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Concerts Presented March 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 12:15pm. Studio Recital of Mr. Gregory K. Williams. Georg Philip Telemann, Concerto in G Major for Viola and Orchestra (I. Largo, II. Allegro), Luke Lee, viola; Yusuke Akasaka, piano. Johann Sebastian Bach, Suite No. 3 in C Major (V. Bourree I and II, VI. Gigue), Michael Caprino, viola. G.F. Handel and Henri Casadesus, Concerto in B minor (III. Allegro molto), Bianca Ferrante, viola; Yusuke Akasaka, piano. Johann Sebastian Bach, Suite No. 2 in d minor (I. Prelude), Lauren Fagan, viola. Johann Sebastian Bach, Suite No. 2 in d minor (VI. Gigue), Margaret D'Orio, viola. Johann Sebastian Bach, Suite No. 1 in G Major (II. Allemande, III. Courante), Dara Coppolone, viola. Freddie Mercury, Bohemian Rhapsody (arranged by Daniel Doña).

Friday, March 8, 3pm. Sean Moonsammy's Graduation Recital. Claudio Monteverdi, E pure'io torno, L'incornazione di Poppea. Johannes Brahms, Wie rafft ich mich auf; Wie Melodien zieht es mir; Wehe, so willst du mich wieder; Wie bist du, meine Königin. Henri Duparc, Chanson triste; L'invitation au voyage; Phidylé. Sunny Knable (pianist), "Letter to a Young Poet", Based on a letter by Rainer Maria Rilke. Encore.

Friday, March 8, 5pm. Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook Elementary. Britlin Losee and George Weisman, hosts. Emptynest, poem by Jim Gavilan. To the children by Sergei Rachmaninov, Nichole Bittlingmeer, mezzo-soprano; Joseph Martin, piano. Ave Maria by Joseph Martin, piano; Lisa Maher, soprano. Homecoming by Joel Mandelbaum, piano; Kathryn Wieckhorst, soprano. Kindertoten lieder No. 1 nun will die sonn' so hell aufgehen by Gustav Mahler, Amelia Lubrano, soprano; Gregory Menillo, piano. Kinderszenen Op. 15, No. 7 "Träumerei" by Robert Schumann, Matthew Dineiro, piano. Unresolved by Mitchell Guido, sax; Michael Lofaso, piano. I Miss You by Incubus, Brianna Sirlin, voice; Britlin Losee, voice; Marino Pascucci, guitar. To Be Like This by Victor Gonzales. Loss and Rememberance by Joel Mandelbaum, Monica Martin, violin; Lauren Milano, viola; Jiliane Russo, cello. 20 Children by Adam O'Farrill, trumpet; Nathalie Escrudero, voice; Gabe Schnider, guitar; Walter Stinson, bass. Something To Believe In by Francis Galluccio and Bruce Aronson, arrangement by Britlin Losee, JinXiang "JX" Yu and Tatianna Overton, soloists; Monica Martin, violin; Jiliane Russo, cello; David Taubman, piano; and women's choir. Become The Sun by Alexandra Nicoletti, Mixed Choir a cappella; Nathalie Escudero, soloist. In paradisum by Britlin Losee and George Weisman, Mixed Choir a cappella, James John, guest conductor.

Monday, March 11, 2pm. Zi Liang Senior Piano Recital. J.S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in A-flat Major, BWV862. Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 22 No. 11 (I. Allegro con brio, II. Adagio con molta expressione, III. Minuetto, IV. Rondo. Allegretto). Sergey Prokofiev, Sarcasms, Op. 17 (I. Tempestoso, II. Allegro rubato, III. Allegro precipatato, IV. Smanioso, V. Precipitosissimo). Robert Schumann, Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22 (I. So rasch wie möglich, II. Andantino, III. Scherzo. Sehr rasch und markiert, IV. Rondo. Presto).

Monday, March 11, 4pm. Performance Certificate Recital: Mr. Paolo Maliksi, cello assisted by Mr. Shawn Chang, piano and Mr. Elisha Nuchi, piano. George Crumb, Sonata for Solo Cello (1958) (I. Fantasia, II. Tema pastorale con variazioni, III. Toccata). Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 5 Nr. 2 (I. Adagio sostenuto e espressivo - Allegro molto piu tosto presto, II. Rondo), Elisha Nuchi, piano. Maurice Ravel, Piece en Forme de Habanera, Shawn Chang, Piano. Camille Saint-Saens, Sonata No. 1, Op. 32 (I. Allegro, II. Andante tranquillo sostenuto, III. Allegro moderato). Frederic Chopin, Introduction and Polonaise Brillante, Op. 3.

Monday, March 11, 6pm. Graduate Recital: Tom Lee, saxophone. Gustav Bumke, Notturno, Caroline Cole, harp. Alexander Glazunov, Concerto in Eb, Aiko Imaizumi, piano. Vicent Calianno, ginastera. Erland Von Koch, Miniatyrer (I. Intermezzo Lirico, II. Marcia Piccolo), Queens Saxophone Quartet (Ryan Oberlin, soprano; Anthony Izzo, alto; John Kelly, tenor; Tom Lee, baritone). Thomas Lee, Summertime Romances. Thomas Lee, Back to You, The Ugly Bug Ballroom Band (Tatianna Overton, voice; Josue Pagan, guitar; Kate Goddard, violin; Tom Lee, baritone saxophone; Dorian Costanzo, drums).

Wednesday, March 13, 12:15pm. Queens College Brass Ensemble. Traditional, Two German Hymns (Zur Trauung, (Betrothal), Wie sie so sanft ruhn (How Peacefully They Rest)). Ronald Lo Presti, Fantasia for 5 Horns (1958). Arthur Frackenpohl, Quintet for Brass (I. March, II. Blues, III. Rondo), Iridium Brass Quintet (Frank Huber, Joanne Ladalia, Melaina Badalian, Brandon Peralta, Jonathan Altman-Ezzard). J.S. Bach, Chorale, "Herrlich, Nun Muss' Ich Thutlich Stehen" ("O Lord, Now Must I Stand Faithfully By You"). Anton Bruckner, Anthem: "Tota Pulchra Es" (arr. David Jolley). Ingolf Dahl, Music for Brass Instruments (1944) (Movement I--Chorale Prelude: "Christ Lay in the Bonds of Death").

Thursday, March 14, 7pm. Queens College Symphonic Wind Ensemble & Saxophone Ensemble. Walter Hartley, Aubade. My Favorite Things, arr. Ralph Martino. Gabriel Fauré, Pavane, Op. 50 (arr. David Bussick). Erland von Koch, Moderato. Davide dell Cese, Inglesina, Conducted by George Weisman. Darius Milhaud, Suite Française. Gustav Holst, First Suite in E-Flat. Samuel R. Hazo, Ride.

Tuesday, March 14. Graduation Recital: Terry Vakirtzoglou, voice; George Kostopoulos, double bass; Tuomo Uusitalo, piano; Joao Mota, drums. David "Buck" Wheat - Bill Loughborough, Better than Anything. Cole Porter, You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To. Oscar Levant - Edward Heyman, Blame it on My Youth. Terry Vakirtzoglou - Georgia Aitaki, Always Be With Me. Sto Pa kai sto Ksanaleo, I've told you and I'm telling you again. Waiting and Waiting, Terry's Blues. Richard Rodgers - Lorenz Hart, I Didn't Know What Time it Was.

Friday, March 15, 3pm. Allos String Quartet Recital. L.v. Beethoven, String Quartet in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3 (Allegro, Andante con moto, Allegro, Presto), Annie Barnette and Alex Hu, violins; Neil Zundel, viola; Christian Standridge, cello. J. Brahms, Sonata for Piano and Violin in G major, Op. 78 (Vivace ma non troppo), Alex Hu, violin; Aiko Imaizumi, piano. F. Mendelssohn, String Quartet in E minor, Op. 44, No. 2 (Allegro assai appassionato, Scherzo: Allegro di molto, Andanta, Presto agitato), Alex Hu and Annie Barnette, violins; Neil Zundel, viola; Christian Standridge, cello.

Friday, March 15, 8pm. Hubert Howe and Friends. Jonathan Howard Katz, Crux. Raoul Pleskow, Three Piano Pieces (Maestro Hsu: His Pavane; Maestro Hsu: His Fantasy; Maestro Hsu: His Elegy), Aiko Imaizumi, piano. Richard Brooks, Sweet Betsy, A Fantasy on an American folksong, Eddie Findeisen, violin; Lauren Wuerth, flute; Sara Aratake, clarinet; Sverre Kyvik Bauge, cello; Aiko Imaizumi, piano; Ben Arendsen, conductor. Hubert Howe, Tetrachordal Etudes, Jonathan Howe, piano. Hubert Howe, Symphony No. 4 (Movement I, Movement II, Movement III).

Monday, March 18, 12:15pm. Concert for Long Island Composers Alliance. Lauren Wuerth, flute; Lee Braun, oboe; Alex Yu, clarinet; Cindy Baez, bassoon; Kate Goddard, French horn. Alien Brings, From Three Episodes for Woodwind Quartet: Quarter note = 92. Martin Halpern, Variations on the Spiritual "Wayfaring Stranger". Jay Anthony Gach, From Calliope: Clockworks and other things that wind up and wind down. Dana Dimitri Richardson, From Woodwind Quintet: Passacaglia. Herbert Rothgarber, From Serenade for Woodwind Quintet: Romance. Gregory Joseph Menillo, Epitaph for Wind Quintet. Joel Mandelbaum, Study on the Seventh Partial. Herbert Deutsch, Piano Windvention, Konstantza Chernov, Pianist. Don-David Lusterman, Isaiah's Vision, Gilad Paz, tenor; Konstantza Chernov, piano; Joseph Tucker and Richard Weismantel, percussion; Luiz Bacchi, double bass.

Monday, March 18, 2pm. Harry SeokJoon Keun, French horn. Wei-Hsien Lien, piano. R. Strauss, Horn Concerto No. 2 in E Major (Allegro, Andante con molto, Rondo allegro molto). R. Strauss, Horn Concerto No. 1 in E Major (Allegro, Andante, Allegro). Paul Abraham Dukas, Villanelle.

Tuesday, March 19, 8pm. Autumn 2012 Premieres, Final Concert. Featuring Elevator Rose, David Valbuena and QC Performers. Portable Music I: B Clarinet: Ely Moskowitz, Melodie. Will Wheeler, O Sally, My Dear. Alexandra L. Nicoletti, Arrival and Departure: A B-flat Clarinet Portable. George Weisman: Lock In, David Valbuena, B Clarinet. Portable Music II: Bass Clarinet: San Hoyland, Cubist Robot Folk Music (with ending). Howie Kenty, DZART?!, David Valbuena, Bass clarinet. Matthew Perez, Seven Short Works for Solo Piano (II. Solitude, III. Indecision, VI. Lullaby, V. Connection), Amanda Accardi, piano. Will Wheeler, In the Fields with the Dandy Lions, Will Wheeler, bass clarinet; Monika Haar, piano. Gregory Joseph Menillo, Epitaph, Lauren Wuerth, flute; Lee Braun, oboe; Alex Yu, clarinet; Kate Goddard, French horn; Cindy Baez, bassoon; Gregory Joseph Menillo, conductor. Elevator Rose: Michael Lofaso, Ticking. Jonathan Caro, untitled. Vasudevan Panicker, Fix. Howie Kenty, In the Darkness, featuring Eric Hertenstein (live projectionist) and Howie Kenty (bass). Hansol Choi, The Experimental.

Wednesday, March 20, 8pm. Queens College Orchestra. Maurice Peress, Music Director; Matthew Kasper, Assistant Conductor; JoAnn Falletta, Guest Conductor. Edward Smaldone, June 2011. Ned Rorem, Concerto for English Horn and Orchestra (1. Preamble and Amble, 2. Love Letter, 3. Recurring Dream, 4. Perpetual Motion, 5. Medley and Prayer). Rimsky-Korsakoff, Scheherazade (The Sea and Sinbad's Ship, The Kalendar Prince, The Young Prince and the Young Princess, Festival at Baghdad. The Sea.

Thursday, March 21, 3pm. Amadis Dunkel Graduate Recital. Blues (A. Dunkel). Yardbird Suite (Charles Parker). Hyreeyeh (A. Dunkel). The First Year (A. Dunkel). When I Fall in Love (Heyman/Young). Minor Misdemeanor (A. Dunkel).

Thursday, March 21, 3:50pm. Yasuno Katsuki Graduate Recital. Invisible M / Yasuno Katsuki. Willow Weep For Me / Ann Ronnel. The Sun Also Rises / Yasuno. On the 269 (NI ROKU KYU) / Yasuno. Scratch on the Wall / Yasuno. Concorde / John Lewis.

Thursday, March 21, 8pm. Queens College Orchestra. Maurice Peress, Music Director; Matthew Kasper, Assistant Conductor; Tong Chen, Guest Conductor; Alex Yu, Graduated Assistant Conductor. Edward Smaldone, June 2011. Ned Rorem, Concerto for English Horn and Orchestra (1. Preamble and Amble, 2. Love Letter, 3. Recurring Dream, 4. Perpetual Motion, 5. Medley and Prayer). Rimsky-Korsakoff, Scheherazade (The Sea and Sinbad's Ship, The Kalendar Prince, The Young Prince and the Young Princess, Festival at Baghdad. The Sea.

Friday, March 22, 5pm. Hsiang Lin Wang Flute Recital, with Pei Hsuan Tsai, piano; Stefano Di Lorenzo, drum; Tod Hedrick, double bass. C.P.E. Bach, Hamburger Sonata. Faure, Fantaisie. Reineche, Flute Concerto in D major: First, Second, Third. Claude Bolling, Suite For Flute and Jazz Piano Trio: Espiegle, Affectuesue, Veloce.

Friday, March 22, 7:30pm. Voice Majors Recital. Sherry Overholt and James John, coordinators; Max Midroit, pianist. H. Purcell, Music for a while, Omar Bowey, tenor. C. Debussy, Beau soir, Natasha Bekker, mezzo-soprano. G. Donizetti, Chacun le sait, from La fille du régiment, Jocelyn Cruz, soprano. L. v. Beethoven, Adelaide, David Burkard, tenor. J. Rodrigo Vidre, ¿Con qué la lavare?, from Cuatro madrigales amatorios, Viviana Amaya, soprano. F. Schubert, Aufenthalt, from Schwanengesang, Alex Schirling, baritone. W. A.Mozart, Voi, che sapete, from Le mozze di Figaro, Annmarie Errico, mezzo-soprano. G. Fauré, Chanson d'amour, Rachael Gomes, soprano. G. Verdi, O! fede negar potessi...quando le sere, from Luisa Miller, Kaleb Hopkins, tenor. R. Strauss, Wie Du warst, from Der Rosenkavalier, Nicholle Bittlingmeyer, mezzo-soprano. P. Mascagni, Suzel, buon di, from L'amico Fritz, Candace Lynn Matthews, soprano and Victor Starsky, tenor.