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.

CCP 2014

Performance Schedule

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 8 pm

Program includes György Ligeti’s Mysteries of the Macabre for trumpet and chamber orchestra, and Stony Brook faculty composer Matthew Barnson’s The Rules and Exercises of Holy Dying for string orchestra. Directed by Eduardo Leandro.

Tickets: Free admission • RH

Thursday,November10,2016, 8 pm(StonyBrookPremieres!)

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 diverse works by Kirsten Broberg, Nathan Heidelberger, Aaron Helgeson and Stony Brook faculty member Matthew Barnson.

Tickets: Free admission • RH

Friday, November 11, 2016, 8 pm
(Stony Brook Premieres!, Roulette, NYC) 

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 diverse works by Kirsten Broberg, Nathan Heidelberger, Aaron Helgeson and Stony Brook faculty member Matthew Barnson.

Tickets: Free admission • November 11, Roulette, NYC

Wednesday,December14,2016, 8 pm

Hailed by The New York Times as “a small army of musicians who demonstrate consistent accomplishment,” the Contemporary Chamber Players have performed all over the world. Its Fall Chamber Festival program includes Sofia Gubaidulina’s Bassoon Concerto, featuring Stony Brook faculty bassoonist Frank Morelli.

Tickets: Free admission • RH


Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 8 pm

“Young America”: A program of music by American composers, from jazz to minimalism and maximalism. Directed by Eduardo Leandro.

Tickets: Free admission • RH

Thursday, April 13, 2017, 8 pm

The Contemporary Chamber Players hasbeen heard in performance at a varietyof venues and with many other groups:Continuum,NewMillennium,The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center,ArgentoandBangonaCan,tonameafew.Inthisconcert,StonyBrookstudentperformerscuratetheirownprogram ofcontemporarymusic.

Tickets: Free admission • RH

Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 8 pm

“Percussion Plus!”: The Contemporary Chamber Players kicks off the Spring Chamber Festival with a program of chamber works for percussion and theater, from Stockhausen to Birtwistle. Directed by Eduardo Leandro.


Tickets: Free admission • RH
October 23
    Gabe Shuford, harpsichord extraordinaire, and winner of the 2011 Samuel Baron Award, presents a chamber music program of instrumental music from the 17th and 18th centuries.   His fingers and heart will delight and move you. 

November 20
    Stony Brook Baroque Players, featuring the early music stars of the future, presents a virtuoso program of vocal and instrumental music bridging the entire Baroque era.  These graduate and undergraduate students will amaze you with their enthusiasm and mastery of the style. 

February 19
    Flying Forms – The brilliant new group, led by distinguished Baroque violinist, Marc Levine, and harpsichordist, Tami Morse, both graduates of the Stony Brook music department features some of the finest young talent in America today performing music from all corners of the Baroque age. 

March 18
    Sang Joon Park – One of the greatest Baroque flautists of his generation, and past winner of the Samuel Baron Award brings his new group, Aula Harmoniae to the Staller Center.  Featured will be French Baroque masterpieces and newly discovered Spanish flute repertoire. 

April 29
    Stony Brook Baroque Players, made up of the cream of the crop of graduate and undergraduate students from the music department end our series with vocal and instrumental gems from Monteverdi through to Bach and beyond.  Don’t miss this great treat for the ears. 
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