Concerts presented December, 2006

December 1, 2006, 3:00 pm: Amanda Izzo, flute, Christine Dore, piano. Henri Dutilleux (b. 1916), Sonatine. C.W.V. Gluck (1714-1787), Menuet and Dance of the Blessed Spirits From Act II of Orpheus. Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953), Sonata in D Major: I. Moderato, II. Scherzo, III. Andante, IV. Allegro con brio.

December 4, 2006, 4:45 pm: Minghan Sun, violin, Emiko Sato, piano. Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata No. 4 in A minor: I. Presto, II. Andante scherzoso, III. Allegro molto. Giuseppe Tartini, Devil’s Trill.. Pablo de Sarasate, Malaguena, Op.21, No.1.

December 4, 2006, 6:30 pm: Joseph Higgins, Double-Bass Recital. Isang Yun (1989) "Together" for Violin and Bass: I., II. (Brittany Zellman, violin). Serge Koussevitsky (1949), 4 Pieces (I. Andante, II. Valse Miniature, III. Chanson Triste, IV. Humoresque (Alexsandra Kocheva, piano). Paul Hindemith (1946), Sonata for Double-Bass and Piano (I. Allegro, II. Scherzo, III. Molto Adagio, Recitativo, Lied (Yu Lee, piano). Gioachino Rossini (1824), Duetto for Violoncello and Double-Bass (I. Allegro, II. Andante Molto, III. Allegro) (Marcy Rosen, violoncello).

December 6, 2006, 12:15 pm: A Concert of Electronic Music, Hubert Howe, Director. Hubert Howe, Procession. Ed Klinger, Out in the Streets. Paul Riker, The Office (work in progress), Iancu Dumitrescu, Oiseaux Céléstes.

December 7, 2006, 12:15 pm: Queens College Brass Ensemble, David Jolley, Director. Giovanni Pierluigi Palestrina, Anthem: "Beatae Maria Magdalena" (1571). Anton Bruckner, Anthem: "Os Justi" (1879). Leo Kraft, Tryptych for Large Brass Ensemble (I. Allegro concertante, II. Passacaglia, III. Allegro giocoso) (2006). Johann Sebastian Bach, Chorale Prelude: "Ein’ feste Burg ist unser Gott" (BVW720).

December 7, 2006, 7:30 pm. Queens College Vocal Ensemble, 50th Anniversary Concert, 1956-2006, James John, Conductor. Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594), Bonjour mon coeur, Occhi, piangete, Gallans qui par terre. Theodore Grudzinski (b.1934), Requiescat (premiere). Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), Lagrime d’Amante al Sepolcro dell’Amata ("Tears of a Lover at the Tomb of the Beloved") Incenerite spoglie, Ditelo voi, Darà la notte il sol, Ma te raccoglie, O chiome d’or, Dunque amate reliquie. Thomas Weelkes (1575-1623), As Vesta Was from Latmos, Hill Descending. Henry Purcell (1659-1695), excerpts from Dido and Aeneas. W. A. Mozart (1756-1791), Te Deum, K. 141 (66b). Gerald Finzi (1901-1956), My Spirit Sang All Day. Thomas Tallis (ca. 1505-1585), If Ye Love Me, Keep My Commandments. (ascribed to) Mateo Flecha the elder (1481-1553), Riu, riu, chiu. Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), Wie der Hirsch schreit, Frohlocket, ihr Vülker auf Erden, Op. 79, No. 1

December 9, 2006. Henry Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas. James John, Music Director; David Ronis, Stage Director; Bruce Norris, Musical Preparation. Cast: Dido: Stephanie Hass, Siri Howard; Belinda: Lauren Klimek, Lesley Zlabinger; Second Woman: Jessica Bender, Rachel Smyth; Sorceress, Basia Gajdek; First Witch: Yoo Na Park, Second Witch, Carla Maniscalco; Spirit, Sachie Ueshima; Aeneas: Brian Goff, Adam Unger; Sailor: Gilad Paz, Tim O’Sullivan. Overture, Act I, Act II Scene 1, Scene 2, Act III.

December 11, 1006, 6:30 pm. Hyo Jung Sarah Lee, piano. Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757), Sonata in A minor, K.54 Allegro, Sonata in B minor, K.27 Allegro. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Sonata in E major, No.30, Op.109, Vivace, ma non troppo, Prestissimo, Adante molto cantabile ed espressivo, Var.I, Molto espressivo, Var.II, Leggiermente, Var.III, Allegro vivace, Var.IV, Etwas langsamer als das Thema, Var.5, Allegro, ma non troppo, Var.VI, Tempo I del tema (Cantabile). Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915), Nocturne for Piano (left hand), Op.9, No.2, Andante. Claude Debussy (1862-1915), Prelude, Feux d’ Artifice Moderement anime. Serge Prokofieff (1891-1953), Sonata No.2, Op.14, Allegro, ma non troppo, Scherzo, Allegro marcato, Andante, Vivace.

December 11, 2006, 8:00 pm. Queens College Percussion and Contemporary Ensemble Concert, Michael Lipsey, director. Theater Music. John Cage, The City Wears a Slouch Hat. Book by Kenneth Patchen. Yuzuru Sadashige, Third Tribe. Igor Stravinsky, L’Histoire du Soldat: part 1, part 2. Book by C.F. Ramuz, translation by Michael Flanders and Kitty Black.

December 12, 2006, 3:00 pm. Jimmy Smith, trumpet. H. Mobley, R. Bright, Sweet Pumpkin. Thad Jones, Three and One. Tom Harrell, Moon Alley. T. Dameron, On a Misty Night. J. Smith, The Darkness.

December 13, 2006, 12:15 pm. Queens College Orchestra, Maurice Peress, Conductor, Melissa Shipp-Thatcher, Violin. Claude Debussy (1862-1918), Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. Camille Saint-Säens (1835-1921), Violin Concerto No. 3 in b-minor: Allegro non troppo, Andante quasi allegretto, Molto moderato maestoso, allegro. Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), Suite II from Daphnis and Chloe.

December 13, 2006, 6:00 pm. Queens College Voice Faculty and Students presents "Liederabend:" An Evening of German Art Song. Schubert, Frülingsglaube, Jessica Stolte-Bender, Soprano. Schubert, Lachen und Weinen, Yoo Na Par, Soprano. Brahms, Dein Blaues Auge, Sapphische Ode, Adam Unger, Baritone. Schubert, An die Nachtigall, Liebe schwärmt auf allen wegen, Carla Manisalco, Soprano. Wolf, Lebe Wohl, Gilad Paz, Tenor. Brahms, Meine Liebe ist Grün, Siri Howard, Soprano. Schumann, In der Fremde, Du bist wie eine Blume, Schubert, Der Atlas, David Greczek, Bass-Baritone. Mozart, Als Luise die Briefe, Schumann, In Der Fremde, Lauren Klimek, Soprano. Schumann, Du Ring am meinen Finger, Rachel Forrester, Mezzo Soprano. Mozart, Abendempfindung, Stephanie Haas, Soprano. Schubert, Heidenröslein, Rachel Smyth-Godinger, Soprano. Schumann, Ich Grolle Night, Gilad Paz, Tenor. Schumann, Aus den östlichen Rosen, Rachel Smyth-Godinger, Soprano. Beethoven, Ich liebe dich, Natalia Salemmo, Soprano. Schubert, Gretchen am Spinnrade, Jessica Stolte-Bender, Soprano.

December 14, 2006, 3:00 pm. Bill Longo, Trumpet. Parker, Arr. Longo, Anthropology. Kasper/Washington, Arr. Longo, Green Dolphin Street. Monk, Arr. Longo, Round Midnight. Longo, Jenna. Heath, Arr. Longo, Gingerbread Boy.

December 14, 2006, 7:30 pm. New Music for Oboe, Harp, Violin and Cello featuring The Second Instrumental Unit. Andre Bregegere, Ice Point. Pete Tufel, Black Dahlia. Chris Sutherland, The Unbearable Lightness. J.R. Pinna, Sophismata. Jason Sagebiel, An Unlikely Suspect. Eleanor Aversa, Ode. Paul Kerekes, Cairns. Ben Krauss, We Dream. Susumu Watanabe, Two Bagatelles:1, 2.

December 15, 2006, 3:00 pm. Heidi Krenn, vocalist. Heidi Krenn, voice, Bene Jahnel, piano, Marcos Varela, bass, Kassa Overall, drums. Max Roach/Abbey Lincoln, Living Room. Carla Bley/Norma Winstone, Sing Me Softly Of The Blues. Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart, My Heart Stood Still. Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn, The Star-Crossed Lovers. Carol Coates, Love Comes and Goes. Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II, My Favorite Things.

December 15, 2006, 7:00 pm. TRIO-O-1. Hui-Ping Lee, viola/violin, Asuka Yamamoto, clarinet, Andrew Page, piano. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano in Es dur, "Kegelstatt" K. 498, I. Andante, II. Menuetto-Trio, III. Rondeaux. Max Bruch (1838-1920), Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op. 83, V. Rumanische Melodie, III. Andante con moto, VIII. Moderato, VII. Allegro vivace, ma non troppo. John Harbison (1938- ), Variations for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano: I., II. Encore.

Saturday, December 16, 2006, 8:00 pm. Queens College Choral Society, 66th Annual Winter Concert, James John, Music Director, presents George Frederick Handel’s Messiah. Part I (complete): Overture, Recitative (tenor), “Comfort ye, comfort ye my people”, Air (tenor), “Every valley shall be exalted”. Chorus, “And the glory of the Lord”. Recitative (bass), “Thus saith the Lord of Hosts”, Air (bass), “But who may abide the day of his coming”, Chorus, “And He shall purify the sons of Levi”. Recitative (alto), “Behold, a virgin shall conceive”, Air (alto) & Chorus, “O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion”. Recitative (bass), “For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth”, Air (bass), “The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light”, Chorus, “For unto us a Child is born”. Pastoral Symphony. Recitative (soprano), “There were shepherds abiding in the field”. Recitative (soprano), “And lo! the angel of the Lord came upon them. Recitative (soprano), “And the angel said unto them”. Recitative (soprano), “And suddenly there was the angel a multitude of the heavenly host”. Chorus, “Glory to God in the highest”. Air (soprano), “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion”. Recitative (alto), “Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened”. Air (alto), “He shall feed His flock”. Air (soprano), “Come unto Him, all ye that labour”. Chorus, “His yoke is easy and His burthen is light”. Part II (excerpts): Chorus, “Hallelujah! for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth”.

December 21, 2006, 12:00 Noon. jouvence. Jenny Grégoire, violin; Konstantza Chernov, piano. Franz Schubert, Sonatina in D Major, op. 137, No. 1, I. Allegro molto, II. Andante, III. Allegro vivace. Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata in E-flat Major, op. 12, No. 3, I. Allegro con spirito, II. Adagio con molt' espressione, III. Allegro molto. Johannes Brahms, Sonata in A Major, op. 100, I. Allegro amabile, II. Andante tranquillo, III. Allegretto grazioso (quasi Andante).

December 21, 2006, 1:00 pm. Corcoran Holt Recital. Thelonious Monk, I Mean You. Christian McBride, Ele efe. Sharp Radway, Eye Smiles. Corcoran Holt, 14th Street Northwest. Matt Denis, Everything happens to me. Andre Murchison, I wanna Be Ready.

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