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Concerts Presented December 2012

Monday, December 3, 4:45 pm. Piano Recital, Abram Korsunsky, student of Nina Lelchuk. W.A. Mozart, Piano Sonata in B-Flat Major (I. Allegro, II. Andante cantabile, III. Allegretto grazioso). J. Brahms, Three Intermezzi, Op. 117 (I. Andante moderato in E-Flat Major, II. Andante non troppo e con molto espressione in B-Flat minor, III. Andante con moto in C-Sharp minor). M Mussorgsky, Pictures At An Exhibition (Promenade, The Gnome, Promenade - The Old Castle, Promenade - Tuileries, The Oxcart, Promenade - The Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks, Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle, Promenade - The Martket at Limoges, Catacombs - Con mortuis in lingua mortua, The Hut on Fowl's Legs (Baba Yaga), The Great Gate of Kiev).

Monday, December 3, 6:30 pm. Bassoon Recital, Yu-Hsuan Lin. Alexandre Tansman, Sonatine pour Basson et Piano (Allegro con moto, Largo cantabile, Presto), with Carolyn Yuan, piano. Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, Sonate I Op. 14 Nr. 1 (Gravement, Legerement), with Cindy Baez, Bassoon. Gabriel Pierne, Solo de Concert Op. 35, with Carolyn Yuan, piano. Antonio Vivaldi, Bassoon Concerto in E minor (Allegro poco, Andante, Allegro), with Alex Hu, violin; Melanie Bonich, violin; Alex Wen, Viola; Sverre Bauge, Violoncello; Andrew Whitbeck, bass; Masayuki Maki, harpsichord.

Monday, December 3, 7:30 pm. Queens College Baroque String Ensemble (Dongmyung Ahn, Director). J.S. Bach (arr. Sarudiansky), Selections from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, with Dongmyung Ahn, Laura Huey, Erik Anderson. J.S. Bach, Orchestral Suite, No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068 (Overture, Air, Gavorre I, Gavotte II, Bouree, Gigue). Jean-Baptiste Lully, Suite Triomphe de l'Amour (Entrée des graces, Menuet, 2me Menuet, Air 2me Air, Gavotte, Bouree). Queens College Vocal Ensemble (James John, Conductor). Francis Poulenc, From Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël: O Magnum Mysterium, Quem Vidistis Pastores. William Byrd, Kyrie from Mass for Five Voices; Knut Nystedt, Gloria; William Walton, Set Me as a Seal Upon Thine Heart; with Chistina Guando, soprano; David Burkard, tenor. Einojuhani Rautavaara, Credo; Igor Stravinsky, Ave Maria; with Randall Horton, student conductor. Bruce Saylor, Sanctus - Benedictus from Missa Constantia. William Byrd, Agnus Dei from Mass for Five Voices.

Wednesday, December 5, 7:30 pm. An Evening of Saxophones, Paul Cohen, Coordinator. George Gerswhin (arr. Gerry Cappuccio), Prelude #2 (from Three Preludes). Joseph Trapanese, New York Rising, with Thomas Lee, soprano saxophone; Mitchell Guido, alto saxophone; George Weisman, tenor saxophone; L. Cody Hosza, baritone saxophone. Vincent Calianno, ginatera, for alto saxophone and tape, with Thomas Lee, alto saxophone. Leo Kraft, Carolina, Five Pieces for Alto Saxophone and Piano (I. Wake-Up Call, II. Interlude, III. Moment Musicale, IV. Mountain Air, V. Carolina), with John Kelly, alto saxophone; Grace Prestamo, piano. Lawson Lunde, Alpine Op. 37, Sonata for Soprano Saxophone and Piano, with John Kelly, soprano saxophone; Grace Prestamo, piano. George Weisman, Mad Clowns (Ryan Oberlin, soprano saxophone; Anthony Izzo, alto saxophone; John Kelly, tenor saxophone; Thomas Lee, baritone saxophone). Arthur Frackenpohl, Intrada, For Saxophone Sextet (Ryan Oberlin, soprano saxophone; Anthony Izzo, alto saxophone; Mitchell Guido, alto saxophone; Daniel Giacomini, tenor saxophone; Thomas Lee, baritone saxophone; John Kelly, bass saxophone). Spencer Dorn, Solenoid. Charles Ives (arr. Paul Cohen), Variations of America.

Thursday, December 6, 3 pm. Graduate Jazz Piano Ensemble, Jeff D'Antona with Jan Kus (tenor saxophone), Eduardo Belo (double bass), João Mota (drums). Last Stop Ditmars (D'Antona). The Way Home (D'Antona). Lights Out (D'Antona). The Stoop (D'Antona). Autumn in New York (Vernon Duke). 2nd Ave South (D'Antona).

Thursday, December 6, 6 pm. Graduate Recital, Jung Sungjo with Queens College Big Band (Saxophones: P. Sapia, G. Murphy, B. Flood, J. Hucq; Trombones: A. Dunkel, J. Burchett, J. Devassy, E. Cohen; Trumpets: M. Farkas, J. Porcelli, H. Stuart, M. Mossman; Rythms: B. Acosta, G. Kostopoulos, M. Duboule, J. Han, S. Fitzpatrick, J. Mota; Vocal: K. Yasuno). Hello Sammy (S. Jung), The Night with a Blue Moon (S. Jung), Here's that Rainy Day (J. Heusen), My Romance (R. Rogers), Bernie's Tune (B. Miller), Au Privave (C. Parker), It Never Entered My Mind (C. Porter), My Shining Hour (H. Arlen), Seoul Express (S. Jung)

Friday, December 7, 2 pm. Graduate Recital, Suk Kyung Jo, piano and composition with Hugh Stuart, trumpet; Leonor Falcón, violin; Ihkan Bae, alto sax; Jan Kus, tenor; Yasuno Katsuki, euphorium; Hansoi Choi, vibraphone; Kwangmoon Choi, bass; Sohee Kim, Drum. Farewell (S.K. Jo), Bare Foot (S.K. Jo), Sky Blue (S.K. Jo), Lady Bird (Tadd Dameron), Meditation (S.K. Jo), Milonga (S.K. Jo).

Friday, December 7, 7pm. Dominant 7 Composers' Recital. George Weisman - Mad Clowns (Queens Saxophone Quartet - Anthony Izzo, John Kelly, Thomass Lee, and Ryan Oberlin). Michael Lofaso - Any Color You Like (Russell Johnson, flute; Peter Mole, cello; Michael Lofaso, piano; Joe Tucker, percussion). Britlin Losee - Ave Maria (Women's choir a cappella). Anthony Izzo - Deck the Halls - theme and variation arrangement (Men's choir; Emily Murphy, piano). Andrew Whitebeck - Duo for Violin and Contrabass in G minor (Sergey Prokofyev, violin; Andrew Whitbeck, contrabass). Ely Moskowitz - Djinn Trio (David Valbuena, bass clarinet; Monika Haar, piano; Pat Kennedy, marimba). Britlin Losee - Te hiszel bennem - A Hungarian Love Song (Bianca Ferrante, viola; Kathryn Wieckhorst, soprano; Matthew Dineiro, piano). Vanessa Carmela - Psalm 23 (Women's choir; Zi Liang, piano). George Weisman - The Cherry-Snows (Mixed choir a cappella).

Monday, December 10. Bachelor of Arts Voice Recital, David Taubman, piano; Amanda Wai, piano; H. Roz Woll, coordinator. Alessandro Scarlatti, "Gia Il Sole Dal Gange" (Jacqueline D. Caruana, soprano). Alessandro Scarlatti, "O Cessate di Piagarmi" (Joseph Mineo, baritone). Benedetto Marcello, "Il Mio Bel Foco" (Sarah Montgomery, soprano). Antonio Vivaldi, "Piango Gemo Sospiro" (Christopher Pringle, baritone). Francisco Obradors, "Del Cabello Mas Sutil" (Ling Lopez). Carlos Guastavino, "La Rosa Y El Sauce" (Nathalie Escudero, mezzo soprano). Robert Schumann, "Die Blume der Ergebung" (Maggie D'Orio, soprano). Robert Schumann, Dichterliebe Op. 4, 1-3 (1. Im wunderschönen Monat Mai; 2. Aus meinen Tränen sprießen; 3. Die Rose, die Lilie, die Taube, die Sonne) (Andrew Oster, baritone). Jean-Baptiste Weckerlin, Jeune Fillette (Corin Greene, soprano). Aaron Copland, "Nature, the Gentlest Mother" (Christina Guando, sopranos). Aaron Copland, "Laurie's Song" from The Tender Land (Leah McClure, soprano). Franz Schubert, Halt! (Carlos Ponce, tenor).

Monday, December 10, 6:30 pm. Monologues - A Graduate Composition Recital, William Wheeler. Monologues (2007), Chulho Kim, trumpet; Genevieve Chaplin, double bass. Monologues Group III: Illumination (2011), Blanca Gonzalez, violin; Dorian Costanzo, congas. Monologues Group II: Returning Home (2010), Lauren Wuerth, flute; David Valbuena, clarinet. Monologues Group IV: The Night I Fell (2012), Svetlana Stegantseva, oboe; William Wheeler, bass clarinet. Spem in Alium (2011), Svetlana Stegantseva, oboe. The Quieting Thoughts (2010), Blanca Gonzalez, violin. Searching for Lambs (2011), William Wheeler, clarinet. Evening Star (2011), Jin-Xiang Yu, soprano; Monika Haar, celesta; Tomoko Sugawara, harp.

Wednesday, December 12, 12:15 pm. Balsam Piano Trio: Misaki Sekimoto, piano; Monica Martin, violin; Adele Mori, cello. Claude Debussy, Piano Trio in G major: I. Andantino con moto allegro; II. Scherzo Intermezzo (Moderato con allegro); III. Andante espressivo; IV. Final Appassionato. Arvo Part, Spiegel im Spiegel (for cello and piano). Johannes Brahms, Piano Trio no. 3 in C minor: I. Allegro energico, II. Presto non assai, III. Andante grazioso, IV. Allegro molto.

Thursday December 13, 3pm. Graduate Recital, João Mota, with Jeff D'Antona, piano; Jan Kus, tenor saxophone; Miki Hirosi, trumpet; Eduardo Belo, double bass. Filó Machado, Baião do Porão. João Mota, It Should Be. Bjork, 107 Steps. Hermeto Pascoal, Montreux. Wayne Shorter, Armageddon. Daniel D'Alcantra, Sambazz.

Thursday, December 13, 4:30pm. Wireless Transmission, Dean Olsher with the Queens College Jazz Band. Scott Joplin, Easy Winners. Claude Debussy, Andantino. Tony Murena, Indifférence. Thomas "Fats" Waller, Honeysuckle Rose. Nick Drake, River Man. Dean Olsher, The Darkest Day. Cathy Dennis, Henrik Jonback, Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg, Toxic.

Thursday, December 13, 7:30pm. The Queens College Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Women's Choice with the String Ensemble. Kristin J. Mozeiko, Symphonic Wind Ensemble Conductor; Sandra Babb, Women's Choir Conductor; Jane Lindamood, String Ensember Conducter; Richard Sang, Guest Conductor. Women's Choir: Ernani Aguiar, Pater Noster, from Tres Motetinos No. 2. Antonio Vivaldi, Christe Eleison, from Chamber Mass. Camille Saint-Saens, Ave Maria. Sunkyong Lee, Arirang, conducted by Sunkyong Lee; Christina Guando and Hyeong Eun Yu, soloists. VIDA/Arr. Culloton, Famine Song, Melanie Ramos, soprano; descant singers: Tiffany Bibuld, Dara Cappolone, Annmarie Errico, Tonianne Fanizzi, Britlin Losee, and Amelia Lubrano. Eric Whitacre, The Seal Lullaby. Stephen Schwartz/Arr. Snyder, For Good, from Wicked, Christina Guanda and Amelia Lubrano, soloists. Moses Hogan/Arr. Dilworth, My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord. Symphonic Wind Ensemble: Erland v. Koch, Saxophonia, Quartet for Saxophone Quartet and Wind Orchestra (I. Allegro deciso, II. Antante semplice, III. Allegro molto vivace). R. Vaughn Williams, Flourish for Wind Band. Sergey Prokofiev (Arr. Yoder), March, Op. 99. William Bolcom, Song, conducted by Alex Yu. Michael Ivanovich Glinka (Arr. Henning), Overture from Russian and Ludmilla, conducted Richard Sang. Encore: Leroy Anderson, Sleigh Ride.

Friday, December 14, 5pm. Bachelor of Music Degree Recital, Andrew Whitbeck, double bass. Johann Sebastian Bach, Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 (Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Menuet I - Menuet II, Gigue). Giovanni Bottesini, Concerto for Double Bass in A Minor (I. Allegro moderato, II. Andante, III. Allegro), with Joseph Martin, piano. Andrew Whitbeck, Duo for Violin and Double Bass in G Minor (I. Allegro vivace, II. Andante cantabili - Scherzando - Andante cantabilie, III. Rondo: Presto), with Sergey Prokofyev, violin. Encore.

Friday, December 14, 7:30pm. Piano Recital, Amanda Accardi. J.S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue No. 6 in D minor. The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I. W.A. Mozart, Piano Sonata No. 12 in F Major, K. 332 (I, II, III). John Cage, Amores (I. Solo for Prepared Piano, IV. Solo for Prepared Piano). Schumann, Arabeske in C major, Op. 18. Béla Bartók, Suite for Piano, Op. 14 (I. Allegretto, II. Scherzo).

Monday, December 17, 7:30pm. Semester Final Concert, Chamber Orchestra/Nota Bene, Charles Neidich, director. John Adams, Chamber Symphony. Arnold Schoenberg, Suite, op. 29 (Overture, Tanzschritte, Thema mit Variationen, Gigue). Bela Bartok, Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion. Jennifer Higdon, Zaka. Igor Stravinsky, Dumbarton Oaks Concerto in Eb (Tempo Giusto, Allegretto, Con moto).

Tuesday, December 18, 8pm. Autumn 2012 Premiers, Final Concert: PUBLIQuartet, Michael Lombardi and QC Performers. Grace EunHye Sun, The Cube. Jonathan Sirlin, Run With It. Hansol Choi, Lullaby for Horn. Michael Lofaso, [Untitled]. Shine Hwang, [Untitled]. Will Wheeler, Song Without Words. Sam Hoyland, 2 for 1. Matthew Perez, I'm a Baritone, with Alex Shirling, baritone; David Taubman, piano. Matthews Perez, They That Wait, with Candace Matthew, soprano; David Taubman, piano. Michael Lofaso, Christmas Time is Here (A Christmas Suite for Charlie Brown), with Sergey Prokofyev and Erica Gailing, violins; Hector Milete, viola; Peter Mole, violoncello. Hansol Choi, Sal-Pul-Ee. Ely Moskowitz, Horn Miniature: Adagio. Jonathan Caro, Wave. Matthew Perez, Sorrow. Roy Anthony Vanegas, sinoshan. George Weisman, Warning Call. Jeremy Barbaro, A Trip to the Petting Zoo. PUBLIQUARTET: Jonathan Sirlin, Space Frankfurters. Sam Hoyland, Four Prolation Canons. Ely Moskowitz, Strait Jacket. Roy Anthony Vanegas, .: tinistrind :.. Jonathan Caro, Epimetheus, Howie Kenty, [Unknown].

Wednesday, December 19, 8pm. Clarinet Recital: Alex Yu, clarinet; Mariko Furukawa, piano; Aiko Imaizumi, piano; Cindy Baez, bassoon; Stefanie Izzo, soprano. Robert Schumann, Romanzen, Op. 94 (Nicht Schnell, Einfach, innig, Nicht Schnell). Mikhail Glinka, Trio Pathétique for Clarinet, Bassoon and Piano (Largo, Allegro con spirito). Leonard Bernstein, Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (Grazioso, Andantino - Vivace e leggiero). Encore: Brahms, 1st Sonata, 2nd MVT.

Thursday, December 20, 3pm. Graduate Recital, Michael Farkas, trumpet, with Roy Fortunato, tenor sax; Jeff D'Antona, piano; Andrew Grau, bass; Mauro Satalino, drums. Clifford Brown, Daahoud. Duke Jordan, Jordu. Jimmy Van Heusen/Johnny Burke, Here's That Rainy Day. Bronislau Kaper/Ned Washington, On Green Dolphin Street. John Klenner/Sam M. Lewis, Just Friends. Bob Haggert/Johnny Burke, What's New? Clifford Brown, Joy Spring. Joe Henderson, Recorda-Me.

Thursday, December 20, 4pm. Jazz Recital, Emilio Solla. No Program. Track 1, Track 2, Track 3, Track 4, Track 5, Track 6.

Friday, December 21, 3pm. Jazz Recital, Sana Nagano. No Program. Wanted, The Man in Red, [Unknown], This is It, Karma.