Slide-whistles, an African log drum and a metal thunder-sheet are some of the exotic instruments to be employed in a musical performance on Wednesday, Nov. 16 featuring the works of George Crumb and Shaun Naidoo.
¿Hammers and Sticks,¿ part of the Nadia Shpachenko & Friends Chamber Music Festival series, will open with Naidoo¿s ¿Nigerian Spam,¿ a piece that features the text of common email scams narrated by computer-generated voices. The program will continue with Crumb¿s ¿Otherworldly Resonances¿ and ¿Celebration and Ritual,¿ and concludes with ¿Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III)¿.
Pianist Nadia Shpachenko, assistant professor of music at Cal Poly Pomona, has performed throughout North America and Europe including such venues as Carnegie Hall in New York and Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. She will be joined by guest musicians Genevieve Lee, piano; Justin DeHart, percussion; and Nicholas Terry, percussion.
¿I am very excited about the program,¿ Shpachenko says. ¿The pieces we will be performing offer very unique soundscapes¿ From a ¿zen-like¿ atmosphere to thunderous explosions, the audience will be taken on an exciting musical and visual journey!¿
The concert begins at 8 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students. Tickets may be purchased online at https://csupomona.tix.com/.