Concerts presented December, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 12:15 pm. Winter Choral Concert. Queens College Chorus (Sandra Babb-conductor, Sarah Hyo Jung Lee-accompanist) Nira Chen, Dodi Li (Michael Capobianco-student conductor, Lauren Wuerth-flute, David Valbuena-clarinet, Richard Weismantel-percussion). Franz Schubert, Mass in G: Kyrie (Jocelyn Serina Cruz-soprano), Gloria (Heather Lee Marvin-soprano, Matthew Dineiro-bass), Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus (Ensemble:Amanda Accardi, Lynn Cann, Rachael Gomes, Saisha Lacon, Amelia Lubrano, Tatianna Overton, Stephanie Perez, Brittney Rainess, Monna Sabouri), Agnus Dei (Tiffany Bibuld-sprano, Carlos Ponce, bass) (Amanda Burrage-violin, Lauren Viviani-violin, Bianca Ferrante-viola, Erik Andersen-cello, Sarah Lee-harpsichord). Queens College Choir, James John, Conductor. William Billings, I Am the Rose of Sharon. Tomás Luis de Victoria, Vidi Speciosam. Irving Fine, Have You Seen the White Lily Grow? from The Hour Glass. Bright Sheng, Two Folk Songs from Qinghai: Morningstar Lily, A Pair of Mules (Jeremy Chan and Aiko Imaizumi-pianos, Sean Kelly, Alex Cauttero and Stefano di Lorenzo-percussion). Eric Whitacre, With a Lily in Your Hand.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009, 3:00 pm. Eunjung Lee, jazz composition (Featuring Guido Gonzalez-trumpet & flugelhorn, Atsushi Ouchi-alto sax & flute, Laron Land-tenor & soprano sax, Jackson Hardaker-trombone, Carlos Mena-bass, Spiro Sinigos-drums, Tony De Vivo-percussion, Eunjung Lee-piano). Eunjung Lee, Two Step. Lee, The Valley Of Vision. Lee, Morning Dancer. Lee, Wind From The Heaven. Lee, Flying Fish. Lee, Choro Cafe.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009, 4:00 pm. Tony De Vivo, Winds of Wood Ensemble, Ensamble Vientos de Madera. De Vivo, Caixa de chocolate. Untitled. Naranjo/Arr. de Vivo, El Porfiao. De Vivo, Poema de la despedida. Martinez/Arr. de Vivo, Ghettos night peace. De Vivo, Añoranza. Time to go.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 8 pm. Queens College Percussion Ensemble, Michael Lipsey, director (Guest percussionist: Trey Files). Jon Pieslak, Dancers of a Fractured Method. Chun-ting Pang, In Different Spaces. Ulrich Alexander Kreppein, Konstruktionen der Daemmerung. Traditional African (Under direction of Trey Files), Suli Ti Nani. Michael Bump, Studie II: Ehthyic (Michael Kirchhofer, timpani soloist). (Musicians: John Hoblin, Miguel Tepale, Michael Kirchhofer, Sean Kelly, Matt Finger, Sarah Mullins, Derek Kwan, Stefano DiLorenzo, Dorian Costanzo, CJ Dunaieff, Alex Cauttero, Alex Chimienti, Rich Weismantel).

Wednesday, December 8, 2010, 12:15 pm. Mozart and More! A Program of Opera Scenes. W. A. Mozart, Cosìì fan tutteAct I Duet (Fiordiligi-Jessica Stolte-Bender, Dorabella-Flora Gonzalez). Hector Berlioz, Béatrice et BénédictTrio (Héro-Grace Kahl, Ursule-Nicholle Bittlingmeyer, Béatrice-Tiffany Bibuld). W. A. Mozart, Le Clemenza di TitoOpening Scene (Sesto-Willana Mack, Vitellia-Dana Kowalsick). W. A. Mozart, IdomeneoAct III Quartet (Idomeneo-Douglas Sabo, Idamante-Masafumi Toyoda, Ilia-Veronica Gonzalez, Elettra-Tiffany Bibuld). Carl Maria von Weber, Der FreischützAct II Trio (Agathe-Nora Mooney, Ännchen-Grace Kahl, Max-Christian Gibbs). Vincenzo Bellini, I Capuletti ed I MontecchiAct I Duet (Romeo-Sarah Rose Taylor, Giulietta-Veronica Gonzalez).

Thursday, December 9, 2010, 2 pm. Liv S. Wagner, voice, (Liv Solveig Wagner, voice, violin, arrangements, composition; Jiyeon “JJ” Jeon, piano; Carlos Mena, bass; Spiro Sinigos, drums). Antonio Carlos Jobim/Vinicius de Moraes, No more Blues (percussion-Antonio de Vivo). Arthur Altman/Jack Lawrence, All or nothing at all (percussion-Antonio de Vivo). Billie Holiday/Arthur Herzog, Jr., Don't Explain (Daniel Pukach and Alicia Bisha, violins; Trevor Wadleigh, viola; Courtney Strauss, cello). Jimmy van Heusen/Johnny Burke, It could happen to you (guitar-Syberen van Munster). Swedish folk song, Dejlig rosa (guitar-Andreas Arnold, soprano saxophone-David Engelhard. Liv Wagner, Nordic Coastline (vocals-Soi Shin, Bogna Kicinsca, Carla Casanovas; guitar-Andreas Arnold; violin-Leonor Falcon, Yoojin Park; alto saxophone-David Engelhard; soprano saxophone-Woogie Lee; flugelhorn-Gregory Hammontree; trumpet-Ryan Messina).

Thursday, December 9, 2010, 2 pm: LaRon C. Land, Saxophone, David Bertrand, flute, Sebastien Ammann, piano, Hyunwoo Han, bass, Danny Wolf, drums. Roy Hargrove, Into Dawn. LaRon Land, Overture. Land, McCoy's Deployment. Duke Ellington, In a Sentimental Mood. Land, Blues for Mom & Pop.

Thursday, December 9, 2010, 3:45 pm: Stephen Hoffman, drums, assisted by Dean Saghafi, saxophopnes, Sebastien Ammann, piano, Hyunwoo Han, bass. W. Shorter, Speak No Evil. S. Hoffman, Tribute to "Baby Sweets" Walter Perkins. C. Fischer, F. Lane, We'll be Together Again. B. Timmons, Trans. D. Saghafi, Moanin'. J. Brainin, B. Bernier, The Night Has A Thousand Eyes.

Thursday, December 9, 2010, 8 pm. The Queens College Wind Ensemble, The Queens College Concert Band, Dr. Justin J. Comito, director. QC Wind Ensemble: Ralph Vaughan Williams, Toccata Marziale. Anthony Iannaccone, After a Gentle Rain: 1. The Dark Green Glistens with Old Reflections, 2. Sparkling Air Bursts with Dancing Sunlight. Eric Whitacre, Equus. QC Concert Band Program: Morton Gould, American Salute. William Walton, Crown Imperial. Ralph Vaughan Williams, Rhosymedre. James Curnow, Where Never Lark or Eagle Flew.

Friday, December 10, 2010, 8 pm. Queens College Nota Bene Contemporary Ensemble, Michael Lipsey, director. Music and Film ... and Just Film. (Special guests: Daniel Iglesia and Richard Marriott) Daniel Iglesia, American Engineer (Matthew Kasper, conductor; Cherie Knight, flute; Hector Milete, viola; Adrianna Mateo, violin; Andrew Borkowski, cello; Sara Mullins, percussion and video trigger; David Valbuena, clarinet). Film by Patrick Sullivan, Music by Richard Marriot: Felix the Cat (Valentina Savu, guitar; Genevieve Chapin, bass/ukulele; Patrick Kennedy, drums; Greg Squared, alto sax; Alex Somers, trombone; Andrew Villaran, violin; Laurie Krein, trumpet; Ryan Oberlin, bari sax; Søren-Filip Hansen, clarinet). George Antheil, Film by Ferdinand Leger: Ballet Mecanique (Pianos-Vasu Panicker, Aiko Imaizumi, Jia Lu, Monika Haar, Xylophones-Sean Kelly, CJ Dunaieff, Timpani-Dorian Costanzo, Bass drum-James Etienne, Tenor drum-Patrick Kennedy, Perc-Hunyong Kim, Alex Cauttero, Rich Wismantel, Glockenspiel-Alex Chimienti, Electric bells-Estefania Pardo, Airplane propellers-Derek Kwan, Michael Lipsey-Conductor.)

Monday, December 13, 2010, 6:30 pm. An Evening with Saxophones, Dr. Paul Cohen, director. Paule Maurice, Tableaux De Provence: IV. Dis Alyscamps L’amo Souspire, III. La Boumiano (Anthony Izzo-alto saxophone, Emma Ente-piano). George Gershwin, Second Prelude (John Kelly-alto saxophone, Grace Prestamo-piano). Richard Rodney Bennett, Conversations for 2 Saxophones: I. II. III. IV. (Kunal Singh-tenor saxophone, Justin Tinker-tenor saxophone). Ronald Caravan, Paradigms/Suite I. Ballad in Color (Greg Schneiderman-alto saxophone). Catherine McMichael, Fusion Suite: I. Fusion, II. August Beguine (Thomas Lee-baritone saxophone, Emma Ente-piano). Joseph Trapanese, New York Rising: I. Prelude, II. Chorale, III. Fugue (Queens College Saxophone Quartet: Justin Tricarico-soprano saxophone, Anthony Izzo-alto saxophone, Ryan Oberlin-tenor saxophone, Thomas Lee-baritone saxophone). Erwin Chandler, Sinfonia. Carl Anton Wirth, Praeludium. Arr. Ralph Martino, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Queens College Saxophone Ensemble: Ryan Oberlin, Justin Tricarico-soprano saxophones, Daniel Giacomini, Anthony Izzo, Greg Schneiderman, George Weisman-alto saxophone, Justin Tinker, Kunal Singh-tenor saxophone, Thomas Lee-baritone saxophone, John Kelly-bass saxophone.

Monday, December 13, 2010, 8 pm. Queens College Chamber Orchestra, Charles Neidich, director. L. v. Beethoven, Coriolan overture, op. 62. W. A. Mozart, Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K. 543: Adagio-Allegro, Andante con moto, Menuetto: Trio, Allegro. L. v. Beethoven, Symphony no. 2 in D major, op. 36: Adagio molto-Allegro con brio, Larghetto, Scherzo: Allegro, Allegro molto.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 7:30 pm. Queens College New Music Group Presents The Queens College Performers Concert. Richard Boukas, Pôr do Sol (Chia-Ching Mao, flute; Adrianna Mateo and Rachel Jung, violins; Jiyea Kang, viola; Jung Yoon Choi, cello). Roy Vanegas, Free (Cherie Knight, flute; Andrew Borkowski, cello). Manuel Ciordia, Canción de Mar (Text by Manuel Ciordia; Vern Woodhead, tenor; Jonathan Quatela, trupet; Leocadio Almonte, piano; Manuel Ciordia, electric bass; Carlos Maldonado, congas). Maria Mykolenko, Shifting Panes (Blanca Gonzalez, violin; Chia-Ching Mao, flute; Patricia Catalano, bass flute; Vasudevan Panicker, piano). William Wheeler, The Queens Quartet: I. The Arrival, II. Conversations, III. Monologues (Cherie Knight, flute; William Wheeler, clarinet; Jonathan Quatela, trumpet; Cindy Baez, bassoon). Jae-Myoung Kim, Sarang (Text by Jae-Myoung Kim; Jae Myoung Kim, vocal; Youn Ju Namkoong, piano; Chia-Ching Mao, flute; Dani Sametz and Ansel Eklund, violins; Mami Okada, viola; Maryne A. Mossey, cello; Miguel Tepale, percussion). Leocadio Almonte, Mi Linda Familia (Adrianna Mateo and Rachel Yeonji Jung, violins; Jiyea Kang, viola; Jungyoon Choi, cello). Patricia Giannattasio, String Quartet (Blanca Gonzalez and Drew Youmans, violins; Hector Milete, viola; Andrew Borkowski, cello). Daniel Rufolo, String Quartet No. 1: I., II. (Eddie Findeisen and Jennifer Johnson, violins; Mami Okada, viola; Jiliane Russo, cello). Harold Gutiérrez, Segmentos (Nilko Andreas, guitar; Chia-Ching Mao, flute; William Wheeler, clarinet, Dani Sametz, violin; Jennifer Johnson, violin; Andrew Borkowski, cello). Patrick Kelley, 19 (Sunny Knable, piano). Sunny Knable, Excerpts from American Variations: New World Themes, Old Cotton Picker (Sunny Knable, piano). Austin Shadduck, Three Psychodramas: I. Octave Compulsive, II. Suspicious Thirds, III. Scherzophrenia (Sunny Knable, piano). Emmanuel Sikora, Three Piano Pieces: Harvest Moon, Recollections of Early Autumn, By the Brook (Emmanuel Sikora, piano). Daniel Liot Fine, Ghosts of the Solovki: I. Arrival, II. Danse Macabre, III. The Circle Closes (Elevator Rose Ensemble: Ela Polak, violin; Joe Fee, electric guitar; Adam Forman, vibraphone; Vasudevan Panicker, piano/keys; Genevieve Chapin, electric and double bass; Derek Kwan, percussion; Fred Trupmy, drum set). Vasudevan Panicker, I Heart Pulse (Elevator Rose, ensemble).

Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 7:30 pm. An Evening of Early Music, Queens College Vocal Ensemble, Queens College Baroque Ensemble, James John and Dongmyung Ahn, directors. QC Vocal Ensemble: Johannes Ockeghem, Alma Redemptoris Mater. Josquin des Prez, Nymphes des Bois. Heinrich Isaac, Quis dabit capiti meo aquam? QC Baroque Ensemble: Dario Castello, Sonata No. 10 from Book 2. Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto in D major RV93: Allegro, Largo, Allegro. QC Vocal Ensemble: Maurice Duruflé, Ubi Caritas. Duruflé, Tota pulchra es (Sean Glenn, Asst. Conductor). Isaac, Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen. Isaac, “Kyrie” and “Sanctus” from Missa Carminum. QC Baroque Ensemble: Arcangelo Corelli, Concerto Grosso, op. 6, No. 8 “Christmas”: Vivace –Grave: Arcate, Sostenute e come stá Allegro (Allemanda) Adagio-Allegro-Adagio Vivace (Sarabanda) Allegro (Gavotta) Largo; Pastorale ad Libitum (Dongmyung Ahn, Ming Wai Kom, violins; Erik Andersen, cello). Encore: Bach.

Thursday, December 16, 2010, 3 pm. Jiho Choi, bass (Musicians: David Engel hard-soprano and alto sax; Woogie Lee-tenor sax; Jackson Hardaker-trombone; Jiyeon”JJ” Jeon-piano; Joel E. Mateo-drums; Jiho Choi-bass): Storm. Winter Lake. Solitude. New Town. Mk. Blues. The Child from Africa.

Thursday, December 16, 2010, 3:45 pm. Sebastien Ammann-piano. Harlem (with strings). New piece (no strings). The Ineffable (with strings). The Forseer (no strings). Renk-Curb (with strings).

Thursday, December 16, 2010, 6:30 pm. Jazz Vocal Ensemble. Carla Casanovas. Carla Casanovas. Male singer. Male singer. The Summer Smile. “Love for sale”. 4th. Night & Day. But not for me (Olita). Cry me a river (Amanda). My Romance. All or Nothing at all. God Bless the Child (Liv Wagner). You must believe in Spring. There will never be another you (Tobas).

Thursday, December 16, 2010, 7:30 pm. The Queens College Orchestra, Maurice Peress, Music Director; Matthew J. Kasper, Assistant Conductor, Manager and Ben Arendsen, Assistant Conductor. Elgar, Cello Concerto in E minor, Opus 85: Adagio-Moderato, Lento-Allegro molto, Adagio, Allegro moderato, cadenza-Allegro non troppo, coda (Jae-Hee Park, cello). Mahler, Symphony #1 in D major: 1. Slowly; dragging, very restrained throughout. 2. Scherzo: Moving strongly, but not too quickly, restrained, Trio—a Ländler; solemn and measured, without dragging simple, like a folk-tune, 3. Funeral march based on the children’s song Frère Jacques/Bruder Martin, 4. Stormily agitated – Energetic.

Thursday, December 20, 2010, 6:30 pm. Fadwa Hayes, cello with Aiko Imaizumi and Misaki Sekimoto. Bach, Suite #4 in E flat Major: Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Bouree I and II, Gigue. Beethoven, Sonata for Piano and Cello in A Major: Allegro ma non Tanto, Scherzo, Adagio Cantabile-Allegro Vivace (Aiko Imaizumi-piano). Grieg, Sonata in A minor, Op. 36: Allegro agitato, Andante molto tranquillo, Allegro molto e marcato.

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