Bassist Blake Hinson, Harpist Nancy Allen, and Tubist Kyle Turner Join Stony Brook Music Faculty

The Department of Music is pleased to announce that Bassist Blake Hinson is joining the faculty as artist-in-residence and Harpist Nancy Allen and Tubist Kyle Turner are joining the department as affiliated faculty in Fall, 2016.  We are extending the deadline for application to the M.M. and D.M.A. programs in bass, harp, tuba, and trombone to January 31, 2016Click here to apply.  

Blake Hinson

Bassist Blake Hinson joined the New York Philharmonic in 2012 after a two-year appointment as Principal Bass of the Grand Rapids Symphony.  Accepted at age 16 to the Curtis Institute of Music, he studied with Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Bass Harold Robinson and Edgar Meyer.  
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Nancy Allen 

Hailed by the New York Times as "a major artist" following her recital debut in 1975, Nancy Allen has enjoyed a career spanning four decades, recording and performing recitals and chamber music while maintaining her positions as The New York Philharmonic's principal harpist and head of the harp department at The Juilliard School.  A frequent guest of international summer music festivals, Miss Allen has been an artist/faculty member of the Aspen Music a festival for over 40 years. 
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Kyle Turner

Kyle Turner has lived and freelanced in New York City for more than 30 years. He is currently principal tubist with the American Symphony and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s.  Mr. Turner performed and toured the world in over 500 concerts with the New York Philharmonic as acting interim principal from 2001 – 2004.  He was awarded the Walter W. Naumburg chamber music prize in 1992 as a member of the Saturday Brass Quintet. 
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Exhibition extended to February 13!
Artists Talk: Thursday, February 4 2016, 6:00 PM

Performance: Thursday, February 4 2016, 8:00 PM
Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery | Staller Center for the Arts
Free Admission


This is a special collaboration with the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery. Expanded performances will present sound artworks as installations. Enjoy sound and video exhibits during the week and special performances with an immersive sound system. Presented by the Stony Brook Computer Music Studios.


Sunday, February 14 2016, 3:00 PM
Recital Hall | Staller Center for the Arts
Tickets: $10/$5

baroque and opera

The Stony Brook Opera Workshop joins with the Stony Brook Baroque Players to present a staged production of Handel’s little-known jewel O Come Chiare e Belle for three singers and small Baroque orchestra. This hourlong serenata depicts Rome’s return to glory. Arthur Haas conducts the Stony Brook Opera cast and Stony Brook Baroque Players.


Saturday, February 20 2016, 8:00 PM
Main Stage | Staller Center for the Arts
Tickets: $ 20/$10


Program: John Adams, Short Ride in a Fast Machine; Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor; Mussorgsky-Ravel, Pictures at an Exhibition. Featuring Rachel Kudo, piano soloist, winner of the 2015 Concerto Competition. Conducted by Jens Georg Bachmann. Free pre-concert lecture with Michael Hershkowitz at 7 pm in the Recital Hall.



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