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Concerts Presented November 2013

Friday, November 1, 3 pm. Bachelor of Arts Recital: Ann Hwang, Piano, with Peter Arfsten, flute and Emily Wong, violin. Felix Mendelssohn, Songs without Words, Op. 19, No. 2. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Seasons, Op. 37a, No. 4 (April: "The Snowdrop"). Ludwig van Beethoven, Six Variations on Nel core piú non mi sento, WoO 70. Maurice Ravel, Mother Goose Suite for one piano, four hands. Johann Sebastian Bach, Prelude and Fugue in A flat Major, BWV 862. Joseph Haydn, Piano Sonata in G Major, No. 42, Hob. XVI:27 (I. Allegro con brio, II. Munetto, III. Presto). Ann Hwang, SPA. Claude Debussy, Suite Bergamasque (IV. Passepied).

Friday, November 1, 7:30 pm. Hubert Howe and Friends: A Concert of New Music. Robert Cohen, Blue Alert, Stefano Di Lorenzo, Jonathan Singer and Sarah Mullins, percussion. Hubert Howe, Scene for Solo Clarinet, Alex Yu, clarinet. Brian Fennelly, Three Piano Pieces (I. Monogram, II. Tangoblique, III. ThingamaBob), Zi Liang, piano. Dana Dimitri Richardson, Sunsongs, Craig Ketter, piano; Jacqueline Milena, soprano. Hubert Howe, Pentachordal Etudes (Movements II and III only), Jonathan Howe, piano. Leo Kraft, Five Piano Pieces with a Reprise, Zi Liang, piano. Tamara Cashour, Queens Suite (1. Queen of Versailles, 2. Queen of Vail, 3. Queen of the Labor (party), 4. Queen of Pisa, 5. Queen of Hoards, 6. Queen of Landlords, 7. The Genuine Article), Kristin Rostron, violin; Alexandra von Honigsberg, viola; Vivian Penham, cello; Alix Raspe, harp. Hubert Howe, Chamber Concerto (Movement One, Movement Two), Gina Izzo, flute; Timothy Shows, oboe; Kevin Price, clarinet; Nanci Belmont, bassoon; Laura Weiner, French horn; David Lisker, violin; Hannah Ji, violin; Mitsuru Kubo Hunter, viola; Caroline Nicolas, cello; David Tenenbaum, bass; Mika Emily Sasaki, piano; Tong Chen, conductor.

Friday, November 1, 7:30 pm. Queens College String Ensemble Fall Concert. Antonio Vivaldi, L'Estro Armonico, Op. 3, Concerto No. 3 (I. Allegro, II. Largo, III. Allegro). Pietro Mascagni, Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana, Bianca Ferrante, Guest Conductor. João Guilherme Ripper, Matinas, Kristin Leitterman, Oboe. Edward Elgar, Serenade for Strings (I. Allegro piacevole, II. Latghetto, III. Allegretto). Darol Anger, Blues for Oaktown.

Monday, November 4. NAfME Open Forum Student Recital. Franz Liszt, Etude d'execution transcendante (No. 5 in B-flat Major, S. 139/5, "Feux follets"), Markus Kaitila, Piano. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sonata in D Major, K. 284 (I. Allegro), Adam Ali, Piano. Johann Sebastian Bach, Sarabande, from Cello Suit No. 4 in E-flat Major, Ryan Furrer, Viola. Stephen Flaherty, Back to Before, Jacqueline Caruana, Soprano. Franz Schubert, Sonata in A Major (Movement I), Joseph Franzino, Piano. LMFAO Medley, arr. Joe Mineo. Everybody Talks, arr. Greg Antonelli. Lookin' Sharp: Chris Loeschner, Grege Antonelli, Joey Franzino, Jonathan Buissereth, Alex Mercado, Alex Mauro, George Weisman, Ryan Furrer, Joanna Rocco, Lauren Fagan, Corin Greene, Alex Franco, Maggie D'Orio, Tonianne Fanizzi, Corina Antonucci, Dara Coppolone, and Erin Brown.

Monday, November 4, 4 pm. Alex Hu Senior Violin Recital, with Raisa Kagramanova, piano. F. Kreisler, Praeludium and Allegro. A. Markov, Taiwanese Improvisation. P.I. Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D major, Opus 35 (I. Allegro Moderato, II. Canzonetta: Andante, III. Finale: Allegro vivacissimo).

Monday, November4, 6 pm. "Adoration" A concert adoring Life and Love! Featuring Christian Mark Gibbs, Tenor and Damien Sneed, Piano. H. Duparc, L'invitation au Voyage. A. Caldara, Come raggio di sol; Sebben Crudele. G. Puccini, A Te. F. Poulenc, Bonne Journée. B. Moore, The Lake Isle of Innisfree. L. Beethoven, An die ferne Geliebte. D. L. Sned, Sinner, please don't let this harvest pass; Here's One. M. Ravel, Kaddisch. Encore #1. Encore #2.

Wednesday, November 6, 12:15 pm. Queens College Brass Studio Recital, Special Guest Artist: Wei-Hsien Lien, Piano. Eugene Bozza, Ballade, Brandon Peralta, Trombone. Richard Peaslee, Night Songs (in one movement), Frank Huber, Trumpet and Fluegelhorn. Alec Wilder, Sonata No. 1 (movement one), Harry Seok Joon Keun, Horn. Arthur Honegger, Intrada, Eli Maurer, Trumpet. Jacques Casterede, Sonatine (movement two), Jacob Elkin, Trombone. Arik Arutunian, Concerto in One Movement, Chulho Kim, Trumpet. Paul Hindemith, Sonata in F (movement two), Melaina Badalian, Horn. Eric Ewazen, Concerto for Bass Trombone (movement one), Dan Jordan, Bass Trombone. Alec Wilder, Sonata No. 3 (movement one), Alejandro Salaverry, Horn. Antonio Neruda, Concerto in Eb (movement one), Matthew Gomm, Trumpet. Paul Dukas, Villanelle, Yuhao Zhang, Horn.

Wednesday, November 6, 2 pm. Anthony Izzo Super Senior Saxophone Recital. Saxophone Quartet #1 (I. Allegro, II. Adagio, III. Allegro), Ryan Oberlin, Soprano; Anthony Izzo, Alto; John Kelly, Tenor; Thomas Lee, Baritone. William Foster McDaniel, Sonata for Alto Saxophone (I. Allegro, II. Funky Blues, III. Allegro Molto Giocoso), William Foster McDaniel, Piano. Dave Rimelis, Jobs (I. The Plumber, II. The Photographer, III. The Ambulance Driver, IV. The Elevator Operator, V. The Mystery Writer, VI. The Street Vendor), Alex Swerdlin, Clarinet; Josh Vigran, Piano. Lori Laitman, I Never Saw Another Butterfly (I. The Butterfly, II. Yes, That's the Way Things Are, III. Birdsong, IV. The Garden, V. Man Proposes God Disposes; VI. The Old House), Jin-Xiang "JX" Yu, Soprano.

Thursday, November 7, 3 pm. Dawoon Jung's Graduate Recital. Song For Amy, Composed by Dawoon Jung. Dragonfly, Composed by Peter Berstein. Wave, Composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim. In the Wilderness, Composed by Dawoon Jung. Say That!, Composed by Grant Geissman. Beautiful Cross, Composed by Dawwon Jung.

Wednesday, November 13, 12:05 pm. The Queens College Orchestra. Maurice Peress, Music Conductor; Matthew Kasper, Assistant Conductor; Tong Chen, Assistant Conductor. Berlioz, Roman Carnival Overture, Opus 9. Debussy, Nocturnes: Nuage, Fetes, Sirenes. Franck, Symphony in D minor, Lento - Allegro non troppo, Allegro non troppo.

Thursday, November 14, 3 pm. Tina Lama's Graduate Recital, with Lukas Pfeil, Tenor Sax; Antonello Parisi, Piano; Enrico Solano, Drums/Percussion; Ryan Engelbert, Drums; James Boone, Guitar; Yasuno Katsuki, Euphonium. Caravan - Duke Ellington, From 1976 Poll Winners Album "Straight Ahead". Tippi-Toes/Milestones - The Meters/Miles Davis, Arranged by Tina Lama. Butterfly - Herbie Hancock. Too Close For Comfort - Bock/Weiss/Holofcener, From 1995 Christian McBride Album "Gettin' To It". The Process - Tina Lama. Birdsong - Jan Bell, Arranged by Tina Lama, dedicated to Howard Brofsky. Send Me A Note - Tina Lama.

Thursday, November 14, 4 pm. Bryan Campbell Senior Recital, with Antonello Parisi, Piano; Jan Kus, Tenor Saxophone; Yongwon Cho, Bass; Piotr Pawlak, Drums. Cole Porter, At Long Last Love. Bryan Campbell, Silent Staircase. Thelonious Monk, Let's Cool One. Bryan Campbell, O.T.T. (Ornette Type Tune). David Mann, In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning. Bryan Campbell, Owl Blues.

Friday, November 15, 3 pm. Tod Hedrick, Double Bass. Master of Arts Graduation Recital. J.S. Bach, From the Third Suite for Solo Cello, BWV 1009, Transcribed by H. Samuel Sterling (II. Allemande, IV. Sarabande, VI. Gigue). Jan Krtitel Vanhal, Concert for Double Bass and Orchestra (I. Allegro Moderato, II. Adagio, III. Allegro), with Joshua Vigran, Fortepiano. William Jay Sydeman, For Double Bass Alone (Rubato, Allegro Ritmico). Geral Finzi (text by Thomas Hardy), From Earth and Air and Rain, Originally for Baritone Solo and piano (9. In a Churchyard, 10. Proud Songsters), with Joshua Vigran, Piano.

Friday, November 15, 7:30 pm. The Queens College Orchestra. Maurice Peress, Music Conductor; Matthew Kasper, Assistant Conductor; Tong Chen, Assistant Conductor. Berlioz, Roman Carnival Overture, Opus 9. Debussy, Nocturnes: Nuage, Fetes, Sirenes. Franck, Symphony in D minor, Lento - Allegro non troppo, Allegro non troppo.

Monday, November 18, 12:15 pm. Bachelor of Arts Voice Recital. H. Roz Woll, Coordinator; David Taubman, Piano. Robert Schumann, Widmung, Michael Drozd, Tenor. Douglas Moore, Warm as the Autumn Light, Cody Klein, Baritone. Alessandro Scarlatti, Gia il sole dal gange, Jessica Altieri, Mezzo Soprano. Gaetano Donizetti, Amore e morte, Carla D'Amore, Mezzo Soprano. Vincenzo Bellini, Vaga luna che inargenti, Jacqueline Caruana, Soprano. Christoph W. Von Gluck, O dei mio dolce ardor, Viviana Amaya, Mezzo Soprano. Paulo Tosti, Non t'amo piu, Kevin Hamablet, Tenor. George Frideric Handel, Where'er You Walk, Christopher Pringle, Tenor. George Frideric Handel, Lascia ch'io pianga, Alyssa Rivera, Soprano. Reynaldo Hahn, Si mes vers avaient des ailes, Corin Greene, Soprano; Joseph Franzino, Piano. Johannes Brahms, Die Meinacht, Hannah Amoako, Mezzo Soprano. W.A. Mozart, S'altro che lacrime, Melanie Ramos, Soprano. Ralph Vaughan Williams, Whither Must I Wander?, Robert Earl McDaniels III, Bass-Baritone.

Monday, November 18, 6 pm. Graduation Recital: Ah In Kim, Cello, with Pei Hsuan, Piano. J.S. Bach, Suite III (Prelude, Sarabande, Gigue). Frederic Chopin, Cello Sonata Op. 65 (Scherzo, Largo, Finale). P. Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Theme Rococo (Theme, Var. I-VII). Encore.

Tuesday, November 19, 7:30 pm. The Queens College New Music Group Presents: Fall 2013 Premieres, featuring PUBLIQuartet. Portable Music: Tenor (Victor Starsky) and Piano (Jeremy Chan): Mitchell Guido, Sunrise. Grace Sun, O, do not grieve for me! Matthew Perez, I am a Pigeon. Alexandra Nicoletti, Madrepatria. Alida Torres, Luna, luna, luna, luna. Jonathan Caro, All Day I Hear the Noice of Waters. George Weisman, O's. Sam Hoyland, O! See Can You Say, Abram Korsunsky, piano. PUBLIQuartet, string quartet (Curtis Stewart, violin; Jannina Norpoth, violin; Nick Revel, viola; Amanda Gookin, cello): Michael Lofaso, Stream of Convergence. Matthew Perez, Synthesis. Matt Bosch, Adagio for String Quartet. Grace Sun, Where is the Happiness? Ely Moskowitz, Strait Jacket, mvt. 2. Happy Birthday.

Wednesday, November 20, 12:15 pm. Queens College Brass Ensemble, "American Salute". Samuel A. Ward, America the Beautiful. Alberto Ginastera, Malambo. Leo Kraft, Tryptych (I. Allegro concertante, II. Passacaglia, III. Allegro giocoso). Charles Ives (arr. Howey), Variations on "America", Frank Huber, Chulho Kim, Michael Stupakevich, Jacob Elkin, Jon Altman-Ezzard. J.S. Bach, Three Sinfonias: Allegro-Andante-Allegro vivo, Eli Maurer Melaina Badalian, Brandon Peralta. Bernard Heiden, Quartet for Horns: Finale, Queens College Horn Ensemble. Charles Ives, Three Songs (Poems of Robert Underwood Johnson: I. Immortality, II. New River, III. At Sea). Morton Gould, American Salute (Based on "When Johnny Comes Marching Home").

Wednesday, November 20, 2 pm. Master of Music Recital featuring Alex Schirling, baritone, accompanied by Alina Kiryayeva, pianist. Alessandro Scarlatti, Va per lo mare, Se tu della mia morte, Per formare la betta. Franz Schubert, Schwanengesang excerpts (I. Liebesbotschaft, IV. Ständchen, V. Aufenthalt, VII. Abschied). Francis Poulenc, Chansons gaillardes (I. La maîtresse volage, II. Chanson à boire, III. Madrigal, IV. Invocation aux Parques, V. Couplet Bachiques, VI. L'offrande, VII. La belle jeunesse, VIII. Sérénade). William Bolcom, Fur (Murray the Furrier), Over the Piano, Amor. William Bolcom, Lime Jello Cottage Cheese Surprise.

Wednesday, November 20, 7:30 pm. Piano Majors Recital. Liszt, Concert Paraphrase on Verdi's Rigoletto, David Abdurachmanov. Bach, English Suite in g minor, BWV 808 (Prelude), Dongyun Kim. Schubert, Sonata in A Major, D. 664, Joseph Franzino. Chopin, Ballade in F Major, Op. 38, Ching huei Li. Debussy, Pour le piano (Prelude, Sarabande), Adam Ali. Chopin, Ballade in A-flat, Op. 47, Augustin Simat. Bach, Goldberg Variations BWV 988 (Aria, Variation 1-4 and 25), Hsiu-Tzu Ryan. Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6, Xingyu Liu. Beethoven, Sonata in A-flat, Op. 26 (Andante con Variazoni), Junyun So. Prokofiev, Sonata No. 3, Op. 28 (Allegro tempestoso), Yusuke Akasaka. Chopin, Barcarolle, Op. 60, Markus Kaitila. Bach, Italian Concerto BWV 971 (Allegro), Victoria Hernandez. Chopin, Ballade in g minor, Op. 23, Nicolas Giacalone. Debussy, L'isle joyeuse, Amanda Wai. Bach-Busoni, Chaconne in d minor BWV 1004, Abram Korsunsky.

Thursday, November 21. Boris Acosta Graduate Recital. Bud Powell, Wail. Richard Rogers/Lorenz Hart (Arr. B. Acosta), I Didn't Know What Time it Was. John Coltrane, Giant Steps. Jimmy Van Heusen, Darn That Dream. Boris Acosta, Tonglen. Boris Acosta, Portrait.

Friday, November 22, 7:30 pm. Voice Majors Recital. J.S. Bach, "Ich will dir mein Herze schenken" from Matthäus-Passion, Nathalie Esudero, Soprano. Robert Schumann, "In der Fremde" from Liederkreis, Op. 39, Zach Mandernach, Baritone. W.A. Mozart, "Vedrai carino" from Don Giovanni, Samantha Dwyer, Soprano. J. Brahms, "Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer", Kayla Faccilongo, Mezzo-Soprano. P. Tosti, "Ancora!", Alfred Mendez, Tenor. A. Dvořák, "Kdy mne stará matka zpívat" from Cigánske melodie, Klaudia Morelowska, Soprano. C. Saint-Saëns, "Mon cœurs s'ouvre á ta voix" from Samson et Dalila, Heather Marvin, Mezzo-soprano. F. Cilèa, "L'anima ho stanca" from Adriana Lecouvreur, Benjamin Muratore, Tenor. W.A. Mozart, "Non so più" from Le Nozze di Figaro, Annmarie Errico, Mezzo-soprano. G. Puccini, "Questo amor" from Edgar, Josh Mooneyham, Baritone. F. Schubert, "Nacht und Träume", Natasha Bekker, Mezzo-soprano. W.A. Mozart, "Ach, ich fühl's, es ist verschwunden" from Die Zauberflöte, Jocelyn Cruz, Soprano. G. Pietri, "Io conosco un giardino" from Maristella, Victor Starsky, Tenor. E. Korngold, "Pierrot's Tanzlied" from Die tote Stadt, Jinyong Lee, Baritone.

Monday, November 25, 6 pm. Dongyun Kim Certificate of Piano Performance Graduation Recital. Johann Sebastian Bach, English Suite No. 3 BWV 808 in G minor. Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata Opus 31 No. 2 in D minor "Tempest" (Largo-Allegro, Adagio, Allegretto). Robert Schumann, Fansiestucke Opus 12 (I. Des Abends -Evening, II. Aufschwung -Soaring, III. Warum? -Why?, IV. Grillen -Whims). Sergei Prokofiev, Sonata No. 3 Opus 28 in A minor.