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Concerts Presented May 2008

May 1, 2008, 12:15 pm. All New Music: Elena Rojas, violin and viola, Sylwia Kloc, guitar. Amparo Fabra (b. 1972, Spain), Zapateado. Ricardo Teruel (b. 1956, Venezuela), Pieza #3 from French Cemetary - Panama Canal, Piece N. 1 from Notebook N. 1 for Concertina Solo. Terry Champlin (b. 1948, USA), Kloc Works: Prelude, Dance No. 1, Dance No. 2, Theme and Variations. Allen Brings (b. 1934, USA), Aria da capo. Behzad Mirkhani (b. 1969, Iran), Persian Abstract (2007).

May 1, 2008, 3 pm: Beat Kaestli, voice. Spiritual/Gershwin, Sometimes I feel like a motherless child, Summertime. Cole Porter, Arr. B. Kaestli, You'd be so nice to come home to. Kaestli/Piatigorsky, Lonely Butterfly. Georges Bizet/Arr. B. Stivers, La Habanera. Henry Purcell/Arr. B. Kaestli, Thy Hand Belinda/When I'm laid in earth. Cole Porter/Arr. B. Kaestli, So in Love. Kaestli/Derado, On Sunday Morn. Kasper/Webster, Invitation.

May 1, 2008, 6:15 pm: Jiliane Russo, cello. Johann Sebastian Bach, Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor BWV 1008: Prelude, Allemand, Courante, Sarabande, Menuet 1, Menuet 2, Gigue. Manuel de Falla, Suite Populaire Espagnole: Nana, Cancion, Polo, Jota. Johannes Brahms, Sonata for Piano and Cello in E minor, Op. 38: Allegro non troppo, Allegretto quasi Menuetto - Trio, Allegro. Encore.

May 1, 2008, 8:00 pm. The Queens College Wind Ensemble, Dr. Justin J. Comito, director. Walter S. Hartley, Double Concerto for Alto Saxophone, Tuba, and Wind Octet: I. Allegro con brio, II. Andante, III. Presto. William Schuman, George Washington Bridge. Gustav Holst, Second Suite in F for Military Band: 1. March, 2. Song without Words ("I'll love my Love"), 3. Song of the Blacksmith, 4. Fantasia on the Dargason. Eric Ewazen, Concerto for Bass Trombone and Wind Ensemble: 1. Andante con moto, 2. Andante espressivo, 3. Allegro ritmico. R. Vaughan Williams, Variations for Wind Band. Leonard Bernstein, Overture to Candide.

May 2, 2008, 3:00 pm. Asuka Yamamoto, clarinet, Aleksandra Kocheva, piano and Fred Trumpy, snare drum. Claude Debussy, Premiere Rhapsodie (1920). Carl Nielsen, Concerto for clarinet and orchestra, op. 57 (1928). Robert Schumann, Fantasy pieces for clarinet and piano, op. 73: I. Zart und mit Ausdruck, II. Lebhaft leicht, III. Rasch und mit Feuer. Joan Tower, Fantasy (…those harbor lights) (1983).

May 3, 2008, 7:00 pm. An Evening at the Opera, Spring Voice Majors Recital. James John & Sherry Overholt, Coordinators. David Ronis, Semi-staging. Bruce Norris, Additional musical preparation. Mozart, The Magic Flute, “Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja” – Max Roll. Haydn, Cardellina’s Aria from Guglielmi’s “La Quaker Spiritosa” – Katrina Montagna. Mozart, La Clemenza di Tito, “S’altro che lagrime” – Sachie Ueshima. Purcell, Dido and Aeneas, “When I Am Laid” – Melisa Bonetti. Debussy, L ‘Enfant Prodigue, “Air de Lia” – Jessica Stolte-Bender. Gounod, Faust, “Avant de quitter ces lieux” – Brian Goff. Bizet, Carmen, “Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante” – Danielle Davis. Donizetti, La Fille du Régiment, “Chacun le sait” – Natalia Salemmo. Donizetti, La Fille du Régiment, “A mes amis” – Gilad Paz. Cilea, Adriana Lecouvreur, “Io son l’umile ancella” – Carla Maniscalco. Puccini, La Bohème, “Vecchia zimarra” – Michael Peer. Puccini, Suor Angelica, “Senza mamma” – Huey Shan Pang. Verdi, Un Ballo in Maschera, “Volta la terrea” – Rachel Smyth-Goldinger. Verdi, Un Ballo in Maschera, “Saper vorreste” – Rebekah Budhai. Bellini, I Puritani, “Qui la voce” – Lesley Zlabinger. Floyd, Susannah, “Ain’t it a pretty night” – Lauren Klimek. J. Strauss, Die Fledermaus, “Chacun á son gout” – Shannon Rolbiecki. J. Strauss, Die Fledermaus, Adele’s Audition Aria – Maria Zieher. Weill, Street Scene, “Lonely House” – Gilad Paz. Rossini, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, “Una voce poco fa” – Stephanie Haas.

May 5, 2008, 12:15 pm. Minghan Sun, violin with Emiko Sato, piano. Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata No. 5, op. 24: “Spring”: I. Allegro, II. Adagio molto espressivo, III. Scherzo:Allegro molto, IV. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo. Henryk Wieniawski, Concerto No. 2 in D minor, op. 22: I. Allegro moderato, II. Romance: Andante non troppo. Pablo de Sarasate, Malaguena.

May 5, 2008. Daniel Duggan, composer. MUT for Brass Quartet. 4 Preludes. TUBA. Elegy in C-sharp minor. Trombone and Piano.

May 5, 2008, 6:30 pm. Stephanie Haas, soprano, Andrew Saderman, piano. Gioacchino Rossini, La Pastorella, Vincenzo Bellini, Per pieta, belidol mio, Gaetano Donizetti, Etermp amore e fe, Guiseppe Verdi, La Zingara. Richard Strauss, Morgen! and Schlagende Herzen. Henri Duparc, Extase and Chanson triste. Gabriel Fauré, Notre amor and Après un rêve. Samuel Barber, The Secrets of Old, Promiscuity, and Sure on this shining night. Encore.

May 5, 2008, 8 pm. QC Percussion Ensemble, Michael Lipsey and Matt Ward, directors. River Guerguerian, Ten For You (2008) (QC Percussion Ensemble with river Guerguerian, Michael Lipsey and Rachel Smyth-Godinger, voice). QC Nota Bene Ensemble, Alap and Sayonee by Salman Ahmad (2002). Christopher Rouse, Ku-Ka-Ilimoku (1978) (Natasha Berry, Alex Chimienti, Michael Kirchhofer, Andrew Ramsingh). Mauricio Kagel, Rrrrrr…A radio fantasy (1982): 1. Railroad Drama (Alexis Berberabe and Stewart Ratzken). 2. Ranz des vaches (Frank Gilchriest and Derek Margolis). 3. Rigaudon (Natasha Berry and Miguel Tepale). 4. Rim Shots and Co. (Michael Kirchhofer and Andrew Ramsingh). 5. Ruf (Alex Chimienti and Evan Combs). 6. Rutscher (Adam Forman and Frederic Trumpy). River Guerguerian, Percussion Solo (2008). River Guerguerian, Gong Lab (2008) (QC Percussion Ensemble with River Guerguerian, Michael Lipsey, conductor. Toru Takemitsu, Rain Tree (1982) (Adam Forman, Miguel Tepale and Fred Trumpy).

May 6, 2008, 2:15 pm. Stephen Duggan, tuba, Eun Ah Ham, accompanist. Bach, Partita #2, Sonata #6, Partita #6. Gregson, Tuba Concerto excerpt.

May 6, 2008, 7:30 pm. The Graduate and Directors Symphonic Winds, Dr. Richard Sang, conductor. John Philip Sousa, Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company. Clifton Williams, Symphonic Suite for Band: Intrada, Chorale, March, Antique Dance, Jubilee. Caesar Giovannini, Chorale and Cappriccio (Maryann Capone-Raschilla, guest conductor). Richard Wagner, The Elisa’ Processional to the Cathedral. Gioacchino Rossini, Overture to The Barber of Seville. Dmitri Kabalevsky, Overture to Colas Breugnon. Vincent Persichetti, Serenade for Band: Pastoral, Humoreske, Nocturne, Intermezzo, Capriccio. Frank Ticheli, Vesuvius.

May 7, 2008, 12:30 pm. Rachel Smyth-Godinger, soprano. Leonard Bernstein, “I Hate Music” – a cycle of 5 kid songs: 1. My name is Barbara, 2. Jupiter has seven moons, 3. “I hate music!”, 4. A big indian & a little indian, 5. I’m a person too (Victoria Hernandez, piano). Joel Mandelbaum, 3 songs from Fatal Interview (Joel Mandelbaum, piano). JR Pinna, L’Arno (Ben Arendsen, guitar; Adam Birke, violin; Noriko Nagao, clarinet; Josué Pagán, guitar; JR Pinna, cello; Andrew Ramsingh, drums; Natalia Salemmo, soprano; Edward Smaldone, electric bass; Thiago Sousa, flute). Manuel DeFalla, Selections from Siete Canciones Españoles: 4. Jota, 5. Nana, 6. Canción, 7. Polo (Josué Pagán, guitar). Wilbur Chenoweth, Vocalise. Sergei Rachmaninoff, Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14. Encore.

May 8, 2008, 4:30 pm. Glauco Sagebin, composer with The Jazz Orchestra. Glauco Sagebin, Heads or Tails. Sagebin, Southern Skies. Sagebin, Sundial. Sagebin, Earlier Departure. Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luiza/Olha Maria. Sagebin, Rio Negro. Sagebin, Stepping Out.

May 8, 2008, 7:30 pm. Spring Choral Concert: Queens College Vocal Ensemble, James John, conductor. Hamish MacCunn, Serenade, Ye Little Birds that Sit and Sing, It was a Lass. Bruce Saylor, From The Spheres at Play: Put Up My Lute, Musicians Wrestle Everywhere. Hamish MacCunn, O Mistress Mine, Soldier, Rest! Thy Warfare O’er and Oh Where Art Thou Dreaming. Joel Mandelbaum, The Cloisters (Lesley Zlabinger, soprano; Jenn Forese, Kayleigh Sechi, Sunha Woo, Hao Yuan Cheng: flute; Michael Stupakevich, horn; Hector Minaya, trombone; Sophia D’Addio, viola; JR Pinna, cello; Lawrence Goldman, bass; Emily John, harp.

May 9, 2008, 5:00 pm. Anna Khesin, Voice recital, Alexandra Rangelova, piano. Johann Sebastian Bach, Prelude and Fugue No. 6 in D minor, BWV 875. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, "Porgi Amor" from Le Nozze Di Figaro. Mozart, "Ach, Ich Fühl’s" from The Magic Flute. Ludwig Van Beethoven, Rondo A Capriccio in G Major, Op. 129. Franz Schubert, Ave Maria. Jules Massenet, "Adieu, Notre Petite Table" from Manon. Sergei Rachmaninoff, Etude-Tableaux, Op. 33 No. 7. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, "Batti, Batti, O Bel Masseto" from Don Giovanni. Giacomo Puccini, "Tu Che di Gel Sei Cinta" from Turandot.

May 12, 2008, 12:15 pm: Lauren Klimek, voice. C. W. von Gluck, O del mio dolce ardor. W. A. Mozart, "In uomini in soldati" from Cosi fan Tutte. R. Schumann, Widmung from Myrthen, Op. 25. F. Schubert, Die Forelle, Kennst du das Land. M. Ravel, Cinq Melodies populaires grecques. S. Barber, St. Ida's Vision and The Crucifixion from The Hermit Songs. G. Puccini, Signore Ascolta. Arr. J. Knowles, Danny Boy.

May 12, 2008, 3:00 pm: Adam Ramsay. Saxophone. Bernie Harris, Arr. Ray Brown, Crazeology. Michael Brecker, Midnight Voyage. Adam Ramsay, A Peace of Home. Oscar Pettiford, Tricotism. Adam Ramsay, Erin. Adam Ramsay, Commuting. Cat Stevens, Arr. Adam Ramsay, Morning has Broken.

May 12, 2008, 4:45 pm: Adam Forman, Percussion. Daniel Almada, Linde. Elliott Carter, Eight Pieces for Four Timpani, IV. Recitative. Toru Takemitsu, Rain Tree. Per Norgard, I Ching, III. The Gentle, the Penetrating.

May 13, 2008, 12 pm: Carolin Pook, Jazz Violin. There is no program for this concert. Numbers are announced on the tracks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

May 13, 2:00 pm: Lola Danza, vocals, with effects. There is no program for this concert. There were four numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4.

May 14, 2008. Ottis Ganceda, tenor sax, Sean Imboden, alto sax; Yoichi Uzeki, piano; Petros Klampanis, bass; Alex Kautz, drums. Ottis Ganceda, Take the 7 to Queens. Ganceda, Express Train. Ganceda, Late Night at the Village. Holiday/Herzog, Don’t Explain. Ganceda, Winter in Central Park. Joe Henderson, Inner Urge.

May 15, 2008, 12:15 pm. Electronic Music Concert, Hubert Howe, director. David Taddie, Caterwaul. Emily Dinger, A Jam Session in Heaven. Justin Kaupp, Installation. Paul Kerekes, tyger. Hubert Howe, Timbre Study No. 7.

May 15, 2008, 7:30 pm. QC New Music Group presents New Works for Chorus. Joseph Prestamo, Psalm 130. Maria Mykolenko, credo - at dawn. Hirotaka Kato, Precis. Inés Thiebaut, The Road. Eleanor Aversa, Eyes Open. André Brégégère, Shiloh: a Requiem (April 1862). Christopher Sutherland, MADrigal II: Prototype: Begin. The End. Again. Paul Kerekes, Enfance: III.

May 15, 2008, 2:30 pm. Sunnyeo Choi, voice. Speak low. Devil and the deep blue sea. April in Paris. Cherokee. Day by day. And the angels sing. How do you keep the music playing.

May 16, 2008, 8:00 pm. Kristin Barone, piano and Peter Finarovsky, piano. Johannes Brahms, Variations on a Theme by Schumann Op. 23, for One Piano, Four Hands. Francis Poulenc, Sonata for Piano, Four Hands: I. Prelude, II. Rustique, III. Final. Sergei Rachmaninoff, Suite No. 2 Opus 17 in C minor, For Two Pianos, Four Hands: I. Introduction, II. Waltz, III. Romance, IV. Tarantella.

May 19, 2008, 12:15 pm. ShuJu Tang, piano. J. S. Bach, Partita No. 1 in B-flat major, BWV 825. Bartok, Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm (from Mikrokosmos Book VI). Haydn, Variations in f minor, Hoboken XVII:6. Mendelssohn, Serious Variations, Op. 54. Schumann, Romance in F#.

May 20, 2008, 3:30 pm. Hyoun Il Ahn, bass, Ayako Sato, piano; Steve Hoffman, drums; Kyungeun Lim, vocal; Cameron Pearce, trumpet; Julian Chan, alto sax; Ottis Ganceda, tenor sax; Scott Cho, trombone. Hyounil Ahn, HI blues. Herbie Hancock, Dolphin Dance (remember Jonah). Korean song, arr. Haekyoung, and Hyounil Ahn, Remember Family. Ahn, Remember That… Jules Styne, Just In Time. Charlie Parker, Donna Lee (remember jazz bird).

May 21, 2008, 7:30 pm. Thiago Sousa, Flute. Radamés Gnatalli (1906-1988), Sonatina for Flute and Piano: I- Allegro Moderato, II- Expressivo, III- Lembrando Pixinguinha. Camargo Guarnieri (1907-1993), Sonatina for Flute and Piano: I- Allegro, II- Melancólico, III- Saltitante. Henri Dutilleux (b. 1916), Sonatine for Flute and Piano. Waldir Azevedo (1923-1980), Brasileirinho for two flutes and piano (Keith Underwood & Thiago Alves, flutes; Barbara Lee, piano).

May 22, 2008, 12:15 pm. Kevin Hau-wen Cheng, trombone, Jia-liang Wu, piano. Launy Grondahl, Concerto for trombone and piano: I. Moderato, II. Andante, III. Maestoso. Saint-Saëns, Cavatine: I. Allegro, II. Andantino, III. Allegro. Eric Ewazen, Sonata for trombone and piano: I. Allegro Maestoso, II. Adagio, III. Allegro Giocoso.

May 22, 2008, 3:30 pm. Evan Russell Lacy, drums, John Bailey, trumpet/flugelhorn; Jon Irabagon, alto saxophone; Seth Trachy, tenor saxophone; John Yao, trombone; John Hart, guitar; Dan Loomis, bass. E. R. Lacy, Round One. Lacy, The G.G. Lacy, Guten Tag. Seth Trachy, Arr. E. R. Lacy, Bend. Moross & Latouche, Arr. John Hart and E. R. Lacy, Lazy Afternoon.

May 23, 2008, 3:30 pm. Eun-Huang (Francesca) Choi, piano. Carl Reincke, Undine sonata for flute and piano, op. 167, first movement, second movement (Kayleigh Sechi, flute). Ludwig van Beethoven, 32 variations in c-minor. Chopin, Ballades, op. 47.

May 23, 2008, 8:30 pm. Queens College Chamber Orchestra, Charles Neidich, music director and conductor. Emile Bernard, Divertissement for Wind Instruments, op. 36: I. Andante sostenuto-Allegro molto moderato, II. Allegro Vivace, III. Andante-Allegro non troppo. Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 1 in C major, op. 21: I. Adagio-Allegro con brio, II. Andante cantabile con moto, III. Menuetto-Allegro molto e vivace, IV. Adagio-Allegro molto vivace.