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Concerts Presented December 2018

Aaron Copland School of Music

Katherine Doe, Mezzo Soprano
Adam Ali, Piano

Monday, December 3rd, 2018, 3:00 PM
LeFrak Recital Hall

A chantar me'r de so q'ieu non volria Comtessa de Dia

"Sposa son disprezzata'l" Geminiano Gíacomelli, attr. Antonio Vivaldi
from Bazajet

"Sta nell'lrcana pietrosa tana" George Frideric Handel
- from Alcina

"Son nata a lagrimar"
from Giulio Cesare in Egitto

Linda Collazo, mezzo soprano

Danse macabre (Cazalis) Camille Saint-Saëns

Das Buch der hängenden Gärlen Op. 15 (George) Arnold Schoenberg
1. Unterm Schutz von dichten Blättergründen
2. Hain in diesen Paradiesen
5. Saget mir, auf welchem Pfade
11. Als wir hinter dem beblühmten Tore

Les nuits d'été (Gautier) Hector Berlioz
La spectre de la rose
L'ile inconnu

Katherine Doe is a candidate for the degree Master of Music in Classical Performance.
Katherine is a student of Dr. Sherry Overholt

Aaron Copland School of Music

Brian Maulick, Percussion
Music Performance Graduation Recital
Monday, December 3rd, 2018, 5 PM
LeFrak Concert Hall

Three Warriors Bata Arrangement Traditional
1st Warrior: Ellegua
2nd Warrior: Ogun
3rd Warrior: Ochosí

Featuring: Juan Herrera and D'Metrius Fernandez

Eight Pieces For Four Timpani Elliott Carter
I. Saeta
VII. March

Dark Full Ride Julia Wolfe
Part 1 & 2

Featuring: Juan Herrera, Patrick Kennedy and Chris Mulz

Nixkin David Cossin

Either/Or Dominic Donato

Gravity Marc Mellits

Featuring D'Metrius Fernandez, Michael Deering, Yuzhe Song and Juan Herrera

Brian is a student of Michael Lipsey and Javier Diaz

Aaron Copland School of Music

Queens College New Music Group
Tuesday, December 4, 2018,7:30 PM
Choral Room 264

Song Without Words Joseph Prestamo

Kyle Miller, guitar

Diptych Christopher Thomas Emery
I Armistace
II. Disarmament

Mirage Joe Landi

Inscriptions Sandow Sinai

Snow Carmond Chaeng

Rieuqs Kyle Miller
for solo flute and electronics

Nocturnal Walk Yuta Tanaka

Alix Smith, flute

4mn Shuyi Zhang

Desudation Sandow Sinai

Quintet Joe Landi

Noriko Omichi, flute
Natalie Kalukeerthie, clarinet
Kaleb Lewis, horn
Angel Santiago, bassoon
Daniel Feng, piano

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Queens College Brass Ensemble
Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 12:15 pm
LeFrak Concert Hall

Myths and Legends: Movement 1 - Allegro Eric Ewazen

Legendary Trombone Quartet
Brandon Papaleo, Olivia Rodriguez, Michael Stanton, Danielle Tagar

Madrigal: "Quel augellin che canta" Claudio Monteverdi

Quintet No. 1: Movement 1-Allegro Viktor Ewald

Mighty Hand Brass Quintet
Matt Hart, Zavid Lan, Jorge Lopez, Juan Manuel Martinez, Luis Romero

"Summer Leaves Fall" (Premiere) Brian Ross

Quintet No. 2: Movement 1-Allegro Viktor Ewald

The Minor 3rds Quintet
Brandon Papaleo, Byron Perez-Chacon, Dallas Pigate, Brian Ross, Danielle Tagar

Chorale: "Herzlich tut mich verlangen" J.S. Bach

Fantasia No. 1 Giovanni Coperario

Anthem: "Tota pulchra es" Anton Bruckner

Symphony for Brass No. 1 Brian Balmages
Movement I - Allegro maestoso

Queens College Brass Ensemble
Trumpets: Matt Hart, Jorge Lopez, Byron Perez-Chacon, Dallas Pigate
Horns: Connor Goodfellow, Kaleb Lewis, Devin McKenzie, Brian Ross, Sabrina Aponte
Trombones: Brandon Papaleo, Luis Romero, Danielle Tagar
Euphonium: Kyle Kazimir
Tuba: Juan Manuel Martinez, Rachael Moskowitz

Aaron Copland School of Music

Saxophone Studio Concert
Dr. Timothy Ruedeman - Director
December 5, 2018
LeFrak Recital Hall

Saxophone Quartet No. 1 Steve Cohen
I. Allegro

Suite for Saxophones Lawson Lunde
Five Tones

George Weissman - soprano saxophone
Nico Catalano - alto saxophone
Kyle Reese - tenor saxophone
Peter Boldyrew - baritone saxophone

Les Repos de Tityre Charles Koechlin

Ryan Oberlin - soprano saxophone

Sonata for Tenor Saxophone Garland Anderson
I. Adagio-Allegro
II. Scherzo-Presto
III. Andante con moto
IV. Allegro ma non troppo

George Weissman - tenor saxophone
Xingyu Liu - piano

Sonata for Tenor Saxophone Steve Cohen
I. Andante Moderato

Adriana Garcia- tenor saxophone
Kristen Samadi - piano

Intrada Ron Caravan

Janus Ulrich Krieger

Concertino for Eleven Saxophones Harold Schiffman
I. Vivo
II. Lento e flessibile
III. Presto

QC Saxophone Ensemble
Dr. Timothy Ruedeman - conductor
Soprano: Kevin Pyle, Karla Aristy
Alto: Adriana Garcia, Kadeem Lewis, Garret Silver, Jacqui Tomlet
Tenor: George Weissman, Daniel Schwartz
Baritone: Peter Boldyrew, Nico Catalano
Bass: Kyle Reese

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Jazz Ensembles Concert
David Berkman -Director
Thursday, December 6, 6 pm, Room 264

Professor Aubrey Johnson
Program: Lil' Darlin' (Neal Hefti/Jon Hendricks, arr. Dylan Pramuk), Black Orpheus (Antonio Carlos Jobim, arr. Aubrey Johnson), Longing (Theo Bleckmann)
Voice - Fira Aihemaitijiang, Eve Seltzer, Karen Tennison, LaToya Smith, Kassandra Charalampi, Jessica Altieri, Felipe Viegas, Myung Han You
Sunny Yang - Piano, Leo Catricala - Bass, Peter Evans - Drums

Professor Charenee Wade
Program: So in Love (Cole Porter, arr. Karen Tennison), Autumn in New York (Vernon Duke, arr. Myung Han You), I'm a Fool to Want You (Herron-Sinatra Wolf, arr. Fira Aihemaitijiang), Monk's Dream (Thelonious Monk, arr. Roberto Giaquinto)
Voice - Shabnam Abedi, Fira Aihemaitijiang, Karen Tennison, Myung Han You
Dongha Kim - Piano, Xin Tian - Bass, Roberto Giaquinto - Drums

Professor Paul Bollenback
Program: Simone (Frank Foster), Moontrane (Woody Shaw), Jazz Crimes (Joshua
Pana Topoonyanont - Alto, Luis Siguenza - Alto, Lorenzo Bisogno - Tenor, Pamai Chirdkiatisak -
Guitar, Hendrik Meurkens - Vibes, Chang Ping Gu - Organ, Donggwan Lee - Drums

Professor Antonio Hart
Program: The Offering (Anton Delecca), Lullaby of Motion / Galaxy (Peter Evans),
Donna Lee (arr. Eun Jung Jo)
Berhani Woldu - Tenor, Anton Delecca - Tenor, Alberto Jimenez - Guitar,
Caili O'Doherty - Piano, Peter Evans - Drums, Eun Jung Jo - Bass

Professor Tim Armacost
Program: Tunes by Billy Strayhorn: Rain Check (arr. Dongha Kim), Day Dream (arr. Justus Heher)
Matthew Schwartz - Alto, Matthew Rodriguez - Alto, Lorenzo Bisogno - Tenor,
David DiTrapani - Trumpet, Justus Heher - Trombone, Andre Silva - Guitar,
Dongha Kim - Piano, Xin Tian - Bass, Wonsun Choi - Drums

Professor David Berkman
Program: Con Alma (Dizzy Gillespie), What's New (Bob Haggard), If I were a Bell (Frank Loesser)
Fira Aihemaitijiang - Voice, Jerod Kaszynski - Alto, Guang Yang (sunny) - Piano,
Leonardo Catricala - Bass, Minwoo Ha - Drums

Professor Michael Mossman
Program: Lookin' for Work (Thomas LaRocca), Here's to the Past (Tracy Yang), Chacha T (Sang Yoon Han)
Saxophones - Yuchen Fu, Lu Zhao, Jerod Kaszynski, Anton Delecca, Lorenzo Bisogno, Thomas Andrew
Trombones - Denzel McKenzie, Justus Heher, Gina Benalcazar, Danielle Tagar
Trumpets - David DiTrapani, Michael Mossman, Rocky Li, Jinsu Kim
Guitar - Maxi Caballero
Piano - Sam Gu, Hibiki Ueda
Bass - Eun Jung Jo
Drums - Wonsun Choi

Blues Jam

Aaron Copland School of Music

Giovanni Petrini
December 7, 2018

Early Song (1944) Lukas Foss
from "Three American pieces"

Poem Charles Griffes

Sonata Sergej Sergeevic Prokofiev
1- andantino, 2- scherzo, 3-andante, 4- allegro con brio

Flutist: Giovanni Petrini
Pianist: Stephen Whale
Teacher: Susan Rotholz

Aaron Copland School of Music

It’s a Grand Night For Singing
Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein
Queens College Opera Studio
Elizabeth Hastings, Director
Friday, December 7, 2018
7:30 PM in LeFrak Concert Hall

It’s a grand night for singing from “State Fair”

Full Company

Getting to know youfrom “The King and I”

Linda Collazo

We kiss in a shadowfrom “The King and I”

Evan Katsefes & Serena Wang

Love, look awayfrom “Flower Drum Song”

George Smalios

I enjoy being a girlfrom “Flower Drum Song”

Alessandra Gluf

When I marry Mister Snowfrom “Carousel”

Klaudia Morelowska with Caitlin Timken

I’m in love with a wonderful guyfrom “South Pacific”

Zoey Preston

This nearly was minefrom “South Pacific”

Paul Greene-Dennis

Bali Ha’ifrom “South Pacific”

Linda Collazo

There is nothin’ like a damefrom “South Pacific”

Paul Greene-Dennis, Neophytos Ioannou, Victor Jaquez,
Evan Katsefes & Thomas Laskowski

It might as well be springfrom “State Fair”

Angie Amador

A fellow needs a girlfrom “Allegro”

Neophytos Ioannou

In my own little cornerfrom “Cinderella”

Abril Valbuena

Stepsisters’ Lamentfrom “Cinderella”

Alessandra Gluf & Klaudia Morelowska

I cain’t say nofrom “Oklahoma”

Caitlin Timken

Pore Jud is deadfrom “Oklahoma”

Victor Jaquez & Thomas Laskowski

The sound of musicfrom “The Sound of Music”

Amy Guarino

Sixteen going on seventeenfrom “The Sound of Music”

Thomas Laskowski & Rose Rutkovsky

Climb Ev’ry Mountainfrom “The Sound of Music”

Shantel Williams

Sing for your supperfrom “The Boys from Syracuse”

Linda Collazo, Amy Guarino & Georgia Smalios

So long, farewellfrom “The Sound of Music”

Full Company

Aaron Copland School of Music

Queens College B.A. Piano Students Recital
Monday, December 10, 2018, 6:00 pm
Recital Hall

Meditation M. Mussorgsky

Bernadette Bismonte

J.S. Bach
D. Kabalevsky

Polonaise from the Anna Magdalena Notebook
A Brisk Game, op. 14 #1

Myria Savva

Sonata in G Major, Hob. XVI:G1 J. Haydn
I. Allegro
II. Minuet

Abigail Chilson

Sonatine, op. 1-3 #1 D. Kabalevsky
Allegro assai e lusingando

Philip Garcia

Sonata in C Major, K. 330 W.A. Mozart
I. Allegro moderato

Samantha Gioa

Sonata in G Major, op. 14 #2 L.v. Beethoven
I. Allegro

Yaoming Li

Nocturne in B Major, op. 32 #1 F. Chopin

Jonathan Ryfiak

Sonata in D minor, op. 31 #2 L.v. Beethoven
I. Allegro

Rafael Musayev

Aaron Copland School of Music

Winter Guitar Recital
Monday December 10, 2018
7:30 in the Choral Hall

Prelude No.3 Heitor Villa-Lobos

Jonathan Ramirez

Studies 1 & 5 Leo Brouwer

John Coughlin

Leo BrouwerStudy #11
Dianza Characteristica

Pascual Araujo

Eterna Saudade Dilermando Reis

Ricardo Arias

Vals No. 2 Agustin Barrios

Jonathan Ramirez

Folia Variations Mauro Giuliani

Ebin Samuel

Aaron Copland School of Music

Queens College Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Charles Neidich, Wind Ensemble Director
Nena Kunnateerachadalai, Graduate Conductor
Anthony Izzo, Alto Saxophone Soloist

Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 7:30 pm
LeFrak Conceft Hall

Conducted by Nena Kunnateerachadalai:

Zampa OvertureL.J. Ferdinand Hérold
Arr. Wil van der Beek

John Barnes ChanceVariations on a Korean Folk Song

Claude T. SmithFantasia for Alto Saxophone

Xerxes John Mackey

Gra Elliott Carter


Conducted by Charles Neidich:

Till EulenspiegelRichard Strauss
Trans. Mark H. Hindsley

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Queens College Baroque Ensemble
Dongmyung Ahn, Art Director
December 12, 2018 at 12:15
LeFrak Concert Hall

Overture to Scylla et Glaucus Jean-Marie Leclair

Fantazia: Three Parts Upon a Ground Henry Purcell

Dongmyung Ahn, Phaik Tzhi Chua, Joe Galante, violins
Daria Barteldt, cello
Charles Weaver, lute
Zuguang Xiao, harpsichord

Sonata no 5. Book 1 Dario Castello

Phaik Tzhi Chua, violin
Danielle Tagar, sackbut
Monica Fox, cello
Charles Weaver, guitar
Zuguang Xiao, harpsichord

Sonata di Basso solo per Cimbalo, & Arpa, o Leuto Gregorio Strozzi

Monica Fox, cello
Charles Weaver, guitar
Zachary Mandernach, harpsichord

Suite d'Armide Jean Baptiste Lully


Aaron Copland School of Music

Ryan Oberlin & George Weisman, saxophone
MM Classical Saxophone Performance Graduation Recital
Wednesday, December 12th, 2018, 7:00 pm, Room 264

Monolog No. 4 Erland von Koch

George Weisman, tenor saxophone

Chant for Soprano Saxophone, EWI, and Looper Thomas LaRocca

Ryan Oberlin, soprano saxophone; Thomas LaRocca, EWI

Sonata for Tenor Sax and Piano Garland Anderson

George Weisman, tenor saxophone; Xingyu Liu, piano

Ballad in memory of Shirley Horn Richard Rodney Bennett

Ryan Oberlin, tenor saxophone; Emily Murphy, piano

+8 Dennis DeSantis

George Weisman, tenor saxophone; Garrett Lanzet, percussion

Le repos de tityre Charles Koechlin

Ryan Oberlin, soprano saxophone

Quirkus Suite for saxophone quartet George Weisman
II. Mad Clowns
VI. Suspendu
III. The Flying Balkanese

Ryan Oberlin, soprano saxophone; Anthony Izzo, alto saxophone;
George Weisman, tenor saxophone; John Kelly, baritone saxophone

Ryan and George are students of Tim Ruedeman.

Aaron Copland School of Music

An Evening of Choral Music

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 7:30pm
LeFrak Concert Hall

Queens College Women's Choir
Eric Rubinstein, Director
Sarang Kim, Piano

I Saw Three Ships arr. Edward Henderson

Be Like the Bird Abbie Betinis

Seikilos Joanne Metcalf

Kristen Scalice, Matthea Maduro and Biranna Balzano, Soloists

(An) Immorality Aaron Copland

Angie Martinez, Soprano

Gaudete! arr. Michael Engelhardt

Sadia Perez and Ciara Cornelius, Soloists
Amala Korah, Dan Philip, Samuel Ramirez and Shaina Schwartzberg, Percussion


Queens College Vocal Ensemble
William Roslak, Assistant Conductor

Lark Aaron Copland

David Szabo, Soloist

Sfogava con le stelle Claudio Monteverdi

My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land Edward Elgar

Abendlied Joseph Rheinberger

The Long Day Closes Sir Arthur Sullivan


Queens College Vocal Ensemble
James John, Director and Conductor
With Guest Artist and Queens College Alumnus Jose Pagán, Guitar

Romancero Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Baladilla de los tres ríos
La guitarra

Aaron Copland School of Music

Lorenzo Bisogno, Tenor Saxophone
Master Graduation Recital
Thursday, December 13, 2018, 3:00 pm, Room 226

Quasimodo Charlie Parker

Lorenzo Bisogno, tenor sax; Manuel Magrini, piano; Pietro Paris; double bass, Peter Evans, drums

Cherokee Ray Noble

Lorenzo Bisogno, tenor saxophone; Manuel Magrini, piano

Isfahan Billy Strayhorn & Duke Ellington

Luis Alberto Siguenza, alto sax, Lorenzo Bisogno, tenor sax; Justus Heher, Trombone; Anton Delecca, baritone; Manuel Magrini, piano; Pietro Paris, double bass; Peter Evans, drums

Searching for the next Lorenzo Bisogno

Lorenzo Bisogno, tenor sax; Manuel Magrini, piano; Pietro Paris, double bass; Peter Evans, drums

The Moontrane Woody Shaw

David DiTrapani, trumpet; Lorenzo Bisogno, tenor sax; Justus Heher, Trombone; Anton Delecca, baritone; Manuel Magrini, piano; Pietro Paris, double bass; Peter Evans, drums

Lorenzo Bisogno is a student of Prof. Antonio Hart, Tim Armacost and Jeb Patton

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Augustin Simat, Piano
Chamber Music Certificate Graduation Recital
Friday, December 14, 2018, 5 pm, LeFrak Concert Hall

Four Songs Andre Previn
1. Mercy
2. Stones
3. Shelter
4. Lacemaker

Augustin Simat, Piano
Roman Lewcun, Cello
Shantel Williams, Voice

Piano Trio in E minor Op.67 Dmitriy Shostakovich
1. Andante
2. Allegro non troppo
3. Largo
4. Allegretto

Augustin Simat, Piano
Roman Lewcun, Cello
Shantel Williams, Voice

Ballade No. 3 in A flat Major, Op.47 Frederic Chopin

Augustin Simat, Piano

Performer Augustin Simat is a student of Dr. Nina Lelchuk.

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Anna Marie Wood, Soprano
Youn Ju Namkoong, Piano
Master of Music Graduation Recital
Friday, December 14, 2018,7:30 p.m., Lefrak Concert Hall

Hark! The Echoing Air Henry Purcell
Sweeter Than Roses
If Music Be the Food of Love, 3rd version

Ich hab in Penna Hugo Wolf
Die Spröde
Die Bekehrte

Pantomime Claude Debussy
Clair de Lune

Il fervido desiderio Vincenzo Bellini
Almen se non poss'io
Ma rendi pur contento


Anna Marie Wood is a student of Dr. Sherry Overholt.

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Yawen Wang, Piano
Certificate Graduation Recital
Monday, December 17, 2018, 3pm, LeFrak Concert Hall

Prelude and Fugue in A flat major, BWV 862J.S.Bach

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

Impromptu in E Flat major Op.90 No.2 Franz Schubert

Sonata in c minor Op.13 “Pathétique” Ludwig Van Beethoven
Grave – Allegro di molto e con brio
Adagio cantabile
Rondo: Allegro

Yawen Wang is a student of Professor Morey Ritt.