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Concerts Presented December 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009, 3:00 pm. Katsuko Tanaka, piano (with Danton Boller, bass and Willie Jones III, drums). Katsuko Tanaka, Dawn. Tanaka, Shell. Oscar Peterson, Wheatland. Tanaka, Beyond Intersection. Tanaka, A Midnight Talk. John Hicks, After the Morning. Tanaka, Stretching.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009, 12:15 pm. Queens College Wind Ensemble, Justin Comito, Director. Henry Cowell, Hymn and Fuguing Tune No. 1. Warren Benson, The Solitary Dancer. Richard Wagner, Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral (Feierlicher Zug zum Münster) from Lohengrin. Alfred Reed, Russian Christmas Music. Charles Ives, Variations on “America”. Igor Stravinsky, Symphonies of Wind Instruments.

Thursday, December 3, 2009, 3:00 pm. Andy Arnold, guitar (Mavis “Swan” Poole, vocals; Nate Allen, bass; Silvio Morger, drums). Luiz Eca, The Dolphin. Birelli Lagrene, Made in France. Buddy Johnson, Since I Fell for You. Rodgers/Hart, The Lady Is A Tramp. John Coltrane, Central Park West. A. Arnold, Sunday in Brooklyn. A. Arnold, Morningfaraway.

Friday, December 4, 2009, 3:00 pm. Jina Sung, violin and Misaki Sekimoto, piano. W. A. Mozart, Violin Sonata No. 4: I. Allegro, II. Tempo di Minuetto. Béla Bartók, Roumanian Folk Dances: I. Allegro moderato II. Allegro III. Andante IV. Molto moderato V. Allegro VI. Allegro. J. Brahms, Violin Sonata no. 2: I. Allegro amabile, II. Andante tranquillo, III. Allegretto grazioso (quasi Andante). H. Wieniawski, Obertass Mazurka, Op. 19, No. 1: Allegro non troppo.

Friday, December 4, 2009, 7:00 pm. Christine Gregory, trumpet (Assisted by Mohamed Shams, piano; Masayuki Maki, organ; Emily Di Angelo, English horn; Na Young Kim and Monica Martin, violins; Shauna Smith, viola; Zsaz Rutkowski, cello; and Genevieve Chapin, bass). Georg Philipp Telemann, Heroic Music: Bellicoso, Tranquillo, Risoluto. Halsey Stevens, Sonata for Trumpet and Piano: Allegro moderato, Adagio tenero, Allegro. Camille Saint-Saëns, Fantaisie en Mi Bémol. Aaron Copland, Quiet City. Maurice Emmanuel, Sonate: Sarabande, Allemande, Aria, Gigue. Jean Baptiste Arban, Variations on a Theme from “Norma” by Bellini.

Monday, December 7, 2009, 12:15 pm. Queens College Opera Studio, Bruce Norris and David Ronis, directors: Lovers and Other Operatic Strangers. Gaetano Donizetti, L’Elisir D’Amore, Act I Duet (Nemorino – Jeremy Barbaro, Adina – Veronica Gonzalez). Jules Massenet, Cendrillon, Act III Excerpt (Cendrillon – Sharon Eisert, Prince – Melissa Bonetti, Fairy Godmother – Sharon I-Chun Cheng). Massenet, Manon, Act II Excerpt (Des Grieux – Chad Smyser, Manon – Sachie Ueshima). Domenick Argento, Postcard from Morocco, Trio (A Lady with a Hat Box - Melisa Bonetti, A Lady with an Hand Mirror - Natalia Salemmo, A Lady with a Cake Box - Jessica Bemder). Richard Strauss, Arabella, Act I Excerpt (Zdenka - Stefanie Izzo, Arabella - Amelia Lubrano, Maid - Veronica Gonzalez). W. A. Mozart, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Act IV Quartet (Constanze - Sharon I-Chun Cheng, Belmonte - Nathan Carlisle, Pedrillo - David Schnell, Blonde - Tiffany Bibuld).

Monday, December 7, 2009, 4:45 pm. Justin Tricarico, soprano and alto saxophones. Alan Hovhaness, Suite for Alto saxophone and Guitar: I., II., III. (Josue Pagan, guitar). Joaquin Nin, Le Chant Du Veilleur (Shannon Rolbiecki, mezzo soprano, Vasudevan Panicker, piano). Alexander Glazunov, Concerto for Alto saxophone and piano (Vasudevan Panicker, piano). Jeremy M. Barbaro, Mini Sax Suite: I. Wandering, II. Contemplative, III. Festive Summary. Aaron Copland, Suite from “Our Town:” I. Story of Our Town, II. Conversation at the Soda Fountain, III. Resting-place on the Hill (Queens College Saxophone Quartet: Justin Tricarico, soprano saxophone; Anthony Izzo, alto saxophone; Ryan Oberlin, tenor saxophone; Thomas Lee, baritone saxophone). Arthur Frackenpohl, Intrada. L. M. Gottschalk, Souvenir de Porto Rico (Queens College Saxophone Ensemble, Dr. Paul Cohen, conductor).

Monday, December 7, 2009, 6:15 pm. Gilad Paz, tenor (Max Midroit, piano and Josué Pagán, guitar). George Frederic Handel, Love sounds th’alarm. Hugo Wolf, From the Eichendorff Lieder: Verschwiegene Liebe, Heimweh, Der Scholar, Diz Nacht. Benjamin Britten, Six Folk Song Arrangements: I will give my Love an Apple, Sailor-boy, Master Kilby, The Soldier and the Sailor, Bonny at Morn, The Shooting of his Dear. Tzvi Avni, Shlosha Sirei Laaila Ze’irim: Laaila, Ha’kochavim, Lifnot Boker. Francis Poulenc, Tel jour, telle nuit: Bonne journée, Une ruine coquille vide, Le front comme un drapeau perdu, Une roulette couverte un tuiles, A toutes brides, Une herbe pauvre, Je n’envie quide t’aimer, Figure de force brûlante et farouche, Nous avons fait la nuit. Schubert, First encore. Second encore.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 7:30 pm. Queens College New Music Group, Hubert Howe, Director. Matt Zimbelmann, Syrrahpiticiously II. Austin Shadduck, Freeflow Phoenix. John Hederman, Piece for Chamber Ensemble. Harold Gutierrez, Bordon, Juga y Chigualo. Patrick Kelley, Sextet. Baick Ho Cha, Music for Chamber Ensemble. Maria Mykolenko, Glass Figures. David Bridges, Unblissful Ignorance. Jaegoo Lee, Revolution is Quite Like This.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 12:15 pm. Queens College Orchestra, Maurice Peress, music director; Rafael Palace Luz, conductor; Sharon Eisert, soprano. Ludwig von Beethoven, Overture to Egmont. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Exultate, jubilate: I. Allegro, II. Andante, III. Molto Allegro (Sharon Eisert, soprano). Igor Stravinsky, Petrouchka (1947 Version): First Part: Scene I-The Shrove-Tide Fair, Scene 2-Dances Russe. Second Part: Petrouchka. Third Part: Scene 1 – The Blackmoor, Scene 2 – Valse. Fourth Part: Scene 1 – The Shrove-Tide Fair, Scene 2 – Wet-nurses’ Dance, Scene 3 – Peasant with Bear, Scene 4 – Gypsies and a Rake Vendor, Scene 5 – Dance of the Coachmen, Scene 6 – Masqueraders.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 8:00 pm. Queens College Percussion Ensemble (with special guests: David Berkman, Antonio Hart, Michael Mossman, Carlos Mena, Antonino DeVivo, and Michael Lipsey, director). John Bergamo, Piru Bole (Andrew Ramsingh, Evan Combs, Alex Chimienti, Zachary O’Farrill, Dorian Costanzo, CJ Dunaieff, Derek Margolis, Alex Cauttero). John Zorn, Movements from The Second Book of Masada: Tufiel, Uriel, Bethor (Coached by Prof. David Berkman, Na Young Kim, violin; David West, cello; Andrew Whitbeck, bass; Joe Fee, percussion). Daniel Levitan, Perfectly Frank (Antonio DeVivo, conga soloist; Stewart Ratzken, conga soloist; Sean Kelly, marimba; John Hoblin, drum set; Alex Chimienti, roto-tom; Stefano Di Lorenzo, timbales). Michael Mossman, Partido Blue (David Berkman, piano; Antonio Hart, sax; Michael Mossman, trumpet; Carlos Maldonado, vibes; Carlos Mena, bass; Fred Trumpy, drum set; Matt Finger, Zachary O’Farrill, Michael Kirchhofer, Derek Kwan, Jon Hoblin). Marc Mellits, Movements from Tight Sweater: I. Exposed Zipper, II. Mara's Lullaby, III. Trans Fatty Acid's Rein (Joe Fee, percussion; Courtney Strauss, cello; Vasudevan Panicker, piano). Ronald Vasquez, Tu Sabes? Roland Vasquez, Las Mediosas.

Thursday, December 10, 2009, 12:15 pm. Daniel Pukach, violin and Masayuki Maki, harpsichord. High Baroque Sonatas for Violin and Basso Continuo, Jean-Féry Rebel, Sonate Cinquième for Violin and Continuo: I. Viste, II. Legerment, III. Sarabande, IV. Viste, V. Gigue. Antonio Vivaldi, Sonata II for Vioin and Continuo (“Manchester” sonata): I. Preludio: Largo, II. Corrente: Allegro, III. Giga: Allegro, IV. Gavotta: Presto. Domenico Scarlatti, Essercizo 9: Allegro from Essercizi per Gravicembalo: Sonata K. 492: Presto. Geroge Frederic Handel, Sonate for Violin and Continuo in D major, HWV 371: I. Affetuoso, II. Allegro, III. Larghetto, IV. Allegro.

Thursday, December 10, 2009, 3:00 pm. Adia Ledbetter, voice. Ledbetter/Schwartz, Closer/You and the Night and the Music. Nat King Cole, I Realize Now. Ledbetter, Blue Tune. Ledbetter/Kahn & Styne, Beautiful Friendship. Stevie Wonder, I Never Dreamed You’d Leave in Summer. Ledbetter, I Want Him More. Herzog & Holiday, Don’t Explain. Johnson, Since I Fell for You.

Thursday, December 10, 2009, 4:00 pm. Rainer Boehm, piano (Aidan O’Donnell, bass and Jeff Hirshfield, drums). Rainer Boehm, If. Boehm, Red Line. Boehm, Anundfuersich. Boehm, XY. Boehm, Pirarucu. Boehm, Zartbitter.

Thursday, December 10, 2009, 7:30 pm. An Evening of Choral Music. Queens College Chorus, ; Queens College Vocal Ensemble, Queens College Choir, James John, conductor. QC Chorus Women, Sandra Babb, conductor and Sarah Hyo Jung Lee, accompanist. Arr. Robert Sieving, La Bonne Nouvelle. Edward Elgar, The Snow. QC Vocal ensemble, James John, conductor. Claudio Monteverdi, Lamento d’Arianna. Paul Hindemith, Six Chansons: La Biche, Un Cygne, Puisque tout passé, Printemps, En Hiver, Verger. QC Choir, James John, conductor, Joseph Prestamo, student conductor. Joseph Prestamo, Thy Sweet Love Remember’d: Sonnet 97: How Like a Winter (soloists: Robert Ariza and Katrina Montagna). Sonnet 130: My Mistress’ Eyes. Sonnet 29: When In Disgrace. QC Chorus, Sandra Babb, conductor, Sarah Hyo Jung Lee, accompanist. G. F. Handel, Hallelujah, Amen from Judas Maccabaeus. Emile Desamours, Noél Ayisyen (A Haitian Noêl). Gustav Holst, In the Bleak Midwinter. Mark Burrows, My Dancing Day. Arr. Ron Kean and Jill Egland, Avinu Malkeinu. Joan Szymko, It Takes a Village. QC Choir, James John, conductor. Felix Mendelssohn, Richte mich, Gott, Op. 78, No. 2. Edvard Grieg, Hvad est du dog skjøn, from Four Psalms, Op. 74 (soloist: Robert Ariza). Johannes Brahms, Neue Liebeslieder, Op. 65 (Soloists: Rachel Smyth-Godinger, Sean Moonsammy, Nicholle Bittlingmeyer, Nora Mooney, Katrina Montagna, Gilad Paz, Grace Kahl) (Pianists: Paul Kerekes and Nathan Smith, Alexei Tartakovski and Beatrice Söderberg).

Saturday, December 12, 2009, 8:00 pm. Classical Singers Career Development Club: Winter Gala Concert (Paul Kerekes, Joseph Martin, Jennifer Joungblood, piano). Claudio Monteverdi, Pur ti miro, pur ti godo from L’incoronazione di Poppea (Veronica Gonzalez, soprano; Christian Gibbs, tenor). Johannes Brahms, Songs from Neue Liebeslieder: 1, 2, 3 (Nora Mooney, soprano; Shannon Rolbiecki, mezzo-soprano; Gilad Paz, tenor; Sean Moonsammy, bass). Arthur Sullivan, I am so proud from The Mikado (Robert Ariza, tenor; Sean Moonsammy, baritone; Kyle Weekes, baritone). Wolfgang A. Mozart, Via resti servita from Le Nozze di Figaro (Maria Zieher, soprano; Amelia Lubrano, soprano). Christoph W. Gluck, Vieni, appaga il tuo consorte from Orfeo ed Euridice (Nora Mooney, soprano; Nicholle Bittlingmeyer, mezzo-soprano). Wolfgang A. Mozart, La ci darem la mano from Don Giovanni (Stephanie Garay, soprano; Sean Moonsammy, baritone). Cy Coleman, The Tennis Song from City of Angels (Shannon Rolbiecki, mezzo-soprano; Robert Ariza, tenor). Eric Idle and John Du Prez, The Song that goes like this from Monty Python’s Spamalot (Sharon Eisert, soprano; David Schnell, tenor). Wolfgang A. Mozart, Andro ramingo e solo from Idomeneo (Tiffany Bibuld, soprano; Nora Mooney, soprano; Nicholle Bittlingmeyer, mezzo-soprano; David Schnell, tenor). Stephen Sondheim, Barcelona from Company (Rachel Smyth-Godinger, soprano; Robert Ariza, tenor). Leo Delibes, Viens, Mallika…Sous le dôme épais (The Flower Duet) from Lakmé (Sachie Ueshima,soprano; Melisa Mimi Bonetti, mezzo-soprano). Wolfgang A. Mozart, Sull’aria from Le Nozze di Figaro (Lynn Cann, soprano; Amelia Lubrano, soprano). Arthur Sullivan, When you had left our pirate fold (A Paradox) from The Pirates of Penzance (Nicholle Bittlingmeyer, mezzo-soprano; Robert Ariza, tenor; Sean Moonsammy, baritone). Wolfgang A. Mozart, Ich bin die erste Sängerin from Der Schauspieldirektor (Sharon Cheng, soprano; Sharon Eisert, soprano; Chad Smyser, tenor). Leonard Bernstein, Make our Garden Grow from Candide (Company).

Monday, December 14, 2009, 4:45 pm. Fadwa Hayes, cello with Alina Kiryayeva, piano. Bach, Cello Suite #3 in C Major: 1. Prelude, 2. Allemande, 3. Courante, 4. Sarabande, 5. Bourrées 1 and 2, 6. Gigue. Beethoven, Sonata in G Minor, Op. 5 No. 2: 1. Adagio sostenuto e espressivo – Allegro molto più tosto presto, 2. Rondo. Allegro. Kabalevsky, Cello Sonata in B Flat Major, Op. 71 (1962): 1. Andante molto sostenuto, 2. Allegretto con moto (rubato), 3. Allegro molto.

Monday, December 14, 2009, 6:00 pm. Sergey Prokofyev, violin with guest artist Mikhail Kofman, piano. Sergei Prokofiev, Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 94b: I. Moderato, II. Presto. John Williams, Schindler’s List Theme. Sergei Rachmaninov, Prelude in G sharp minor, Op. 32, No. 12, Prelude in G minor, Op. 23, No. 5, Oriental Sketch. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35: I. Allegro Moderato. Encore.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009, 8:00 pm. Queens College Chamber Orchestra, Charles Neidich, conductor and soloist. Carl Maria von Weber, Clarinet Concerto in F minor, op. 73: Allegro (Charles Neidich, clarinetist). Elliott Carter, Symphony No. 1 (1942) Moderately, Wistfully. Schubert, Symphony No. 6 in C Major, D 589: Adagio-Allegro, Andante, Presto, Allegro moderato.

Thursday, December 17, 2009, 3:00 pm. Brett Patterson and Friends. Delibes, Le Rossignol: Moderato (Sharon I-Chung Cheng, soprano; Hee Hwa Park, flute; Brett Patterson, piano). Schumann, Violin Sonata in A Minor, Op. 105: Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck, Allegretto, Lebhaft (Adrianna Mateo, violin; Brett Patterson, piano). Schubert, Du bist die Ruh, D. 776 (Jennifer Joungblood, soprano and Paul Kerekes, piano). Wolf, Das Verlassene Mägdlein (The Forsaken Maiden), In der Frühe (At Dawn) (Nora Mooney, soprano; Donna Doyle, piano). Glazunov, Concerto for Alto Saxophone (Justin Tricarico, alto saxophone; Vasudevan Panicker, piano). Encore

Friday, December 18, 2009, 3:00 pm. Zi Liang, piano. Joseph Haydn, Piano Sonata in E major, No. 46: I. Moderato, II. Allegretto, III. Finale: Presto. Cui Shiguang, Pianofoster – Four pieces for solo piano. Schumann, Carnaval, Op. 9.

Friday, December 18, 2009, 4:30 pm. Blanca Cecilia Ganzalez, violin with Misaki Sekimoto, piano and Jimmy Santoro, guitar. G. B. Pergolesi, Sonata No. 12 in E Major for violin and piano: I. Allegro, II. Adagio, III. Presto.I. Allegretto ben moderato, II. Allegro, III. Resitativo-Fantasia, IV. Allegretto poco mosso. Pablo de Sarasate, Romanza Andaluza Opus 22, No. 1. Sarasate, Introduction & Tarantella, Opus 43. Silent Night. What Child is This? Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Monday, December 21, 2009, 6:00 pm. Victoria Hernández, piano. F. Poulenc, Trois Pieces: Pastorale, Hymne, Toccata. L. Van Beethoven, Sonata in E Major, Op. 109: Vivace, ma non troppo, Adagio espressivo, Prestissimo. Tema: Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo (Tema con variazioni). J. S. Bach, Toccata in E minor, BWV 914. R. Schumann, Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26: Allegro, Romanze, Scherzino, Intermezzo, Finale.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 4:00 pm. Toshiyuki Iwawaki, piano. Johan Sebastian Bach, Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826: Sinfonia, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Rondeaux, Capriccio. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Rondo in A minor, K. 511. Franz Peter Schubert, Piano Sonata in B major, D. 575 Op. posth 147: Allegro ma non troppo, Andante, Allegretto, Allegro guisto. Alban Berg, Piano Sonata, Op.1.