Concerts presented October, 2007

October 4, 2007, 12:15 pm. Voice Majors Recital, James John and Sherry Overholt, coordinators, Max Midroit, accompanist. Robert Schumann (1810-1856), Widmung, Maria Zieher, soprano. Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736), Se tu, m’ami, Melisa Bonetti, soprano. Enrique Granados (1867-1916), El Mirarde la Maja, Rebekah Budhai, soprano. Georges Bizet (1838-1875), “Comme autre fois” from Les pêcheurs de perles, Jessica Bender, soprano. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), Silent Noon, Leo Lai, Bass-Baritone. W.A. Mozart (1756-1791), “Porgi, amor” from Le nozze di Figaro, Danielle Davis, soprano. E.T.A. Hoffman (1776-1822), “Wer traut laun’gen Glückes Flugein” from Undine, Lesley Zlabinger, soprano. Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), “Sonnet” from Serenade, Op. 31, Gilad Paz, tenor. Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), Dein blaues Auge, Shannon Rolbiecki, mezzo-soprano. Reynaldo Hahn (1875-1947), L’heure exquise, Rachel Smyth-Godinger, soprano. J.S. Bach (1685-1750), “Et exultavit” from Magnificat, BWV 243, Katrina Montagna, soprano. W.A. Mozart, “Batti, batti” from Don Giovanni, Sachie Ueshima, soprano, Joseph Liccardo, piano. Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904), I Will Sing New Songs, Jason Carrington, baritone. Doublas Moore (1893-1969), “Willow Song” from The Ballad of Baby Doe, Natalia Salemmno, soprano. W.A. Mozart, “Porgi, amor” from Le nozze di Figaro, Carla Maniscalco, soprano. Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Ständchen, Brian Goff, baritone. Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924), “Mi chiamano mimi” from La Bohème, Huey Shan Pang, soprano.

October 11, 2007, 12:15 pm. The Queens College Orchestra, Maurice Peress, Music Director, Stephen Hamilton, Organist. Jehan Alain (1911-1940), Litanies, JA 119, Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), Sonata VI in D Minor, Opus 65: Chorale and four variations: Vater unser im Himmelreich, Fugue, Finale. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Partitas: O Gott, du frommer Gott, BWV 767. Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901), Organ Concerto in G Minor, Opus 177: Grave, Andante, Con moto.

October 17, 2007, 12:15 pm. Folksongs from the Four Regions of Switzerland. Queens College Choir; James John, Director; and Raphael Immoos, Guest Conductor. 1. Joseph Bovet (1897-1951), French (Welschland): La haut sur la montagne. 2. Gion Antoni Derungs (b. 1939), Romansh (Graubündens): Sut Steilas. 3. arr. Carl Munzinger (1842-1911), German: Das alte Guggisberger Lied. 4. arr. Urs Fässler (b. 1942), Italian (Tessin): Girometta. Swiss Choral Music from Romantic to Modern. 1. Othmar Schoeck (1886-1957), Ein Vöglein singt im Wald. 2. Hermann Suter (1870-1926), Abendsegen. 3. Hans Huber (1852-1921), Das war ein traurig Scheiden. 4. Albert Moeschinger, Vergänglichkeit. 5. Othmar Schoeck (1886-1957), Nachruf. Swiss Choral Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries. Queens College Vocal Ensemble, Raphael Immoos, Guest Conductor. Rudolf Jaggi (b. 1940), Mondendinge (World Premiere), Das Mondschaf, Die Mitternachtsmaus, Mondendinge. From Songs of Ariel, Come unto these yellow sands, Full Fathom Five, Before you can say “come and go”. Sacred Music of Rheinberger. Queens College Choir and Vocal Ensemble; Raphael Immoos, Guest Conductor. Joseph Rheinberger (1839-1901), “Kyrie” from Cantus Missae in Eb, Op. 109, Abendlied. Sacred Music of Verdi. Queens College Chorus; Cindy Bell, Conductor; and Sarah Lee, Piano. Guiseppe Verdi (1813-1901), “Stabat Mater” from Quattro pezzi sacri.

October 21, 2007, 4:00 pm. Selected Folksong Settings from the Four Regions of Switzerland. Queens College Choir; Raphael Immoos, Guest Conductor. 1. Joseph Bovet (1897-1951), French (Welschland): La haut sur la montagne. 2. Gion Antoni Derungs (b. 1939), Romansh (Graubündens): Sut Steilas. 3. arr. Carl Munzinger (1842-1911), German: Das alte Guggisberger Lied. 4. arr. Urs Fässler (b. 1942), Italian (Tessin): Girometta. From Scotland. Karyn Stewart, Soprano; Emily John, Harp. Arr. Marjory Kennedy-Fraser (1857-1930), Songs of the Hebrides, 1. Land O’Heart’s Desire. 2. Cuan ag eirigh. 3. Chairistiona. 4. Dance to Your Shadow. 5. An Eriskay Love Lilt. 6. Benbecula Bridal Procession. Swiss Choral Music from Romantic to Modern. Queens College Choir; Raphael Immoos, Guest Conductor. Othmar Schoeck (1886-1957), Ein Vöglein singt im Wald; Hermann Suter (1870-1926), Abendsegen; Hans Huber (1852-1921), Das war ein traurig Scheiden; Albert Moeschinger (1897-1985), Vergänglichkeit; Othmar Schoeck (1886-1957), Nachruf.

October 22, 2007, 6:15 pm. Gilad Paz, Tenor with Marianna Healy, Horn; Reona Ito, Conductor; Mark Wilson, Piano; featuring an all-student string ensemble. Alexander “Sacha” Argov (1914-1995), Zemer A hava Layam. Yoni Rechter (1951- ), Shir Hit’orerut. Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), Serenade op. 31.

October 24, 2007, 12:15 pm. The Queens College Orchestra, Maurice Perress, Music Director/Conductor; Charles Castelman, Violin. All-Dvorak Program. Scherzo Capriccioso for full orchestra, Opus 66. Violin Concerto in A minor, op. 53: Allegro – Adagio. Finale: Allegro giocoso. Slavonic Dances opus 46, Nos. 1, 6 and 8.

October 26, 2007, 3:00 pm. The First Japanese Popular Songs Concert.Chapter 1: Music from Japanese Animation Film. Opening Theme from “Princess Mononoke,” Three Scenes from “Laputa, the Castle in the Sky,” Music by Joe Hisaishi, Film by Hayao Miyazaki, Arr. By Tadashi Hamano, Yui Kitamura, Reona Ito. Chapter 2: Yui Kitamura, Guest Composer. Eden, Queens College Version (2007), Asagiiro, Orchestral Version (2007). Music by Yui Kitamura, Paul Kerekes, Piano. Chapter 3: Medley of Old Japanese Folk Music. Improvisation of Japanese Drum – Duet for Japanese Drum and Piccolo- Lullaby for Flute & Strings – Dance for Orchestra, Arranged by Reona Ito & Yuzo Toyama. Tomoya Aomori, Drum, Sara Aomori, Piccolo, Michael Hsin-en Liu, Flute. To Memory of Mr. Shigeru Inagaki (1920-2007). “A Thousand Wind,” Words by Anonymous Poet/Japanese Translation & Music by Man Arai. Chapter 4: Medley of Japanese Children’s Songs, Arranged by Soichiro Genda, Arranged and Orchestrated by Reona Ito. Cherry Blossom, Hazy Moonlight, Carps Banners, Tea Reapers, Summer is coming, Tangirine Hill, A summer memory, Swimming Kids, The Beaming Sunset, Village Festival, Leaves, Winter, Snowfall, Red Dragonfly.

October 29, 2007, 6:45 pm. Yu-Hsuan Chiang, Horn, Shu-Fen Huang, Piano. 1. Bernhard Krol (1920- ), Laudatio. 2. W. A. Mozart (1756-1791), Concerto for Horn No. 3, K. 447: I. Allegro, II. Romance Larghetto, III. Allegro. F. Strauss (1822-1905). Nocturno, Op. 7. F. Strauss (1822-1905), Concerto for Horn Op. 8. I. Allegro Moderato, II.Andante, III. Allegro.

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