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Concerts Presented April 2008

April 1, 2008, 7:30 pm. New Works by QC Composers. Paul Kerekes, osprey; stacks for solo marimba. Joseph Prestamo, Rhapsody for clarinet and piano. Antony Cugliari, Piano Trio for violin, cello and piano. Paul Kerekes (piano) and Asuka Yamamoto (clarinet), Improvisation. Inés Thiebaut, sound imagery No. 4 for solo cello. Matt Zimbelmann, Piano Quartet for clarinet, violin, cello and piano.

April 2, 2008, 12:15 pm. Queens College Orchestra, Maurice Peress, director. Rafael Palace Luz, Kyoung Ki and Reona Ito, conducting. Young Joo Ko, solo horn and Magdalena Garbalinska, solo violin. Mozart, Overture to The Marriage of Figaro (Palace Luz, conductor). Prokoviev, Violin Concerto in G Minor: Allegro moderato, Andante assai, Allegro, ben marcato (Magdalena Garbalinska, violin and Reona Ito, conductor). Glière, Horn Concerto: Allegro, Andante, Moderato-Allegro vivace (Kyoung Ki, conductor and Young Joo Ko, horn).

April 3, 2008, 12:15 pm. Piano Majors Recital. J. S. Bach, Partita in Bb Major: Praeludium, Allemande, Corrente, Sarabande, Menuet 1, Menuet 2, Giga (Shuju Tang). Fauré, Barcarolle in Ab (Kahori Takahashi). Beethoven, Sonata in C Minor, Op. 10, No. 1, Allegro molto e con brio (Grace Chen). Debussy, Preludes, Book 1, La cathedrale engloutie, Le vent dans la plaine (David Taubman). Schoenberg, Drei Klavierstücke, Op. 11, No. 1 (Paul Kerekes). Smaldone, “Three Scenes from the Heartland,” Scherzo (Paul Kerekes). Debussy, Fireworks-Prelude (Evan Coster). Rachmaninoff, Prelude in G Minor, Op. 23 (Mikhail Kofman). Mozart, Sonata in D Major, K. 311, Allegro con spirito (Joseph Prestamo). Tajcevic, Serbian Dances (Jasna Popovic). Brahms, Variations in Eb on a Theme by Schumann, Op. 23 (Kristen Barone and Peter Finarovsky).

April 3, 2008, 2:30 pm. P J Roberts – double bass, with Yoichi Uzeki-piano, Russell Lacy-drums, Jason Metcalf-alto, Ottis Ganceda-tenor, John Yao-trombone. P J Roberts, 9 O’Clock Blules. Johnny Mercer, Arr. P J Roberts, Autumn Leaves. Kurt Rosenwinkel, The Next Step. Cedar Walton, Arr. P J Roberts, Cedar’s Blues. P J Roberts, The Way It Was. Branford Marsalis, Arr. P J Roberts, In the Crease.

April 3, 2008, 8:00 pm. C Vocal Ensemble, QC Choir, QC Chorus, QC Choral Society, James John, Conductor and Emily John, Assistant Conductor. Hamish MacCunn, There is a Garden, Soldier Rest, Oh,Where Art Thou Dreaming?, It Was a Lass. Bruce Saylor, From The Spheres at Play: Put Up My Lute, Musicians Wrestle Everywhere. Rebecca Clarke, A Lover’s Dirge. David McIntyre, Ave Maria. Franz Biebl, Ave Maria, Juan Velez, Jonathan Navarro, Joseph Prestamo, soloists and Jaymes Welsh, student conductor. Anton Bruckner, Ave Maria. Guiseppi Verdi, Excerpts from Messa da Requiem: Requiem, Danielle Davis-soprano, Shannon Rolbiecki-mezzo-soprano, Gilad Paz-tenor, and Jaymes Welsh-bass. Dies Irae (excerpt), Jaymes Welsh-student conductor. Libera Me, Carla Maniscalco-soprano and Sachie Ueshima-soprano.

April 7, 2008, 12:30 pm. Queens Chamber Symphony, Ben Arendsen, conductor and David Taubman, piano. Mozart, Overture to Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), K. 620. Schubert, Symphony no. 8 (“Unfinished”) I. Allegro Moderato. Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 20, K 466: Allegro, Romanze, and Rondo: Allegro assai, David Taubman, piano.

April 7, 2008, 5:00 pm. Mee Ryoung Seo, organ. Buxtehude (1637-1707), Prelude in C Major. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, BWV 527: Adagio e dolce, Vivace. J. S. Bach, Prelude in E flat Major, BWV 552. Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897), Suite Gothique, Op. 25: Introduction - Choral, Menuet gothique, Priere a Notre Dame, Toccata. Jehan Alain (1911-1940), Litanies.

April 7, 2008, 6:15 pm. Gul Jang bassoon, assisted by Nicholas Ong, piano. Gabriel Pierné, Concert piece, Opus 35 for bassoon and piano, Allegro non troppo, Allegro Scherzando. Francois Devienne, Quartet Opus 73 No. 1 for bassoon and strings, Allegro ma non troppo, Adagio, Rondo (Allegro), Hyo-jung Yoo, violin, Jie Hyue Kim, viola, Deail Yang, cello. Francis Poulenc, Trio for piano, oboe and bassoon, Lento-Presto, Andante, Rondo. Moises Pena, oboe, Shuju Tang, piano. Carl Maria von Weber, Concerto Opus 75 for bassoon and piano, Allegro Spiritoso, Adagiio Cantabile, and Rondo Allegro moderato.

April 10, 2008, 12:15 pm. Queens College Brass Ensemble. Franz Joseph Haydn, Achieved is the Glorious Work (Thomas Ferrara, David Macholz, Kevin Zhang, Stephen Duggan). Edward Gregson, Tuba Concerto, Movement 1: Allegro deciso (Stephen Duggan, Eun Ah Ham). Georg Phillip Telemann, Concerto for Piccolo Trumpet, Allegro-Andante-Allegro con spirito (Tamir Edut, Eun Ah Ham). Kent Kennan, Sonata for Trumpet and Piano, Movement 3: Allegro molto (Sungkwon Park, Eun Ah Ham). Kazimierz Serocki, Sonata for Trombone and Piano: Allegro giocoso, Andante (Thomas Ferrara, Eun Ah Ham). Eric Ewazen, Sonata for Trombone and Piano, Movement 1: Allegro (Kevin Zhang, Eun Ah Ham). Oskar Boehm, Sextet for Brass, Movements 1 and 2: Andante-Allegro Molto, Scherzo: Allegro (Tamir Edut, Sungkwon Park, Ma Qun, Rebekah Duggan, Kevin Zhang, Stephen Duggan).

April 10, 2008, 1:00 pm. Mitch Perrins, drums. Mitch Perrins, La Cosa. Perrins, Thanks Mister. Perrins, Knock Knock. Perrins, Opportunity Knocks. Perrins, Seven in One. George Harrison, Here Comes the Sun.

April 14, 12:15 pm: Manoela Wunder, violin/ Stefan Wolpe, Second Piece for Violin Alone (1966). Niccolo Pagannini, Violin Caprice No. 16 (1801-07). J. S. Bach, Solo Sonata No. 1 in G minor (1720). William Paul Delp, Black Glass (1984). Manoela Wunder, Fantasia (2008). Samuel Barber, Violin Concerto (1939): I. Allegro, II. Andante, III. Presto in moto perpetuo.

April 14, 2008: Hyun-Jung Kim, conductor. No program was provided for this concert. First piece: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Second piece: 1, 2, 3, 4.

April 16, 2008: ACSM Chamber Orchestra, Tong Chen, conductor. DiYi Tang, piano. W.A. Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467: II. Andante, III. Allegro vivace assai. Johannes Brahms, Symphony No. 2, Op. 73: II. Allegretto grazioso, III. Allegro con spirito.

April 17, 2008, 12:15 pm. Sachie Ueshima, soprano and Joseph Liccardo, piano. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Ridente la calma. Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Du bist die Ruh. Schubert, Gretchen am Spinnrade. Hideo Kobayashi (b. 1931), Yamabe no Hana ni yosete (Dedicated to Flowers by Mountains), I. Momo no Hana (Peach Flower), II. Utsugi no Hana (Deutzia Flower) III. Soba no Hana (Buckwheat Flower). Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924), Les Berceaux. Fauré, Notre Amour. Roger Quilter (1877-1953), Love’s Philosophy from Three Songs, Op. 3. Encore (“La Bohème”).

April 17, 2008, 1:30 pm. Jun-Joang Hwa Recital. All music arranged and composed by Jun. My Secret Waltz. Chopin, Nocturne. Jun, Hush My Baby. Jun, Flying High. Van Heusen, But Beautiful. Cedar Walton, Bolivia. Beethoven, Sonata #8.

April 17, 2008, 3:00 pm: Rachel Phillips. R. Phillips, Quadrant. Jimmy Van Heusen, Arr. R. Phillips, But Beautiful. Hoagy Carmichael, Arr. R. Phillips, The Nearness of You. Tom Harrell, Transcribed by R. Phillips, Baroque Steps. R. Phillips, Song for M.B. R. Phillips, Return of the Prodigal Son.

April 17, 2008, 7:30 pm. Long Island Composer’s Alliance Choral Concert. The Conservatory Chamber Choir of Brooklyn College, Jonathan Babcock, conductor: Matthew Baier, Commit Thy Way Unto the Lord. Marga Richter, Three Songs of Madness and Death: I. A Dirge, II. All the Flowers of Spring, III. Madman’s Song. Julie Mandel, The Three Oddest Words. Nassau Community College Vocal Ensemble, R. Daniel Hughes, Jr., conductor and Jisung Kim, piano: Adele Berk, With My Voice I Call Unto the Lord. Adele Berk, Bless the Lord. Richard Brooks, My Soul’s Satisfaction. Queens College Vocal Ensemble, James John, conductor: Joel Mandelbaum, The Cloisters. Bruce Saylor, From The Spheres at Play: Put Up My Lute and Musicians Wrestle Everywhere. Hofstra University Chamber Singers, David Fryling, conductor: Albert Tepper, Song of Thyrsis. Jay Anthony Gach, Blessed Mary. Serge Suny, Three Chamber Songs: I. Weariness, II. Life and Love, III. The Lady’s “Yes”.

April 18, 2008, 3:00 pm. Noriko Nagao, clarinet; Joseph Liccardo, piano. Alec Wilder, Sonata for Clarinet and Piano: I. Allegro Moderato, II. Andante, III. Grazioso, IV. Allegro con fuoco. Johannes Brahms, Sonata Op. 120 No. 1, in F minor: I. Allegro appassionato, II. Andante un poco Adagio, III. Allegretto grazioso, IV. Vivace. Ernest Chausson, Andante et Allegro for clarinet and piano. Olivier Messiaen, Abîme des oiseaux (Abyss of the birds). Johannes Brahms, Sonata Op. 120 No. 2, in E-flat major: I. Allegro amabile, II. Allegro appassionato, III. Andante con moto-Allegro.

April 18, 2008, 5:00 pm. Carla Maniscalco, voice, Joseph Prestamo, piano. Vincenzo Bellini, Il fervido desiderio and Per pietá, bell idol mio. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sonata in D Major, K. 311. Samuel Barber, From “The Hermit Songs”: The Crucifixion and St. Ita’s Vision. Johannes Brahms, Rhapsody in B Minor, Op. 79, no. 1. Stefano Donaudy, Spirate pur, spirate and Quando ti rivedró and Vaghissima sembianza.

April 28, 2008, 12:15 pm. David Taubman, piano. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in F# Major, from Book I of The Well Tempered Clavier. Haydn, Sonata in Eb Major, Allegro, Adagio, Finale-Presto. Debussy, Two Preludes from Book I: La cathédrale engloutie, Le vent dans la plaine. Chopin, Nocturne in Db Major, Op. 27 Nr. 2, Ballade in Ab Major, Op. 47. Encore.

April 28, 2008, 4:45 pm. Serbian Arts International presents Ana Milosavljevic, violin; Jasna Popovic, piano; Milica Nikcevic, voice. Vasilije Mokranjac, An Old Song for violin and piano. Marko Tajcevic, Serbian Dances for solo piano. Dejan Despic, Vinjete for solo piano. Vasilije Mokranjac, Etude for solo piano. Dragan Knezevic, River for solo piano. Aleksandra Vrebalov, Lila for solo violin. Mihailo Vukdragovic, Three Melodies for voice and piano. Ljubica Maric, Sonata for violin and piano: Allegro moderato, Largo.

April 28, 2008, 6:15 pm. Michael peer, bass-baritone. Italian Songs and Arias. French Chansons. German Songa and Arias. 4th number. 5th number.

April 30, 2008, 12:15 pm. Queens College Orchestra, Maurice Peress, conductor. Gershwin, An American in Paris. Franck, Symphony in D minor: 1. Lento-Allegro non troppo, Allegretto, Allegro non troppo.

April 30, 2008, 3:00 pm. Moisés Pena, oboe with Aleksandra Kocheva, piano, Shu Ju Tang, piano, Gul Jang, bassoon. Telemann, Fantasia No. 2 in a minor: Grave, Vivace, Adagio, Allegro. Dutilleux, Sonata for Oboe and Piano: Grave, Scherzo, Final. Poulenc, Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano: Presto, Andante, Rondo. Saint-Saens, Sonata for Oboe and Piano: Andantino, Allegretto, Molto allegro.