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UPCOMING EVENTS 


CHRISTINA MCGANN, VIOLIN
SAMUEL BARON PRIZEWINNER’S CONCERT

Tuesday, March 21, 8 pm 
Free admission • Staller Center | Recital Hall 

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The Samuel Baron Prize is a biennial career advancement award given in remembrance of Samuel Baron, renowned flutist and founding faculty member of Stony Brook’s Department of Music. The 2015 winner is Christina McGann, currently a violin instructor at Vanderbilt University and concertmaster of the Nashville Opera. Hsin Chiao Liao, piano. The program includes J.S. Bach's Sonata in E Major, BMV 1016, with harpsichordist Arthur Haas; Violin Duos by Bela Bartok, with Emerson Quartet Violinist Philip Setzer; and Brahms's Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, with pianist Hsin-Chiao Liao. "Partita, Perihelion for violin and interactive electronics, by Stony Brook faculty composer Margaret Schedel, will also be featured on the program.

J.S. Bach, Sonata in E major, BMV 1016 with Arthur Haas, harpsichord
B. Bartok, Violin Duos with Philip Setzer, violin
Margaret Schedel, Partita, Perihelion for violin and interactive electronics
J. Brahms, Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108


STONY BROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 
Saturday, March 25, 8 pm
Tickets: $20/$10 • Staller Center | Main Stage
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Program: Brahms, Academic Festival Overture; Bruch, Scottish Fantasy for violin and orchestra; Schumann, Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major (“Rhenish”). Featuring Brendan Shea, violin soloist, winner of the 2016 Concerto Competition. Conducted by Glen Cortese. Free pre-concert lecture with Michael Hershkowitz at 7 pm in the Recital Hall. 


PIANO PROJECT 
Tuesday, March 28, 5 pm, 8 pm
Free admission • Staller Center | Recital Hall

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The Stony Brook Piano Project is an annual collaboration of more than 25 graduate pianists at Stony Brook University who put together a marathon concert series of solo, four-hand and duo piano music centered on a single theme or group of composers. 


EMERSON STRING QUARTET 
Tuesday, April 4, 8 pm
Tickets: $48 • Staller Center | Recital Hall
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The Emerson Quartet’s performance itinerary includes extensive concerts throughout North America, multiple tours of Europe, and dates in Denmark, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Germany, Poland, Turkey, Austria, Hungary and the United Kingdom, with visits to Moscow, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Seoul. The program will include Tchaikovsky, Quartet No. 3 in E-flat minor, Op. 30; Debussy, String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10; Dvořák, String Quartet in C major, Op. 61.


BAROQUE SUNDAYS
Sunday, April 9, 7 pm
Free admission • Staller Center | Recital Hall

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We end our season with the Stony Brook Baroque Players once again bringing their superb musicianship and stylish performances to the Staller stage. Music from the entire Baroque period will be sung and played on period and modern instruments. 


WIND ENSEMBLE
Wednesday, April 12, 8 pm
Tickets: $10/$5 • Staller Center | Main Stage
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“Four Legs for Us”: Conductor Bruce Engel leads the Wind Ensemble in a concert of classical favorites and music featuring animals, including Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.


CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS
Thursday, April 13, 8 pm
Free admission • Staller Center | Recital Hall

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The Contemporary Chamber Players has been heard in performance at a variety of venues and with many other groups: Continuum, New Millennium, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Argento and Bang on a Can, to name a few. In this concert, Stony Brook student performers curate their own program of contemporary music. 


STONY BROOK COMPOSERS 
Tuesday, April 18, 8 pm
Free admission • Staller Center | Recital Hall

The talented student composers at Stony Brook work side by side with the stellar performers of the Contemporary Chamber Players to present new music in a colorful range of styles. 


STONY BROOK OPERA
Saturday, April 22, 8 pm & Sunday, April 23, 3 pm
Tickets: $20/$15 • Staller Center | Main Stage
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The Stony Brook Opera and Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra present a fully staged production of Benjamin Britten’s 1946 opera The Rape of Lucretia. A searing indictment of European fascism, this gripping opera features a cast of eight singers and a chamber orchestra of 13 players. Stony Brook Opera is proud to present soprano Ju Hyeon Han as the female chorus in the opera. Han is the first blind singer to perform a leading role in an American college or conservatory production. Timothy Long conducts; Ted Altschuler makes his Stony Brook Opera debut as stage director. 

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