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Music Monday 05/03/2021 & Alejandro Ortega Senior Recital
Senior Recital: Luis Garcia, guitar
Program: Solo Adelita Lágrima Misty Duets Blue Bossa How Insensitive Sunny Au Privave Full Band Eternal Triangle There Is No Greater Love Strasbourg/ St. Denis Blue In Green Echoes
Senior Recital: Kaitlin Hershey, flute
Program: Fantasia No. 2, Telemann (1681-1767) Madrigal Sonata, Martinu (1890-1959) I. Poco Allegro II. Moderato Nicolás Gómez Amín, violin Olivia Lionetti, piano Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise, Doppler (1821-1883) Atsuko Hanson, piano - INTERMISSION - Deep Blue, Clarke (1964) Sonata for Flute and Piano op. 94, Prokofiev (1891-1953) I. Andantino II. Allegretto Scherzando III. Andante IV. Allegro con brio Atsuko Hanson, piano
Junior Recital: Nicolás Gómez Amín, Violin Favorites
Program: Sonata I BWV 1001 in G minor for Solo Violin - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) I Adagio II Fuga -Sonata for Piano and Violin In A major - César Franck (1822 - 1890) I Allegretto ben moderato II Allegro III Recitativo-Fantasia (Ben moderato - Molto lento) IV Allegretto poco mosso Jean Pierre Kiklikian, Piano -Tzigane, Rapsodie de Concert for violin and piano - Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937) Jean Pierre Kiklikian, Piano
Senior Recital: Emeli Sosa
Senior Recital: Emeli Sosa - Celebrating Musicians of Color with works composed and arranged by Abbey Lincoln, Cécile Mclorin Salvant, Erykah Badu, and more! There is a 15-minute intermission during the concert.
Music Monday: 04/26/2021 Chamber Ensemble & Piano Palooza
Program: "Dance," Eric Ewazen (1954-) Jacob Medina, flute Kerry Ross, French horn Rachael Heater, piano "Petite Piéce," Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Richard Moumblow, clarinet Olivia Vallejo, piano Sonatina for Left Hand, Neal Kirkwood (1956-) II. Haydns Mirror Pianist Olivia Lionetti "My Mans Gone Now," George Gershwin (1898-1937) "Dream Dancing," Cole Porter (1891-1964) Pianist Keith Rippey "Valse Triste," op. 35, No.7, Reinhold Glire (1875-1956) Pianists Jean Pierre Kiklikian Maria Asteriadou "Melody from Orpheus," Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787) Transcribed for Two Pianos by Abram Chasins Pianists Lauren Drager Nora Capella "Tango for Two Pianos," Neal Kirkwood (1956-) Pianists Olivia Lionetti Maria Asteriadou "Waltz for Six Hands," Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943) Pianists Cristina Shecktor Colin Shecktor Maria Asteriadou "Romance for Six Hands," Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943) Pianists Rachael Heater Sebastian Arizpe Maria Asteriadou String Quartet No.13 in A Minor, D804, "Rosamunde," Franz Schubert (1797-1828) I. Allegro ma non troppo Jennifer Rubio, violin Alexis Hartman, violin Rashawn Pressley, viola Madison Dicely, cello
Kutztown University Vocal Ensemble
Bó na Leathadhairce Traditional Irish, arr. Desmond Earley Christian Pence, Tenor Solo Sam Wetzel, Bodhrán
Kutztown University Vocal Ensemble
Shen Khar Venakhi, Medieval Hymn Republic of Georgia Elena Altmiller, Samuel Brown, Mackenzie Buchter, Emma Clark, Kaylee Clauser, Brendan Davis, Elise Farrar, Carly Haas, Joshua Martinez, Rachael Mills, Emily Owens, Christian Pence (Tenor Soloist), Kayla Ramsey, Rebekah Remp, Christopher Rimanic, Holly Sagrestano, Miya Smith , William Wyckoff
Kutztown University Choir & & Kutztown University Orchestra
Program: Loch Lomond Traditional Scottish, arr. D.M. Gardner Psalm 42 (MWV A 15) “Wie Der Hirsch schreiet” Felix Mendelssohn Chorus ed. Scott MacPherson (1809-1847) Nicolàs Gómez-Amín, conductor - Intermission - (The choral pieces listed below will be streamed while the stage is reset) Seal Lullaby Eric Whitacre (b.1970) Gropen Traditional Norwegian, arr. Gjermund Larsen (b. 1981) Nicolàs Gómez-Amín, vioin Sicut Cervus Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525-1594) 'Unclouded Day' from arr. Shawn Kirschner (b. 1970) Heavenly Home: Three American Songs Serenade for String Orchestra, Op. 20 Edward Elgar (1857-1934) Allegro piacevole Three Dances for Two Flute and String Orchestra Gary Shocker (b. 1959) Kaitlin Hershey, flute Jacob Medina, flute Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Senior Recital: Eric Rodriquez, Violin
Program: Sonata No. 2, Op. 1 in G minor - G. F. Handel (1685-1759) Andante Allegro Adagio Allegretto Countdown from Fantasy Etudes - Gwyneth Walker (B. 1947) - Brief Intermission - Sonatina in G Major Op. 100 - Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904) Allegro risoluto Larghetto Scherzo-Molto vivace Finale-Allegro
KU Wind Ensemble
KU Wind Ensemble Concert in Schaeffer Auditorium
Guitar Recital & Concert
End of the year recital for the Guitar department and students.
Faculty Recital: Dr. Daniel Immel, "Resurrection"
PROGRAM Sonata Op. 20, no. 3 in F minor Johann Nepomuk Hummel I. Allegro moderato (1778-1837) II. Adagio maestoso III. Finale: Presto Six Transcriptions of Songs by Charles Trenet Alexis Weissenberg I. Coin de rue (1929-2012) II. Vous oubliez votre cheval III. En avril à Paris IV. Boum! V. Vous qui passez sans me voir VI. Ménilmontant INTERMISSION Sonata in B minor, S. 178 Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Daniel Immel is Professor of Music at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.
A musical exposition of KU Commercial Music Groups! Featuring: Scott Lee Combo, Jazz I, Samba Band, Steel Band, Composers' Ensemble, After Hours Vocals Jazz, Rock I, II, & III.
Music Monday: Chamber Players & Chamber Ensemble
Program: Works by Mozart, Martinu, and featured composer, Ava Bloomfield.
Senior Recital: Jacob Medina, flute
Program: Sunday Morning- Ian Clarke (b. 1964) Fantasia no. 3 in B minor – Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) Sonata for Flute and Piano – Lowell Liebermann (b. 1961) I. Lento II. Presto energico *w/ Atsuko Hanson* ~Intermission~ First Sonata- Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959) I. Allegro moderato II. Adagio III. Allegro poco moderato *w/ Atsuko Hanson* Sonata Latino- Mike Mower (b.1958) I. Salsa Montunate II. Bossa Merengova *w/ Olivia Lionetti, Sam Wetzel, Mikey Mester, Bennett Rose, and Alexander Felix*
Senior Recital: Chris Rimanic
Chris Rimanic, French Horn, Senior Recital Atsuko Hanson, Piano Program: Bagatelle - Hermann Neuling (1897-1967) Reveries - Alexander Glazunov, Op 24 (1865-1936) Auf dem Strom - Franz Schubert. D. 943 (1797-1828) Erica Baab, Trombone - Intermission - Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major - Richard Strauss, Op. 11 (1864-1949)
Chamber Ensemble Concert
Program Eight Pieces op.83 for Clarinet, Viola and Piano Max Bruch II. Allegro con moto (1838-1920) Caitlin Carone, clarinet Ashley Follett, viola Sebastian Arizpe, piano “Shepherd on the Rock”, D. 965 Franz Schubert (1797-1820) Maureen Maceluch, soprano Sarah Soriano, clarinet Jean Pierre Kiklikian, piano “Café 1930” Astor Piazzolla (1933-1990) Nevada Walker, euphonium William Romero, piano Terzetto in C, Op. 74 Antonín Dvorák II. Larghetto (1841-1904) III. Scherzo. Vivace Esther Brink, violin Liam McGee, violin Ashley Follett, viola Piano Quintet in E-Flat Major, Op.44 Robert Schumann I. Allegro brillante (1810-1856) Nicolás Gómez Amín, violin Douglas Wei, violin Rashawn Pressley, viola Laura Keim, cello Olivia Lionetti, piano
Music Monday: 04/12/2021
Program: “What’s going on” Marvin Gaye KU Students Spencer Giambalvo, guitar Luis ?, guitar Tim ?, guitar “House of the Rising Sun” The Animals KU Students Christian Flaim, guitar Spencer Giambalvo, guitar Scaramouche for Alto Saxophone Darius Milhaud II. Modere III. Brazileira KU Student Matthieu Maier, alto saxophone Assisted by Atsuko Egawa, piano Five Pieces from Pavans, Galliards, Almaines Anthony Holborne and other Short Airs Ed. Robert King “Penny Lane” Paul McCartney/ John Lennon Arr. Gerry Brazell KU Students The Angry Chicken Brass Dionna Jackson, trumpet Nolan Whitfield, trumpet Sam Kang, French horn Patrick Sweet, trombone Cole Hawk, tuba ‘Bo na Leathaidhairce” Traditional Irish Arr. Desmond Earley “Shen Khar Vebakhi” Traditional Georgian “My Blue Heaven” Arr. Elena Altmiller KU Vocal Ensemble Elena Altmiller, Samuel Brown, Mackenzie Buchter, Emma Clark, Kaylee Clauser, Brendan Davis, Elise Farrar, Carly Haas, Joshua Martinez, Rachael Mills, Emily Owens, Rebekah Remp, Christopher Rimanic, Holly Sagrestano, Miya Smith, William Wyckoff Christian Pence (Tenor Soloist)
Senior Recital: Fiona O'Toole
Program: Es lebt' eine Vilja Franz Lehàr (1870-1948) Auf Dem Wasser zu Singen Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Romanze aus Rosamunde Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Widmung Robert Schumann (1810-1856) L’heure Exquise Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947) Psyche Émile Paladilhe (1844-1946) Elegie Jules Massenet (1842-1912) Kaitlin Hershey, Flute Romanze Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Rebecca Deller, Clarinet Rachael Heater, Piano Green Finch and Linnet Bird Stephen Sondheim (b. 1930) The Beauty Is Adam Guettel (b. 1964) Pie Jesu John Rutter (b. 1945) Rachael Heater, Soprano Jessica Schafer, Soprano — Intermission — one foot in the grave Andie Luis Garcia, Guitar Michael Schefflin, Bass Bennett Rose, Drums Better Than Lake Street Dive Christina Baker, Trumpet Michael Schefflin, Bass Bennett Rose, Drums My Heart With You The Rescues Jessica Schafer, Soprano Bennett Rose, Tenor Liam Beaber, Bass The Box Sammy Rae Bennett Rose, Piano Sam Wetzel, Cajon Rescue Alysha Brilla Luis Garcia, Guitar Michael Schefflin, Bass Bennett Rose, Drums
Kutztown University NAfME Benefit Concert
Program: Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo……………………………………….Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) I. II. III. Julianna Pierdomenico, B-Flat Clarinet Pastiche for Clarinet Choir………………………………………………….…….. Robin Seletsky I. Song III. Mediterranean Dances KU Clarinet Choir Vacation…………………………………………………………………………..…..... Josh Moon I. Carousel II. Promenade III. Tides Sanna Wooten, Soprano Saxophone Sam Marencik, Alto Saxophone Ben Miller, Tenor Saxophone Colin McCaulley, Baritone Saxophone Frippery No. 2…………………………………………………………….. Lowell Shaw (b. 1930) Sean Hatton, Horn Samuel Kang, Horn Chris Rimanic, Horn Kerry Ross, Horn Drought………………………………………………………………... Peyton Williams (b. 1998) Peyton Williams- B-Flat Clarinet Achieved is the Glorious Work from “The Creation”..................Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) Arr. Donald G. Miller KU Trombone Choir Dr. Daniel Neuenschwander, Conductor Erica Baab, Trombone Brendan Noska, Trombone Natalie Jones, Trombone Chris Rimanic, Trombone Patrick Sweet, Bass Trombone Celtic Suite for Saxophone Quartet……………………………………... Gavin Whitlock (b. 1977) I. Midnight in Kinsale II. Celildh Joey Dupp, Soprano Saxophone Matthieu Maier, Alto Saxophone Nick Miller, Tenor Saxophone Gene Boone, Baritone Saxophone Penny Lane ………………………………. Paul McCartney (b. 1942)/ John Lennon (1940-1980) Arr. Gerry Brazil Angry Chicken Brass Quintet Nolan Whitfield, Trumpet Dionna Jackson, Trumpet Samuel Kang, Horn Patrick Sweet, Trombone Cole Hawk, Tuba Three Preludes ………...……………………………………….…George Gershwin (1898- 1937) Arr. Matthew Weger II. Andante Con Moto E Poco Rubato, C-Sharp Minor III. Allegro Ben Rimato E Deciso, E-Flat Minor Sarah Koviack, Flute/ Piccolo Matthew Weger, B-Flat Clarinet Athena Garrison, Alto Clarinet Eric Martinez, Bass Clarinet Matthieu Maier, Alto Saxophone Sam Marencik, Alto Saxophone
Music Monday: 04/05/2021
Program: Sonata in G Minor, BWV1001, for Solo Violin Johann Sebastian Bach I. Adagio II. Fuga: Allegro KU Student Nicolás Gomez Amin, violin “Pavane pour une infante défunte” Maurice Ravel - Assez deux, mais d’une sonorité large KU Student Sebastian Arizpe, piano “Romanze” from Die Verschworenen, D 787 Franz Schubert KU Students Fiona O’Toole, soprano Rebecca Deller, clarinet KU Alumna Rachael Heater, piano Nocturne for Clarinet, Horn and Piano, op.75 Friedrich Wilhelm Voigt - Andante KU Students Richard Moumblow, clarinet Kerry Ross, french horn KU Alumna Rachael Heater, piano
Kutztown University Percussion Ensemble Concert
Kutztown University Steel Band & Samba Dr. Frank Kumor, Director Dr. Andy Thierauf, Asst. Director Program: Iko Iko - Rosa Hawkins, James Crawford, and Barbra Hawkins Three Little Birds - Bob Marley JS 5 - Job Sis Matilda - Harry Belafonte Samba - Traditional Sunset - Len "Boogsie" Sharpe Steelband Paradise - Ray Holman Personnel: Alexander Felix Chase Pendleton Bennett Rose Courtney Smith Dominick Cavallucci Douglass McCaskey Kira Bartlett Mike Mester Sam Wetzel Zoe Peller Tarrah Bilto Holly Fegley Vladimir Holoviak Tyler Fedorenko Zachary Truax Nicholas Mazzoni William Romero Alex Overholtzer
Music Monday: 03/29/2021
The first half of the program is celebrating World Piano Day 2021! Program: Oiseaux Tristes from "Miroirs", Maurice Ravel Eight Dances for The Greek Islands, Yannis Constantinidis V. Con moto KU Faculty Maria Asteriadou, piano I Loves You Porgy, George Gershwin/DuBose Heyward/Ira Gershwin Blue and Sentimental, Count Baise/Jerry Livingston/Mack David KU Student Keith Rippey, piano Three Easy Pieces for Hard Times, Neal Kirkwood I. Fortitude II. Frustration III. Compassion KU Student Olivia Lionetti, piano Blue Monk, Thelonious Monk KU Student Sebastian Arzipe, piano Vier Klavierstucke, op.119, Johannes Brahms 1. Intermezzo (Adagio) KU Student Jean Pierre Kiklikian, piano Three Solos for Vibraphone, Jan Freicher I. Soaring in the Sky KU Student Alexander Felix, vibraphone St. Louis Blues, W.C. Handy Arr. By Bill Holcombe Triumphal March from "Aida," Giuseppe Verdi Arr. By Bill Holcombe The Angry Chicken Brass KU Students: Nolan Whitfield, trumpet 1 Dionna Jackson, trumpet 2 Sam Kang, french horn Patrick Sweet, trombone Cole Hawk, tuba
Senior Recital: Sam Wetzel, GO 🅱️RRRRRRR
Program: Schwantner - Velocities Glennie - A Little Prayer Carter - March Sharrock - Red Clay Roads INTERMISSION Homes - Insomnia Goodenberger - Come away Trevino - Strive to be Happy Guest artists - Nicolas Gome Amin, Violin Dr. Andy Thierauf, Percussion Rachel Heater, Soprano Aristides Sepulveda III, Vocals
Music Monday: 03/22/2021
Program: Romance, op.89 Marco Enrico Bossi (1861-1925) KU Faculty Marie-Aline Cadieux, cello Maria Asteriadou, piano Trio Op.28, in D Minor Joseph Holbrook II. Adagio non troppo (1878-1958) KU Faculty Peter Isaacson, violin Shari Gleason Mayrhofer, French horn Maria Asteriadou, piano Quartet No.4 in E Minor Jean Xavier Lefèvre I. Allegro moderato (1763-1829) KU Faculty Aileen Razey, clarinet Peter Isaacson, violin Michael Gamon, viola Marie-Aline Cadieux, cello The above works are presented as part of the Silvertrust concert series Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano César Franck IV. Allegretto poco mosso (1822-1890) KU Students Nicolás Gómez Amín, violin Jean Pierre Kiklikian, piano
Music Monday: 03/15/2021
Program: “Oblivion” Astor Piazzolla KU Students Cristina Shecktor, violin Richard Moumblow, clarinet Olivia Vallejo, piano “Strive to be Happy” Ivan Trevino KU Student Sam Wetzel, marimba Prelude op. 28, No.15 “The Raindrop” Frederic Chopin Arr. By Douglas McCaskey KU Student Douglas McCaskey, marimba Adios Nonino Astor Piazzolla Milonga del Angel Revirado KU Faculty Kurt Nikkanen, violin Maria Asteriadou, piano
KU Concert Band
Program: Felix Mendelssohn - Overture for Band, Opus 24 Percy Grainger - Harvest Hymn Barry Kopetz - American Sketches I. Shanty Boys and Rich Old Farmers II. Teedle Dinktum Dinktum Day! III. The Pinery Boy IV. The Jam on Gerry’s Rock Cater Pann - Hold this Boy and Listen Michael Markowski - Shine Giuseppe Verdi - La Traviata John Phillip Sousa - Cotton King
Music Monday: 03/01/2021
Program: Piano Sonata in F minor, Op. 20 Johann Nepomuk Hummel II. Adagio maestoso III. Finale: Presto KU Faculty Daniel Immel, piano What Makes Nightfall Come Neal Kirkwood KU Student Olivia Lionetti, pianist/singer Cathedral Van Halen Walk, Don’t Run The Ventures KU Student Christian Flaim, guitar Black Nile for piano solo Wayne Shorter KU Student Paul Gahr, piano Three Pieces from the New York Brass Quintet Series Ludwig Mauler Ed. by Robert Nagle Sonata from “Die Bankelsangerlieder” Anonymous Arr. by Robert W. King Angry Chicken Brass KU Students Dionna Jackson, trumpet 1 Nolan Whitfield, trumpet 2 Samuel Kang, french horn Patrick Sweet, trombone Cole Hawk,tuba
Music Monday: 02/22/2021
Program: Sonata No. 3 in G Minor Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges I. Allegro II. Rondeau gracioso Peter Isaacson, violin Maria Asteriadou, piano Velocities Joseph Schwantner Samuel Wetzel, marimba In an Old House in Paris (2020) Elaine Fine Guest artist: Carol Shansky, flute Michelle Kiec, clarinet Duo for Violin and Viola in G Major, K 423 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart I. Allegro Kurt Nikkanen, violin Peter Isaacson, viola Hunter’s Moon Gilbert Vinter Shari Gleason-Mayhofer, french horn Daniel Immel, piano Deep River Paraphrase Traditional Arr. By Mischa Elman Kurt Nikkanen, violin Maria Asteriadou, piano
Music Monday: 02/15/2021
Program: Southland Sketches Harry T. Burleigh I. Andante IV. Allegro KU Students Nicolas Gomez Amin, violin Olivia Lionetti, piano “Tango para Ilaria” Carter Brey KU Faculty Marie-Aline Cadieux, cello “Musings” Mitchell Peters KU Student Dominick Cavallucci, marimba Four Pieces for Piano Op.119 Johannes Brahms II. Intermezzo III. Rhapsodie KU Student Jean Pierre Kiklikian
Music Monday: 02/08/2021
Program: Sonata in E Minor, K. 304 for Piano and Violin Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart I. Allegro II. Tempo di Menuetto KU Faculty Kurt Nikkanen, violin Maria Asteriadou, piano Fifteen Studies for Treble Recorder Alan Davis No. 9 Andante KU Student Kayla Ramsey “Numb” Linkin Park (2003) (Modified arrangement based on Davie 504’s arrangement) KU Student Nick Herzing “Three Smiles for Tracy” Adolphus Hailstork II. Gently III. Sprightly KU Faculty Aileen Razey Three Rags for Violin and Piano Scott Joplin -Ragtime Dance Arr. Itzhak Perlman -Bethena -The Entertainer KU Faculty Kurt Nikkanen, violin Maria Asteriadou, piano
Benjamin Jones - Bassoon Senior Recital
Music Monday: 12/07/2020
Program: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565, Johann Sebastian Bach KU Alumni Geert Ruelens, organ Videographer: Alan Sylvestre Steal me, Sweet Thief from “The Old Maid and The Thief,” Gian Carlo Menotti C’est l’extase from “Ariettes oubliees,” Claude Debussy KU Alumni Mary McCormick, soprano Geert Ruelens, piano Classidanza Medley, Colin Shecktor KU Alumnus Colin Shecktor, piano The Sabre Dance, Aram Khachaturian KU Alumnus Michael Scales, piano Members of ABT’s Orchestra Daniel Haskins, percussion Tom Hutchinson, trombone Single Petal of a Rose, Duke Ellington/Alex Reyes (Played on an electric grand) KU Alumnus Alex Reyes, piano Kreisleriana op.16, Robert Schumann 1. Äußerst bewegt 2. Sehr innig und nicht zu rasch KU Alumna Georgia Lazaridou, piano Overture to Coriolan (1804), Ludwig van Beethoven KU Alumnus Tyler Readinger, conductor
Liam Beaber - Euphonium Senior Recital
Program: Concert Variations, Jan Bach A Night Devoid of Stars, Peter Meechan Five Pieces in Folk Style, Robert Schumann Devils Waltz, Steven Verhelst Carnival of Venice, Jean Baptiste Arban
Music Monday: 11/30/2020
Pre-recorded Student Performances Song: The Weeping for Bassoon Solo Artist: Music Contemporary Musica Ensemble Album: Music Contemporary Musica Ensemble, Vol.2 Licensed to YouTube by The Orchard Music (on behalf of JSC "Mezhdunarodnaya Kniga Musica")
Music Monday: 11/23/2020
Program: Duo for Flute and Piano Aaron Copland I. Flowing III. Lively, with bounce KU Student: Kaiti Hershey KU Faculty: Maria Asteriadou Dance of the Knights from “Romeo and Juliet” Sergei Prokofiev KU Student: Olivia Lionetti Piano Trio no.1 in D minor, op. 49 Felix Mendelssohn I. Molto Allegro ed agitato Nicolás Gomez Amín, violin Laura Keim, cello Jean Kiklikian, pian
Lieder Recital - Rachel Heater and Jean Kiklikian Student Recital
Program: Du bist die Ruh, Friedrich Rückert; Gretchen am Spinnrade, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Aufenthalt, Ludwig Rellstab; Erlkӧnig, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Die stille Stadt, Richard Dehmel; Laue Sommernacht, Otto Julius Bierbaum; Ich wandle unter Blumen, Heinrich Heine; Suleika, Friedrich Rückert
Program: Prelude from the Holberg Suite by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) Encore II for Solo Violin, Solo Piano and String Orchestra by Dinos Constantinides (b.1929) featuring KU faculty Maria Asteriadou, piano, and Kurt Nikkanen, violin. Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber (1910-1981) (dedicated to KU student Hannah Varn). Medvetánc (Bear Dance) & Dudások (Bagpipers) from the Dances of Transylvania by Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
Music Monday: 11/16/2020
Program: Concerto in A Minor, op.82 Alexander Glazunov I. Moderato Nicolás Gómez Amín, violin Assisted by KU Faculty, Maria Asteriadou Nel dolce dell’oblio Friedrich Handel Rachael Heater, soprano Jacob Medina, flute Sebastian Arizpe, piano Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart I. Andante II. Rondo Thomas Skoronski, piano Jennifer Rubio, violin Rashawn Pressley, viola Madison Dicely, cello Fantasy on themes from Bizet’s Carmen Michael Webster Sarah Koviack, flute Eric Martinez, clarinet Rachel Heater, piano Suggestion Diabolique Sergei Prokofiev Jean Pierre Kiklikian Herrera, piano Mosaic Nick Hubbell Kira Bartlett, vibraphone Dominick Cavallucci, marimba Erlkönig Franz Schubert Rachael Heater, soprano Jean Pierre Kiklikian Herrera, piano
Kutztown University Woodwind Ensemble and Brass Ensemble Concert
Living Large Through Playing Small Featuring works by: Schubert, Ravel, Grainger, Biebl, and Purcell
Chamber Music Recital
Program: Piano Quartet no. 1 in G minor, K. 478 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -Allegro (1756-1791) Thomas Skoronski, piano Jennifer Rubio, violin Rashawn Pressley, viola Madison Dicely, cello Five Pieces for Violin, Clarinet and Piano Dimitri Shostakovich -Prelude (1906-1975) -Gavotte -Elegy -Waltz -Polka Alexis Hartman, violin Sarah Soriano, clarinet Olivia Vallejo, piano Sonata in D Major, K.311 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arr. Brett Thompson (1756-1791) -Andante con espressione Cristina Shecktor, violin Richard Moumblow, clarinet William Romero, piano Terzetto for Two Violins and Viola, op. 74 Antonín Dvorák -Allegro ma non troppo (1841-1904) Esther Brink, violin Liam McGee, violin Ashley Follett, viola Piano Trio no.1 in D minor, op. 49 Felix Mendelssohn -Andante con moto (1809-1847) Nicolás Gomez Amín, violin Laura Keim, cello Jean Kiklikian, piano Madrigal Sonata, H.291 Bohuslav Martinu -Poco Allegro (1890-1959) Nicolás Gomez Amín, violin Kaitlin Hershey, flute Olivia Lionetti, piano
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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