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Concerts Presented May 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 7:30 PM. Hubert Howe and Friends: A Concert of (Mostly) Premieres. Hubert Howe, Emergence (Timbre Study No. 8) (*) (electronic playback). Nina Siniakova, Nocturne (*) (Nina Siniakova, piano). Hubert Howe, 19-tone Clusters (Linda Past, dancer). Raoul Pleskow, Music for Four Instruments (*) (Hsiang-Lin Wang, flute; Yu-Hsuan Lin, bassoon; Sara Aratake, clarinet; Aiko Imaizumi, piano; Ben Arendsen, conductor). Hubert Howe, Chimera (*) (Andrew Borkowski, cello). John Melby, "For Milton" for soprano and computer (*) (Patricia Sonego, soprano). Hubert Howe, Trio: I, II, III (**) (Sara Aratake, clarinet, Andrew Borkowski, cello; Aiko Imaizumi, piano; Ben Arendsen, conductor). (*) World Premiere (**) United States Premiere.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 12:15 PM: Queens College Brass Ensemble, David Jolley, director ( Frank Huber, Joanne Ladalia, Kate Goddard, Michael Stupakevich, Melaina Badalia, T. J. Cusack, Alyssa Blumenthal, Gunyong Lee, Jake Matusoff, Gary Garzetta, Nicholas Lombardi, Jonathan Altman-Ezzard and guests: Gary Padmore, Seungheun Park, and Jonathan Quatela). J.S. Bach, Chorale "Herrlich, Num Muss 'Ich Thutlich Stehen" ("O Lord, Now Must I Stand Faithfully By You"). Heinrich Schutz/arr. Mase, Three Italian Madrigals: I. Feriteve, ferrit, II. D'orrida selce alpine, III. Fiamma ch'allacia. J.S. Bach, Three Sinfonia in Three Voices: Allegro-Andante-Allegro vivo. Bela Bartok/arr. Jolley, Rumanian Dances: I. Allegro moderato, II. Braul, III. Pe loc, IV. Buciemeana, V. Poarca Romaneasca, VI. Maruntel (Micahel Scaanza, Elizabeth Harraman, Tim Thompson: Special Guest Performers from the Manhattan School of Music). Anton Reicha, Three Trios for Horns: Andante-Allegro-Lento-Allegro vivo (Michael Stupakevich, Michael Lombardi, David Jolley). Alberto Ginastera/arr. Jolley: Danza del gaucho matrero (QC Brass Ensemble).

Thursday, May 3, 2012, 2 PM: Antonio Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons): Violin Concertos, Op. 8 Nos. 1-4 ( Melanie Bonich, Alex Hu, Sergey Prokofyev, and Heesun Shin: violins, Prof. Daniel Phillips: viola, Jae Hee Park: cello, Andrew Whitbeck: bass, Masayuki Maki: harpsichord, and Jin-Siang Yu:narrator) . Concerto No. 1 in E major, R. 269, Spring: Allegro, Largo, Allegro (Melanie Bonich, soloist). Concerto No. 2 in G minor, R. 315, Summer: Allegro non Molto, Adagio e piano-Presto e forte, Presto (Alex Hu, soloist). Concerto No. 3 in F major, R. 293, Autumn: Allegro, Adagio Molto, Allegro (Sergey Prokofyev, soloist). Concerto No. 4, R. 297, Winter: Allegro non Molto, Largo, Allegro (Heesun Shin, soloist).

Thursday, May 3, 2012, 4 PM. MA Jazz Degree Recital: Changwon Lee, composition with QC Bigband & friends. Changwon Lee, Light in the Dark (Guido Gonzalez- trumpet, flugelhorn, Paolo Sapia-alto saxophone, Michael Kihn-drums, Peng Ji-bass, Kyoungwhan Moon-piano). Lee, Night Flying (For Saint Exupery) (Yasuno Katasuk-trombone, Guido Gonzalez-trumpet, flugelhorn, Paolo Sapia-Alto saxophone, Michael Kihn- drums, Peng Ji-bass, Kyoungwhan Moon-piano). Joe Henderson, Caribbean Fire Dance, and Lee, Apostrophize the Sun thus and Lee, I come with the Rain (Tribute: Bob Brookmeyer) (Sungjo Jung-tenor saxophone, Prof. Dean Saghafi-alto saxophone, Ikhan Bae-alto saxophone, Jason O'Connor-tenor saxophone, Dean Olsher-baritone saxophone; Trumpets: Scott Kulick, Ryan King, Brian Lotze, Ryan Messina; Trombones: Yasuno Katasuk, Jamie Burchett, Amadis Dunkel, Justin Peterson, Gunyong Lee; Luiz Ebert-drums; Peng Ji-bass; Kyoungwhan Moon-piano).

Thursday, May 3, 2012, 7:30 PM: Festival of Winds: Queens College Symphonic Wind & Saxophone Ensemble, Dr. Kristin Mozeiko and Dr. Paul Cohen, directors ( Flute/Piccolo: Peter Arfsten, Jennifer Forese, Courtney Scarpati, Jooheui Lee, Yeh-Jihn Park, ToniAnn Fanizzi, Johanna Paez. Oboe: Karen Kupferberg, Corina Antonucci. Bassoon:Yu Hsuan Lin, Nena Kunnateerachadalai. Bb Clarinet: Theresa Occhiogrosso, Michael Berger, Christina Rivera, Jonathan Buissereth, Daniel Giacomini, Joanna Rocco, Goretti Roiss. Bass Clarinet: Justin Tricarico. Alto Saxophone: Anthony Izzo, Mitchell Guido, Alkestis Alexiou. Tenor Saxophone: Thomas Lee. Trumpet/Cornet: Michael Bonasera, Brian Ansel, David Grossman, Michael Oberer, Matt Rippert, Brianna Benitez. French Horn: Michael Stupakevich, Bryan Kupferman, Jordan D'Argenio, TJ Cusack. Trombone: Emily Koutsoftas, Francis Gowrie, Rebecca Farrell. Euphonium: Alyssa Blumenthal. Tuba: Jonathan Altman-Ezzard. Percussion: Patrick Kennedy, Richard Weismantel, Charles Dunaieff, Hansol Choi, Huyong Kim, Estafania Pardo, Alexander Chimienti. Piano/Student Conductor: Adam Kaufman. ). John Philip Sousa (Arr. Paul Yoder), Washington Post March. Norman Dello Joio, Variants on a Medieval Tune. Judith Bingham, Bright Spirit. N. Rimsky-Korsacov, Concerto for Trombone and Band. Dimitri Shostakovich (Transcribed by Donald Hunsberger), Galop. Aaron Copland, Our Town. Harold Schiffman, Concertino for Saxophones.

Thursday, May 3, 2012, 4 PM. MA Jazz Degree Recital: Ryan King, trumpet with Kyoungwhan Moon-piano, Yuta Tanaka-bass and Luiz Ebert-drums. Rogers/Hart, Blue Room. Lerner/ Loewe, I've Grown Accustomed to her Face. Lee Konitz, Subconscious-Lee. Raye/DePaul, You Don't Know What Love Is. Bowman, East of the Sun.

Thursday, May 3, 2012, 4 PM. MA Jazz Degree Recital: Sejin Bae, piano with Guido Gonzalez-trumpet, Jan Kus-tenor saxophone, Peng Ji-bass and Spiro Sinigos-drums. Sejin Bae, Prelude (Dedicated to Bill Evans). Jerome Kern (arr. Sejin Bae), The Song Is You. Mccoy Tyner (arr. Sejin Bae), Passion Dance. Sejin Bae, Even Though I Knew, It Was. Bae, You Know What? Jimmy Heath (arr. Sejin Bae), C. T. A.

Friday, May 4, 2012, 11:30 AM: Certificate Recital: Sarah Rose Taylor, mezzo-soprano with Richard Liebowitz, pianist. Robert Schumann, A Selection of Songs from Frauenliebe und Leben: Seit ich ihn gesehen, Er, der Herrlichste von allen, Du Ring an meinem Finger, Nunhast du mir den ersten Schmerz getan. Manuel de Falla, Siete Canciones Populares Españolas: El paño Moruno, Seguidilla Murciana, Asturiana, Jota, Nana, Canción, Polo. Reynaldo Hahn, French Songs: A Chloris, L'heure exquise, Mai, Tyandaris, L'enamourée.

Friday, May 4, 2012, 3 PM: Graduate Cello Recital: Andrew Borkowski with mara Valmonte, piano. J.S. Bach, Suite for Unaccompanied Cello no. 4 in E-flat major, BWV 1010: Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Bourree I & II, Gigue. Franz Schubert, Sonata in A minor, "Arpeggionne" d. 821: Allegro Moderato, Adagio, Allegretto. Samuel Barber, Sonata for Cello and Piano in C minor, Op. 6: Allegro ma non Troppo, Adagio, Allegro Appassionato.

Friday, May 4, 2012, 11:30 AM: Senior Recital of Douglas Sabo, tenor with Youn Ju Namkoong, pianist. Stefano Donaudy, O del mio amato ben. Vincenzo Bellini, Tre arietta: Il fervid desiderio, Dolente imagine di fille mia, Vaga luna, che inargenti. Bellini, Ma rendi, pur contento. Gaetano Donizetti, Amiamo. Gabriel Fauré, Lydia. Claude Debussy, Romance and Mandoline. Johannes Brahms, Es Steht ein Lind. Robert Schumann, Jasminenstrauch. Robert Schubert, Der Musensohn. Felix Mendelssohn, "Ye people rend your hearts..If with all your heart" from Elijah. Benjamin Britten, Avenging and Bright. Arr. William Arms Fisher, Silent O Moyle, Be the Roar of thy Water. B. Britten, The Minstrel Boy. Arr. Margery Hargest Jones, The Rose of Tralee. Arr. W.A. Fisher, Down by the Salley Gardens and Broken Song. I'll Take You Home Again. Ture Lure Lure.

Friday, May 4, 2012, 6:30 PM. Student Recital: "Found in Translation," Carissa Allen, Christina Guando and Jin-Xiang Yu, sopranos with Jeremy Chan and Joseph Martin, pianos. Gabriel Fauré, Mandoline and Claude Debussy, Mandoline (Carissa Allen, soprano and Jeremy Chan, piano). Robert Schumann, Kennst du das land? and Franz Schubert, Kennst du das land? (Christina Guando, soprano and Jeremy Chan, piano). Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Suleika and Franz Schubert, Suleika II (Carissa Allen, soprano and Jeremy Chan, piano). Aaron Copland, Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson, No. 5, "Heart We Will Forget Him" and John Woods Duke, Six Poems by Emily Dickinson, No. 2: "Heart We Will Forget Him" (Christina Guando, soprano) . Gabriel Fauré, Clair de lune, Op. 46 No. 42.Alphons Diepenbrock, Clair de lune. Claude Debussy, Fête Galante I," L. 32 No. 2 Quatre chansons de jeunesse. (Jin-Xiang Yu, soprano and Jeremy Chan, piano). Claude Debussy, Suite Bergamasque III: Clair de lune (Joseph Martin, piano). Claude Debussy, "Clair de lune," L. 80 No. 3 from Fêtes Galante, Jósef-Zygmunt Szulc, "Clair de lune," Op. 83 No. I Dix melodies sur des poésies de Verlaine. (Jin-Xiang Yu, soprano and Jeremy Chan, piano).

Monday, May 7, 2012, 12:15 PM: Open Forum Student Recital, Dr. Sandra Babb, Coordinator. Andrew Lloyd Weber, Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (Lauren Nicole Gepes, soprano). Johannes Brahms, Intermezzo, Op. 118 No. 6 in E-flat minor (Dora Galit, piano). Traditional Spiritual, arr. Edward Boatner, Good News (Saisha Lacon, soprano). Francis Poulenc, Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (David Valbuena, clarinet and Aiko Imaizumi, piano). Frédéric Chopin, Ballade No. 3 (Jenny Chan, piano). Aaron Copland, Heart, We Will Forget Him (Christina Guando, soprano).

Monday, May 7, 2012, 4:45 PM: Danielle Sametz, violin, Cullan Bryant, collaborative pianist. Béla Bartók, Sonana No. 2 for Violin and Piano, Sz. 76: Molto moderato, Allegretto. Johann Sebastian Bach, Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005: Largo, Allegro assai. Niccolò Paganini, Caprice No. 15 in e minor, Op. 1. Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata No. 7 for Violin and Piano in c minor, Op. 30, No. 2: Allegro con brio, Adagio cantabile, Scherzo: Allegro, Finale: Allegro; Presto.

Monday, May 7, 2012, 6:30 PM: Bachelor of Music Trombone Recital: Nicholas Lombardi with David Taubman, accompanying. George Philipp Telemann, Sonata in F minor: I. Andante cantabile, II. Allegro, III. Andante, IV. Vivace. Eric Ewazen, Ballade for Bass Trombone. Johann Sebastian Bach, Erbarme Dich from the Mätthaus-Passion. Ferdinand David, Konzertino fur Pousane und Orchester, Op. 4: I. Allegro, II. Andante Marcia funebre, III. Allegro. Encore: Schumann, Drei Romanzen, 2nd movement.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 4:30 PM: Dominant 7 Composition Recital. Joseph Ducharme Martin, Étude No. 1 in D flat major (For Large Stretches) (Joseph Ducharme Martin, piano). Alida Torres, Los Tiempos duros y oscuros for voice & piano: l. Cancion del Gitano apaleado (Monika Haar, piano; Kyle Weekes, baritone) 2. Luna, Luna, Luna, Luna… (Monika Haar, piano; Alida Torres, alto). Emmanuel Sikora, Harvest Moon, By the Brook, Farewell Waltz (Emmanuel Sikora, piano). Anthony Izzo, Dance of the Fay for piano (Joanna Rocco, piano). Ely Moskowitz, Piano Variations: "Parisian Bells" (Dora Galit, piano). Britlin Losee, Fate and Faith Songs for women's choir and piano: 1. A Twist of Fate, 2. You Give Me Faith (Jin-Xiang "JX" Yu, soloist; Grace Prestamo, piano). Alida Torres, Playing with the gypsies for toy piano, violin and cello (Monika Haar, toy piano; Tahirih Zorich, violin & Ching Wai Lo, cello). Ely Moskowitz, Solo cello Sonata: "The Valiant" (Daeil Yang, cello). Anthony Izzo, Choir arrangement of Chorale 55 by J.S. Bach. George Weisman & David Burkard, Dreamcatcher for mixed choir. George Weisman, Azure Waves for mixed choir (David Burkard, soloist).

Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 12:15 PM: QC Saxophone Studio Concert. Barbara York, Conversations: I. Allegretto (Anthony Izzo-alto saxophone, Alyssa Blumenthal-euphonium, Jia Lu-piano). Robert Sirota, Diners: II. Breakfast at the Miss Florence Northampton, Massachusetts. Chris Dedrick, Sensitivity: I. Andante, II. Allegro, III. Lento-Tempo I (Queens Quartet: Ryan Oberlin-soprano saxophone, Anthony Izzo-alto saxophone, Thomas Lee-tenor/baritone saxophone, John Kelly-baritone/tenor saxophone). Adrienne Albert, Japanese Gardens (Thomas Lee-tenor saxophone, Kate Goddard-violin, Dora Galit-piano). George Handy, Saxophone Quartet II. Milan Kaderavek, Introduction and Allegro Anthony Izzo-soprano saxophone, Greg Schneiderman-alto saxophone, Mitch Guido-tenor saxophone, Dan Giacomini-baritone saxophone). Aaron Copland/arr. Paul Cohen, Our Town. Harold Schiffman, Concertine for Saxophones: I. - Vivo, II. - Lento e flessible, III. - Preciso (Saxophone Ensemble).

Thursday, May 10, 2012, 3 PM. MA Jazz Performance Degree Recital: Joel Mateo, percussion. Joel Mateo, Lola's World. A. Manzanero (Arr. J. Mateo), Esta Tarde vi Llover. Mateo, Kyara. Wayne Shorter (Arr. J. Mateo), Ana Maria. Mateo, La Certeza. John Coltrane (Arr. J. Mateo), Moment's Notice. (Milton Barreto-sax, Melanie Lozano-vocal, Francisco Lelo de Larrea-guitar, Jorn Swart-piano, Dan Martinez-bass, Joel Mateo-drums).

Thursday, May 10, 2012, 8 PM: MA Degree Cello Recital: Jiliane Russo with David Taubman, piano. J.S. Bach:, Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009: Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Bourree I & II, Gigue. Richard Boukas, Choro Branco. Boukas, Serenata (Richard Boukas, guitar). Édouard Lalo, Concerto in D minor: I. Prelude – Allegro maestoso, II. Intermezzo – allegro presto – Andantino, III. Introduction – Allegro vivace (David Taubman, piano). Encore: "My heart is yours."

Friday, May 11, 2012, 2 PM: MA Jazz Performance Degree Recital: Ryan Messina, trumpet. Lennie Tritano, 317 East 32nd. Words by Leo Robin, Music by Richard Whiting and Newell Chase, My Ideal. Billy Bauer, Marionette. Johnny Green, Body and Soul. Richard M. Jones, Trouble in Mind. Lee Konitz, Subconscious Lee (David Bertrand-flute, Atsushi Ouchi-sax, Ryan Messina-trumpet, Sejin Bae-piano, Evan Jagels-bass, Sohee Kim-drums).

Friday, May 11, 2012, 3 PM: MA Jazz Performance Degree Recital: Patrick Falco, bass. Horace Silver, The Preacher. Mitch Marcus, Weekend at Bernie's. John Scofield, Southern Pacific. Duke Ellington, In a Sentimental Mood. Ross Martin, Task Avoidance. Wes Montgomery, Full House. Patrick Falco, Monkey Bars. Oscar Pettiford, Blues in the Closet. (Mitch Marcus-tenor saxophone, Ross martin-guitar, Sebastien Ammann-piano, Danny Wolf-drums, Patrick Falco-bass).

Friday, May 11, 2012, 3 PM: Queens College String Ensemble. P. Tchaikovsky, Serenade for Strings: Andante non troppo. Felix Mendelssohn, Sinfonia no. 8 in D Major: Adagio e Grave, Allegro Molto. Edvard Grieg, Holberg Suite, op. 40: Prelude, Sarabande, Gavotte and Musette, Air, Rigaudon.

Friday, May 11, 2012, 3 PM: MA Classical Performance Degree Recital: Greg Schneiderman, saxophone. Bernard Heiden, Diversion for Alto Saxophone and Piano (Greg Schneiderman-alto saxophone, Rima Fand-piano). George Handy, Quartet #2 (Anthony Izzo-soprano saxophone, Greg Schneiderman-alto saxophone, Mitchell Guido-tenor saxophone, Thomas Lee-baritone saxophone). Walter Hartley, Petite Suite (for solo alto saxophone) (Greg Schneiderman-alto saxophone). James DiPasquale, Sonata for Tenor Saxophone and Piano (Greg Schneiderman-alto saxophone, Kristin Barone-piano). Jay (Yair) Vilnai, Three Day Wedding: I, II III (Premiere) (Greg Schneiderman-alto saxophone, David Whitwell-trombone, Chad Walther-tuba, Patrick O'Reilly-percussion).

Friday, May 11, 2012, 5 PM: B Mus Graduation Degree Recital: Nora Mooney, soprano with Youn Ju Namkoong, piano. W.A. Mozart, Vado, ma dove? K. 583. Johannes Brahms, Feldeinsamkeit, Es Träumte mir, Geheimnis, Die Mainacht. Samuel Barber, Hermit Songs: I. At Saint Patrick's Purgatory, II. Church Bell at Night, III. St. Ita's Vision, IV. The Heavenly Banquet, V. The Crucifixion, VI. Sea – Snatch, VII. Promiscuity, VIII. The Monk and His Cat, IX. The Praises of God, X. The Desire for Hermitage. Franz Liszt, Enfant, si j'étais roi, S'il est un charmant gazon, Oh! Quand je dors. Ravel, Bolero.

Friday, May 11, 2012, 8 PM: B Mus Graduation Degree Recital: Miguel Tepale, percussion. Joseph Tompkins, Ten Style Studies: Flanders Field. Mauricio Kagel, Rrrrrrr.., six duos for two percussionists: 4. Rim shots & Co. (Ryan Colichio, snare drum). Steven Mackey, See Ya Thursday. Elliot Carter, Eight Pieces for Four Timpani: VII. Canaries. Iannis Xenakis, Rebonds: A, B. Mauricio Kagel, Auftakte, Sechshändig (Monika Haar, piano; Patrick Kennedy, percussion).

Monday, May 14, 2012, 2 PM: MA Classical Performance Degree: Eddie Findeisen, violin with Misaki Sekimoto, piano. Johannes Brahms, Sonatensatz in C Minor, WoO 2. Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata for Piano and Violin in G Major No. 10, Op. 96: 1. Allegro Moderato, 2. Adagio Espressivo, 3. Scherzo: Allegro, 4. Poco Allegretto. Edvard Grieg, Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3: 1. Allegro Molto ed Appassionato, 2. Allegretto Espressivo alla Romanza-Allegro, 3. Allegro Animato.

Monday, May 14, 2012, 4:45 PM: Balsam Piano Trio Recital: Misaki Sekimoto, piano; Monica Martin, violin and Adele Mori, cello. Johannes Brahms, Piano Trio # 2 in C Major: 1., 2., 3.

Monday, May 14, 2012, 6:30 PM: MA Classical Performance Degree: Jungyoon Choi, cello with Pei-Hsuan Tsai, piano. Johann Sebastian Bach, Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011: 1. Prelude, 2. Allemande, 3. Courante, 4. Sarabande, 5. Gavottes, 6. Gigue. Frederic Chopin, Polonaise Brillante, Op. 3. Francis Poulenc, Sonate for Piano and Cello: I. Allegro-Tempo di marcia, II. Cavatine, III. Ballabile, IV. Finale.

Monday, May 14, 2012, 8 PM: MA Classical Performance Degree: Kathryn Wieckhorst, soprano (with Miori Sugiyama-piano, Dani Sametz-violin, Sergey Prokofyev-violin, Monica Martin-viola, and Andrew Borkowski-cello). Claude Debussy, Ariettes Oubliées: I. C'est l'extase, II. Il pleure dans mon Coeur, IV. Chevaux de bois. Joel Mandelbaum, The Past is Now: I. The Tides, II. December Moon, III. Rinsing the Eye. Robert Schumann, Gedichte der Königen Maria Stuart: I. Abscheid von Frankreich, II. Nach der Geburt ihres Sohnes, III. An die Königen Elizabeth, IV. Abschied von der Welt, V. Gebet. Ottorino Respighi, Il Tramonto. Encore: Guiseppe Verdi, La Traviata (excerpt).

Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 6 PM: Rachel Jung, violin (with Joseph Liccardo-piano, Seyoon Eom-violin, Drew Youmans-violin, Angela D'Alotto-viola, Jaehee Park-cello). Beethoven, Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24: Allegro. Dvorak, Romantic Pieces, Op. 75: Allegro Moderato, Allegro Maestoso, Allegro Appassionato. Franck, Sonata in A major for violin and Piano: Allegro ben moderato, Allegro, Ben moderato-Recitative Fantasia. Mozart, String Quintet No. 4 in g minor: Allegro.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 8 PM: The Queens College New Music Group presents Multimedia Concert featuring the Queens College Performers. Adam Kaufman, Pure Imagination (Sean Moonsammy-baritone, Jenn Forese & Pete Amo-flutes, Karen Kupferberg-oboe, David Valbuena & Sara Aratake-clarinets, Cindy Baez-bassoon, Michael Stupak & Kate Goddard-horns, Brianna Benitez-trumpet, Gun-Yong Lee-trombone, Alyssa Blumenthal-euphonium, Stephanie Babirak-harp, Jeremy Chan-piano, Sergey Prokofyev, Adrianna Mateo & Daniel Pukach-violin 1, Erica Gailing & Alex Hu-violin 2, Hector Milete & Monica Martin-viola, Jiliane Russo-cello, Andrwew Whitbeck-bass, CJ Dunaieff & Sean Kelly-percussion). Ely Moskowitz, Sonata for Solo Cello (Valiant): Movement One (Daeil Yang-cello). David Menchell, Sonatina for Piano (Kristin Barone-piano). Michael Lofaso, String Quartet (Erica Gailing & Sergey Prokofyev-violin, Hector Milete-viola and Peter Mole-cello). Sunkyong Lee, Sanjo (Soo-Hyun Jeon-clarinet). Howie Kenty, Bone and Symbols (Howie Kenty-laptop and percussion). Maria Mykolenko, Vsiunoshna (All night Mass) (Kathryn Wieckhorst-soprano, Chad Smyser-tenor, Greg Hammontree-trumpet and Kristin Barone-piano). Sunny Knable, Pattern Behavior: III. Allegro con brio (Sarah Carrier-flute, sunny Knable-piano, Kara Cooper, Nicole Romanelli & Keith Whitney-dancers, Melissa Wilson-choreography). William Wheeler, Lunar Mythology (Cindy Baez-bassoon, Kate Goddard-horn, Monika Haar-celesta, Blanca Cecilia Gonzalez & Monica Behler-violin, Melanie Tomsky-viola, Lara Brodsky-violoncello, Genevieve Chapin-bass, William Wheeler-conductor, Travis Poland (Folk God) and Hayley Swinburne (Moon)- dancers, Teresa Anne Volgenau-choreography.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 8 PM. Student Recital: Jake Matusoff, trombone. Franz Strauss, Nocturne, Op. 7 (Trombone and piano). Lars Erik-Larsson, Contertino: 1., 2., 3 (Trombone and Piano). Leonard Bernstein, Elegy for Mippy II (Solo Trombone). Duet for Two Trombones Rubank #16 (Featuring Haim Avitsur). Henry Filmore (Arr. by Paul Goyeau: I. Lasus Trombone, and Johann Sebastian Bach, 2. Chorale, and John Phillip Sousa (Arr. by Brad Howland), Stars and Stripes Forever (Trombone Quartet: Gun Yong Lee, Alyssa Blumenthal, Jake Matusoff, Gary Garzetta). Stjepan Sulek, Sonata "Vox Gabrieli" (Trombone and Piano).

Thursday, May 17, 2012, 3 PM: Promotional Recital for Bach Workshop "Performing Bach in Baroque Style: For Players of Modern Instruments:" Hsiang-Lin Wang, flute and Masayuki Maki, harpsichord. Johann Sebastian Bach, Fantasia in A minor, BWV 922. Sonata for Flute and obbligato Harpsichord in G minor, BWV 1020. Sonata for flute and Obbligato Harpsichord in E flat major, BWV 1031. Sonata for Flute and Obbligato Harpsichord in B minor, BWV 1030.

Thursday, May 17, 2012, 3 PM: MA Jazz Performance Degree: Hyuck Chang, piano (with Guido Gonzalez-trumpet, David Engelhard-alto saxophone, Yuta Tanaka-bass, Spiro Sinigos-drums). Bud Powll, Celia. Hyuck Chang, Weird Town. Herbie Hancock, One Finger Snap. Arr. by Hyuck Chang based on All The Things You Are, All The Things We Are. Johnny Green, Body and Soul. Wayne Shorter, Yes or No.

Friday, May 18, 2012, 2 PM: MA Jazz Performance Degree: Guido Gonzalez, trumpet (with David Engelhard-alto sax, Yasuno Katsuki-euphonium, Seoyoun Yang-piano, Eunjin Lee-bass, Joao Mota-drums). Booker Little, Opening Statement. JS Bach, Prelude from Suite 1 Six Suites for Violoncello. Booker Little, Rounder's Mood. Roberto Cantoral, El Reloj. Jimmy Heath, C.T.A.

Friday, May 18, 2012, 3 PM: MA Jazz Performance Degree: Richard Parker, tenor sax (with Yoojin Park-violin, Seoyoun Yang-piano, Andrew Lim-guitar, E. Bugra Balci-electric bass, Joao Mota-drums). Yoojin Park, Dancing Blossom. Richard Parker, Brooklyn Nights. Richard Rogers/Lorenz Hart, Lover. Dedette Lee Hill/Willard Robinson, Old Folks. Mark Turner, Blues.

Friday, May 18, 2012, 3 PM: Student Recital: Alyssa Blumenthal, euphonium (from the studio of Professor Haim Avitsur). Gordon Jacob, Fantasia for euphonium and band (Dr. Konstantza Chernov, piano). Vladimir Cosma, Euphonium Concerto: I. allegro Assai (Dr. Konstantza Chernov, piano). Barbara York, Conversations: I. Allegretto, II. Lento, III. Jaunty (Anthony Izzo, alto saxophone and Jia Lu, piano). Simone Mantia, Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms (Dr. Konstantza Chernov, piano).

Thursday, May 18, 2012, 4 PM: MA Jazz Performance Degree: David Engelhard, alto saxophone (with Guido Gonzalez-trumpet, Francisco Lelo De Larrea-guitar, Yago Vasquez-piano, Georgios Kostopoulos-bass, Mauro Satalino-drums). Gene DePaul, You Don't Know What Love Is. David Engelhard, I guess this is how it was meant to be for us. Ornette Coleman, Lonely Woman. Duke Ellington, Ballade for Very Tired and Very Sad Lotus Eaters. Murilo Antunes, Flavio Venturini, Nascente.

Friday, May 18, 2012, 5 PM: B Mus Degree Recital: Nicholle Bittlingmeyer, mezzo-soprano with Youn Ju Namkoong, piano. Henry Purcell, 'Tis Nature's Voice (Ode to St. Cecelia). Vincenzo Bellini, Two songs from Composizioni di camera: L'abbandono, Per pieta, bell'idol mio. Robert Schumann, Selections from Frauenliebe und-leben: Seit ich ihn gesehen, Er, der Herrlichste von allen, Du Ring an meinem finger, Helft mir, ihr Schwestern, Süßer Freund, du blackest mich erwundert an, Nun hast du mir den ersten Schmerz getan. Reynaldo Hahn, French Songs: À Chloris, Infidélité, D'une prison, Offrande. Xavier Montsalvatge, Cuba dentro de un piano, Punto de Habanera, Chévere, Cancion de Cuna, Canto Negro. Georges Bizet, Habanera from Carmen.

Friday, May 18, 2012, 5 PM: Graduate Certificate Violin Recital: Rachel Wittrig. Brahms, Sonata No. 1 in G major: 1. Vivace ma non troppo, 2. Adagio, 3. Allegro molto moderato (Cullan Bryant, piano). Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 8 in C minor: 1. Largo, 2. Allegro molto, 3. Allegretto (Natalia Kozel, violin; Hector Milete, viola; Erik Andersen, cello). Prokofiev, Sonata no. 2 in D Major: 1. Moderato, 2. Scherzo: Presto, 3. Andante, 4. Allegro con brio (Cullan Bryant, piano).

Friday, May 18, 2012, 7:30 PM: An Evening of Women in Song: Queens College Women's Choir, Dr. Sandra Babb, conductor; H. Roz Woll, assistant conductor; Sarah Hyo Jung Lee, accompanist. I. Songs of Faith: Hildegard von Bingen, O frondens virga. Bíanca María Meda, Ardete, celestas flammæ. Arr. Nina Gilbert, Three Shaker Spirituals: Oh the Beautiful Treasure, We Will Walk With Mother and Mourn, Hop Up and Jump Up. Rosephanye Powell, Sícut Cervus (H. Roz Woll, conductor). II. Songs of Life and Love: Libby Larsen, Hula Hoop Summer (Dara Coppolone, soloist). Gwyneth Walker, Love is a Rain of Diamonds (Nathalie Escudero, Britlin Losee, Sarah Jean Montgomery & Brittany Rainess, soloists). Britlin Losee, Fate and Faith Songs (Britlin Losee, conductor and Sarah Jean Montgomery & Brittany Rainess, soloists). Bulgarian Folk Song, Svatba (H. Roz Woll, conductor). III. Songs of Remembrance: Thea Musgrave, My Grandmother's Love Letters (Brittany Rainess, soloist). Joan Szymko, There are no farewells. Laura Farnell, Remember Me. IV. Songs of Strength and Hope: Bernice Johnson Reagon, Ella's Song (H. Roz Woll, conductor and Angela Davi, Maggie D'Orio, leaders). Ysaye M. Barnwell, Sound-bite from Beijing (Saisha Lacon, Sarah Jean Montgomery, Jocelyn Cruz, Amelia Lubrano, Cheryl McCullagh, Sandy Ooi, Nathalie Escudero: Small Group). Rosephyanye Powell, Still I Rise.

Friday, May 18, 2012, 8 PM: Percussion Recital: CJ Dunaieff and Dorian Costanzo. Minoru Miki, Time for Marimba. Marc Mellits, Tight Sweater: I. Exposed Zipper, II. Trans Fatty Acid's Rein, III. Mara's Lullaby, IV. Pickle Trousers, V. Evil Yellow Penguin, VI. Mechanically Separated Chicken Parts (Amanda Accardi-piano, Ching Wai Lo-cello). Kevin Volans, She Who Sleeps With a Small Blanket. River Guerguerian, Fifteen for Michael. Marc Mellits, Red: I. moderately funky, II. fast, aggressive, vicious, III. Moderate, with motion, IV. Slow, with motion, V. Moderate, with motion, VI. Fast, obsessive, bombastic, red.

Monday, May 21, 2012, 4:45 PM: Bachelor of Music Performance Degree Recital: Daniel Pukach, violin (with Cullan Bryant, piano). Johannes Brahms, Sonata for violin and piano in G major, Opus 78: Vivace ma non troppo, Adagio-Piu andante-Adagio come I, Allegro molto moderato. Niccolo Paganini, 24 Caprices, opus 1: No. 11, No. 14. Arvo Part, Fratres, arranged for violin and piano. Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata in G major, Opus 96: Allegro Moderato, Adagio Espressivo, Scherzo, Poco Allegretto.

Monday, May 21, 2012, 6:30 PM: MA Classical Performance Degree Recital: Sarah Mullins, percussion. Scott Lindroth, Bell Plates for multi-percussion solo and tape. Traditional Balinese, Merak Ngelo for Gamelan Gender Wayang (Nabeen Singh, gender). Alejandro Vinao, Tumblers for marimba, violin and electronics (Adrianna Mateo, violin). Daniel Almada, Linde for vibraphone solo and tape. Traditional Macedonian, Danin Romski Cocek #2. Traditional Greek, Senagalia (Featuring members of the QC Balkan ensemble: Greg Squared, Amadis Dunkel, Genevieve Chapin, Dorian Costanzo and Rich Weismantel).

Monday, May 21, 2012, 8 PM: Student Recital: Adele Mori, cello (with Heather Sommerlad, violin; Marie Valigorsky, piano; Cullan Bryant, piano). Maurice Ravel, Sonate for Violin and Cello: II. Très vif, III. Lent. J.S. Bach, Suite III in C major: Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Bourrees I & II, Gigue. Arvo Part, Fratres. Claude Debussy, Sonate for Cello and Piano in D minor: I. Prologue; Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto, II. Sérénade: Modérément animé, III. Final: Animé, léger et nerveux.

Monday, May 22, 2012, 2 PM: Artist Diploma Recital: Francesca Lunghi, mezzo-soprano. Jake Heggie, Before the storm: 1. Before the storm, 2. It sounded as if the streets were running, 3. What lips my lips have kissed, 4. The thin Edge (Andrew Borkowski, cello and Jeremy Chan, piano). Gioachino Rossini, Assisa a piè d'un salice, from Otello (Miori Sugiyama, piano). Gustav Mahler, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen: 1. Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit maacht, 2. Gieng heut' Morgen über's Feld, 3. Ich hab' ein glühend Messer, 4. Die zwei blauen Augen (Miori Sugiyama, piano).

Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 6:30 PM: Jiyea Kang, violin (with Pei-Hsuan Tsai, piano). Franz Schubert, Sonatina No. 3 in G minor, Op. 137: Allegro giusto, Andante, Menuetto, Allegro vivace, Allegro moderato. Tommaso Vitali, Chaconne in G minor for Violin and Piano. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66: Allegro energico, e con fuoco, andante espressivo, Scherzo, Molto allegro, quasi presto, Finale, Allegro appassionato.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 8 PM: MA Classical Performance Degree Recital: Cholong Kim, soprano. Marcello, Il mio bel foco (Recitativo ed Aria). Mozart, "Se il padre perdei" from Idomeneo. Schumann, Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42: I. Seit ich ihn gesehen, II. Er, der Herrlichste von Allen, III. Ich kann's nicht fassen, nicht glauben, IV. Du ring an meinem Finger. Bizet, Ouvre ton coeur, Chanson d'avril. Massenet, "Obeissons guand leur voix appelle" (Gavotte) from Manon. Barber, Hermit Songs, op. 29: I. At Saint Patrick's Purgatory, III. St. Ita's Vision, V. The Crucifixion, X. The Desire for Hermitage.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 2 PM: Jina Sung, violin with Cullan Bryant, piano. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sonata for violin and Piano in G major, K. 301: Allegro con spirito, Allegro. Antonin Dvorak, Four Romantic Pieces for Violin and Piano, op. 75: Allegro moderato, Allegro maestoso, Allegro appassionato. Franz Schubert, Sonatina for Violin and Piano, op. 137 No. 1: Allegro molto, Andante, Allegro vivace. Johannes Brahms, Sonatensatz in C: Allegro.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 5 PM: Undergraduate Graduation Piano Recital: Monika Haar. Thomas Osborne, And The Waves Sing Because They Are Moving. David Schober, Variations for Sextet (Lauren Wuerth-flute, David Valbuena-clarinet, Monica Martin-violin, Andrew Borkowski-cello, Joe Tucker-percussion). Olivier Messiaen, Quatre études de rythme ("Four studies in rhythm": 1. Île de feu 1 ("Island of Fire 1"). Mauricio Kagel, Auftakte, Sechschändig ("Upbeat, Six Hands") (Miguel Tepale & Patrick Kennedy, percussion).

Thursday, May 24, 2012, 3 PM: James Hall's Master's Recital, trombone (James Hall-trombone, Jacob Teichroew-tenor saxophone, Douglas Bradford-guitar, Evan Mazunik-piano/keyboard, Christopher Nolte-bass, Joao Mota-drums). James Hall, Shoy. Mark Urness, This Thing. James Hall, Message. Hall. Mystery & Motion. Hall, Ballad fror Social Ineptitude. Hall, Traveler.

Thursday, May 24, 2012, 4 PM: Sohee Kim's Graduate Recital, percussion (Sohee Kim-drums, Jan Kus-tenor saxophone, Andrew Lim-guitar, Jeff D'Antona-piano, and Eduardo Belo-bass). Sohee Kim, Timeless Eternity. Charlie Parker (Arr. by Sohee Kim), Red Cross. John Coltrane, Giant Steps. Sohee Kim, Be In A Dream. Kim, The Mistery of Island. Kim, Players.

Thursday, May 24, 2012, 8 PM: MA Graduation Recital: Alex Yu, clarinet & basset clarinet. Donald Martino, A Set for Clarinet: Allegro, Adagio, Allegro. Johannes Brahms, Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E flat major, Op. 120 No. 2: Allegro amabile, Allegro appassionato, Andante con moto-allegro (Mariko Furukawa, piano). Claude Debussy, Première Rhapsodie (Mariko Furukawa, piano). Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Clarinet Quintet in a major, K. 581: Allegretto, Larghetto, Menuetto-Trio I-Trio II, Allegretto con variazioni (Edward Findeisen, violin; Erica Gailing, violin; Alex Hu, viola; Adele Mori, cello).

Friday, May 25, 2012, 2 PM: Jazz Graduate Recital Program: Bart Jan Hogenhuis, drums (Ben Bryden-tenor sax, Daan Kleijn-guitar, Jorn Swart-keys, Eduardo Belo-double bass). Coffee Break. Astoria. Aspiration. Partido Alto. The Swan. Point of No Return.

Friday, May 25, 2012, 3 PM: Aiko Imaizumi, Chamber Music Recital. Felix Mendelssohn, Piano Trio in D minor, Opus 49: 1. Molto allegro agitato (Jennifer Johnson-violin, Erik Andersen-cello). W. A. Mozart, Trio in e flat major for Piano, Clarinet and Viola "Kegelstatt-Trio" KV 498: 1. Andante, 2. Menuetto-Trio, 3. Rondeaux. Allegro (David Valbuena-clarinet, Alex Hu-viola). Luciano Berio, Linea for two pianos, vibraphone and marimba (Pei-Hsuan Tsai-piano, Joe Tucker-vibraphone, Ryan Colichio-marimba).

Friday, May 25, 2012, 5 PM: Student Recital: Alicia Bisha, violin (with Cullan Bryant-piano and Courtney Strauss, cello). Johannes Brahms, Violin Sonata No. 2, Opus 100: Allegro amabile, Andante Tranquillo, Allegretto grazioso (quasi Andante). Sergei Prokofiev, Violin Sonata No. 2, Opus 94b: Moderato, Scherzo, Andante, Allegro con brio. Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Trio No. 7 "Archduke", Opus 97: Allegro moderato, Scherzo, Andante cantabile, Allegro moderato.

Friday, May 25, 2012, 6 PM: Undergraduate Graduation Percussion Recital: John Hoblin. Áshell Másson, Prím. Arthur V. Kreiger, Rainsticks. James Tenney, Having Never Written a Note for Percussion (Pat Kennedy and Fred Trumpy, gongs) Tube Improv. Miles Davis/Victor Feldman, Seven Steps to Heaven (CJ Dunaieff, Genevieve Chapin, John Chapin, and Sharif Kales). Arr. John Hoblin, James Brown/Alfred Ellis: Cold Sweat and Sonny Rollins: Oleo (Genevieve Chapin and Andrew Whitbeck).

Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 2 PM: MA Jazz Degree Recital: Sebastian Nickoll, percussion. El Palo Comejen. Seis Semanas. You don't know what love is. Obatalá. Ki an allaxame loya varia.

Thursday, May 31, 2012, 11:30 AM: Aaron Copland School of Music Graduation and Awards Concert. Jazz Band Intro and Opening Remarks by Dr. Edward Smaldone. Reynaldo Hahn, L'enamouree (Sarah Rose Taylor). W. A. Mozart, Ah, Guarda sorella from Cosi fan tutte (Nora Mooney, soprano and Nicholle Bittlingmeyer, mezzo soprano). Richard Strauss, Zueignung (Francesca Lunghi, soprano). Giuseppe Verdi, Sempre Libera from La traviata (Kathryn Wieckhorst, soprano). Antonio Vivaldi, Spring (Melanie Bonich, violin and Masayuki Maki, harpsichord). Jiyeon Jeon, I wish I could hear you and Hironori Momoi, Doubt (ACSM Jazz Ensemble: Jiyeon Jeon-piano, Eduardo Belo-bass, Tobias Meinhart-tenor saxophone and Hironori Momoi-drums). Nicholle Bittlingmeyer, Undergraduate 2012 address. Sunny Knable, Graduate 2012 address. Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto in C Major for Soprano Recorder, RV 443 (1st Movement) (Kwok-Wai (Alex) Yu-recorder, Adrianna Mateo-violin, Kate Goddard-violin, Monica Martin-viola, Erik Andersen-cello, Andrew Whitbeck-double bass, Masayuki Maki-harpsichord). Presentation of Graduating Class of 2012. Randall Thompson, Alleluia.