Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 8:00pm

Recital Hall - $42


The Program:

Brahms Sextet in G Major with Paul Neubauer, viola and Colin Carr, cello

Brahms A minor Quartet, Op. 51, No. 2

Shostakovich 12th Quartet, Op. 133


Eugene Drucker (Violin); Philip Setzer (Violin); Lawrence Dutton (Viola); David Finckel (Cello)


Stony Brook’s Staller Center is proud to host the Emerson String

Quartet. The Quartet has an unparalleled list of achievements over

three decades: more than thirty acclaimed recordings since 1987,

nine Grammy® Awards (including two for Best Classical Album,

an unprecedented honor for a chamber music group), three

Gramophone Awards, the coveted Avery Fisher Prize and cycles of

the complete Beethoven, Bartók, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich

string quartets.


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Friday, November 9, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Recital Hall - $34

Sponsored by WSHU Public Radio


Artists-in-residence perform works in an

intimate setting, with Colin Carr, artistic

director, programming outstanding chamber

music from the wide repertoire.


Takashi Yoshimatsu Fuzzy Bird Sonata

I. Run, Bird

II. Sing, Bird

III. Fly, Bird


Scott Litroff, saxophone

Michael Smith, piano


Robert Schumann Piano Trio in d minor (1847)

Gilbert Kalish, piano

Christina McGann, violin

Colin Carr, cello


Olivier Messiaen Visions de l’Amen for two pianos (1943)

Gilbert Kalish, piano

Christina Dahl, piano

Join us for two startlingly different chamber works in this evening’s Starry Nights program.


From quintessential romantic composer Robert Schumann comes one of the most definitive romantic piano trios ever written.


From the mystical composer Olivier Messiaen comes one of his first works after being released as a prisoner of war—and his first

collaboration with his future wife, pianist Yvonne Loriod. Visions de l’Amen is a work that contains dissonance, chant-like hymns,

rhythmic difficulties, charm and sensuality.


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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 8:00pm

Recital Hall - $42


The Program:

Mozart D Major Quartet, K. 499 “Hoffmeister”

Bartok 3rd Quartet

Dvorak D minor Quartet, Op. 34


The Emerson Quartet is Eugene Drucker, violin; Philip Setzer,

violin; Lawrence Dutton, viola; and David Finckel, cello. Since

2002, in addition to their busy concert schedule touring the

world, the Emerson has been Quartet-in-Residence at Stony

Brook University, where they coach chamber music, give

master classes and provide instrumental instruction.


Program subject to change.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Recital Hall - $34
Sponsored by WSHU Public Radio

The stars of the classical music world come out for a night of beautiful chamber music.

Works of two Russian composers are on the program: Anton Arensky’s 'two cello' quartet, written in memory of his friend and mentor Tchaikovsky, and Tchaikovsky's own string sextet Souvenir de Florence, his last work for a chamber ensemble. Don’t miss this delightful evening of music by remarkable

string virtuosos.



Arensky Quartet for violin, viola and two cellos

Soovin Kim, violin

Nicholas Cords, viola

Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello

Colin Carr, cello



Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence for string sextet

Philip Setzer, violin

Hyewon Kim, violin

Nicholas Cords, viola

Chieh-Fan Yiu, viola

Susanna Mendlow, cello

Colin Carr, cello


Program and artists subject to change.


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Friday, April 5, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Recital Hall - $34


Schubert's song cycle Winterreise (Winter’s Journey) will be sung by Randall Scarlata, baritone, accompanied by pianist Gilbert Kalish. A haunting setting of 24 poems by Wilhelm Müller, the songs follow the lonely winter journey of a poet whose love has left him for another. This is a unique opportunity to hear one of the greatest song cycles ever written.


Mr. Scarlata has been described by The Boston Globe as having “the vocal wherewithal to do just about anything he wants.” Gilbert Kalish’s profound influence as pianist in myriad performances and recordings has established him as a major figure in American music making.


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Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 8:00pm

Recital Hall - $42


The Program:
Copland Lento Quartet
Berg “Lyric Suite” Quartet
Grieg G minor Quartet, Op. 27


The Emerson String Quartet, named after the American poet
and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, is based in New York
City. Violinists Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer alternate in
the first chair position, while Lawrence Dutton plays viola
and David Finckel is the cellist.


"With musicians like this there must be some hope for
humanity."  – The Times (London)


Program subject to change.


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