Student Recital (Fall 2019)

Gabriel Bessler, piano; Melody Chang, violin; Kathleen Durkin, mezzo-soprano; Chris Ferrarin, viola; Caitlin Huang, piano; Diana Lin, cello; Matthew LeMay, piano; Kyle Miller, piano; David Mindlin, baritone; Max Tepermeister, violin; Anya Wallace, cello; Alvin Zheng, piano; Iris Zhou, violin

accompanied by
John Gilmour, piano
Kyungmi Kim, piano

Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 7 p.m.
Drinkward Recital Hall


from Die Zauberflöte
   “Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(1756 – 1791)

David Mindlin (HMC), baritone
Kyungmi Kim, piano

Trio in D minor, Op. 49
   II. Andante con moto tranquillo
Felix Mendelssohn
(1809 – 1847)

Melody Chang (SCR), violin
Diana Lin (HMC), cello
Caitlin Huang (HMC), piano

Fantaisie – Impromptu, Op. 66
Frédéric Chopin
(1810 – 1849)

Kyle Miller (HMC), piano

Concert Étude No. 3, Un Sospiro
Franz Liszt
(1811 – 1886)

Gabriel Bessler (HMC), piano

Intermezzo in C# minor, Op. 117, No. 3
Johannes Brahms
(1833 – 1897)

Matthew LeMay (HMC), piano

Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118, No. 2

Alvin Zheng (HMC), piano

from First Date
   “In love with you”
Alan Zachary
(b. 1974)
Michael Weiner
(b. 1975)

Kathleen Durkin (HMC), mezzo-soprano
John Gilmour, piano

Quartet Op. 59, No. 1
   I. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven
(1770 – 1827)

Iris Zhou (HMC), violin
Max Tepermeister (HMC), violin
Chris Ferrarin (HMC), viola
Anya Wallace (HMC), cello


Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja

The bird-catcher, that's me,
always cheerful, hip hooray!
As a bird-catcher I'm known
to young and old throughout the land.
I know how to set about luring
and how to be good at piping.
That's why I can be merry and cheerful,
for all the birds are surely mine.

The bird-catcher, that's me,
always cheerful, hip hooray!
As a bird-catcher I'm known
to young and old throughout the land.
I'd like a net for girls,
I'd catch them for myself by the dozen!
Then I'd lock them up with me,
and all the girls would be mine.

If all the girls were mine,
I'd barter plenty of sugar:
the one I liked best,
I'd give her the sugar at once.
And if then she kissed me tenderly,
she would be my wife and I her husband.
She'd fall asleep at my side,
and I'd rock her like a child.

“In love with you”

I never knew what love was like, until I saw your face
Then suddenly, I felt a love that time cannot erase.
Your eyes so sweet and piercing,
Your manner kind yet strong.

The kind of girl I could love forever
We'd spend the rest of our lives together
And in my life I don't think I've ever...

Been so freaking wrong!

You're a witch with no heart
You're a liar, you are Satan, and I
Hate the way you snore at night.

All your quirks piss me off and I
Don't think I'm misstating your
Compulsive need to always be right.

You're bossy and judgmental, kind of tactless, boring, too
And I really can't believe I ever fell in love with you.

I know that all seemed kind of harsh,
But things weren't always bad.

In fact, I think sometimes we shared
Were the best that I've ever had.
Like our road trip that one summer
Or those steamy nights in Spain…

You always melted when I would praise you
My stupid jokes they would never phase you
But that don't mean shit next to all the ways you
Drove me so insane.

You're a freakin’ tease, girl you never stop your talking
And at times you got a double-chin.
You may say it's “good fun”, but your racist rants are shocking
And your lips don't need more collagen.

All you care about is how much
Someone makes and what they do,
Not a soul in their right mind
Would ever fall in love with you.

You always criticized the clothes that I would wear
And found a way of pointing out my thinning hair -- really nice!
You turned me vegan which I totally despise,
And I'm pretty sure you laughed that
Time I said "Let's compromise!"

If you were shot or beaten,
Run over by a truck,
I guess I would be sad, but then again
It wouldn't suck…

It wouldn't suck!

So goodbye, hit the road, as a girlfriend you are fired
Find some other chick that you can fleece.
Years from now when you're old and you’ve finally expired, girl
I hope that you don't rest in peace.

Never met someone so selfish,
Half the time I hated you,
After all that I've endured now
You can safely rest assured now

That your ex is up-and-cured now.
Yes, I'm so done being in love
With you...

Whoah, we're through
Yeah, yeah, whoah

We're so done, Allison, honeybun, it's like over
It was on, now it's gone, and I've regained my composure.
So God bless, you're a mess
And that’s what you call "closure"

So done being in love with you.

HMC is deeply grateful for the generous support that created The Ken Stevens ’61 Founding Class Concert Series.

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