Concerts presented December, 2008

December 1, 2008, 6:00 pm. Edino Biaggi, oboe, J.P. Knijff, organ and piano. Jophann Ludwig Krebs (1713-1780), Fantasy for Oboe and Organ. Johanmn Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Symphonia from The "Easter" Oratorio, BWV 249. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Sonata for Piano and Horn in F Major, Op. 17: Allegro moderato, Poco adagio, quasi andante, Rondo, allegro moderato. Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), from Six Metamorphoses after Ovid for Oboe Solo, Op. 49: Pan, who played upon the reed pipe which was Syrinx, his beloved, Bacchus, at whose feasts is heard the noise of gaggling women’s tattling tongues and shouting out of boys, Arethusa, who, flying from the love of Alpheus the river god, was turned into a fountain. Robert Schumann (1810-1856), Romance No. 2 for Oboe and Piano, from Three Romances: Einfach, innig. Daniel Pinkham (1923-2006), Variations for Oboe and Organ: Prelude, Dithyramb, Scherzo, Fantasia, Nocturne, Finale.

December 1, 2008, 4:45 pm. Justin Tricarico, alto and tenor saxophones. Pierre Max Dubois (1930-1995), Circus Parade for Alto Saxophone and Percussion: 1. Allegro Moderato. Adam Forman, percussion. Guy de Lioncourt (1885-1961), Trois Mélodies Grégoriennes for Alto Saxophone and Organ: I. Clemens Rector, II. Puer Natus Est, III. Pascha Nostrum. Katrina Montagna, organ. Paul Riker (b. 1980), Catalyst for Tenor Saxophone and Live Electronics (World Premiere). Joaquin Nun (1879-1949), Le Chant du Veilleur for voice, alto saxophone and piano. Shannon Rolbiecki, voice and David Taubman, piano. Walter S. Hartley (b . 1927), Lyric Suite for Tenor Saxophone, Viola and Piano: I. Prelude, II. Scherzino, III. Nocturne, IV. Gigue. Ming-Wai Kom, viola; Mi Hee Jung, piano.

December 4, 2008, l:00 pm. Alexandre Kautz, drums. There is no program for this concert. Six numbers were played: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

December 4, 2008, 3:00 pm. MA Benny Reid, alto saxophone with Glenn Guidone, tenor saxophone, Katsuko Tanaka, piano, Petros Klampanis, bass and David Anlauff, drums. Jimmy Heath, Sassy Samba. Wayne Shorter, E. S. P. Benny Reid, Tears From Within. Johnson-Coslow, My Old Flame. Clare Fischer, Pensativa. Van Huesen, Darn That Dream.

December 5, 2008, 3:00 pm. Laurie Krein, trumpet. Georges Enesco, Legend for Trumpet and Piano. David Taubman, piano. Jean Françaix, Sonatine pour trompette et piano: I. Prelude, II. Sarbande, III. Gigue. David Taubman, piano. Jay Rizzetto, Five Poems of Emily Dickinson for Trumpet and Narrator: “Because I could not stop for death,” “This is my letter to the world,” “Nature – the gentlest mother.” Shannon Rolbiecki, narrator. Walter S. Hartley, Sonorities V for trumpet and organ. Evan Closser, organ. Eric Ewazen, Trio for Trumpet, Violin, and Piano: Movements III and IV. David Taubman, piano and Paul Medd, violin. Eugène Bozza, Sonatine: Movements I and IV. Christine Gregory, trumpet; Rebekah Carleo, French horn; Yu-Jen Hsu, trombone; Stephen Duggan, tuba.

December 7, 2008, 4:00 pm. Winter Choral Concert with the QC Vocal Ensemble, James John, conductor. William Byrd (c. 1540-1623), Two Motets from Gradualia: Gaudeamus omnes, Justortum animae. Anonymous (16th Century), Ríu, Ríu, Chíu, Dadme albricias, hijos d’Eva, and E la don don, Verges María; Brian Goff, Jennifer Oates, Jeremy Barbaro and Jaymes Welsh, soloists. Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611), O Magnum Mysterium. Michael Praetorius (1571-1621), Two Christmas Motets: Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen, Psallite, Unigenito. Hamish MacCunn (1868-1916), Three Partsongs: It Was A Lass, Hark Forward! and O Mistress Mine. Benjamin Britten (1913-1979), Five Flower Songs, Op. 47: To Daffodils, The Succession of the Four Sweet Months, Marsh Flowers, The Evening Primrose, and Ballad of Green Broom.

December 8, 2008, 4:45 pm. Hyun-Jung Kim, violin and Kahori Takahashi, piano. W. A. Mozart, Sonata for Violin and Piano in B flat Major K. 378: I., II., III. Johann Sebastian Bach, Chaconne from Partita in G Minor. Claude Debussy, Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Minor: I., II., III. Camille Saint-Saëns, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A Minor.

December 8, 2008, 6 pm. Alex Greenbaum, cello, Steve Beck, piano and harpsichord. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), 12 Variations on "Ein Mädchen oden Weibchen" from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte in F major, op. 66. J. S. Bach (1685-1750), Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord in D major, BWV 1028. Leoš Janáček (1854-1928), Pohádka (A Tale). Janáček, Presto. Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), Sonata in F major, op. 99.

December 8, 2008, 8:00 pm. The Music of Chou Wen-Chung and Edgard Varèse (and an admirer), QC Chamber Orchestra, Charles Neidich, director; QC Percussion Ensemble and QC Nota Bene Ensemble, Michael Lipsey, Director. Edgard Varèse, Hyperprism. Michael Lipsey, conductor; Laurie Krein, Anthony Chrones, trumpet; Tom Ferrara, Ching-Min Chang, trombones; Sara Aomori, flute; Noriko Nagao, clarinet; Michael Stupakevich, Eva Arce, TJ Cusack, French horns; Michale Kirchhofer, Miguel Tepale, Alex Chimienti, John Hoblin, Stefano DiLorenzo, Andrew Ramsingh, Stewart Ratzken, Sean Kelly, percussionists. Chou Wen-Chung, Cursive. Thiago Sousa, flute; Victoria Hernandez, piano. Edgard Varèse, Density 21.5. Cindy Friedman, flute solo. Edgard Varèse, Ionisation. Charles Neidich, conductor; Michael Kirchhofer, Miguel Tepale, Alex Chimienti, John Hoblin, Stefano DiLorenzo, A ndrew Ramsingh, Stewart Ratzken, Sean Kelly, Adam Forman, Joseph Fee, Frederick Trumpy, percussionists. Ionization. Ready or not. Frank Zappa, The Black Page #1 and #2. Michael Kirchhofer soloist; Andrew Ramsingh, Alex Chimienti, Miguel Tepale, John Hoblin, percussionists. Chou Wen-Chung, Echoes from the Gorge. Joseph Fee, Adam Forman, Derek Kwan, Fred Trumpy, percussionists.

December 9, 2008, 7:30 pm. The Queens College Graduate and Directors Symphonic Winds, Dr. Richard Sang, Conductor. W. Paris Chambers, The Boys of the Old Brigade March. Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 1, Movement No. 3. Johann Strauss, Die Fledermaus Overture. A. Ginastera (arr. D. John), Danza Final (Malambo) from Estancia Dances. Joseph De Luca, Our Glorious Emblem March. Felix Mendelssohn (arr. F. Greissle), Overture for Band. Roger Nixon, Fiesta del Pacifico. Ottorino Respighi (arr. A. d'Elia), The Pines of the apian Way from The Pines of Rome.

December 10, 2008, 4:45 pm. Queens College Opera Studio, Bruce Norris and David Ronis, directors, presents Doomed Divas and Other Operatic Types. Richard Strauss (1864-1949), “The Presentation of the Rose” from Der Rosenkavalier, Act II. Sophie: Lesley Zlabinger, Octavian: Shannon Rolbiecki; Marianne, Sophie’s Duenns: Huey Shan Pang; Octavian’s Attendant: Chad Smyser. Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848), Act I duet L’Elisir d’Amore. Nemorino: Chad Smyser; Adina: Sachie Ueshima. Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924), Act II Opening from Madama Butterfly. Suzuki: Melisa Bonetti; Cio-Cio san (Butterfly): Huey Shan Pang. Domenico Cimarosa (1749-1801), Act I Scene IV from Il Matrimonio Segreto. Elisetta: Natalia Salemmo, Carolina: Lesley Zlabinger, Fidalma: Shannon Rolbiecki. Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), "È strano... ah fors'è lui... sempre libera" from Act I, La Traviata. Violetta: Sharon I-Chun Cheng, Alfredo: Gilad Paz. Johann Strauss (1825-1899), Act I Trio from Dir Fledermaus. Adele: Rachel Smyth-Godinger, Rosalinda: Mary Haughie, Eisenstein: Max Roll. Jules Massenet (1842-1912), Act III (excerpt) from Manon. Manon: Sharon Eisert, Des Grieus: Gilad Paz, The Porter of the Seminary: Chad Smyser.

December 11, 2008, 12:15 pm. The Queens College Wind Ensemble and the Queens College Chamber Winds, Justin Comito, Director. Franz Krommer, Partita in Dis ("La Chasse"): I. Allegro La chasse, II. Menuetto, III. Adagio, IV. Polacca, V. Rondo Allegro. John Lessard, Octet for Wind Instruments: I. Overture, II. Scherzo, III. Air, IV. Finale. John Adams (trans. L. Odom), Short Ride on a Fast Machine. Clifton Williams, The Sinfonians. John Cheetham, Kitty Hawk.

December 11, 2008, 7:30 pm. Stephanie Ho and Saar Ahuvia,Duo Pianists, in memoriam Denise Broadhurst (1970-2008). Denise Broadjurst, Stepping off the Front Porch: For Clarice (1902-1996), For Nina. Matthew Van Brink (b. 1978), Initial Ascent. Jay Anthony Gach (b. 1955), Rounds: 1. Morning Round, 2. Evening Round, 3. Toccatina. Philippe Bodin (b. 1960), Double Salt Variations. Charles Griffin (b. 1968), From a Faraway Nearby: The Lawrence Tree, City Night. Richard Rodney Bennett (b. 1935), Lilliburlero Variations. Douglas Townsend, Fantasy. (encore)

December 12, 2008, 3:00 pm. Claude Diallo, piano. Claude Diallo, McCoy meets Monk. Tom Harrell, Sail Away. Claude Diallo, Foz de Iguacu. Claude Diallo, Memories. Claude Diallo, Memories of Brazil. Claude Diallo, Bona. Richie Beirach, Broken Wing. Tania Maria, Yatra-ta.

December 12, 2008, 3:00 pm. Danielle Davis, soprano, Wei-Hsien Lien, piano. Francesco Durante (1684-1755), "Vergin, tutto amor." Antonio Cesti (1623-1669), "Intorno all'idol mio." Benedetto Marcello (1686-1739), "Il mio bel foco." Franz Schubert (1797-1828), "Shepherd on the Rock, Noriko Nagao, clarinet. Georges Bizet (1838-1875), "Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante. Hector Berlioz (1803-1869), Les Nuits d'Été, Villanelle, Le spectre de la rose. Aaron Copland (1900-1990), from 12 Poems of Emily Dickinson, Why Do They Shut Me Out of Heaven, Heart, We Will Forget Him. Aaron Copland, "Laurie's Song." Danny Boy (encore).

December 15, 2008, 6:00 pm. Yu-Jen Hsu, trombone. Johann Ernst Galliard (1687-1749), Sonata No. 2: Andante, Vivace, Alla siciliana, Spiritoso e Allegro. Joseph Jongen (1873-1953), Aria and Polonaise. Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921), Cavatine. Eugene Bozza (1905-1991), Ballade. Eric Ewazen (b. 1945), Sonata for Trombone and Piano 2nd Movement, Adagio and 3rd Movement, Allegro Giocoso.

December 16, 2008, 8:00 pm. Queens College New Music Group presents New Music for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, performed by Second Instrumental Unit. Hirotaka Kato, The Short Piece for Trio. Jaegoo lee, The Duality of Emotion. Julie Cho, Untitled. Inés Thiebaut, Sound Imagery No. 2. Antony Cugliari, Five Pieces for Clarinet. John Hederman, Untitled. Maria Mykolenko, Landscapes-Dreams-Discontinuities. David Bridges, Icarus' Fateful Flight.

December 19, 2008, 4:00 pm. Piano Duo: Kristin Barone and Peter Finarovsky. Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), Variations on a Theme by Haydn in Bb Major, Op. 56b. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Concerto for Two Harpsichords in C Major, BWV 1061a. Claude Debussy-Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), Transcription of Nocturnes: Fêtes for 2 Pianos.

December 19, 2008, 7:30 pm. Winter Gala Concert, The Classical Singers Career Development Club. Adolphe Adam, O Holy Night, Carla Luigina Maniscalco, soprano. Jacques Offenbach, Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour (Barcarolle) from Les contes d'Hoffman, Nora Mooney, soprano and Nicholle Bittlingmeyer, mezzo-soprano. Johann Strauss II, Csárdás from Die Fledermaus, Huey Shan Pang, soprano. Puccini, Mi Chiamano Mimi from La Boheme, Maria Zieher, soprano. W. A. Mozart, Deh perquesto istante solo from Le Clemenza di Tito, Melisa Bonetti, soprano. Gioachino Rossini, Cruda sorte from L'Italiana in Algeri, Shannon Leigh Rolbiecki, mezzo-soprano. Rossini, Duetto buffo di due gatti, Lesley Zlabinger, soprano and Shannon Leigh Rolbiecki, mezzo-soprano. Johann Strauss II, Mein Herr Marquis from Die Fledermaus, Lesley Zlabinger, soprano. Giuseppe Verdi, Un di felice, eterea from La Traviata, Sharon I-Chun Cheng, soprano and Chad Smyser, tenor. W. A. Mozart, Padre, germani, addio from Idomeneo, Carla Luigina Maniscalco, soprano. Charles Gounod, Salut! Demeure chaste et pure from Faust, Gilad Paz, tenor. Gian Carlo Menotti, Steal me, sweet thief from The Old Maid and the Thief, Danielle Davis, soprano. Gaetano Donizetti, Ah tardai troppo…Luce di quest’ anima from Linda di Chamounix, Rachel Smyth-Godinger, soprano. Leonard Bernstein, You were dead, you know from Candide, Rachel Smyth-Godinger, soprano and Gilad Paz, tenor. Jacques Offenbach, Galop infernal from Orphée aux enfers, Company.

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