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Concerts Presented March 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014, 12:15 pm
Voice Majors Recital

Almen se non poss'io, V. Bellini, Heather Marvin, Mezzo Soprano.

Questa o quella from Rigoletto, G. Verdi, Victor Starsky, Tenor.

Kennst du das Land, R. Schumann, Annmarie Errico, Mezzo-Soprano.

La vie antérieure, H. Duparc, Francisco Corredor, Tenor.

Faites-lui mes aveux from Faust, C. Gounod, Katherine Wiswell, Mezzo-soprano.

Qui Radames verrá... O patria mia from Aida, G. Verdi, Rebecca Paul, Soprano.

Nebbie, O. Respighi, Christian Mark Gibbs, Tenor.

Senza Mamma, from Suor Angelica, G. Puccini, Lauren Nicole Haber, Soprano.

Csárdás from Die Fledermaus, J. Strauss, Candace Lynn Matthews, Soprano.

Monday, March 3, 4 pm
David Abdurachmanov, Piano

Sergei Prokofiev, Flute Sonata in D, Op. 94, Peter Arfsten, Flute.

Scherzo: Presto

Francis Poulenc, Paul et Virginie, Les Chemins de L'amour, Francisco Correndor, Tenor.

Franz Liszt, Pace non trovo, Francisco Correndor, Tenor.

Franz Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody No.2, Concert Paraphrase on Verdi's Rigoletto, Mephisto Waltz.

Monday, March 3, 6 pm
Masters Piano Recital: Abram Korsunsky

Piano Sonata in C minor, Op. 13, "Pathétique", Ludwig van Beethoven.

I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio
II. Adagio cantabile
III. Rondo: Allegro

Piano Sonata in C Major, Op. 53, "Waldstein".

I. Allegro con brio
II. Introduzione: Adagio molto, III. Rondo: Allegretto moderato - Prestissimo

Frédéric Chopin, Ballade in G minor, Op. 23, Ballade in F Major, Op. 38, Ballade in A-Flat Major, Op. 47, Ballade in F minor, Op. 52.

Friday, March 7, 5 pm
Russell S. Johnson, Flute; Pei-Hsuan Tsai, Piano

Sonata for Flute and Piano, Robert Muczynski.

Allegro deciso
Allegro con moto

Romance, Op. 37, Camille Saint-Saens.

Syrinx for Solo Flute, Claude Debussy.

Sonata for Violin and Piano, Cesar Franck.

Allegretto ben moderato
Ben moderato: Recitative-Fantasia
Allegretto poco mosso

Friday, March 7, 7:30 pm
The Queens College String Ensemble
Gregory K. Williams, Director

Arietta for String Orchestra, Norman Dello Joio.

Chacony, Henry Purcell.

Bluegrass Camp Meeting, arr. by James "Red" McLeod.

Lullaby, George Gershwin.

It Will Rain, Peter Gene Hernandez, Transcribed by Lisa Casal-Galietta.

Adagio and Fugue, K. 546, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Encore: I Wanna Hold Your Hand, The Beatles.

Angela D'Alotto, Viola
Cullan Bryant, Piano

Monday, March 17th, 2014, 4pm; LeFrak Concert Hall

Suite IV in E-flat Major, BWV 1010, J.S. Bach


Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, William Walton

Andante comodo
Vivo e molto preciso
Allegro moderato

Sonate Op. 11 No. 4, Paul Hindemith

Thema mit Variationen
Finale (mit Variationen)

Monday, March 17, 6 pm
Peter Arfsten, Flute; Jenny Chan, Piano

Cantanbile et Presto, Geroges Enesco.

Sonata in g minor for Flute and Continuo, J.S. Bach.

Mvt. I- Allegro
Mvt. II- Adagio
Mvt. III- Allegro

Sonata for Flute and Piano, Sergey Prokofiev, with David Abdurachmanov, Piano.

Mvt. I- Moderato
Mvt. II- Scherzo
Mvt. III- Andante
Mvt. IV- Allegro con brio

Wednesday, March 19, 12:15 pm
NAfME Open Forum Student Recital

Tranquility, Edmond Paul Nicodemi (Federico Zegarra, Piano).

The Chain, Ingrid Michaelson (Corina Antonucci, Voice; Lauren Fagan, Voice & Viola; Corin Greene, Voice & Piano).

French Suite No. 5 (Allemande, Courante, Serabande, Gavotte), Johann Sebastien Bach (Wisdom Tang, Piano).

Les Roses d'Ispahan, Gabriel Fauré (Sokunthary Svay, Soprano; David Taubman, Piano).

Etude No. 12 in D# Minor, Alexander Scriabin (Nicolas Giacolone, Piano).

Sonata in E Minor (Adagio, Allegro, Largo, Allegretto, Benedetto Marcello (Dara Coppolone, Viola; Christopher Rispoli, Guitar).

Sonata No. 1 in C minor, Op. 10, Ludwig Van Beethoven Shirley Mak, Piano.

I Am the Light of the World, Britlin Losee (Britlin Losee, Soprano; Markus Kaitila, Piano).

Piano Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 28, Sergei Prokofiev (Joseph Franzino, Piano).

A Letter to a Soldier, Corin Greene (Corin Greene, Voice & Piano; Lauren Fagan, Viola).

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D Flat Major, Franz Liszt (Augustin Simat, Piano).

Thursday, March 20, 3 pm
Jazz Recital
VJ Brown, Guitar

Track 1 · Track 2 · Track 3 · Track 4 · Track 5 ·

Thursday, March 20, 7:30 pm
The Queens College Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Saxophone Studio

The "OQ" Quartet:

Mitchell Guido, Travels.

I. Home
II. Departure

Aaron Copland (arr. by Paul Cohen), Simple Gifts.

The Queens College Saxophone Ensemble:

Aaron Copland (arr. by Paul Cohen), New England Countryside, Suite from Our Town.

The Queens College Symphonic Wind Ensemble:

Paul Dukas (transc. Wil van der Beek), Fanfare pour précéder La Péri (conducted by Courtney Scarpati).

Gordon Jacob, Fantasia for Euphonium and Band (Soloist, Alyssa Blumenthal).

Ralph Vaughan Williams, English Folk Song Suite.

I. March - "Seventeen Come Sunday"
II - Intermezzo - "My Momma Boy"
III - March - "Folk songs from Somerset

Howard Hanson, Chorale and Alleluia (conducted by George Weisman).

Valcav Nelhybel, Symphonic Movement (For Symphonic Band).

Anacleto de Medeiros, Cabeça de Porco (polça).

Friday, March 21, 3 pm
Schubert String Quartet in C Major
Ah In Kim, Cello

Track 1 · Track 2 · Track 3 · Track 4 · Track 5.

Friday, March 21, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College
Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Concert Hall

Dara Coppolone, viola
Joseph Franzino, piano
Christopher Rispoli, guitar

Cello Suite No.1 in G Major, BWV 1007, J.S. Bach

Menuetto I & II

Kol Nidrei, Op. 47, Max Bruch

Sonata in E minor, Benedetto Marcello (Arr. Christopher Rispoli, guitar)


Concerto in D Major, Franz Anton Hoffmeister

I. Allegro

Valley (Reprise), The Oh Hellos (2011-Present): Tyler Heath and Maggie Heath (Trans. and Arr. by Dara Coppolone)

Monday, March 24, 12:15 pm
Gregory K. Williams, Viola; Nelson Padgett, Piano
with the Queens Qamerata

Sonate for Viola and Piano, Op. 11, No. 4, Paul Hindemeth.

I. Fantasie
II. Thema mit Variationen
III. Finale (mit Variationen)

Suite Hebraïque for Viola and Piano, Ernest Bloch.

I. Rapsodie
II. Processional
III. Affirmation

Infanta Marina, Vincent Persichetti.

Concerto in G Major for Viola and Orchetra, Georg Philipp Telemann.

I. Largo
II. Allegro
III. Andante
IV. Presto

Monday, March 24, 2 pm
Catherine Lawlor - Violin Recital, with Abram Korsunsky, Piano.

Sonata No. 4 in E minor, KV 300 c (304), Mozart.

I - Allegro
II - Tempo di Minuetto

Sonata No. 1, op. 78, Brahms.

I - Vivace ma non troppo
II - Adagio
III - Allegro molto moderato

Navarra, op. 33 for two violins and piano (Alex Hu and Catherine Lawlor - Violins), Sarasate.

Romanze from The Gadfly, Shostakovich.

Monday, March 24, 4pm
BMus Performance Student Recital: Markus Kaitila, Piano

Piano Sonata No. 17 in D, D. 850, Franz Schubert.

1. Allegro
2. Andante con moto
3. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
4. Rondo. Allegro moderato

Masks, Op. 34, Karol Szymanowski.

1. Scheherazade
2. Tantris the Buffoon
3. The Serenade of Don Juan

Fantasy in b, Op. 28, Alexander Scriabin.

Monday, March 24, 6 pm
BMus Graduation Recital: Grace Prestamo

Three Intermezzi from Op. 119, Johannes Brahms.

I. Adagio
II Andantino un poco agitato
III. Grazioso e giocoso

Piano Sonata No. 18 in E-flat Major Op. 31 No. 3.

I. Allegro
II. Scherzo, Allegretto Vivace
III. Menuetto, Moderato e grazioso
IV. Presto con fuoco

Sonatine, Maurice Ravel.

I. Modéré
II. Mouvement de menuet
III. Animé

Ballade, Joseph Prestamo.

Tuesday, March 25, 7:30 pm
The Queens College New Music Group
Spring 2014 Premieres, featuring Choral Chameleon

Portable Music: Piano:

George Weisman, Walk in the Park. Christopher Sahar, Invention 1 - Grey/Orange. Alexandra Nicoletti Piano Sonata in d minor No 1 mvmt 1. Anthony Izzo, Improvisation for Piano. Matt Perez, A Brief Impromptu. Alida Torres, the GRAND escape of the MIDDLE ground.

Choral Chameleon:

Samuel Hoyland, Play: A HAT, And.

Alida Torres, Despedida.

Matthew Bosch, You Felons on Trial in Courts.

Matt Perez, Ah, the snowfall...

Jonathan Caro, Sonnet 73.

George Weisman, Lux permanet.

Justin Fields, Villanelle of the Seed.

Wednesday, March 26, 12:15 pm
Queens College Brass Studio Recital
Guest Artists: Wei-Hsien Lien and Markus Katila, Piano

Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Concerto in Eb, Eli Maurer, Trumpet.

Movement I: Allegro spirit

Paul Creston, Fantasy, in One Movement, Jacob Elkin, Trombone.

Oskar Boehne, Concerto, Frank Huber, Trumpet.

I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Rondo: Allegro

Richard Strauss, Concerto No. 1, Alejandro Salaverry, Horn.

Movement I: Allegro

Kent Kennan, Sonata for Trumpet, Chulho Kim, Trumpet.

Movement I: Allegro

Eric Ewazen, Concerto for Bass Trombone, Daniel Jordan, Bass Trombone.

Movement I: Andante espressivo

Bernard Krol, Laudatio, Yuhao Zhang, Horn.

Wednesday, March 26, 2 pm
The Aaron Copland School Cello Ensemble: "Cellobration"

Suite No.6 in D Major for Solo Cello, BWV 1012 (Prelude), J.S. Bach.

Suite for Two Cellos (Mvt. I), Samuel Zyman.

Requiem, Op. 66, David Popper.

Conzert-Waltz, Op. 31, Wilhelm Fitzenhagen.

Silent Woods, Op. 68, A. Dvorak (Solo, Marcy Rosen).

Segreto di Pulcinella (Mvt. III), Edward Smaldone.

Concerto in C Major, Hob. VIIb: 1 (I. Moderato), F.J. Haydn, arr. Maliksi (Solo, Carrie Bean).

Bachianas Brasilieras No. 1 (I. Embolada), H. Villa-Lobos.

Thursday, March 27
Joseph Han Bass Recital

Another Hugh, Don Thompson.

The Days of Wine and Roses, Henry Mancini, arr. Joseph Han.

Del Sasser, Sam Jones.

Sister Sadie, Horace Silver, arr. Michael Mossman.

Thursday, March 27, 3 pm
Maya Nova Graduation Recital (vocal)
John Di Martino (piano), Peter Slavov (bass), Alexandre Kautz (drums)

Days, written and arranged by Maya Nova.

He Kissed Your Lips, written and arranged by Maya Nova.

You and the Night and the Music, music by Arthur Schwartz, lyrics by Howard Dietz, arranged by Maya Nova and John Di Martino.

But Not For Me, music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gerschwin, arranged by Maya Nova and John Di Martino.

Let's Fall in Love, music by Harold Arien, lyrics by Ted Koehler, arranged by Maya Nova.

Wild is the Wind, music by Dimitri Tiomkin, lyrics by Ned Washington.

I Didn't Know What Time it Was, music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart.

Lost, written and arranged by Maya Nova.

Thursday, March 27, 8 pm
A Musical Theater Review

Michael Drozd, Student Coordinator
Sandra Babb, Faculty Advisor
Karkus Kaitila & David Taubman, Accompanists

Corner of the Sky, from Pippin, Stephen Schwartz (Christopher Loeschner).

I'll cover you, from Rent, Jonathan Larson (Jacquline Caruana & Jonathan Buissereth).

Beautiful City, from Godspell, Stephen Schwartz (Zachary Mandernach).

Everything I Know, from In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda (Amy Guarino).

Turn Back, O Man, from Godspell, Stephen Schwartz (Viviana Amaya).

Someone Like You from Jekyll & Hyde, Frank Wildhorn (Alexa Politis).

Don't Do Sadness/Blue Wind, from Spring Awakening, Duncan Sheik (Cassie Price & Brian Rivera).

I Dreamed a Dream, from Les Misérables, Claude-Michel Schömberg (Heather Marvin).

The Brain, from Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks (Michael Drozd).

With You, from Ghost, David A. Stewart & Glen Ballard (Corin Greene).

Where Are All the People? from Chaplin, Christopher Curtis (Michael Verre).

21 Guns, from American Idiot, Mike Dirnt, Billie Joe Armstrong & Tré Cool (Ensemble).

Gregory Antonelli, Bass
Music Education Graduation Recital
Monday, March 31st, 2014, 2:00 pm, LeFrak Concert Hall

Sonata No. 3 in A minor (RV 43), Vivaldi

  1. Largo
  2. Allegro

Cello Suite No. 1, Bach

  1. Gigue
  2. Sarabande

Sonata in E minor, Marcello

  1. Adagio
  2. Allegro
  3. Largo
  4. Allegretto

Musica Per Una Passeggiata A Perugia, Antonelli

Greg Antonelli, Bass
Jonathan Buissereth, Bb Clarinet
Lauren Fagan, Viola
Ryan Furrer, Viola
Alex Mauro, Violin

Sonata in G minor, Eccles

  1. Largo
  2. Allegro Con Spirito
  3. Addagio
  4. Vivace

Gregory Antoneli is a student of Yoshio Aomori.

Mitchell Guido, Saxophone
BA Music Education Junior Recital
Monday, March 31st, 2014, 4:00, LeFrak Concert Hall

Incantation and Ritual, Everett Gates (b. 1914)

Three Songs Without Words, Paul Ben-Haim (1897-1984)

  1. Arioso
  2. Ballad
  3. Sephardic Melody

Amanda Wai, Piano

Le Chant Du Veilleur, Joaquin Nin (1879-1949)

Annmarie Errico, Mezzo-Soprano
Amanda Wai, Piano

Partita, David Noon (b. 1946)

  1. Preludio
  2. Musette
  3. Pastorale
  4. Rigadoon

Zeke Bardash, Guitar

Discovering Love, Mitchell Guido (b.1992)

Duke Ellington's Sound of Love, Charles Mingus (1922-1979)

Highway Rider, Brad Mehldau (b.1970)

Zeke Bardash, Guitar
Michael Lofaso, Piano
Yuta Tanaka, Bass
Dorian Costanzo, Drumset


Mitchell Guido is a student of Dr. Paul Cohen.

Monday, March 31, 6 pm
Graduation Recital: Sverre Kyvik Bauge - Cello

Sonata for cello and piano in D-minor, Claude Debussy (Abram Korsunsky, Piano).

1. Prologue: Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto
2. Sérénade: Modérément animé
3. Finale: Animé, léger et nerveux

Cello Suite no. 5 in C-minor BWV1011, Johann Sebastion Bach.

1. Prelude
2. Allemande
3. Courante
4. Sarabande
5. Gavottes
6. Gigue

Sonata for solo cello, Gyorgy Ligeti.

1. Dialogo
2. Capriccio

Sonata for Cello and Piano in F-Major op. 99, Johannes Brahms (Abram Korsunsky, Piano).

1. Allegro vivace
2. Adagio affettuoso
3. Allegro passionato
4. Allegro molto