Concerts presented December, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011, 3:00 PM. MA Jazz Performance Degree Recital: Jinsung Park, drums (Guido Gonzalez-trumpet, Myungsub Shin-tenor saxophone, Kyunghwan Moon-piano, Myungwon Kim-guitar, Jeonglim Yang-bass, Jinsung Park-drums). Rodgers/Hart, I Could Write a Book. Seamus Blake, A Beleza Que Vem. Blake, Fear of Roaming. Jinsung Park, Nothing on It. Th. Monk, Rhythem a ning.

Friday, December 2, 2011, 3 PM. Lara Shari Brodsky’s MA Graduation Recital, cello. J.S. Bach, Suite in E flat Major for Solo Cello: I. Prélude, II. Allemande, III. Courante, IV. Sarabande, V. Bourée I and Bourée II, VI. Gigue. G. Fauré, Elegie for Cello and Piano, Op. 24. C. Debussy, Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor: I. Prologue: Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto, II. Serenade: Moderément animé III. Final: Animé, léger et nerveux. M. Feldman, Durations II for Cello and Piano.

Friday, December 2, 2011, 5 PM. Alex Yu Clarinet Recital. Robert Schumann, Fantasiestücke, Op. 73: Zart und mit Ausdruck, Lebhaft, leicht, Rasch und mit Feuer (Ming Kwong, piano). Johannes Brahms, Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114: Allegro, Adagio, Andantino grazioso, Allegro (Jae-Hee Park, cello; Misaki Sekimoto, piano).

Monday, December 5, 2011, 12:15 PM: Gamelan Yowana Sari (I Nyoman Saptanyana, Michael Lipsey-directors and Special guest: Ida Ayu Ari Candrawati-dancer). Belaganjur Bebarongan. Brayut. Pendet Penyambutan. Sekar Sungsang. Godeg Miring.

Monday, December 5, 2011, 4:45 pm. Queens College Saxophone Studio Concert, Paul Cohen, director. Fernande Decruck, Sonata in C#: Movement 1-Tres Modere, Movement 2-Noel (Anthony Izzo-alto saxophone, Dora Galit-piano). OQQ: Paquito D’Rivera, New York Suite: 1st movement – Sofia. Gene Di Novi, La Blues (Dan Giacomini-soprano saxophone, Greg Schneiderman-alto saxophone, Justin Tinker-tenor saxophone, John Kelly-baritone saxophone). John David Lamb, Follies: II. Adagio (Thomas Lee-baritone saxophone, Beatrice Soderberg-piano). Steve Cohen, Sonata for Soprano Saxophone and Piano: Mvmt. II: Blues (Ryan Oberlin-saxophone, Dora Galit-piano). Rene Brancour, Suite for Saxophone in C and Piano, Op. 99: Movement I: Improvisation, Movement II: Pastorale, Movement III: Humoresque (John Kelly-C melody saxophone, Grace Prestamo-piano). QQ Eric Ewazen, Rhapsody for Saxophone Quartet. Caryl Florio, Quartette (Allegro de Concert) (Ryan Oberlin-soprano saxophone, Anthony Izzo-alto saxophone, Dan Giacomini-tenor saxophone, Thomas Lee-baritone saxophone). Saxophone Ensemble: Carl Anton Wirth, Portals. Edvard Grieg, Suite from Holberg’s Time: Prelude, Sarabande, Rigadoon (Ryan Oberlin-soprano saxophone I, Nena Kunnateerachadalai-soprano saxophone II, Anthony Izzo-alto saxophone I).

Monday, December 5, 2011, 6:30 PM. Performance Certificate Degree Recital: Chad Smyser, tenor (with Masayuki Maki-harpsichord, Emily John-harp, Adrianna Mateo-violin, Antonio Arosemena, baroque bassoon). Girolamo Frescobaldi, Five Arias from Il Primo Libro d’Arie Musicale per Cantarsi: Aria di Voce Sola: Entro nave dorata, Aria di Romanesca: Dunque dovro puo server mio, Aria; Se l’aura spira, Aria: Voi partite, mio sole, Aria di Passacaglia: Cosi mi disprezzate. Henry Purcell, Five Airs from The Fairy Queen: Come all ye songsters, Mystery: I am come to lock all fast, Phoebus: When a cruel long winter…I dart forth my beams Autumn: See my many coloured fields, If love’s a sweet passion. Georg Philipp Telemann, Cantata for Easter Sunday (TWV875) Ich weiß, dass mein Erlöser lebt: 1. Aria: Ich weiß, dass mein Erlöser lebt, 2. Recitative: Er lebt und ist von Todtem auferstanden, 3. Aria: Gott Lob, dass mein Erlöser lebt, 4. Recitative: So biet’ ich allen Teufeln Trutz! 5. Aria: Nun, ich halte mich bereit.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 12:15 PM. Open Forum Student Recital, Dr. Sandra Babb, Coordinator. S. Knable, Flight Into Egypt (Hepziba: Kathryn Wieckhorst-soprano, Mary:Dana Kowalsick-soprano, Joseph: Cliff Derix-baritone, Svetlana Stegantseva-oboe, Ryan Colichio-percussion, David Abdurachmanov-piano 1, Jou-Tse Lu-piano 2; Jin Wook Park-conductor). P. McCartney, Yesterday (“Minority Report”: Dave Burkard-lead, Carlos Ponce-tenor, Francisco Grenald-baritone, Peter Thomas-bass). E. J. Sikora, By the Brook (Emmanuel J. Sikora-piano). G. Puccini, O Suave Faniculla from La Boheme (Omar Bowey-tenor and Lauren Gepes-soprano). Mortiz Moszkowski, Etude no. 2 in G minor (Jenny Chan-piano). J. Brahms, Wie Melodien (Jin-Xiang "JX" Yu, soprano, Joseph Martin, piano). F. Couperin, Soeur Monique, G. Telemann, Sonata in F. major, mvts. 3 & 4 (Joseph Martin, recorder, Jeremy Chan, piano). W. A. Mozart, Porgi Amor from Le Nozze di Figaro (Christina Guando, soprano, Matt Dineiro, piano). J. S. Bach, Flute Sonata in E major, BWV 1035, Mvt. 1 (Hsiang-Lin Wang, flute, Jou-Tse Lu, piano). R. Strauss, Zueignung (Cynthia Weinman, mezzo-soprano, Jeremy Chan, piano). Glinka/Balakirev, The Lark (Mikhail Koh=fman, piano). Eden Ahbez, Nature Boy (Brian Villegas, temor, Joseph Martin, piano). F. M. Veracini, Violin Sonata No. 12 in D minor (Adriana Matteo, violin, Erik Anderson, cello, maki Masayaki, organ).

Thursday, December 8, 3 PM. MA Jazz Degree Recital: Bogna Kicińska, voice. Cole Porter, I Get a Kick Out of You. Chick Corea, Neville Potter, You’re Everything. Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash, Speak Low. Charlie Parker, Scrapple from the Apple. Bogna Kicińska, Sen Śliwki. Bernice Petkere, Close Your Eyes. Bogna Kicińska, Exclamation. (Andrew Lim-guitar, Sana Nagano-violin, Leonor Falcon-5-strings viola, Kuba Cichocki-piano, Yuta Tanaka-bass, Joao Mota-drums).

Thursday, December 8, 20ll, 7:30 PM. Queens College Concert Band, Dr. Justin Comito, conductor. Julius Fucik, Florentiner March. Edward Gregson, Prelude for an Occasion. Frank Ticheli, An American Elegy. Queens College Wind Ensemble, Dr. Justin Comito, conductor. Clifton Williams, Symphonic Dance No. 3, “Fiesta”. Jan Van der Roost, Canterbury Chorale. Rob Smith, Fuse. David Maslanka, Give Us This Day – Short Symphony for Wind Ensemble.

Friday, December 9, 2011, 5 PM. B Mus Degree Recital: Jennifer Rose Johnson, violin (with Misaki Sekimoto-piano). Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sonata in G major, K. 301: Allegro con spirito, Allegro. Johann Sebastian Bach, Sonata No. 1 in G minor: Adagio, Fuga, Siciliano, Presto. Cesar Franck, Sonata in A major: Allegretto ben moderato, Allegro, Recitativo-Fantasia, Allegretto poco mosso.

Friday, December 9, 2011, 8 pm. Joel Mandelbaum, Marking Fifty Years at Queens College. Karol Rathaus, from Five Moods from American Poets: 5. Pretty Futility, 3. Indian Summer (Kathryn Wieckhorst, soprano; Joel Mandelbaum, piano). Hugo Weisgall, from Soldier Songs: 2. Suicide in Trenches, 5. The Dying Soldier, 9. Shiloh (Robert Weintraub, baritone; Lin Li, piano). Leo Kraft, Partita for Piano (Donald Pirone, piano). Luigi Dallapiccola, Piccola Musica Notturna (chamber version) (Lauren Wuerth, flute; Alex Yu, clarinet; Karen Kupferberg, oboe; Dani Sametz, violin; Hector Milete, viola; Andrew Borkowski, cello; Aiko Imaizumi, celesta; Emily John, harp; Charles Neidich, conductor). Joel Mandelbaum, from The Falling of the Leaves: 3. The Lake Isle of Innisfree, 4. A Drinking Song, 7. Her Anxiety, 9. The Falling of the Leaves, 6. When You Are Old, 10. Under Ben Bulben, IV (Douglas Sabo, tenor; Nora Mooney, soprano; Nicholle Bittlingmeyer, mezzo; Sean Moonsammy, baritone; Emmanuel Sikora and Joel Mandelbaum, duo pianists). Mandelbaum, Duo Sonata for Violin and Cello: Slow but flexible, with much expression, Allegretto moderato, Cadenzetta; Molto Vivace (Danielle Sametz, violin; Andrew Borkowski, cello). Mandelbuam, Psalm 21 (The Queens College Choir, James John, music director; with Lauren Wuerth, flute; Sara Aratake, clarinet; Kate Goddard, French horn; Alicia Bisha, violin; Jiliane Russo, cello; Genevieve Chapin, double bass). Encore.

Monday, December 12, 12:15 PM. Voice Majors Recital, James John and Dr. Sherry Overholt, coordinators and Max Midroit, pianist. L. V. Ciampi, Tre giorni son che Nina from Gli tre cicisbei ridicoli (Omar Bowey, tenor). B. Britten:, Be Kind and Courteous from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Rachael Gomes, soprano). O. Respighi, Contrasto (Kyle Weekes, tenor). J. Brahms, Wie Melodien zieht es mir, Op. 105 No. 1 (JinXiang Yu, soprano). W. A. Mozart, Ach, ich fühl’s from Die Zauberflöte (Anna Harmon, soprano). R. Strauss, Allerseelen (Christian Gibbs, tenor). V. Bellini, Almen se non poss’io from Composizioni da Camera (Lauren Gepes, soprano). Kurt Weill, Lonely House from Street Scene (David Burkard, tenor). G. F. Handel, Ah! Spietato! from Amadigi (Melanie Ramos, soprano). E. Wolf-Ferrari, O gioia la numbe leggera from Il Segreto di Susanna (Tatianna Overton, soprano). F. P. Tosti, Ideale (Victor Starsky,tenor). W. A. Mozart, Durch Zärtlichkeit und Schmeicheln from Die Entiführung aus dem Serail (Grace Kahl, soprano). W. A. Mozart, Prendero quell brunettino from Cosi fan tutte (Nicholle Bittlingmeyer, mezzo-soprano and Nora Mooney, soprano).

Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 12:15 PM. Queens College Orchestra, Maurice Peress, Music Director, Matthew J. Kasper, Assistant Conductor, Jin Wook Park, Assistant Conductor. Mozart, Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364: Allegro Maestoso, Andante, Presto (Sergey Prokofyev, violin and Shauna Smith, viola). Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique: Rêveries-Passions, Un Ball (A Ball), Scène aux champs (Scene in the Fields), Marche au supplice (March to the Scaffold), Songe d’une nuit de sabbat (Dreams of a Witches’ Sabbath).

Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 7:30 PM. Queens College Vocal Ensemble, Queens College Choir, James John, conductor; Queens College Women’s Choir, Sandra Babb, conductor; Queens College Baroque Ensemble, Dongmyung Ahn, director. Queens College Vocal Ensemble: Thomas Morley: Now is the Gentle Season. Morley, Clorinda False. Morley, Domine Fac Mecum. Morley, Agnus Dei. Henry Purcell, Man That is Born of Woman. Queens College Baroque Ensemble: Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Battalia. G. P. Telemann, Concerto in C Major for Recorder (Alex Yu, recorder). Queens College Vocal Ensemble: G. P. da Palestrina, From Missa Aeterna Christi Munera: Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus Dei. Orlando di Lasso, Populum humilem. di Lasso, Exaudi, Deus. di Lasso, Factus est Dominus. di Lasso, Jubilate Deo. Queens College Baroque Ensemble: Antonio Vivaldi, La Folia, Op. 1, No. 12. Queens College Women’s Choir (Sarah Hyo Jung Lee, accompanist): Mark Patterson, Dance Into the Day (Sean Kelly, xylophone). Ola Gjeilo, Gloria (Sarah Lee and Joanna Rocco, piano four-hands). Nicola Porpora, Lauda Jerusalem (String Ensemble: Monica Behler, Billy Chen, Maggie D’Orio, Lauren Fusaro, Ling Lopez, John Sammon, Chloe Wendell). Daniel Afonso, Rosa Amarela. Eric Whitacre, She Weeps Over Rahoon (Karen Kupferberg, English Horn). Moses Hogan, Music Down in My Soul. Queens College Choir: Tomás Luis de Victoria, Kyrie and Sanctus from Requiem Mass. Krzysztof Penderecki, Agnus Dei. Johannes Brahms, From Vier Quartette, Op. 92: O Schöne Nacht, Abendlied Warum? (Jeremy Chan, piano). Einojuhani Rautavaara, “Suite” de Lorca: Canción de jinete, El Grito, La luna asoma, Malagueña (David Burkard, Grace Kahl, Prince Nyatanga and Emmanuel Sikora, soloists).

Thursday, December 15, 2011, 3 PM. MA Jazz Performance Degree Recital: Hyuna Park, piano (with David Engelhard-alto and soprano sax, Guido Gonzalez-trumpet, Sandi Kuhn-tenor sax, Andrew Lim-guitar, Eduardo Belo-bass, Joao Mota-drums). Benny Golson, Stablemates. Hyuna Park, Flight of the Migrants. Joe Henderson, Inner Urge. Park, For Hera. Harry Warren, There Will Never be Another You. Park, Give Me the Swing.

Thursday, December 15, 2011, 4 PM. MA Jazz Performance Degree Recital: Tobias Meinhart, saxophone (with Yago Vazquez-piano, Scott Colberg-bass, Jesse Simpson-drums). Dave Holland, Cosmosis. Benny Golson, Stablemates. Tobias Meinhart, Pursuit of Happiness. Meinhart, Planes. Meinhart, Eye-opener.

Thursday, December 15, 2011, 5:30 PM: Jazz Ensembles Concert Fall 2011. Queens College Big Band, directed by Prof. Michael Mossman: Dean Olsher, The Darkest Day. Arr. by Olshery, Toxic. Arr. by Sung Jo Jung, In Your Own Sweet Way. Independent Ensemble: Jorn Swart, The Last Waltz. Sandi Kuhn, Long Time, No See. 226 Ensemble, directed by Antonio Hart: Arr. by Jason O’Connor, Night Train. Arr. by Greg Hammontree, Just Friends. Min Soo Kim, If I Have It. Hiro Momori, Doubt. Vocal Ensemble, directed by Charenee Wade: Cole Porter, You’d Be So Nice to Come Home to (Terry Vakirtzoglo). Frank Loesser, I’ve Never Been in Love Before (Kari Vanderkloot). Charlie Parker, Scrapple the Apple (Bogna Kicinska). Cannonball Adderly, Work Song (Hye-Jeong Lee). Never Will I Marry (Roos Plaatsman). Bebop Ensemble, directed by Prof. Howard Brofsky: Tadd Dameron, Lady Bird. Jimmy van Heusen, Darn That Dream. Miles Davis, Little Willie Leaps. Standards Ensemble, directed by Prof. David Berkman: Benny Golson, Stablemates. Cole Porter, What Is This Thing Called Love. A.C.Jobim, Corcovado.

Friday, December 16, 2011 2:45 PM. William Wheeler – Composition/Clarinet Recital (with Kristin Barone, piano). William Wheeler, 1st Sonata for Clarinet: 1. Malice, 2. Repreive, 3. Lullaby. Jennifer Jolley, Raga. Bohuslav Martinu, Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano. (with Svetlana Stegantseva, oboe) Bohuslav Martinu (Arr. William Wheeler), Songs on One Page: 1. Dew, 2. Unlocked with a Single Word, 3. Journey to the Beloved, 4. The Foot Pat, 5. At Mother’s, 6. Virgin Mary’s Dream, 7. Rosemary. William Wheeler, Sonatina for Oboe and Clarinet: 1. Shifting…., 2. Scintillating…, 3. Stinging….

Friday, December 16, 2011, 5 PM: Dana Kowalsick, soprano. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, I. Voi avete un for fedele, K. 217. Clara Schumann, II. Setting of Friedrich Rückert’s Liebesfrühling: Er ist gekommen in Sturm und Regen, Liebst du um Schönheit, Warum willst du andre fragen. Robert Schumann, Widmung, Myrthen Op. 25. Gabriel Fauré, III. Clair de lune: en prière. Charles Gounod, IV. Juliette’s Waltz Song, from Roméo et Juliette. Samuel Barber, V. Four Songs, Op. 13: A Nun Takes the Veil, Secrets of the Old, Sure on this Shining Night, Nocturne. Aaron Copland, VI. Laurie’s Song from The Tender Land.

Friday, December 16, 2011, 5:30 PM: Fall 2011 Piano Recital: BA Students of Aaron Copland School of Music from the studios of Konstantza Chernov, William McNally, Donald Pirone and Morey Ritt. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Solfeggietto in c minor (Ann Hwang). Johann Sebastian Bach, French Suite in G major, BWV 816: Sarabande (Zhiqing Huang). Johann Sebastian Bach, Invention in E Major, BWV 777 and Fryderyk Chopin, Waltz in a minor (Vanessa Cravotta). Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata in c minor, Op. 13, “Pathetique”: II. Adagio cantabile (Alexandra Nicoletti). Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata in G Major, Op. 31, No. 1; I. Allegro vivace (Amanda Accardi). Wolfgang Amade Mozart, Sonata in D Major, K. 284: I.Allegro, and Claude Debussy, Préludes, Book II: IV. Bruyères (Grace Eun-hye Sun). Johannes Brahms, Rhapsody in g minor, Op. 79, No. 2 (Matt Dineiro). Fryderyk Chopin, Etude in c# minor, Op. 10, No. 42 (Nertil Haxhi). Chopin, Nocturne in c# minor, Op. 27, No. 1 (Shirley Mak). Chopin, Nocturne in Db major, Op. 27, No. 2 (Amanda Wai). Chopin, Scherzo No. 1 in b minor, Op. 20 (Michael Lofaso).

Friday, December 16, 2011, 7 PM. Queens College String Ensemble, William Frampton, director. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525: IV. Rondo. Felix Mendelssohn, Sinfonia No. 2 in D Major: I. Allegro, II. Andante, III. Allegro Vivace. Pyotr Ilyich Tschaikovsky, Serenade for String Orchestra, Op. 48: II. Walzer, III. Élégie, IV. Finale (Russian Theme).

Friday, December 16, 8 PM. Queens College Chamber Orchestra; Semester End Concert, Charles Neidich, director. W.A. Mozart, Overture to Cosi fan tutte, Kv. 588. K.M. Von Weber, Clarinet Concerto, op. 74: Andante con moto (Alex Yu, clarinet). F. Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto, op. 64: Allegro molto appasionato (Alex Hu, violin). F. Schubert, Symphony No. 4 (Tragic), D. 417: Adagio molto – Allegro vivace, Andante in A flat major, Menuetto. Allegro vivace, Allegro.

Monday, December 19, 2011, 4:45 PM. Gunyong Lee, trombone. Alessandro Marcello, Concerto Bb Minor for Trombone and String Quartet: I. Andante, II. Adagio, III. Presto (Rachel Jung and Jiyea Kang, Violin; Jina Sung, Viola; Jung Yoon Choi, Cello). Eric Ewazen, Sonata for Trombone and piano: I. Allegro, II. Adagio, III. Allegro giocoso (Jae-Hee Park, cello; Misaki Sekimoto, piano). Hidas Frigyes, Fantasia per Trombone. Antonio Carlos Jobim, arr. Kim Scharnberg,No More Blues (Trombone Quartet) (1st Ching Min Chang, 3rd Alex Somer, 4th Gary Garzetta and Hunyong Kim, drum). Guy Wood, Arr. Gunyong Lee: My One and Only Love (Hyuna Park-jazz piano and Hunyong Kim-drum). Stjepan Sulek, Sonata for Trombone and Piano.

Monday, December 19, 2011, 6:15 PM. Sam Chernoff, violoncello (Assisted by Joseph Martin, piano). J.S. Bach, Suite No. 5 in C Minor: Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Gavotte I and II, Gigue. Sergei Rachmaninoff, Sonata for Cello and Piano in G Minor: 1. Lento, Allegro Moderato, 2. Allegro Scherzando, 3. Andante, 4. Allegro Mosso. Niccolo Paganini, Variations on One String on a Theme by Rossini (from Moses in Egypt).

Tuesday, December 20, 7:30 PM: The Queens College New Music Group presents Svetlana Stegantseva, oboe and PUBLIQuartet (Curtis Stewart, violin, Jessie Montgomery, violin, Nick Revel, viola, Amanda Gookin, cello). Portable Music, Svetlana Stegantseva, oboe: Man Woong Han, Pierrot; William Wheeler, Spem in Alium; Maria Mykolenko, lines in space; Sean Havrilla, Pointillist Etude #1; Howie Kenty, An Unwitting Descent into Torpor; Manuel Ciordia, She's Too Good for Me (That's What they told me). Han Man Woong, String Quartet: I., II. Sunny Knable, 3 Dances for String Quartet: I. Twisted Tarantella, II. Waffling Waltz, III. Jangly Jig. Maria Mykolenko, kgt. Jeremy Barbaro, Wave(s). Adam Kaufman, Angst. Daniel Liot Fine, Still It Is Night: II. Purgatorio. Richard Boukas, O Campeão: I. Despeçado (broken into pieces), II. Expansão (expansion).

Thursday, December 22, 2011,8 PM: Queens College Guitar Ensemble & Soloists, William Anderson, director. Fernando Carulli, Petit Duo (Valentina Savu, Alejandro Castellano). Fernando Sor, Estudio (Elizabeth Hogg). Carl Maria von Weber, Lieder (Cho Long Kim, Valentina Savu). Leo Brouwer, Estudios, Book I (Jeffrey Starace). Fernando Sor, Estudio (Marco Gutierrez). Francisco Tarrega, Maria and Miguel Llobet, Catalan Folksong (Alejandro Castellano). Heitor Villa-Lobos, Villa Lobos Prelude 3 (Christopher Rispoli). Heitor Villa-Lobos, Bachianas Brazileiras No. 5 (David Valbuena, Christopher Rispoli). Fernando Sor, Estudio (Francis Gowrie). Heitor Villa-Lobos, Valse Choro and Mazurka Chor (Valentina Savu). Claudin de Sermisy, intabulation by Francesco da Milano, Las Ye My Plains (QC Guitar Ensemble). Francesco da Milano, Fantasy (QC Guitar Ensemble). Anthony Holborne, Fantasy (QC Guitar Ensemble).

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