The University Orchestra brings together over 70 undergraduate (and graduate) students - open to string, woodwind, brass and percussion players (music majors/minors and qualified non-music majors) Auditions onMonday, January 25 and Tuesday, January 26 in Staller 2342. Sign up sheet for the auditions will be posted next to Staller 2342 the week before classes begin so that students can sign up for an audition when they arrive on campus. For the audition, students just need to play two short contrasting excerpts from a solo or concerto of their choice.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 8 pm
Program: Franck, Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra; Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture; Sibelius, Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major. Conducted by Susan Deaver and featuring pianist Yu Cui, winner of the 2016 Undergraduate Concerto Competition.
Tickets: $10/$5 • MS
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 3 pm (Annual Messiah Sing-Along)
The audience is the chorus in this seasonal tradition at Stony Brook. The performance features members of the University Orchestra, guest soloists and conductors in a performance of Handel’s Messiah. Scores will be available for purchase at the door.
Tickets: Free admission • RH
Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 7:30 pm
This one-hour concert is an annual favorite of the Stony Brook community and the University’s students, faculty and staff and their families. This year’s theme, “The Magic of Music,” will include Respighi’s La Boutique fantasque (also known as The Magic Toy Shop) and orchestral favorites, including a tribute to Leonard Bernstein with a performance of his West Side Story Suite. The featured soloist is the winner of the 2016 Pre-College Concerto Competition.
Tickets: $5 • MS
Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 8 pm
The University Orchestra’s final concert of the season includes Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. Conducted by Susan Deaver. Featured concerto soloist will be the winner of the 2017 Undergraduate Concerto Competition.
Tickets: $10/$5 • MS