Concerts presented March, 2009

March 4, 2009, 12:15 pm. The Queens College Orchestra, Maurice Peress, director. Concerto Concert, Mi Sun Song and Kirsten Hans, soloists and Benjamin Arendsen, Youngjoo Ko and Rafael Luz, conductors. Maurice Ravel, La Mere L’Oye (Mother Goose Suite), I. Pavane de la Belle aubois dormant (Pavane of the Sleeping Beauty), II. Petit Poucet (Tom Thumb), III. Laideronette, impératrice des pagodes (Little Ugly One, Empress of the Pagodas), IV. Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête (The Conversations of Beauty and the Beast), V. Le jarfin féerique (The Fairy Garden), Ben Arendsen, conductor. Louis Spohr, Clarinet Concerto No. 4, I. Allegro vivace, II. Larghetto, III. Rondo al Espagnol, Mi Sun Song, clarinetist and Youngjoo Ko, conductor. Jean Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D minor, I. Allegro Moderato, II. Adagio di Molto, III. Allegro, ma non tanto, Kirsten Hans, violinist and Rafael Luz, conductor.

March 6, 2009, 3:00 pm. Paul Kerekes and Joseph Martin, pianos. Felix Mendelssohn,Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61, Joseph Martin and Paul Kerekes. Claude Debussy, La Cathédrale engloutie (The Sunken Cathedral) from Préludes, Book I. Franz Liszt, Un Sospiro (A Sigh), Joseph Martin. Maurice Ravel, Alborada del gracioso (Aubade of the Jester) from Miroirs. Leo Kraft, Partita No. 1 (1958), I. Prelude, II. Capriccio, III. Arietta, IV. Toccata, Paul Kerekes. György Ligeti, Sonatina (1950): I. Allegro, II. Andante, III. Vivace, Joseph Martin and Paul Kerekes.

March 12, 2009, 12:15 pm. Puccini's Greatest Hits with Carla Maniscalco, Natalia Salemmo, and Sachie Ueshima. Turandot: Tu che di gel sei cinta, Carla Maniscalco. La Bohème: Si mi chiamano Mimi, Natalia Salemmo. La Rondine: Chi il bel sogno di Doretta?, Sachie Ueshima. Manon Lescaut: In quelle trine morbide, Carla Maniscalco. La Bohème: Quando m’en vo’ (Musetta’s Waltz), Natalia Salemmo. Gianni Schicci: O mio babbino caro, Sachie Ueshima. Suor Angelica: Senza Mamma, Carla Maniscalco.

March 13, 2009, 3:00 pm. Derek Kwan and Fred Trumpy, percussion. Elliot Carter, Eight Pieces for Four Timpani: II. Moto Perpetuo, Fred Trumpy. Toshimitsu Tanaka, Two Movements for Marimba, I & II, Fred Trumpy. Steve Reich, Drumming, Part 1, Eight Tuned Bongos, Fred Trumpy, Joe Fee, Adam Forman, Mike Kirchhofer. Christopher Deane, Mourning Dove Sonnet, Fred Trumpy. David Lang, Anvil Chorus, Derek Kwan, percussion. Paul Lansky, Three Moves for Marimba, I. Hop, II. Turn, III. Slide, Derek Kwan, percussion. Claude Debussy, Arabesque No. 1, Derek Kwan, marimba. Johann Sebastian Bach, Chaconne from Violin Partita No. 2, Derek Kwan, marimba.

March 16, 2009, 12:15 pm. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Concert Arias for his Prima Donnas: Sharon I-Chun Cheng, soprano; Brian Holman, piano; Chad Smyser, narrator. “Alma grande e nobil core,” KV 578. Chad Smyser, narration. “Basta vincesti…Ah non lasciarmi,” KV 486a/KV295a. Chad Smyser, narration. “Giunse alfin il momento… Al desio di chi t’adora,” KV 577. Chad Smyser, narration. “Ch’io mi scordi di te?... Non temer, amato bene,” KV 505. Chad Smyser, narration. “Ah se in ciel, benigne stele,” KV 538. Chad Smyser, narration. “Bella mia fiamma…Resta, o cara,” KV 528.

March 16 2009, 4:45 pm. Paul Medd, violin and Joseph Liccardo, piano. Johannes Brahms, Sonatensatz (Scherzo). Claude Debussy, Sonata, 1. Allegro vivo, 2. Intermède - Fantastaque et léger, 3. Finale, trè animé. J. S. Bach, Partita in D minor, 1. Allemande, 2. Corrente, 3. Sarabanda, 4. Giga, 5. Ciaconna.

March 16, 2009, 6:15 pm. Sophia D’Addio, violin and viola. Giovanni Battista Fontana, Sonata Seconda for Violin and Continuo. Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24, “Spring”: 1. Allegro, 2. Adagio molto espressivo, 3. Scherzo: Allegro molto, 4. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo. Robert Schumann, Märchenbilder, Op. 113: 1. Nicht schnell, 2. Lebhaft, 3. Rasch, 4. Langsam, mit melancholischem Ausdruck. Astor Piazzolla, Le Grand Tango.

March 18, 2009, 8 pm. Queens College New Music Group presents New Music for Saxophone and Piano, performed by Eliot Gattegno, saxophone and Eric Wubblesd, piano. Kaori Tanioka, Diary Music: Morning, 2 AM. Baick Ho Cha, 60201 to 11355. Harold Gutiérrez, Limbico. Maria Mykolenko, Dance and Stillness. Paul Kerekes, soliloquy, aside. Daniel Tacke, a quiet and lingering violence.

March 23, 2009, 6:15 pm: Adam Birke, violin, Herbert Rothgarber, piano. J.S. Bach, Partita No. 2 in D minor: I. Allemanda, II. Corrente, III. Sarabanda, Iv. Giga. Ludwig van Beethoven, Romance No. 2 in F Major. Ernert Bloch, Baal Shem Suite: I. Vidui (Contrition), II. Nigun (Improvisation), III. Simchas Torah (Rejoicing). Herbert Rothgarber, Tapestry Suite: I. Adrift, II. In the Stillness, III. Whirling, IV. Another Place, Another Time, V. Earth Song.

March 25, 2009, 12:15 pm: Queens College Orchestra, Maurice Peress, Music Director, Kyong Ki Min, conductor, Jie Hyue Kim, violinist. Richard Wagner (1813-1883), Overture to Rienzi. Max Bruch (1838-1920), Violin Concerto in G minor, I. Allegro moderato, II. Adagio, III. Finale: Allegro energico. Antonin Dvorak (1841-1901), Symphony No. 8 in G major, I. Allegro con brio, II. Adagio, III. Allegretto grazioso - molto vivace, IV. Allegro ma non troppo.

March 26, 2009, 12:15 pm. Voice Majors Recital, James John and Sherry Overholt, coordinators; Max Midroit, accompanist. Gaetano Donizetti, Spirto gentil from La Favorita, Gilad Paz, tenor. Franz Schubert, Gretchen am Spinnrade. Robert Schumann, Meine Rose. Hugo Wolf, Kennst du das Land. Sachie Ueshima, soprano and Joseph Liccardo, piano. Stefano Donaudy, O del mio amato ben… Leo Delibes, Les filles de Cadix. Katrina Montagna, soprano. Johannes Brahms, Von ewiger Liebe. Shannon Leigh Rolbiecki, mezzo-soprano. Samuel Barber, Must the Winter Come so Soon? from Vanessa and W. A. Mozart, Als Luise. Nicholle Bittlingmeyer, mezzo-soprano. Johannes Brahms, Die Mainacht. Manual de Falla, El Paño Moruno and Nana. Melisa Bonetti, mezzo-soprano and Misha Kofman, piano. Gaetano Donizetti, C’en est donc fait... Salut à la France! from La Fille du Régiment. Sharon I-Chun Cheng, soprano. Giuseppe Verdi, La donna è mobile from Rigoletto. Gilad Paz, tenor.

March 26 2009, 3:00 pm. Scott Cho, trombone, assisted by Jacob Teichroew, tenor sax; Guido Gonzalez, trumpet; Ayako Sato, piano; Petros Klampanis, bass and Janis Albert Görlich, drums. JJ Johnson, Wee Dot. Wayne Shorter, Hammer Head. Horace Silver, Peace. Wayne Shorter, Ping Pong. Antonio Carlos Jobim, Dindi. JJ Johnson, Commutation.

March 30, 2009, 12:15 pm: Queens College Wind Ensemble, Justin Comito, Director. Robert W. Smith, The Divine Comedy (Symphony No. 1): I. Inferno, II. Purgatorio, III. The Ascension, and IV. Paradiso.

March 30, 2009, 4:45 pm. Beatrice Soderberg-Yibirin, piano. J. S. Bach (1685-1750), English Suite no. 3 in G minor, Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Gavotte I, Gavotte II, Gigue. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827 ), Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 1, Andante, Allegro; Allegro molto vivace; Adagio con espressione; Allegro Vivace. Robert Schumann (1810-1856), Papillons, Op. 2. Schumann, Novellette in F-sharp Minor, Op. 21, No. 8.

March 30, 2009, 6:15 pm. Yu-Jen Hsu, trombone and Ming-Ching Wu, piano. Georg Christoph Wagenseil (1715-1777), Concerto for Trombone, 1. Adagio, 2. Allegro Assai. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Suite No. 2, 1. Prelude, 2. Allemande, 3. Courante, 4. Sarabande, 5. Menuet I & II, 6. Gigue. Kazimierz Serocki (1922-1981), Sonata for Trombone and Piano, 1. Allegro, 2. Andante molto sostenuto, 3. Allegro vivace. David Loeb (b. 1939), Sonata No. 3 for Trombone and Piano, Adagio, Moderato. Stjepan Sulek (1914-1984) Sonata (Vox Gabrieli) for Trombone and Piano.

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