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Concerts Presented April 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 12:15 pm
Queens College Brass Ensemble

Prelude: Marche Militaire, Franz Schubert, Jonathan Altman, Alyssa Blumenthal, Jacob Elkin.

J.S. Bach, Chorale: "Nun ist Der Her Enstanden".

Claudio Monteverdi, Four Renaissance Madrigals (If Only I Could Die (for Love of You) - Let's Fight No More, Dearest Ah, the Sorrow of Parting - How Our Spirit Are Lifted).

Olivier Messaien/arr. J. Elkin, Fete des belles eaux (III. Les Fusees, IV. de L'eau), Jacob Elkin, Conductor.

Arthur Frackenpohl, Trio for Brass, Prelude-Air-Scherzo-Finale, Frank Huber, Alejandro Salaverry, Jacob Elkin.

Henri Tomasi, Fanfares Lituregiques (Annonciation-Evangeline-Apocalypse-Procession de Saint Vendredi).

Wednesday, April 2, 7:30 pm
An Evening of Choral Music

Queens College Women's Choir:

Michael Haydn, Magnificat (Samantha Dwyer, Amy Guarino, Heather Marvin and Klaudia Morelowska, Soloists).

Stephen Hatfield, Sanctus. Jeffrey L. Ames, Holy is the Lord (Amy Guarino, Nicole Cicero Melissa Maurer, Klaudia Morelowska, Rebecca Pissalidis, Ariana Spinelli and Brittney Warner, Soloists). Early One Morning, trad. English Folksong. Soran Bushi, trad. Japanese Folksong, arr. Wendy B. Stuart (Heather Marvin, Klaudia Morelowska, Sarah Falconi and Brittney Warner, Soloists).

Brian Holmes, So We'll Go No More A'Roving.

Queens College Choir:

Felix Mendelssohn, Die Nachtigall. The Turtle Dove, arr. Ralph Vaughn Williams (Alfred Mendex, Soloist). Mendelssohn, Lerchengesang.

Queens College Vocal Ensemble:

Sergio Santos, Abertura, Sincretismo, Áfrico.

Queens College Coral Society, Choir and Women's Choir:

Felix Mendelssohn, Elijah, Selected Choruses from Part 1 (Help, Lord; Yet Doth the Lord See It Not; Blessed Are All They That Fear Him; Baal, Answer Us; Hear Our Cry, O Baal; Baal, Give An Answer; Thanks Be To God), Narrations by Emily John.

Thursday, April 3, 2 pm
Sunseek Jun Piano Graduation Recital
Lukas Pfeil, Tenor Saxophone; Jake Elkin, Trombone
Gyeong Yoon Park, Bass; Tanguy Stevenart, Drums.

4th Avenue by Sunseek Jun.

Yesterdays by Jerome Kern, arr. Sunseek Jun.

Yellow Blue by Sunseek Jun.

With You by Sunseek Jun.

Alone Together by Arthur Schwartz, arr. Sunseek Jun.

Recorda Me by Joe Henderson, arr. Sunseek Jun.

Thursday, April 3
Barami Waspe Tenor Saxophone Master's Recital
Robert Edwards, Trombone; John Austria, Piano
Joseph Han, Bass; Ramsey Norman, Drums.

Favela, Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Summer Night, Al Dubin, Harry Warren.

Not Exactly, Barame Waspe.

I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face, Alan Lerner and Frederick Loewe.

No Exchanges, Barami Waspe.

On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever), Burton Lane.

Friday, April 4, 5 pm
Lauren Wuerth, Flute; David Valbuena, Clarinet.

Scrivo in Vento, Elliot Carter (Lauren Wuerth, Flute).

Sonata, Paul Hindemith (Lauren Wuerth, Flute; Pei-Hsuan Tsai, Piano).

1. Heiter bewegt
2. Sehr langsam
3. Sehr lebhaft
4. Marsch

Sonata (David Valbuena, Clarinet; John Virgran, Piano).

1. Mäßig bewegt
2. Lebhaft
3. Sehr langsam
4. Kleines Rondo, gemächlich

Gra, Elliot Carter (David Valbuena, Clarinet).

Abime des oiseaux, Olivier Messiaen (David Valbuena, Clarinet).

Chant de Linos, Andre Jolivet (Lauren Wuerth, Flute).

Sonatine (Lauren Wuerth, Flute; David Valbuena, Clarinet).

1. Andantino
2. Quasi cadneza - Allegro
3. Intermezzo - Vivace - Presto

Monday, April 7, 12:15 pm
Choral Music and Songs by Members of the Long Island Composers Alliance

Matthew Koraus, Sweet Was the Song the Virgin Sang (Katrina Montagna, soloist).

Leonard Lehrman, I'd Like to Go Away Alone (Nathalie Escudero, soloist).

Dana Richardson, Moonsongs: I. Dark Moon (Roz Woll, mezzo-soprano).

Jane Leslie, Out of the Morning (Nathalie Escudero, mezzo-soprano).

Margaret Collins Stopp, Ask Me No More (H. Roz Woll, mezzo-soprano).

Patricia King, I.C.U. Waiting Room.

Julie Mandel, History Says.

Herbert Deutsch, A Twilight Thought.

Marga Richter, Sonnet cxxviii, Sonnet lxxi (Christian Gibbs, tenor).

Joel Mandelbaum, Les Pas (Jinxiang Yu, soprano).

Laurence Dresner, Monsters Beneath my Bed (Sandra Babb, soprano).

Allen Brings, O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Herbert Rothgarber, Come, There's a Place for You and Me.

Monday, April 7, 2 pm
Choral Music and Songs by Joel Mandelbaum

Part 1. Choral Music:

The Everlasting Voices (William Butler Yeats).

40th Anniversary Hymn (John Haynes Homes) conducted by Alexandra Nicoletti.

Part 2. Solo Songs (pianist Youn Ju Namkoong):

Five Ways (Wallace Stevens) sung by Kathryn Wieckhorst.

Dawn by the Sea (Malcolm Day) sung by Christian Gibbs.

Part 3. The MacLeish Choruses:

The Two Priests.

An Eternity.

Mistral Over the Graves conducted by Markus Kaitila.

The Farm.

Part 4. Solo Songs:

For Grandsir (Thomas Hart) sung by Victor Starsky.

Les Pas (Paul Valery) sung by Junxiang Yu.

Part 5. The Final Choruses:

On the Edge of Song (Susan Fox).

The Village, Act II scene 2 (Susan Fox).

The Man in the Man-Made Moon; part 13, The Causality of Love conducted by Sandra Babb.

Monday, April 7, 4 pm
Shirley Mak, Piano, BA Senior Recital

Toccata in E minor, BWV 914, J.S. Bach.

Piano Sonata Op. 10, No. 1, Ludwig van Beethoven.

Movement 1
Movement 2
Movement 3

I. Invocation, II. Acclamation, Shirley Mak (Peter Arfsten, Flute; Anthony Izzo, Soprano Saxophone; Mandy Leung, Viola; Ann Hwang, Piano; Jonathan Altman, Tuba; Sean Walls, Double Bass).

Serenade for Strings, Op. 22 (II. Tempo di Valse), Antonín Dvořák, arr. Shirley Mak (Amanda no Wai, Piano; Joshua Vigran, Piano).

Monday, April 7, 6 pm
Alex Hu Graduate Violin Recital
with Pei-Hsuan Tsai, collaborative pianist

Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 3 in d minor, Op. 108, J. Brahms.

I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Un poco presto e con sentimento
IV. Presto agitato

Chaconne from Partita no. 2 in d minor, BWV 1004, J.S. Bach.

Navarra, Op. 33, P. d. Sarasate (Alex Hu and Catherine Lawlor, violins).

Caprice Viennois, Op. 2, F. Kreisler.

Chanson Arabe (from Scheherazade), Rimsky-Korsakov-Kreisler.

Piece en forme de habanera, M. Ravel.

Porgy Rhapsody, A. Markov.

Wednesday, April 9 12:15 pm
The Queens College Orchestra
Maurice Peress, Conductor; Jia Lu, Piano

Smaldone, The Beauty of Innuendo. Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 3, Ms. Lu, Piano.

Tema con variazioni
Allegro, ma non troppo

Stravinsky, Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring).

Thursday, April 10, 3 pm
Eun Young Choi Graduation Recital

For David (Victory), Composed by Eun Young Choi.

Shadow, Composed by Eun Young Choi.

Talking about you, Composed by Eun Young Choi.

Fly Away, Composed by Eun Young Choi.

Whenever you call me, Composed by Eun Young Choi.

Loro, Composed by Egberto Gismonti.

Thursday, April 10, 8 pm
Piano Majors Recital

Ballade in Ab Major, Op. 47, Chopin (Amanda Wai).

Kreisleriana, Op. 16, Schumann (Victoria Hernandez).

No. 1 Äußerst bewegt
No. 9 Schnell und spielend

Etude in E Major, Op. 10, No. 3, Chopin (Hsiu-Tzu Ryan).

Eight Pieces for Piano, Op. 76, Brahms (Markus Kaitila).

No. 4, Intermezzo in B flat Major
No. 5, Capriccio in C Sharp Major
No. 6, Intermezzo in A Major

Moments Musicaux, Op. 16, Rachmaninoff (Adam Ali).

No. 3 in b minor
No. 4 in e minor

Sonata in A Major, D. 664, Schubert (Joseph Franzino).

II. Andante
III. Allegro

Polonaise in C# minor, Op. 26, No. 1, Chopin (Raisa Kagramanova).

Fantasy in f minor, Op. 49, Chopin (Augustin Simat).

Ballade, Joseph Prestamo (Grace Prestamo).

Ballade in f minor, Op. 52, Chopin (Nicolas Giacalone).

Friday, April 11, 3 pm
Matthew Perez Graduate Composition Recital: "Soli Deo Gloria"

Arrival (Flute - Lauren Wuerth; Piano - Victoria Hernandez).


Peace I Leave With You (Choir).

Impromptu in B-flat minor (Piano - Beatrice Söderberg).

Ah, the snowfall... (Choir).

Seven Short Works for Solo Piano (Piano - Beatrice Söderberg).

I. Prologue
III. Indecision
V. Connection
VI. Lullaby
VII. Fughetta

Circles (Harp - Emily John).

Le Matin (Soprano - Jin-Xiang "JX" Yu; Harp - Emily John).

I am a Pigeon (Tenor - Michael De Souza; Piano - Jeremy Chan).

They that Wait (Soprano - Jim-Xiang "JX" Yu; Piano - Jeremy Chan).

Piano Trio in F minor (Violin - Catherine Lawlor; Cello - Sverre Bauge; Piano - David Taubman)

I. Ominous - Con Fuoco

Joseph Franzino, Piano
Bachelor of Music
Friday, April 11th, 2014 at 5:00pm, Room 264

Sonata in A Major D. 664, Franz Schubert  (1797-1828)

I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante
III. Allegro

Images: 1. Reflets dans l'eau, Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

3 Lieder aus Schillers "Wilhelm Tell" S. 292 (First Version), Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

I. Der Fischerknabe
II. Der Hirt
III. Der Alpenjäger

Sachie Ueshima, Soprano

Piano Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)

Friday, April 11, 5 pm
Ching huei Li, Piano, BMus Graduation Recital

Nocturne op.27-2 in D flat major, Chopin.

Ballade no.2 op. 38 in F major, Chopin.

Antante Spianato und Grande Polonaise op.22, Chopin.

La leggierezza, Liszt.

L'isle Joyeuse, Debussy.

Sonata no.2 in B flat minor, Chopin.

I. Grave- Doppio movimento
II. Scherzo
III. Marche Funebre
IV. Finale

Mazurka op.59-1, Chopin.

Preludes op.28, no. 19-24, Chopin.

Monday, April 28, 2 pm
Alejandro Ceballos, Clarinet, Masters Graduation Recital, with Ruka Shironishi, Piano

Gra, Elliott Carter.

Fantasy (... those harbor lights), Joan Tower.

Choros No. 2 (with Peter Arfsten, flute), Heitor Villa-Lobos.

Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 105, Joseph Rheinberger.

I- Allegro non troppo
II- Andante molto
III- Non troppo allegro

Monday, April 28, 5 pm
Alyson Spina, Soprano, BMus, MMus Graduation Recital

Frauenliebe und Leben, Robert Schumann (Kristian Henriksen, pianist).

1. Seit ich ihn gesehen
2. Er, der Herrlichste von allen
3. Ich kann's nicht fassen, nicht glauben
4. Du Ring an meinem Finger

Tornami a dir che m'ami from Don Pasquale, Gaetano Donizetti (Victor Starsky, tenor; Miori Sugiyama, pianist).

Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante from Carmen, Georges Bizet.

Quando m'en vo from La Bohème, Giacomo Puccini.

Prendi, per me sei libero from L'Elisir d'Amore, Gaetono Donizetti (Miori Sugiyama, piano).

Monday, April 28
Rebecca Paul's AD Recital with Miori Sugiyama, piano

Divinités du Styx (Alceste), Gluck.

Chanson triste, Duparc.

Akh! istomilas ya goryem (The Queen of Spades), Tchaikovsky.

Unvergänglichkeit, Korngold.

Das eilende Bächlein, Korngold.

Zueignung, R. Strauss.

Oh patria mia, Verdi. Aïda.

Encore: The Years at the Spring, Beach.

Tuesday, April 29, 1 pm
Voice Majors Recital
Dr. Sherry Overholt and Dr. James John, coordinators; Dr. Max Midroit, pianist.

Cara sposa from Rinaldo, G.F. Handel (Masafumi Toyoda, Countertenor).

Chanson triste, H. Duparc (Nathalie Escudero, Soprano).

Mai, G. Fauré (Kayla Faccilongo, Mezzo-soprano).

Schäfers Klagelied, F. Schubert (Zach Mandernach, Baritone).

Soupir, H. Duparc (Klaudia Morelowska, Soprano).

Almen se non poss'io, V. Bellini (Samantha Dwyer, Soprano).

Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante from Carmen, G. Bizet (Sachie Ueshima, Soprano).

Près des remparts de Séville (Séguédille) from Carmen, G. Bizet (Nicholle Bittlingmeyer, Mezzo-soprano).

Presentation of the rose from Der Rosenkavalier, R. Strauss (Jin-Xiang "JX" Yu, Soprano).

Donna non vidi mai from Manon Lescaut, G. Puccini (Kaleb Hopkins, Tenor).

Tuesday, April 29, 7:30 pm
The Queens College New Music Group
Spring 2014 Premieres, featuring Gamelan Yowana Sari.

Portable Music: Voice and Harp:

Alexandra Nicoletti, Lullaby for a Nightmare. Jonathan Caro, After a long winter. Sam Hoyland, Ravings and Ritual. Matthew Perez, Le Matin. Chris Sahar, The Inverted Bowl. Anthony Izzo, Ethereal.

Gamelan Yowana Sari:

I Ketut Dewa Alit, Pangenter Alit.

Vivian Fung, Kreasi Mekanik Mainan.

Chris Sahar, Invocation, for gamelan and piano (Markus Kaitila, piano).

Alexandra Nicoletti, Srepegan Ramayana (Carlos Fittante & Toshinori Hamada, dancers).

Mitchell Guido, Bell Tones (Zeke Bardash, guitar).

Alida Torres, En Mayo (David Valbuena, clarinet; Samantha Beneventano & Nessa Rodriguez, dancers).

Matthew Perez, Cosmic Reflections (Carlos Fittante & Robin Gilbert, dancers).

Wednesday, April 30, 12:15 pm
The Queens College Orchestra
Jinwook Park, Conductor; Drew Youmans, Violin.

Rossini, Overture to Il Barbiere de Siviglia.

Vieuxtemps, Violin Concerto No. 5 (Mr. Yourmans, Violin).

Beethoven, Symphony No. 5 in C-minor, Op. 67.

Allegro con brio
Andante con moto