Contemporary Chamber Players
Eduardo Leandro, Musical Director
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 14, 8 pm
In the concert-long Pléïades, a percussion sextet by Iannis Xenakis, four movements of music for drums, mallets and sixxens comprise one of the most remarkable works ever written for percussion. Tickets: Free admission • RH
Thursday, October 22, 8 pm
TRIBUTE CONCERT: THE MUSIC OF JOHN LESSARD
John Lessard, whose career as a highly regarded composer spanned 60 years, was a seminal member of the Department of Music from 1962 to 1990. Students, former students and faculty will come together to honor him in a recital of his music, which will include many of his songs and works for percussion, guitar and woodwind quintet. The concert will feature a special guest artist, soprano Tony Arnold, in a performance of Lessard's 1984 work Pond in a Bowl. Other artists include Tory Browers, Dominic Donato, George Fisher, Eduardo Leandro, Steve Paysen, Jerry Willard and members of the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players. Tickets: Free admission • RH
Wednesday, November 18, 8 pm
Thursday, November 19, 8 pm
28TH ANNUAL STONY BROOK PREMIERES!
Created by composer John Lessard in 1988, the Premieres! series has commissioned works by a wide array of composers from the United States and abroad for nearly three decades. This year's concert features new works by
Paula Matthusen, Christopher Swithinbank, Piers Hellawell and James Wood. Tickets: Free admission • November 18, RH November 19, Roulette, NYC
Wednesday, March 2, 8 pm
Directed by Eduardo Leandro, this concert features the music of Matthew Barnson, Stony Brook's newest composition faculty member and 2015 Guggenheim Award winner, and includes large ensemble works specially
chosen by the composer for this portrait concert. Tickets: Free admission • RH
Thursday, April 7, 8 pm
In the new music equivalent of open mic night, Stony Brook students curate an evening concert of music of our time. Directed by Eduardo Leandro. Tickets: Free admission • RH