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Concerts Presented November 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009, 4:45 pm. Sachie Ueshima, soprano and Ling Yu Hsiao, piano. Gabriel Fauré, Poème d’un jour, Op. 21: Rencontre, Toujours, Adieu. Roger Quilter, Weep you no more, Love’s Philosophy. Alban Berg, Sieben Frühe Lieder: Nacht, Schilflied, Die Nachtigall, Traumgekrönt, Im Zimmer, Liebesode, Sommertage. Encore: Puccini, Signore, ascoltal.

Monday, November 2, 2009, 6:15 pm. Bel Canto, Songs & Prima Donnas (Sharon I-Chun Cheng, soprano; Michael Fennelly, piano; Chad Smyser, narrator). Rossini, La regatta veneziana: 1. Anzoleta Avanti la regatta, 2. Anzoleta co passa la regatta, 3. Anzoleta dopo la regatta. Rossini, “En proie à la tristesse” from Le Comte Ory. Donizetti, “Regnava nel silenzio” from Lucia di Lammermoor. Bellini, Arietti: Almen se non poss’ìo, Malinconia, Ninfa gentile, Ma rendi pur contento, Per pietà, bell’idol mìo. Bellini, “Come per me sereno…Sovra il sen la man mi posa” from La Sonnambula.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 7:30 pm. Queens College New Music Group, Hubert Howe, director. Hirotaka Kato, Third movement. Sean Glennn, erstanden in ewigkeit (eternally risen). Paul Kerekes, The white water. Sean Noonan, The Legend of John Henry. Eric Lein, String Quartet. Kaori Tanioka, The Cave II. Maria Mykolenko, Three movements for Four Instruments. Baick Ho Cha, String Quartet, first movement. Matt Zimbelmann, String Quartet.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 12:15 pm. Resonant Spectra Ensemble: Mary Bopp, piano; Sharon Gunderson, violin; Margrét Hjaltested, viola; and Marc Tagle, cello. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Quartet in E-flat, KV 493: Allegro, Larghetto, Allegretto. Ernst von Dohnányi, Serenade in C Major, Op. 10 for string trio: Romanza, Scherzo, Tema con variazioni. Gabriel Fauré, Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 15: Allegro molto moderato, Scherzo, Adagio, Allegro molto.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 8 pm. Faculty Scholarship Concert. Corradini, La Golferamma, Rossi, Sonata a dialogo detta la viena, Castello, Sonata Quarta a Due Soprani (Dongmyung Ahn , baroque violin; Aaron Brown, baroque violin and Christa Patton, harp). Mandelbaum, “A Lady Thinks She is Thirty” (Jeremy Barbaro, Tenor I, James John, Tenor II, David Schober, Bass I, Joel Mandelbaum, Bass II). David Schober, Rhapsody for Piano Solo (David Schober, piano). Schubert, Marche caracteristique in C Major Dvorak, Legend in C-sharp minor, Opus 59, No. 6 (Morey Ritt, piano; Donald Pirone, piano). Cage, “Valentine Out of Season” (Music for Xenia to play on a prepared grand piano, Cathy Callis, piano). Pablo Sarasate (arr. Neidich), “Zigeunerweisen” (Charles Neidich, clarinet; Edward Smaldone, guitar). Satie, Gnossienne No. 1 (Emily John, harp; David Jolley, horn). Brahms, Trio in C Major, Opus 87: I. Allegro (Daniel Phillips, violin; Marcy Rosen, cello; Morey Ritt, piano). Cahn, “Til the Real Thing Comes Along,” Van Heusen, “I Thought About You,” "In Walked Bird," Ornothology, (Antonio Hart, saxophone; Michael Mossman, trumpet; David Berkman, piano, Edward Smaldone, voice and guitar; Joris Teepe, bass; Howard Brofsky, trumpet).

Thursday, November 5, 2009, 12:15 pm. Queens College Brass Studio Recital, David Jolley, director. Eric Ewazen, Western Fanfare (Anthony Chrones, Seunghun Park, Michael Stupakevich, Ching-Min Chang, Steven Duggan). Henri Tomasi, Concerto for Trombone, Movement No. 1 (Ching-Min Chang, trombone). Herbert L. Clarke, Bride of the Waves (Anthony Chrones, trumpet). J. S. Bach, Prelude from Sonata in A Minor (Steven Duggan, tuba). Reinhold Glière, Concerto for Horn, Movement 2 (Faith Tessmer, horn). Gordon Jacob, Concerto for Trombone, Movement No. 1 (Joseph Ferrante, trombone). J. N. Hummel, Concerto for Trumpet, Movement No. 1 (Laurie Krein, trumpet). Sigismund Thalberg, Grand Divertissement on an Original Theme for Horn and Piano (Marc Cerri, horn). J. Arbans, Variations on a Theme from Bellini’s Norma (Christine Gregory, trumpet). J. Guy Ropartz, Piece en E moll Mineur (Todd Herbert, trombone). Alexander Glazounov, Reverie (Nathan Coy, horn). V. Lebyedev, Concerto for Bass Trombone (Nicholas Lombardi, bass trombone). Alan Hovhaness, Fantasy No. 2 Opus 70 and Francis Poulenc, Sonata for Trumpet, Horn and Trombone: Allegro —, Andante, Allegro vivo (Seunghun Park, Marc Cerri, Joseph Ferrante). Derek Bourgeois, Quintet for Brass, Movement No. 1 (Anthony chrones, Seunghun Park, Michael Stupakevich, Ching-Min Chang, Steven Duggan).

Friday, November 6, 2009, 3:00 pm. Eun Hung Kim, clarinet. Claude Debussy, Premiere Rhapsodie Edison. Edward Denissow, Sonata: lento, poco rubato, allegro giusto. Carl Nielsen, Concerto, op. 57.

Monday, November 9, 2009, 12:15 pm. Bachelor of Arts Voice Recital. Benedetto Marcello, Quella fiamma che m’accende, and Samuel Barber, Bessie Bobtail (Breanna Tarzia, soprano and Joseph Prestamo, piano). Alessandro Stradella, Pieta Signore (Carlos Ponce, baritone and Kim Colucci, piano). Franz Schubert, Widmung (Tiffany Haufe, soprano and Joseph Prestamo, piano). Giacomo Puccini, O Mio Babbino Caro (Cheryl Woods, soprano and Mark Johnson, piano). J. S. Bach, Gebt mir meinem Jesum wieder (Andrew Oster, baritone and Joseph Prestamo, piano). G. F. Handel, Care Selve, Qual Farfaletta (Ling Dahiana, soprano and Joseph Prestamo, piano). W. A. Mozart, Als Luise die Briefe and G. F. Handel, Ombra mai fu (Flora Gonzalez, mezzo soprano and Joseph Prestamo, piano). Felix Mendelssohn, Neue Liebe, Benedetto Marcello, Il mio bel foco (Lynn Cann, soprano and Joseph Prestamo, piano). John Jacob Niles, Reward, Franz Schubert, Liebe Schwarmnt (Cynthia Weinman, soprano and Adam Kaufman, piano).

Thursday, November 12, 2009, 12:15 pm. Voice Majors Recital. G. F. Handel, “Non Disperar” from Guilio Cesare (Veronica Gonzalez, soprano) . R. Schumann, “Leis rudern hier” and “Wenn durch die Piazzetta” from Zwei Venetianische Lieder (Robert Ariza, tenor). Alessandro Stradella, “Pieta, Signore!” (Christian Gibbs, tenor). C. W. Gluck, “Che faro senza Euridice” (Heather Lee Marvin, mezzo-soprano). A. Copland, “At the River” (Kyle Weekes, baritone). Nicolai Mednikoff, “The Hills of Gruzia” (Jessica Bender, soprano). Vincenzo Bellini, “Oh quante volte” from I Capuleti e I Montecchi (Tiffany Bibuld, soprano). W. A. Mozart, “Dalla sua pace” from Don Giovanni (Nathan Carlisle, tenor). G. C. Menotti, “The Black Swan” and R. Schumann, “Er, der Herrlichste von allen” (Rachel Gomes, soprano). J. Offenbach, “Jour et nuit” from Les Contes d’Hoffmann (David Schnell, tenor). Reynaldo Hahn, “A Chloris” and J. Brahms, “Von Ewige Liebe” (Sarah Rose Taylor, mezzo-soprano). G. Donizetti, “Prendi, per me sei libero” from L’elisir d’amore (Stefanie Izzo, soprano). W. A. Mozart, “Porgi amor” from Le Nozze di Figaro and R. Strauss, “Zueignung” (Amelia Lubrano, soprano).

Thursday, November 12, 2009, 3:00 pm. Atsushi Ouchi, saxophone (with friends: Sarah Bennett, clarinet; Miyoko Ouchi, dance; Majid Khaliq, violin; Goro Masayuki Negoro, guitar; Sebastien Ammann, piano; Lluis Capdevila, piano; Carlos “Carly” Maldonado, vibraphone; Guido Gonzalez, flugelhorn; Julian Chan, alto sax; David Bertrand, flutes, Carlos Mena, bass; Jens Ellerhold, drums; Ryan Oberlin, tenor sax; Tommy Lee, baritone sax; Justin Tricarico, soprano sax; John Kelly, bass sax; Tony Izzo, alto sax.) John Coltrane, After the Rain. Duke Ellington, Don’t You Know I Care? Atsushi Ouchi, Mr. AH. Ouchi, A Shade of Joe. Hoagy Carmichael, Stardust. L. M. Gottschalk, Souvenir de Porto Rico, Op. 31 “Marche des Gibaros.”

Friday, November 13, 2009, 3:00 pm. Mark Wilson, piano. Mozart, Piano Sonata in G, KV 283: a. Allegro, b. Andante, c. Presto. Beethoven, Sonata in C Minor, op. 13 “Pathetique”: a. Grave-Allegro di molto e con brio, b. Adagio Cantabile, C. Rondo: Allegro. Brahms, Rhapsody in G Minor, op. 79 #2. Rachmaninoff,Prelude in G minor, op. 23, #5. Special Encore Piece.

Monday, November 16, 2009, 12:15 pm. The Unsung Songs and Song Cycles of Joel Mandelbaum. Fatal Interview (Eight Songs to sonnets of Edna St. Vincent Millay): 1. Of all that ever in extreme disease, 2. No lack of counsel from the shrewd and wise, 3. Now by this moon, before this moon shall wane, 4. Heart, have no pity on this house of bone, 5. Love is not all; it is not meat nor drink, 6. Sorrowful dreams remembered after waking, 7. Most wicked words, forbear to speak them out,8. Love me no more, now let the god depart ( Rachel Smyth-Godinger, soprano; Raymond Erickson, piano). From Bettina’s Christmas Greetings (Maria Basile, Katrina Montagna: sopranos). Quiet Homecoming: five songs to poems of Leonie Adams: 1. For Harvest, 2. Death and the Lady*, 3. Quiet, 4. Song, 5. Homecoming (Emily Duncan Brown, soprano; * assisted by Gilad Paz, tenor). B. J. R. Stolper, Sing Me No More (Gilad Paz, tenor; Emma Hospelhorn, flute). Karen Ethelsdattar, when I look at you (Jennifer Joungblood, soprano and Emma Hospelhorn, flute). Ethelsdattar, Making Play (Jennifer Joungblood, soprano). Ethelsdattar, The Flamenco Dancer: I. Allegro moderato, II. Sostenuto ---allegro giusto, III. Adagio, IV. Allegro con fuoco (Roz Woll, mezzo-soprano and Blanca Gonzalez, violin).

Monday, November 16, 2009, 4:45 pm. Jeremy Barbaro, tenor; Grace Chen, piano. George Frideric Handel, Where’er You Walk from Semele. Di ad Irene, Tiranna Infedele from Atalanta. Franz Schubert, An Silvia, Op. 106, No. 4. Robert Schumann, Mondnacht, Op. 39, No. 5. Johannes Brahms, Minnelied, Op. 71, No. 5. Claude Debussy, Le Jet d’Eau, L. 64, No. 3. La Belle au Bois dormant, L. 74. Roger Quilter, O Mistress Mine, Op. 6, No. 2, Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal, Op. 3, No. 2, A Secret from Two Songs. Stu Garrard and Martin Smith, Majesty (Here I Am). Eddie Carswell and Michael O’Brien, I’ll Rise. Rich Mullins and Mitch McVicker, My Deliverer.

Monday, November 16, 2009, 6:15 pm. Mikhail Kofman, piano and Sergey Prokofyev, violin. Domenico Scarlatti, Sonata K. 159 and Sonata K. 449. Franz Schubert, Impromptu, Op. 90, No. 4 and Impromptu, Op. 90, No. 2. Frederic Chopin, Polonaise in A Flat Major, Op. 53. Sergei Prokofiev, Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 94a: III. Andante. Sergei Rachmaninov, Vocalise, for Piano and Violin. Encore.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 12:15 pm. Queens College Orchestra, Maurice Peress, director. Arnold Schoenberg, A Survivor from Warsaw (Max Roll, narrator; Men’s Chorus). Ernest Bloch, "Schelomo" (King Solomon) for cello and Orchestra (Marcy Rosen, cellist). Leonard Bernstein, Symphony #1 ‘Jeremiah’ for Mezzo Soprano and Orchestra: I. Prophecy, II. Profanation, III. Lamentation (Melissa Bonetti, mezzo-soprano).

Thursday, November 19, 2009, 12:15 pm. Piano Majors Recital. Frederic Chopin, Polonaise in Ab Major, Op. 53 (Mikhail Kofman). J. S. Bach, Italian Concerto BWV 971, Presto (Grace Chen). Edvard Grieg, Sonata in E b Minor, Op. 7, Andante molto (Grace Prestamo). J. S. Bach, Toccata in E Minor (Victoria Hernandez). Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata in F Minor, Op. 2, No. 1, Allegro (Nathan Smith). Robert Schumann, Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26, Intermezzo (Beatrice Soderberg). Sergei Rachmaninoff, Prelude in B Minor, Op. 32, No. 10 (Abram Korsunsky). Beethoven, Sonata in Ab, Op. 110, Moderato cantabile molto espressivo (Paul Kerekes). J. S. Bach, Partita No. 2 in C Minor BWV 826, Sinfonia (Toshiyuki Iwawaki). Beethoven: Sonata in C Major, Op. 53 (“Waldstein”), Allegro (Joseph Martin). Maurice Ravel, Gaspard de la Nuit, Scarbo (Jia Lu). Sergei Rachmaninoff, Prelude in A Major, Op. 32, No. 9 (Vasudevan Panicker). Robert Schumann, Selections from Carnaval,Op. 9: Preamble, Pierrot, Arlequin, Valse nole, Eusebius, Florestan, Coquette, Replique, Papillons, Lettres dansates, Chiarina (Zi Liang).

Thursday, November 19, 2009, 3:00 pm. David Linaburg, guitar (Jacob Teichroew, tenor saxophone and bass clarinet; Russ Flynn, bass; and Janis Gorlich, drums). David Linaburg, Another Go. Linaburg, Small Moves. Linaburg, No Good. Linaburg, Cause and Effect. Linaburg, Audrey’s Tune. Daugherty, Reynolds, Neiburg: I’m Confessin’ (That I Love You).

Friday, November 20, 2009, 3 pm: Vasudevan Panicker and Friends - "Con Leche." Phil Kilne, The Last Buffalo: I. Fear and Trembling, II. Loathing, III. The Last Buffalo. S. Rachmaninoff, Prelude in A Major, Op. 32, No. 9. David Lang, How to Pray. Vasudevan Panicker, Study. Marc Mellits, Tight Sweater: I. Exposed Zipper, II. Trans Fatty Acid's Reign.

Monday, November 23, 2009, 12:15 pm. Queens College Brass Ensemble. J. S. Bach, Chorale “Herzlich thut mich verlangen” (“O Lord, I Stand Faithfully By You”). Claudio Monteverdi (arr. Mase), Two Madrigals. Alberto Ginastera (arr. Jolley), Malambo. Arthur Frackenpohl, Quartet for Trombones: March – Waltz – Chorale – Finale: Vivo. (Ching-Min Chang, Joseph Ferrante, Todd Herbert, Nicholas Lombardi). Derek Bourgeois, Quintet for Brass, Allegro, Andante (Anthony Chrones, Laurie Krein, Michael Stupakevich, Ching-Min Chang, Steven Duggan). Nicholas Perrini, Fanfare. Claude Debussy, Trois Chansons: “O God, How Pretty Thou Hast Made My Sweetheart”, “When I Play My Tambourine”, and “Winter, Thou Art Not Such A Villain” (Marc Cerri, Kate Goddard, D. Jolley, Michael Stupakevich, Faith Tessmer). Gustav Holst (arr. Holman), Second Suite in F: March – Song Without Words – Blacksmith’s Song – Finale: Gigue (Christine Gregory, Laurie Krein, David Jolley, Todd Herbert, Stephen Duggan). Giovanni Gabrieli, Canzona Primi Toni (Queens College Brass Ensemble: David Jolley, director; Anthony Chrones, Christine Gregory, Laurie Krein, Walter Furrer, Marc Cerri, Nathan Coy, Kate Goddard, Max Qun, Michael Stupakevich, Faith Tessmer, Ching-Min Chang, Joseph Ferrante, Todd Herbert, Nocholas Lombardi, Stephen Duggan).

Monday, November 23, 2009, 4:45 pm. Alexei Tartakovski, piano. J. S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in E-flat minor, WTC I. Mozart, Sonata in A minor, K. 310: I. Allegro maestoso, II. Andante cantabile con espressione, III. Presto. Scriabin, Fantasy in B minor, opus 28. Liszt, Sonata in B minor. Encore.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 8:00 pm. Queens College Percussion and Nota Bene Ensemble, Michael Lipsey, director, and Queens College Chamber Orchestra, Charles Neidich, director. Allen Brings, Sonata a Quattro: I. Quarter note = 44, II. Quarter note = 112, III. Quarter note = 40, IV. Quarter note = 72 (Matt Finger, John Hoblin, Miguel Tepale, Fred Trumpy, percussion). David Schober, Taepoong (Derek Kwan, marimba solo). Frank Retzel, Blue Line Strophes: Strophe I, Strophe II – A Blue-Line in the Sand, Strophe III – Blue Touch, Strophe IV, Strophe V (Michael Lipsey, conductor; Heehwa Park, flute; Chia-Ching Mao, Alto Flute; Shinae Kim, clarinet; Aiko Imaizumi, piano; Genevieve Chapin, double bass; Stefano Di Lorenzo and Zack O’Farrill, percussion). Edward Smaldone, Three Episodes for percussion Quartet (Joe Fee, Adam forman, Michael Kirchhofer, Derek Kwan). Joel Mandelbaum, Fish on the Rocks (MiSun Song, clarinet; Miguel Tepale and Sean Kelly, percussion). Leo Kraft, Washington Square (QC Chamber Orchestra, Charles Neidich, conductor: Chia-ching Mao, flute; Hiromi Nishida, clarinet; Lara Brodsky, cello; Genevieve Chapin, bass; Jeffrey Ballerini, trombone; Aiko Imaizumi, piano; Michael Kirchhofer and Miguel Tepale, percussion).

Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 12:15 pm. Queens College Saxophone Studio, Paul Cohen, director. Alan Hovhaness, Suite for Saxophone and Guitar: I., II., III. ( Justin Tricarico, alto saxophone; Josué Pagán, guitar). Richard Lane, Suite for Saxophone: I. Prelude, II. Song, III. Conversation, IV. Lament, V. Finale (Ryan Oberlin, alto saxophone; Leo Kirkpatrick, piano). Amy Quate, Light of Sothis (Anthony Izzo, alto saxophone; Leo Kirkpatrick, piano). Jeremy Barbaro, Mini Sax Suite: I. Wandering, II. Contemplative, III. Festive Summary (QC Saxophone Quartet: Justin Tricarico, soprano saxophone; Anthony Izzo, alto saxophone; Ryan Oberlin, tenor saxophone; Thomas Lee, baritone saxophone). Aaron Copland, Suite from “Our Town”: I. Story of Our Town, II. Conversation at the Soda Fountain, III. Resting-Place on the Hill (QC Saxophone Quartet). Karel Husa, Divertimento: Ouverture, Chanson Melancolique, Kleines Scherzo (QC Saxophone Ensemble: Justin Tricarico, soprano saxophone; Atsushi Ouchi, alto saxophone; Anthony Izzo, alto saxophone; Ryan Oberlin, tenor saxophone; Kyungyon Lee, tenor saxophone; Thomas Lee, baritone saxophone; John Kelly, bass saxophone). Arthur Frackenpohl, Intrada (QC Saxophone Ensemble). L. M. Gottschalk, Souvenir de Porto Rico (QC Saxophone Ensemble).

Monday, November 30, 2009, 4:45 pm. Alia Agtuca, violin (Violin: Sergey Prokofyev, Daniel Pukach, Angela O’Reilly, Adam Birke, Amanda Burrage; Viola: Hector Milete; Cello: J. R. Pinna, Maryne Mossey; Double Bass: Genevieve Chapin). J. S. Bach, Partita No. 2, in D Minor: Allemanda, Corrente, Sarabanda, Giga. W. A. Mozart, Concerto No. 3 in G Major (K. 216), first movement (Joe Martin, piano). Hector Minaya, Hand Prints and Rushing Through Life (Vasu Panicker, piano and Derek Margolis, percussion) . Antonio Vivaldi, Four Seasons, Op. 8: Fall, Winter, Summer (Conductor: Hirotaka Kato; Violin: Sergey Prokofyev, Daniel Pukach, Angela O’Reilly, Adam Birke, Amanda Burrage; Viola: Hector Milete; Cello: J. R. Pinna, Maryne Mossey; Double Bass: Genevieve Chapin).

Monday, November 30, 2009, 6:15 pm. Joseph Prestamo, composer. Joseph Prestamo, Thy Sweet Love Remember’d – Three Shakespeare Sonnets: I. Sonnet 97. How Like a Winter, II. Sonnet 130. My Mistrerss’ Eyes, III. Sonnet 29. When in Disgrace (QC Choir, Dr. James John, director). Prestamo (text by Kate Chopin), The Story of an Hour (Natalia Salemmo, soprano; Noriko Nagao, clarinet; Jiliane Russo, violoncello; Joseph Prestamo, piano). Prestamo, Three Sketches for solo piano: I. Improvisation, II. Invention, III. Scherzo (Joseph Prestamo, piano). Prestamo, The Sorrow of Love – Four Songs of W. B. Yeats for tenor and piano: I. The Pity of Love, II. Song of the Wandering Aengus, III. He Hears the Cry of the Sedge, IV. The Sorrow of Love. Prestamo, Brief Moments for string quartet (Blanca Cecilia Gonzalez, violin; Sergey Prokofyev, violin; Shauna Smith, viola; Caleb van der Swaagh, violoncello).