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Concerts Presented April 2011

Friday, April 1, 2 pm. Syberen van Munster, guitar (With Petros Klampanis, bass and Dan Pugach, drums). Arthur Altman, All or Nothing At All. Kenny Kirkland, Chance. Syberen van Munster, Short 'n Sweet. Joe Henderson, Inner Urge. Cole Porter, Everytime We Say Goodbye. Traditional/ arr. Petros Klampanis, Thalassaki.

Friday, April 1, 2011, 7:30 PM. An Evening of Choral Music, with the Queens College Vocal ensemble, Choir, Chorus and Choral Society, James John, conductor and Sandra Babb, conductor. Women of the QC Chorus and Choir, Sandra Babb, conductor, Sarah Hyo Lung Lee, piano. Eleanor Daley, Lake Isle of Innisfree. Z. Randall Stroope, Psalm 23. Queens College Chamber Singers, Prince Nyatanga, student conductor. Thomas Tallis, If Ye Love Me. Edward Elgar, As Torrents in Summer. Felix Mendelssohn, Verleih uns Frieden. Keith Hampton, True Light. Queens College Vocal Ensemble, James John, conductor. William Byrd, Selections from Mass for Four Voices: Kyrie, Agnus Dei. Sean Glenn, On that Water Which thy Spirit Blows (World Premiere) (Sean Glenn, student conductor). Queens College Choral Society, Chorus and Choir, James John, conductor. Ludwig van Beethoven, Selections from Missa Solemnis (Katherine Wieckhorst, soprano; Amelia Lubrano, mezzo-soprano; Gilad Paz, tenor; Emmanuel Sikora, bass-baritone; Sarah Hyo Jung Lee, piano) Kyrie, Gloria, Benedictus (arr. Mandelbaum) (Dani Sametz, violin; Joel Mandelbaum, piano), Credo.

Monday, April 4, 2011, 12:15 PM. Long Island Composers Alliance. Martin Halpern, A Last Confession (Siri Howard, soprano; Konstantza Chernov, piano). Dana Dimitri Richardson, Songs from "A Liquor Never Brewed": 1. The Mountain, 4. The Grass, 5. Presentiment, 6. Sea of Sunset, 10. Our Lives are Swiss, 11. How Still the Bells (Ms. Howard, Ms. Chernov). Joel Mandelbaum, Two Shakespeare Sonnets: Sonnet 116, Sonnet 73 (Ms. Howard, Ms. Chernov). Herbert Deutsch, Encounters, for flute and piano (Alice Jones, flute and Ms. Chernov). Leo Kraft, Third Fantasy for Flute and Piano (Ms. Jones, Ms. Chernov). David Schober, "Shorelong Voiceless" (Title from a poem by Robinson Jeffers) (Ms. Jones, Karisa Werdon, oboe/English horn and Ms. Chernov). Edward Smaldone, Cantare di Amore: I. Longed a te, cor mio, II. Piagn'e sospira, III. Daràa la note (Ms. Howard, Ms. Jones, Ms. Chernov).

Monday, April 4, 2011, 4:45 PM. Alex Hu, Violin (Misaki Sekimoto, piano). L. V. Beethoven, Violin sonata No. 5 in F Major, "Spring", op. 24: I. Allegro. E. Grieg, Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor, op. 45: II. Allegretto espressivo alla romanza, III. Allegro animato. J. Brahms, Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, op. 115: I. Allegro (Katherine Liu, violin; Sophia Sun, viola; Greg Karbuckzy, cello; David Valbuena, clarinet). A. Dvorak, Violin Concerto in a minor, op. 53: I. Allegro ma non troppo, II. Adagio ma non troppo, III. Finale: Allegro giocoso ma non troppo. Encore.

Monday, April 4, 2011, 6:30 PM: Blanca Cecilia Gonzalez, violin (with Eduard Laurel, piano). Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219: Allegro Aperto, Adagio, Rondo-Tempo di Menuetto. Johan Sebastian Bach, Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: Preludio, Loure, Gavotte on rondeau, Bourrée, Gigue. Joseph Maurice Ravel, Tzigane.

Monday, April 4, 2011, 7:30 PM. Graduate Percussion Recital: Matthew Finger. Eckhard Kopetzki, Canned Heat (Multiple Percussion). Jacob Druckman, Reflections on the Nature of Water: Crystalline, Fleet, Tranquil, Gently Swelling, Profound, relentless (Marimba). Ben Wahlund, The Whimsical Nature of Small Particle Physics (Snare Drum). Roland Vazquez, Further Dance (Marimba, Vibes, Drumset; Aido Imaizumi, piano).

Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 8:00 PM. The Queens College New Music Group in association with The queens College Classical Singers Career Development Club presents Bridging the Waters: connecting composers and performers. William Wheeler, Samsara (Prince Namatai Nyatanga-organ). Austin Shadduck, My Grandmother's Love Letters (Robert Ariza, tenor and Kristin Barone, piano). Patricia Giannattasio, This Living Hand. Patricia Giannattasio, First Fig. Patricia Giannattasio, Life Is But A Dream (excerpt) (Sarah Rose Taylor, mezzo-soprano and Kristin Barone, piano). Eric Lein, Three songs of American Poets (Robert Ariza, tenor and Kristin Barone, piano). Maria Mykolenko, triptych (Amelia Lubrano, soprano; Chad Smyser, tenor; Kristin Barone, piano). Emmanuel Sikora, The Shadow Rose (Nicholle Bittlingmeyer, mezzo-soprano and Emmanuel Sikora, piano). Emmanuel Sikora, What inn is this? (Sean Moonsammy, baritone and Emmanuel Sikora, piano). Sunny Knable, The Golden Fish, Scene 1 (Sarah Lawson-soprano (narrator), Sean Glenn-tenor (boy), Brian Goff-baritone (fish), Sunny Knable-piano (father/mother). Sean Glenn, On that Water Which thy Spirit Blows (Dani Sametz and Noah Wallace-violas, Erik Anderson and Sam Chernoff-cellos, Emily John-harp; The Queens College Vocal Ensemble; James-director, Sean Glenn-conductor, Additional singers: Christian Siener-tenor, Elliot Levine-bass). Roy Vanegas, Calmly Swept (Grace Kahl-soprano, Leah McClure-soprano, Jin-Siang Yu-soprano). Jose Alfaro, A Sort of a Song (Stefanie Izzo-soprano, Sarah Rose Taylor-mezzo-soprano, Chad Smyser-tenor, Sean Moonsammy-baritone). Manuel Ciordia, La "Ultima Ratio" (Veronica Gonzalez-soprano, Manuel Ciordia-six string bass guitar). Adam Michael Kaufman, Man With No Mind (Robert Ariza-tenor, Adam Michael Kaufman-piano, The Queens College pick-up Chamber Orchestra, Edward Smaldone, conductor).

Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 12:15 PM. Queens College Brass Studio Recital, David Jolley, director and Eduard Laurel, Special Guest Artist. Eric Ball, "The Challenge" for Trumpet and Piano (Jonathan Quatela, trumpet). Reinhold Glière, Concerto in Bb, Movement Three (Michael Stupakevich, horn). Benedetto Marcello, Sonata in F Major: Largo-Allegro-Largo-Presto (Joseph Ferrante, trombone). Launy Grondahl, Concerto for Trombone, Movement One (Gunyoung Lee, trombone). Kent Kennan, Sonata for Trumpet and Piano, Movement Three (Vincent Ladalia, trumpet). Alec Wilder, Third Sonata, Movements One and Two (Nathan Coy, horn). Halsey Stevens, Sonata for Trumpet and Piano, Movement One (Frank Huber, trumpet). J.S. Bach, Aria from St. Matthew Passion, "Erbarme Dich, Mein Gott" (Nicholas Lombardi, trombone).

Thursday, April 7, 2011, 3:15 PM. Andres Noboa Recital (Andres Noboa-guitar/vocals, Carla Casanovas-voice, Willie Harvey-bass, Luiz Ebert-cajôn, David Bertrand-glute/bass clarinet, David Engelhard-alto sax/clarinet, Jackson Hardaker-trombone, Michael Stupakevich-french horn, Daniel Pukach-violin, Sana Naganov-violin, Noah Wallace-viola, Sam Chernoff-cello). Andres Noboa, Six Little. Noboa, Conjuro. Noboa, Maktub. Noboa, So alma. Noboa, 12 naves. Noboa, Nictalope. Noboa, Chilco. Noboa, El viento. Noboa, Quito Blues.

Friday, April 8, 2011, 3:00 PM. Alexander M. Chimienti's Percussion Recital. Elliot Carter, Saeta (1950). Peter Klatzow, Dances of Earth and Fire (1987), 1st mvt. John Luther Adams, Always Very Soft (2007). (Mike Kirchhofer & Sean Kelly). James Romig, Vibraharp Sonata (1997). Scott Joplin, Solace (arranged by Richard Albagli, featuring Matt Ward).

Friday, April 8, 2011, 5:00 PM. Adrianna Mateo, Violin Recital (Pavel Bogomiakov, piano). Joseph Prestamo, Rhapsody for Adrianna. J. S. Bach, Ciaccona from Partita No. 2 in D minor. Serge Prokofieff, Concerto No. 2, Op. 63: I. Allegro moderato, II. Andante assai, III.Allegro, ben marcato. Niccolò Paganini, Caprice No. 20. Johannes Brahms, Sonata for piano and Violin No. 3: I. Allegro, II. Adagio, III. Un poco presto e con sentiment, IV. Presto agitato.

Friday, April 8, 2011, 7:30 PM. Piano Majors Recital. Walter Piston, Passacaglia (1943) (Grace Chen). J. S. Bach, French Suite in C Minor, BWV 813: Allemande Sarabande (Vasu Panicker). Elliott Carter, "90+" (Vasu Panicker). J. S. Bach, English Suite in e minor, BWV 810: Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Passepied I & II, Gigue (Abram Korsunsky). Brahms, Rhapsody in G Minor, Op. 79, No. 2 (Dora Galit). J. S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in D Major, Bk. II, BWV874. (Monika Haar) Chopin, Nocturne in Ab Major, Op. 32, No. 2 (Jenny Shui Har Chan). Scarlatti, Sonata in D minor, K. 141 (Mikhail Kofman). Chopin, Ballade in G minor, Op. 23 (Yusuke Akasaka). Brahms, Klavierstücke, Opus 119: Intermezzo No. 2 in e minor, Intermezzo No. 4, in Eb Major (Joseph Martin). Prokofiev:, Sarcasms, Op. 17 (Zi Liang).

Monday, April 11, 2011, 12:15 PM. Voice Majors Recital, James John and Sherry Overholt, coordinators; Max Midroit, pianist. G. F. Handel, "Verdi prati" from Alcina (Kyle Weekes, tenor). B. Britten, "Within this Frail Crucible of Light" from The Rape of Lucretia (Sean Moonsammy, baritone). H. Wolf, Verborgenheit (David Schnell, tenor). W. A. Mozart, "Come scoglio" from Così fan tutte (Kathryn Wieckhorst, soprano). G. Donizetti, "Prendi, per me sei libero" from L'Elisir d'Amore (Jocelyn Cruz, soprano). W. A. Mozart, "Batti, batti o bel Masetto" from Don Giovanni (Rachael Gomes, soprano). C. M. von Weber, "Vater! Hör mich flehn zu dir!" from Oberon (Robert Ariza, tenor). V. Bellini, Almen se non poss'io (Melisa Bonetti, mezzo-soprano). Arr. H. T. Burleigh, "Were you there?" (Christian Gibbs, tenor). G. Puccini, "Addio, fiorito asil" from Madama Butterfly (Joseph Jack, tenor). G. F. Handel, "Piangerò la sorte mia" from Giulio Cesare (Katrina Montagna, soprano). P. Tosti, Addio, fanciulla (Doug Sabo, tenor). G. Verdi, "Stride la vampa" from Il Trovatore (Francesca Lunghi, mezzo-soprano).

Monday, April 11, 2011, 5:00 PM. Abram Korsunsky, piano. J.S. Bach, English Suite in E minor, BWV 810: Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Passapied I and II, Gigue. Beethoven, Piano Sonata in A-Flat Major, Op. 110: Moderato cantabile molto espressivo, Allegro molto, Adagio, ma non troppo – Fuga (Allegro, ma non troppo). Schubert, Piano Sonata in A Major, Op. 120, D. 664: Allegro moderato Andante, Allegro.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 7:30 PM. Stefanie Izzo, soprano (Miori Sugiyama-piano, Adrianna Mateo-violin, Jiliane Russo-cello). Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, Ecstasy, The Year's At the Spring, A Mirage, Stella Viatoris (Adrianna Mateo, violin and Jiliane Russo, cello). Libby Larsen, Try Me Good King: Last Words of the Wives of Henry VIII: Katherine Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Katherine Howard. Samuel Barber, Nuvoletta, Nocturne, A Green Lowland of Pianos. Ricky Ian Gordon, Coyotes, Poem (Lana Turner Has Collapsed!), Joy.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 12:15 PM. The Queens College Orchestra, Maurice Peress, music director and Matthew J Kasper, assistant conductor, manager. Dvořák American Legacy Concert. Will Marion Cook, Overture to In Dahomey (orchestration by Maurice Peress). Maurice Arnold, Movement Two from American Plantation Dances. Antonin Dvořák, Cello Concerto in B Minor, Opus 104: Allegro, Adagio, Finale: Allegro moderato (Marcy Rosen, soloist).

Thursday, April 14, 2011, 12:15 pm. Andrew Borkowski, cello. J. S. Bach, Unaccompanied Cello Suite no. 3 in C major, BWV 1009: Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Bourrée I & II, Gigue. Paul Hindemith, Sonata for Violoncello Solo, Op. 25 no. 3: Lebhaft, sehr markiert, Mäßig schnell, Gemächlich, Langsam, Lebhaft Viertel, Mäßig schnell. Johannes Brahms, Sonata for Piano and Violoncello in E minor, Op. 38: Allegro non troppo, Allegretto quasi Menuetto, Trio, Allegro (Misaki Sekimoto, piano).

Thursday, April 14, 2011, 3:00 PM. Soi Shin, voice. All arrangement by Soi Shin & Hyunwoo Han. Jogral (Djavan, Jose Neto & Filo). The SAGA of Harrison Crabfeathers (Steve Kuhn). Like Monk ( Music & Lyrics by Soi Shin). My Love Song (Music by Hyunwoo Han, Lyrics by Soi Shin). Moment's Notice (John Coltrane). The Song Is You (Jerome Kern).

Friday, April 15, 2011, 5 PM. Mike Kirchhofer, percussion. Iannis Xenakis, Okho (Adam Forman and Fred Trumpy- Djembes). Michael Bump, Studie II: Epthyic (Stefano DiLorenzo, Fred Trumpy, Dorian Costanzo, Sean Kelly – percussion). Garreth Farr, Kembang Suling (Chia-Ching Mao – flute). Cedar Walton, Firm Roots. Rodriguez Brothers, Rowdy Rod. Herbie Hancock, Actual Proof (Andrés Noboa-guitar, Carlos Maldonado-Vibes, Evan Jagels-Bass).

Friday, April 15, 2011, 8:00 PM. Mami Okada, violin: Prayer (Guest artists: Miori Sugiyama-piano, Remi Burrowes & Anna Kim-violin, Sarah Markle-cello). Bach, Violin Sonata no. 3: 1, 2, 3. Brahms, Violin Sonata No. 3: 1, 2, 3, 4. Wieniawski, Scherzo Tarantella. Brahms, String Quartet No. 2 A minor: 1, 2.

Thursday, April 28, 2011, 3:15 PM. Evan Jagels, bass. Jimmy Heath (arr. Evan Jagels), Gingerbread Boy. Jagels, All Good Things. Jagels, Brothers Grim. Giovanni Bottesini (arr. "Elegia in Do" Evan Jagels), Elegia in Re. Fred Jagels, Tell the Truth. Evan Jagels, Quatrane. (Musicians: Guido Gonzales-trumpet/flugelhorn, David Engelhard-alto sax, Tobias Meinhart-tenor sax, Marcello Casagrandi-piano, Joel Mateo-drums, Carla Casanovas-Escobari-voice).

Friday, April 29, 2011, 12 Noon: Sungkwon Park, trumpet (featuring: Jackson Hardaker-trombone, Sungil Bae-tenor saxophone, Adrian Herrera Escobar-piano, Eunjin Lee-bass, Yong Ryu-drum set). Clifford Brown, Daahoud. Claire Fisher, Pensativa. Sungkwon Park, The Cross. Victor Feldman, Joshua. Michael Camilo, One More Once.

Friday, April 29, 2011, 3 PM. Jennifer Rose Johnson – violin, Misaki Sekimoto - piano. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E major, K. 261. Mozart, Rondo for Violin and Orchestra in C major, K. 373. Johann Sebastian Bach, Sonata No. 2 in A minor: Grave, Fuga, Andante, Allegro. Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30 Nr. 3: Allegro assai, Tempo di Menuetto, ma molto moderato e grazioso, Allegro vivace.

Friday, April 29, 2011, 5 PM. Søren-Filip Hansen, Clarinet (Pianists-Misaki Sekimoto and Shohei Sekimoto). Poul Ruders, Tattoo for One, for clarinet solo. Johannes Brahms, Sonata for clarinet and Piano Eb major, opus 120, no 2: 1. Allegro amabile, 2. Allegro appassionato, 3. Andante con moto. Alban Berg, 4 pieces for clarinet and piano, opus 5: 1. Mässig, 2. Sehr Langsam, 3. Sehr Rasch, 4. Langsam. Aaron Copland, Concerto for clarinet and orchestra.

Friday, April 29, 2011, 5:30 PM. Hee Hwa Park, flute with Nellie Seng, piano. Jules Mouquet, Sonata, Op. 15 "La Fluûte de Pan": I. Pan and the shepherds, II. Pan and the birds, III. Pan and the nymphs. Paul Schoenfield, Achat Sha'alti. Henry Dutilleux, Sonatine for Flute and Piano. Philippe Gaubert, Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando. Arnold Black, Valse-Soufflé. Tulou, Grand Solo No. 3, Op. 74.

Friday, April 29, 2011, 7:30 PM. The Queens Chamber Choir, Prince Namatai Nyatanga, conductor – Jeremy Chan, accompanist. Tomas de Victoria, Popule meus (Soprano-Jin Xiang "JX" Yu, Alto/Cantor-Katrina Tavington, Tenor-Dave Burkard, Bass-Joe Martin). Ennio Morricone/Prince Nyatanga, Vita nostra. Ludovico da Viadana, Exultate Justi. Thomas Tallis, If ye love me. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Sicut Cervus. Randall Stroope, All who dwell in the shadow of the Lord. Mark Hayes, Cantate Domino. Dale Wood, Prayer for peace. Antonio Lotti, Crucifixus a 8. Maurice Duruflé, Notre Père. Bruce Saylor, Ave Maria. Dietrich Buxtehude, Alles was ihr tut (Alto-Nicholle Bittlingmeyer, Bass-Phillip Kaplan). Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ave Verum. Felix Mendelssohn, Verleih uns freiden. Craig Hella Johnson, Lo, How a Rose/The Rose. Keith Hampton, True Light.