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As we welcome our students for the start of their fall semester, we also begin our 2015-2016 concert season! Your favorite ensembles, including the Emerson String Quartet, Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra, and Baroque Ensemble to name a few, return with dazzling new programs. Special events this year include a tribute concert to the late John Lessard, a full season of concerts with the Calidore Quartet, and our own Eduardo Leandro in a solo recital.

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Calidore String Quartet with Paul Watkins and Alan R. Kay

Saturday, September 19, 8:00 PM
Recital Hall | Staller Center for the Arts
Free Admission


Emerson String Quartet cellist Paul Watkins joins the Calidore String Quartet as a “double threat,” as cellist in Schubert’s Quintet in C major and as pianist in Brahms’ Quintet in F minor. Clarinetist Alan Kay joins the quartet in a performance of Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet by Stony Brook faculty composer Perry Goldstein.

Caroline Jones, Singer/Songwriter

Thursday, September 24, 7:00 PM
Recital Hall | Staller Center for the Arts
Free Admission


Singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, producer and talk show host Caroline Jones will perform her own works in concert. The event will be followed by a master class/workshop in which Jones will coach and inspire Stony Brook singer/songwriters. She has performed at Madison Square Garden, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Café Carlyle, The Russian Tea Room and Feinstein’s, and has shared bills with James Taylor, Deepak Chopra, The Beach Boys, Dave Matthews, Paul Simon, Ani DiFranco, Ziggy Marley & The Wailers and Patti Smith. Co-hosted by the Ofce of the Dean of Students and the Undergraduate College of Arts, Culture and Humanities.


Eduardo Leandro, Percussionist

Tuesday, September 29, 8:00 PM
Recital Hall | Staller Center for the Arts
Free Admission


Eduardo Leandro presents a recital of solo theatrical percussion that explores the connection between sound, image, gesture and text. Included are a premiere by James Wood and works  by Georges Aperghis, Vinko Globokar, Tokuhide Niimi and Mark Applebaum.
Leandro has performed with ensembles such as the Steve Reich Ensemble, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Bang-on-a-Can All Starts. He is part of the Percussion Duo Contexto, which was an ensemble in residence at the Centre Internacional de Percussion in Geneva for ten years. He played regularly with Ensemble Champ d'Action in Belgium, with Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, and with Ensemble Contrechamps in Switzerland, under the direction of Pierre Boulez, Heinz Holliger, and David Robertson among others.


Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, October 3, 8:00 PM
Main Stage | Staller Center for the Arts
Tickets: $20/$10
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Program: Nielsen, Flute Concerto; Mahler, Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor. Featuring Mira Magrill, ute soloist, winner of the 2015 Concerto Competition. Conducted by Jeffrey Milarsky. Free pre-concert lecture with Michael Hershkowitz at 7 pm in the Recital Hall.

Emerson String Quartet

Wednesday, October 7, 8:00 PM
Recital Hall | Staller Center for the Arts
Tickets: $48
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The Emerson String Quartet opens the Staller Center season with the music of Haydn and Beethoven in the rst of three concerts titled “Passing the Torch.” The program will include Haydn, Quartet in D minor, Op. 76, No. 2, “Quinten”; Beethoven, Quartet in F major, Op. 18, No. 1; Beethoven, Quartet in A major, Op. 18, No. 5; Haydn, Quartet in D major, Op. 76, No. 5.


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