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Concerts Presented May 2015

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Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents

Sara Aratake, Clarinet
BM Graduation Recital
Friday, May 1st, 2015, 1 pm , LeFrak Concert Hall

Sonata No.2 Francois Devienne
1. Allegro con spiritoso
2. Adagio
3. Allegretto

Wings Joan Tower

Clarinet Sonata Op. 120, No.2 Johannes Brahms
1. Allegro amabile
2. Allegro Apassionato
3. Andante con moto

Sara Aratake, Clarinet
Mariko Furukawa, Piano

Clarinet Quintet in B minor Op. 115 Johannes Brahms
1. Allegro
2. Adagio
3. Andantino
4. Con moto

Holly Nelson, Violin
Catherine Lawlor, Violin
Erica Gailing, Viola
Luke Krafka, Cello

Sara Aratake is a student of Charles Neidich


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents

Russell Johnson, Graduation Recital
Friday, May 1, 2015, 3pm
LeFrak Hall, Aaron Copland School of Music

Pei-Hsuan Tsai, Piano

Romance for Flute and Piano Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)

Partita for Solo Flute Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

  1. Allemande
  2. Corrente
  3. Sarabande
  4. Bourrèe Anglaise

Sonata for Flute and Piano Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)

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

Poem for Flute and Piano Charles Griffes (1884-1920)

Ariadne for Flute and Percussion Lou Harrison (1917-2003)

Featuring Rich Weismantel, percussion

Fantaisie brillante sur 'Carmen' François Borne (1840-1920)

 


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents

Richard Weismantel, Percussion
Bachelor of Music Graduation Recital
Friday, May l, 2015, 5:00 PM, Room 264

Stèle (1995) Gérard Grisey

Patrick Kennedy, Percussion

Khan Variations (2001) Alejandro Viñao

Nixkin (1998) David Cossin

Out of Thin Air (2013) Alex Mincek

Ching-Yu Huang, Percussion
Patrick Kennedy, Percussion

Okho (1989) Iannis Xenakis

Patrick Kennedy, Djembe
Fred Trumpy, Djembe


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents

The Oueens College Orchestra
Maurice Peress, Music Director
Daniel Phillips, Violin
Marcy Rosen, Cello

Friday Evening, May 1 at 7:30
Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Concert Hall

Brahms Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80*

Brahms Symphony No.3 in F, Op. 90
I. Allegro con brío
II. Andante
III. Poco allegretto
IV. Allegro - Un poco sostenuto

Brahms Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Vívace non troppo


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents

Queens College Un-Semble
New Music Group
May 4th, 2015
Free hour
Michael Lipsey, Director

Histoire du Tango       Ástor Piazzolla
Movement 1: Bordello, (1900)
Movement 2: Café, (1930)

Mina Kyoung, flute Ben Cohen, marimba

Gravity (2013)       Marc Mellits

Brian Maulich Phil Vona,Zach Burstein, Dmetrius Fernandez

Stop Speaking       Andy Akiho

Ben Cohen, solo

Double Sextet (2007)       Steve Reich

Violin - Paul Medd, Michael Mandarin
Flute - Morgan Pappas, Simona Donova
Percussion - Ching-Yu Huang, Ben Cohen
Clarinet - David Valbuena. Ayana Ouchi
Cello - Elizabrth Kim, Ah In Kim
Piano - Qian Shen, Xingyu Liu


Caroline Bishop, Viola
With Cullan Bryant, Piano

Bachelor of Music Graduation Recital
Monday May 4th, 2015, 2:00, LeFrak Concert Hall

Andante and Hungarian Rondo Carl Maria Von Weber (1786-1826)
transcr. Willam Primrose (1904-1982)

Suite for Solo Cello in D Minor J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
     Prelude
     Allemande
     Courante
     Sarabande
     Minuets 1 & 2
     Gigue

Suite for Viola and Piano Ernest Bloch (1880-1959)
     I. Lento-Allegro
     II. Allegro Ironico
     III. Lento
     IV. Molto vivo

Caroline Bishop is a student of Burton Kaplan.


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents  

Scott Gentile, Piano
Student of Dr. Nina Lelchuk
Monday May 4th, 2015 6:00PM
LeFrak Concert Hall

Trio in E-flat Major for Piano, Violin, & Horn, Opus. 40, Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

  1. Andante
  2. Scherzo (Allegro)

Scott Gentile, Piano
Chris Joyal, Violin
Alejandro Salaverry, Horn

Prelude and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 851 J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
(From Das Wolhtemperirte Clavier)

Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109 L.W.V. Beethoven (1770-1827)

  1. Vivace, ma non troppo; Adagio espressivo; Tempo I
  2. Prestissimo
  3. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung
    (Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo)

Triple Concerto In C major , Op. 56 L.W.V. Beethoven (1770-1827)

  1. Allegro

Scott Gentile, Piano
Michael Mandrin, Violin
Kelsey Sheldon, Cello
Assisted by Abram Korsunsky, Piano

Danza De La Moza Donosana, op 2. No. 2 Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)

Funérailles from "Harmonies poétiques et religieuses," S. 173 Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Scott Gentile is a student of Dr. Nina Lelchuk
Trios Coached by Professor Morey Ritt


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents

Parthenia
and
Bassoon Soloist Cindy Baez
with Guest Composers:
Matthew Perez and Dr. Joel Mandelbaum

Thursday, May 5th, 2015 at 7:30 PM
LeFrak Concert Hall

Cindy Baez, Bassoon Soloist

Urges and Desires Anthony Izzo

2 Duets for Bassoon and Trombone Jacob Elkin

Willful Ignorance Andrew Smith

Meditation for Bassoon and Laptop Cortlandt Matthews

Weeping Beech from Arboreal Suite Andrew Smith

Markus Kaitila, Pianist

The Lost Jewel Matthew Perez

Nathalie Escudero, Soprano
Nena Kunnateerachadalai, Bassoon
Matthews Perez, Piano

Singing Sisters of Waterloo Christopher Sahar

Elizabeth Tasch, Soprano
Melinda Learnard Mezzo
Kristin Samadi, Piano

The Face of Things: 3 Songs to Poems of D.R. Goodman Dr. Joel Mandelbaum

Amelia Lubrano, Soprano
Cindy Baez, Bassoon
YounJu Namkoong, Piano

Parthenia

Selections from Seven Ghastly Scenes Jacob Elkin
for viol da gamba quartet and fixed media
I. Ghost #1
II. Ghost #2
III. Ghost #3
IV. Palindrome

You Felons On Trial In Courts Matt Bosch

Ozymandias Greg Antonelli

Missa Ordinaire for three viols Christopher Sahar
I. Introit
II. Sanctus
III. Communion
IV. Gloria Patri
V. Ite Missa Es

The Fox and the Mosquitos Haley Kallenberg


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents

ACSM Open Forum Student Recital
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Dr. Sandra Babb, Coordinator

In der Fremde, from Liederkreis, Op. 39Robert Schumann
(1810-1856)

Jessica Altieri, Soprano
Nate Festinger, Piano

Prelude and Fugue No. 13 in F# Major, BWV 858 Johann Sebastian Bach
from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (1685-1750)

Wisdom Tang, Piano

Piano Sonata, Op. 10, No, 2 Ludwig van Beethoven
Movement l: Allegro (1770-7827)

Christopher Sahar, Piano

They Just Keep Moving the Line Mark Shaiman
(b. 1959)

Yara Hoppenstein, Soprano
Markus Kaitila, Piano

Prelude and Allegro, BWV 998 Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685-1750)

Valentina Savu, Guitar

Herr Christ, der ein'ge Gottes-Sohn, BWV 601 Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685-1750)

Chorale Prelude on a Melody by Melchoir Vulpius Healey Willan
from Six Chorale Preludes for Organ (1880-1968)

Christopher Sahar, Organ

Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 31 Frederic Chopin
(1810-1849)

Markus Kaitila, Piano


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents

Brett Jones, Guitar
M.M. Jazz Studies Graduation Recital
Thursday, May 7, 2015, 3pm, Recital Hall 226

Solar Miles Davis
arr Brett Jones

Brevan Hampden (drums), Dustin Kiselbach (bass)

CrutchesBrett Jones

Brevan Hampden (drums), Dustin Kiselbach (bass)

You Go To My Head J. Fred Coots/Haven Gillespie
arr Brett Jones

Brevan Hampden (drums), Dustin Kiselbach (bass)

InsensatezTom Jobim
arr Brett Jones

Brevan Hampden (drums), Dustin Kiselbach (bass)

331Brett Jones

Peter DelGrosso (keyboards), Noel Simone Whippler (vocals), Graham Doby (drums),
Clint Greenlee (bass)

MirrorsBrett Jones

Peter DelGrosso (keyboards), Noel Simone Whippler (vocals), Graham Doby (drums),
Clint Greenlee (bass)

Brett Jones is a student of Paul Bollenback, David Berkman, Antonio Hart, Michael Mossman, Jeb Patton, and Jim McElwaine.


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
Janice Smith, Associate Chair
Presents

The Queens College
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
&
Middle School Honor Band

Dr. Kristin Mozeiko, Director

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Colden Auditorium

The QC Symphonic Wind Ensemble

American Overture for Band Joseph Willcox Jenkins

Conducted by Courtney Scarpati

Circus Polka Igor Stravinsky
Arr. David Raksin

Conducted by Johanna Paez

Concerto Grosso William Latham
Soloists, Anthony lzzo & Ryan Oberlin
I. Allegro Ciusto
II. Andante Molto Moderato
III. Gavotte
IV. Siciliano
V. Allegro Non Troppo

Rocky Point Holiday Ron Nelson

The 2015 Middle School Honor Band

Bridges Alan Lee Silva

The Falling Rain James Swearingen

Fire Dance David Shaffer


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents a

Spring Concert

Queens College Vocal Ensemble
With special guests,
Members of the Queens College Baroque Ensemble
James John, Conductor

Thursday May 7, 2015, 7:30pm, LeFrak Hall

Queens College Vocal Ensemble
James John, Conductor

Ave Regina Guillaume Dufay (ca. 1397 - 1474)

Ave Maria Josquin des Prez (ca. 1450 - 1521)

From Mass for Five Voices William Byrd (ca. 1539 -1623)
Kyrie
Gloria
Agnus Dei

Todd Wachsman, conductor

Members of Queens College Baroque Ensemble

Second Concert Royal F. Couperin (1668 - 1733)
Prélude
Allemande Fuguée
Air Tendre
Air Contrefugué
Echos

Holly Nelson, baroque violin
Hsiu-Tzu Ryan, harpsichord

Queens College Vocal Ensemble
James John, Conductor

Missa Constantiae Bruce Saylor (b. 1946)
Kyrie
Sanctus
Agnus Dei

Grand Unified Theory Alexandra Nicoletti (b. 1992)

Edward Smaldone, narrator

Breathing (world premiere) Cortlandt Matthews (b. 1992)

Again (from ecclesiastes) David Lang (b. 1957)

Adam in Eden Leo Kraft (1922-2014)


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents

Erica Antonia Gailing, viola
Cullan Bryant, piano

Performance Certificate Graduation Recital
Friday, May 8, 2015, 1 PM, LeFrak Concert Hall

Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 11, No. 4 Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
I. Fantasie
II. Thema mit Variationen
III. Finale (mit Variationen)

Sonata in Eb major, Op. 120, No. 2 Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
I. Allegro amabile
II. Allegro appassionato
III. Andante con moto

Sarasateana Efrem Zimbalist (1889-1985)
I. Tango

Erica is a student of Professor Daniel Phillips.


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents  

Frank Huber, Trumpet
Markus Kaitila, Piano

Master of Music Graduation Recital
Friday, May 8th, 2015, 3:00pm, Choral Room 264

IntradaArthur Honegger
1892-1955

Sonata for Violin, Trumpet and Piano James M. Stephenson, III
b.1969

I. Andante Semplice
II. Interlude
III. Devil's Mischief

Paul Medd, Violin

Slavonic FantasyCarl Höhne
1871-1934

Toot SuiteClaude Bolling
b.1930

I. Allègre
II. Mystique
V. Vespérale

Hunyong Kim, Drums
Yuta Tanaka, Bass

Frank Huber is a student of Joe Burgstaller.


Michael Mandrin, Violin
Master of Music Graduation Recital
Friday, May 8th, 2015, 3:00 PM, LeFrak Concert Hall
with Cullan Bryant, piano

Fratres for Violin and Piano (1980) A. Pärt
(b. 1935)

Violin Sonata in B-flat Major, KV. 454 W.A. Mozart
(1756–1791)
I. Largo–Allegro 
II. Andante
III. Allegretto

Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108 J. Brahms
(1833–1897)
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Un poco presto e con sentimento
IV. Presto agitato

Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28C. Saint-Saëns
(1835–1921)

Michael Mandrin is a student of Daniel Phillips.


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents

Annmarie Errico, mezzo-soprano
Youn Ju Namkoong, piano

Bachelor of Music Graduation Recital
May 8th, 2015, 5 PM - LeFrak Concert Hall

Dove sei, amato bene?Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)
Si, tra i ceppi

Au bord de l'eauGabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Adieu
Clair de lune
Mandoline

Kennst du das LandRobert Schumann (1810-1856)

StändchenJohannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Nacht Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Zueignung

A Nun Takes the Veil: Heaven-HavenSamuel Barber (1910-1981)
St. Ita's Vision
Secrets of the Old
The Monk and His Cat

Medley

Annmarie is a proud student of Maria Argyros!


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

Simona Donova, flute
Master's Recital
Friday, May 8th, 2015, at 5pm, Recital Hall 226

Sonata G-minor Georg Philipp Telemann
(1681-1767)
Adagio
Vivace
Grave
Allegro

HypnosisIan Clarke
(1964)

Grande PolonaiseTheobald Boehm
(1794-1881)

Javor Bracic, piano

BalladeFrank Martin
(1890-1974)

Javor Bracic, piano

Rigoletto-Fantaisie Franz and Karl Doppler
(1821-1883/1825-1900)

Morgan Pappas, flute
Javor Bracic, piano

Simona Donova is a student of Judith Mendenhall


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents  

Opera Studio Scenes Peformance
Rod Gomez, Elizabeth Hastings, Directors
Youn Ju Namkoong, Accompanist
Friday, May 8, 2015, 7:30 PM, LeFrak Concert Hall

Don GiovanniMozart
"Al fin siam liberati…la cidarem la mano"/"Fermati scellerato"…Ah il fuggi il traditor"/"Mi par ch'oggi il demonio…Non ti fidar"

Sean Moonsammy­, Don Giovanni
Samantha Dwyer, Zerlina
Mary Abrams, Donna Elvira
Candace Matthews, Donna Anna
Ben Muratore, Don Ottavio

Don GiovanniMozart
"Masetto, senti un' po...Batti, batti"

Anna Wood­, Zerlina
Michael Drozd, Masetto

Don GiovanniMozart
"Ahi, ahi la testa mia…Vedrai carino"

Klaudia Morelowska, Zerlina
Michael Drozd, Masetto

Le Nozze di FigaroMozart
"Cosa mi narri?... Sull'aria"

Mary Abrams, Countess
Nathalie Escudero, Susanna

Die ZauberflöteMozart
"Zu Hülfe! Zu Hülfe!"

Ben Muratore, Tamino
Elisa Troetsch, 1st Lady
Klaudia Morelowska, 2nd Lady
Melinda Learnard, 3rd Lady

Die ZauberflöteMozart
"Hm, hm, hm…"

Michael Drozd, Papageno
Ben Muratore, Tamino
Elizabeth Tasch, 1st Lady
Klaudia Morelowska, 2nd Lady
Annmarie Errico, 3rd Lady

I Capuleti e i MontecchiBellini
"Ecco la tomba"

Kayla Faccilongo, Romeo
Elisa Troetsch, Giulietta

WertherMassenet
"Il faut nous séparer"

Charlotte, K. L.
Werther, Kaleb Hopkins

Hansel and GretelHumperdink
"Suzy, little Suzy pray, what is the news…"

Linda Collazo, Hansel
Anna Wood, Gretel

CarmenBizet
"Nous avons en tête une affaire"

Sean Moonsammy, Dancairo
Ben Muratore, Remendado
K. L., Carmen
Samantha Dwyer, Frasquita
Melinda Learnard, Mercedes

CarmenBizet
"Mêlons, coupons"

Annmarie Errico, Carmen
Nathalie Ecudero, Frasquita
Kayla Faccilongo, Mercedes

La BohemePuccini
"Marcello, finalmente…"

Sean Moonsammy, Marcello
Candace Matthews, Mimi
Kaleb Hopkins, Rodolfo
Elizabeth Tasch, Musetta


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents  

NAfME
(National Association for Music Education)
Semi-Annual Recital
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 7:30pm, LeFrak Concert Hall

Umbrella Rihanna (1988-Present)

Put Your Records On Corrine Bailey Rae (1979-Present)

The iTones

(Both Arranged by Jessica Altieri)

Prelude and Fuge in F# Major, Book I J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Wisdom Tang, Piano

Kol Nidre Op. 47 Max Bruch (1838-1920)

Lauren Fagan, Accompanist Joseph Franzino

Green Finch and Linnet Bird (Sweeney Todd) Sondheim (1930 - Present)

Amy Guarino, Accompanist: David Taubman

Isolation Grace Eun-Hye Sun (1987 - Present)

Wilful Ignorance Andrew Smith (1990 - Present)

Cindy Baez, Bassoon

Nocturne, Op. 37 No. I in G minor Fredryk Chopin (1810-1849)

Linda Mayo, Piano

Acoustic Mash-up

Jessica Altieri, Assisted by Reinard Bulkan, Guitar

Hero Family of the Year

Corina Antonucci & Casey Mahan

Piano Concerto in A Minor, Mvt I Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Allegro Molto Moderato

Joseph Franzino, Assisted by You Jun Namkoong


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents

Voice Majors Recital
Monday, May 11, 2015, 12:15 pm
LeFrak Concert Hall
Dr. Sherry Overholt and Dr. James John, coordinators
Dr. Max Midroit, pianist

S'altro che lacrime W.A. Mozart
From La Clemenza di Tito

Elise Walters, Soprano

Die Forelle F. Schubert

Robert McDaniels, Bass

C F. Poulenc

Klaudia Morelowska, Soprano

O wär’ ich schon mit dir vereint L. van Beethoven
From Fidelio

Anna Wood, Soprano

Dolente immagine V. Bellini

Kayla Faccilongo, Mezzo-soprano

Love's Philosophy R. Quilter

Alessandra Gluf, Soprano

Witness H. Johnson

Omar Bowey, Tenor

Die Nacht R. Strauss

Annmarie Errico, Mezzo-Soprano

Ad una stella G. Verdi

Mary Abrams, Soprano

Quel guardo il cavaliere G. Donizetti
From Don Pasquale

Elisa Troetcsch, Soprano

Come Paride vezzoso G. Donizetti
From L'elisir d'amore

Sean Moonsammy, Baritone

Faites-lui mes aveux C. Grounod
From Faust

K. L., Mezzo-Soprano

Donde lieta usci G. Puccini
From La boheme

Candance Matthews, Soprano

Je ne t'aime pas K. Well

Melinda Leanard, Mezzo-Soprano

Prendi, per me sei libero G. Donizetti
From L'Elisi d'Amore

Elizabeth Tasch, Soprano


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents

Naomi Florin, Violin
Master of Music Graduation Recital
Monday, May 11th, 2015, 2:00 pm, LeFrak Concert Hall

Sonata No. 4 for Violin and Harpsichord in C minor, BWV 1017 J.S. Bach

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

Hsiutzu Ryan, Harpsichord

Sonata No. 2 for Solo Violin, Op. 27, "Jacques Thibaud" Eugène Ysaÿe

  1. Obsession - Prelude: Poco vivace
  2. Malinconia - Poco lento
  3. Danse des Ombres - Sarabande (Lento)

Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108 Johannes Brahms

  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Un poco presto e con sentimento
  4. Presto agitato

Cullan Bryant, Piano

Introduction and Tarantella, Op. 43 Pablo de Sarasate

Cullan Bryant, Piano

Naomi Florin is a student of Burton Kaplan.


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents

Hansol Choi, Percussion/Composition
B.Mus Graduation Recital
Monday, May 11th, 2015, 4 PM, LeFrak Concert Hall
"Soli Deo Gloria"

"인사" ("Greetings & Farewell") H.S. Choi (b.1992)

꽹과리 (Solo-Kwengwari)

Violin Partita No. 3 in E-Major: Prelude, BWV 1006 J.S. Bach (b. 1685 – 1750)
Well Tempered Clavier Book I: Prelude in C-minor, BWV 847

Merlin: Andrew Thomas (b.1939)
Movement I – "Beyond the faint Edge of the World"
Movement II - "Time's Way"

Eight Pieces for Four Timpani Elliott Carter (b.1908 – 2012)
V. Improvisations

Quartet for Percussion, For Talujon "Throne of Babylon" H.S. Choi

Hunyong Kim, Hand Percussion Set-up
Richard Wesimantel, Graduated Drum Set-up
Dorian Costanzo, Metals Set-up
Hansol Choi, Timpani

Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra Emmanuel Séjourné (b.1961)
Movement I – Tempo Souple
Movement II - Rythmique, Énergique

Joshua Vigran, Piano

Encore 

Hansol Choi is a Percussion student of Dr. Matthew Ward/Prof. Michael Lipsey and a Composition Student of Dr. James Ra


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents

Melaina Badalian, horn
Bachelor of Music Graduation Recital
Monday, May 11th, 2015, 6:00 PM, LeFrak Concert Hall

Nocturno Franz Strauss

Christine Doré, piano

Cello Suite No. 1 Johann Sebastian Bach
I. Preludearr. Wendell Hoss
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. Sarabande
V. Minuetto I and II
VI. Gigue

Laudatio Bernhard Krol

Concerto No. 3 in E-flat Major Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
I. Allegro
II. Romanze
III. Allegro

Christine Doré, piano


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents

Jazz Vocal Ensemble Concert
Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 2pm
Choral Room

Father Jazz

Pretty Women

The More I See You

Day by Day

Pure Imagination

Chan Cha

April Joy

 


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents

QC Guitar Department
2015 Spring Gala

Tuesday, May 12, 7:30 PM, Choral Hall, Queens College

Martin Diaz, Pascual Araujo, Liz Hogg, Valentina Savu, Brandon Gaines, Zeke Bardash, Miguel Ramirez

Track 1

Track 2

Track 3

Track 4

Track 5

Track 6

Track 7

Track 8

Track 9

Track 10


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents

Queens College Chamber Orchestra
Spring Final Concert

Charles Neidich, Music Director

May 12, 7:30 pm
LeFrak Hall

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)       Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, K 218

I. Allegro

Paul Medd, violin

Ferdinand David (1810-1873)       Concertino, Op. 4

II. Andante marcia funebre
III. Allegro maestoso

Michael Staton, trombone

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)       Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622

II. Adagio

David Valbuena, clarinet

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)       Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

I. Allegro moderato

Yun Mi Chung, violin

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)       Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C Major, Op. 56

I. Allegro

Paul Medd, violin
Luke Krafka, cello
PeiHsuan Tsai, piano

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)       Clarinet Concerto in F Minor, Op. 73

I. Allegro

Tony Park, clarinet

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)       Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77

III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace-Poco piú presto

Michael Mandrin, violin

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)       Symphony No. 9, D. 944

Andante - Allegro ma non troppo
Andante con moto
Scherzo, Allegro vivace
Finale, Allegro vivace


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents

Valentina Savu, Guitar
Bachelor of Music Graduation Recital
13 May 2015, 2pm, LeFrak Concert Hall

Suite Populaire Bresilienne Heitor Villa-Lobos
Mazurka-Choro
Schottisch-Choro
Valsa-Choro
Gavota-Choro
Chorinho

Capricho Árabe Francisco Tárrega

Prelude and Allegro BWV 998 J.S. Bach

Tango Suite Astor Piazzolla
Tango Nr. 1

guitar, Alejandro Castellano

La Catedral Agustin Barrios Mangore
Preludio saudade
Andante religioso
Allegro solemne

Valentina Savu is a student of Prof. William Anderson


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents

Luke Krafka
Solo Cello Recital: Wednesday May 13th 2:00 pm

Bach Suite V
-Prelude
-Allemande
-Courante
-Sarabande
-Gavotte I & II
-Gigue

Kodaly Solo Sonata Op.B
-Allegro Maestoso ma Appassionato
-Adagio
-Allegro Molto Vivace


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents

But Beautiful:
Shades of Love

Ashley Gill's Jazz Master's Recital

Hila Kulik, piano
Brett Jones, guitar
Chae Heung Lim, bass
Jack Kilby, drums

Frank Huber, trumpet
Alexander Cummings, alto saxophone
Xinlu Chen, alto saxophone
Hyun Wook Yang, tenor saxophone
John Speck, trombone

All the Things You AreJerome Kern,
Oscar Hammerstein III

OrnithologyCharlie Parker,
Ashley Gill

Alright, Okay, You WinSid Wyche, Mayme Watts

But BeautifulJohnny Burke, James Van Heusen

Just As I AmTraditional Hymn

JoyMichaela "Misha" Steinhauer


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents

Jon Crompton, Alto Saxophone
Masters of lazz Performance Graduation Recital
Thursday, May 14th 2015, 2:45PM, Choral Room 264

ChanceKenny Kirkland

You Must Believe In SpringMichel Lengrad

When lonely feelings chill the meadows of your mind,
Just think, "When winter comes can spring be far behind?"
Beneath the deepest snows, the secret of a rose,
Is merely that it knows: You must believe in spring...

Just as a tree is sure, it's leaves will reappear,
It knows it's emptiness is just a time of year,
The frozen mountain's dreams, of April's melting streams
How crystal clear it seems: You must believe in spring...

You must believe in love, and trust it's on it's way,
Just as a sleeping rose awalts the kiss of May,
So, in a world of snow, of things that come and go,
Where what you think you know, you can't be certain of:
You must believe in spring and love

Three Piece SuiteJon Crompton

I. Transaxual
II. Diminuet
III. In Flight

Carlos Cuevas: Piano
Sam Zerna: Bass
Brevan Hampden: Drums
Alex HuL Violin
Catherine Lawlor: Violin
Christian Barros: Viola
Ivan Luza: Cello


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents

Sofia Tosello, Voice
Master in Jazz Vocal Performance, Graduation Recital
Thursday , May 14th, 2015, 3.45pm-4.30pm, Aaron Copland Recital Hall 226

Prelude to a Kiss Duke Ellington/IrvinnGordon/Irvin Mills

The Nearness of you Hoagy Carmichael/ Ned Washington

Retrato em branco e preto Tom Jobim / Chico Buarque

Volver Carlos Gardel / Alfredo Le Pera

Social Call Gigi Gryce/ Jon Hendricks

Danca da Solidao Paulinho da Viola

Musicians:
Yuri Juarez: guitar
Renato Diz: piano
Moto Fukushima: bass
Hector Morales: drums and percussion

Sofia Tosello is a student of Dee Daniels, Jeb Patton and JD Walter


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents

Chamber Music Live

Queens College Chamber Orchestra
Charles Neidich, Conductor

LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College
Friday, May 15, 2015, 10:00am

Georges Bizet
(1838-1875)



Cabriel Fauré
(1845-1924)

Georyes Hüe
(1858-1948)

W.A. Mozart
(1756-1791)

Franz Schubert
(l?97-1828)

Selections from L'Arlésienne Suites 1 and 2
Prélude
Carrillon
Farandole

Elegie
Ahin Kim, cello

Fantaisie
Morgan Pappas, flute

Piano Concerto #482
Markus Kaitila, piano

Symphony No. 9, D.944
Andante - Allegro ma non troppo
Andante con moto
Scherzo, Allegro vivace
Finale, Allegro vivace


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents

Tony Park, clarinet
Advanced Diploma Graduation Recital
Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 3 PM in Room 264

in this stale twilight (2014) James Cruickshank Rubino (1989)

Steep Steps (2001) Elliott Carter (1908- 2012)

Tony Park­, bass clarinet

Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 105 in A Minor (1851) Robert Schumann (1810- 1856)
I. Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck
II. Allegretto
III. Lebhaft

Drei Romanzen, Op. 22 (1853) Clara Schumann (1819- 1896)
I. Andante molto
II. Allegretto
III. Leidenschaftlich schnell

Divertimento Tālivaldis Ķeniņš (1919- 2008)
I. Moderato con moto
II. Arietta
III. Vivo e animato

Tony Park, clarinet
Josh Vigran, piano

Tony Park is a student of Charles Neidich.


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents

David Valbuena, Clarinet
B.M. Graduation Recital
15, May 2015, 5:00, LeFrak Concert Hall

Sonata In Eb Major Op. 120 Johannes Brahms

  1. Allegro Amabile
  2. Allegro Appassionato
  3. Adante con moto-Allegro

Premiere Rhapsody Claude Debussy

David Valbuena, Clarinet

Mariko Furukawa, Piano

A Set for Clarinet Donald Martino

David Valbuena, Clarinet

Concerto Aaron Copland

David Valbuena, Clarinet

Mariko Furukawa, Piano

David Valbuena is a student of Charles Neidich.


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents

B.A. Piano Recital
Friday, May 15, 2015, 7:30 pm
Recital Hall

Arabesque, op. 100 - Allegro scherzandoBurgmüller

Dasom Park

Prelude, op. 11 #10 in C# minorA. Scriabin

Malcolm Fong

11 New Bagatelles, op. 119L. v. Beethoven
#1- Allegretto
#2 - Andante con moto

Hanlu Dong

Sonata in a minor, K. L49 - AllegroD. Scarlatti

Sameena Tanedo

Lied ohne Worte in E-flat major, op. 30 #1F. Mendelssohn

Danny Passadino

Nocturne in B-flat minor- AndanteJ. Field

Sarah Franco

Sonata in C major, K. 330 - Allegro moderatoW. A. Mozart

Jingxuan Zhang

Sonata, op.42 -- ModeratoF. Schubert

Wonyuk Lui

Prelude and Fugue in F# Major, WTC I, BWV. 858J. S. Bach

Wisdom Tang

Nocturne in g minor, op.37 #1 - LentoF. Chopin

Linda Mayo

Sonata in E-flat Major, op.7 - Allegro molto e con brioL. van Beethoven

Mary Kate Mutze

Prelude (from Book I): "La cathédrale engloutie"C. Debussy

Sean Doyle

Sonata in C major, K. 330 - Allegro moderayoW. A. Mozart

Eury Liriano

Elegy in E-flat minor, op. 3 #1S. Rachmaninoff

Terrence Leong

Sonata in F Major, Hob. XVI: 23 - AllegroJ. Haydn

Nate Festinger

Waltz in C# minor, op. 64 #2F. Chopin

Sonata in E-flat Major, op.27 #L - Andante - AllegroL. van Beethoven

Justin Fields


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents

Joel Mandelbaum Composition Class Concert
Tuesday, Mat 19, 2015, 1:45 PM, Room 226

Intro

Theme and Variations       Caroline Bishop

String Quartet       Chris Joyal

Piece with Piano and Strings

Theme and Variations for Viola and Piano       F. Zegarra

Song with Piano

Song with Piano

Song with Piano

Song with Piano

Piece with Saxophone and Electronics

Repeat of Piece with Saxophone and Electronics


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents

Collaborative Piano Final Concert
Thursday May 21st 2015,10 AM
Professors Gerald Robbins and Youn Ju Namkoong

Sonata in C minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 32 No. 2L. Beethoven
I. AIIegro con brío

Chris Joyal, Violin
Nicolas Giacalone, Piano

Élégie, Op.24G. Fauré

Ahin Kim, Cello
Shirley Mak, Piano

Sonata in A major for Violin and PianoC. Franck
I. Allegretto ben moderato

Laura Giannini, Violin
Qing Zhao, Piano

Sonata in A major for Cello and Piano, Op. 69L. Beethoven
II. Scherzo: Allegro molto

Elizabeth Kim, Cello
Amanda Wai, Piano

Sonata in G major for Piano and Violin, Op.78J. Brahms
II. Adagio

Chris joyal, Violin
Adam Ali, Piano

Concerto for Violin in D major, Op.77J. Brahms
II. Adagio

Holly Nelson, Violin
Phoebe Li, Piano

Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minorC. Debussy
I. Sérénade: Modérément animé
II. Final: Animé, légér et nerveux

Luke Krafta, Cello
Joseph Franzino, Piano

Sonata in C minor for Violin and Harpsichord, BWV 1017J.S. Bach
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro

Naomi Florin, Violin
Hsiu-Tzu Ryan, Harpichord

WidmungR. Schumann

Elisa Troetsch, Soprano
Amanda Wai, Piano

Wie rafft ich mich aufJ. Brahms

Sean Moonsammy, Baritone
Joseph Franzino, Piano

Gretchen am SpínnradeF. Schubert

Candace Matthews, Soprano
Nicolas Giacalone, Piano

IdealeP. Tosti

Victor Starsky, Tenor
Hsiu-Tzu Ryan, Piano

Clair de luneG. Fauré

Candace Matthews, Soprano
Adam Ali, Piano

MandolineG. Fauré

Candace Matthews, Soprano
Shirley Mak, Piano

Now sleeps the crimson petalR. Quilter

Sean Moonsammy, Baritone
Qing Zhao, Piano

Ah, love but a day!A. Beach

Candace Matthews, Soprano
Phoebe Li, Piano


Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents

Graduation and Awards Ceremony
Thursday May 28, 2015 at 11:30 A.M.

Welcome and
Distribution of Awards
Dr. Edward Smaldone

Serenade for String Trio, Op. 10 E. Dohnányi
V. Allegro Vivace

Naomi Florin, violin
Christian Barros, viola
Elizabeth Kim, cello

Distribution of Awards Dr. Edward Smaldone

"Black" M. Mellits

Cindy Baez, bassoon
Nena Kunnateerachadalai, bassoon

Distribution of AwardsDr. Edward Smaldone

Undergraduate Speaker Alexandria Nicoletti

Don Giovanni W.A. Mozart
Deh Vieni Alla Finestra

Sean Moonsammy, baritone

Carmen G. Bizet
Habanera

K. L., mezzo soprano
Youn Ju Namkoong, piano

Distribution of Awards Dr. Edward Smaldone

Graduate Speaker Todd Wachsman

Jazz Combo

Jisung Kim, piano
Mauricio Vegas, bass
Tanguy Stevenart, drums
Richard Thai, saxophone

Address to the Graduates Dr. Edward Smaldone

Presentation of Graduating Class of 2015 Dr. James John

Alleluia R. Thompson

Students and Faculty of ACSM
Conductor, Todd Wachsman, MM'15