Piano Quintet to Preview Shchetynsky’s Epilogue

Piano Quintet to Preview Shchetynsky’s Epilogue
The Biava Quartet
Nadia Shpachenko is an associate professor of music at Cal Poly Pomona.

The community is invited to a joint recital by pianist Nadia Shpachenko and the Biava String Quartet at Cal Poly Pomona on Friday, Nov. 14, at 8 p.m. in Cal Poly Pomona's Music Recital Hall.

Audiences will be treated to a special preview of Ukrainian composer Alexander Shchetynsky's Epilogue before its official premiere in New York. The group will also perform favorites, including Piano Quartet in G minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Piano Quintet in A Major No. 2 by Antonin Dvorak.

An associate professor of music at Cal Poly Pomona, Shpachenko has performed extensively in solo recitals and with orchestras in venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York. She most recently toured Mexico with Orquesta de Baja California.

The Biava String Quartet is the recipient of the prestigious Naumburg Chamber Music Award and has earned top prizes at the Premio Borciani and London International Competitions. The group has made prominent appearances at the Mostly Mozart Festival and Aspen Music Festival, to name a few, and have been featured on London's BBC Radio 3 and NPR. The quartet is composed of Austin Hartman and Hyunsu Ko on violin, Jason Calloway on cello and Mary Persin on viola.

Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students, and are available online at www.zaptix.com, at the music publicity office or at the Music Recital Hall Box Office.

For more information, contact Teresa Kelly at (909) 869-3554.