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Concerts Presented April 2016

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Mary Abrams, Soprano
Master of Music in Classical Performance Graduation Recital
Friday, April 1st, 2016, 7:30pm, LeFrak Concert Hall

"Ständchen" from Schwanengesang, D. 957 Franz Schubert
"Am See", D.746
"Nacht und Träume", Op.43. No. 2

Airs Chantés, FP.46 Francis Poulenc
"Air romantique"
"Air champêtre"
"Air grave"
"Air vif"

"Ain't it a Pretty Night" Carlisle Floyd
From Susannah

"Ad una stella" from Sei Romonze (1845), No. 3 Giuseppe Verdi

"In quelle trine morbide.." Giacomo Puccini
From Manon Lescout

Three Browníng Songs, OP. 44 Amy M.C. Beach
"The Year's at the Spring"
"Ah, Love, But a Day!"
"I Send My Heart Up to Thee!"

Encore: Du Ein Nu Strauss

Mary Abrams is a student of Rose Marie Crouse.

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Donald Albrecht, Trumpet
Jazz Performance Graduation Recital
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2016, 3 PM, Choral Room 264

Big Dipper Thad Jones

Time for a Change Hank Levy

Lil Darlin Neil Hefti

Blues in Frankie's Flat Frank Foster
(Blues in Hoss' Flat)

Nutville by Horacve Silver arr. Greg Hopkins

Things Ain't What They Used to Be by M. Ellington and T. Persons arr. Dave Lalama

I Can't Stop Loving You Don Gibson

Trumpets: Donny Albrecht - lead, Tyler Tritt, Matthew Timm, Paul Suyazov, Ally Hany.
Trombones: Corey Wallace - lead, Darius Jones, Alvin Walker, Denzel Mckenzie, Ryan Fisk - bass bone.
Saxophones: Christopher Mcbride - lead, Brandon Douthitt - alto, Ryoju Fuka - tenor, Sergej Avanesov - tenor/bari, Mercedes Beckman - bari.
Rhythm Section: Dennis Bulhoes- drums, Dustin Kiselbach - bass, Sharik Hasan - piano, Antoine Thouvenin - guitar.

Donald Albrecht is a student of Michael Philip Mossman, Nick
Marchione, Jay Saunders and Lin Biviano.

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Queens College Brass Studio Recital
Lefrak Concert Hall, Monday, April 4, 2016, 12:15pm
Wei-Hsien Lien, Special Guest Artist


Sonata for Trombone and Piano Paul Hindemith
    I. Mit Kraft     II. Massig bewegt     III. Lebhaft

Zachary Raia, Trombone

Concert Rondo (Meyer edition) W.A. Mozart

Peter Delgrosso, Horn

Fantasia in F Camille Saint-Saens

Sabrina Aponte, Horn

Concerto No. 1 Richard Strauss
    I. Allegro     II. Andante     III. Rondo: Allegro

Katie Angielczyk, Horn

Adagio and Allegro Robert Schumann

Alejandro Salaverry, Horn

Morceau Symphonique R. Guilmont

Michael Stanton, Trombone

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Kelsey Sheldon, Cello
Bachelor of Music Graduation Recital
 Monday April 4th, 2016, 2pm, LeFrak Concert Hall

Suite No. III in C Major J.S. Bach
Bouree I & II

Kelsey Sheldon, cello

Concerto No. 2 in D Major Joseph Haydn
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Allegro

Kelsey Sheldon, cello
Adam Ali, piano

Kelsey Sheldon is a student of Marcy Rosen.

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents a

Sung Shin and Friends (Voice), David Taubman (Pianist)
Undergraduates Recital
Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 2:00PM LeFrak Concert Hall

Vainemant, ma bien aimee Edouard Lalo

David Szabo, Tenor

Some Enchanted EveningSouth Pacific Richard Rodgers

Carlos Arcos & Sung Shin, Baritones

At the RiverAaron Copland

Carlos Arcos, Baritone

La ci darem la manoDon GiovanniW.A. Mozart

Caitlin Timken & Sung Shin, Soprano & Baritone

Adele's Laughing SongDie FledermausJohan Strauss II

Caitlin Timken, Soprano

Doute de la lumiere... - Hamlet Thomas Ambroise

Grace Hwoang & Sung Shin, Soprano & Baritone

Deh vieni non tardar... - Le Nozze di Figaro W.A. Mozart

Grace Hwoang, Soprano

First scene of Cosi Fan Tutte W.A. Mozart

Ian Joyal (Don Alfonso), Omar Bowey (Ferrando) & Sung Shin (Guglielmo)

Secondate... duet from Cosi Fan TutteW.A. Mozart

Ben Muratore (Ferrando) & Sung Shin (Guglielmo)

Donne mie la fate a tanti from Cosi Fan Tutte W.A. Mozart

Sung Shin, Baritone/Guglielmo

Sung Shin is a student of Rose Marie Crouse.

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Xinlu Chen, jazz saxophone
Master Graduation Recital
Thursday, April 7, 2016, 2:45pm, Choral Room 264

Ga Da Mei Lin Mongolia Folk Song
Arranged by Xinlu Chen

ShadesXinlu Chen

Dream Situation-TaipeiXinlu Chen

Don't Step In This TrapXinlu Chen

Dear PopsXinlu Chen

Soul FoodXinlu Chen

Xinlu Chen-Soprano, alto sax. Sean Wayland-Piano. Josh Evans-Trumpet.
Dustin Kiselbach-Bass. Thomas Galliano-Drums. Guest Guitarist-Alan Kwan

Xinlu Chen is a student of Antonio Hart

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Kayla Faccilongo, mezzo-soprano
Bachelor of Music Junior Recital
Friday, April 8th, 2016 1:00 pm, LeFrak Concert Hall

Selections from Frauenliebe und-leben Robert Schumann
1. "Seit ich ihn gesehen"
2. "Er, der Herrlichste von allen"
3. "Ich kann's nicht fassen nicht glauben"
6. "Süsser Freund"

with Adam Ali, piano

"Près des remparts de Séville" (Seguidilla) from Carmen Georges Bizet

with Adam Ali, piano

"Di tanti palpiti" from Tancredi Gioachino Rossini

with Adam Ali, piano

Zwei Gesänge für eine Altstimme mit Bratsche und Pianoforte Johannes Brahms
1. Gestillte Sehnshucht
2. Geistliches Wiegenlied

with Christian Barros, viola
and Adam Ali, piano

Bella Nuit Jacques Offenbach

Kayla Faccilongo is a student of Sherry Overholt

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Markus Kaitila, Piano
Bachelor of Music Student Recital
Friday, April 8, 2016, 3 pm, LeFrak Concert Hall

Toccata in G minor, BWV 915 J.S. Bach

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

Transcendental Etude No. 8 in C minor, "Wilde Jagd" F. Liszt

Organisme from Dichotomie (2000) E.-P. Salonen

Seven Popular Spanish Songs M. de Falla
1. El pano moruno
2. Seguidilla murciana
3. Asturiana
4. Jota
5. Nana
6. Cancíon
7. Polo

Linda Collazo, mezzo soprano

Sonata for Flute and Piano in D major, 94 S. Prokofiev
1. Moderato
2. Scherzo
3. Andante
4. Allegro con brio

Simona Donova, flute

Markus Kaitila is a student of Dr. Nina Lelchuk

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Ayana Ouchi, Clarinet
Josh Vigran, Piano

Monday, April 11th, 2016, 2PM, LeFrak Concert Hall

Première RhapsodieC. Debussy

Il Carnevale di Venezia Capriccio Variato A. Giampieri

Sonata for Clarinet and PianoF. Poulenc

  1. Allegro tristamente
  2. Romanza
  3. Allegro con fuoco

Fantasiestücke R. Schumann

  1. Zart und mit Ausdruck
  2. Lebhaft, leicht
  3. Rasch und mit Feuer

Sonata for Clarinet and Piano A. Copland

  1. Andante semplice-Allegro
  2. Lento
  3. Allegretto giusto

Justin Fields is a composition student of David Schober and a piano student of Christopher Vath.

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Christian Barros, Viola
Bachelor of Music Recital
Monday, April 11, 2016, 4:00 PM, LeFrak Concert Hall

Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 Johann Sebastian Bach
(Transcribed for Viola in C minor)

  1. Adagio

Christian Barros, Viola

Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 11, No. 4 Paul Hindemith

  1. Fantasie
  2. Therna mit Variationen
  3. Finale (tnit Variatiqnen)

Christian Barros, Viola
Dora Galit, Piano

Sonata for Víola and Piano, Op. 147 Dmitri Shostakovich

  1. Moderato
  2. Allegretto
  3. Adagio

Christian Barros, Viola
Dora Galit, Piano

Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5: Aria (Cantilena) Heitor Villa-Lobos
Arranged by William Primrose

Christian Barros, Viola
Dora Galit, Piano

Christian Barros is a student of Edward Klorman and Daniel Phillips.

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Daniel Silva, Drums
Masters in Jazz Performance Graduation Recital
April 12th, 2016, 2 pm, Recital Hall 226


Trovoada   Felipe Vilas Boas

Minas Under Traffic Daniel Silva
Arr. Daniel Silva & Rafal Sarnecki

Minas Thiago Araújo
Arr. Daniel Silva & Thiago Araújo

Memory Daniel Silva
Arr. Rafal Sarnecki

Istanbul Felipe Vilas Boas
Arr: Daniel Silva

Mahjong Wayne Shorter
Arr. Daniel Silva

Minas Train Toninho Horta

Rafal Sarnecki (guitar), Shota Lee (piano), Ben Konen (vibraphone), Linda Elizabeth (vocals), Sergej Avanesov (tenor sax), David Bertrand (flutes/clarinet), Victor Murillo (bass), Wesley Amorim (brazilian guitar)

Daniel Silva (drums)

Daniel Silva is a student of Ian Froman

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

John Speck, Trombone
Masters of Music in Jazz Performance Graduation Recital
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016, 3:00pm, Room #264

Freezing Landscape  Sam Blakelock

In Slipped Autumn  Freddie Hubbard / Curtis Fuller / John Speck

The End Julian Priester

Gaviota Clare Fischer

Jitterbug Waltz Fats Waller

Beatrice Sam Rivers, Arr. John Speck

Basheer's Dream Gigi Gryce


John Speck, Trombone
Sam Hoyt, Trumpet
Christopher McBride, Alto Saxophone
Will Jones, Baritone Saxophone
Sam Blakelock, Guitar
Steve Wood, Bass
Jisung Kim, Piano and Organ
Dennis Bulhões, Drums
Obanilú Ire Allende, Congas

John Speck is a student of Luis Bonilla

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Piano Majors Recital

Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 8 pm
LeFrak Concert Hall

Partita in C minor, BWV 826 Bach

Nayoung Im

Sonata in c minor, Op. 13 Beethoven
II Adagio cantabile

Yawen Wang

Jardins sous la pluie (Gardens in the Rain, from Estampes) Debussy

Zachary Mandernach

Sonata in g minor, Op. 22 Schumann
I So rasch wie möglich (As fast as possible)
II Andantino

Teng Cao

Excursions Barber
In slow blue tempo
Un poco allegro

Jiaxuan Wang

Toccata, Op. 36 Kapustin
Etude, Op. 40, No. 8 Kapustin

Xingyu Liu

Ballade in F major, Op. 38 Chopin

Nicolas Giacalone

Jeux d'eau Ravel

John Wysocki

Suite, Op. 14 Bartok
Allegretto-Scherzo-Allegro molto-Sostenuto

Qian Shen

Adagio in b minor, K. 540 Mozart

Joseph Franzino

Sonata No. 2 in d minor, Op. 14 Prokofiev
I Allegro, ma non troppo
II Scherzo

Dora Galit

Pantomime, Interlude, and Fugue (1937) Perle

Adam Ali

Ballade in f minor, Op. 52 Chopin

Seonghye Kim

The Banjo Gottschalk

Scott Gentile

Wilde Jagt (Wild Hunt, from Transcendental Etudes) Liszt

Markus Kaitila

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Haley Kallenberg, Composer
Master of Music Graduation Recital
Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 7 PM, LeFrak Concert Hall


Electra eo caçador – Cruelty Catalog Entry No. 8 Kallenberg

Livro sem palavras – Cruelty Catalog Entry No. 7 Kallenberg

Public Pancake – Peoples' Music Catalog Kallenberg

Water Music – Peoples' Music Catalog Kallenberg

The Mother Tongue Big Band
Director, Haley Kallenberg

Pillar of Salt – Cruelty Catalog Entry No. 2 Kallenberg
I. Pillar of Salt
II. Bethlehem
III. Mellow

The Mother Tongue Orchestra
Conductor, Nisan Ak
Musical Preperation, Anthony Izzo

Haley Kallenberg is a student of Dr. David Schober and Darcy James Argue

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Yado Donghun Han, Drums
Jazz Performace Graduation Recital
Thursday, April 14, 2016, 3:15PM, Room 226

If I Should Lose YouLeo Robin

Seven Steps To HeavenMiles Davis<

ChickenAlfred James Ellis

Green TeaYado Han

ChromanzoneMike Stern

Sergej Avanesov, Tenor Sax
Leo Hyunseung Kim, Guitar
Bora Lim, Piano
Leeryeong Jung, Bass

Yado Donghun Han is a student of Ian Froman, Dennis Mackrel.

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

An Evening of Choral Music

Friday, April 15, 2016, 7:30 pm
LeFrak Concert Hall

Queens College Women's Choir
H. Roz Woll, Conductor

Jiboner Pothe Bhatiyali Song
arr. Peter Gritton

Eric Fraser, Bansuri Flute; Deborah Love Carter, Vocalist

Lan Hua Hua arr. Liu Zhuang
from Three Chinese Songs

Eric Fraser, Bansuri Flute; Martha Lucia Paguay, Vocalist

Ayo Visto Lo Mappa Mundi Anonymous

Ecco la primavera Francesco Landini

Dorothy Kim, Baroque Violin
Christopher Mulz and Ching-Yu Huang, Percussion

Juramento Miguel Matamoros
arr. Electo Silva

Juan Herrera, Ching-Yu Huang, and Christopher Mulz, Percussion

Alma Llanera Pedro Gutièrrez
arr. Ángel Sauce

Silvestre Padron and Ronald Lopez, Percussion

Aires de Quisqueyas Dominican Folk Songs
arr. Pascale Denis, Laurina Vásquez

Tito Gutierrez,Jose de la Cruz and Christopher Mulz, Percussion
Seonghye Kim, Piano

A Beautiful Life William M. Golden
arr. Emily Miller

Centerpiece Harry Edison and John Hendricks

Eric Fraser, Bansuri Flute
Deborah Love Carter and Rebecca Pissalidis, Vocalists
Jinyoo Yoo, Piano; Juan Herrera, Drums

Queens College Vocal Ensemble
James John, Conductor

Mille Regretz Josquin des Prez

Kyrie from Missa 'de Beata Virgine' Josquin

Da Pacem Domine Arvo Pärt

Queens College Choir
James John, Conductor

Bogoroditse Devo Sergei Rachmaninoff

Ave Maria Igor Stravinsky

Bogotoditse Devo Arvo Pärt

Lobet den Herrn, all Heiden, BWV 230 J.S. Bach

YooJin Kim and Hyunju Ji, violin
Erh Ho Chen, viola; Daeil Yang, cello; Adam Ali, organ
Sunkyong Lee, Student Conductor

Queens College Choral Society, Choir and Women's Choir
James John, Conductor
Lin Li Weintraub, Accompanist

Excerpts ftom Messa da Requiem Giuseppe Verdi

Requiem and Kyrie

Klaudia Morelowska, Soprano; Georgia Smalios, Alto
Kaleb Hopkins, Tenor; Ian Joyal, Bass

"Ingemisco" from Dies Irae

Jin H. Byun, Tenor


Libera Me

Elisa Troetsch, Soprano

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

 Duo Recital
Alejandro Salaverry, Horn
Kathryn Angielczyk, Horn
Wei-Hsien Lien, Piano

Monday, April 18th, 2016, 2:00 PM, LeFrak Concert Hall

Romance, Op. 67 Camille Saint-Saёns

Kathryn Angielczyk, Horn

Nocturno, Op. 7 Franz Strauss

Alejandro Salaverry, Horn

Nocturne for Horn and Piano, Op. 35 No. 10 Reinhold Glière

Romance for Horn and PianoAleksandr Scriabin

Rêverie, Op. 24 Aleksandr Glazunov

Kathryn Angielczyk, Horn

Cantecor for Horn and PianoHenri Busser

Alejandro Salaverry, Horn

Horn Concerto No. 1, Op. 11Richard Strauss
I. Allegro
II. Andante

Kathryn Angielczyk, Horn

Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70 Robert Schumann

Alejandro Salaverry, Horn

Alejandro and Kathryn are students of David Jolley.

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Yair Shahak, Violin
Student Recital
Monday, April 18, 2016, 4:00 PM, LeFrak Concert Hall

Hebrew Melody Joseph Achron

Sonata in C, K.296 W.A. Mozart
I. Allegro Vivace

Yair Shahak, Violin
Cullan Bryant, Piano

Partita for Solo Violin in D minor, BWV 1004 J.S. Bach
V. Ciaccona

Yair Shahak, Violin

Elu Devarim Jacob Rappaport

The Enemy Said G. F. Handel
from "Israel in Egypt", HWV 54

Du bist die Ruh Franz Schubert

Recondita Armonia
from "Tosca" Giacomo Puccini

Yair Shahak, Tenor
Cullan Bryant, Piano

Yair Shahak is an ordained cantor and an M.M. student of Daniel Phillips

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

The Community Musician's Collective Orchestra
Scott Gentile, Conductor
Abram Korsunsky, Piano Soloist

Monday, April 18, 2016, 6 pm
LeFrak Concert Hall

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16Edvard Greig
I. Allegro molto moderato
II. Adagio
III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato

Abrahm Korsunsky, piano

Selections from Swan Lake Suíte Op.20a Piotr Illyich Tchaikovsky
I. Introduction
II. Act 2, Scene 10
III. Dance Russe
IV. Scene and Finale

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Hanna Lee, Piano
Masters of Music in Jazz Performance Graduation Recital
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016, 2:00 PM, Recital Hall 226

All The Thing You Are Jerome Kern

Oblivion Hanna Lee

Have You Met Miss Jones Richard Rodgers

Joy Spring Clifford Brown

Marco Polo Hanna Lee

Hanna Lee, Piano
Dustin Kiselbach, Bass
Dennis Bulhoes, Drums

Hanna Lee is a student of David Berkman.

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Denzel McKenzie, Trombone
Jazz Performance Graduation Recital
Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 3:00 PM, Choral Room 264

Spirit DrinkerDenzel McKenzie

Vice VersaDenzel McKenzie

The Future of Yesterday  Denzel McKenzie

The Way You Look Tonight Jerome Kern

The Nu Age Denzel McKenzie

Nera ImanDenzel McKenzie

Mo' Better Blues Branford Marsalis

Brandon Douthitt – Alto Sax
Brevan Hampden – Drums
Hila Kulik – Piano
David DiTrapani – Trumpet
Dustin Kiselbach – Upright Bass

Denzel McKenzie is a student of Luis Bonilla.

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

A Musical Theater Showcase

Michael Drozd, Director
Amy Guarino, Assistant Director
Dr. Sherry Overholt, H. Roz Woll, Faculty Coordinators
Zach Mandernach, Adam Ali, Piano

April 19, 2016, 7:30 p.m., LeFrak Concert Hall

Live In Living Color Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman
Catch Me If You Can

Company (Choreography: Michael Drozd)

My Unfortunate Erection William Finn
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Jessica Altieri

16 Going On 17 Rodgers & Hammerstein
The Sound of Music

Yara Hoppinstein, Gerard Gallagher

Agony Stephen Sondheim
Into The Woods

Alexa Kelly, Katie Scott

Holding Out For A Hero Tom Snow & Dean Pitchford

Neophytos Ioannou, Carolina Campero, Mariyanthie Linaris, Rose Rutkovsky

Something's Coming Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim
West Side Story

Amy Guarino

Endless Night Elton John & Tim Rice
The Lion King

Michelle Shine, Chorus

Getting Married Today Stephen Sondheim

Carolina Campero, T.J. Barnes, Paul Regan

King Of New York Alan Menken & Jack Feldman

Neophytos loannou, Kristina Weglarz, Katie Scott, Rose Rutkovsky, Alexa Kelly, Amy Guarino, Michelle Shine, Georgia Smalios, Michelle Meditz, Carolina Campero (Choreography: Michelle Shine)

Cell Block Tango John Kander & Fred Ebb

T.J. Barnes, Paul Regan, Michael Drozd, Neophytos Ioannou, Gerard Gallagher, David Szabo (Choreography: Elise Walters)

You And Me (But Mostly Me) Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, & Matt Stone
Book Of Mormon

Georgia Smalios, Michelle Meditz

Gorgeous Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick
The Apple Tree

Michael Drozd

Single Matthew Sklar & Chad Beguelin
The Wedding Singer

Amy Guarino, Alexa Kelly, Katie Scott, Michelle Meditz, Michelle Shine, Rose
Rutkovsky, Carolina Campero (Choreography: Meagan Schmid)

Pretty Funny Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Brian Rivera

Freak Flag Jeanine Tesori & David Lindsay-Abaire

Company (Choreography: Neophytos Ioannou, Mariyanthie Linaris)

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

An Afternoon of Music
LeFrak Concert Hall
April 20, 2016, 12:15 pm

Judy Pang, piano
Kathryn Wieckhorst, soprano
Ana Isabel Ayala, oboe

Partita for Solo Oboe Ronald Roseman
I. Allegro furioso
II. "Blues"
III. "Aria"
IV. "Forlane"

Sonata for Oboe in D Major, op. 166 Camille Saint-Saëns
I. Andantino
I. Allegretto
II. Molto allegro

Light and Shade Joel Mandelbaum
I. Shadows
II. Clava
III. What the Greek Sun Did to Me:
IV. Cluny Unicorn Tapestries

Moments from Women, for oboe Tina Nicholson
I. Spicy Girl
II. The Trollop
III. The Saint
IV. The Comptroller
V. Circus Woman - and other women who like sharp knives
VI. The Lass With Green Eyes

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Queens College Nota Bene/Unsemble and Saxophone Ensemble
Directors - Michael Lipsey, Paul Cohen
April 21, 2016
Thursday 7:30pm

Ionization Edgard Varese
Nisan Ak - conductor
Patrick Kennedy Chris Mulz, Ben Cohen, D'Metrius Fernandez, Brian Maulick, Phil Vona,
Phil Okon, Christopher Ramirez, Juan Herrara, Hunyong Kim, Andrew Bieler, piano- Markus Kaitila

Winter's Summer by Ted King-Smith
L. Cody Hosza - alto saxophone

Sonata for Bb Soprano Saxophone & Piano by Ronald L. Caravan
I. Prelude
II. Allegro
George Weisman - soprano saxophone
Xingyu Liu - piano

How a Mosquito Operates
For Percussion Quartet         Michael Garrett Steele
Winsor McKay animated short from 1912
Phil Okon, Phil Vona, D'Metrius Fernandez, Christopher Ramirez

OQ Quartet
Rhapsody for Saxophone Quartet by Eric Ewazen
Matthew Ramirez - soprano saxophone, William Morocho - alto saxophone, Kevin Pyle -
tenor saxophone, Ali Shah - baritone saxophone

Critical Moments 1 George Perle
Mvmts 1-6
Markus Kaitila - piano, Ayana Ouchi - clar, Simona Donova - flute, Nicholas Anton - cello,
Ben Cohen - percussion, Michael Mandrin - vln

Story from "Living Room Music" John Cage
Peter Delgrosso, Nisan Ak, Elisa Troetsch, Simona Donova

Valley Views and Bridges by Robert Shaut
I. What Henry Saw...
II. Zap! ViewWith a Twist
III. The View That Changed US
IV. View From East to West

Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein
Nisan Ak, Paul Cohen - conductors

Ryan Oberlin - soprano & sopranino saxophones, Karla Aristy - soprano saxophone
William Morocho - soprano saxophone, Edric Echevers - alto saxophone, Chris Izzo - alto
saxophone, Kadeem Lewis - alto saxophone, Anthony Izzo - alto saxophone, Jorge Robles -
alto saxophone, Jaqui Tamlet - tenor saxophone, Jaliyl Stokes - tenor saxophone, George
Weisman - tenor saxophone, Kevin Pyle - tenor saxophone, Ali Shah - baritone saxophone,
Matthew Ramirez - baritone & bass saxophones, L. Cody Hosza - bass & contrabass saxophones

Duo for Piano and Vibraphone David Saperstein
Nayoung Im - piano, Brian Maulick - vibes

Q Quartet
Saxophone Quartet #1        Steven Cohen
L. Cody Hosza - soprano saxophone, Edric Echevers - alto saxophone, George Weisman -
tenor saxophone, Anthony Izzo - baritone saxophone

Sonata Op. 29 by Robert Muczynski
I. Andante maestoso
II. Allegro energico
Edric Echevers - alto saxophone, Teng Cao - piano

Felix Makes Whoopie - cartoon
Nisan Ak - piano, Cody Hosza and Anthony Izzo - saxes, Alix Smith - flute, Ayana Ouchi -
clar, Phil Vona, D'Metrius Fernandez, Brian Maulick, Chris Mulz - percussion