The CPC exists to connect, inspire and transform communities
through the music and musicians of our time.
May 24, 2017 | 8pm
At La Sierra University Department of Music, Hole Memorial Auditorium
Hole Memorial Auditorium, La Sierra University
4500 Riverwalk Pkwy, Riverside, CA 92505
The Contemporary Performance Collective and the La Sierra University Department of Music proudly present CPC III, a concert of contemporary chamber music featuring the Lyris Quartet. The concert showcases new works by Los Angeles-based composers Reena Esmail, Danaë Vlasse, Dan Martinez, Dana Howell, Derrick Spiva Jr., Juhi Bansal, and Dante De Silva.
By Derrick Spiva, Jr.
Rachel Mellis, flute; Jacqueline Marshall, harp; Diana Wade, viola
Rhapsodie #3, “Pandora’s Box,” World Premiere
By Danaë Vlasse
Nadia Shpachenko, solo piano/narrator and Aitana Jordan, dancer
Choreographed by David Wilcox, director of the Long Beach Ballet
American Folk Rhapsody, World Premiere
By Dan Martinez
Featuring the Lyris Quartet; Jillian Risigari-Gai, harp; Rachel Mellis, flute
Hungry, World Premiere
By Dante De Silva
Featuring the Lyris Quartet
Requiem for a Drifting Heart, World Premiere
By Dana Howell
Featuring the Lyris Quartet; Alison Bjorkedal, harp; Rachel Mellis, flute
An Imaginary Thing
By Juhi Bansal
Featuring the Panic Duo (Pasha Tseitlin, violin; Nic Gerpe, piano)
I Rise: Women in Song, World Premiere (chamber version)*
By Reena Esmail
Featuring the Lyris Quartet + ensemble
*I Rise, for women’s choir and orchestra, was commissioned by the Women of Lehigh University Choral Arts. The CPC commissioned a chamber version of this work, which will be premiered at CPC III.