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Concerts Presented March 2016

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Edward Perez, Bass
Jazz Recital
Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 3 pm, Room 264

Because That's What We Do Edward Bass

Return Flight Edward Bass

Clarinet Concerto Aaron Copland

4th Tune

5th Tune

6th Tune

7th Tune

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Leeryeong Jeong, Bass
Master of Music in Jazz Studies, Graduation Recital
Thursday, March, 3rd, 2016, 3:45pm, 226 Recital Hall


On the Sunny Side of the Street Jimmy Mchugh

In Walked Bud T.Monk
Arr. Leeryeong Jeong

Ceora Lee Morgan
Arr. Leeryeong Jeong

Beatrice Sam Rivers
Arr. Leeryeong Jeong

Forgetting Things of the Past Leeryeong Jeong

One by One Wayne Shorter

Leeryeong Jeong / Bass
Bora Lim / Piano
Dennis Bulhões / Drum
Rémy Labbé / Trumpet
Sergej Avanesov / Tenor Saxophone

Leeryeong Jeong is a student of David Wong.

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Nadia Petriw, Violin
Bachelor of Music Graduation Recital
Friday, March 4, 2016, 7:30pm, LeFrak Concert Hall

Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005 Johann Sebastian Bach

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

Impromptu Jason Vanwynsberghe

        U.S. Premiere

Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 94bis Sergei Prokofiev

  1. Moderato
  2. Presto – Poco piu mosso del – Tempo 1
  3. Andante
  4. Allegro con brio – Poco meno mosso – Tempo 1 – Poco meno mosso – Allegro con brio

With Qian Shen, piano

Nadia Petriw is a student of Daniel Phillips.

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Youngjoon Kim , Drums
Jazz Studies, M.M Graduation Recital
March 10th , 2016 , 3:45pm, 226 Recital Hall

No Moon At All JDavid Mann

January JMiyoung Lee

Jumping To My Home JYoungjoon Kim

Quiet But Strong JYoungjoon Kim

Windows JChick Corea

Miyoung Lee, Piano
Changmin Jun , Bass
Youngjoon Kim , Drums

Youngjoon Kim is a student of Dennis Mackrel.

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director
presents a

Spring Concert
with the
Queens College Choir and Queens College Women's Choir

Monday, March 14,2016, 12:15 pm, LeFrak Hall

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

Ecco la primavera Francesco Landini

Sanctus Jacobus Clemens non Papa

Alleluia Orlando di Lasso


Ayo Visto Lo Mappa Mundi Anonymous

Lammaa Badaa Yatathannaa Traditional Muwashshah
arr. Shireen Abu-Khader

Fog Elna Khel Traditional Syrian/Iraqi Song
arr. Salim Bali

Ashley Commisso, Soloist


Juramento Miguel Matamoros
arr. Electro Silva

Alma Llanera Perdro Gutièrrez
arr. Ángel Sauce

Queens College Choir
James John, Conductor

Bogoroditse Devo Sergei Rachmaninoff

Ave Maria Igor Stravinsky

Bogoroditse 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


Requiem and Kyrie from Messa da Requiem Giuseppe Verdi

Klaudia Morelowska, Soprano
Georgia Smalios, Alto
Kaleb Hopkins, Tenor
Ian Joyal, Bass
Adam Ali, Piano

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Michael Stanton, Trombone
Sophomore Recital
Monday, March 14, 2016, 4 p.m., LeFrak Concert Hall

Cavatine op. 144 Camille Saint Saëns

Peis Huan, Piano

La Femme à Barbe Josè Berghmans

Peis Huan, Piano

Morceau Symphonique op. 88 Alexandre Guilmant

Peis Huan, Piano

Recitative and Prayer op.15 Hector Berlioz

Peis Huan, Piano

Morceau Symphonique Philippe Gaubert

Peis Huan, Piano


Michael Stanton is a student of Haim Avitsur

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Olivia Rodriguez, Trombone
Syed Hassan, Tuba

Monday, March 14th 2016, 6:00pm, LeFrak Concert Hall

Six Sonatas, Sonata No. 2 Johann Ernst Galliard
I. Andante
II. Vivace
III. Alla Siciliana
IV. Spiritoso e Allegro

Olivia Rodriguez, Trombone
Mary Kate Mutze, Piano

Suite for Tuba Don Haddad
I. Allegro Maestoso
II. Andante Espressivo
III. Allegro Con Brio

Syed Hassan, Tuba
PeiHsuan Tsai, Piano

Trombone Sonata Paul Hindemith
III. Lied des Raufbolds (Swashbuckler’s Song)
IV. Allegro Moderato Maestoso

Olivia Rodriguez, Trombone
Gloria Kim, Piano

Sonata for Tuba and Piano, Op. 93 Leonard Salzedo
I. Allegro
II. Lentissimo
III. Allegretto

Syed Hassan, Tuba
PeiHsuan Tsai, Piano

Fantasia Per Trombone Frigyes Hidas

Olivia Rodriguez, Trombone

Andante for Tuba and Piano Alexandre Tcherepnine

Syed Hassan, Tuba
PeiHsuan Tsai, Piano

18 Duos aus den "44 Duos dur 2 Violinen" Bela Bartok
I. Sommer- Sonnwendlied (Midsummer Night Song)
II. Slowakisches (Slovak Song)
III. Spottlied (Teasing Song)
VII. Polster-Tanz (Cushion Dance)

Syed Hassan, Tuba
Olivia Rodriguez, Trombone

Syed Hassan and Olivia Rodriguez are both students of Haim Avitsur.

The Dvořák American Heritage Association
Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Dvořák at the Fair

The Queens College Orchestra
Maurice Peress, Conductor
Tong Chen, Conductor

Wednesday, March 16, 12:15 pm
LeFrak Concert Hall

'My Homeland' Overture, Op. 62

Slavonic Dances Nos. 9-12, Op.72
Molto Vivace "Woodcutter's Dance"
Allegretto grazioso "Dumka"
Allegro "Jump Dance"

Symphony No. 7 in D-minor, Op. 70
Allegro Maestoso
Poco Adagio
Scherzo Vivace-Poco meno mosso

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Emily Dana, viola and Nicolas Giacalone, piano
Junior Recital
Friday, March 18, 2016, 3pm, LeFrak Concert Hall

Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV1011 J.S. Bach

Emily Dana, viola

Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op.109 L. van Beethoven

Nicolas Giacalone, piano

Viola Sonata No.1 in F minor, Op.120 No. 1 J. Brahms

Emily Dana, viola
Nicolas Giacalone, piano

Emily Dana is a student of Edward Klorman.
Nicolas Giacalone is a student of Nina Lelchuk.

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Justin Fields, Piano and Composition
BA Music Ed, Composition Concentration
Friday, March 18, 2016, 5:00 PM, Choral Room 264

An Attempt Justin Fields

Kelsey Sheldon, Cello

Three Pieces for Flute Justin Fields

I. Nervous Dance
II. Playful Musings
III. Combinations

Alix Smith, Flute

Reflections Justin Fields

Cody Hosza, Baritone Saxophone Adam Ali, Piano

Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-flat major “Quasi una fanstisia,” Op. 27 No. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven

  • I. Andante
  • II. Allegro molto e vivace
  • III. Andagio con espressione
  • IV. Allegro Vivace

Justin Fields, Piano

There Will Never Be Another You H. Warren, M. Gordon, Arr. Justin Fields

Chris Joyal, Violin
Nadia Petriw, Violin
Christian Barros, Viola
Kelsey Sheldon, Cello

Scenes from a City Justin Fields

  • I. Fog
  • II. Snow
  • III. After the Storm

Cody Hosza, Soprano Saxophone
Edric Echevers, Alto Saxophone
George Weisman, Tenor Saxophone
Anthony Izzo, Baritone Saxophone

Preludes, Book II Claude Debussy

7. La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune (The Terrace of Moonlit Audiences)
3. La puerta del Vino (The Wine Door)

Justin Fields, Piano

Rhapsody in B minor, Op. 79 No. 1 Johannes Brahms

Justin Fields, Piano

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

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Lauren Fagan, Viola
BA Music Graduation Recital
LeFrak Concert Hall
Friday, March 18, 2016, 5 pm

Suite No. 2 J.S. Bach

I. Prelude
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. Sarabande
V. Menuet I-II
VI. Gigue

Lauren Fagan, Viola

Kol Nidrei Max Bruch

Lauren Fagan, Viola
Kristin Samadi, Piano

Fanstasie in G minorJohann Nepomuk Hummel
For Viola and Orchestra Op. 94

Lauren Fagan, Viola
Kristin Samadi, Piano

Oceans and Stars Amy Bernon
Arranged by Lauren Fagan

Gregory Antonelli, Michael Drozd, Kayla Faccilongo, Corin Greene
Paulina Salcedo-Watson, Violin
Lauren Fagan, Viola
Monica Fox, Cello

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Joseph Franzino, Piano
Bachelor of Music Graduation Recital
LeFrak Concert Hall
Friday, March 18, 2016, 7:30 pm

Adagio in B Minor, K. 540 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Berceuse, op. 57 Frederic Chopin

Reflets dans l'eau (from Images, Book I) Claude Debussy
La Puerta del Vino (from Preludes, Book II)
Pour les cinq doigts (from Etudes, Book I)

Piano Concerto in A Minor, op. 16 Edvard Grieg
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Assisted by Youn Ju Namkoong

Joseph Franzino is a student of Morey Ritt

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Victor Murillo's Master Recital
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 3 pm, Room 264

Tenor Sax: Sergej Avanesov
Piano: Takafumi Suenaga
Drums: Kazuhiro Odagiri
Bass: Victor Murillo

Inception McCoy Tyner

Lover Richard Rodgers

So not a Sonata Victor Murillo

Tenderly Walter Gross

Un Poco Loco Bud Powell

The Transformation Victor Murillo

Let's Thad Jones

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

The Queens College Saxophone Ensemble
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Dr. Paul Cohen, Director
Dr. Kristin Mozeiko, Director

Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 7:30 pm
LeFrak Concert Hall

The Queens College Saxophone Ensemble

Valley Views and Bridges Robert Shaut
I. What Henry Saw
II. Zap! View with a Twist
III. View That Changes Us
IV. View from East to West

As the Sun Sets Kevin Baldwin

St. Paul's Suite Gustav Holst, Arr. Blum
I. Jig
III. Intermezzo
IV. Finale (Dargason)

Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Love for Three Oranges Sergei Prokofiev
Arr. Frank Erickson

Stages of Grief Andrew W. Smith
I. Denial
II. Anger
III. Bargaining
IV. Depression
V. Acceptance

Trittico (Conducted by TJ Cusack) Vaclav Nelhybel
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Esprit de Corps Robert Jager

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Voice Majors Recital
Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 12:15 pm
LeFrak Concert Hall
Dr. Sherry Overholt, Dr. James John, voice coordinators
Dr. Max Midroit, pianist

Faites-lui mes aveux C. Gounod
From Faust

Georgia Smalios, Mezzo-soprano

Als Luise die Briefe G. Puccini

Alessandra Gulf, Soprano

Si mes vers avaient des ailes R. Hahn

Anna Clare Del Vecchio, Soprano

Wie Melodien J. Brahms

Michael Drozd, Baritone

Connais-tu le pays A. Thomas
From Mignon

Mary Grace Nolan, Soprano

Vainement, ma bien-aimée E. Lalo
From Le roi d'Ys

David Szabo, Tenor

Intorno all'idol mio A. Cesti
From Orontea

Rose Rutkovsky, Soprano

Bester Jüngling W.A. Mozart
From Der Schauspieldirektor

Samantha Dwyer, Soprano

In quelle trine morbide G. Puccini
From Manon Lescaut

Mary Abrams, Soprano

Song to the Moon A. Dvořák
From Rusalka

Andrea Lapinski, Soprano

Un'aura amorosa W.A. Mozart
From Così fan tutte

Benjamin Muratore, Tenor

Romance C. Debussy

Deborah Carter, Soprano

Io son l'umile ancella F. Cilea
From Adriana Lecouvreur

Elisa Troetsch, Soprano

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Casey Heuler, Guitar
Jazz Graduate Degree Recital
Thursday, March 24, 2016, 3:00 PM, Choral Room 264

Fried Bananas Dexter Gordon

You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To Cole Porter

My One And Only Love Guy Wood

Along Came Betty Benny Golson

Confirmation Charlie Parker

Casey Heuler, guitar
Jason Wexler, piano
Jeremy Heuler, bass
Jerrold Kavanagh, drums

Casey Heuler is a student of Paul Bollenback.

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Gregory K. Williams, Viola
Juliana Han, Piano

Faculty Recital
Thursday, March 24, 2016, 7:30 pm, LeFrak Concert Hall

Chahagir for Viola Solo, Op. 56a (1944) Alan Hovhaness

Sonata for Viola and Pianoforte, Op. 101 (1941) Hans Gál
I. Adagio
II. Quasi menuetto tranquillo
III. Allegro risoluto e vivace

Sonata for Solo Viola in e, Op. 46, No. 4 (1946) Günter Raphael
I. Sehr beseelt und bewegt
II. Äußerst lebhaft, rauschend
III. Schlicht und einfach
IV. Lebendig

Introduction and Allegro for Viola Solo, Op. 44 (1988) Miktòs Ròzsa

Sonata in f minor, Op.120, No.1 (1894) Johannes Brahms
I. Allegro appassionato
II. Andante un poco Adagio
III. Allegretto grazioso
IV. Vivace

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Queens College Brass Ensemble
Lefrak Concert Hall, 12:15pm
Monday, March 28, 2016

Professor David Jolley, Director

Suite for Three Trombones G. F. Handel/arr. Ostrander
"Total Eclipse" from Samson
"Ah, Let.Me Weep" from Rinaldo
"Sound An Alarm" from Hercules

Queens College Trombonium
Syed Hassan, Zachary Raia, Olivia Rodriguez, Michael Stanton

Canzonetta William Byrd
Triumphal March from Sigurd Jorsalfar Edvard Grieg

Queens College Trumpet Ensemble
Frank Huber, Director
Colette Goldman, Matt Hart, Frank Huber, David Szabo

Konzertstuck: Movement One Robert Schumann

Katie Angielczyk, Peter Delgrosso, David Jolley, Alejandro Salaverry
Markus Kaitila, Piano

Aria from Lakme Leo Delibes/arr. Martinet

Hungarian Dance. No. 5 Johannes Brahms/arr. Martinet

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

The Graduate Composition Recital
Andrew M. Smith

Monday, March 28, 2016, 6 pm
LeFrak Concert Hall

Leitmotif No. 1 for Saxophone Quartet

Cody Hosza, Soprano
Edric Echevers, Alto
George Weisman, Tenor
Anthony Izzo, Baritone

Childhood for String Quartet and Fixed Media

Chris Joyal, Violin
Sara Dudley, Violin
Christian Barros, Viola
Kelsey Sheldon, Cello

Cavern for Solo Piano

Emika Wada

Family Portrait for Piano Trio and Fixed Media

Markus Kaitila, Piano
Chris Joyal, Violin
Kelsey Sheldon, Cello

Weather Systems for Piano and Spoken Word

Markus Kaitila, Piano
Rina Dutta, Vocalist

I. Sunshower
Text: "Rain Has Fallen All the Day," James Joyce
"To One Shortly To Die," Walt Whitman

II. Cloudless Breeze
Text: "Proud Music of the Storm," Walt

III. Frost
Text: Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
"Awake Ye Muses Nine, Sing Me A Strain Divine," Emily Dickinson

IV. Flurries
Text: "The Snow-Storm," Ralph Waldo Emerson

V. Approaching Storm
Text: Frankenstein, Mary Shelley

VI. Tempest
Text: "Rise, O Days" Walt Whitman

VII. Rainfall
Text: "My November Guest," Robert Frost

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director, and Queens College New Music Group

Spring Concert Series
Mostly Mallets
Featuring QC Gamelan Ensemble and
Percussionist Hansol Choi

Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 7:30 pm
LeFrak Concert Hall

Percussionist Hansol Choi

Soliloquy for Vibraphone Andres Maldonado

Purgatory Federico Zeggara

Violin for Naomi Ramon Acosta

Lullaby for Marimba Four-Hands Andrew M. Smith
     also featuring Juan Herrera

The Trusting Heart to Jesus Clings W.J. Kirkpatrick
arr. Hansol Choi

Commissioned Works

Coconut Trees Katie Bishop
     Alix Smith, Flute
     Yuta Tanaka, String Bass

A Song For Holly (After John 14:27) Christopher Thomas Emery
     Alix Smith, Flute
     Ayana Ouchi, Clarinet (Oboe)
     David Valbuena, Clarinet
     Katie Angielczyk, Horn
     Katie Bishop, Bassoon


"Oh, to be a machine. To be wanted. To be useful" Jacob Elkin
     Featuring Juan Herrera on Solo Vibraphone

Order Of The King Federico Zeggara

Kehidupan Jonathan Buissereth

Pondside Chorus Andrew W. Smith

Traveling Turtle Glen Kotche

Pangenter Alit I Dewa Alit

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Bachelor of Arts Voice Recital
David Taubman, Piano
Thursday, March 31, 2016
7:30 pm, Room 264

Nel cor piu non mi sento Giovani Paisello

Kristen Scalice, Soprano

Amarilli, mia bella Giulio Caccini

Carolina Campero, Mezzo-Soprano

Se tu m'ami Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Raye Machado, Mezzo-Soprano

Ma rendi pur contento Vincenzo Bellini

Angie Amador, Soprano

Almen se non possio Vincenzo Bellini

Yara Hoppenstein, Soprano

Vaga luna che inargenti Vincenzo Bellini

Gerard Gallagher, Tenor

Someone To Watch Over Me George Gershwin

Anisa Fowler, Contralto

Das Veilchen W.A. Mozart

Martha Lucia Paguay, Soprano

Bel Piacere G. F. Handel

Nicole Cicero, Soprano

Aaron Copland School of Music
Edward Smaldone, Director

Benjamin Cohen, Percussion
Graduate Degree Recital
Thursday, March 31, 2016, 7:30pm

Suite no. 3 in C Major for Cello J.S. Bach


Stop Speaking for Snare Drum and Digital Playback Andy Akiho

Improvisation for Tambourine Benjamin Cohen


Ir Shel Shalom for Vibraphone and Electronics Yoav Gal


Phénix François-Bernard Mâche


Selected Rhythms from the Oro Secco for Batá

Juan Herrera, Itótele
Brian Maulick, Okónkolo

Benjamin is a student of Dave Cossin and Michael Lipsey