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Concerts Presented April 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012, 12:15 PM: Beaubliss Quartet Recital (Heeguen Song-violin, Heesun Shin-violin, Sunghee Choi-viola, Jungeun Kim-cello). Leos Janacek, String Quartet No. 1 "Kreutzer Sonata": Adagio-Con moto, Con moto, Con moto-Vivo-Andante, Con moto-(Adagio)-Piu mosso. Felix Mendelssohn, String Quartet in A minor, Op. 13: Adagio-Allegro vivace, Adagio non lento, Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto-Allegro di molto, Presto-Adagio non lento.

Monday, April 2, 2012, 6:30 PM: Jou-Tse Lu Piano Recital. J.S. Bach, Toccata in G Major, BWV 916. F. Chopin, Polonaise-Fantaisie in A Major, Opus 61. S. Prokofiev, Piano Sonata No. 3 in a minor, Opus 28. C. Debussy, L'Isle Joyeuse. A. Arensky, Trio for piano, violin and cello in d minor, Opus 32: Allegro moderato, Allegro molto, Adagio, Allegro non troppo (Alex Hu, violin and Peter Mole, cello).

Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 7:30 PM: Piano Majors Recital, Morey Ritt and Donald Pirone, Coordinators. Beethoven, Sonata in E Major, op. 109: I. Vivace, ma non troppo – Adagio espressivo, II. Prestissimo (Jia Lu). Mozart, Rondo in a minor, K. 511 (Grace Prestamo). Schumann, Novelette in D Major, Op. 21, No. 2 (Xingyu Liu). Bach, Prelude and Fugue in a minor, BWV 889, WTC Book II (Qing Zhao). Beethoven, Sonata in F Minor, Op. 2, No. 2: I. Allegro, II. Adagio (Yusuke Akasaka). Rachmaninoff, Prelude in Bb Major, Op. 23, No. 2 (Joseph Martin). Chopin, Scherzo in Bb minor, Op. 31 (Miyabi Akasaka). Debussy, L'isle Joyeuse (Dora Galit).

Thursday, April 5, 2012, 8 PM. Student Recital, David Valbuena, clarinet. Francis Poulenc, Sonata for Clarinet and Piano. Igor Stravinsky, 3 Pieces for Clarinet Solo. Johannes Brahms, Sonata F minor, Opus 120, Nr. 1: Allegro appassionato, Andante un poco, Adagio, Allegretto grazioso, Vivace. Gioacchino Rossini, Introduction, Theme and Variations. (Aiko Imaizumi, piano).

Monday, April 16, 2012, 4:45 PM: Erik Andersen, cello, Aiko Imaizumi, piano. J. S. Bach, Suite for Unaccompanied Cello No. 4 in E-flat Major: Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Bourees I and II, Gigue. Ludwig van Beethoven, Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major: I - Allegro ma non lento, II - Scherzo allegro molto, III - Adagio cantabile; allegro vivace.

Monday, April 16, 2012, 6:30 PM: Certificate Recital, Stefanie Izzo, soprano with Miori Sugiyama, piano. Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, Three Shakespeare Songs (Op. 37): O mistress mine, Take, o take those lips away, Fairy Lullaby. Claude Debussy, Quatre Chansons de Jeunesse: Pantomime, Clair de lune, Pierrot, Apparition. Gioacchino Rossini, Selections from Serate Musicali: La Promessa, La Partenza, Il Rimprovero. Richard Strauss, Three Songs from Op. 67 (Ophelia-Lieder): Wie erkenn' cih mein Treulieb, Guten Morgen, 's ist Snakt Valentinstag, Sie trugen ihn auf der Bahre bloss. Charles Gounod, Juliette's Potion Aria from Romeo et Juliette: Dieu quell frisson…Amour, ranime mon courage.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 8 PM. The Queens College New Music Group presents Art of the Trio featuring Austin Shadduck, shakuhachi. Portable Music (Austin Shadduck, shakuhachi): Traditional: Kumoi Jishi. Howie Kenty, One Foot on the Beam. Jeremy Barbaro, Enlightment. Austin Shadduck, Improvisation I. Daniel Liot Fine, Haiku sul una nota sola. Sunny Knable, Song and Dance. Trio #1: Sarah Carrier, flute; Ian flat, cello; Vasudevan Panicker, piano. Emmanuel Sikora, Piano Trio: I. Lullaby for robin, II. Allegro. Maria Mykolenko, Musings on a melody. Michael Lofaso, Trio. Sunny Knable, Trio: III. Allegro ma non troppo. Trio #2: Blanca Cecilia Gonzalez, violin; Nicholas Gallas, clarinet; Vasudevan Panicker, piano. Daniel Liot Fine, Just After Sunset: quasi una colonne sonore per Willa. William Wheeler, Musical Amoeba. Sean Havrilla, Final Transition: From a Flight into Mania.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 12:15 PM: The Queens College Orchestra, Maurice Peress, music director; Matthew J Kasper, assistant conductor; Jinwook Park, assistant conductor. Mozart, Overture to Marriage of Figaro, K. 492. Mozart, Concerto for Horn and Orchestra, K. 495: Allegro moderato, Romance, Andante, Rondo, Allegro Vivace (Michael Stupakevich, horn). Vanhal, Concerto for double Bass and Orchestra: Allegro Moderato, Adagio, Allegro Moderato (Becki Advocate, double bass). Vieuxtemps, Concerto no. 5 for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 37: Allegro non troppo, Adagio, Allegro con fuoco (Jiyea Kang, violin).

Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 8 PM. Anthony Izzo's Senior Saxophone Recital. Jules Demersseman, Fantaisie – Pastorale for Bb Soprano Saxophone and Piano (Joanna Rocco, piano). Robert Baksa, Soprano Sax Sonata: I. Not too fast, buoyant, II. Slow and expressive, III. Lively and with bounce (Jeremy Chan, piano). Barbara York, Conversations: I. Allegretto, II. Lento, III. Jaunty (Jia Lu, piano; Alyssa Blumenthal, euphonium). Leo Kraft, Carolina: Five Pieces for Alto Saxophone and Piano (World Premiere): I. Wake-up Call, II. Strolling, III. Just a Minute, IV. Mountain Air, V. Carolina (Grace Prestamo, piano). Fernande Decruck, Sonate en Ut# (pour saxophone alto (ou alto) et orchestre): I. Trés modéré, expressif, II. Noel, III. Fileuse, IV. Nocturne et Rondel (Dora Galit, piano).

Thursday, April 19, 2012, 12:15 PM: Long Island Composers Alliance. Herbert Deutsch, Encounters (Alice Jones, flute; Konstantza Chernov, piano). Emmanuel Sikora, Five Piano Pieces: Harvest moon; By the Brook; Nocturne; Albumleaf; Lullaby for Robin (Emmanuel Sikora, piano). Gregory Menillo, Two Songs to texts of William Carlos Williams (Stefanie Izzo, soprano; Alex Yu, clarinet). Joel Mandelbaum, Three Arias from the opera The Village (Kathryn Wieckhorst, soprano; Joel Mandelbaum, piano). Edward Smaldone, Monk/Duke (Alex Yu, clarinet, Konstantza Chernov,piano). Richard Brooks, Circular Motions: Maelstrom; In the Eye of the Storm; Whirlwind (Alice Jones, flute; Alex Yu, clarinet; Konstantza Chernov, piano). Leo Kraft, Brief Encounters: Out and About; a Little Country Music; Just a Minute; At Night; Two-part Invention; Scherzo for Piano; Grand Finale (Alice Jones, flute; Alex Yu, clarinet; Konstantza Chernov, piano).

Thursday, April 19, 2012, 3:00 PM: Kenny Lavender's Graduate Recital, trumpet (Kenny Lavender Big Band: Tpts- John Chudoba, Jeff Wilfore, Colin Brigstocke, Steve Smyth; Trombones-Nate Mayland, Mike Boscarino, Mark Miller, Jennifer Wharton; Saxes-Nathan Childers, Matt Hong, Justin Flynn, Geoff Vidal, Frank Basile; Rhythm-Ted Kooshian (Piano), Cliff Schmitt (Bass), Andy Watson (Drums)) (Septet: Kenny Lavender (Tpt), Justin Flynn (Tenor), Mike Boscarino (Bone), Ted Kooshian (Piano), Cliff Schmitt (Bass), Andy Watson (Drums)) (Quintet: Kenny Lavender (Tpt), Justin Flynn (Tenor), Ted Kooshian (Piano), cliff Schmitt (Bass), Andy Watson (Drums)). Tizol/Arr. Lavender, Caravan (Big Band, soloists: KennyLavender and Nathan Childers). Lavender, Seeking Bliss (Quintet, soloists: Cliff Schmitt, Kenny Lavender, Ted Kooshian, Justin Flynn). Lavender, Victim of the Mind (Septet, soloists: Nathan Childers, Ted Kooshian, Kenny Lavender, Cliff Schmitt). Lavender, Clark's Bark (Big Band, soloist: Kenny Lavender). Lavender, HappIness (Big Band, soloists: Ted Kooshian, Kenny Lavender). Rodgers & Hart/Arr. Lavender, I Could Write A Book (Big Band, soloist: Kenny Lavender). Dorham/Arr. Lavender, Una Mas (Big Band, soloists: Kenny Lavender, Justin Flynn, Mike Boscarino, Frank Basile, Andy Watson).

Thursday, April 19, 2012, 8 PM. Graduation Recital: Beatrice Soderberg-Yibirin, piano. L. van Beethoven, Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, op. 110: Moderato Cantabile molto espressivo, Allegro Molto, Adagio ma non tropppo, Fuga-Allegro ma non troppo. R. Schumann, Sonata No. 2 in g minor, op. 22: Presto, Andantino, Scherzo, Rondo Presto. H. Villa-Lobos, Impressoes Seresteiras (from Ciclo Brasileiro). York Bowen, Toccata, op. 155. Encore.

Friday, April 20, 2012, 2 PM: MA Jazz Degree Recital: Eunkyung Kim Graduate Recital, piano (with Guido Gonzalez-trumpet, Andrew Lim-guitar, Peng Ji-bass, Spiro Sinigos-drums). G. B. Shea, Intro-I'd rather have Jesus. Gene de Paul, I'll Remember April. Herbie Hancock, Dolphin Dance. Eunkyung Kim, Lady Bop (I used "John Coltrane's change" on Lady Bird.) Eunkyung Kim, Ordinary People in New York. Chick Corea, Chick's Tune.

Friday, March 29, 2012, 4 PM. MA Jazz Degree Recital: Carla Casnovas (with the Band: Kuba Cichocki-piano, Carlos Mena-double bass, Joao Mota-drums, Yasuno Katsuki-euphonium, Sung Il Bae-tenor sax, Guido Gonzalez-trumpet, Leonor Falcon-violin, David Bertrand-flute). John Wesley Work II, Frederick J. Work, Wade in the Water. Thelonious Monk, 'Round Midnight. Armando Manzanero, Esperare. Dori Caymmi, Obsession. Thelonious Monk, Well you Needn't. Murray Grand, Elisse Boyd, Guess Who I saw today. Wilson M. Nei Lopes, Gostoso Veneno.

Friday, April 20, 2012 7:30 PM. Voice Majors Recital, James John and Sherry Overholt, coordinators; Max Midroit, pianist. W.A. Mozart, Dies Bildnis from Die Zauberflöte (David Burkard, tenor). W.A. Mozart, Smanie implacabile from Cosi Fan Tutte (Heather Marvin, mezzo-soprano). G.C. Menotti, Monica's Waltz from The Medium (Jocelyn Serina Cruz, soprano). R. Schumann, Stille Thranen (Kyle Weekes, tenor). G. Verdi, Sul fil d'un soffio etesio from Falstaff (Jin-Xiang Yu, soprano). G. Rossini, Se il nome from Il barbieri di Siviglia (Omar Bowey, tenor). G. Bizet, Ouvre ton Coeur (Melanie Ramos, soprano). U. Giordano, Amor ti vieta from Fedora (Kaleb Hopkins, tenor). V. Bellini, Ma Rendi Pur Contento from Composizioni da Camera (Lauren Gepes, soprano). C.F. Gounod, Avant de quitter ces lieux from Faust (Sean Moonsammy, baritone). G. Puccini:, O Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi (Rachael Gomes, soprano). C. Koechlin:, Si tu le veux from Cinq melodies (Tatianna Overton). F.P. Tosti, Non t'amo piu from Edizione complete delle romanza (Victor Starsky, tenor). J. Massenet, Je suis encore from Manon (Grace Kahl, soprano).

Monday, April 23, 2012, 12:15 PM. B A Flute Studio Recital Students of Alice Jones. : Albert Périlhou, Ballade (Courtney Scarpati, flute and Jenny Chan, piano). George Frideric Handel, Flute Sonata in G Major, HWV 363B: I. Adagio, II. Allegro (Johanna Paez, flute and Yusuke Akasaka, piano). Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Concerto No. 1 in G Major, K. 313: I. Allegro maestoso (Jessie Lee, flute and Yusuke Akasaka, piano).

Monday, April 23, 2012, 4:45 PM: Senior Concert: Joseph Martin, piano. J.S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in E flat, BWV 852, WTC Bk 1. Beethoven, Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109: I., II., III. Bach-Siloti, Prelude in B minor. Paul Kerekes, Vantages, Movement II: "I move to keep things whole…". Rachmaninoff, Prelude in B flat Major, Op. 23 No. 2. Encore: All by Myself.

Monday, April 23, 2012, 6 PM. Thomas Lee, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Baritone Saxophones: "Just for Fun Recital." David Noon, Partita: I. Preludio, II. Musette. Adrienne Albert, Japanese Gardens (Kate Goddard-Violin, Dora Galit-Piano). Ryo Noda, Improvisation 1 (pour saxophone alto seul). John David Lamb, Follies: I. Animato, II. Adagietto, III. Allegretto (Jia Lu-Piano). Chris Dedrick, Sensitivity: Part I-Andantino, Part II-Allegro, Part III-Lento (Ryan Oberlin-Soprano Saxophone, Anthony Izzo-Alto Saxophone, John Kelly-Tenor Saxophone).

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 12:15 PM. Queens College Brass Studio Recital (Special Guest: Eduard Laurel, Accompanying). Eugene Bozza, New Orleans (Gary Garzetta, Bass Trombone). Paul Hindemith, Sonata for Trumpet and Piano: Mit Kraft, Massig Bewegt, Chorale: "Alle menschen mussen sterben" (Frank Huber, Trumpet). Georg Philip Telemann, Sonata: Andante con moto, Allegretto, Adagio, Allegro vivo (Nicholas Lombardi, Bass Trombone). Jules Mazzelier, Legende Dramatique (Joanne Ladalia, Trumpet).

Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 8 PM: Queens College Balkan Ensemble, Greg Schneiderman, director (with Amanda Accardi, Genevieve Chapin, Dorian Costanzo, Amadis Dunkel, Mitchell Guido, Tom Lee, Sarah Mullins, Alex Somer, Alida Torres, Joe Tucker, David Valbuena, Rich Weismantel and special guest: Willa Roberts). Trad. Bulgarian, arr. Filip Koutev, Polegnala e Tudora. Trad. Turkish, Bir ah Çektim. Trad., Danin Romski Cocek #2: Romani/Serbian. Trad. Macedonian, Jovano, Jovanke. Trad. Turkish, Senegalia. Trad. Bulgarian, Magdaleno muri malko mome.

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 3 PM: Senior Violin Recital: Monica Martin (with collaborative pianist). Johannes Brahms, Sonatensatz in C minor, WoO 2. Antonin Dvorak, Romance in F minor, Op. 11. Jean Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47: Allegro Moderato, Adagio di Molto, Allegro, ma non tanto.

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 3 PM: M. A. Jazz Degree Recital: Sung Il Bae, tenor saxophone (with Guido Gonzalez-trumpet, Jorn Swart-piano, Eduardo Belo-bass, Spiro Sinigos-drum). Irving Berlin, Isn't this a lovely day. Antonio Carlos Jobim, Corcovado. Sung Il Bae, Nocturn. Bae, The day. John Lennon, Imagine. Bronislaw Kaper, Gun Kahn, Walter Jurmann, All god's chillun got rhythm.

Friday, April 27, 2012, 3 PM: M. A. Jazz Degree Recital: Kari van der Kloot, voice (with Jorn Swart-piano, Scott Colberg-bass, Hiro Momoi-drums, Andrew Lim-guitar, David Engelhard-alto saxophone, Sandi Kuhn-tenor saxophone, Amadis Dunkel-trombone, Leonor Falcon-violin). Cahn/Styne (arr. Kari van der Kloot), It's You or No One. Mendoza/van der Kloot, Angelicus. Evans/Hall, <Very Early. Djavan, Flor de Lis. Van der Kloot/Neruda, Maybe Nothingness. Duke (arr. van der Kloot), Autumn in New York. Erskine/van der Kloot, Sweet Soul.

Friday, April 27, 2012, 4 PM: M. A. Jazz Degree Recital: Luiz Ebert, drums. Luiz Ebert, Pedro Luiz. Ebert, Blues Meditation #1. Ebert, New Orleaves.Comp #4. Ebert/Cuellar, Waltz for a Ballerina. Ebert/Cuellar: Police Mambo.

Friday, April 27, 2012, 7:30 PM: An Evening of Early Music with the Queens College Vocal Ensemble and the Queens College Baroque Ensemble, James John and Dongmyung Ahn, directors. J. S. Bach, Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Overture, Air, Gavotte I/II, Bourree, Gigue. Johannes Brahms, Warum ist das Licht gegeben? Op. 74, No. 1: Warum ist Licht gegeben? Lasset uns unser Herz, Siehe, wir preisen selig, Mit Fried und Freud ich far dahin. Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto in C Major, RV 443; Allegro, Largo, Allegro Molto (Alex Yu, Sopranino Recorder). Carlo Gesualdo, Two Sacred Motets: O Vos Omnes Ave, Dulcissima Maria (Jeffrey Norwood, Student Conductor). J.S. Bach, Der Herr denket an uns BWV 196: Sinfonia, Chorus: Der Herr denket an uns, Aria: Er signet, die den Herrn fürchten, Duet: Der Herr segne euch, Chorus: Ihr seid die Gesegneten des Herrn (Jin-Xiang Yu, Soprano; Chad Smyser, Tenor; Matthew Dineiro, Bass).

Friday, April 27, 2012, 7:30 PM: Joint Sophomore Percussion Recital: Patrick Kennedy & Richard Weismantel. Christopher Dean, Mourning Dove Sonnet (Richard Weismantel). David Lang, The Anvil Chorus (Patrick Kennedy). Toshimitsu Tanaka, Two Movements for Marimba: I, II (Richard Weismantel). Christos Hatzis, Fertility Rites: I, II, III (Patrick Kennedy). Richard Festinger, Crossfire: I (Patrick Kennedy & Richard Weismantel).

Monday, April 30, 2012, 12:15 PM: Nota Bene Ensemble, Michael Lipsey, director and Alice Jones and David Cossin, coaches. Elliot Carter, Elegy (Dmitry Nikolaev, piano; Hector Milete, viola). Mauricio Kagel, Auftake, Sechshädig (Für klavier und schlagzeug) (Patrick Kennedy, Miguel Tepale, percussion; Monika Haar, piano). Marc Mellits, Red: 1. Moderately funky, 2. Fast, aggressive, vicious, 3. Moderate, with motion (CJ Dunaieff, Dorian Costanzo, percussion). Wolfgang Rihm, Deploration (Alexander Chimienti, percussion; Lauren Wuerth, flute; Courtney Strauss, cello). Richard Festinger, Crossfire for two percussionists (Patrick Kennedy, Richard Weismantel, percussion).

Monday, April 30, 2012, 12:15 PM: Bachelor of Arts Voice Recital: H. Roz Woll, coordinator and Youn Ju Namkoong, piano. Henry Purcell, The Fatal Hour (Andrew Oster, baritone). Arr. Benjamin Britten, At the Mid Hour of Night (Kiara Contreras, mezzo-soprano). Arr. Benjamin Britten, Dear Harp of My Country (Nathalie Escudero, soprano). Antonio Cesti, Intorno all'idol mio (Saisha Lacon, soprano). Franz Schubert, Die forelle (Julia Jee, soprano). Robert Schumann, Du bist wie eine Blume (Chris S. Loeschner, tenor). Vincenzo Bellini, Almen se non poss'io (Margaret D'Orio, soprano). Gioachino Rossini, Se il mio nome saper voi bramate from Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Carlos Ponce, tenor).

Monday, April 30, 2012, 12:30 PM. Lullabies & Love Songs presented by Jeremy Chan, piano. Osvaldo Golijov, Lua descolorida (Jin-Xiang "JX" Yu). Richard Strauss, Selected Dehmel Lieder: Wiegenlied, Op. 41a, No. 1, Waldseligkeit, Op. 49, No. 1, Befreit, Op. 31, No. 4 (Stefanie Izzo, soprano). Samuel Barber, Four Songs for Voice and Piano, Op. 13: Iv. Nocturne (Prokosch) (Jin-Xiang "JX" Yu, soprano). Sergei Rachmaninoff, Son, Op. 38, No. 5.

Monday, April 30, 4:45 PM. Technical and Administrative Staff Recital. J.S. Bach, Ouvertüre nach Französicher Art from Clavierübung II: I: Ouvertüre (Kareem Jarrett, harpsichord). Johannes Brahms, Waltzes, Op. 39 (Jane Cho and Andrew Saderman, piano). Percy Grainger, Molly on the Shore (Justin Tricarico, saxophone; Abram Korsunsky, piano). Christopher Deane, Morning Dove Sonnet (Richard Weismantel, vibraphone). N. Zivkovic, Suomentino (Joseph Tucker, vibraphone). Robert Schumann, "Im wundershönen monat Mai" from Dichterliebe and Johannes Brahms, Sonntag (Carlos Ponce, voice and Richard Weismantel, marimba).

Monday, April 30, 2012, 6:30 PM. Alexander Chimienti, Percussion BM Graduation Recital. Steve Reich, Marimba Phase (featuring Sean Kelly). Maki Ishii, Thirteen Drums. Minoru Miki, Time for Marimba. Wolfgang Rihm, Deploration: I, II (featuring Courtney Strauss, cello and Lauren Wuerth, flute). Arthur Kreiger, Occasional Demons.