University Orchestra

Conducted by Susan Deaver

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 on Monday, August 24 and Tuesday, August 25 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.


Performance Schedule

Tuesday, November 17 2015, 8 pm | Staller Center Main Stage
The University Orchestra’s opening concert, conducted by Susan Deaver, will feature baritone David Davani, a winner of the 2015 Undergraduate Concerto Competition, performing opera arias by Mozart and Gounod. The program includes Shostakovich's Festive Overture and Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 2 “A London Symphony.” Tickets: $10/$5

Sunday, December 6 2015, 3 pm | Staller Center Recital Hall
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
Sunday, December 6, 8

Tuesday, March 1 2016, 7:30 pm | Staller Center Main Stage
Directed by Susan Deaver, this one-hour concert by the University Orchestra is an annual favorite of the Stony Brook community and the University’s students, faculty and staff and their families. This year’s theme is “Musical Humor,” which will include orchestral favorites guaranteed to put a smile on everybody’s face. Featuring the winner of the 2015 Pre-College Division Concerto Competition. Tickets: $5

Tuesday, May 3 2016, 8 pm | Staller Center Main Stage
The University Orchestra’s final concert of the season, conducted by Susan Deaver, will include the music of Schubert, Grieg and Dvorák. The featured concerto soloist will be the winner of the 2016 Stony Brook University Undergraduate Concerto Competition. Tickets: $10/$5


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