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Matt Haimovitz, cello – Pomona, CA – Shpachenko and Friends Chamber Music Festival

November 2, 2023 @ 8:00 pm 10:00 pm

This chamber music recital with renown cellist Matt Haimovitz will include a World Premiere and two Los Angeles Premieres and will feature mostly works by American and Ukrainian composers. Matt Haimovitz will perform solo pieces by J. S. Bach, Layale Chakerᐩ (LA Premiere), Aaron Jay Kernisᐩ (LA premiere), Atar Aradᐩ (World Premiere), and Thomas de Hartmann in the first half. In the second half Nadia Shpachenko will join Matt Haimovitz in performances of Ukrainian composer Thomas de Hartmann’s powerful Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 63 and Ukrainian composer Valentyn Silvestrov’s Postludium for Cello and Piano.

ᐩcommissioned by THE PRIMAVERA PROJECT for Matt Haimovitz

J. S. BACH Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
I. Prelude
LAYALE CHAKER Before Bloom (2021)*ᐩ
AARON JAY KERNIS Grace (2022)*ᐩ
ATAR ARAD Aviv (2022)**ᐩ

Matt Haimovitz, cello


VALENTYN SILVESTROV Postludium for Cello and Piano (1982)
THOMAS DE HARTMANN Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 63 (1942)

Matt Haimovitz, cello
Nadia Shpachenko, piano

*denotes LA premiere
**denotes world premiere performance
commissioned by THE PRIMAVERA PROJECT for Matt Haimovitz

$10 – $15

Cal Poly Pomona

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Cal Poly Pomona Music Recital Hall

3801 W. Temple Avenue
Pomona, California 91768 United States
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