Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music

Aaron Copland School of Music

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Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College is delighted to announce The Excelsior Scholarship for All Undergraduate Programs.

The Excelsior Scholarship, in combination with other student financial aid programs, allows students to attend a CUNY college tuition-free.

You must apply here to qualify. Acceptance to the School of Music requires an audition for all programs. See details here.

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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

Mon-Thurs 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Concerts Presented February 2017

Aaron Copland School of Music
David Schober, Director

Christopher Thomas Emery, Tenor
David Taubman, Piano
February 3rd, 2017; 5pm, LeFrak Concert Hall


"Outside this House": Anatol's Act I Aria Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
From Vanessa (1958)

Storiella D'amore Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Terra e mare

Sieben frühe lieder Alban Berg (1885-1935)

  1. I. Nacht (Night)
  2. II. Schilflied (Reed Song)
  3. III. Die Nachtigall (The Nightengale)
  4. VII. Sommertage (Summer wind)

Banalitiés Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

  1. I. Chanson D'Orkenise
  2. II. Hôtel
  3. IV. Voyage a Paris

"Lonely House": Sam's aria Kurt Weill (1900-1950)
from Street Scene (1946)

Christopher is a student of Rose Marie Guariglia-Crouse

Aaron Copland School of Music
David Schober, Director

Yi Li, Soprano
Dora Galit, Piano

February 17th, 2017 at 5 pm, LeFrak Concert Hall

Fruhlingsmorgen Mahler

Ablosung im Sommer, Des Knaben Wunderhorn Mahler

Rheinlegendchen, Des Knaben Wunderhorn Mahler

Agnes Wolf

Gebet Wolf


Ballade no. 3, op.47, Piano SoloChopin


Airs of Iolanta, "Iolanta" Tchaikovsky

So Soon Forgotten Tchaikovsky

C'est ainsi que tu es, Metamorphoses Poulenc

Les chemins de l'amour. Poulenc

Aaron Copland School of Music
David Schober, Director

Alan Kwan, Guitar
Master of Music in Jazz Studies Graduation Recital
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017, 3pm, Choral Room 264

Montauk Alan Kwan

When Will I See You Again? Alan Kwan

Central Escalator  Alan Kwan

Voyage Alan Kwan

Influenza Aaron Holthus

Untitled Alan Kwan

Addison Frei, Piano
Perrin Grace, Bass
Nolan Byrd, Drums

KaKit Kwan (Alan) is a student of Paul Bollenback and David Berkman.

Aaron Copland School of Music
David Schober, Director

Queens College
New Music Group


New Works for Chamber Ensembles
QC Percussion Ensemble
under the dírection of
Michael Lipsey

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 7:30 pm
Choral Room 264

Three Short Complaints Michael Barrett Donovan
I. Unimaginative
II. Slow and Under-rehearsed
IIa. Anecdote
III. Verbose

Lova -a John J. Lucania

TrachyandraZachary Raia

PassacagliaYuta Tanaka

a fragmentkatie bishop

Octandre Edgard Varese

Aaron Copland School of Music
David Schober, Director

The Prof. Edgar H. Lehrman Memorial Foundation & The Maldeb Foundation 
proudly present
Helene Williams
Leonard Lehrman
and  Professor Joel Mandelbaum


A CD Release Party Recital

"Harmonize Your Spirit With My Calm"

at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College CUNY, Room 264
Tuesday,  February 28, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Prelude  for Piano (1950)Joel Mandelbaum


Seven Russian Songs (1970-2015)Leonard Lehrman

Benediction (Blok) (1977) (Helene, in English)
Me & Russia (Khlebnikov) (1985) (Leonard, in English)
Greeting (Fet) (1977) (Helene, in English)
Quartet (Krylov) (1977) (Leonard, in English),
Winter Morning (Pushkin) (1986) (Helene, in Russian)
My University (Mayakovsky) (1970) (Leonard, in Russian)
Untitled (Galina Leybovich) (2015) (Helene, in Russian)

The Professor's Song (music by Sir Arthur Sullivan)(c.1970)Joel Mandelbaum


Let Me Not to the Marriage of Two Minds (Shakespeare Sonnet #116)(2002)Joel Mandelbaum
Am 15. Mai 1896 (Johannes Brahms) (2014)Joel Mandelbaum

Helene & Leonard

Prelude: Bloody Kansas (1976)Leonard Lehrman

Joel, conducting orchestra at Queens College, on recording

If I Can Step Within (#1 from Seven Love Poems of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn) (1993)Leonard Lehrman

Helene & Leonard

Chorale for 2 Pianos (1966)Leonard Lehrman

Leonard & Joel

Not in a Silver Casket (Edna St. Vincent Millay) (2004)Leonard Lehrman
Love Is Not All (Edna St. Vincent Millay) (1959)Joel Mandelbaum

Sonata for 2 Pianos (1965-1980)Joel Mandelbaum

Moderato - Allegro con fuoco
Leonard & Joel