All Vows, cellist Maya Beiser’s convention-flouting survey of her eclectic musical personality.

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TOKYO TO NEW YORK       東京  と  ニューヨーク

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2015  –  2015年10月18日(日曜日)


 Premiers and New Music by Tokyo- and NYC-based Composers

Clarinetist and hichiriki player Thomas Piercy is joined in concert by pianists Taka Kigawa and Judith Olson, koto player Jun Ando and sho player Chatori Shimizu.


The October 18th “Tokyo to New York” concert features six world premiers and six United States premiers composed for critically acclaimed clarinetist and hichiriki player Thomas Piercy by Tokyo- and NYC-based composers. Mr. Piercy will be joined in the concert by two of NYC’s leading proponents of new music, pianists Taka Kigawa and Judith Olson. Also joining Piercy in the concert are sho player Chatori Shimizu and koto player Jun Ando.


The music – in a wide variety of styles – features premiers by Fernando Otero (Latin Grammy Award), Gilbert Galindo (Meet the Composer Van Lier Fellow), David Del Tredici (Pulitzer Prize), Ian Ng (ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award), Lyudmilla German, and Chatori Shimizu (Arima Prize).  United States premiers by Tokyo composers Jun Nagao (Takemitsu Award) and Ippo Tsuboi, and NYC composers Dana Richardson, Michael Rose, Richard Rosenfeld, and Russell Wimbish; other works by Masatora Goya, William Mayer, and Ned Rorem (Pulitzer Prize).



Sunday  |  October 18, 2015  |  4pm

Tenri Cultural Institute

43 W. 13th St., NY, NY  10011

Tickets: $25 ($15 Students/Seniors)

Reservations: | 212-645-2800

Co-Presented with Arts at Tenri.


“Piercy’s Richly Diverse Program of Japanese and American Music…a fascinatingly eclectic, virtuosic program of new chamber works which contrast Japanese composers’ views of New York with their New York counterparts’ views of Japan. Although most of the works are relatively short,…the ensemble tackled the music’s wide range of demands with verve, insight and sensitivity.” – Lucid Culture Magazine

“Tokyo to New York” – under the direction of Thomas Piercy – celebrates connections between Tokyo and New York City with a series of concerts in Tokyo and NYC. The concerts feature new works composed for Western classical instruments as well as traditional Japanese instruments. They include a wide variety of styles of music, from Japanese avant-garde to American contemporary classical, abstract to minimalism, neo-Romantic to tango nuevo, J-pop to jazz-influenced pieces.

The composers come from all walks of life and experience: from university students to university professors; from self-taught composers to composers with Ph.Ds; from emerging composers to composers that have won such prominent awards as the Takemitsu Prize, Grammy Award, Latin Grammy Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. The musicians of “Tokyo to New York” have had the opportunity to work with many of the Japanese and American composers programmed in these concerts.  Since 2012, “Tokyo to New York” has performed over 60 world premiers and numerous Japan and United States Premiers. All works on “Tokyo to New York” concerts are performed in both New York City and Tokyo.

A highlight of an upcoming “Tokyo to New York” concert in Japan (February, 2016) is the world premier of Osamu Kawakami’s Double Concerto for clarinet and piano to be premiered by Piercy and renowned pianist Aki Takahashi.


More information about “Tokyo to New York” can be found at the following sites:


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Featuring 10 hours of rare performances by some of the most innovative musicians of our time with some of today’s most pioneering young artists.

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Q2 Music presents The Bang on a Can All-Stars’ Field Recordings release concert, featuring a complete album performance with several of the composers.

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ACO’s 24th Annual Underwood New Music Readings are open to the public free of charge, giving audiences a chance to look behind the scenes at the process involved in bringing brand new, stylistically diverse orchestral music to life. The first day of Readings, a working rehearsal, will be presented from 10am to 1pm on Wednesday, May 6; the second day of Readings will take place on Thursday evening, May 7, at 7:30pm, during which all selected pieces will be polished and performed in their entirety. ACO’s Artistic Director Derek Bermel directs the readings; George Manahan conducts. Mentor-composers are Gabriela Lena Frank and Kevin Puts. Free and open to the public. RSVP recommended.

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On April 30th, 8:00pm, at South Oxford Space in Brooklyn

Cadillac Moon Ensemble presents: Reworking the Canon

Cadillac Moon Ensemble’s Reworking the Canon is a concert of newly commissioned pieces that view canonical masterworks through a modern lens. The performance will feature the world premieres of works by Osnat Netzer, Ryan Francis, Peyman Farzinpour, and Kyle Tieman-Strauss – the winner of CME’s first Young Composers Competition, as well as highlight recent commissions by Viet Cuong and Caleb Burhans.



Windmill by Viet Cuong

l’Histoire de quatre musiciens by Osnat Netzer

Until the Sunset Knows No Morrow by Caleb Burhans

Sospeso in memoriam… by Peyman Farzinpour

Record Keeping by Kyle Tieman-Strauss

Sequences-1 by Ryan Francis

Cadillac Moon Ensemble

Roberta Michel, flute ✴ Sean Statser, percussion ✴ Karen Kim, violin ✴ Aminda Asher, cello

The “commission-crazed” (Time Out NY) Cadillac Moon Ensemble is one of New York’s most visible new music groups, performing not just in traditional venues such as Roulette and the DiMenna Center, but in non-traditional spaces such as the High Line as well as in collaborations with dance, theater, origami, and cabaret artists. The group strives to present a cross-section of contemporary music styles, tying together both uptown and downtown aesthetics with the creative use of thematic programming. Recent commissions have included works by Timothy Andres, Caleb Burhans, Shawn Allison, Nicholas Deyoe, Rick Burkhardt, Osnat Netzer, Matt Marks, Alex Temple, Melody Loveless, and Viet Cuong. Cadillac Moon Ensemble’s first full CD, Atlas, released on the New Dynamic Records label in September 2012, was hailed as “an auspicious collection of new compositions by contemporary composers that combines the fun and wit of rock and film music with the intensity and challenging sonics that have come to define the best of the New York indie classical scene.” (Lucid Culture). CME was featured on the critically acclaimed release of Zack Browning’s “Secret Pulse” on Innova Records in 2012 and has also been featured on John Shaefer’s New Sounds program on WNYC, Jackson Parodi’s Classical Lunch program on WVUM, the University of Rhode Island’s WRIU Music for Internets, and WQXR.

CME’s recent season includes a California tour, performances at the MuSE Sounds of Arts Festival, SUNY-Plattsburg, and in NYC. CME strives to illuminate the collaborative process between composers and performers through open rehearsals and live-streamed workshops. Planned commissions include works by Shawn Allison, Lainie Fefferman, Levy Lorenzo, and Jacob Cooper. Cadillac Moon Ensemble has performed on Kathleen Supové’s Music With a View series, Ear Heart Music, the Lark Society Chamber Series of Portland, ME, the Trinity Church Wall Street Concerts at One, the Vox Novus Composer’s Voice series, and at numerous non-traditional venues. The quartet has also collaborated with Ethos Percussion Group, TRANSIT, Sospiro Winds, Circles and Lines Composers’ Collective, Random Access Music, KDNY Dance, and Iktus Percussion.

Reworking the Canon

April 30th, 2015, 8:00pm

South Oxford Space

138 South Oxford St.

Brooklyn, NY 11217

Tickets: $15/10

Composer links:

Caleb Burhans:

Viet Cuong:

Peyman Farzinpour:

Ryan Francis:

Osnat Netzer:

Kyle Tieman-Strauss:


For press inquiries please contact:

Aminda Asher



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Concerts on the Slope presents the world premiere of Composer-in-Residence Robert Sirota’s Spindrift. Sandbox Percussion, the visually and aurally stunning percussion quartet that commissioned Spindrift, will be performing the piece, as well as works by ensemble members Jonathan Allen and Victor Caccesse, plus works by David Crowell, Thomas Kotcheff, Natalie Dieterrich, Jason Treuting, and Lukas Ligeti. Concerts on the Slope performances are open to the public and no tickets are required; a free will donation is suggested. Sandbox Percussion is Jonathan Allen, Victor Caccese, Ian Rosenbaum, and Terry Sweeney.

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Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 — 8 pm (doors 7:30)
Meridian Project DARK MATTER Multmedia Album Release Party
with special guests JPA Falzone & Musicians (through-composed new music) and TRUNK (psycho-pop funk)
Southside Cultural Center
393 Broad St., Providence, RI
$5 at the door

Meridian Project is pleased to announce a special performance celebrating the release of “Dark Matter,” a new multimedia album exploring cutting edge research in dark matter detection. Dr. Jeremy Chapman, a recent graduate of Brown University’s Particle Astrophysics Group, will discuss the latest developments in dark matter research in combination with music written and performed by Joshua Lantzy, Jacob Richman, Jamie Topper, and Kirsten Volness, video/projections by Caroline Doherty and Jacob Richman, and set design by Catherine Hood.

Discounted “Dark Matter” albums (multimedia or music EP) and posters will be available for purchase (cash only for admission, bar, and merch). Feel free to bring a pillow, blanket, or sleeping bag and get cozy under the “stars.” The album is also available for pre-order online (to be released December 6).

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Music of the Americas is thrilled to present São Paulo-based new music group Camerata Aberta for the third time in concert at Americas Society featuring new pieces by Brazilian composers. Their debut album Espelho D’Água (Reflecting Pool, SESC, 2012) won “Prêmio Bravo!” in the Best Classical Music CD category.

Cassia Carrascoza flute            
Luis Afonso Montanha clarinet
Martin Tuksa violin
Dimos Goudaroulis cello
Lidia Bazarian piano
Sérgio Kafejian artistic director
Walter Gentil production director

About the ensemble

Made up of sixteen professors from the Escola de Música do Estado de São Paulo – Tom Jobim, Camerata Aberta is dedicated to twentieth- and twenty-first-century repertoire. They are committed to not only Brazilian contemporary music but also the perpetuation of newly composed works and the performance of standard contemporary repertoire. The ensemble has performed in major concert halls throughout the world, including the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Sala Cecilia Meireles (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), and the Campos do Jordao Festival. In 2010, they were awarded the APCA prize for excellence in contemporary music.

Admission: FREE for Americas Society Members; $20 for non-members. No additional fees will be charged when purchasing online. $10 student tickets will be available for purchase at the door with ID on the night of the performance.

For more information, visit the event webpage:

Image Courtesy of Heloísa Bortz

Image Courtesy of Heloísa Bortz

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