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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…

The 2016-2017 season at the Staller Center for the Arts kicked off this October, featuring an all-star line-up of talented artists from around the world. First-time Stony Brook University students and transfer students can go to their first show at the Staller Center for free using the center’s First On Us promotion. Stony Brook students can also use their ID for half-price tickets. Among the many artists who will be taking the stage are Itzhak Perlman, world-renowned violinist, Kelli O’Hara, Tony-award-winner for The King and I, and the nine-time Grammy award-winning Emerson String Quartet. “Our new season represents culture,” said Julie Greene, director of marketing and…

The Guerrilla Girls, a group of provocative, anonymous female artists on a mission to fight sexism and racism in the art world drew a crowd of more than 200 people to Stony Brook University on Thursday, October 13 for an Artist Talk at the Charles B. Wang Center. The talk complemented their current exhibition, “Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond,” at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery located in the Staller Center for the Arts. The exhibition is a major presentation of both their past and present works, including very large billboard prints and interactive…

Janeane Garofalo takes the Staller Center Recital Hall stage at Stony Brook University for two performances on Saturday, November 5, just in time for Election Day. Known for her acerbic wit and deadpan cynicism, Garofalo’s 8 pm show sold out soon after it was announced. Staller Center added a second show at 10:30 pm. Tickets are available for the 10:30 show for $42 at stallercenter.com or at (631) 632-ARTS. Garofalo burst on the scene in 1992 and is known for memorable and critically acclaimed roles in film and television. Films include The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Dogma, Wet Hot…

The Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University in collaboration with the Associazione Culturale Art Media (Rome, Italy) presents “Italy on Screen Today/Wind of Europe” to promote Italian contemporary cinema. The program includes five recently produced Italian films (all with English subtitles) with remarks and introductions by representatives from the Associazione Culturale. The Festival is Saturday, October 29, from 2 pm to 8 pm, and Sunday, October 30, from 2 pm to 8 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Theatre. All screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.stonybrook.edu/italianstudies. Saturday, October 29 2 pm:…

Escher String Quartet with guest artists Eugene Drucker and Allison Linker bring a unique concert to Staller Center on Friday, October 28, at 8 pm in the Recital Hall. The program includes Mendelssohn String Quartet in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1 and Bruckner’s Viola Quintet in F Major. Of special note is Eugene Drucker’s original composition, Madness and the Death of Ophelia. Accompanied by the quartet, Allison Linker, speaker/singer, plays the roles of both Ophelia and the Queen in four excerpts of scenes from Hamlet. Tickets are $42. Visit stallercenter.com or call the box office at (631) 632-ARTS. Escher Quartet In…

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