Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music

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Music Building
Room 203
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Queens, NY 11367-1597
(Tel) 718-997-3800
(Fax) 718-997-3849

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Monday - Thursday: 9:00 - 5:00
Friday - 9:00 - 5:00 (Remote)

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Concerts Presented August and September 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 3 pm. New Faculty Welcoming Concert. Bach, Partita No. 1 in b-minor (BWV1002): Allemande-Double (Blanca Cecilia Gonzalez, violin). Kapustin, Concert Etude No. 1 (Mikhail Kofman, piano). De Falla, Siete Canciones Populares: 1. El Paño Moruno, 2. Nana (Melisa Bonetti, mezzo soprano; Josué Pagán, guitar). Sarasate, Navarra (Blanca Cecilia Gonzalez, violin; Sergey Prokofyev, violin; Konstantza Chernov, piano).

Monday, September 13, 2010, 4:45 pm. Melisa Bonetti, Mezzo-Soprano. Ernest Chausson, Chanson perpetuelle, op. 37 (Piano-Emiko Sato; Violin-Blanca Cecilia Gonzalez & Adrianna Mateo; Viola-Shauna M. Smith; Cello-Courtney Strauss). Johann Sebastian Bach, Es ist Vollbracht from The St. John Passion (Cello soloist-Courtney Strauss; Organ-Masayuki Maki; Cello-Jiliane Russo; Violin-Blanca Cecilia Gonzalez & Mami Okada; Viola-Shauna M. Smith). Bach, Erbarme dich from The St Matthew Passion (Violin soloist-Mami Okada; Organ-Masayuki Maki; Cello-Jiliane Russo; Violin-Adrianna Mateo & Drew Youmans; Viola-Shauna M. Smith; Double bass-Andrew Whitbeck). Bach, Bereite dich, Zion from The Christmas Oratorio (Organ-Masayuki Maki; Cello-Jiliane Russo; Violin-Ansel Eklund; Oboe-Virginia Chang Chien; Bassoon-Carrie Smelser). Bach, Agnus dei from The Mass in B minor (Organ-Masayuki Maki; Cello-Jiliane Russo; Violin-Ansel Eklund & Drew Youmans). Johannes Brahms, Zwei Gesänge, Op. 91: Gestillte Sehnsucht, Geistliches Wiegenlied (Viola-Trevor Wadleigh; Piano-Emiko Sato). Edward Elgar, Sea Pictures, Op. 37: Sea Slumber Song, In Haven, Sabbath Morning at Sea, Where Corals Lie, The Swimmer (Conductor-Ben Arendsen with QC students).

Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 12:15 pm. Bach and the Romantics: Frederic Chopin and Robert Schumann with consideration also of Clara Wieck Schumann, Lecture by Raymond Erickson. I. Chopin: Chopin’s Knowledge of Bach. Chopin: Classicist or Romantic? Bach’s Music in Chopin’s Teaching. Bach’s Influence on Chopin the Composer. (Musical Examples: J.S.Bach, Prelude in C major, Well-Tempered Clavier I (1722); Chopin, Prelude in C major, Op. 28, No. 1 (c1838;pub. 1839); Chopin, Etude in C major, Op. 10, No. 7 (pub. 1833). II. Robert and Clara Schumann: Musical Examples: Prelude in G minor, Op. 16, No. 1a (1845) (CS). Fugue on theme by Bach, WTC II, in E major (1845) (CS). Fugues (subjects only) on B-A-C-H for organ/pedal-piano, from Op. 60 (1845; pub 1846) (RS). Bach, St. John Passion, ed. RS (perf. 1851): a. Recitative, Jesus ging mit seinen Jüngern; b. Recit.: Und siehe da, der Vorhang im Tempel zerriss. Bach, Ciaccona from Partita I for solo violin (piano accomp. by RS, 1852; pub. 1853). Questions.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 3 pm. Masayuki Maki, Organ, Harpsichord, Fortepiano. Dietrich Buxtehude, Prelude in G minor BuxWV 163. Domenico Scarlatti, Sonata K. 29 in D major, Presto. Scarlatti, Sonata K. 208 in A major, Adagio e cantable. Scarlatti, Sonata K. 492 in D major, Presto. Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Sonata Op. 2 No.3 in C major: I. Allegro con Brio, II. Adagio, III. Allegro: Scherzo, IV. Allegro assai.

Thursday, September 16, 2010, 8 pm. Michael Gordon’s Timber for 6 percussionists. Mantra Percussion (Ian Antonio, Joe Bergen, Al Cerulo, Chris Graham, Russell Greenberg, Michael McCurdy). There are four parts to this performance: 1, 2, 3, 4.

Monday, September 20, 2010, 4:45 pm. An Afternoon of French Music: Stefanie Izzo, soprano; Max Midroit, piano; featuring Melisa Bonetti, mezzo-soprano and Amelia Lubrano, soprano. Claude-Achille Debussy, Ariettes oubliées: I. C’est l’extase II. Il pleure dans mon cœur III. L’ombre des arbres IV. Chevaux de bois V. Green VI. Spleen. Jean-Phillipe Rameau, 2 Arias from Platée: Amour, lance tes traits. Aux langueurs d’Apollon. Hector Berlioz, Selections from Béatrice et Bénédict: Duo Nocturne “Nuit plausible”, Trio “Je vais d’un coeur aimant”, Aria “Je vais le voir”. (Ursule: Melissa Bonetti, mezzo-soprano and Béatrice: Amelia Lubrano).

Thursday, September 23, 2010, 12:15 pm. Alex Alguacil, piano. F. Nietszche, Einleitung, Da geht ein Bach, Heldenklage, Das “Fragment an sich”, Das zerbrochene Ringlein. Salvador Brotons, Dedicatòries, Op. 112: Autumnal, Nocturn, Scherzo, Fidelity, Contemplative, Itosun. S. Prokofiev, Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 14: Allegro, Scherzo, Andante, Vivace. Manuel De Falla, 4 Spanish Pieces: Aragonesa, Cubana, Montañesa, Andaluza and Fantasia Baetica. Encore.

Friday, September 24, 2010, 3 pm. Piano Recital: Beatrice Soderberg-Yibirin. J. S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue No. 18 in G sharp minor, BWV 863. F. J. Haydn, Sonata in E flat Major, Hob. XVI: I. Allegro Moderato II. Minuet-Trio III. Presto. F. Chopin, Ballade in A flat Major, op. 47. H. Villa-Lobos, Impressoes Seresteiras from “Ciclo Brasileiro”. York Bowen, Toccata, op. 155. A. Rubinstein, “Apollo” Etude.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 12:15 pm: The Queens College Orchestra, Maurice Peress, Music Director. Copland, El Salon Mexico. Saint-Saëns, I.PPiano Concerto No. 2 in G minor: Adagio, Allegro scherzando, Presto (Zi Liang, piano). Bright Sheng, Nanking! Nanking! A Threnody for pipa and orchestra (Wu Man, pipa).

Thursday, September 20, 2010, 12:15 pm: Voice Majors Recital, Lames John and Sherry Overholt, coordinators. Purcell, "Hark! The Ech'ing Air from The Fairy Queen (Musafumi Toyoda, countertenor). Mozart, "Padre, germani, addio" from Idomeneo (Veronica Gonzalez, soprano). Handel, "Hide thou thy hated beams...Waft her angels" from Jephtha (Chad Smyser, tenor). Mozart, "O zittre nicht" from Die Zauberflöte (Sachie Ueshima, soprano). Strauss, Wie solten wir geheim (Jessica Stolte-Bender, soprano). Handel, "Ah! Spietato!" from Amadigi (Dana Kowalsick, soprano). Herman, "I have dreamt" from Wuthering Heights (Francesca Lunghi, mezzo-soprano). Donizetti, "Una furtive lagrima" from L'Elisir d'Amore (David Schnell, tenor). Puccini, "In quelle trine morbide" from Manon Lescaut (Amelia Lubrano, soprano). Bizet, "En vain pour éviter" from Carmen (Willana Mack, soprano). Donizetti, "Regnava nel silenzio...Quando rapito in estasi" from Lucia di Lammermoor (Kathryn Wieckhorst, soprano).