Music Mondays

Kutztown University's Music Department embraces social media to showcase the work of our students and faculty during the Covid-19 pandemic. Here you can see all of the shared videos. Follow #MusicMonday for updates.

Music Monday: 11/09/2020

Program Sonata No. 1 in G Minor for Violin Johann Sebastian Bach I. Adagio KU Student Nicolás Gómez Amín, violin Suite No.1 in G Major for Cello Johann Sebastian Bach II. Allemande KU Student Madison Dicely, cello Eight Pieces for Solo Flute Lowell Liebermann I. Ophelia Eight Pieces for Solo Flute Paul Hindemith I. Gemachlich, leicht bewegt Eight Pieces for Solo Flute Paul Hindemith II. Scherzando Eight Pieces for Solo Flute Lowell Liebermann V. Hongroise KU Student Kayla Ramsey, flute Erste Begegnung from “Spanisches Liederspiel” Robert Schumann KU Student Rachael Heater, soprano KU Faculty Hannah Carr, soprano Maria Asteriadou, piano Suscepit Israel from “Magnificat” Johann Sebastian Bach KU Students Maureen Maceluch, soprano Rachael Heater, soprano KU Faculty Hannah Carr, soprano “Your Daddy’s Son” from Ragtime Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty KU Students Michaela Miles, soprano Emeli Sosa, soprano Where’er You Walk from Semele George Frideric Handel KU Student Nolan Whitfield, baritone No One is Alone from “Into the Woods” Stephen Sondheim KU Student Elena Altmiller, soprano Green Dog Herbert Kingsley KU Student Emma Clark, mezzo All singers assisted by Shari Gleason-Mayrhofer, piano Cello Sonata No.1 in E Minor, op.38 Johannes Brahms I. Allegro non troppo KU Student Ethan Gallagher, cello Assisted by Atsuko Egawa, piano Dark Full Ride (excerpt) Julia Wolfe For percussion quartet KU Students Percussionists Sam Wetzel, Bennett Rose, Michael Mester, Noah Adam

Student Senior Recital: Rachel Heater, Voice

Program: Ah! Je veux vivre, from Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod (1818-1893). Après un rêve by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924). Fleur desséchée by Pauline Viardot (1821-1910). Weep You No More, Sad Fountains & Love’s Philosophy by Roger Quilter (1877-1953). Come Away by Mark Goodenberger (1959-), featuring KU Student: Sam Wetzel, Vibraphone. Du bist die Ruh by Franz Schubert (1797-1828). Gretchen am Spinnrade by Franz Schubert (1797-1828). Du bist wie eine Blume by Robert Schumann (1810-1856). Widmung by Robert Schumann (1810-1856). Intorno all’idol mio, from Orontea by Antonio Cesti (1623-1669). Batti, batti o bel Masetto, from Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Vedrai, carino, from Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Student Senior Recital: Thomas Skoronski, Piano

Program: Toccata in E-minor, BWV 914, Johann Sebastian Bach. Piano Sonata in C major, Hob. 50 F., I. Allegro, Franz Joseph Scherzo in E major, Op. 54, Frédéric Chopin. Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478, I. Allegro, II. Andante, III. Rondo, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Music Monday: 11/02/2020

KU Guitar Studio Program: Bouree in E Minor, Johann Sebastian Bach, Don’t Know Why Nora, KU Student: Jones Tyler Wickersty. Here There and Everywhere, Paul McCartney, KU Students: Tyler Wickersty & Tim Rolls. Morning, Claire Fisher, KU Students: Spencer Giambalvo & Luis Garcia. There is No Greater Love, Marty Symes, KU Student: Luis Garcia. Salt Creek Traditional, Amazing Grace Traditional, KU Students: Spencer Giambalvo, Brandon Keenan, & Christian Flaim.

Clarinet Recital 10/28/2020

Live-streamed from the Georgian Room in Old Main.

Music Monday: 10/26/2020

Live-streamed from Schaeffer 114.

Student Recital: Laura Keim, Cello Senior Recital

Cello Concerto No.1 in C major, Hob.VIIb:1, Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40, Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (1906-1975). Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49, Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847).

KU Rock Ensembles

The concert was streamed live in-front of Schaeffer Auditorium.

Music Monday: 10/19/2020, including an original piece written by student: Dylan Langschwager

Program: Interludes Gordon Jacob, I. Pastorale, II. Scherzetto, KU Student: Sydney Weiland, oboe, KU Faculty: Kim Webster, piano. Sonata in C Major, Hob.50, Franz Joseph Haydn, I. Allegro, KU Student: Thomas Skoronski, piano. Madrigal Sonata for Flute, Violin and Piano, Bohuslav Martinu, I. Poco Allegro, KU Students: Kaiti Hershey, flute, Nicolas Gomez Amin, violin, Olivia Lionetti, piano. My Mammatus*, Dylan Langschwager, KU Students: Joey Dupp, alto saxophone, Kevin Almanza, guitar, Dylan Langschwager, bass, Michael Mester, drums, *An original piece written by our bassist, Dylan Langschwager as a dedication to his sister for whom he hasn't seen in five years due to the complications of life. It was inspired by a piece that she had written for piano trio appropriately named "Mammatus" which was about her fascination with mammatus clouds. Because the siblings have lost touch since their departure, the piece is meant to sound emotional, forlorn and longing.

Music Monday: 10/12/2020

Program: Toccata in E Minor, BWV914, Johann Sebastian Bach KU Student: Thomas Skoronski, piano Traumerei, op.15, No.7 from “Kinderszenen,” Robert Schumann KU Student: Sebastian Arizpe Vilana, piano A Golden Day/Dreams (Words by Paul Laurence Dunbar) KU Student Olivia Lionetti Scherzo op. 39, No.3 in C-sharp Minor, Frederic Chopin KU Student: Jean Pierre Kiklikian, piano

Music Monday: 10/05/2020

Some Enchanted Evening, A Musical Journey from North to South America with Latin Jazz and Popular Melodies

Program KU Students: Olivia Lionetti, piano & Nicolás Gómez Amín, violin Autumn Leaves - Music by Joseph Kosma, English Lyric by Johnny Mercer. In My Life - Words and Music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. I Get Along Without You Very Well - Words and Music by Hoagy Carmichael, Jane Brown Thompson. Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes. Love of my Life - QUEEN. Creep - Radiohead. What'll I do. Youkali - Kurt Weill. Summertime -Gershwin- Heifetz. Some Enchanted Evening - Hammerstein and Rodgers - music from South Pacific. Girl From Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim. Chiquilin de Bachin - Astor Piazzolla, Horacio Ferrer. Somethin' Stupid - Frank & Nancy Sinatra.

Music Monday Featuring Faculty and Students 09/28/2020

Program Chansons de laNature pour la Clarinette, Jenni Brandon I. Les Oiseaux (The Birds) III. Le Papillon (The Butterfly) KU Faculty: Aileen Razey, clarinet Sonata in F Major, op.24 for Violin and Piano “Spring,” Ludwig van Beethoven I. Allegro KU faculty: Kurt Nikkanen, violin & Maria Asteriadou, piano Variations on Japanese Children’s Songs, Keiko Abe KU student: Douglas McCaskey, marimba Sonata in E-Flat Major BWV1031 for Flute and Piano, Johann Sebastian Bach KU students: Kaiti Hershey, flute & Jean Pierre Kiklikian, piano Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 20, Johann Nepomuk Hummel I. Allegro moderato KU faculty: Daniel Immel, piano

Route 66 by Bobby Troup, arranged by Dick Averre, and performed by Afterhours

Sunset Classics is one of the first Music Monday Events streamed live on the KU campus in front of Schaeffer Auditorium. It was the first of many evenings featuring the talent of our students and faculty! Program: F. Mendelssohn - String Symphony No.3 (first movement): Violin I: Nicolás Gómez Amín (concertmaster), Alexis Hartman, Esther Brink, Violin II: Jennifer Rubio (principal), Brandon Perez, Viola: Rashawn Pressley (principal), Abdiel Cruz, Peter Isaacson, Cello: Madison Dicely W.A. Mozart - Flute Quartet in D major (first movement): Flute: Kaitlin Hershey, Violin: Nicolás Gómez Amín, Viola: Rashawn Pressley, Cello: Ethan Gallagher W.A. Mozart - Ach, Ich fühl’s, from Die Zauberflöte: Soprano: Maureen Maceluch, Violin: Nicolás Gómez Amín, Piano: Thomas Skoronski, J. Massenet – Meditation, from Thaïs, Violin: Nicolás Gómez Amín, Piano: Jean Pierre Kiklikian L.V. Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D major (second and third movements): Soloist: Kurt Nikkanen, Violin I: Nicolás Gómez Amín, Violin II: Jennifer Rubio, Viola: Rashawn Pressley, Peter Isaacson, Cello: Ethan Gallagher

Route 66 by Bobby Troup, arranged by Dick Averre, and performed by Afterhours

Afterhours singers: Alex Reyes, Emily Bedouin, Lindsey Fitting, Christina Shecktor, Elena Altmiller, Emma Clark, Mikala Hardie, Sam Brown, Mo Maceluch, and Belen Jurado. Directed by Professor Neal Kirkwood.

We Take Long Trips, Ruminations composition by Professor Neal Kirkwood, set to poems of Rumi

Afterhours singers: Alex Reyes, Emily Bedouin, Lindsey Fitting, Christina Shecktor, Elena Altmiller, Emma Clark, Mikala Hardie, Sam Brown, Madison Martin, Mo Maceluch, and Belen Jurado.

Neal Kirkwood: What Makes Nightfall Come

Olivia Lionetti, pianist, sophomore in BA Commercial Music, plays and sings an original song by KU Professor, Neal Kirkwood

Witold Lutoslawski: Variations on a Theme by Paganini for Two Pianos and Percussion

Four Kutztown University music students connect to play together selections from Lutoslawski's Variations on a Theme by Paganini during the Covid-19 quarantine. Featuring: Jean Pierre Kiklikian; pianist, BA in Music Performance, freshman (originally from Venezuela). Recording from the concert grand piano in Schaeffer Building. Olivia Lionetti; pianist, BA in Commercial Music, sophomore. Recording on an electric keyboard from her house in NJ. Lola Pardee; percussionist, BA in Music Performance, freshman. Recording from her home in PA. Alexander Felix; percussionist, BS Music Education, freshman. Recording from his house in Florida.

Attilio Ariosti: “La Rosa” - Professors María Asteriadou, pianist, and Kurt Nikkanen, violinist with KU students Rachael Heater, soprano, and Esther Brink, violin.

Two Kutztown University Music students and 2 professors connect to play together during Covid-19 isolation. Featuring: KU faculty, pianist María Asteriadou, and violinist Kurt Nikkanen recorded from their home in New York City. KU students, Rachael Heater, soprano, a senior in BA Music Performance and Esther Brink, violin, a sophomore in BS Music Education recorded from their homes in PA.

Mendelssohn Trio: Jean Pierre Kiklikian, piano, Nicolas Gomez Amin, violin, Laura Keim, cello

Three Kutztown University Music students connect to play together during Covid-19 isolation. Featuring: Jean Pierre Kiklikian: Pianist: BA Music Performance, freshman (originally from Venezuela). Recording from the concert grand piano in Schaeffer Building. Nicolas Gomez Amin: Violinist: BA Music Performance, Sophomore (originally from Chile). Recording from his home in Santiago, Chile. Laura Keim: Cellist: BS Music Education and BA Music Performance, junior. Recording from her home in Long Island.

Jean Pierre Kiklikian Chopin Etude Op. 25 No. 10

Jean Kiklikian, music student at Kutztown University, and recipient of the Presidential Piano Quintet Scholarship, performs Chopin Etude Op. 25 No. 10 in B minor, during the period of isolation imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Olivia Lionetti - Chopin Piano Sonata No. 2, Funeral March

Olivia Lionett a Sophomore at KU records from her home in NJ with an electronic keyboard.

Nicolás Gómez Amín - J. S. Bach: Partita No. 3 in E major. III. Gavotte en Rondeau

Nicolas Gomez Amin: Violinist: BA Music Performance, Sophomore. Recording from his home in Santiago, Chile during the period of isolation imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Olivia Lionetti: Fantasia in D Minor - Mozart (Quarantine Concert)

Pianist, Olivia Lionetti, performs a Quarantine Concert from her home in NJ during the Covid-19 Pandemic. She is a sophomore studying Commercial Music at Kutztown University.

Adrianna Howden - Alberto Ginastera: Danzas Argentinas, II. Danza de la mosa donoz

Pianist and Oboist: BA Music Performance, senior. Recording from her home in Pennsylvania.

Athanasios Radamanidis playing Mozart: 10 Variations on "Unser dummer Pöbel meint"

Kutztown University Student Athanasios Radamanidis playing Mozart: 10 Variations on "Unser dummer Pöbel meint", K.455

Adrianna Howden - Chopin Etude in A flat major, Op. 25 No. 1

Adrianna Howden is a Pianist and Oboist. She is currently a senior studying Music Performance from Kutztown University. Here she is recording from her home in Pennsylvania while in isolation do to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jean Kiklikian - Beethoven piano sonata Op. 110 - Mov.1

Jean Pierre Kiklikian is a freshman from Venezuela. He's pursuing a BA Music Performance from Kutztown University. Here he is recording on the concert grand piano in Schaeffer during the period of isolation imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Adrianna Howden - Bach Prelude and Fugue No. 22 in B flat minor, BWV 867

Adrianna Howden is a Pianist and Oboist. She is currently a senior studying Music Performance from Kutztown University. Here she is recording from her home in Pennsylvania while in isolation do to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Athanasios Michael Ramadanidis: J. S. Bach: Keyboard Partita No. 5 in G major, BWV 829

Kutztown University Student Athanasios Radamanidis playing J. S. Bach: Keyboard Partita No. 5 in G major, BWV 829. Ramadanidis is an exchange student from the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece. He is a senior in BM Piano Performance and came to KU for the semester to study with Dr. Asteriadou. Unfortunately, he had to go back right after Spring break, due to Covid-19, but they have continued lessons and coaching via Zoom.

Adrianna Howden - Scriabin Etude in C Sharp Minor Op. 2, No. 1

Adrianna Howden is a Pianist and Oboist. She is currently a senior getting a BA Music Performance from Kutztown University. Here she is recording from her home in Pennsylvania while in isolation do to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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