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Ranging from stand-up comedy with Jay Leno to jazz with The Hot Sardines and Big Sam’s Funky Nation, as well as unique theatrical extravaganzas including the Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, China and Fela! The Concert, the upcoming 2017-18 performance season at Staller Center for the Arts offers a varied and vibrant menu. Ticket sales begin May 6th at stallercenter.com or by calling the Staller Center Box Office at (631) 632-ARTS [2787]. “With the season in place, we are reaching out to loyal patrons and adding programs to entice first time visitors. It’s always great to hear newcomers remark ‘I’m so glad…

World-famous chef and restaurateur Bobby Flay will deliver the first of two keynotes at the third annual Food Lab Conference hosted by The Food Lab at Stony Brook Southampton June 9-10, 2017. “50 Years of Food in America: 1970-2020” is the theme of this year’s conference, featuring two days of entertaining, informative talks and tastings enjoyed by food enthusiasts, cooks, and farmers, along with beer, wine and spirits makers. Flay will deliver his keynote on Friday, June 9, after a VIP reception and the opening cocktail reception at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (SoMAS) Marine Sciences Center. Flay,…

Stony Brook Opera and members of the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra present Benjamin Britten’s opera, The Rape of Lucretia, on Saturday, April 22, at 8 pm at Staller Center. An encore performance will be held on Sunday, April 23, at 3 pm. The cast of this fully staged theatrical production features graduate students in voice from Stony Brook’s College of Arts and Sciences Department of Music, many of whom have already established professional singing careers. Soprano Ju Hyeon Han performs the role of the Female Chorus, in what will be the first time in the U.S. that a blind singer will…

The University Orchestra will present a spring concert on Staller Center’s Main Stage on Tuesday, May 2, at 8 pm. The orchestra will perform masterful works including Borodin’s Prince Igor Overture, Elgar’s Imperial March, Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 in G Major, and Paule Maurice’s Tableaux de Provence for alto saxophone and orchestra performed by alto saxophonist Dasha Nenartovich, who is the First Place winner of the 2017 Stony Brook University Undergraduate Concerto Competition. The University Orchestra, a 70-member ensemble of undergraduate students from Stony Brook University, is conducted by Susan Deaver. She has led orchestras in the United States, Europe…

Stony Brook’s video series “5 Questions With …” has released four new video interviews highlighting the importance of the arts and humanities in higher education. This month’s luminaries include distinguished poet Billy Collins, Native American performer Ty Defoe, award-winning actor Julian Sands and acclaimed novelist Meg Wolitzer. they are featured in thoughtful, compelling interviews, available on a browsable website as well as a YouTube playlist. The ongoing series, part of the “In The Know” offerings created by SBU’s Office of Marketing and Communications,  spotlights the university’s role in global thought leadership. Interview subjects are affiliated with or have visited the campus for student…

Martha Graham Dance Company, one of the most celebrated modern dance companies in America, comes to Staller Center Main Stage on Saturday, April 8, at 8 pm bringing a program of four dances to the stage. Martha Graham’s legacy lives on as the company performs Graham masterpieces alongside newly commissioned works by contemporary artists. She is recognized as one of the groundbreaking artists of the 20th century. Martha Graham single-handedly defined contemporary dance as a uniquely American art form that was then shared with the world. The Martha Graham Dance Company will perform two Graham classics: Dark Meadow Suite, 1946,…

Julie’s Greenroom, produced and written by Southampton Arts faculty member Emma Walton Hamilton and hosted by her mother, Julie Andrews, made its Netflix premiere on March 17, 2017 to great acclaim. Julie’s Greenroom teaches kids the wonder of the performing arts and the way they enhance our lives. Ms. Julie (played by Julie Andrews, of course) is a theater teacher to five attentive and curious puppet children, a dog, and a duck named Hugo. Over the course of the 13-episode season, Ms. Julie helps the “Greenies” create a musical. The show was first proposed to the pair by The Jim…

Come cheer on the docs who rock in bands from Stony Brook University Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Northport VA, St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center and Southampton Hospital. Proceeds benefit the best ideas in medicine at Stony Brook Cancer Center. The battle of the bands will be held on Sunday, May 7, from 12 pm to 5 pm at the Emporium, 9 Railroad Avenue, Patchogue, NY. The price is $20 per person (cash bar) and includes hot buffet, desserts and giveaways. Register online now For more information, please call (631) 444-1088.

The MFA THESIS EXHIBITION 2017 — on display now through April 11 at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery in Staller Center — presents new work by Stony Brook University’s graduating Master of Fine Arts students. The BODIES exhibition includes sculpture, printmaking, photography and video works by Tanya Kaiser Robinson, Rebecca Uliasz, Allison Walters and Dewayne Wrencher. These four artists are degree candidates in the Department of Art’s MFA program. All are welcome to attend a reception for the artists on Saturday, March 25, from 7 pm to 9 pm. Refreshments will be served. Zuccaire Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 pm to 4 pm, and Saturday, 7 pm to…

In a roundabout way, being an Irish Step Dancer led Heather Monaghan ’19 to Stony Brook University. In 1996, at the height of Riverdance fervor, Heather was only three but her parents introduced her to the discipline on VCR. She would try to mimic the intricate steps of the performers she saw on tape and by age four, her mother thought she was good enough to sign her up to attend the Mulvihill Lynch School of Irish Step Dance in Ronkonkoma. “It was as if a whirlwind swept me up,” Heather says. By the ripe old age of 7 Heather…

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