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Concerts Presented April 2010

Thursday, April 6, 2010, 3:00 pm. A Graduate Recital by Ryan Weisheit (Featuring: Ryan Weisheit-alto saxophone, Sébastien Ammann-piano, William Harvey-upright bass, Silvio Morger-drums). Chris Potter, Wistful. Ornette Coleman, When Will The Blues Leave?. Thelonious Monk, Ask Me Now. Pat Metheny, James. Ryan Weisheit, If/Then. Thelonious Monk, Trinkle, Tinkle. Sonny Rollins, Pent-Up House.

Thursday, April 8, 2010, 3 pm. Spiro Sinigos’ Graduate Drumset Recital (featuring David Bertrand - piccolo, “Goro” Masayuki Negoro - electric guitar, Rafal Sarnecki - electric guitar, Jon Lindhorst - tenor saxophone, Eunkyung Kim - piano, PJ Roberts - acoustic bass, Spiro Sinigos - drumset). Spiro Sinigos, Magic Train. Sinigos, Space Ghost. Sinigos, Moon Ghost. Sinigos, Bilderberg Blues. Sinigos, Thank you Max Roach. Sinigos, Launch Day.

Thursday, April 8, 2010, 4 pm. Goro Masayuki Negoro, Guitar Recital (Band: Gordon Au-trumpet, PJ Roberts-acoustic bass, Spiro Sinigos-drums). Goro Masayuki Negoro, Gliese. Negoro, Cigar in the Car. Jerome Kern, Yesterdays. Negoro, Sunny Late Afternoon. Jimmy McHugh, On Sunny Side of the Street. Negoro, Long Travel. Percy Venable, Big Butter and Egg Man.

Friday, April 9, 2010, 3:00 pm. Ching-Min Chan Graduate Recital (Ching-Min Chang, trombone and Aiko Imaizumi, piano). Georg Philipp Telemann, Sonata in F minor: Andante cantabile, Allegro, Andante, Vivace. Johann Sebastian Bach, Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007: Prelude, Sarabande, Allemande, Courante, Menuet I, II, Gigue. Haim Alexander, SHUR DODI (Behold, My Love) – Theme and Variations for Trombone and Piano. Henri Tomasi, Concerto for trombone & orchestra: Lento assai rubato, Andante, Allegro giocoso. Arthur Pryor, Fantastic polka.

Friday, April 9, 2010, 8 pm. Natalia Salemmo, soprano. Francesco Paolo Tosti: ‘A Vucchella. Tosti, Luna D’Estate! Hector Berlioz, Les nuits d’été, op. 7: Absence, Villanelle, Le spectre de la rose. Joseph Prestamo, The Story of an hour (text by Kate Chopin) (Joseph Prestamo, piano; Courney Strauss, cello; and Daniel Battaglia, clarinet). Johann Strauss II, Concert Aria: Frühlingsstimmen-Walzer, op. 410. Encore.

Monday, April 12, 2010, 12:15 pm. QC Strings Ensemble, Edward Klorman, director (Violins: Amanda Burrage, Angela O’Reilly, Jeremy Street, Lauren Viviani; Violas: Kimberly Cossin, Bianca Ferrante; Cellos: Erik Andersen, Ching-Wai Lo; Bass: Anthony D’Aquila). Bela Bartok, Roumanian Folk Dances, Sz. 68: Joc cu bata (Dance with Sticks), Braul (Waistband Dance), Pe loc (Stamping Dance), Buciumeana (Horn dance), Poarga romaneasca (Roumanian Polka), Maruntel (Quick Dance). Benjamin Britten, from Simple Symphony: Boisterous Bourree, Playful Pizzicato. Antonin Dvorak, From String Quartet in F (“American”), Op. 96: Finale: Vivace ma non troppo.

Monday, April 12, 2010, 6:15 pm. An Evening of Classics: Cello Recital (David West-cello, Nathaniel LaNasa-piano). Robert Schumann, Fantasiestücke (Fantasy Pieces), Op. 73: I. Zart und mit ausdruck (Tender and with expression), II. Lebhaft, leicht (Lively, light), III. Rasch und mit feuer (Quick and with fire). J. S. Bach, Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009: I. Prelude, II. Allemande, III. Courante, IV. Sarabande, V. Bourrée I – II, VI. Gigue. Johannes Brahms, Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38: I. Allegro non troppo, II. Allegretto quasi menuetto, III. Allegro.Encore.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 8 pm: Queens College New Music Group. Jae-Myoung Kim, Symmetric Image. Emmanuel Sikora, Four Piano Pieces: Harvest Moon, Recollections of Early Autumn, Spring Capriccio, By the Brook. Sean Noonan, Excerpts from "Lullabies Around the World." Jae Goo Lee, The Duality of Emotion (II). Austin Shadduck, Haiku. David Bridges, Ten Mills for Contralto and Piano. Baick Ho Cha, Klavierstück I and II. Hirotaka Kato, Piece for Piano Quartet. Kaori Tanioka, Harpsichord Quintet No. 1. Patrick Kelley, Trio. Sunny Knable, Trio.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 12:15 pm. Derek Kwan, percussion. Matthew Burtner, Broken Drum (for brake drum and electronics). David Lang, Cheating, Lying, Stealing (Sam Chernoff-cello, Hiromi Nishida-bass clarinet, Paul Kerekes-piano, Joe Fee and Austin Shadduck-antiphonal brake drums and triangles, Matthew Kasper-conductor). Yu-Hui Chang, Binge Delirium (for percussion setup). David Schober, Taepoong (for marimba). Alvin Lucier, Silver Streetcar for the Orchestra (for amplified triangle).

Thursday, April 15, 2010, 12:15 pm. Heesun Shin, violin with Carol Wong, piano. Robert Schumann, Fantasie in C Major, Op. 131. Sergei Prokofiev, Sonata No. 1 in F minor: Andante assai, Allegro brusco, Andante, Allegrissimo. Leonard Bernstein, West Side Story Suite: I feel pretty, Somewhere, America.

Thursday, April 15, 2010, 3:00 pm. Keith Yaun’s Senior Recital (Featuring: Keith Yaun-guitar, Jacob Teichroew-saxophone, Carlos Mena-bass, Jens Ellerhold-drums, Liv Wagner-vocals). Keith Yaun, The Curtain. Abercrombie, Ralph’s Piano Waltz. Yaun, O.M.Y. Tadd Dameron, Hot House. Jim Hall, Receipt, Please. Cole Porter, Arr. Keith Yaun, What Is This Thing Called Love. Yaun, Blues For The Bean.

Thursday, April 15, 2010, 4:00 pm. Jung Sook Jang Quintet (Musicians: Soi Shin-guest vocal, Jung Sook Jang-piano, Atsushi Ouchi-clarinet/alto sax, Jens Ellerhold-drum, Tony De Vivo-percussion, PJ Roberts-bass). J. S. Jang, Odd Bolero. J. H. Lozier, Arr. J. S. Jang, The Bright, Heavenly Way. J. S. Jang, No Title. Richard Rodgers, Arr. J. S. Jang, My Romance. Richard Rodgers, I Didn’t Know What Time It Was. J. S. Jang, Jasmin Samba.

Friday, April 16, 2010, 3:00 pm. Lee Braun’s Graduate Oboe Recital, Featuring Emily White, Piano and Derek Kwan, Percussion. Robert Schumann, arr. Humbert Lucarelli, Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105: Mit Leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck, Allegretto, Lebhaft. Jacob ter Veldhuis, The Garden of Love. J. S. Bach, Partita in G minor, BWV 1013: Allemande, Corrente, Sarabande, Bourree Anglaise. Alec Wilder, Piece for Oboe and Improvisatory Percussion.

Friday, April 16, 2010, 5:00 pm. Adrianna Mateo Violin Recital. Camille Saint-Saêns, Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61: I. Allegro non troppo, II. Andantino quasi allegretto (Alina Kiryayeva, piano). Claude Debussy, Violin Sonata in G minor, L 140: I. Allegro vivo, II. Intermède: Fantasque et léger, III. Finale: Très animé (Paul Kerekes, piano). Arvo Pärt, Spiegel im Spiegel (Mirror in the Mirror) (Paul Kerekes, piano). Henryk Wieniawski, Scherzo-Tarantelle, Op. 16 (Alina Kiryayeva, piano).

Friday, April 16, 2010, 7:30 pm. Fred Trumpy, percussion. James Tenney, Having Never Written a Note for Percussion. Steve Reich, arr. Fred Trumpy, Music for Pieces of Wood. David Cossin, Nixkin. Iannis Xenakis, Psappha. George Crumb, Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III): I. Nocturnal Sounds (The Awakening), II. Wanderer Fantasy, III. The Advent, IV. Myth, V. Music of the Starry Night.

Monday, April 19, 2010, 12:15 pm. Bachelor of Arts Voice Recital, Sarah Lee, piano and H. Roz Woll, coordinator. John Dowland, Come, again, sweet love (Jamie Carrillo, mezzo soprano). Antonio Lotti, Pur dicesti, o bocca bella (Christina Guando, soprano). Francesco Durante, Danza, danza, faniculla gentile (CherylWoods, soprano; Joe Martin, piano). Christoph W. Gluck, O del mio dolce ardor (Terrie Alfieri, mezzo soprano). Francesco Durante, Vergin tutto amor (Carlos Ponce, baritone; Emma Ente, piano). R. V. Williams, The Vagabond (Andrew Oster, baritone). Gian-Carlo Menotti, The Black Swan from The Medium (Heather Kanner, soprano). Richard Strauss, Seitdem dein Aug’ in meines schaute (Lynn Cann, soprano; Nathan Smith, piano). Giacomo Puccini, In quelle trine morbide (Lynn Cann, soprano; Nathan Smith, piano). Franz Schubert,Erlkönig (Francisco Grenald III, baritone). R. V. Williams, Silent Noon (Flora Gonzalez, mezzo soprano). Francesco P. Tosti, Non t’amo piu (Leah McClure, soprano). Stephen Foster, There Are Plenty of Fish In The Sea (Leah McClure, soprano).

Monday, April 19, 2010, 3:00 pm. Na Young Kim, violin and Joseph Liccardo, piano. Johannes Brahms, Sonatensatz (Sonata Movement) for Violin and Piano, Opus posthumous: Scherzo. Antonín Dvořák, FourRomantic Pieces for violin and Piano, Opus 75: Allegro moderato, Allegro maestoso, Allegro appassionato, Larghetto. Johann Sebastian Bach, Sonata No. 1 in G minor, for Violin Solo, BWV 1001: Adagio, Fuga. Giuseppe Tartini, Sonata in G minor (“Devil’s Trill”) for Violin and Piano: Larghetto, Allegro, Andante, Allegro assai. Henryk Wieniawski, Scherzo-Tarentelle for Violin and Piano, Opus 16.

Monday, April19, 2010, 6:15 pm. Chad Smyser, tenor (with Bruce Norris, piano). George Frederic Handel, Three Arias from Tamerlano: Ciel e terra armi di sdegno, Forte e lieto a morte Andrei, Empio per farti guerra. Robert Schumann, Liederkreis, Opus 39: In der Fremde, Intermezzo, Waldesgespräch, Die Stille, Mondnacht, Schöne Fremde, Auf einer Burg, In der Fremde, Wehmut, Zwielicht, Im Walde, Frühlingsnacht. Reynaldo Hahn, A Chloris, L’Énamorée, Dans la Nuit, L’heure Exquise, F*ecirc;tes Galantes. Charles Ives, Memories: a. Very Pleasant b. Rather Sad, Her Gown Was of Vermilion Silk, Tolerance, On the counter, Evening, The Side Show, The Last Reader, The Circus Band.

Thursday, April 22, 2010, 12;15 pm. Piano Majors Recital. J. S. Bach, Toccata in E Minor, BWV 914 (Monika Haar). Debussy, Claire de Lune (Grace Chen). Schumann, Fantasia in C, Op. 17: Durchaus fantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen (Mikhail Kofman). Schubert, Sonata in A Major, Op. 120 D. 664: Allegro moderato (Abram Korsunsky). Mozart/Volodus, Paraphrase on a Turkish March (Dmitry Nikolaev). Chopin, Etude in C Minor, Op. 25, No. 12 (Nertil Haxhi). J. S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 860 (Brett Patterson). Chopin, Nocturne in C# Minor, Op. Posthumous, Polonaise in A Major, Op. 41, No. 1 (Kim Colucci). J. S. Bach, Partita No. V in G Major, BWV 829: Preambulum, Allemande, Corrente (Joseph Martin). Joan Tower, “Holding a Daisey” from No Longer Very Clear (Paul Kerekes). Granados, Allegro de Concierto (Beatrice Soderberg). Ravel, Gaspard de le Nuit: Ondine (Jia Lu). Brahms, Intermezzo in B Minor, Op. 119 No. 1, Intermezzo in E Minor, Op. 119 No. 2, Intermezzo in c Major, Op. 119 No. 3 (Vasu Panicker). Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin: Prélude, Toccata (Joseph Prestamo). Rachmaninoff, Prelude in G# Minor, Op. 32, No. 2 (Sergey Deych). Chopin, Polonaise in A Flat Major, Op. 53 (Shohei Sekimoto). Leo Kraft, Partita No. 1: Prelude: Allegro, Capriccio: Allegretto, Arietta: Lento, Toccata: Allegrocon spirito (Grace Prestamo). Nicolai Kapustin, Concert Etude, Op. 40, No. 3 “Toccatina” (Zi Liang).

Thursday, April 22, 2010, 3:00 pm. Le Zhang, Graduate Recital (Featuring Le Zhang, Janis Gorlich, Jacob Teichroew, David Linaburg, Russ Flynn). Tang Xian Zu, Kun Opera. Le Zhang/Su Shi, When Will the Moon Be Clean and Bright. Yao Ming/Li Jun Qing, Three Years. Elden Kelly/Le Zhang, Dreams of Yesterday. Russ Flynn/The Heart Sutra, Emptiness. Nan Meng, Itch. Rodgers/Hammerstein, My Favorite Things. Livingston/Evans, Never Let Me Go.

Thursday, April 22, 2010, 4:00 pm. Jungmin Lee, piano (with Carlos Manuel Mena Escala, bass; Jens Ellerhold, drums; Julian Chan, alto, sop. Saxophone; Guido Gonzalez, trumpet, flugel). Jungmin Lee, Thinking of One. Lee, Day Dreaming. Irving Berlin, How deep is the ocean. Lee, Traces. Cole Porter, Everything I Love. Raye-DePaul, You don’t know what Love is.

Friday, April 23, 2010, 3:00 pm. Mikhail Kofman, piano. J. S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in E Major, BWV 854, WTC, Book I. W. A. Mozart, Fantasia in c minor, K. 475. Robert Schumann, Fantasia in C Major, Op. 17: I. Durchaus fantastisch und leidenschaftlich, II. Mäßig. Durchaus energisch, III. Langsam getragen. Durchweg leise zu halten. Sergei Prokofiev, Toccata in d minor, Op. 11. Encore.

Monday, April 26, 2010, 12:15 pm. Voice Majors Recital. Igor Stravinsky, “No Word from Tom” from The Rake's Progress (Sachie Ueshima, soprano). Fauré, Les Berceaux (David Schnell, tenor). George Bizet, “Jed is que rien ne m’epouvante” from Carmen (Maria Zieher, soprano). Edward Elgar, “Sea Slumber Song” (Sarah Rose Taylor, mezzo soprano). Franz Schubert, “Gretchen am Spinnrade” (Katrina Montagna, soprano). Guiseppe Verdi, “De’miei bollenti spiriti” from La Traviata (Christian Gibbs, tenor). Georg Frederic Handel, “Where’er you walk” (Kyle Weekes, baritone). George Bizet, “Ma voila seule...Comme autrefois” from Les Pecheurs de Perles (Tiffany Bibuld, soprano). Claude Debussy, “Apparition” from Quatre chansons de jeunesse (Veronica Gonzalez, soprano). W. A. Mozart, “Vedrai Carino” from Don Giovanni (Rachel Gomes, soprano).

Monday, April 26, 2010, 12:15 pm. Queens College Brass Studio Recital with Distinguished Collaborative Artist, Eduard Laurel. Georges Enescu, Legende (Laurie Krein, trumpet). Arthur Pryor, Fantastic Polka (Ching-Min Chang, trombone). Josef Haydn, Concerto in Eb, mvmt. 1 (Seungheun Park, trumpet). Robert Schumann, Adagio and Allegro (Michael Stupakevich, horn). Eric Ewazen, Sonata for Trombone and Piano, mvmt. 1 (Joseph Ferrante, trombone). Reinhold Glière, Concerto in Bb, mvmt. 1 (Faith Tessmer, horn). Joseph Jongen, Aria and Polonaise (Todd Herbert, trombone). W. A. Mozart, Concerto No. 2 in Eb, mvmt. 1 (Marc Cerri, horn). David Fetter, “Spain” for Bass Trombone Solo (Nicholas Lombardi, bass trombone). W. A. Mozart, Concerto No. 4 in Eb, mvmt. 3: Rondo (Nathan Coy, horn).

Monday, April 26, 2010, 6:15 pm. New Orchestral Works in Concert. J. S. Bach, Sonatina from Cantata No. 106 (“Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit”). Paul Kerekes, Two movements for chamber orchestra: I. still, chant II. too. Eric Lein, Memories of a Moment. W. A. Mozart, Agnus Dei from Coronation Mass, K. 317 (Sachie Ueshima, soprano). Emmanuel Sikora, Transfiguration Music (Concert Version). Joseph Prestamo, Pajamas and Balloons.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 12:15 pm. Queens College Orchestra, Maurice Peress, music director/conductor, Daniel Phillips, violin. Brahms, Violin Concerto in D Major, Opus 7: Allegro non troppo, Adagio, Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace (Mr. Phillips, soloist). Dvorak, Symphony No. 9, “from the New World”: Adagio – Allegro molto, Largo, Scherzo: molto vivace-poco sostenuto, Allegro con fuoco.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010. Bright Sheng Residency: Student Composition Concert. Vasudevan Panicker, Disposition, Air and Dance for Percussion Quartet (2010) (Fred Trumpy, Derek Kwan, Michael Lipsey, Joe Fee). Austin Shadduck, Komuso for solo clarinet (2009) (Eun Hyung Kim). Paul Kerekes, The White Water (Blanca Cecilia Gonzalez, Adrianna Mateo, Trevor Wadleigh, Zsaz Rutkowski). Joey Prestamo, The Rider on the White Horse (Sachie Ueshima, soprano and Derek Kwan, percussion). Patrick Kelley, Sextet (Lee Braun, oboe; Jung Yoon Choi, cello; Joe Fee, percussion; Paul Kerekes, piano; Eun Hyung Kim, clarinet, Adrianna Mateo, violin).

Thursday, April 29, 2010, 12:15 pm. Joe Fee, percussion. Christian Wolff, Exercises #9 and #4 (Cello-Courtney Strauss, Keyboard-Vasu Panicker). Jason Eckhardt, Sweet Creature. Iannis Xenakis, Rebonds. Louis Andriessen, Worker’s Union (Percussion-Adam Forman, Derek Kwan. Cello-Paul Kerekes).

Thursday, April 29, 2010, 12:15 pm. Queens College Brass Ensemble. J. S. Bach, “Herrlich, Nun Muss’ Ich Thutlich Stephen” (“O Lord, Now Must I Stand Faithfully By You”). Paul Dukas, Fanfare from La Peri. Wendy Griffiths, The Plains Indians (2010): I. Sunrise II. In the Drying Mountain Sun III. Red Cloud. Jarmil Burghauser, Suite for Brass Trio (1987): Entrata Organum-Canzone senza Parole-Sulle Montagne-Carola (Laurie Krein, Michael Stupakevich, Joseph Ferrante). William Premyru, In Memoriam. J. S. Bach, Contrapuctus IX (Ching-Min Chang, Joseph Ferrante, Todd Herbert, Nicholas Lombardi). J. S. Bach/Shaw, Sarabande and Minuet. P. I. Tschaikovsky/Shaw, Scherzo from Symphony No. 4. and David Stanhope, “Pumping Song” (Queens College Horn Ensemble). Anton Bruckner, Anthem: Tota Pulchra Es. Alberto Ginastera, Malambo (Queens College Ensemble, David Jolley, director and Laurie Krein, Sengheun Park, Gary Padmore, Marc Cerri, Nathan Coy, Kate Goddard, Michael Stupakevich, Faith Tessmer, Ching-Min Chang, Joseph Ferrante, Todd Herbert, Nicholas Lombardi, Stephen Duggan).

Thursday, April 29, 2010, 3:00 pm. Trevor Long, jazz trombone (with Jacob Teichroew, tenor sax; Ryan Weisheit, alto sax; Ryan King, trumpet; Syberen Van Munster, guitar; Sebastien Ammann, piano; Carlos Mena, bass; Jens Ellerhold, drums). Duke Jordan, Jordu. Long, Daphne’s Dilemma. Charles Mingus:, Goodbye Porkpie Hat. Long, Quest For Knowledge. Long, Bright Like a Star.

Thursday, April 29, 2010, 4:00 pm. M. A. Jazz Graduate Performance Recital: Russ Flynn. Flynn, Boreas. Flynn, Grok. Flynn, Dove Prism. Flynn, The Garden of Earthly Delights. Flynn, Horizon.

Thursday, April 29, 2010, 7:00 pm. Eric Teichman’s Jazz Composition Graduate Recital, featuring The Queens College Big Band. Teichman, Rolling Sun. Ed Cobb (Arr. Teichman), Tainted (Joseph S. Piccirillo, vocals). Teichman, Break The Winter Brew Crew (Ryan Messina, trumpet; Julian Chan, alto saxophone; Rafal Sarnecki, guitar; Willie Harvey, bass; Anthony Vanacore, drums). Teichman, 21-16. Teichman, Winter Brew. Teichman, Changes. Teichman, Worth the Wait (Julian Chan, flute; Eric Teichman, bass). Teichman, Mr. T. G.

Friday, April 30, 2010, 3:00 pm. Suhashini Arulanandam, violin with Cullan Bryant, piano. W. A. Mozart, Sonata for Piano and Violin, KV 378: I. Allegro moderato, II. Andantino sostenuto e cantabile, III. Rondeau. Johannes Brahms, Sonata for Piano and Violin, Op. 78: I. Vivace ma non troppo, II. Adagio, III. Allegro molto moderato. Eugene Ysaye, Sonata no. 3, “Ballade”.