Béla Bartók's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, Rachmaninoff's Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, and other chamber selections will be performed Tuesday, May 19, at 8 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. Performers include Nadia Shpachenko and Janet Noll on piano, Bill Schlitt and Yuri Inoo playing percussion; Audrey Lamprey, horn; Karen Cahill, flute; and Maksim Velichkin, cello.
Tickets cost $7 and are available online at https://csupomona.tix.com or at the Music Publicity Office in Building 24-142.
About the Performers
Dr. Nadia Shpachenko is a soloist, chamber musician and assistant professor of music at Cal Poly Pomona, where she leads the piano program. She has performed extensively in solo recitals and with orchestras in North America and Europe. Most recently she toured Mexico with Orquesta de Baja California and performed with the Kharkov Philharmonic, the Ukrainian National Radio Symphony, and the Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestras in Ukraine and the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra in California.
Janet Noll has been vocal/instrumental coach and accompanist at Cal Poly Pomona since 1982. Her accompanying, coaching and directing experience spans 35 years and includes chamber music, solo, vocal and instrumental duo work, choral ensembles, musical theatre and opera productions. She has been music director of the Music Department's Opera Workshop since 1991.
Percussionist Bill Schlitt is a faculty member at Cal Poly Pomona, Azusa Pacific University, Concordia University-Irvine, the University of Redlands, Vanguard University and Idyllwild Arts Academy. He performs as timpanist and soloist with the Redlands Symphony Orchestra and as an extra with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
A native of Kanagawa, Japan, Yuri Inoo is a musician and an educator in the Los Angeles area. She has studied percussion under David Rosenthal at San Francisco State University and is pursuing her doctorate in musical arts at the University of Southern California.
Audrey Lamprey is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She is a part-time faculty member in the Music Department at Cal Poly Pomona and UC Riverside. Lamprey recently began coaching French horn at Chaparral Middle School in Diamond Bar. She is also a member of the Riverside Philharmonic, Redlands and San Bernardino symphonies..
Karen Cahill received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Bowling Green State University. She has been principal flutist in community orchestras in Seattle, San Diego and in the Los Angeles area. A retired elementary school teacher, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra.
Maksim Velichkin has been active as a solo performer, chamber and orchestra musician. He has toured extensively in Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Australia with the prestigious Verbier Chamber and Verbier Festival Symphony Orchestras. He is also active in the popular music scene, having performed and recorded with Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban, John Legend, Red Elvises, and Bernadette Peters.