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Staller Center for the Arts hosted Stony Brook Medicine Appreciation Day on Valentine’s Day, February 14, with a remote box office outside of Stony Brook Medicine’s Marketplace Café. Discounts were offered to live performances and free movie tickets were given to new patrons joining the Staller Center e-mail list. Staller Center Director Alan Inkles created the day to thank Stony Brook Medicine for their sponsorship and to increase awareness of Staller Center’s offerings among staff members. Several hundred medical staffers stopped by to learn more about the Center, and a large portion signed up to win Staller Center gift cards.…

“ANTIFORM,” a new exhibition featuring unconventional work by New York artists Lindsay Packer, Mitch Patrick and John Ross, is on display until February 18 at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery located in the Staller Center for the Arts. The exhibition features art that is meant to relate the viewer to their own environments, either physical, perceptual or digital. Its title, “ANTIFORM,” is inspired by an art movement of the late 1960s, during which artists began to experiment with more materials and processes. “The most important thing about this exhibition is that it’s experiential,” said Karen Levitov, director and curator for…

The University Orchestra will present its Annual Family Orchestra Concert — “The Magic of Music” — on Tuesday, February 28, on Staller Center’s Main Stage at 7:30 pm. The Orchestra will perform this one-hour interactive concert with conductor Susan Deaver and featured soloist Emily Ramonetti, winner of the 2016 Stony Brook University Pre-College Concerto Competition. Emily, a senior at Northport High School, will perform the first movement of Shostakovich’s Piano Concert No. 2 with the Orchestra. The concert includes pieces that humorously showcase the orchestra, including Saint-Saens’ Danse Bacchanale, Mozart’s Overture to the Magic Flute, works by two American composers — Alfred Reed and George Whitefield…

The Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University welcomes New York based Italian Actor Giacomo Rocchini to campus on Thursday, February 9. He will present “A Love Revolution” — live readings of select Italian poetry by Dante Alighieri and other authors of the Dolce Stil Novo, the most important literary movement of the 13th century in Italy. All are invited to this free event, which will be held at 5:30 pm in the Center for Italian Studies, Melville Memorial Library, Room E4340. For more information, please contact Center for Italian Studies Executive Director Jo Fusco at (631) 632-7444.

Every semester the MFA in Creative Writing and Literature program hosts Writers Speak Wednesdays, featuring a variety of guest authors. The reception starts at 6:30 pm, with readings at 7 pm in the Radio Lounge on the second floor of Chancellors Hall at Stony Brook Southampton. Click here for directions to the campus. Spring 2017 Schedule February 8: Helen Simonson Helen Simonson is a Southampton MFA alum and New York Times bestselling novelist. Her titles include Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand and The Summer Before the War. February 22: Jamal Joseph Jamal Joseph is a Columbia University graduate film program professor and author of Panther Baby, based…

If you are an undergraduate interested in auditioning for the University Orchestra, a sign-up sheet is posted next to Staller 3304, so students can sign up for an audition, which will be held in Staller 2342. For the audition, students need to play two short contrasting excerpts from a solo or concerto of their choice or three contrasting standard orchestral excerpts. 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.…

Tickets on Sale for Newly Added Show, March 9 Singer, songwriter and pianist Peter Cincotti comes to Staller Center’s intimate Recital Hall on Thursday, March 9, at 8 pm as a special addition to the season lineup. Tickets are $30, on sale now at stallercenter.com or at (631) 632-ARTS. Hailed as “the rebirth of cool” by Elle magazine, Cincotti blends pop, rock, blues and jazz. With a piano, a bench, a microphone and his band, he will take his audience on a breathtaking musical ride. A musician The New York Times has called “one of the most promising singer-pianists of the next…

The work of three experimental New York artists — Lindsay Packer, Mitch Patrick and John Ros — will be on display at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery from January 24 through February 18. An Artist Talk and Reception for ANTIFORM: Packer, Patrick and Ros will be held on Tuesday, January 31, from 5 pm to 8 pm in the Gallery, located on the first floor of Staller Center. The exhibition and events are free and open to the public. The exhibition’s title, ANTIFORM, is borrowed from an art movement of the late 1960s, in which artists’ interest shifted from strict Minimalist forms to materials and processes,…

On January 15 — Martin Luther King Jr.’s actual birthday — writers, activists and community members will come together at Stony Brook Southampton for Writers Resist, a nationwide movement to honor democracy and celebrate the history and promise of a diverse nation. On the same day, hundreds of others in cities across America will be gathering for a “re-inauguration,” an affirmation of their shared commitment to equality and justice. Cosponsored by the MFA in Creative Writing at Stony Brook Southampton, Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor, Poetry Street, and PEN America, Writers Resist: Teach In/Speak Out will bring together several groups…

Imagine being both the youngest person in a company and one of the bosses. That is the unique perspective enjoyed by Stony Brook senior Matthew Glaser ’17 (graduating cum laude, a full year early), who recently purchased radio station WELJ in East Hampton (104.7 FM) with business partner Andrew Adams, a senior at Plattsburgh College. “We’re the youngest radio owners in the country,” said Matthew. “It’s pretty scary.” But Matthew has little reason for his fear: He has been around radio and media since before he can remember, as his father was the chief of engineering for Barnstable Broadcasting (later Connoisseur Long…

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