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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…

Members of the Stony Brook University Orchestra, vocal soloists and conductors will perform Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, December 4, at 3 pm in the Recital Hall at Staller Center. Admission for this seasonal traditional concert is free. Vocal scores will be available for purchase at the door for $10. Choruses from Part One, Worthy is the Lamb/Amen and the Hallelujah Chorus will be sung by the audience. Solo vocalists will include Anna Betka, soprano; Colin Champagne, tenor; Zen Kuriyama, baritone; Erynn McLeod, mezzo-soprano; Daniel Nwatu, baritone and Catherine Sandstedt, soprano. Conductors will include Michael Thomas Asmus, Susan Deaver, Zen Kuriyama, Gregory…

Long Island Cares – The Harry Chapin Food Bank hosted students from Long Island school districts, grades 1-4, bringing 700 children to a free concert on November 3 at Staller Center to raise awareness of children’s hunger and food insecurity on Long Island. Island Federal Credit Union sponsored the event, with Bret Sears, Island Federal Credit Union CEO and President; Paule Pachter, Long Island Cares CEO and President; Alan Inkles, Director of Staller Center; and Paul Newland, Outreach Director, Staller Center, all working with staff to help bring the myriad of students to the Main Stage Theater for the show.…

Enjoy a remarkable jazz night at Staller Center with Cristina Pato, pop star of the gaita in her native Spain. She and her quartet will play an extraordinary blend of jazz and Latin sounds on Saturday, November 12, at 8 pm in the Recital Hall. Tickerts are $38 at stallercenter.com or at (631) 632-ARTS. The gaita is a version of the bagpipe from Pato’s native region of Galicia, and she has been hailed as “one of the living masters of the Gaita” in The Wall Street Journal. Recently returned from presenting the premiere of The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble in Germany,…

The University Orchestra, conducted by Susan Deaver, will perform Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, Sibelius Symphony No. 5 and Franck Symphonic Variations for solo piano and orchestra performed by pianist Yu Cui, who is the first place winner of the 2016 Stony Brook University Undergraduate Concerto Competition. The concert is Tuesday, November 15, on Staller Center’s Main Stage at 8 pm. Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 students and seniors; click here to purchase tickets online or call the Staller Center Box Office at (631) 632-ARTS. For more information about the University Orchestra visit stonybrook.edu/commcms/music or call the Department of Music…

Celebrate the opening of “Lorna Bieber: Traces” on Saturday, November 5, from 7 pm to 9 pm. Meet the artist and see this stunning exhibition of her work in the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery at Staller Center. The reception is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. Lorna Bieber creates hauntingly beautiful images out of found photographs that she then manipulates through an elaborate process of photocopying, enlarging, painting, collaging and printing. The result is a series of grainy, black and white images of trees, flowers, animals, houses, and the occasional human figure, produced either as…

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