Browsing: Staller Center

An exciting variety of dance companies, music genres of all kinds, a cirque extravaganza, a theatrical creation featuring the Emerson String Quartet, and the 2019 Gala with opera star Renée Fleming are among the many performances coming to the Staller Center for the Arts in its 2018-2019 season. Tickets for the 2018-2019 season go on sale Saturday, May 5, with discounts offered for multiple show purchases and on tickets for children, students and seniors. Go to stallercenter.com for complete information or call (631) 632-ARTS. Season at a Glance An Evening with Pat Metheny  Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 8 pm Compania…

Parsons Dance Company, one of America’s leading modern dance companies, comes to Staller Center’s Main Stage on Saturday, May 5, at 8 pm. The ensemble features eight dancers who embody sexy athleticism, exuberant personality and joyous movement. Tickets are $42, available at stallercenter.com or by calling (631) 632-ARTS. Staller Center provides discounts on tickets for children, students and seniors. Parsons Dance Company, based out of New York City, is under the direction of artistic director and choreographer David Parsons, who New York Magazine has called “one of modern dance’s great living dance-makers.” The program planned for Staller Center includes Wolfgang, Hand Dance, Whirlaway, Caught, Ma…

Catapult comes to Staller Center on Saturday, April 14, at 8 pm with its dancers performing “Magic Shadows” — a theatrical show packed with hundreds of shape transformations, full of humor, emotion and engaging stories. The performance includes eight stories told through music and shadows accompanied by short shadow dance videos that play between the live dances. During the course of the show, audiences will see dancers’ bodies transform into a mountain, an elephant, a dragon and even a helicopter. Tickets are $40, available at stallercenter.com or by calling (631) 632-ARTS. Staller Center provides discounts on tickets for children, students and seniors. Catapult rose…

The Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery in Staller Center will present three separate student exhibitions during the course of March and April. The graduate student exhibition, Time: MFA Thesis Exhibition 2018, will be on view from March 18 through April 14. The undergraduate Senior Show and the URECA Art Exhibition will be on view concurrently beginning April 26. The exhibitions and all events are free and open to the public. Time: MFA Thesis Exhibition 2018, March 18 – April 14 Time features new work by Stony Brook University’s graduating Master of Fine Arts students. It includes drawing, painting, paper cuts and video installations by Jasna Boudard, Razieh Jafari,…

Double Portrait brings together the work of Charley Friedman and Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, an artist couple who make work that initially appears quite different, but upon further looking, embodies visual and conceptual overlays that create an intriguing dialog. Humorous, self-reflective and performative, Charley Friedman creates figures and environments that engage with their audience. Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez utilizes the framework of storytelling for her intricate drawings, paintings and sculptures that poetically embody expressions of humanity as seen through the lens of gender, political power and migration. Seen together, their work touches on issues of identity, self and community in relation to society. An artist…

Imago Theatre will present the imaginative “La Belle, Lost in the World of Automaton” on Staller Center’s Main Stage Saturday, January 27, at 4 pm. The fairy tale is a story-within-a-story set in the engine room of a steamship. Upper deck passenger Lady Rose stumbles below deck during a storm, meeting worker Sam Stoker. Lady Rose and Sam sing, soft-shoe tap, puppeteer and provide voices for the rest of the characters. “La Belle” includes five original tunes with ukulele numbers and 90s-style songs. Imago Theatre, created by Carol Triffle and Jerry Mouawad, has had its shows produced at Broadway’s New…

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 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…

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