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Concerts Presented April 2015

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Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents a

Spring Concert

with the

Queens College Choir
James John, Conductor

Queens College Women's Choir
Sandra Babb, Conductor

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 12:15pm
LeFrak Hall

Queens College Choir
James John, Conductor
Adam Ali, Accompanist

Haleluya, Haleli Nafshi (Psalm 146)

Salamone Rossi
(c. 1570-c. 1630)
Sanctus from Missa Constantine
Bruce Saylor
(b. 1946)
Gloria and Laudamus Te from Gloria

Francis Poulenc

Queens College Women's Choir
Sandra Babb, Conductor
Grace Sun, Accompanist


arr. Mary Goetze

Ensurientes Implevit Bonis
     from Magnificat, RV 610
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
arr. Marie Stultz
The Rhodora
Mary Lynn Flightfoot
i carry your heart with me
David C. Dickau
André Thomas

Queens College Choir
James John, Conductor
Adam Ali, Accompanist

From Three Shakespeare Songs
     The Cloud Capp'd Towers
     Over Hill, Over Dale

Ralph Vaughan Williams

David Schober (b. 1974)
Emily John, harp
From Neue Liebeslieder, Op. 65
Johannes Brahms

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
The Long Island Composers Alliance
present a program by


Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Andrew Borkowski, cello; Dorothy Chan, piano; Blanca Gonzalez,violin;
Patrick Kennedy, percussion; David Valbuena, clarinet; Lauren Wuerth, flute.

Alexandra Nicoletti Minimalizm (full ensmeble)
     1. Mvt i
     2. 2. Steel Knives (violin and clarinet only)
     3. Mvt ii

Margaret Stoop A Night Song (flute, cello and piano)

Julie Mandel Young Lovers (flute, cello and piano)

Marc Blitzstein-Leonard Lehrman Discourse (clarinet, cello and piano)*

Dana Richardson Sun Suite (full ensemble)*
     I. The Sun's Caress
     II. The Sun's Teeth
     III.The Sun's Caress (reprise)

Joel Mandelbaum The Fish on the Rocks (excerpt) (clarinet and percussion)

Allen Brings Images for Flute, Clarinet and Piano (first movement)

Jane Leslie Birdsong (flute, clarinet and piano)

Patricia King Two Songs for Flute and Piano

Jay Gach Variations on an Old Church Hymn ("Lo, the Earth Awakes Again")*

full ensemble
var. 1: cello obligato; var. 2 piu allegro, violin obligato; var. 3 sostenuto e cantabile;
var.4 brioso, giusto e marcatissimo, piano obligato; var. 5 swing-turkeytrot var. 6
medium swing-vibraphone obligato; var.7 presto possible; var. 8 moderato; var. 9
andante sostenuto (inversión of theme) var. 10, largo, clarinet obligato; var. 11

* denotes World Premiere

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

MinJin Seo, Voice
Jazz Perforrnance Graduation Recital
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015, S, 2:45PM, Choral Room 264

My Shining Hour Harold Arlen / Johnny Mercer

Please Be On My Side MinJin Seo

I Fall In Love Too Easily Frank Loesser

I've Never Been In Love Before Jule Styne / Sammy Cahn

My Romance Richard Rodgers / Lorenz Hart

How Can I Let You Go? MinJin Seo

Piano :: Jisung Kim
Bass :: Mauricio Vega
Guitar :: Brett Jones
Drums :: Piotr Pawlak
Percussion :: Brevan Hampden
Trumpet :: Guido Gonzalez
Alto Sax. :: Christopher McBride
Tenor Sax. :: Richard Thai
Arr. & Voice :: MinJin Seo

MinJin Seo is a student of Dee Daniels / Alison Wedding

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

The Sound of Spring
Thursday, April 2, 2015
LeFrak Concert Hall

Queens College Alumni Orchestra
Alex Yu, conductor
Ching Huei Li, pianist

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11 Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Allegro maestoso
Romanze- Larghetto
Rondo - Vivace

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op.92 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Poco sostenuto - Vivace
Presto - Assai meno presto
Allegro con brio

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Requiem aeternam

Todd Wachsman, Conductor
April 11, 2015, 4 pm, LeFrak Concert Hall

Regina Coeli, KV276 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(1756 - 91)

Requiem, KV626 Mozart (ed. Franz Beyer)
     I. Introitus
     II. Kyrie
     III. Sequenz
          Dies irae
          Tuba mirum
          Rex tremendae
     IV. Offertorium
          Domine Jesu
     V. Sanctus
     VI. Benedictus
     VII. Agnus Dei
     VIII. Communio
          Lux aeterna

Anna Noggle, Jessica Kimple,
Victor Starsky & Alex Boyd, soloists

Ave Verum Corpus, KV 618 Mozart

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Markus Kaitila and Friends

Chamber Recital
Monday, April 13, 2015, 4:00 pm, LeFrak Concert Hall

Sonata forViolin and Piano No.7 in C Minor, Op. 30 No.2 Ludwig van Beethoven
     1. Allegro con brio
     2. Adagio cantabile
     3. Scherzo. Allegro
     4. Finale. Allegro

Sachiko Uchida, Violin
Markus, Kaitila, Piano

Bilder aus Osten, Op. 66 Robert Schumann
     1. Lebhaft.
     2. Nicht schnell und sehr gesangvoll zu spielen.
     3. Im Volkston.
     4. Nicht schnell.
     5. Lebhaft.
     6. Reuig andächtig.

Markus Kaitila and Stephen Whale, Piano

Sonata for Cello and Piano in A Minor Op.36 Edvard Grieg
     1. Allegro agitato
     2. Andante molto tranquillo
     3. Allegro molto e marcato

Elizabeth Kim, Cello
Markus Kaitila, Piano

Markus Kaitila is a student of Dr. Nina Lelchuk.

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Chulho Kim, Trumpet
Master's Degree. Graduation Recital
Mon, April 13, 2015, 6pm, LeFrak Concert Hall

Fanfare for A New TheatreIgor Stravinsky

Jiwoong Kim, Trumpet

Concerto Henri Tomasi

Yumi Lee, Piano

Rondo for Lifey for Trumpet and Piano Leonard Bernstein

Yumi Lee, Piano

Concerto for TrumpetJoseph Haydn

Yumi Lee, Piano

La Virgen De La Macarena Trad. Espanol, arr. Mendez/Koff

Yumi Lee, Piano


Yumi Lee, Piano

Chulho Kim is a student of Joe Burgstaller.

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Balsam String Quartet Recital
Wednesday, April 5th 2015, 12.15pm
LeFrak Concert Hall

Erica Gailing & Catherine Lawlor -Violins
Christian Barros - Viola
Ivan Luza - Cello


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Quartet No. 17 in B-flat, K458 'The Hunt"
I. Allegro Vivace assai
II. Minuetto and Trio: Moderato
III. Adagio
lV. Allegro assai
Anton Webern Langsamer Satz
Felix Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80
I. Allegro Vivace assai
II. Allegro assai
III. Adagio
IV. Finale: Allegro molto

We would like to thank Professors Daniel Phillips and Edward Klorman for their support and guidance this semester.

The Balsam Quartet is generously sponsored by The Balsam Scholarship Fund.

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Elizabeth Kim, Cello
MM Cello Performance Graduation Recital
15 April 2015, 2:00 pm, Lefrak Concert Hall

Markus Kaitila, piano
Dora Galit, piano

Sonata in A Minor, Op. 36 Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Allegro agitato

Markus Kaitila, piano

Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010 JS Bach (1685-1750)
Bourree I
Bourree II


Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Allegro ma non tanto
Scherzo- Allegro molto
Adagio cantabile- Allegro vivace

Dora Galit, piano

Elizabeth Kim is a student of Marcy Rosen and Alistair MacRae

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

The Man in the Man Made Moon
by Joel Mandelbaum
Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 7:30 pm, Lefrak Concert Hall

Nisan Ak, Music Director/Conductor
Alex Schirling, Stage Director
Matthew Perez, Producer

Libretto            Program Notes


The Amateur Astronomer
Benjamin Muratore

The Man in The Moon
Jonathan Caro

The Man in The Man-Made Moon
Matthew Perez, Candace Matthews, Elizabeth Tasch (cover)

The Scientist
Kaleb Hopkins

1. Overture

2. The History of Our Times

3. Concerning the Neuroses of Sibling Rivalry

4. A Study of Abnormal Psychology

5. A Treatise on Logic

6. An Essay on Man

7. The Religious Perception

8. What is Art?

9. Why the Universe Could Not Have Been Destroyed During the 19th Century

10. Unmoonlike Activities

11. The Role of Science in this Day and Age

12. On Overcoming the Cultural Lag

13. What is Newsworthy?
      The Causality of Love

14. Is Academic Freedom a Contradiction in Terms

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Hsinwei Chiang Graduate Recital

April 16th, 2015, 1:00 pm
Music Building Room 264, Queens College

Birdtrane Gary Bartz

Just One of Those Things Cole Porter

Delilah Victor Young
Arr: Hsinwei Chiang

Wave Antonio Carlos Jobim
Arr: Lydia Wang

Falling Grace Steve Swallow
Arr. Hsinwei Chiang

Looking for Spring Breeze Yu-Xian Deng
Arr: Yu-Wen Peng
Hsinwei Chiang

Grasshopper Teasing Rooster Taiwanese Flok Song
Arr: Hsinwei Chiang

Piano: Bora Lim
Bass: Dan Martinez
Drums: Dennis Bulhōes
Violin: Lydia Wang
Viola: Leonor Falcón Pasquali
Cello: Marta Roma
Guitar: Jun-Beom Kim
Percussion: Brevan Hampden

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Phil Rosenstock Graduate Recital
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 3:35 pm, Recital Hall 226

Sixth Hour
Phil Rosenstock

Jessie's Blues
Jesse Kessler/Phil Rosenstock

Phil Rosenstock/Jesse Kessler

Have You Met Miss Jones
Richar Rogers
Arranged by Phil Rosenstock/Jesse Kessler

It's On
George Duke

Phil Rosenstock, Bass
Jesse Kessler, Piano
Mark McIntyre, Guitar
Daniel Silva, Drums

The Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College
Edward Smaldone, Director

Piano Majors Recital
Thursday, April 16 at 7:30
LeFrak Concert Hall

Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 31 Chopin

Markus Kaitila

Fantasia in c minor, K- 475 Mozart

Miyabi Akasaka

Sonata in c minor, Op. 10 No. 2 Beethoven
     I Allegro molto e con brio

Zachary Mandernach

Sonata in G Major, Op.31, No. 1 Beethoven
     I Allegro vivace

Hongzhe Pang

Etude d'Execution Transcendante in f minor Liszt

Dora Galit

Variations Serieuses, Op. 54 Mendelssohn

Sean Cotty

Barcarolle, Op. 60 Chopin

Alexander Bryson

Sonata in C Major, Op.2, No. 3 Chopin
     I Allegro con brio

Qian Shen

La Campanella Liszt

Xingyu Liu

Three Preludes from Book 1 Debussy
     Des pas sur la neige
     Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest
     La fille aux chevaux de lin

Adam Ali

Ballade No.4 in f minor, Op.52 Chopin

Abram Korsunsky

Piano Quartet in c minor, Op. 15 Fauré
     I Allegro molto moderato

Juhyun So, piano
Adrianna Sirinian, violin
Emily Dana, viola
Nick Anton, cello

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 in c-sharp minor Liszt

Nicolas Giacalone

Concerto in a minor, Op. 16 Grieg
     Allegro molto moderato

Joesph Franzino assisted by Youn Ju Namkoong

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Queens College
Brass Studio Recital

Wei-Hsien Lien, Special Guest Artist
Lefrak Concert Hall, April 20,2015 12:15 pm

Danse Jean-Michel Defaye

Jacob Elkin, Trombone

"Slavonic Fantasy"Karl Hoehn

Frank Huber, Trumpet

Sonata: Largo and Allegro Alessandro Marcello

Brandon Peralta, Trombone

Concerto No.2, mvmt. 1: Allegro W.A. Mozart

Alejandro Salaverry, Horn

Suite No. 3: Allemande, Sarabande, Gigue J.S. Bach

Alyssa Blumenthal, Euphonium

Concerto No. L, mvmt. 1: Allegro Richard Strauss

Peter Delgrosso, Horn

Aria and Polonaise Joseph Jongen

Michael Stanton, Trombone

Concerto in Eb, mvmt. 1 Franz Strauss

Katie Angielczyk, Horn

Concerto in Eb, mvmt. 1 Joseph Haydn

Ryan Jesch, Trumpet

Sonata: Cantabile and Spiritoso Ernst Galliard

Zachary Raia, Trombone

Concerto in Eb, mvmt. 2 W.A. Mozart

Melaina Badalian, Horn

Concert Etude Alexander Goedicke

Matthew Gomm, Trumpet

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Chris Joyal, Violin
Cullan Bryant, Piano
20th April 2015, 2pm
LeFrak Concert Hall

Violin Sonata No.1 Op.78 Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

i) Vivace non troppo
ii) Adagio-Piu andante-Adagio
iii) Allegro molto moderato

Violin Sonata No.7 Op.30 L. Van Beethoven (1770-1827)

i) Allegro con brio
ii) Adagio cantabile
iii) Scherzo (Allegro)
iv) Finale: Allegro; Presto

Chris Joyal is a student of Burton Kaplan.

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Yunmi Chung, Violin
Cullan Bryant , Piano
P.A.C. Graduation Recital
Monday, April 20th, 2015, 6:00pm
LeFrak Concert Hall

Variation on a theme by Corelli Fritz Kleisler (1875-1962)

Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major Op.24 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

I. Allegro
II. Adagio molto espressivo
III. Scherzo: Allegro molto
IV. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo

Violin concerto in D major Op. 35 Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

I. Allego moderato

Last Song

Yunmi Chung is a student of Chin Kim

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

The Last 25 Years of Broadway:
A Musical Theater Showcase

Dr. Sandra Babb, Faculty Coordinator; Michael Drozd, Director
Elise Walters, Meagan Schmid, Michael Drozd, Choreographers
Nate Festinger, Piano

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 8:00 PM
LeFrak Concert Hall

Pulled -The Addams Family Andrew Lippa

Michelle Shine & Alessandra Gluf

I'm Not Afraid of Anything- Songs for a New World Jason Robert Brown

Melanie Ramos

I'm Not That Smart - The 25th Annual Putnam County Spellíng Bee William Finn

Michael Drozd

Life of the Party - The Wild Party Andrew Lippa

Jessica Altieri
Dancers: Viviana Amaya, Dianne'Kissoon, Daniela Ospina, Zoe Padden, Alexa Politis, Elise Walters

Someone Like You- Jekyll & Hyde Frank Wildhorn

Jocelyn Cruz

Out Tonight - Rent Jonathan Larson

Viviana Amaya

A Whole New World - Aladdin Alan Menken

Nathalie Escudero & Benjamin Muratore

Defying Gravity - Wicked Stephen Schwartz

Corin Greene

La Vie Boheme - Rent Jonathan Larzon


My New Philosophy - You're A Good Man Charlíe Brown Clark Gesner

Elise Walters & Jonathan Buissereth

Stars and the Moon - Songs for a New World Jason Robert Brown

Cheryl McCullagh & Michael Lofaso

Crazier Than You - The Addams Family Andrew Lippa

Mariyanthie Linaris & Neophytos Ioannou

In tn His Eyes - Jekyll & Hyde Frank Wildhorn

Amy Guarino & Jacqueline Caruana

As We Stumble Along - The Drowsy Chaperone Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison

Laura Kabelka

You Can't Stop the Beat - Hairspray Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Ah In Kim, Cello
Graduation Recital
Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 2pm, LeFrak Concert Hall

Suite IV BWV1010 J.S Bach (1685-1750)
     Bourree I II

Ah In Kim, Cello

Sonata for Cello and Piano in d minor, Op.40 (1934)Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
     Allegro non troppo

Ah In Kim, Cello
Dora Galit, Piano

Schelomo Rhapsodie Hebraique Ernest Bloch (1880-1959)

Go, Carry the Burden to Jesus E. E. Hewiu (1851-1920)

Ah In Kim, Cello
Hae Eun Kim, Piano

Ah In Kim is a student of Marcy Rosen.

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

An Evening of Saxophone Chamber Music

April 22, 2015
LeFrak Recital Hall

Monolog #4 Erland von Koch
     1. Andante espressivo L
     2. Allegro molto vivace

Thomas Lee - alto saxophone

Second Prelude George Gershwin (arr. Paul Cohen)
Pavanne 4 Morton Gould (arr. Paul Cohen)

Karla Aristy- alto saxophone
Naomi Florin- violin
Catherine Lawlor- violin
Christian Barros- viola
Elizabeth Kim- cello

Dialogue (afto saxophone and tane) Karl Korte

Cody Hosza - alto saxophone

Sonatina William Schmidt
     1. March
     2. Sinfonia
     3. Rondeletto

Jeff Walton - alto saxophone
Markus Kaitila - piano

Sensitivity Chris Dedrick
     1. Andantino
     2. Allegro
     3. Lento-Vivace

Anthony lzzo- soprano; Karla Aristy- soprano/alto
Andrew Smith - tenor; Thomas Lee- baritone

Jobs Dave Rimelis
     IV. The Elevator Operator
     V. The Mystery Writer
     Vl. The Street Vendor

Karla Aristy- alto saxophone
Tony Park- clarinet
Joshua Vigran- piano

Escapades John Williams
     II. Reflections
     I. Closing In

Anthony lzzo- alto saxophone
Dora Galit-piano

Danse Bacchanale St Saens (arr Seidler)

Nisan Ak - conductor

October Eric Whitacre (arr Michael Brinzer)

Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin (arr Bricault)

Nicolas Giacalone - piano

sopranino/soprano: Ryan Oberlin, Anthony lzzo, Karla Aristy
alto: Alex Cummings, Christopher Izzo, Kadeem Lewis, Justin Tricarico, Tony Park
tenor: Jacqui Tomlet, Jeff Walton, David Wozniak
baritone: Ali Shah, Andrew Smith
bass: Cody Hosza

QC Saxophone Ensemble
Paul Cohen - conductor

All saxophonists are students of Dr. Paul Cohen

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Yael Dray, Vocalist
Jazz Performance Graduation Recital
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015, 3pm, Recital Hall 226

C'est la vieYael Dray

MoaninBobby Timmons

Shadow of your SmileJohnny Mendel

Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours Charles Trenet

That old Feeling Brown - Fain

Caravan Juan Tisol

Guitar : Gabriel Hermida
Guitar : Vince Marrone
Bass : Ian Hutchinson
Drums : Piotr Pawlak
Percussion : Daniel Dasilva
Trumpet : Jose Luis
Trumpet : Matt Hart
Tenor Sax : Julieta Eugenio
Trombone : Elad Cohen
Arr. & Vocals : Yael Dray

Yael Dray is a student of Dee Daniels & Charenee Wade.

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Thomas Harden Jr., Guitar
Masters Graduation Recital
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015, 3pm, Room 264

The Tunes:

Jitterbug Waltz Fats Waller

How High the Moon Morgan Lewis

Good Things Thomas Harden Jr.

You're Better Than That Thomas Harden Jr.

Michelle John Lennon/Paul McCartney

Tom's Thumb Kenny Burrell/Kenny Clarke

The Band:
Thomas Harden Jr. – Guitar
Jon Crompton – Alto Saxophone
Mauricio Vega – Bass Sung Taek Oh - Drums

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Celebrating The Life & Works of
Leo Kraft

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7:30 pm
LeFrak Concert Hall

Opening Remarks
Edward Smaldone, Director, Aaron Copland School of Music

Partita #1 (1958)
Prelude · Capriccio · Aríetta · Toccata
Donald Pirone, piano

About Time (2002)
Solemn · Lively · Without sentiment · Fairly fast
Haim Avitsur, trombone · Michael Lipsey, percussion

Piano Fantasy (2000)
Konstantza Chernov, piano

Cinque Fantasie (1990; rev. 2000)
Allegro furìoso · Scorrevole · Sostenuto ed espressivo · Andante · Allegro furioso
Daniel Phillips, violin · Marcy Rosen, cello

Adam in Eden (2003)
Queens College Vocal Ensemble
James John, director

Garden of Memory (1998)
Raymond Erickson, harpsichord

Five Pieces (1962)
Preludio · Intennezzo · Capriccio · Fantasia · Tarantèlla
Charles Neidich, clarinet · Morey Ritt, piano

Venetian Reflections (1998)
Giocoso · Allegretto grazioso · Presto · Con fantasia · Introduzíone: Giocoso
Morey Ritt, piano

L’Unicorno (2003)
David Jolley, horn
Queens College Chamber Orchestra
Charles Neidich, conductor

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Queens College Brass Ensemble

Lefrak Concert Hall, 12:15 pm
Monday, April 27, 2015

Chorale Bach

Procession of the Nobles from "Mlada" Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov

Lensky’s Aria from "Eugene Onegin" P.I. Tchaikovsky

Alejandro Salaverry, Horn

Sonata No. B for Brass Ensemble Dmitry Shostakovich
     I. Largo
     II. Allegro molto
     III. Allegretto
     IV. Adagio
     V. Largo

Queens College Brass Ensemble

Alyssa Blumenthal, Jacob Elkin, Syed Hassan, Zachary Raia, Michael Stanton, Katie
Angielczyk, Peter Delgrosso, Alejandro Salaverry, Yuhao Zhang, Calli Goldman,
Matthew Hart, Frank Huber, Ryan Jesch, Chulho Kim

Professor David Jolley, Director

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Justine Sedky, Flute
Bachelor of Music Performance, Student Recital
Monday April 27, 2015, 2:00pm, LeFrak Concert Hall

Flute Sonata in E Minor J.S. Bach
     I. Adagio ma non tanto
     II. Allegro

Poem for Flute and Piano Charles Griffes

First Sonata for Flute and PianoBohuslav Martinu
     I. Allegro moderato

Concerto in D Major Carl Reinecke
     I. Allegro molto moderato

Riko Higuma, Piano

Justine Sedky is a student of Judith Mendenhall.

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Shirley Mak, Piano
B.A. Graduation Recital
Monday, April 27, 2015, 4pm, LeFrak Concert Hall

Toccata in E Minor Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

Sonata in E Minor Josef Haydn (1732 – 1809)
     I. Presto

Etude Op. 25 No. 1 Frederic Chopin (18010 – 1849)

Fantasiestucke Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856)
     III. Warum
     IV. Grillen

Romance William Grant Still (1895 – 1978)

SiciliennePierre Lantier (1910 – 1998)

Anthony Izzo, Alto Saxophone

Shirley Mak is a student of Rimma Agami.

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Ezekiel Bardash, Guitar
Bachelor of Music Graduation Recital

Monday, April 27, 2015, 6pm, LeFrak Concert Hall

Se Ela Preguntar

Samba Em Preludio

The Weight of Who You Are


Dilermando Reis

Baden Powell

Van Stiefel

Igor Stravinksy

Christopher Rispoli, Guitar


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

Johann Sebastian Bach

Ezekiel Bardash is a student of William Anderson.

The Queens College Gospel Arts Collective

Jesus 101: The Introduction
Featuring inspirational acts in music, dance, & poetry

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 8 PM, LeFrak Concert Hall

The Mission Ashley Gill

Stephanie Chukwuma, Jessica Golden,
Maya Lashley, Kiana Newell

Not About Us Bishop Noel Jones

GAC Singers & Band
Kaleb Hopkins, soloíst

Matthew 28 Donald Lawrence

The Question Erica Campbell

Yahaira Hall & Jasmine Thompson, soloists

Chains May Yuan

Break Every Chain Will Reagan
Tasha Cobbs

GAC Singers, Dancers, & Band
Kiana Newell, Ashely Pinckney, choreographers
Ashley Gíll, soloíst

The Beginning Stephanie Chukwuma

The Hymn Medley Traditional Hymns
arr. Matthew L. Davis

GAC Síngers & Band
Yahaira Hall, Janíce Similien,
Jasmine Thompson, Kaleb Hopkins, soloísts

Overcome/Champion Jon Egan, Tye Tribbett
arr. Ashley Gill

GAC Singers & Band
Janice Similien, soloist

Jesus Will James Cleveland, Aníta Wilson

GAC Singers & Band
Ashley Gill, soloíst

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

The Queens College Orchestra
Maurice Peress, Music Director
Tong Chen, Assistant Conductor
Daniel Phillips, Violin
Marcy Rosen, Cello

Wednesday, Afternoon, April 29 at 12:05 pm
LeFrak Concert Hall


Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90

I. Allegro con brio
II. Andante
III. Poco allegretto
IV. Allegro - Un poco sostenuto


Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102

I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Vivace non troppo

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

~The Baroque Suite~

Queens College Baroque Ensemble
April 29, 2015 at 7:30pm
LeFrak Concert Hall

Part One:

Entrée pout une femme Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687)
     from Atys, Ptologue (1676)

Sarabande de Mr. Feuillet Pascal Colasse (1649 -1709)
     from Polyxène et Pyrrhus, III, 8 (1706)

Ritournelle ltalienne Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687)
     from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, (7670)

Gigue pour une femme Louis Lully (1664-1734)
     from Alcide, IV, 5 (1693) Marin Marais (1656-1728)

3.me Air Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687)
     from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, (1670)

Chacone porú une femme Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687)
     from Phaéton, II, 5 (1683)

Part Two:

Orchestral Suite no. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
     Boutée I/II

Mina Kyoung, flute soloist

Queens College Baroque Ensemble
directed by Dongmyung Ahn
Mina Kyoung, flute
Dongmyung Ahn, Joseph Galante, Eileen Mcdonagh, Holly Nelson, violins
Emily Dana, Lauren Fagan, James Yoon, violas
Kelsey Sheldon, cello
Scott Gentile, Hsiu-Tzu Ryan, harpsichord

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Mauricio Vega, Bass
Jazz Performance Graduation Recital
Thursday, April 30, 2015, 2:45PM, Choral Room 264


What is this thing called love? Cole Porter

Searching Mauricio Vega

In a sentimental mood Duke Ellington

Bipolar Mauricio Vega

Newark Penn Station Mauricio Vega

Piano :: Jisung Kim
Drums :: Brevan Hampden
Alto Sax. :: Alexander Cummings
Bass :: Mauricio Vega

Mauricio Vega is a student of Yoshio Aomori

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Jack Kilby, Drums
Master of Arts in Jazz Performance Graduation Recital
April 30, 2015, 3:45pm Recital Hall 226

Driftin’Herbie Hancock, arr. Jack Kilby

Wayne Tucker (tpt), Elad Cohen (tbn), Richard Thai (tn sax),
Hila Kulik (pno), Dustin Kiselbach (bs)


Caravan Juan Tizol, arr. Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers

Wayne Tucker (tpt), Elad Cohen (tbn), Richard Thai (tn sax),
Hila Kulik (pno), Dustin Kiselbach (bs)


I Wish I Knew Harry Warren

Wayne Tucker (tpt), Miki Yamanaka (pno), Dustin Kiselbach (bs)

Spirit D’earth Jack Kilby

 Wayne Tucker (tpt), Elad Cohen (tbn), Richard Thai (t sax),
Miki Yamanaka (pno), Dustin Kiselbach (bs)

Really Love D’Angelo, arr. Jack Kilby

Ashley Gill (vox), Karolina Beimcik (vln), Hsinwei Chiang (vln), Erica Gailing (vla), Ivan Luza (cllo), Dustn Kiselbach (bs), Wayne Tucker (tpt), Peter DelGrosso (f hn), Sam Blakelock (e gtr), Brett Jones  (a gtr), Mauricio Vega (e bs)

Jack Kilby is a student of Dennis Mackrel (drums), David Berkman (harmony, piano, ensemble), Antonio Hart (improv, ensemble), Michael Mossman (trumpet, arranging), Jeb Patton (piano), and Jim McElwaine (recording/production)

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Queens College Percussion Ensemble
Gamelan Yowana Sari
Special guest - I Dewa Ketut Alit
Special guest dancer - Noopur Singha
Michael Lipsey - Director
April 30th, 2015, 7:30pm
LeFrak Concert Hall

I Have Only One Itching Desire (2006)      Eric Moe
QC Percussion Ensemble

Merlin      Andrew Thomas

Kembang Girang
Gamelan Yowana Sari

Assorted Cuban Music

I Dewa Alit, Noopur Singha - special guests
Gamelan Yowana Sari

Gravity (2013)      Marc Mellits

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Annual Viola Studio Recital
Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7:30 PM
Rm. 264 Recital Hall

Featuring viola students from the studios of:
Burton Kaplan, Edward Klormon, Daniel Phillips, and Gregory K. Williams

Suite No. 1 in G Major Johann sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Megha Rajam Swamy, Viola

Märchenbilder for Viola and Piano Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
     I. Nicht schnell
     III. Rasch

Paulina Salcedo-Watson, Viola
Nicolas Giacalone, Piano

Suite No. 2 in d minor Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Lauren Fagan, Viola

Suite No. 2 in d minor Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Caroline Bishop, Viola

Suite No. 5 in c minor Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Christian Barros, Viola

Andante and Hungarian RondoCarl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)

James Yoon, Viola
Eunice So, Piano

Suite No. 6 in G Major Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Emily Dana, Viola