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Members of the Stony Brook University Orchestra, vocal soloists and conductors will perform Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, December 10, 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. For more information, please contact the Department of Music at (631) 632-7330 or www.stonybrook.edu/music.

With live shows featuring performers from all over the world, the winter/spring season at Staller Center at Stony Brook University is as diverse as it gets. From troupes touring the world to a very special performance by singer Audra McDonald to comedy with Jay Leno, the vast choices at Staller Center make it easy to find entertainment close to home. Tickets are available at stallercenter.com for all performances, with waiting lists for some shows. The Staller Center box office can be reached at (631) 632-ARTS [2787]. Starting the season off, the New York-based ensemble The Hot Sardines comes to Staller Center on Saturday, January 20.…

The Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University welcomes Distinguished Professor Stanislao Pugliese from Hofstra University on Thursday, November 16, at 6 pm. Professor Pugliese will discuss the book he co-edited, The Routledge History of Italian Americans, a new multi-authored history of one of the largest ethnic groups in America, bringing together the best and brightest scholars and critics to create a narrative of the trials and triumphs of Italians in America. The presentation will be held at the Center for Italian Studies, Melville Memorial Library, Room E4340. Books will be available for purchase and autographing. This event is…

The University Orchestra will present a concert featuring the music of Mozart, Schumann and Tchaikovsky on Tuesday, November 14, on Staller Center’s Main Stage at 8 pm. The orchestra will perform Mozart Overture to Don Giovanni, Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1 in G minor “Winter Dreams,” and Schumann’s iconic Koncertstucke for Four Horns and Orchestra performed by horn soloists Wilden Dannenbert, Edward House, Bryan Kupferman, and Elizabeth Schmidt — all music students at Stony Brook. The University Orchestra, conducted by Susan Deaver, is a 70-member ensemble of Stony Brook undergraduate students. Tickets are $10 general and $5 seniors and students, and…

“Gloves Off” — on display at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery in Staller Center from November 2 through December 17 — is Sara Greenberger Rafferty’s first comprehensive US solo exhibition. Bringing together recent video, sculpture and photography, the artist furthers her ongoing fascination with domesticity, the body, consumer culture, fashion, violence and stand-up comedy in a kaleidoscopic view of contemporary culture on the edge. The boxing term “gloves off” is frequently used as a metaphor to characterize brutal political campaigns and post-9/11 military interrogation. The phrase aptly describes the subtle aggressions in American popular culture Rafferty lays bare. The exhibition features…

Nashville is buzzing about the rising star that Rolling Stone Country named a Top 10 “Artist You Need to Know,” and now she’s making an exclusive Long Island appearance at Stony Brook. Singer-songwriter Stephanie Quayle will perform at Staller Center’s intimate Recital Hall on Friday, November 3, at 8 pm. Tickets are $38 at stallercenter.com or through the box office at (631) 632-ARTS. Her new, much anticipated album “Love the Way You See Me” has captured the heart of storytelling as she offers the genre a fresh sound, relatable storylines and an invigorating presence. Harnessing her signature passion and pairing it with an authentic artistry,…

Do you have a passion for Italian cinema? Attend the 14th annual Center for Italian Studies Festival of New Italian Cinema. This two-day event will be held in the Charles B. Wang Center, Lecture Hall 1, on Saturday, October 21, from 3 pm to 8 pm and Sunday, October 22, from 2 pm to 8 pm. It is free and open to the public. The festival is directed by Artistic Director Loredana Commonara, Associazione Culturale ArtMedia. Italian actor Francesco Andolfi will introduce the films and conduct Q & A sessions. For more information, visit stonybrook.edu/italianstudies or call (631) 632-7444. Saturday, October 21 3…

Celebrating 50 years of outstanding teaching, learning, and musicianship, Stony Brook University’s Department of Music can boast of outsize impact on the cultural scene worldwide. From opera stars to eminent musicologists, Stony Brook has spawned an impressive roster of talent that’s charting new territory in sound and performance. “We have justifiable pride in our notable faculty and 2,039 alumni who have fanned out throughout the world, performing in pre-eminent ensembles; teaching at prestigious institutions; creating, performing and studying music; and serving in important administrative capacities,” Department of Music Chair Perry Goldstein said. A prime example is the world-renowned Emerson String Quartet…

Race, Love and Labor, on display now through October 21 at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, presents photographs by 20 artists of color from the artist-in-residency program at the Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW). Since 1999, more than 100 artists of color working in the photographic arts have created vital images during their residencies at CPW, forming a corpus that captures the shifting currents of contemporary photographic practices. The exhibition includes the work of Endia Beal, William Cordova, Isaac Diggs, Caleb Ferguson, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Nikita Gale,Gerard H. Gaskin, Eyakem Gulilat, Tommy Kha, Kathya Maria Landeros, Deana Lawson, Alma…

Family entertainment is on its way as Staller Center presents Flip FabriQue- Catch Me, a cirque celebration of gravity-defying fun and friendship coming to the Main Stage on Saturday, October 14, at 4 pm. Flip FabriQue brings together a young troupe of professional circus artists, friends from Quebec with unique talents. Their circus show unleashes each member’s full potential with spectacular acrobatics, a one of a kind tramp-o-wall, and lots of humor to give the audience an afternoon of spellbinding fun. For more about them, go to flipfabrique.com/en. Staller Center offers a special low price for family shows this season. All Family Fare…

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