Concerts presented September, 2007

September 17, 2007, 12:15 pm. Gabriela Rengel, violin, Ejona Gjermeni, piano. Aaron Copland (1900-1990), Sonata for Violin and Pinao (1943): I. Andante Semplice, II. Lento, III. Allegretto Giusto. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Sonata for Violin and Piano, In C Minor, Op. 30 No. 2. I. Allegro con brio, II. Adagio Cantabile, III. Scherzo Allegro, IV. Finale Allegro. Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924). I. Allegro molto, II. Andante, III. Allegro vivo, IV. Allegro quasi presto.

September 20, 2007, 12:15 pm. Japanese Song Recital. Sachie Ueshima, soprano, Joseph Liccardo, piano. Rentaro Taki (1879-1903), Vocal Suite (“Shiki” (Four Seasons): I. Hana (Blossoms), II. Noryo (Summer Night), III. Aki no Tsuki (Autumn Moon), IV. Yuki (Snow). Sachie Ueshima, soprano, Yukiko Ishiwata, soprano, Noriko Nagao, clarinet. Kiyoshi Nobutoki (1887-1965), Wagate no Hana (The Flower in My Hand), Masaya Ishiwaka (b.1981), Umi koishi (The Ocean), (Yawahada no (Soft Skin), Yukiko Ishiwata, soprano. Megumi Ohnaka (b. 1924), Hitotsu no Lemon (One Lemon), Koi no Mystery (Love’s Mystery). Sachie Ueshima, soprano. Telichi Okana (1878-1941), Oborozuki-yo (Hazy Moon Night), Joe Hisaishi (b. 1950), Summer. Noriko Nagao, clarinet. Yoshinao Nakada (1923-2000), Sakura Yokocho (Cherry Alley), Hideo Kobayashi (b.1931), Soba no Hana (Buckwheat Flower), Sachie Ueshima, soprano. Minoru Kainuma (1909-1971), Sato no Aki (Autumn in Village), Okano, Momiji (Maple Tree), Furusato (Hometown), Sachie Ueshima, soprano, Yukiko Ishiwarta, soprano, Noriko Nagao, clarinet, Asuka Yamamoto, clarinet.

September 21, 2007, 6:00 pm. Emily John, harp with guest artist Karyn Stewart, soprano. All Things French: Marcel Tournier (1879-1951), Étude de Concert au Matin. Claude Debussy (1862-1918) (arr. Marcel Grandjany), …La Fille aux cheveux de lin. Tournier, Lolita la danseuse. In a Jazzy Landscape: Bernard André (b.1941), Duke. John Cage (1912-1992), In a Landscape. Tournier, Jazz Band. Songs from the Hebrides: Folk songs collected and arranged by Marjory Kennedy-Fraser (1857-1930): Land O’ Heart’s Desire, Cuan ag eirigh, Chairistiona, Dance to your Shadow, An Eriskay Love Lilt, Benbecula Bridal Procession. Birds in Winter: Michael Mauldin (b.1947), Six Preludes for harp.

September 24, 2007, 6:15 pm. Siri Howard, soprano with Joseph Liccardo, accompanist. W.A. Mozart (1756-1791): 1. Das Veilchen, 2. Als Luise die Briefe ihres ungetreuen liebhabers verbrannte, 3. "Cosa mi narri?"… "Sull’ aria" from Le Nozze di Figaro with Joanna Howard, soprano. Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848), 1. Occhio nero incendiator, 2. Se a te d’intorno scherzo, 3. “Chacun le sait” from La Fille du Régiment. Jules Massenet (1842-1912), 1. Ouvre tes yeux bleus with Emily John, harp. 2. Élégie with Emily John, harp. 3. “Je suis encore tout égourdie” from Manon. Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924): 1. Sole e amore, 2. Sogno d’or, 3. “Tu che di gel sei cinta” from Turandot. Douglas Moore (1893-1969): 1. Thou hast made me, 2. Batter my heart. 3. “The Letter Song” from The Ballad of Baby Doe. encore.

September 26, 2007, 12:15 pm. The Queens College Orchestra, Maurice Peress, Music Director, Asuka Yamamoto, clarinet. Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra, with Harp and Piano (1948) Slow and expressive, Cadenza, Rather Fast. Ms. Yamamoto. Third Symphony (1944-46): Molto moderato, Allegro molto, Andante, Molto deliberato.

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