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Concerts Presented November 2006

November 1, 2006, 12:15 pm: Kristin Sawyer, violin, Sokol Nikaj, cello, David Taubman, Piano. Mendelssohn, Piano Trio in d minor, Op. 49: I. Molto Allegro ed Agitato, II. Andante con moto tranquillo, III. Leggero e Vivace, IV. Finale: Allegro assai appassionato.

November 6, 2006, 12:15, pm. "From Mozart to Piazzolla: Our Musical Journey," Elena Rojas, violin & viola, Wei-Hsien Lien, piano. W.A. Mozart (1756-1791), Sonata in E minor, K. 304 Allegro, Tempo di Menuetto. C.W. Gluck (1714-1787), Dance of the Blessed Spirits. Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840), Cantabile for Violin and Piano. Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), Sonata in A Major Op. 100, I. Allegro amabile, II. Andante tranquillo, III. Allegretto grazioso (quasi Andante). Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979), I’ll bid my heart be still. Enrique Granados (1867-1916), Danza Orientale. Gabriel Fauré (1886-1979), Elegy, Op. 24. Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992), Le Grand Tango.

November 6, 2006, 4:45 pm. Imani Mosley, bassoon. Georg Phillip Telemann, Sonata for Bassoon in F minor: I. Andante cantabile, II. Allegro, III. Andante, IV. Vivace, Mikhail Kofman, harpsichord, Jiliane Russo, cello.. Paul Hindemith, Sonata for Bassoon: I. Leicht bewegt, II. Langsam-Marsch-Beschluss, Aleksandra Kocheva, piano. Malcolm Arnold, Fantasy, Op. 86 for Bassoon, in memory of Sir Malcolm Arnold. Camille Saint-Saëns, Sonata for Bassoon, op. 168: I. Allegretto moderato, II. Allegro scherzando, III. Adagio – Allegro moderato, Aleksandra Kocheva, piano. Arthur Kelley, Five Moods for Two Bassoons, Imani Mosley and Heather MacLean, bassoons.

November 6, 2006, 6:30 pm: The Queens College Philharmonia, Tong Chen, conductor, Asuka Yamamoto, clarinet. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro, overture, Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622: I. Allegro, II. Adagio, III. Rondo Allegro. Joseph Haydn, Symphony No. 102, "London No. 9": I. Largo-Allegro vivace, II. Adagio, Menuetto Allegro, IV. Finale Presto.

November 9, 2006, 12:15 pm: Jiliane Russo, cello. Handel, Largo, From “Xerxes”, David Taubman, piano. Bach, Courante, From suite III in C major. Granados, Danza Española, Michael Nyman, Flugelhorn and Piano, Goltermann, Fourth Concerto in G major, op.65.

November 10, 2006, 3:00 pm: Clarinet and Piano Recital, Asuka Yamamoto, clarinet, Aleksandra Kocheve, piano. Robert Schumann (1810-1856), Three Romances op.94 (1849), I. Nicht schnell, II. Einfach, innig, III. Nicht schell. Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), Sonata in f moll op. 120, Nr. 1 (1894), I. Allegro appassionato, II. Andante un poco Adagio, III. Allegretto grazioso, IV. Vivace. Edison Denisov (1929-), Sonata for Clarinet Solo (1972), I. Lento poco rubato, II. Allegro giusto. Francis Poulenc (1899-1963), Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1962), I. Allegro tristament, II. Romanza, III.Allegro.

November 13, 2006, 4:45 pm: John Curcio, trumpet. Henri Tomasi (1901-1974), Concerto for Trumpet: I. Allegro Et Cadence, II. Nocturne, III. Finale. Halsey Stevens (1908-1989), Sonata for Trumpet and Piano: I. Allegro Moderato, II. Adagio Tenero, III. Allegro. John Curcio, Suite for Brass: I. Meditation (Psalm 150), II. Lament, III. Chorale. Johann Wilhelm Hertel (1727-1799), Concerto per la Tromba (No. 3): Vivace. John Curcio, Island of Enchantment for Brass: Dedicated to Vanessa. Michael Macallister, Atari Time. John Curcio, Inside Portrait.

November 13, 2006, 6:30 pm: Duane Haynes, Trumpet. There is no program for this concert. Six numbers were played: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

November 15, 2006, 12:15 pm: The Queens College Orchestra, Maurice Peress, Music Director, John Canarina, Guest Conductor, Emma Hospelhorn, flute. Richard Wagner (1813-1883), Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin. Carl Nielsn (1865-1931), Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, I. Allegro moderato, II. Allegretto, un poco. Edward Elgar (1857-1934), Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 (“Enigma Variations”).

November 16, 2006, 11:45 pm: Piano Majors Recital. Chopin, Scherzo in Bb minor, Op. 31. Debussy, Preludes Book 1, Nos. 3 and 10. Prokofiev, Sonata in D minor, Op. 14, Andante, Vivace. Schubert, Sonata in A minor, Op. 143, Andante. Beethoven, Sonata in F minor, Op. 57, Andante con moto, Allegro ma non troppo. Chopin, Mazurka in C# minor, Op. 63, No. 3. Albeniz, “El Puerto” from Iberia. Lucuona, A La Antigual. Chopin, Ballade in G minor, Op. 23.

November 17, 2006, 3:00 pm. Melissa Thatcher, violin, in solo recital. Bach, A minor Sonata: Grave, Fuga, Andante, Allegro. Saint Saëns, Violin Concerto No. 3: Allegro non troppo, Andantino quasi Allegretto, Molto Moderato e Maestoso.

November 20, 2006, 8:00 pm. The Queens Guitar Society, William Anderson, Director. Fernando Sor, Souvenir De Russe, Giaccomo Merchi, Duetto II, J.S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue, BWV 845, David Loeb, Rondo, Robert Frederick Jones, Unnatural Death, Joaquin Rodrigo/Trans. Pujol, Fandango del Ventorrillo, Jerry Sieg, To Whom Can I Tell? Ed Smaldone, Diptych, John Duarte, Five Quiet Songs, Milton Babbitt, Three Theatrical Songs, Paul Hindemith, Rondo.

November 21, 2006, 7:30 pm. The Undergraduate Wind Ensemble, Dr. Justin Comito, Conductor. Peter Mennin, Canzona.Vincent Persichetti, Symphony for Band (Symphony No. 6): I. Adagio-Allegro, II. Adagio sostenuto, III. Allegretto, IV. Vivace. Eric Whitacre, October. Jim Curnow, Canticle of the Creatures: I. Prologue, II. Brother Sun, III. Sister Moon and Stars, VI. Brother Fire, V. Mother Earth, IV. Epilogue.

November 21, 2006, 7:30 pm. The Graduate And Directors Symphonic Winds, Dr. Richard C. Sang, Conductor. Timothy Mahr, Hey! Ludwig van Beethoven (trans. C. P. Barnes), Fidelio Overture, John Barnes Chance, Blue Lake Overture, Richard Strauss (arr. L. Cailliet), Waltzes from Der Rosenkavalier, K. L. King (arr. H. Gore), Walking Frog (Two-Step), Robert Russell Bennett, Symphonic Songs for Band (Serenade, Spiritual, Celebration).

November 27, 2006, 12:15 pm. Gang of Two, Fung Chern Hwei, Violin, Lee Hui-Ping, Viola. Jordan Kuspa (b.1985), Beneath The Magma. Mikael Karlsson (b.1975), Nilon. Zhou Tian (b.1981), Duo Concertante. Adeline Wong (b.1975), Continuum. Tsia-Yun Haung (b.1979), Faded Memory. Fung Chern Hwei (b.1982), The Necessary Elements. Paul Seiko Chihara (b.1938), Duo Concertante. Chern Hwei Fung, Sub Solitude.

November 27, 2006, 4:45 pm. Rachel Smyth-Godinger, Soprano and Josué Pagán, Guitar. Adam De La Halle (1237-1288), Robins m’aime (from Le Jeu de Robins et Marion). Fernando Sor (1778-1839), Seguidillas(part I): 12. Mis descuidados ojos, 6. Muchacha y la vergüenza, 3. Cesa de atormentarme, 7. Si dices que mis ojos. John Dowland (1563-1626), If my complaints could passions move, Come Heavy Sleep. Leo Brouwer (b. 1939), Dos Canciones: I. Peoma, II. Madrigalillo. Fernando Sor (1778-1839), Seguidillas (part II): 4. Prepárame la tumba, 8. El que quisiera amando, 9. Las mujeres y cuerdas. John Duarte (1919-2004), Five Quiet Songs: 1. Dirge in woods, II. Silence, III. An Epitaph, IV. Omar’s Lament, V. The Birds. Encore: Corpus Christi Carol.

November 27, 2006, 8:00 pm. Jonathan F. Holford, saxophones. Gus Arnheim (arr. J. Holford), Sweet and Lovely. J. Holford, Pondering. Henry Mancini (arr. J. Holford), Days of Wine and Roses. J. Holford, Too Early To Rise. Fred Lacey, Theme For Ernie. J. Holford, Muidiri. Hymn (arr. J. Holford), Give Thanks.

November 28, 2006, 7:30 pm. The QC New Music Group presents New Music for Brass, Percussion, and Organ. Ed Klinger, Lavender and Ritalin. Edward RosenBerg III, Seaward Launch. Stephen J. Nichols, Creation. Barry Seroff, Bukowski’s Consciousness Dawning. Takuma Tanikawa, Euston Piece. Jeffrey Funaro, Exultet. Dave Volpe, La Maison de Dieu.

November 29, 2006, 12:15 pm. Queens College Vocal Ensemble, 50th Anniversary Concert, 1956-2006, James John, Conductor. Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594), Bonjour mon coeur, Occhi, piangete, Gallans qui par terre. Theodore Grudzinski (b.1934), Requiescat (premiere). Remarks by Theodore Grudzinsky, founder of the QC Vocal Ensemble. Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), Lagrime d’Amante al Sepolcro dell’Amata ("Tears of a Lover at the Tomb of the Beloved") Incenerite spoglie, Ditelo voi, Darà la notte il sol, Ma te raccoglie, O chiome d’or, Dunque amate reliquie. Thomas Weelkes (1575-1623), As Vesta Was from Latmos, Hill Descending.

November 29, 2006, 6:00 pm. Jie Hyue Kim, cello. B. Bartok, Rumanian Folk Dances: Joc Cu Bata, Braul, Pe Loc, Buciumeana, Poarga Romaneasca, Maruntel. J.S. Bach, Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001, Adagio, Presto. E. Grieg, Sonata in G Major, Op. 13, Lento doloroso – Allegro vivace, Allegretto tranquillo, Allegro animato. P. Tchaikovsky, Concerto in D Major, Op. 35, Finale – Allegro vivacissimo.

November 30, 2006, 3:00 pm. Yoichi Uzeki, piano. Cole Porter/Arr. Yoichi Uzeki, I Love You. George Gershwin/Arr. Yoichi Uzeki, Embraceable You. Miles Davis/Arr. Yoichi Uzeki. Nardis. Yoichi Uzeki, At Dawn. Charlie Parker/Arr. Yoichi Uzeki, Ornithology. Yoichi Uzeki, Words. Richard Galliano, Waltz for Nikky.

November 30, 2006, 12:15 pm. Voice Majors Recital, James John and Sherry Overholt, coordinators. Franz Schubert (1797-1828), An die Musik, Der Atlas. W.A. Mozart (1756-1791), Alleluia from Exsultate, Jubilate, K 165. Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), from Don Quichotte à Dulcinée, Chanson romanesque, Chanson épique. Gian Carlo Menotti (1874-1968), Steal Me Sweet Thief from The Old Maid and the Thief. Hugo Wolf (1860-1903), Verschwiegene Liebe. Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), Aria de Cardinella from La Quakera Spiritosa. W.A. Mozart, Als Luise die Briefe. Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835), Ah! Non credea mirarti. Francis Poulenc (1899-1963), C’est ainsi que tu es. Samuel Barber (1910-1981), The Secrets of the Old. Charles Gounod (1818-1893), Comme autrefois. Pyotr II’yich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), Romance, Don Juan’s Serenade. Vincenzo Bellini, II fervido desiderio, Dolente imagine de fille mia. John Dowland (1563-1626), If my complaints could passion move, Come heavy sleep. G.F. Handel (1685-1759), Lascia ch’io pianga from Rinaldo. Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787), O del mio doice ardor. Robert Schumann (1818-1856), An den Mond. Stefano Donaudy (1879-1925), Vaghissima Sembianza. Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Lachen und Weinen. W.A. Mozart, Zeffiretti lusinghieri. Vincenzo Bellini, Se Romeo t’uccise un figlio.