29TH ANNUAL STONY BROOK PREMIERES! CONCERT
Featuring the Contemporary Chamber Players
Eduardo Leandro, director
Thursday, November 10, 2016, 8:00 PM
Recital Hall | Staller Center for the Arts
Friday, November 11, 2016, 8:00 PM
Roulette | 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn NY 11217
Kirsten Broberg: Halo (2016)
Nathan Heidelberger: come il ventro tra queste piante (2016)
Matthew Barnson: Tyger, Tyger (2016)
Aaron Helgeson: Oceans of Nothing V (2016)
Directed by distinguished performer and educator Eduardo Leandro, Stony Brook's Contemporary Chamber Players has been called "a small army of musicians who demonstrate consistent accomplishment" by the New York Times. The group has commissioned over 90 scores by composers in various stages of their careers, including those by Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur Fellowship recipients. Composers selected for commissioning represent a wide range of styles, geographical locations, and ages, from talented young composers to established masters.
The ensemble aims to provide copious rehearsal time and outstanding first performances of challenging works in collaboration with the commissioned composers. Since 1988, the premieres concerts have drawn the attention and interest of composers and audiences. The Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players's unique commissioning and performance project has been recognized by composers nationally as an outstanding contribution to contemporary music, one which is virtually unmatched by other professional or student ensembles in the nation.