Concerts presented October, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011, 12:15 PM. Open Forum Student Recital, Dr. Sandra Babb, director. Jacques Offenbach, Barcarolle from Les Contes d’Hoffman (Nicholle Bittlingmeyer, mezzo soprano and Nora Mooney, soprano). Emmanuel J. Sikora, Harvest Moon (Emmanuel J. Sikora, piano). Ludwig van Beethoven, Theme and Variations from Sonata in E Major, Op. 109 (Joseph Martin, piano). Andrew Lloyd Weber, Think of Me (Lauren Nicole Gepes, soprano). J.S. Bach/arr. Mary Howe, Sheep may safely graze (Jeremy Chan, piano and Joseph Martin, piano). Xavier Montsalvatge, Three Spanish Songs from Cinco Canciones Negras (Nicholle Bittlingmeyer, mezzo soprano). Sergei Rachmaninoff, Allegro Mosso, from Cello Sonata in g minor, Op. 19 (Sam Chernoff, cello and Joseph Martin, piano).

Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 5 PM. Bach’s “Coffee Cantata”; Dr. Raymond Erickson, lecturer. Introduction. I. The Ottoman Empire and the West. II. The Turkish Mode at the Saxon Court. III. Turks in Leigzig. IV. Coffee as a Turkish Custom in Europe. V. Bach's "Coffee Cantata", BWV 211. Recitation of text. Performance. Remaining text and closing.

Friday, October 14, 2011, 7:30 PM. Voice Majors Recital, Dr. Sherry Overholt and Dr. James John, directors. G. F. Handel, “Al lampo dell’armi” from Giulio Cesare (Masafumi Toyoda, countertenor). G. Verdi, “Sul fil d’un soffio etesio” from Falstaff (Jocelyn Serina Cruz, soprano). G. Puccini, “Questo amor, vergogna mia” from Edgar (Sean Moonsammy, baritone). V. Bellini, “Dolente imagine” from Tre arietta (Heather Marvin, mezzo-soprano). J. Massenet, “Adieu, notre petite table” from Manon (Cholong Kim, soprano). T. Moore, “Silent, O Moyle, Be the Roar of Thy Water” (Doug Sabo, tenor). G. Menotti, “Steal Me, Sweet Thief” from The Old Maid and the Thief (Elizabeth Reyes, soprano). G. Bizet, “Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante” from Carmen (Kathryn Wieckhorst, soprano). G. Fauré, “Après un rève” from Trois Melodies (Erick Urgiles, tenor). V. Bellini, “Ah! Non credea mirarti” from La Sonnambula (Dana Kowalsick, soprano). J. Offenbach, “Les Oiseaus dans la Charmille” from Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Stefanie Izzo, soprano). E. W. Korngold, “Mein Sehnen, mein Wahnen” from Die tote Stadt (Cliff Derix, baritone). G.F. Handel, “Dopo Notte” from Ariodante (Sarah Rose Taylor, mezzo-soprano).

Monday, October 17, 2011, 4:45 PM. Student Recital: Joseph Martin, piano. Beethoven, Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109. Debussy, “Reflects dans l’eau” from Images I. Brahms, Rhapsody in E flat Major from Op. 119. Rachmaninoff, Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 19. Rachmaninoff, Romance for 6 Hands. Encore.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 7:30 PM. Queens College New Music Group presents The Queens College Performers Concert. Howie Kenty, Capsules (I-VII) (Adrianna Mateo, violin). Emmanuel Sikora, Albumleaf and Waltz (Emmanuel Sikora, piano). Roy Vanegas, prishva (Adrianna Mateo, violin; Patricia Giannattasio, piano). Sunkyong Lee, The Misty Glass (Sunkyong Lee, piano). Jeremy Barbaro, Evaporation (Jeremy Barbaro, piano). Gregory J. Menillo, “There is a bird in the poplars!..” (Stefanie Izzo, soprano; Alex Yu, clarinet). Man Woong Han, Hwang Jin Yi Song Cycle (Jin-Xinang “JX” Yu, mezzo-soprano; Patricia Giannattasio, piano). Daniel Liot Fine, Oda Noctâmbula (Daniel Liot Fine, electric guitar and electronics; Maria Mykolenko, violin; Patricia Giannattasio, prepared piano). Richard Boukas, Serenata for Violoncello and Guitar (Jiliane Russo, cello; Richard Boukas, guitar). Maria Mykolenko, 12345 (Chad Smyser, tenor; Kathryn Wieckhorst, soprano; Jin-Xiang “JX“ Yu, trumpet; Kristin Barone, piano). Sunny Knable, Letter to a Young Poet (Sean Moonsammy, baritone; Sunny Knable, piano). Will Wheeler, “Evening Star” (Jin-Xiang “JX” Yu, soprano; Monika Haar, celesta; Emily John, harp).

Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 12:15 PM. A concert of music by Contemporary Russian Composers. Galina Ustvolskaya, Sonata for piano No. 6. Jury Simakin, Ritual for piano. Alexander Knaifel, “Shramy Marsha” for piano and tape. Sergey Slonimsky, Lamento furioso for clarinet, violin and piano (Edison Denisov in memory). Alexander Radvilovich, Sa(e)iten for conventional piano (Alexander Radvilovich-piano, Alex Yu-clarinet, Jiyea Kang-violin, Aiko Imaizumi-piano).

Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 7:30 PM. 1Aaron Copland School of Music, Faculty and Alumni Concert. F. Schubert, Sonatina in D Major, Opus 137 No. 1, D. 384: Allegro molto, Andante, Allegro vivace (Marcy Rosen, cello; Morey Ritt, piano). Hugo Weisgall, Soldier Songs: 2. Suicide in Trenches (Siegfried Sassoon), 5. The Dying Soldier (Isaac Rosenberg), 9. Shiloh (Herman Melville) (Robert Weintraub, baritone; Lin Li, piano). Edward Smaldone, Nocturne from Three Scenes from the Heartland (Donald Pirone, piano). Karol Rathaus, Sonata (Donald Pirone, piano). F. Schubert, Piano Trio in B-flat Major, D 898: Allegro moderato, Andante un poco mosso, Scherzo. Allegro, Rondo. Allegro vivace (Morey Ritt, piano; Daniel Phillips, violin; Marcy Rosen, cello).

Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 12 Noon and Friday, October 28, 2011 7:30 PM: The Queens College Orchestra, Maurice Peress, music director; Matthew J Kasper, assistant conductor; Jin-Wook Park, assistant conductor. Johannes Brahms, Piano concerto No. 1 in D-minor, Op. 15: Maestoso, Adagio, Rondo-Allegro non troppo (Piano-Mr. Alexei Tartakovski). Brahms, Symphony No. 1 in C-minor, Op. 68: Un poco sostenuto-Allegro, Andante sostenuto, Un poco Allegretto e grazioso, Adagio-Piu andante-Allegro non troppo.

Thursday, October 27, 2011, 12:15 PM. Sonatas for Violin and Piano, Sergey Prokofyev, violin; Wei-Hsien Lien, piano. Johann Sebastian Bach, Sonata in C minor, BWV 1017: Largo, Allegro, Adagio, Allegro. César Franck, Sonata in A major: Allegretto moderato, Allegro, Moderato, Allegretto poco moso.

Thursday, October 27, 2011, 3:00 PM. MA Jazz Degree Graduate Recital: Jonathan Lindhorst, saxophone (Featuring: Dirty Virgin: Jonathan Lindhorst-saxophone, Sebastien Ammann-piano, Kate Pittman-drums). Jonathan Lindhorst, Jon’s Theme. Lindhorst, Fragmentum. Lindhorst, A Pleasant Stroll Amongst the Rustic Hills of Mount Doom!!! Suessdorf/Blackburn, Moonlight in Vermont. Lindhorst, Wealth Gap. Lindhorst, Invaders from the Deep. Lindhorst, Anatadaephobia.

Monday, October 31, 2011, 12:15 PM. Classical Singers Career Development Club Jeremy Chan-piano). There was no program for this concert. Seven numbers were played: 1., 2., 3., 4., 5., 6., 7.

Monday, October 31, 2011, 4:45 PM. Student Recital: Jake Matusoff-trombone and Ejona Gjermeni-piano. Johann Ernst Galliard, Sonata No. 1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sonata for Bassoon and Cello, K. 292: Rondo (Alyssa Blumenthal-euphonium). Kazimierz Serocki, Sonatina. Samuel A. Ward (Arr. Rodney S. Miller), America the Beautiful (Trombone Quartet: Jake Matusoff, Alyssa Blumenthal, Gunyong Lee, Omar Walker). John Philip Sousa (Arr. Rodney S. Miller), Washington Post March (Trombone Quartet). Camille Saint-Saëns, Cavatine for Trombone and Piano (Jake Matusoff, trombone).

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