Upcoming Aaron Copland School of Music Events Showcase Faculty Talents

— Professor Emeritus Joel Mandelbaum to conduct excerpts from his opera, The Dybbuk on October 24 and 26; faculty to present concert in celebration of Queens College’s 80th anniversary on November 11 —

Queens, NY, October 18, 2017—Faculty from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College will be featured in not-to-be missed performances this month and next.

Professor Emeritus Joel Mandelbaum will conduct singers and a full orchestra in excerpts from his opera, The Dybbuk, on Tuesday, October 24, at 7:30 pm in LeFrak Concert Hall. Based on the enduring play of the same name by writer and folklorist Sholom Ansky, Dybbuk tells the story of a couple whose love persists after one partner’s death. Mandelbaum will lead a second performance with the same cast and ensemble on Thursday, October 26, at 8 pm at Merkin Hall in Manhattan.

On Saturday, November 11, at 8 pm, an all-star lineup of Copland School faculty—William Anderson, Cathy Callis, Paul Cohen, Younju Namkoong, Sidney Outlaw, Morey Ritt, Marcy Rosen, and H. Roz Woll—will join a group of outstanding guest performers including sopranos Tony Arnold and Jin-Xiang “JX” Yu; flutist Tara Helen O’Connor; pianist Roy Jennings; and harpist June Han on stage at LeFrak Concert Hall in the Music Building as part of the ongoing celebrations of the 80th anniversary of Queens College. The program will include works by faculty members Sunny Knable, Joel Mandelbaum, Jeff Nichols, and Edward Smaldone, as well as works by Johannes Brahms, Claude Debussy, and other composers.

About Queens College
Queens College graduates the most teachers, counselors, and principals in the metropolitan area. It also contributes to the city’s talent pool as a powerful economic engine and a leader in tech education, with more undergraduate computer science majors than any New York City college. Students from across the country and around the world come to the Aaron Copland School of Music. Its renowned faculty and alumni include nationally recognized composers, conductors and performers who have received nearly 40 Grammy Awards and nominations over the past 40 years.

The college enjoys a national reputation for its liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional programs. With its graduate and undergraduate degrees, honors programs, and research and internship opportunities, Queens College helps its nearly 19,000 students realize their potential in countless ways, assisted by an accessible, award-winning faculty. Located on a beautiful, 80-acre campus in Flushing, the college is cited each year in the Princeton Review
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Maria Matteo
Office of Communications
Assistant Director, News Services