Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra
The Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra is composed of outstanding musicians from all over the world pursuing advanced studies in the graduate school of the Department of Music with renowned performance faculty.
Tickets for all performances are $20 for adults, $10 for students with ID and $10 for seniors 65 and older. Tickets may be purchased from the Staller Center box office Monday through Saturday, 12pm and 6pm. Informative, free lectures by Michael Hershkowitz precede the concerts (7:00 PM, Recital Hall).
Concert No. 1: Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 8 pm, Staller Center, Main Stage
Program: Nielsen, Flute Concerto, with Mira Magrill, flute soloist (2015-2016 Concerto Competition winner); Mahler, Symphony No. 5 in c-sharp minor
Concert No. 2: Saturday, November 7. 2015 at 8 pm, Staller Center, Main Stage
Program: Ravel, La valse; Richard Strauss, Burleske for Piano and orchestra, with Matthieu Cognet, piano soloist; Beethoven, Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major (“Eroica”).
Concert No. 3: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 8 pm, Staller Center, Main Stage
Andrew Grams, conductor
Program: Brahms, Violin Concerto, with Yanki Karatas, violin soloist (2015—2016 Concerto Competition winner); Schumann, Symphony No. 2 in C major.
Concert No. 4: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 8 pm, Staller Center, Main Stage
Conductor:Jens Georg Bachmann
Program: John Adams: Short ride in a fast machine; Chopin, Piano concerto No. 2 in f minor, with Rachel Kudo, piano soloist (2015—2016 Concerto Competition winner); Mussorgsky-Ravel, Pictures at an Exhibition
Concert No. 5: Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 8 pm, Staller Center, Main Stage
Conductor: Alan Kay
Program: John Mackey, Under the Rug; Nielsen, Clarinet Concerto, with David Gazaille, clarinet soloist (2015—2016 Concerto Competition winner); Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique
Stony Brook Opera: Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 8 pm, and Sunday May 1 at 3 pm, Staller Center, Main Stage
Conductor: Timothy Long
Opera: Puccini’s La Bohème, semi-staged concert performance