Friday, March 13, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Recital Hall - $36
Sponsored by WSHU Public Radio


Artists-in-residence in demand throughout the concert world bring great chamber music to Staller Center. Among the pieces on the Starry Nights program for March is the beautiful Brahms piano quintet, and works that feature the bassoon.


The program will include: Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34; Mozart Sonata for Bassoon and Cello in Bb, K.292; Kreutzer Das Tote Fagott for bassoon, baritone and piano


Artists to include Gilbert Kalish, piano; Soovin Kim, violin; Paul Watkins, cello; Colin Carr, artistic director and cello; Randall Scarlata, baritone; Frank Morelli, bassoon.


Program and artists subject to change


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Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Main Stage - $42
Sponsored by Times Beacon Record Newspapers


The Moscow City Ballet is one of Russia’s most extensively touring ballet companies. Founded in 1988, the Company is renowned for the perfection of its corps de ballet in the best traditions of the Russian school of classical ballet.


In Don Quixote, an old gentleman of 17th century Spain is obsessed with defending the helpless and destroying the wicked. His quest creates the perfect story for the stage, with scenes in a Gypsy camp, dreams, and happy endings. Don Quixote is one of the most popular ballets, based on choreography by Marius Pepita, the father of classical ballet.


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The adventures of Don Quixote, self-created knight—

a full-length ballet in three acts.






Animals are people too!



Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 4:00 pm
Main Stage - $15
Not Just for Kids -

Presented by Bank of America



In this new production of the Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre,

Mr. Gregory Popovich will showcase the amazing talents of

his unique cast of rescued animals including fifteen house

cats, ten dogs, four geese, eight doves, and two parrots.

These performing pets love to show off onstage, performing

various stunts, skits, balancing acts and more. Featured on

“The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno, “Late Night” with David

Letterman as well as NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” Popovich’s love for animals and incredible talents combine on stage, creating a furry and feathery extravaganza.


A show for all ages.


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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Recital Hall - $48


Dawn Upshaw and her longtime collaborator, pianist Gilbert Kalish,

bring a deeply engaging recital to Staller Center. Upshaw has

achieved worldwide celebrity as a singer of opera and concert

repertoire ranging from the sacred works of Bach to the freshest

sounds of today. In 1993 her amazing voice was heard worldwide

on the million-selling recording of the haunting Symphony No 3 by

Henryk Górecki, known as the Symphony of Sorrowful Songs. Ms.

Upshaw regularly presents specially designed programs composed

of lieder, unusual contemporary works in many languages, and folk

and popular music. The four-time Grammy Award winner will be

joined by Gilbert Kalish, Distinguished Professor of Music at Stony

Brook University and a renowned pianist and guest artist with

many of the world’s best chamber ensembles.


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Anybody who has heard Upshaw sing has experienced the depths of her talent. A natural soprano, her voice is like a ray of light in a forest. Its luminous tone is proof that some things in the world can never be manufactured. - The Los Angeles Times





Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Recital Hall - $48


Bring in the spring with an unforgettable night of chamber music featuring the critically acclaimed Emerson Quartet in its last concert

on the Staller Center season.


In a season of over 80 performances, mingled with the Quartet members’ individual artistic commitments, Emerson highlights feature numerous concerts on both coasts and throughout North America. The Quartet plans multiple tours of Europe and tours of South America and Asia. The Emerson continues its series at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC for its 34th season and gives a three-concert series in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.



The program at Staller Center will include:  Purcell Two Fantasias; Mozart String Quartet No. 14 in G major, K. 387; Liebermann String Quartet No. 5 (2014); Beethoven String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132


"…they can turn on a dime to create quicksilver variations of mood." - The Gramophone


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Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8:00pm

Recital Hall - $36

Sponsored by WALK 97.5 Radio


The Recital Hall will transform into a cabaret theater, when Jarrod Spector, who starred as Frankie Valli for six years in Broadway’s Jersey Boys, pays tribute to some of his favorite singers. Also a star of the Broadway hit Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Spector comes to Staller Center celebrating his album "A Little Help From My Friends: Live at 54 BELOW."



He traces the legacy of the great male singers who became the rock stars of their generations, even before rock was born. Jarrod Spector wraps his voice around the songs that have made superstars out of more than a century of tenor legends, from Freddie Mercury, Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney to the great Enrico Caruso himself.


"…with the big voice and the killer falsetto [he] could easily earn his own place in the vaulted pantheon of pop royalty."

- Brian Scott Lipton


"A Little Help From My Friends’ is a witty energetic mini-jukebox musical." - Stephen Holden, The New York Times



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Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 7:00pm

Main Stage - $42

Sponsored by Hilton Garden Inn - Stony Brook


This celebrated contemporary ballet company from the San Francisco Bay area has been guided by Alonzo King since 1982. King is a visionary choreographer who collaborates with noted composers, musicians, and visual artists, creating works that

imbue classical ballet with new expressive potential.


On the program is Concerto for Two Violins, a full-company work set to Johann Sebastian Bach’s Double Violin Concerto, one of the composer’s most famous pieces. Writing Ground, a collaboration with award-winning author Colum McCann, is set to a collection of sacred early music from the Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Tibetan Buddhist traditions. King’s brand of “muscular classicism” delivers a unique dance experience.


Program is subject to change.


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