Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players

The Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players (CCP) is part of the performance program of the Department of Music at Stony Brook University, Long Island. The group was founded by renowned performance faculty artist Gilbert Kalish and is currently directed by Eduardo Leandro.

Hailed by The New York Times as "a small army of musicians who demonstrate consistent accomplishment," the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players performs a large number of concerts annually including several in New York City and on tour. These include the Stony Brook Premieres! Concert, Stony Brook Composers Concerts, Percussion Plus, Postmodern, 20th Century Classics and other new music concerts.

Players from the CCP have been heard in performance with Continuum, New Millennium, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Aequalis, New Jersey Percussion Ensemble, Earplay, The Guild Trio, Argento, Bang on a Can and many other new music groups. 


Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 8 pm


The amazing percussion music of Philippe Manoury and Stony Brook professor Dan Weymouth. Program includes Manoury’s Last, Marimba Duo and Métal, and Weymouth’s à.X. for oboe and sixxen.

Tickets: Free admission • RH


Wednesday, November 6 & 7, 2013, 8 pm


Created by composer John Lessard in 1986, the Premieres! series has commissioned works by a wide array of composers from the Americas in the past 20 years. This year there is an open call for scores from all over the world — a first for the series. Composers will send us pieces and a committee of highly prized performers and composers will make five selections.

Tickets: Free admission • November 6, RH; November 7, Symphony Space, NYC


Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 8 pm


A program of American music by Elliott Carter, Morton Feldman, Frank Zappa, Conlon Nancarrow and other icons of new music.

Tickets: Free admission • RH


Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 8 pm


Swiss composer and conductor William Blank will present a concert of his music and other little-known gems of the contemporary chamber music repertoire.

Tickets: Free admission • RH