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Concerts Presented May 2007

May 2, 2007, 12:15 pm. The Queens College Orchestra, Music by Leonard Bernstein, Maurice Peress, Conductor, Siri Howard, Soprano, Renee Tatum, Mezzo-Soprano, Basia Gajdek, Alto, Gilad Paz, Tenor, David Guiliano, Baritone, Larry Small, Bass. Symphonic Dances from West Side Story (1960). Songfest (1977): To the Poem, The Pennycandystore Beyond the El, A Julia De Burgos Music, To What You Said, I, Too, Sing America-Okay "Negroes", To My Dear and Loving Husband, Storyette H.M., ‘if you can’t eat you got to’, I Heard with You, Zizi’s Lament, Sonnet: ‘What Lips My Lips Have Kissed’, Israfel.

May 3, 2007, 12:15 pm. Voice Major Recital, James John and Sherry Overholt, coordinators. W.A. Mozart (1756-1791), "Deh vieni alla finestra" from Don Giovanni, Brian Goff, baritone, Max Midroit, piano. Georges Bizet (1838-1875), "Habanera" from Carmen, Yukiko Ishiwata, soprano, Patricia Giannattasio, piano. Bernard Hermann (1911-1971), "I Have Dreamt," from Wuthering Heights, Jessica Bender, soprano, Max Midroit, piano. Johann Strauss (1825-1899), "Mein Herr Marquis" from Die Feldermaus, Lesley Zlabinger, soprano, Max Midroit, piano. Richard Wagner (1813-1883), O du mein holde Abendstern from Tannhäuser, David Greczek, Bass-Baritone, Max Midroit, piano. Gabriel Fauré, Lydia, Nicole Alaimo, soprano, Max Midroit, piano. Samuel Barber (1910-1981), Sure On This Shining Night, Emily Dinger, soprano, Jennifer Bellisario, piano. Mark Blitzstein (1905-1964), "Music, Music" from Regina, Danielle Davis, soprano, Max Midroit, piano. Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007), "Monica’s Waltz" from The Medium, Sachie Ueshima, soprano, Joseph Liccardo, piano. Ernest Chausson (1855-1899), Le Charme, Leo Lai, Bass-Baritone, Max Midroit, piano. Joannes Brahms (1833-1897), Von ewiger Liebe, Eowyn Driscoll, soprano, Stefan Paolini, piano. Pietro Cimara (1887-1967), Stornello, Joy Mather, soprano, Max Midroit, piano. Richard Hageman (1882-1966), Do Not Go, My Love, Tim O’Sullivan, tenor, Max Midroit, piano. W.A. Mozart, "Padre, germani" from Idomeneo, Carla Maniscalco, soprano, Max Midroit, piano. W.A. Mozart, "Il Mio Tesoro", from Don Giovanni, Gilad Paz, tenor, Max Midroit, piano. Samuel Barber, Sure On This Shining Night, Joy Mather, soprano, Max Midroit, piano. Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848), "Bella Siccome un Angelo" from Don Pasquale, Adam Unger, Bass-Baritone, Max Midroit, piano. Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Der Wanderer, Rachel Smyth-Godinger, soprano, Josué Pagan, guitar. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), "Whither Must I Wander" from Songs of Travel, Jaymes Welsh, baritone, Max Midroit, piano. André Previn (b. 1929)3), "I Want Magic" from A Streetcar Named Desire, Siri Howard, soprano, Max Midroit, piano.

May 5, 2007, 7:30 pm. The Aaron Copland School of Music, Celebrating 25 Years. The Queens College Trio: Daniel Phillips, violin, Marcy Rosen, violoncello, Morey Ritt, piano. Guest Artist: Jesse Levine, viola. Antonín Dvořák, Dumky Trio, Op 90: Lento maestoso – Allegro vivace, quasi doppio movimento, Poco adagio – Vivace, non troppo, Andante, Allegro, Lento maestoso. Robert Schumann, Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47: Sostenuto assai – Allegro non troppo, Scherzo: Molto vivace, Andante cantabile, Finale: Vivace.

May 7, 2007, 12:15 pm. Melissa Thatcher, violin, Wei-Hsien Lien, piano. Bela Bartok (1881-1945). Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2: Molto Moderato, Allegretto. Gabriel Faure (1845-1924), Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano in A Major, Op. 13: Allegro Molto, Andante, Allegro Vivo, Allegro Quasi Presto.

May 7, 2007, 2:00 pm: Hyuna Kim, Mezzo Soprano, assisted by Hae Eun Baek, Piano, Michela Hebert, Soprano. Robert Schumann (1810-1856), Frauenlieben und Leben, Op. 42. Claude Debussy (1862-1918), Fêtes Galamntes. Samuel Barber (1910-1981), "Must the winter come so soon?" from Vanessa. W.A. Mozart (1756-1791), "Voi, che sapete" from Le nozze di Figaro. "Ah, guarda sorella" (duette) and "Ah, scostati!... Smanie implacabili" from Cose fan tutte. Encore.

May 8, 2007, 7:30 pm. The Queens College Chamber Winds, Undergraduate Wind Emsemble, Dr. Justin Comito, conductor and The Graduate and Directors Symphonic Winds, Dr. Richard C. Sang, Conductor. Paul Dukas (trans. W. van der Beek), Fanfare pour precede la Péri. Giuseppi Verdi (trans. F. Cesarini), Overture to Nabucco. Alfred Reed, Othello, I-Prelude (Venice), II-Aubade (Cyprus), IV-Entrance of the Court, V-The Death of Desdemona: Epilogue. Gustav Holst, Second Suite in F for Military Band: I-March, II-Song without Words, III-Song of the Blacksmith, IV-Fantasia on the ‘Dargason’. H. Owen Reed, La Fiesta Mexicana:  II-Mass, III-Carnival. Fisher Tull, Sketches on a Tudor Psalm, Johann Strauss Sr. (arr. Alfred Reed), Radetzky March, Op. 282.

May 9, 2007, James Zeller, Jazz Trombone. There is no program for this concert. Six numbers were played: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

May 10, 2007, 12:15 pm. A CPSM Faculty Recital. Margret Hjaltested, violist, Anthony Newton, pianist (BMus ’89). C.P.E. Bach (1714-1788), Sonata in G minor: I. Allegro moderato, II. Larghetto, III. Allegro assai. Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936), Elégie. Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Sonata in A minor ("Arpeggione"): I. Allegro moderato, II. Adagio, III. Allegretto.

May 10, 2007, 2:15 pm. Kristin Sawyer, violin, Cullan Bryant, piano. W.A. Mozart (1756-1791), Sonata for Piano and Violin in E flat major KV302, Allegro, Rondeau – Andante grazioso. Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904), Romantic pieces for Piano and Violin, opus 75: Allegro moderato, Allegro maestoso, Allegro appassionato, Larghetto. Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), Sonata for Viola and Piano in f moll, Op. 120, No. 1: Allegro appassionato, Andante un poco Adagio, Allegretto grazioso, Vivace.

May 10, 2007, 4:15 pm. An Evening of Song: Jessica Stolte-Bender, soprano, Andrew Saderman, piano. Claude Debussy (1862-1918), Romance, Beau Soir. Francis Poulenc (1899-1963), Air Champêtre. W.A. Mozart (1756-1791), "Porgi, amor" and "Dove sono I bei momenti" from Le Nozze di Figaro. Josephine Lang (1815-1880), Ob ich manchmal Dein gedenke. Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), Von ewiger Liebe. Richard Strauss (1864-1949), Zueignung. Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924), "Donde lieta" from La Boheme. Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007), "Steal Me, Sweet Thief" from The Old Maid and the Thief. Bernard Herrmann (1911-1975), "I Have Dreamt" from Wuthering Heights.

May 10, 2007, 7:30 pm. Night, Love and Dreams. Queens College Vocal Ensemble – Queens College Choir, James John, Conductor. Night: Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594), La nuit froid et somber. Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921), Calme des nuits. Francis Poulenc (1899-1963), Un soir de neige (selections): De grandes cuillers de neige, La bonne neige, La nuit le froid la solitude. Eric Whitacre (b. 1970), Le Lai, student conductor, Sleep. (…and Rain) Sidney Marquez Boquiren (b. 1970), Speak to me (world premiere). Whitacre, Cloudburst. Nicole Alaimo, soprano, Gilad Paz, tenor, Harold Gutierrez, speaker, Victoria Hernandez, piano, Katie Frank, Emily John, Imani Mosley, Lesley Zlabinger, percussion. Love: Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), Drei Gesänge, Opus 42: Abendständchen, Vineta, Darthulas Grabesgesang. Whitacre, Five Hebrew Love Songs: Temuná, Kalá kallá, Lárov, Éyze shéleg!, Rakút. Joy Mather, Paulina Piedzia, Rachel Smyth-Godinger, soprano, Gilad Paz, speaker, Victoria Hernandez, piano, Dreams: Arr. Gene Glickman (b. 1934), Johnny I Hardly Knew You, Strangest Dream. Whitacre, Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine. Lauren Klimek, Natalia Salemmo, Rachel Smyth-Godinger, sopranos, Charles Pignatello, tenor.

May 11, 2007. 12 pm. A Malaysian Rendezvous Jazz Recital. Fung Chern Hwei, violin and Justin Lim Fang Yee, piano/rhodes. Eight originally composed tunes were played: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

May 11, 2007. 3 pm. Ana Isabel Ayala, oboe, Sarah Hyo Jung Lee, piano. Eugéne Bozza, Fantaise Pastorale. Francis Poulenc, Sonata for Oboe and Piano: I. Élégie, II. Scherzo, III. Déploration. R. Vaughan Williams, Oboe Concerto: I. Rondo Pastorale, II. Minuet and Musette, III. Finale (Scherzo).

May 11, 2007. 5:00 pm. Brittany Zellman, violin, Edward Laurel, piano. W.A. Mozart: Sonata for violin and piano in e minor: Allegro, Tempo di Minuetto. John Harbison, from Four Songs of Solitude: I, II, III. Henryk Wieniawski: Concerto for violin and piano in d minor: I. Allegro Moderato, II. Romance, III. Allegro con Fuoco.

May 14, 2007, 12:15 pm. Queens College Brass Ensemble. Giovanni Gabrieli, Canzona Septimi Toni. J.S. Bach, Tocatta and Fugue, Kyoung-ki Min, Henry Gudino, Seung-Bum Lim, Seiran Adilov, Stephen Duggan. Eric Ewazen, Frost Fire (1998): I. Bright and Fast, II. Waltz. Morley Calvert, Songs from the Monteregian Hills (1976): I. Allegro con spirito, II. Andante cantabile. Laurie Krein, Sungkwon Park, Ma Qun, Kevin Cheng, Stephen Duggan. J. St. Jacome, Duet No. 4 for Two Trumpets, Duane Haines and Yoshi Nagayama. Edward Smaldone, arr. Jolley, Two Scenes from "The Heartland" (1994): I. Introduction: maestoso con rubato, II. Scherzo. Giovanni Gabrieli, Canzona Septimi Toni, Queens College Brass Ensemble.

May 14, 1007, 2:00 pm. Carla Stovall, trombone and euphonium, Mikhail Kofman, piano, Edward Laurel, piano. Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), Sonata in F. minor: Andante, Allegro, Andante, Vivace, Mikhail Kofman, piano. Anthony Barfield (1983- ), Fantasy, Edward Laurel, piano. Philip Wilby (1949- ), Flight. Stjepan Sulek (1914-1986), Sonata for Trombone and Piano "Vox Gabrieli".

May 14, 2007, 4:15 pm. Adam Unger, baritone, Andrew Dixon pianist. George Frederick Händel (1685-1759), "Aria di Radamisto", RADAMISTO. Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), Wie Melodien zieht es mir…, Sonntag, "Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer", Botschaft. Reynaldo Hahn (1875-1947), L’Heure exquise, D’une prison, Si mes vers avaient des ailes. Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848), Bella siccome un angelo, DON PASQUALE.

May 14, 2007, 6:15 pm. Katherine L. Reilly, percussion. Lalo, Little Friendly Giant, Matthew Pastor, bass, Adam Forman, Fred Trumpy, percussion. Michael Colgrass, Selections from Six Unaccompanied Solos for Snare Drum: I, V, II. Yuzuru Sadashige, Third Tribe for Flute, Djembe drum, and Piano, Ann McInerney, flute, Paul Kerekes, piano. Joel Mandelbaum, The Fish on the Rocks, Asuka Yamamoto, clarinet. Murray Houllif, Luminescence for Guitar and Percussion, Ben Arendsen, guitar. Gordon Stout, Two Mexican Dances for Marimba.

May 15, 2007, 3:00 pm. Freddie Burgos, drumset, assisted by: Panayiotis Andreous, bass, Jason Metcalf, sax, Isaac Lausell, guitar. Carribbean Jazz Project, Rendezvous, Dave Weckl, Crossing Paths, Pat Metheny, (Go) Get It, Caribbean Jazz Project, Caravan, Isaac Lausell, Batalla De Los Angeles, Freddie Burgos, Plena Con Giant Step.

May 15, 2007, 7:30 pm. QC New Music Group presents "Love and Death". Performed by: Eileen Clark, soprano, Meg Bragle, mezzo, Michael Steinberger, tenor, William Anderson, guitar, Jason E. Sagebiel, guitar and Second Instrumental Unit (Dave Fulmer, director), Claire Bryant, cello, David Fulmer, violin, Vince Lee, conductor. Barry Seroff, "Tenderly, O Tenderly for Rust"; Jeffrey Funaro, "Acme and Septimius"; Edward Rosenberg III, "The Scattering of Light", Jason E. Sagebiel, "Salvation", Chris Sutherland, MADrigal 1: Dust, Dave Volpe, "Sonnet 12: Time’s Scythe".

May 16, 2007, 8:00 pm. Chern-Hwei Fung Jazz Quintet. Chloeitchka, Riders on the Lost Track, Silver Hollow Road, “Get It”, Michael, Mediterraneo.

May 17, 2007, 2:30 pm. Stacy Wei, trumpet, flugel horn Jazz Recital. Hyoun II Ahn, Bass, Francesca Han, Piano, Stephen Hoffman, Drums. Ronnell Bright, Sweet Pumpkin, Yu-Sian Deng, Arr. By Stacey Wei, Spring Breeze, Nancy Hamilton/Morgan Lewis, Arr. By Stacey Wei, How High The Moon, Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart, My Funny Valentine, Charlie Parker, Arr. by Shin-Yi Lee, My Little Suede Shoes, Encore.

May 17, 2007, 4:30 pm. John Yao, Trombone/Composer/Arranger. Sextet: Jason Metcalf, Alto Sax, Ottis Ganceda, Tenor Sax, Yoichi Uzecki, Piano, P.J. Roberts, Bass, Russell Lacy, Drums. John Yao, Blues for Bonilla. John Yao, Sondit. John Yao, Voyage. Cedar Walton, Ugetsu. Queens College Big Band: John Yao, Feelin’ Lucky. J. Kosma/J. Mercer (arr. John Yao), Autumn Leaves. Tadd Dameron (arr. John Yao), Hothouse. Michael Brecker (arr. John Yao) Madame Toulouse.

May 18, 2007, 5:15 pm. The Queens Guitar Society, William Anderson, Director; Jason E. Sagebiel, Asst. Director. David Loeb, Concerto for Biwa Ensemble, John Chang, Adam Negrin, soloists with William Anderson, Jason Sagebiel. William Anderson, Of Course. Coursing Again, William Anderson, Jason Sagebiel. J.S. Bach, Prelude in d minor, BWV 999, Ben Arendsen. Arr. Tarrega, Allegretto from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, Diego Andrade. Giuliani, Bagatelle No. 9, Sara Soller. Mudarra, Fantasia X, Jason Sagebiel. Josquin, Kyrie and Gloria from Missa Pange Lingua Gloriosi, Diego Andrade, Ben Arendsen, Vinny Loverme, Sara Soller, William Anderson, Conductor.

May 18, 2007, 7:30 pm. Queens College Chamber Orchestra, Charles Neidich, conductor. W.A. Mozart, Serenade in B flat major "Gran Partita" KV 361 (370a), Largo-Molto allegro, Finale: Molto allegro. G. Goltermann, Cello Concerto No. 4 in G major, II. Andantino, Jiliane Russo, cello. G. Finzi, Concerto for clarinet and string orchestra, I. Alegro Vigoroso, Jenny Chen, clarinet. A. Dvorak, Violin Concerto in A minor op. 53, Allegro, ma non troppo-quasi moderato, Magdalena Garbalinska, violin. R. Vaughan Williams, Concerto for oboe and strings, I. Rondo Pastorale, Moises Pena, oboe. W.A. Mozart, Concerto for violin and orchestra No. 3, I. Allegro, Manoela Wunder, violin. W.A. Mozart, Symphony No. 39 in E flat major K. 543: I. Adagio-Allegro, II. Andante con moto, III. Minuetto-Trio, IV. Allegro.