Concerts presented October, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010, 4:45 pm: Jessica Stolte Bender, sporano, Andrew Saderman, piano. Giacomo Puccini, Casa mia, casa mia. Terra e mare. E l'uccellino. Sole e amore. Francis Poulenc, Air romantique. Air champêtre. Air grave. Air vif. Richard Strauss, All mein Gedanken, Op. 21, No. 1. Morgen! Op. 27, No. 4. Wie sollten wir geheim, Op. 19, No. 4. Zueignung, Op. 10, No. 1. Ben Moore, I am in need of music. This heart that flutters. Bright cap and streamers. On music. Encore.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 7:30 pm: Year of China Gala Concert. Bright Sheng, Morningstar Lily, from Two Chinese Folk Songs from Quinhai (Queens College choir, Bright Sheng, guest conductor). Joel Mandelbaum, By Flowing Waters, 4 poems by Li Pai (Sachie Ueshima-soprano, Hee Hwa Park-flute, Hiromi Nishida-clarinet, Andrew Borkowski-cello). William McNally, Blue Donkey Rag (William McNally-piano). Edward Smaldone, Duke/Monk (Alice Jones-flute, William McNally-piano). Pang Chun Ting, In Different Spaces (Mvt. I, II, and IV) (Sarah Mullins and Matthew Finger-percussion). Bruce Saylor, “In Imitation of Ancient Songs” after the poem of Li Po (Kristin Lee-violin, Charles Neidich-clarinet, Emily John-harp). Leos Janacek, Pohadka (A Tale) (Marcy Rosen-cello, Morey Ritt-piano). Antonin Dvorak, Four Romantic Pieces, Op. 75 (Daniel Phillips-violin, Morey Ritt-piano). Bright Sheng, Tibetan Dance for Clarinet, Violin and Piano: 1. Prelude 2. Song 3. Tibetan Dance (Blanca Gonzalez-violin, Charles Neidich-clarinet, Bright Sheng-piano).

Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 12:15 pm. Haim Avitsur, trombone and Vered Reznik, piano. Robert Schumann, In der Fremde from Liederkreis. Schumann, Fantasy Pieces, Op. 73: Zart und mit Ausdruck, Lebhaft leicht, Rasch und mit Feuer. Johannes Brahms, Vier Ernste Gesange: I., II., III., IV. Gustav Mahler, Liebst du um Schonheit, Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder, Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft, Gemachlich, Schnell und wild.

Friday, October 8, 2010, 5:00 pm. Billy Chen, cello; Aiko Imaizumi, piano; Jennifer Johnson, violin. Johann Sebastian Bach, Suite No. 3 for Unaccompanied Cello: Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Bourree, Gigue. Johannes Brahms, Sonata No. 1 in E minor, op. 38 for piano and cello: Allegro non troppo, Allegretto quasi menuetto, Trio, Finale-Allegro. Demitri Shostakovich, Trio No. 2 in E minor, op. 67 for violin, cello and piano: Andante, Moderato, Allegro con brio, Largo, Allegretto.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 10:00 am. New Hudson Saxophone Quartet (Paul Cohen, soprano; Avi Goldrosen, alto; David Demsey, tenor; Tim Ruedeman, baritone). Caryl Florio, Quartette “Allegro de Concert:” 1. Andante 2. Allegro. Aaron Copland/arr. Paul Cohen, Four Piano Blues: 1. Freely Poetic, 2. Soft and languid, 3. Muted and sensuous, 4. With bounce. Robert Sirota, Diners: 1. Road Trip, 2. Breakfast at The Miss Florence (Northhampton, Mass), 3. Neon, 4. Lunch at Moody’s (Waldoboro Maine) taking the N train to, 5. Dinner at the Neptune (Astoria Queens). David Noon, Saxophone Quartet, Opus 163, In memory of Jordan Berk: 1. Allegro, 2. Variazioni, 3. Fuga. Dexter Morrill, Six Bagatelles: Prelude (to the memory of Harry Carney), Scales, Duet, Mediterranean, Blues Interlude, Riffs (to the memory of Zoot Sims) (Improvisations by David Demsey). American Songbook, A Hollywood Saxophone Quartet Suite: 1. All the Things You Are, 2. Autumn in New York, 3. Toccatta in F, 4. Fascinatin’ Rhythm.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 8 pm: The Queens College New Music Group presents Portable Music, Chia-Ching Mao, flute: William Wheeler, Etude. Manuel Ciordia, Exercise. Daniel Liot Fine, Potable Dissonances. Sunny Knable, Prest-O-Canada. Harold Gutierrez, Caprichos. Patricia Giannattassio, Stream of Consciousness. Auston Shadduck, Shofar, So Good. Richard Boukas, Partita. Daniel Rufolo, Solo Flute. Vasudevan Panicker, Sound-bite. Sean Noonan, Boxing Dreams, Sean Noonan, drums. The Dynamic Motion String Quartet: Ann Marie Bermont and Cynthia Marcus Smith, violins, Nikke Federman, viola, Zsaz Rutkowski, cello. Pat Kelley, String Quartet. Harold Gutierrez, Bajo Copiapo. Austin Shadduck, White Funk (Under the Influence). Daniel Liot Fine, Still it it Night: I. Angosiato, III. Adagio mysterioso. Sunny Knable, Bartok in Brooklyn, with Sunny Knable, piano.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 12:15 pm: Duo Stephanie and Saar in an Afternoon of World Premieres, sponsored by the Long Island Composers Alliance. Jay Anthony Gach, Mano a Mano. Herbert Deutsch, Marva-Loosely. Edward Smaldone, from Transformational Etudes: Introduction; Secret of the Earth; Django's Lick; Epilogue. Henry Martin, Son la Pia. Rob Schwimmer, CcHhOoPpliNn nNilpPoOHcC. Paul Hefner, Marla by Moonlight. John Adams, Hallelujah Junction. Encore.

Thursday, October 14, 2010. The Queens College Wind Ensemble, Dr. Justin J. Comito, director. Richard Strauss, Serenade, Op. 7. Paul Dukas, Fanfare pour précedéer La Péri. Justin Comito, Journey to Megiddo. J. S. Bach (arr. Gustav Holst), Fugue à la Gigue. Morten Lauridsen (trans. H. Robert Reynolds), O Magnum Mysterium. John Barnes Chance, Variations on a Korean Folk Song.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 12:15 pm. Resonant Spectra: Mary Bopp, piano; Sharon Gunderson, violin; Margrét Hjaltested, viola, Marc Tagle, cello. Gustav Mahler, Piano Quartet. Alfred Schnittke, Piano Quartet. Felix Mendelssohn, Piano Trio #2 in c minor, op. 66: Allegro energico e con fuoco, Andante espressivo, Scherzo: Molto allegro quasi presto, Finale: Allegro appasionato.

Monday, October 25, 2010, 4:45 pm. Sara Aomori, flute, Barbara Lee, piano. Francis Poulenc, Sonate pour Flûte et Piano: Allegretto malincolico, Cantilena, Presto giocoso. Albert Roussel, Joueurs de flûte - quatre pieces, op. 27: Pan à Marcel Moyse, Tityre à Gaston Blanquart, Krishna à Louis Fleury, Mr. de la Péjaudie à Philippe Gaubert. Pierre Sancan, Sonatine pour Flûte et Piano: Moderato, Andante espressivo & cadenza, Animé.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 12:15 pm: The Queens College Orchestra, Maurice Peress, Music Director, ben Arendsen, conductor. Barber, Adagio for Strings, Op. 11. Strauss, Horn Concerto No. 2 (1942): Allegro, Andante con Moto, Rondo - Allegro molto. Beethoven, Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92: Poco sostenuto - vivace, Allegretto, Presto, Allegro con brio.

Thursday, October 28, 2010, 3 pm. Mavis Poole, jazz vocalist. Jerome Brainin/Buddy Bernier, arr. Mavis Poole, The Night Has a Thousand Eyes. Neal Hefti/Bobby Troup, arr. Poole, Girl Talk. Poole, A Sista Like Me. Harry Warren/Mack Gordon, There will Never be Another You. Heyman/Sour/Eyton/Green, arr. Poole, Body & Soul. Poole, 2 Train (Nostrand Bound). Fisher/Drake/Higginbotham, arr. Poole, Good Morning Heartache.

Thursday, October 28, 2010, 7:30 pm. Autumn Choral Concert. Queens College Vocal Ensemble, James John, Conductor. Johannes Ockeghem, Alma Redemptoris Mater. Josquin des Prez, Nymphes des Bois. Heinrich Isaac, Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen. Isaac, “Kyrie” from Missa Carminum. Queens College Chorus, Sandra Babb, Conductor; Sarah Hyo Jung Lee, Accompanist. Men of the QC Chorus: Z. Randall Stroope (b. 1953), Dies Irae (Michael Capobianco, student conductor). QC Chorus: Franz Schubert, “Kyrie” from Mass in G (Jocelyn Serina Cruz, soloist). David Dickau (b. 1953), If Music be the Food of Love. Brian Tate (b. 1954), Gate, Gate. Rollo Dilworth (b. 1970), Take Me to the Water. Women of the QC Chorus: Jean Philippe-Rameau (arr. Grundahl), La Nuit. Z. Randall Stroope, Psalm 23 (Lauren Wuerth, flute and Preston Meyer, oboe). Queens College Choir, James John, conductor. William Billings, I Am the Rose of Sharon. Tomás Luis de Victoria, Vidi Speciosam. Bright Sheng (b. 1955), “Morningstar Lily” from Two Folk Songs from Qinghai (Jeremy Chan and Aiko Imaisumi, piano; Sean Kelly and Stefano di Lorenzo, percussion). Eric Whitacre (b. 1970), With a Lily in Your Hand.

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