Concerts presented April, 2009

April 1, 2009, 7:30 pm. Queens College Choir, James John, conductor and Queens College Chorus, Flora Metrick, conductor, Roz Woll, graduate assistant, and Sarah Hyo Jung Lee, accompanist. QC Choir: Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), Selected choruses from L’Orfeo: Act I: Vieni Imeneo,Lasciate I Monti, Ecco Orfeo. Act II: Ahi, Caso Acerbo. Act III: Nulla Impresa. Act IV: È La Virtute. Act V: Vanne Orfeo. QC Chorus: Emma Lou Diemer (b. 1927), Three Madrigals: O Mistress Mine; Take, O Take Those Lips Away, Sigh No More, Ladies. G. F. Handel (1685-1759), “Let Justice and Judgment” from Coronation Anthem No. 4. Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), Heilig. Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943), “Dirat-On” from Les Chansons de Roses, Roz Woll, conductor. Allister MacGillivray (b. 1948), Song for the Mira. South African, Kena Le Monna, Roz Woll, conductor.

April 2, 2009, 12:15 pm. Piano Majors Recital. Bach, Fantasia in C Minor, BMV 906 (Victoria Hernandez). Haydn, Sonata in E Major, Hob. XVI/31 (Zi Liang). Chopin, Impromptu in Ab, Op. 29 (Grace Chen). Schubert, Sonata in B Major, D.575 I. Allegro ma non troppo (Toshiyuki Iwawaki). Chopin, Etude in Ab, Op. 25, No. l and Brahms, Intermezzo in C, Op. 119, No. 3 (Joseph Martin). Debussy, Reflets dans l’eau (Kahori Takahashi). Scarlatti, Sonatas K. 159 and K. 27 (Eun Hyang Choi). Schumann, Toccata in C Major, Op. 7 (Dmitry Nikolaev). Chopin, Barcarolle, Op. 60 (Joseph Prestamo). Ravel, Sonatine I. Modéré, II. Mouvement de Menuet (Paul Kerekes). Schumann, Novellette in F# Minor, Op. 21, No. 8 (Beatrice Soderberg). Chopin, Ballade in Ab Major, Op. 47 (Evan Closser). Rachmaninoff, Polchinelle, Op. 3, No. 4 (Kimberly Colucci). Bartók, Allegro Barbaro (Mikhail Kofman). Arensky, Silhouetten, Op. 23: Le Savant and La Coquette (Grace Chen & Joseph Martin).

April 2, 2009. Ayako Sato, piano (Andrea Nicole Smith, spoken word; Kyung Eun Lim, vocal; Ayano Hirose, vocal; Jon Crowley, tp; Jamaal Sawyer, tenor sax; Scott Cho, tb; Soils Tshepo Puoane, bass; Sam Knight, drums; Ayako Sato, piano.) Clifford Brown, Joy Springs. John Coltrane, Giant Steps. George Gershwin, Summer Time. Ayano Hirose, Sojourner. Ayako Sato, Angry Man. Ayako Sato, New Hope.

April 3, 2009, 3:15 pm. Billy Chen, cello, Hao Dong Wu, piano. J. S. Bach (1685-1750), Suite No. 1 for Unaccompanied Cello, Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Menuet i & II, Gigue. R. Schumann (1810-1856), Fantasiestücke, Op. 73, Zart und mit Ausdruck, Lebhaft, leicht, Rasch und mit Feuer. D. Shostakovich (1906-1975), Sonata No. 1 in D minor for cello and piano, Allegro ma non troppo, Allegro, Largo, Allegro.

April 3, 2009, 4:30 pm. The Clarinet Ensemble Concert. Georg Philipp Telemann, Concerto for Four Clarinets. Francis Poulenc, Sonata for Clarinet: I. Allegro tristamente, II. Romanza, III. Allegro con fuoco ( Eun Hyung Kim, clarinet; Sarah H. Lee, piano). Giacinto Scelsi, Preghiera per un’ ombra (Michal Lewkowicz, clarinet). Johannes Brahms, Sonata for clarinet No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 120: I. Allegro amabile, II. Allegro appassionato, III. Andante con moto; allegro (Shinae Kim, clarinet; Sarah H. Lee, piano). Bohuslav Martinu, Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano (Misun Song, clarinet; Sarah H. Lee, piano). Henri Tomasi, Trois Divertissements for Four Clarinets.

April 6, 2009, 4:45 pm. Sachie Ueshima, soprano, with Joseph Liccardo, piano. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, S’altro che lagrime (from La Clemenza di Tito) and Padre, germani, addio (from Idomeneo). Gabriel Fauré, Les Berceaux and Notre Amour. Robert Schumann, Meine Rose and Requiem. Hugo Wolf, Auch kleine Dinge and Kennst du das Land. Alban Berg, Nacht, Im Zimmer and Die Nachtigall. Giacomo Puccini, Chi il bel sogno di Doretta (from La Rondine) and O mio babbino caro (from Gianni schicchi). Encore, First Love. Encore.

April 6, 2009, 6:15 pm. Kirsten Hans, violin with Alexandra Beliakovich, piano and James Del Gaudio, bassoon. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 4 K. 304: Allegro and Tempo di Menuetto. Johannes Brahms, Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Opus 78 for violin and piano: Vivace ma non troppo, Adagio, and Allegro Molto Moderato. Ludwig Van Beethoven, Duet for violin and Bassoon, WoO 37: Allegro commodo, Larghetto sostenuto, and Allegretto Vivace.

April 7, 2009, 7:30 pm. Queens College New Music Group, New Chamber Music performed by ACSM performers. Paul Kerekes, Rhythmic Study #2, for percussion (Adam Forman, Fred Trumpy and Derek Kwan). Jaegoo Lee, A Lament for the Innocent, Sung-Min Cho, piano. Kaori Tanioka, Trinity, Jan-Piet Knijff, organ. Inés Thiebaut, Sound Imagery No. 2, Joseph Prestamo, piano. Harold Gutiérrez, Sonata for Piano, I. Allegro energico, II. Adagio cantabile, III. Allegro con piccardia, David Gracia, piano. Hirotaka Kato, 2nd Movement for string quartet, Blanca Cecilia González, violin, Na Young Kim, violin, Ming-Wai Kom, viola, and JR Pinna, cello. Maria Mykolenko, Untitled, for string quartet, Blanca Cecilia González, violin, Adam Birke, violin, Allison Felicetti, viola, and David West, cello.

April 20, 2009. Nota Bene Ensemble, Michael Lipsey, Music director and QC Dance Department, Yin Mei, choreographer. Steve Reich, Drumming: Part one, Part two, Part three, Part four.

April 20, 2009, 5:00 pm. Danielle Davis, soprano, Ejona Gjermeni, piano. Henry Purcell (1959-1695), "When I am Laid in Earth." Vittorio Giannini (1903-1966), "Tell Me, Oh Blue, Blue Sky." Aaron Copland (1900-1990), "Why Do They Shut Me Out of Heaven?" Copland, "Heart, We Will forget Him." Copland, "Laurie’s Song." Marc Blitzstein (1905-1964), "Music, Music." Gene Bone (1915-1992) and Howard Fenton (1917-), "Deborah." Norman Dello Joio (1913-2008), "How Do I Love Thee?" Lucy Simon (1943-), "How Could I Ever Know." Arr. by Benjamin britten (1913-1976), "The Salley Gardens." Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007), "Steal Me, Sweet Thief."

Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 12:15 pm. Mikhail Kofman, piano. Béla Bartók, Allegro barbaro. Johann Sebastian Bach, Prelude and Fugue in Eb Minor, BWV 853 (WTC, Book I). Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 (“Appassionata”): Allegro assai, Andante con moto, Allegro ma non troppo. Maurice Ravel, Jeux d’eau. Frédéric Chopin, Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52. Sergei Rachmaninoff, Prelude in C# Minor, Op. 3, No. 2, and Prelude in G Minor, Op. 23, No. 5.

Thursday, April 23, 2009, 3:00 pm. David Anlauff, drums (with Can Olgun, piano; Matthias Nowak, bass; Justin Janer, sax; and Michelle Nestor, guitar. David Anlauff, B1. Wayne Shorter, One by One. Cole Porter, It’s alright with me. Can Olgun, B wie Ballade. Michelle Marie Nestor, 80th Street. John Scofield, I’ll take les.

Friday, April 24, 2009, 3:00 pm. Nicholle Bittlingmeyer, mezzo-soprano; Nora Mooney, soprano; and Daniel Arberg, accompanist. Jacques Offenbach, Barcarolle from Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Nicholle Bittlingmeyer, Nora Mooney). W. A. Mozart, Three Songs: Oiseaux, si tous les ans; Als Luise die Briefe ihres ungetreuen Liebhabers verbrannte; and Warnung (Nicholle Bittlingmeyer). Jules Massenet, “Va! Laisse couler mes larmes” from Werther (Nicholle Bittlingmeyer). Giacomo Puccini, Four Songs: Terra e Mare; E l’uccellino; Sogno D’or; and Sole e Amore (Nora Mooney). Francesco Cilea, lo son l’mile ancella from Adriana Lecouvreur (Nora Mooney). W. A. Mozart, “Via, resti servita” from Le Nozze di Figaro (Nicholle Bittlingmeyer, Nora Mooney).

Monday, April 27, 2009, 12:15pm. Piano Recital: A path through Romanticism. Victoria Hernández and David Gracia Beltrán. C.M. von Weber, Overture to "Der Freischütz". F. Chopin, Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52. R. Schumann, Fraschingschwank aus Wien, Op. 26 (II. Romanze, IV. Intermezzo). F. Schubert, Fantasia in F Minor, D. 940. R. Wagner/F. Liszt, "Liebestod" from Tristan und Isolde.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 12:15 pm. Queens College Orchestra (with The Dvorak American Heritage Association, The Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association, The Czech Center). Smetana, Ma Vlast (Tone Poems of “My Country”): Vysehrad, Historic Fortress; Vlatava, The River Moldau; Sarka, Amazon Beauty; Bohemian Groves and Meadows; Tabor, Camp of Hussite Warriors; Blanik, Mountain Retreat of Hussite Warriors.

Thursday, April 30, 2009, 4:00 pm. Hyongmi Kim, voice (all songs arranged by Hyongmi Kim)(with Julian Chan, saxophone; Sungeun Kim, guitar; Junik Hwang, piano; Hyunboo Kim, bass and Sungmin Cho, drums). Maceo Pinkard, William Tracy and Doris Tauber, Them There Eyes. Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers, Falling In Love With Love. Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh, The Best Is Yet to Come. V. Young, W. King and E. Van Alstyne, Haven Gillespie, Beautiful Love. Bill Evans, Very Early. Janet De Almeida, Harold Barbosa, Pra Que Discutir Com Madame. Hyongmi Kim, Missing You. Stevie Wonder and Calvin Hardaway, Have a Talk With God.

April 30, 2009, 12:15 pm. Andrew Pau, piano. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-Flat Major, Op. 26: Andante con Variazioni, Scherzo: Allegro molto, Marcia funebre sulla morte d’un Eroe, Allegro. John Adams (b. 1947), China Gates. Béla Bartók (1881-1945), Three Hungarian Folksongs from Csík (1907). Bartók, Allegro Barbaro (1911). Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924), Two Nocturnes: No. 6 in D-Flat Major, Op.63 and No. 11 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 104/1. Franz Liszt (1811-1886), Les Jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este (The Fountains at the Villa d’Este, 1877).

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