The University Orchestra will present its annual Family Concert on Tuesday, February 26, at Staller Center’s Main Stage at 7:30 pm. Conductor Susan Deaver leads the Orchestra in a one-hour interactive concert that includes a kaleidoscope of orchestral music. The Family Concert is a perfect experience for the whole family.
The featured soloist is 16-year-old violinist Daniella Greene, winner of the 2012 Stony Brook University Precollege Concerto Competition. Greene, a junior at Hampton Bays High School, will perform the first movement of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with the University Orchestra. Also included in the concert are festive orchestral excerpts from Stravinsky’s Petrushka, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Procession of the Nobles, and a select chamber orchestra performing Vivaldi’s Concerto Grosso in D minor.
Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for students and seniors; they are on sale at the Staller Center Box Office, which can be reached at (631) 632-ARTS. For more information about the University Orchestra, contact the Department of Music at (631) 632-7330 or visit www.stonybrook.edu/music.
About the Performers
The University Orchestra, a 70-member ensemble of undergraduate students from Stony Brook University, presents a series of concerts each year at Staller Center. Susan Deaver has conducted orchestras in the United States, Europe and Asia and is a member of the music faculty at Stony Brook University. She is also the music director and conductor of the North Shore Symphony Orchestra, principal guest conductor of Long Island Youth Orchestra and on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music’s Precollege Division.
Daniella Greene began her music lessons at the age of three on a one-eighth-size violin. During her teenage years, she has been involved in chamber music in the Stony Brook University precollege program, Bryant Park Quartet summer camp and New York Youth Symphony chamber program under coach Tomoko Fujita. Greene is also involved in orchestra performance and has been selected to perform in the New York All State Orchestra, NYSCAME (Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association), HMEA (Hampton Music Education Association) and LISFA (Long Island String Festival Association). She previously studied privately with Jong Eun Lee and is currently studying in the private studio of Linda Sinanian.
Vocal Soloists for Hansel and Gretel
Soprano Eunbi Cho is a senior at Stony Brook, pursuing a major in voice performance. In her native South Korea, she studied at Kyngwon University. Her debut with the University Orchestra took place in December 2012 as a soloist for the Messiah Sing-Along. Cho is a former student of Christopher Reams and Ryu-kyung Kim; she currently studies with Malinda Haslett.
Eleni Hannaberry, mezzo soprano, is a sophomore health sciences major at Stony Brook, who is also pursuing a minor in music. As a mezzo-soprano she has studied under both Christopher Reames and Malinda Haslett.