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Concerts Presented February 2015

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Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
Katherine Wiswell, Mezzo Soprano
Master of Arts Graduation Recital
Monday, February 2, 2015, 6:30pm
LeFrak Concert Hall
Assisted by Youn Ju Namkoong, Pianist

Selections from Frauenliebe und leben
Seit ich ihn gesehen
Ich kann's nicht fassen
Du Ring an meinem Finger
Chacun à son gout from Die Fledermaus

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)

Voi che sapete from Le Nozze di Figaro
Smanie implacabili from Così fan tutte  

W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)
W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)

Selections from Fêtes galantes I
En Sourdine
Faites-lui mes aveux from Faust  

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Charles Gounod (1818-1893)

Selections from Hermit Songs
St. Ita's Vision
The Monk and His Cat
Must the Winter Come So Soon? from Vanessa
O Rest in the Lord from Elijah

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Fiora, the Opera
February 6, 2015 - 5 p.m,
LeFrak Concert Hall

Opera Composed by Britlin LoseeConducted by Stephan Fillare
Co-Librettist, Annmarie ErricoStage Directed by Alex Schirling

David Taubman, pianist, with string members of the QC Orchestra

Kathryn Wieckhorst (Princess Fiora)

Scene One - The Palace Grounds/The King's Office
Alyson Spina (Queen Gioiella), Nathalie Escudero (The Young Gioiella)

Scene Two - The Marketplace
Alex Schirling, (King Ego; pronounced "Eg-go")

Scene Three - The Ball
Alyssa Rivera (Young Girl/Servant #1)

Scene Four - Gioiella's Garden in the Rain
Jessica Altieri (Servant #2)

Scene Five - The Marketplace
Viviana Amaya (Serenita)

Scene Six - Civetta's Dwelling
Sage Andrino (Sales-lady in the market)

Scene Seven - The King's Office
Carlos Ponce (Francesco, a soldier)

Scene Eight - Gioeilla's Chamber
Melanie Ramos (Civetta)

Scene Nine - Gioiella's Garden in the Moonlight
Elise Walters (Dancer)

Scene Ten - The Grand Dining Hall
Markus Kaitila (Marco)

Queens College Music Department presents
"The Influence of South East Asia"
QC Percussion Ensemble, Gamelan Yowana Sari and QC New Music Unsemble
February 10th, 7:30pm - LeFrak Concert Hall

Ostinato Pianissimo (1953)       Henry Cowell

Hansol Choi, Andrew Bieler – piano
Phil Vona, Zach Baurstein, Hunyong Kim, Dmetrius Fernandez, Brian Maulick
Ben Cohen, xylophone soloist

Stèle, for 2 percussionists (1995)       Gerard Grisey

Patrick Kennedy, Richard Weismantel

Deep Flowers (1992)       Evan K Chambers 

Cody Hosza, Solo alto saxophone

Toward the Sea (1981)       Toru Takemitsu

Morgan Pappas, flute Richard Weismantel, marimba

1 - The Night
2 - Moby-Dick
3 - Cape Cod

Pendet Penyambutan Traditional       Gamelan Yowana Sari
Noopur Singha – dancer/ Fred Trumpy, Alida Torres, Chris Mulz, Zach Burstein, Dmetrius Fernandez, Chris Izzo, , Joe Tucker, Dorian Costanzo, Phil Vona, Brian Maulick, Rob Krug, Cody Hosza, Ben Cohen, Michael Lipsey, suling- Morgan Pappas, Simona Donova

Phoolan Devi (2010)       Shirish Korde

Annmarie Errico – voice, Cat Lawlor - vln, Elizabeth Kim - cello, Simona Donova - flute, Tony Park – clar, Markus Kaitila – piano, Chris Mulz – percussion, Ben Cohen – table,
Special guest – Deepti Naravatna

1 - Durga Shloka
2 – The River
3 – Heaven or Hell
4 – Love Song
5 – Ga – Ri – Sa – Ni – Pa
6 – Chalo Phir Se Muskarayen

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
The Lonely Hearts Concert
Michael Mandrin, violin
Cullan Bryant, piano

Friday, February 13, 2015, 3:00 PM, Choral Hall

Romance in F minor, Op. 11 A. Dvorak

F.A.E. Sonata
Allegro A. Dietrich
Intermezzo: Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell R. Schumann
Scherzo: Allegro-Poco piú moderato J. Brahms
Finale: Markiertes, ziemlich lebhaftes Tempo R. Schumann

Sonata No. 1 in A minor for Violin and Piano, "F.A.E." (world premiere) M. Mandrin
Andante stanco-Piú vivo-Sostenuto
Scherzo: Presto-Adagio cantabile
Adagio ponderoso
 Adagio contentuto
Finale: Allegro con spirito-A la zingara

Chant de bonheur, from Lélio, ou le Retour á la Vie, Op. 14b H. Berlioz

Michael is a student of Daniel Phillips.

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
Taewon Yun, Bass

MM Jazz Studies Graduation Recital
Thursday, February 19, 2015, 03:45, LeFrak Concert Hall 226

Spin Taewon Yun

Once AgainTaewon Yun

Oh Yes Taewon Yun

To Heaven Taewon Yun

95 Taewon Yun

No. 1 Taewon Yun

Haeyoung Kim, Piano
Woomin Lee, Drums
Special Guest Jun-Ki Lee, Guitar

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
Paul Medd, Violin
Cullen Bryant, Piano


20th February 2015 1pm, LeFrak Concert Hall

Sonata no. 2 op.40 Darius Milhaud

i. Pastoral
ii. Vif
iii. Lent
iv. Tres Vif

Sonata no.2. Arthur Honegger

i. Allegro cantabile
ii. Larghetto
iii. Vivace assai

Sonata (in memory of Frederico Garcia Lorca) Francis Poulenc

i. Allegro con fuoco
ii. Intermezzo
iii. Presto tragico

Paul Medd is a student of Danny Phillips.

Beaucoup de visages de l'amour
Joselyn Serina Cruz, Soprano
Youn Ju Namkoong, Accompanist
Bachelor of Music Recital
Friday, February 20th, 2015, 5pm, LeFrak Concert Hall

Vado, ma dove? W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)

Ma rendi pur content V. Bellini (1801-1835)
Per pietà bell'idol mio
Almen se non poss'io

Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer J. Brahms (1833-1897)
Verschwiegene Liebe H. Wolf (1860-1903)
Zueignung R. Strauss (1864-1949)

Extase H. Duparc (1848-1933)
Chanson triste

The year's at the spring A.M.C. Beach (1867-1944)
Ah, Love, but a day!
I send my heart up to thee

Theme and variations for piano and viola J.S. Cruz (1992- )

(Markus Kaitila, piano; Lauren Fagan, viola)

Reverence J.S. Cruz (1992- )

(Markus Kaitila, piano)

Non posso vedere Music and text by J.S. Cruz (1992- )

(Markus Kaitila, piano; Jonathan Buissereth, clarinet; Jocelyn Serina Cruz, soprano)

"Prendi, per me sei libero," from L'elisir d'amore G. Donizetti (1797-1848)

Encore: Somewhere over the rainbow

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
Mina Kyoung, Flute Recital
Michael Stewart, Piano
P.A.C. Graduation Recital
Monday, February 23, 6:00 P.M., LeFrak Concert Hall

La flute de Pan Jules Mouquet

i. Pan and the sheperds

Three RomancesRobert Schumann

i. Nicht schnell. (Moderato)
ii. Einfach innig. (Semplice, affettuoso)
iii. Nicht schnell. (Moderato)

Hypnosis Ian Clarke

Ariadelan (1987)Lou Harrison

i. Ariadne Abandoned
ii. The Triumph of Ariande and Dionysus

Hunyoung Kim, Percussion

Sinfonische Kanzone Sigfrid Karg-Elert

Sonata for Flute and Piano Paul Hindemith

i. Heiter bewegt
ii. Sehr langsam
iii. Serh lebhäft
iv. Marsch

Mina Kyoung a student of Judith Mendenhall.

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

Maurice Peress, Music Director
Tong Chen, Assistant Conductor

Wednesday, February 25 at 12:05PM
Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Concert Hall


DVORAK (1841-1904) Overture Carnival

DVORAK (1841-1904) Symphony No.9 "From the New World"

Adagio – Allegro molto
Scherzo: Molto vivace - Poco sostenuto
Allegro con fuoco

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
Chungil Kim, Alto Sax

MM Jazz Studies Graduation Recital
Thursday, February 26, 2015, 2:45, Choral Room 264

East of the sun and west of the moonBrooks Bowman

What I feltChungil Kim

Whisper your nameChungil Kim

Moment NoticeJohn Coltrane

Thanks to allChungil Kim

Soyoung Park - Piano
Joo Chan Im - Drums
Joonsam Lee - Bass

Chungil Kim is a student of Prof. Antonio Hart.

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
Tanguy Stevenart, Drum set

Jazz Performance Graduation Recital
February 26, 2015, 3:45, Recital Hall 226

Richard Thai: Tenor Saxophone
Dustin Kiselbach: Bass
Odd Steinar Albritsen: Guitar
Tanguy Stevenart: Drums

Climax Jackie Mclean

SerenityJoe Henderson

Prelude to a kissDuke Ellington

The VampHank Mobley

GranadaChris Cheek

Fifty SixJohnny Griffin

Tanguy Stevenart is a student of Gene Jackson.

Minority Student Affairs
Africana Studies & Aaron Copland School of Music
Paradigm Shifters: Troubling the Waters
Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Journey through the 20th Century Celebrating the richness and diversity of African-American music with multimedia presentations and live performances by Queens College students and faculty.

IntroductionLisa Davis, Office of Minority Student Affairs

Multimedia PresentationPatrick Mosah, Video Editor

Pie Eye's BluesDuke Ellington

Hila Kulik

Autumn LeavesJoseph Kosma

Hsin-Wei Chiang and Xinlu Chen

Sophisticated LadyDuke Ellington

Alexander Cummings and Richard Thai

CaravanJaun Tizol
Take the A-TrainBilly Strayhorn

Hsin-Wei Chang, Violin
Alexander Cummings, Alto Saxophone
Xinlu Chen, Alto Saxophone
Hao-Wen Cheng, Alto Saxophone
Richard Thai, Tenor Saxophone
Hila Kulik, Piano
Chae Heung Lim, Bass
Jack Kilby, Drums

Multimedia PresentationPatrick Mosah, Video Editor

Witnessarr. Hall Johnson

Omar Bowey, Tenor
Abhram Korsunsky, Piano

Multimedia PresentationPatrick Mosah, Video Editor

Up From the SkiesJimi Hendrix

David Adler, Guitar and Vocals

VisionsStevie Wonder
What's Going OnMarvin Gaye
Inner City BluesMarvin Gaye

Ashley Gill, Vocals
James McElwaine, Piano
David Moxey, Bass
Brevan Hampden, Drums

The Queens College Orchestra

Maurice Peress, Music Director
Tong Chen, Assistant Conductor

Friday, February 27 at 7:30PM
Historic Ballroom at Bohemian National Hall


DVORAK (1841-1904) Overture Carnival

GERSHWIN (1898-1937) An American in Paris

DVORAK (1841-1904) Symphony No.9 "From the New World"

Adagio – Allegro molto
Scherzo: Molto vivace - Poco sostenuto
Allegro con fuoco