The University Orchestra with 70 to 75 undergraduate students presents a series of concerts at Staller Center each semester. Past repertoire has included Beethoven Symphony No. 3 and No. 7, Brahms Symphony No. 2 and No. 4, Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 and No. 5, Dvorak Symphony No. 8 and No. 9 "New World", Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 and other major orchestral repertoire including overtures and concertos. It is a very diverse orchestra made up of both music majors and minors, as well as qualified non-majors who have been involved in music in their high schools, music festivals and youth orchestras. Rehearsals are held weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in 0111 Staller.
FIRST REHEARSAL is on Tuesday, January 24 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in 0111 Staller. The 7 p.m. start on January 24 is to accommodate any students who have classes until 6:50 p.m.
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