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Concerts Presented November 2014

Monday, November 3, 6 pm
Holly Nelson Recital - Violin

Track 1

Track 2

Track 3

Tuesday, November 4, 7:30 pm
The Queens College Symphonic Wind Ensemble & Chamber Winds

Chamber Winds:

W.A. Mozart, Serenade No. 12 (I. Allegro, C minor; II. Andante, E-flat major; III. Menuet & Trio, C minor & C major; IV. Allegro, C minor).

Friedrich Kuhlau, Quartet for 4 Flutes in E major, Op. 103 (I. Andante; II. Allegro; III. Adagio; IV. Rondo).

Symphonic Wind Ensemble:

Steve Bryant, Ecstatic Fanfare.

Edward German, Three Dances from Henry VIII (No. 1. Morris Dance; No. 2. Shepherd's Dance; No. 3. Torch Dance).

Vincent Persichetti, Divertimento for Band, Op. 42 (I. Prologue; II. Song; III. Dance; IV. Burlesque; V. Soliloquy; VI. March).

Edward Elgar (arr. Alfred Reed), Nimrod, from "Enigma Variations".

Alfred Reed, Armenian Dances (Part I).

Thursday, November 6, 3 pm.
Joo Chan Im, Drums
Carlos Cuevas
, Piano; Dustin Kiselbach, Bass
Jun Beom Kim, Guitar; Luskas Pfeil, Tenor Saxophone

Master of Music in Jazz Studies Graduation Recital

David Danced, composed by Joo Chan Im.

Fall Into Darkness, composed by Joo Chan Im.

Cherokee, composed by Ray Noble.

April 16, 2014, composed by Joo Chan Im.

Drum Zone, composed by Joo Chan Im.

Blues for Charlie, composed by Jun Beom Kim.

Friday, November 7, 3 pm
The Queens College Guitar Duo

Christopher Rispoli:

J.S. Bach, Suite BWV 995 (Prelude; Très Viste; Sarabande).

Ezekiel Bardash:

J.S. Bach, Suite BWV 998 (Prelude).

Heitor Villa-Lobos, Prelude No. 3.

Johann Kaspar Mertz, Kindermarchen.

Christopher Rispoli & Ezekiel Bardash:

Bailey Matsuda, Born and Raised, arranged for guitar ukulele by Ian O'Sullivan.

Claude Debussy, Clair de Lune, arranged for two guitars by Jorge Martinez Zarate.

Johannes Brahms, String Sextet No. 1 Op. 18b, arranged for two guitars by John Williams.

Friday, November 7, 5 pm
Patricia Catalano, Flute and Josue Pagan, Guitar

Amazing Love.

Heitor Villa-Lobos, Distribuacao De Flores.

Pietro Locatelli, Sonata in D.

Astor Piazzolla, Verano Porteno.

Fernando Bustamante, Misionaera.

Anthony Izzo, Impression for Flute and Guitar.

Jacques Ibert, Piece Pour Flute Seule.

Astor Piazzolla, Café 1930, Libertango.

Maurice Ravel, Piece en Forme de Habanera.

Friday, November 7, 6:30 pm
CSCDC Presents Novemberfest Recital

Annmarie Errico-Mezzo, Kennst du das land-Mignon, by Ambroise Thomas.

Ben Muratore-Tenor, Dein blaues auge-Brahms.

Wisdom Tang-Pianist, Prelude and Fugue in F Major-Bach.

Elise Walters-Soprano, Will There Really be a Morning?-Richard Hindley.

Linda Collazo-Mezzo, Als Luise die Briefe ihres ungetreuen Liebhabers Verbrannte-Mozart.

Nicolas Giacalone-Pianist, Sonata in E Major k.380-Scarlatti.

Samantha Dwyer-Soprano, Tell Me oh Blue, Blue Sky-Vittorio Giannini.

David Taubman-Pianist, Kirsten Hans Del Gaudio-Violinist, Jiliane Russo-Cellist, Archduke Trio in Bb Major Op.97-Beethoven.

NAfME Fall Recital
Sandra Babb, Faculty Advisor
Saturday, November 8, 2014
7:00 PM LeFrak Concert Hall

Little Russian March (from Symphony No. 2 in C minor) Tchaikovsky/Goble
The Melody Shop Karl King arrg. David R. Werden

Queens College Tuba-Euphonium Quartet

Cello Suite No. 2 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Lauren Fagen, Viola

Clarinet Sonata, Mvt. I Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)

Jonathan Buissereth, Clarinet
Federico Zegarra, Piano

Prelude and Fugue in FJohann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Wisdom Tang, Piano

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

Lachen und Weinen
O Mio Babbino Caro

Corin Greene, Soprano
Joseph Franzino, Piano

Nocturne Justin Fields (b.1994)

Markus Kaitila, Piano

Somebody To Watch Over Me George Gershwin (1898-1937)

Maggie D’Orio, Soprano
Federico Zegarra, Piano

Fascinating Rhythm George Gershwin (1898-1937)

Maggie D’Orio, Soprano
Joseph Franzino, Piano
Patrick Kennedy, Drums
Chris Loeschner, Bass

Concerto in E minor, RV 484 Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
I. Allegro Poco

Cindy Baez, Bassoon
Grace Sun, Piano

Prelude No. 4 in D Major Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Joseph Franzino, Piano

The Anvil Chorus David Lang (b. 1957)

Patrick Kennedy, Percussion

Monday, November 10, 6 pm
Dora Galit, Piano Masters of Music Recital

Beethoven, Andante Favori, Woo 57.

Beethoven, Sonata Op. 90 in E minor

I. Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck (With liveliness and with feeling and expression throughout)
II. Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorgetragen (Not too swiftly and conveyed in a singing manner).

Beethoven, 32 Variations on an Original Theme in C minor Woo 80.

Brahms, 6 Klavierstücke Op. 118. (Intermezzo in A minor. Allegro non assai, ma molto appassionato; Intermezzo in A major. Andante teneramente).

Chopin, Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op 20.

Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 in C# minor.

Wednesday, November 12, 12:15 pm
Queens College Brass Ensemble

Andrea Gabrieli (arr. Friedman), Ricercarr del Doudecimo Tono.

Richard Wagner (arr. Lowell Shaw), King's Prayer from Lohengrin.

Ronals Lo Presti, Fantasia for Five Voices.

Nikolai Tcherepnin, Suite for Horns (I. Nocturne; II. Old German Song; III. La Chasse; IV. Dance; V. Russian Folk Tune; VI. Chorale).

Josef Haydn, Achieved is the Glorious Work.

Roger Boutry, Introduction (Allegro).

Francis Poulenc, Sonata for Three Brass (Movement I: Allegro con spirito), Matthew Hart, Katie Angielczyk, Michael Stanton.

Jan Koetsier, Allegro Maestoso for Bass Trombone and Piano, Jacob Elkin, Wei-Hsien Lien.

Claude Debussy, Three Chansons.

Eugen Bozza, La Chasse!!, QC Horn Quartet.

Wednesday, November 12, 2 pm
Nicolas Giacalone, Piano Student Recital

Scarlatti, Sonata in E Major, K.380.

Beethoven, Sonata Op. 57 No. 23 (Appassionata)

Allegro assai
Andante con moto
Allegro ma non troppo.

Chopin, Ballade No. 4.

Debussy La Cathédrale Engloutie.

Gerschwin, Rhapsody in Blue.

Thursday, November 13, 3 pm
Roman Lajara, Guitar/Tres Graduate Recital
Luisito Quintero
, Percussions and John Benitez, Bass

Out of the Night Came you (Horace Silver).

Think of one (Thelonious Monk).

A Flower is a Lovesome Thing (Billy Strayhorn).

Las Terranas (Roman Lajara).

Donna Lee (Charlie Parker).

Thursday, November 13, 3 pm
Kyungjin Kwak, Alto Saxophone Jazz Performance Graduation Recital
JiSung Kim, Piano; Brett Jones, Guitar; Victor Murillo, Bass
Dennis Bulhoes, Drums; Minjin Seo, Voice.

My Blues -Kyungjin Kwak

Sunny Side of Queens -Kyungjin Kwak

Like Monk -Kyungjin Kwak

Memories -Kyungjin Kwak

All of Me -Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons (Arr by Kyungjin Kwak)

Tears Between Rocks -Kyungjin Kwak

What is this thing called love? -Cole Porter (Arr by Kyungjin Kwak)

Piano Majors Recital
Thursday, November 13th at 8 PM
LeFrak Concert Hall

Sonata in E Major, Op. 109Beethoven
        Vivace, ma non troppo - Adagio espressivo
Amanda Wai

Fantasy in f-sharp minor, Op. 28Mendelssohn
Juhyun So

        Jardins Sous La Pluie
Miyabi Akasaka

Sonata in E-flat Major, Op.31, No. 3Beethoven
        III Menuetto. Moderato e grazioso
        IV Presto con fuoco
Xingyu Liu

Sonata in F Major, K. 332Mozart
        Allegro assai
Ching huei Li

Prelude and Fugue in G Major, WTC 1Bach
Qian Shen

32 Variations on an Original Theme, WoO 80Beethoven
Dora Galit

Abegg Variations, Op. 1Schumann
Qing Zhao

Sonata in C Major, Op. 53 ("Waldstein")Beethoven
        Allegro con brio
Adam Ali

Funérailles from "Harmonies poétiques et religieuses," S. 173Liszt
Scott Gentile

Sonata in F Minor, Op. 57 ("Appassionata")Beethoven
        Allegro con brio
Nicolas Giacalone

Suite No.2 in c minor, Op. 17 for Two PianosRachmaninoff
        III Romance
Amanda Wai and Xingyu Liu

James Yoon, Viola
With Hea Youn Chung, Piano
B.Music Student Recital
Friday, November 14 2014, 3:00 PM, Recital Hall 226

Suite No.2 in D minor (BWV 1008)J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
        IV. Sarabande
        VI. Guige

Violin Sonata No. 21 in E minor (K. 304)Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
        I. Allegro
        II. Tempo di Menuetto

Der SchwanendreherPaul Hindemith (1895-1963)
        II. "Nun laube, Lindlein laube": Sehr ruhig - Fugato: "Der Gutzgauch auf dem Zaune sass"

Viola Sonata No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 120Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
        II. Allegro appassionato

Dr. Nina Lelchuk Studio Recital
Friday, November 14th, 2014, 7:30 PM, LeFrak Concert Hall

Andante favori, WoO 57Beethoven
32 Variations on an Original Theme in C minor, WoO 80

Dora Galit

Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-Sharp minor, Op. 1Rachmaninoff
        II. Andante
        III. Allegro vivace

Markus Kaitila


Scott Gentile

Piano Sonata F Major K332Mozart

Piano Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 28Prokofiev

Ching Huei Li

Après une Lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi SonataLiszt

Abram Korsunsky

Monday, November 17, 12:15 pm
Queens College Brass Studio Recital

Wei-Hsien Lien, Special Guest Artist.

James Curnow, Rhapsody for Euphonium and Piano, Alyssa Blumenthal, Euphonium.

Lars-Erik Larssen, Concertino: Allegro Pomposo, Brandon Peralta, Trombone.

J.N. Hummel, Concerto in Eb, Movement I: Allegro, Chulho Kim, Trumpet.

Alec Wilder, Sonata No. 3, Movement I: Allegretto, Alejandro Salaverry, Horn.

Henri Tomasi, "To Be or Not to Be", Dan Jordan, Trombone; Brandon Peralta; Zachary Raia; Michael Stanton.

W.A. Mozart, Concerto No. 2, Movement I: Allegro moderato, Peter Delgrosso, Horn.

Camille Saint-Saens, Cavatine, Zachary Raia, Trombone.

Bernard Krol, Laudatio for Horn Solo, Melaina Badalian, Horn.

Reinhold Gliere, Concerto in Bb, Movement II: Andante, Katie Angielczyk, Horn; Raisa Kagramova, Piano.

Bernard Krol, Laudatio for Horn Solo, Yuhao Zhang, Horn.

Arik Arutunian, Concerto: Allegro-Andante-Allegro, Matthew Gomm, Trumpet.

Queens College New Music Group
Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 7:30PM, LeFrak Concert Hall

The Copland Quintet

Camaraderie Andrew Smith

The Gnat and the Bull Haley Kallenberg

"Moonshadows" from Mind Blow  Josh Oxford

5DJustin Fields

UntitledJacob Elkin

  1. Introduction
  2. Dance
  3. Song
  4. Finale

Ghost Suite Christopher Sahar

  1. Morning Chorale
  2. Afternoon Play
  3. Dusk Chorus

Grand Unified TheoryAlexandra Nicoletti

  1. Introduction
  2. Chorus
  3. Recitative

Comédie à cinqNate Festinger

The Copland Quintet
Kaoru Hinata, flute
Rob Jacoby, oboe
Ed Matthew, clarinet
Lisa Pike, horn
Michael Breen, Bassoon


NocturneJustin Fields

Markus Kaitila, Piano

Selections from "Suite", for PianoNate Festinger
        III. Andate
        IV. Waltz

Markus Kaitila, Piano

Black OakAndrew Smith

Dora Galit, Piano

Trombone Miniatures

Three Miniatures for Trombone and Loop PedalJosh Oxford

Extraterrestrial ChantChris Sahar

Fanfare for Solo Trombone  Anthony Izzo

Jacob Elkin, trombone

Wednesday, November 19, 12:15 pm
The Queens College Orchestra


Mother Goose Suite

Pavane of the Sleeping Beauty
Little Tom Thumb
Laideronette, Empress of the Pagodas
Conversation of Beauty and the Beast
The Fairy Garden


Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, Op. 57, Sara Aratake, Clarinet.


Symphony No. 5 in D, Op 107 "Reformation"

Andante - Allegro con fuoco
Allegro vivace
Andante; Andante con moto - Allegro maestoso

Thursday, November 20, 3 pm
Master's Recital: Piotr Pawlak, Drums
Gerhard Ornig, trumpet and flugelhorn; Dos Allen, tenor and alto sax; Chris Bates, trombone
Miki Tamanaka, piano and keys; James Robbins, bass

Stomatology, comp. and arr. Ilya Alabuzhev. Sleep Safe and Warm, comp. Krzysztof Komeda, arr. Greg Wlodarczyk and Piotr Pawlak. Candy Waltz, comp. and arr. Piotr Pawlak. Pensativa, comp. Clare Fischer, arr. Piotr Pawlak.

Take The A Train, comp. Billy Strayhorn, arr. Ed Neumeister.

Thursday, November 20, 8 pm
A Little Night of Sondheim and Bernstein: Musical Theater Review
Dr. Sandra Babb, Faculty Coordinator and Michael Drozd, Student Coordinator
Corin Greene, Music Director. Markus Kaitlila, Piano

All music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim unless otherwise noted.

Comedy Tonight - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Soloists: Corin Greene, Jacqueline Caruana, Gillian Doupé, Michelle Shine, Alexa Politis.

So Many People - Saturday Night, Jessica Altieri.

Greenfinch and Linnet Bird - Sweeney Todd, Corin Greene.

I Feel Pretty - West Side Story (Music by Leonard Bernstein), Yara Hoppenstein.

Agony - Into the Woods, Gary Riera, Michael Drozd.

I Remember - Evening Primrose, Elise Walters.

On the Steps of the Palace - Into the Woods, Amy Guarino.

If Mama was Married - Gypsy (Music by Jule Styne), Alexa Politis, Michelle Shine.

Being Alive - Company, Brian Rivera.

Glitter and be Gay - Candide (Music by Leonard Bernstein), Elizabeth Tasch, accompanist Scott Gentile.

Who's That Woman? - Follies, Soloists: Amy Guarino, Jessica Altieri, Mariyanthie Linaris; Choreography by Elise Walters.

Johanna - Sweeney Todd, Benjamin Muratore.

Somewhere - West Side Story (Music by Leonard Bernstein), Gillian Doupé.

Losing My Mind - Follies, Kayla Faccilongo.

Agony - Into the Woods, Gary Riera, Michael Drozd.

Ladies Who Lunch - Company, Mariyanthie Linaris.

Send in the Clowns - A Little Night Music, Cheryl McCullagh, accompanist Michael Lofaso.

Not A Day Goes By - Merrily We Roll Along, Jacqueline Caruana.

A Weekend in the Country - A Little Night Music, Soloists: Cheryl McCullagh, Elizabeth Tasch, Brian Rivera, Elise Walters, Michael Drozd, Benjamin Muratore.

Friday, November 21, 7:30 pm
The Queens College Orchestra


Mother Goose Suite

Pavane of the Sleeping Beauty
Little Tom Thumb
Laideronette, Empress of the Pagodas
Conversation of Beauty and the Beast
The Fairy Garden


Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, Op. 57, Sara Aratake, Clarinet.


Symphony No. 5 in D, Op 107 "Reformation"

Andante - Allegro con fuoco
Allegro vivace
Andante; Andante con moto - Allegro maestoso

Masafumi Toyoda, Countertenor
MM Graduation Recital
November 24, 2014, 4:00 PM, LeFrak Concert Hall

Miori Sugiyama, Piano
A ChlorisHahn, Reynaldo

Fete galante

L'heure exquise


Music for a whilePurcell, Henry

An Evening Hymn


A Route to the SkyHeggie, Jake

Ensemble    Naomi Florin, Violin1, Hanako Miyajima, Violin2,
Mandy Leung, Viola, Maki Masayuki, Harpsichord


"Ombra Mai fu"                           from SerseGeorge Frideric Handel

"Fammi combattere"                 from Orlando

"Stille Amare"                             from Orlando

"Agitato da fiere tempeste"      from  Riccardo Primo


Abram Korsunsky
Studio of Dr. Nina Lelchuk
Masters Piano Recital
Monday November 24, 2014 6:00PM
LeFrak Concert Hall

Three Intermezzi, Op. 117Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

I. Andante moderato in E-Flat Major
II. Andante non troppo e con molto espressione in B-Flat minor
III. Andante con moto in C-Sharp minor

Après une Lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi SonataFranz Liszt (1811-1886)

Piano Concerto in E-Flat Major, "Emperor", Op. 73Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

I. Allegro
II. Adagio un poco mosso
III. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo

Assisted by PeiHsuan Tsai