Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music

Aaron Copland School of Music

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All faculty can be reached via email, and individual appointments can arranged between students and faculty.

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Music Building
Room 203
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Queens, NY 11367-1597
(Tel) 718-997-3800
(Fax) 718-997-3849

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 - 5:00
Friday - 9:00 - 5:00 (Remote)

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Concerts Presented September 2015

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Melanie Bonich, Violin
MM Classical Performance Graduation Recital
Friday, September 11, 2015, 5 pm , LeFrak Concert Hall

Christine Dore, Accompanist

Le quattro stagioni Op. 8 No. 1, RV. 269 Antonio Vivaldi
La primavera ("Spring")
     Allegro: Giunt'e la Primavera
     Largo: Il Caparo che dorme
     Allegro: Danza Pastorale

Michael Mandrin, Violin
Kara Cantele, Violin
James Yeolim Yoon, Viola
Elizabeth Kim, Cello

Sonata for Violin and Piano, No. 22 in A Major, K. 305 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
     Allegro di molto
     Tema con variazioni: Andante grazioso

Sonata for Violin and Piano Felix Mendelssohn
     Allegro Vivace
     Assai Vivace

Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso Camille Saint-Saëns

September 11th Tribute Encore

Melanie Bonich is a student of Daniel Phillips

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Jacob Elkin
Electronic Composition Recital
"Portraits of an American Leader"
Friday, September 18, 2015, 1 pm, LeFrak Concert Hall

All pieces on one track (please allow time to load):

1. "Thank you Billy Ray"!
2. "Because our country is a battlefield"!
3. "Moms and Dads, friends and neighbors"!
4. "Some of them were still little boys"!
5. "Grow" "Oil"!
6. "And so does Michael Feinberg"!
7. "Incite murder"!
8. Save us from evil!
9. "We awoke in a different world"!
10. "As a result we must look at security in a new way"!
11. "The virus"!
12. "Something's wrong with the system"!
13. why must itself up every of a park!
    - e.e. cummings!
14. "Acts of God"!
15. "Party tonight"!
16. "The deep wet snow made" !

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Hao-Wen Cheng, Saxophone
Masters Graduation Recital
Thursday, September 24, 2015, 2:45 PM, Choral Room 264

What is the things called love C. Porter  

Peresina Gary Bartz 

望春風 (spring breeze) Deng Yu-Shian 

Fungii mama Blue Mitchell 

To father Hao-Wen Cheng

Hao-Wen Cheng, Alto sax
Sergej Avanesov, Tenor sax
Hila Kulik, Piano
Dustin Kiselbach, Bass
Jack Kilby, Drums

Hao-Wen Cheng is a student of Antonio Hart

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Odd Steinar Albrigtsen, Guitar
Master Of Music In Jazz Studies Graduation Recital
September 24, 2015, 3:45 PM, Recital Hall 226

Mode Odd Albrigtsen

Macon Odd Albrigtsen

Rapid Eye Movement Odd Albrigtsen

Chorizo Odd Albrigtsen

Toninho Odd Albrigtsen

Odd Albrigtsen - Guitar
Tuomo Uusitalo - Piano
Dustin Kiselbach - Bass
Jesse Simson - Drums

Odd Albrigtsen is a student of David Berkman, Paul Bollenback and Lage Lund.

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Amanda Wai, Piano
B.M. Graduation Recital
Friday, September 25th, 2015, 7:30 PM, LeFrak Concert Hall


Prelude and Fugue No. 6 in D minor, BWV 875 Johannes Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
     I. Vivace ma non troppo, Adagio espressivo
     II. Prestissimo
     III. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung (Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo)

Étude No. 3, Un Sospiro (A Sigh) Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Jeux D'eau Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Suite No. 2, Op. 17 Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
     III. Romance
     IV. Tarantella

Amanda Wai, Piano
Xing Yu Liu, Piano

Amanda Wai is a student of Donald Pirone.

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

The Queens College Orchestra
Maurice Peress, Music Director
Wednesday, September 30, 12:15 pm
LeFrak Concert Hall

Aaron Copland (1900 - 1990) Fanfare for the Common Man (1942)

Aaron Copland (1900 - 1990) Clarinet Concerto (1949)

Clarinet, Ayana Ouchi
David Vabuena

Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981) Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1939)

Violin, Christopher Joyal

Presto in moto perpetuo

Roy Harris (1898 - 1979) Symphony No.3 (1939)