Concerts presented December, 2013

Monday, December 2, 12:15 pm. Queens College Percussion Ensemble Concert. Gamelan Yowana Sari. Traditional, Pendet Penyambutan. Amy Williams, Dream Landscapes (2012). I Wayan Gde Yudane, Kul-kul (2012). Iannis Xenakis, Pleiades: Peaux (1978).

Monday, December 2, 4 pm. Yusuke Akasaka (Piano) Bachelor of Music Graduation Recital. J.S. Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (Prelude and Fugue VIII in E flat minor, BWV853). L. van Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2-1 (I. Allegro, II. Adagio, III: Menuetto, Allegretto, IV. Prestissimo). Sergei Prokofiev, Piano Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 28. Franz Liszt, Ballade No. 2 in B minor, S. 171.

Wednesday, December 4, 12:15 pm. Saxophone Studio Recital. Dexter Morrill, Six Bagatelles for Saxophone Quartet (I. Prelude, II. Scales, III. Duet, IV. Mediterranean, V. Blues Interlude, VI. Riffs), "OQQ" Quartet: Mitchell Guido, Soprano; Karla Artisty, Alto; Justin Tricarico, Tenor; Cody Hosza, Baritone. Leo Kraft, The Cave of the Winds, John Kelly, Alto Saxophone. Robert Baksa, Alto Saxophone Sonata (I. Moderato - Lively, II. Slow Waltz), Karla Aristy, Alto Saxophone; Hsiu-Tzu (Sue) Ryan, Piano. Ryo Noda, Improvisation I, Ryan Oberlin, Alto Saxophone. David Noon, Partita, Mitchell Guido, Soprano Saxophone; Zeke Berdash, Guitar. Everett Gates, Declamation and Dance, Queens Saxophone Quartet: Ryan Oberlin, Soprano; Anthony Izzo, Alto; John Kelly, Tenor; Thomas Lee, Baritone. Giuseppe Verdi (arr. Steve Cohen), Nabucco Overture. Barbara Thompson (arr. Rob Buckland), Celebration.

Thursday, December 5, 3:10 pm. Marius Duboule Graduate Recital, with Dan Martinez, bass; Nico Dann, drums; Alessandro Fadini, piano; Bryan Qu, saxophone. Track 1. Track 2. Track 3. Track 4.

Thursday, December 5, 4 pm. Julien Hucq Recital Program. Night & Day (comp: Cole Porter, arr: Julien Hucq). Chillin' Square (comp & arr: Julien Hucq). Kelo (comp: J.J. Johnson, arr: Don Sickler). Bois du Cazier (comp & arr: Julien Hucq). Monaco (comp: Kenny Dorham, arr: Don Sickler). Deskanchouan (comp & arr: Julien Hucq).

Thursday, December 5, 8 pm. Aaron Copland School of Music Ensembles Concert. Traditional, Pendet Penyambutan. Ludwig van Beethoven, Cello sonata No. 4 in C-major op. 102 no. 1 (1815). Iannis Xenakis, Pleiades: Peaux (1978). Steve Reich, Music for 18 Musicians (1974-1976).

Monday, December 9, 12:15 pm. Queens College Opera Studio presents Ariafest! with Youn Ju Namkoong, pianist. Richard Wagner, Dich, teure Halle (Tannhäuser), Rebecca Paul, soprano. Gaetano Donizetti, Prendi per me sei libero (L'Elisir d'Amore), Jocelyn Cruz, soprano. Wolfgang amadeus Mozart, Non so più (Le Nozze di Figaro), Annmarie Errico, mezzo-soprano. Vincenzo Bellini, O quante volte (I Capuletti ed i Montecchi), Elizabeth Tasch, soprano. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Vedrai carino (Don Giovanni), Samantha Dwyer, soprano. Bernard Hermann, I have dreamt (Wuthering Heights), Nicholle Bittlingmeyer, mezzo-soprano. Vincenzo Bellini, Ah! per sempre (I Puritani), Jinyong Lee, baritone. Georges Bizet, Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante (Carmen), Lauren Haber, soprano. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Voi che sapete (Le Nozze di Figaro), Natasha Bekker, mezzo-soprano. Jacques Offenbach, Elle a fui la tourterelle (Les Contes d'Hoffmann), Rachael Gomes, soprano. Carlisle Floyd, Ain't it a pretty night (Susannah), Alyson Spina, soprano. Giacomo Puccini, Questo amor, vergogna mia (Edgar), Josh Mooneyham, baritone. Vincenzo Bellini, Ah non credea mirarti... ah non giunge (La Sonnambula), Candace Matthews, Soprano.

Monday, December 9, 7 pm. Queens College Combined Choirs. Sandra Babb, Conductor QC Women's Choir: Susan Brumfield, No Time. Atahualpa Yupanqui (arr. Emile Solé), Duerme Negrito.Gwyneth Walker, Crossing the Bar. Arr. Moses Hogan, Ride on King Jesus. QC Concert Choir: Max Janowski, Avinu Malkeinu. Arr. Max Janowski, Yiboneh Hamikdosh. Max Janowski, Maoz Tsur. Max Janowski, Mi Y'maleyl. Max Janowski, Sim Shalom. QC Men's Choir: Arr. Tucker Biddlecombe, Somogwaza. Morton Lauridson, Sure on This Shining Night. Arr. Jonathan Quick, Lock Lomond. Arr. Michael Engelhardt, Gaudete! QC Concert Choir: Robert Ray, Gospel Mass (I. Kyrie, II. Gloria, III. Credo, IV. Acclamation. V. Sanctus, VI. Agnus Dei).

Wednesday, December 11, 12:05 pm. The Queens College Orchestra. Maurice Peress, Music Director; Matthew Kasper, Assistant Conductor; Tong Chen, Assistant Conductor. Robert Schumann, Cello concerto in A minor, Op. 129, Marcy Rosen Cellist. Bela Bartok, Concerto for Orchestra (Introduzione. Andante non troppo - Allegro vivaco; Gluoco delle coppie. Allegretto scherzando; Elegia. Andante non troppo; Intermezzo interrotto. Allegretto; Finale. Presto).

Thursday, December 12. Graduation Recital: Dan Martinez (Bass), with Rafael Rosa (Guitar), Sean Fitzpatrick (Piano), Jan Kus (Sax), Joel Mateo (Drums), Carlos Maldonado (Percussion). Rafael Rosa, New Recruit. Brad Shepik, Across the Way. Joel Mateo, Prolegomenos. Dan Martinez, Aqui. Dan Martinez, Neófito.

Thursday, December 12, 4 pm. Graduate Recital: Kathleen Potton. Airport Song, Music by Kathleen Potton, Lyrics by Robert Gray, adapted from the poem Late Ferry. Close Your Eyes, Music and Lyrics by Bernice Petkere, Arranged by Kathleen Potton. Little Talks, Music and Lyrics by Kathleen Potton. The Gypsy, Music by Billy Reid. I've Never Been in Love Before, Music by Frank Loesser, Arranged by Kathleen Potton. This is Heaven to Me, Verse by Kathleen Potton, Music by Frank Reardon. I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Music by Jimmy McHugh.

Thursday, December 12, 7:30 pm. The Queens College Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Saxophone Studio. The QC Saxophone Ensemble: Giuseppi Verdi (Arr. Steve Cohen), "Nabucco" Overture. Ronald Caraven, Duet, Soloists: Ryan Oberlin, Sopranino; John Kelly, Bass Saxophone. Barbara Thompson (Arr. Rob Buckland), Celebration. Walter S. Hartley, Octet for Saxophones. Medley (Arr. Ralph Martino), My Favorite Things. The QC Symphone Wind Ensemble: Modest Moussorgsky (Arr. R.T. Chilton), Russian Dance "Gopak". William Schuman, George Washington Bridge. Ernesto Nazareth (Arr. Arranjo de Pixinguinha), Turuna. Alfred Reed, El Camino Real "A Latin Fantasy". Brian Israel, Double Concerto, Soloists: Paul Cohen, Sopranino; John Kelly, Bass Saxophone). John Mackey, Strange Humors. Anacleto de Medeiros, Jubileu.

Friday, December 13, 3 pm. Bachelor of Music Graduation Recital: Frank Huber, Trumpet. Georg Philipp Telemann, 12 Marches Heroiques (8. La Gaillardise; 2. La Grace; 11. L'Esperance). Alexander Arutunian, Trumpet Concerto. Richard Peaslee, Night Songs. Eugene Bozza, Caprice Op. 47.

Friday, December 13, 5 pm. Masters of Piano Performance Graduation Recital: Carolyn Yuan, Piano. Franz Peter Schubert, Sonata in A Minor, D. 537, Opus 164 (I. Allegro ma non troppo, II. Allegretto quasi Andantino, III. Allegro Vivace). Johann Sebastian Bach, Prelude and Fugue in D Major, BWV 874 from WTC Book II. Maurice Ravel, Jeux d'eau. Frédéric Chopin, Barcarolle, Op. 60. Darius Milhaud, Scaramouche (I. Vif, II. Modere, III. Brazileira (Mouv' de Samba), Augustin Simat, Piano.

Friday, December 13, 7:30 pm. The Queens College Orchestra. Maurice Peress, Music Director; Matthew Kasper, Assistant Conductor; Tong Chen, Assistant Conductor. Richard Strauss, Don Juan, Op. 20. Robert Schumann, Cello concerto in A minor, Op. 129, Marcy Rosen Cellist. Bela Bartok, Concerto for Orchestra (Introduzione. Andante non troppo - Allegro vivaco; Gluoco delle coppie. Allegretto scherzando; Elegia. Andante non troppo; Intermezzo interrotto. Allegretto; Finale. Presto).

Monday, December 16, 12:15 pm. Baslam Trio Recital: Alex Hu, Violin; Scerre Kyvik Bauge, Cello; Pei Hsuan Tsai, Piano. Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Trio in C minor, Op.1 No.3 (Allegro con brio; Andante cantabile con variazioni; Menuetto. Quasi Allegro; Finale. Prestissimo). Anton Arensky, Piano Trio No. 2 in D minor, Op.32 (Allegro moderato; Scherzo - Allegro molto; Elegia - Adagio; Finale - Allegro non troppo).

Monday, December 16, 6 pm. MA Graduation Recital: Natallia Kozel, Violin. P. Sarasate, Spanish Dance Op.26, No. 8, Josh Vigran, Piano. I. Albeniz, Tango Op.165, No. 2, Josh Vigran, Piano. J.S. Bach, Sonata For Violin Solo No. 1 in G Minor (1. Adagio, 2. Fuga, 3. Siciliana, 4. Presto). R. Schumann, Sonata For Violin and Piano No. 1 in A Minor, Op.105 (1. Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck, 2. Allegretto, 3. Lebhaft), Josh Vigran, Piano. A. Piazzolla, Adios Nonino, Dima Kustou, Marimba; Andrei Niarezka, Vibraphone.

Monday, December 16, 7:30 pm. QC Guitarists, Sheer Pluck (the QC Guitar Ensemble). Christopher Rispoli: Fantasy, by John Dowland. Liz Hogg: A Dream, by John Dowland. Jeffrey Starace & Christopher Rispoli: My Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home, by Dowland. Rachael Gomes & Valentina Savu: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, by Heitor Villa-Lobos. Liz Hogg: Prelude No. 1 in e minor, by Heitor Villa-Lobos. Brandon Gaines: Studies 6, and 8, by Leo Brouwer. Ezekiel Bardash & Mitchell Guido: Duo for Sax and Guitar, by David Noon. Jeffrey Starace: Oberek, from Suite in Modo Polonico, by Alexander Tansman. Sheer Pluck: Hail Wind, by David Loeb.

Monday, December 16, 8 pm. Queens College Chamber Orchestra. Charles Neidich, Music Director. Darius Milhaud, La création du monde, op. 81a. Claudio Santoro, Choro Concertante for Tenor Saxophone and Orchetra, Paul Cohen, soloist. Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 4 in Bb, op. 60 (Adagio - Allegro vivace; Adagio; Menuetto: Allegro vivace; Allegro ma non troppo).

Tuesday, December 17, 7:30 pm. The Queens College New Music Group Presents: Fall 2013 DIY Concert. Portable music by Mitchell Guido.
Alexandra Nicoletti, Spicy Zest
Chris Sahar, High
Alida Torres, the evil thoughts that HURT your mind
Sam Hoyland, Waves
Mitchell Guido, Improvisation
Matthew Perez, What's that thing over there?
Mitchell Guido, Saxophone
Matt Bosch, Two Dances for Alto Saxophones and Piano
Markus Kaitila, piano - Mitchell Guido, alto saxophone -John Kelly, Alto Saxophone
Alida Torres, Tu me fais tourner la tête
David Valbuena, Bass Clarinet - Kate Goddard, Violin
Kristian Henriksen, String Quartet
Catherin Lawlor, Violin 1 - Kate Goddard, Violin 2 - Caroline Bishop, Viola - Kelsey Sheldon, Cello
Matthew Perez, Impromptu in B-flat minor; Seven Short Works for Solo Piano: V. Connection
Beatrice Soderberg, Piano
Alexandra Nicoletti, Triumph: For What Price?
Frank Hurber, Trumpet - Jake Elkind, Trombone - Jonathan Altman, Tuba
Mitchell Guido, Preghiera
Melanie Ramos, Cheryl McCullagh, Alexandra Nicoletti, Annmarie Errico, Matthew Perez, George Weisman, Jonathan Caro, Michael Lofaso
Chris Sahar, Three Piano Pieces: Fugue in F minor; Nocturne for Jason; Piece
Chris Sahar, Piano

Wednesday, December 18, 7:30 pm. From Bach to Brazil: Queens College Vocal Ensemble (James John, Conductor) and Queens College Baroque Ensemble (Dongmyung Ahn, Director), with guest artist Richard Boukas. J.S. Bach, Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106. Arcangelo Corelli, Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 6, No. 4. Johannes Brahms, Drei Gesänge, Op. 42 (Abendständchen, Vineta, Darthulas Grabegesang). Jean Baptiste Lully, Suite from Armide (Overture, Gavotte, Menuet, Sarabande, Canaries, Pasacaille). Sérgio Santos, Abertura; Sincretismo. Milton Nascimento, Travessia. Ernesto Nazareth, Odeon. Antonio Vivaldi, Concert in A minor, Op. 3, No. 8, RV 522 (Allegro, Larghetto e spirituoso, Allegro). Benjamin Britten, Rejoice in the Lamb, Op. 30.

Thursday, December 19. Music by Members of the Undergraduate Composition Class. First Piece. Angela D'Alotto, Sonata Movement. Alexandra Nicoletti, Sonata Movement. Yuan Hong Cong, Autumn Breeze for viola and piano. Iris Huang, Snow Dream. Jonathan Altman, Nothing Gold Can Stay. Mandy Leung, Nothing Gold Can Stay (text by Robert Frost). Yuta Tanaka (double bass), Nothing Gold Can Stay (with clarinet, horn, double bass and piano. Kristian Henrikson, String Quartet. Mandy Leung, Duo for viola and double bass. Tony Park, Grackles: Four miniatures for bass clarinet solo. Angela D'Alotto, Octachord Piece. Jonathan Altman, A Tubaist and a Pianist Have a Drink. Shirley Mak, Acclimation for Flute, Saxophone, Viola, Tuba, Double Bass and Piano.

Thursday, December 19. Master of Music Graduation Recital: Jan Kus, Jazz Saxophone. One for the band (J. Kus). Rhythm A Ning (Thelonious Monk, arr.: J. Kus). Isfahan (Billy Strayhorn). Strength (J. Kus). Faith (J. Kus).

Friday, December 20, 5 pm. Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance Graduation Recital: Melanie Bonich, Violin with Pei-hsuan Tsai, Piano. Antonin Dvořák, Romance, Op. 11. Felix Mendelssohn, Violin Sonata (I. Allegro Vivace, II. Adagio, III. Assai Vivace). Johannes Brahms, Violin Sonata No. 3, Op. 108 (I. Allegro, II. Adagio, III. Un poco presto e con sentimento, IV. Presto agitato). Pablo de Sarasate, Concert Fantasy on Gounod's 'Faust'.

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