UPCOMING MUSIC EVENTS

Emerson String Quartet
    
Tuesday, February 3, 8:00 PM
Recital Hall | Staller Center for the Arts
Tickets $48
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Formed in 1976 and based in New York City, the Quartet took its name from the American poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson. "Arguably the world's best group of chamber musicians," noted Fortune magazine.
 
The program will include: HaydnString Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 33, No. 2, "The Joke" (1781); BergLyric Suite; Ravel String Quartet (1903). With Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer, violins; Lawrence Dutton, viola; Paul Watkins, cello.


 

Friedrich Gauwerky, Cello Lecture-Recital

Wednesday, February 4, 1:00 PM
Recital Hall | Staller Center for the Arts
Free Admission

Cellist Friedrich Gauwerky will give a lecture-recital on Friedrich Gauwerky was born in Hamburgsuch challenging contemporary works as Zimmermann's "Sonata for Cello Solo," Klays Hubler's 'opus breve," Volker Heyn's "Blues in B-flat, Hansjoachim Hespos's "For Cello Solo" and Stockhausen's "In Friendship."

Principal cellist in the Frankfurt Cello Moderne and the Australian Elision Ensemble, Mr. Gauwerky is well-known interpreter of difficulty contemporary music for cello, especially music in the category of New Complexity.


Joshua Smith, Flute and Christina Dahl, Piano
    
Thursday, February 5, 8:00 PM
Recital Hall | Staller Center for the Arts
Free Admission
 

 

This concert explores interconnections and relationships between standard and non-traditional repertoire for flute and piano.  Schubert is paired with Boulez, and Kurtag with CPE Bach.  The Boulez Sonatine, which anchors the second half of the program is one of the most challenging pieces in the repertoire, but is also an astonishing and brilliant work by a very young, nineteen year-old composer beginning to find his voice as a monumentally influential presence in the twentieth century.  The Ades Mazurkas for Piano is both charming and evocative of the nineteenth century, as is the Bolcom Graceful Ghost Rag -both pieces written by living composers who actively contribute to the current musical scene. 


Baroque Sundays at Three
    
Sunday, February 8, 3:00 PM
Recital Hall | Staller Center for the Arts
Free Admission; Donations Accepted
 

Brilliant Baroque flutist, Sang Joon Park, an alum of Stony Brook's graduate music program, brings his awe-inspiring group, including viola da gamba and harpsichord, to our series. Featured will be music of Jean-Philippe Rameau, CPE Bach, and little known treasures from the Spanish Baroque. 


last5years
Stony Brook Opera Presents
THE LAST FIVE YEARS 
    
Friday, February 13, 8:00 PM
Recital Hall | Staller Center for the Arts
Tickets $10
 

This concert explores interconnections and relationships between standard and non-traditional repertoire for flute and piano.  Schubert is paired with Boulez, and Kurtag with CPE Bach.  The Boulez Sonatine, which anchors the second half of the program is one of the most challenging pieces in the repertoire, but is also an astonishing and brilliant work by a very young, nineteen year-old composer beginning to find his voice as a monumentally influential presence in the twentieth century.  The Ades is both charming and evocative of the nineteenth century, as is the Bolcom-both pieces written by living composers who actively contribute to the current musical scene.


Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra
    
watkinsSaturday, February 21, 8:00 PM
Main Stage | Staller Center for the Arts
Tickets $20
 

Program: Haydn, Symphony No. 68 in B-flat; Brahms, Piano concerto No. 1 in D minor; Mark-Anthony Turnage, Texan Tenebrae; and Rachmaninov, Symphonic Dances. Featuring Hsin Chiao Liao, piano soloist, winner of the 2014 graduate concerto competition. Conducted by Paul Watkins. Free pre-concert lecture with Michael Hershkowitz at 7 pm in the Recital Hall. 


Gilbert Kalish and Christina Dahl, Duo Piano    

Wednesday, February 25, 8:00 PM
Recital Hall | Staller Center for the Arts
Free Admission

This concert neatly pairs the old and the new: Ades and Chopin Mazurkas, Janacek and Crumb, Schubert and Messiaen. For the first time in their collaboration together, Kalish and Dahl split the concert between music for solo piano, and for collaborative keyboard, allowing the listener to hear them in all possible iterations at the instrument. The Schubert Fantasie in f minor still remains one of the most exceptionally beautiful and powerful pieces ever written for two pianists at the same keyboard, and the Messiaen is another towering work for two pianists at two pianos.

 

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