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2018 - 19 Season at a Glance

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Pat MethenyAN EVENING WITH PAT METHENY
With Antonio Sanchez, Linda May Han Oh and Gwilym Simcock.
Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Main Stage $54

Sponsored by Teachers Federal Credit Union

Over the years, Metheny has won countless polls as “Best Jazz Guitarist” and won twenty Grammy Awards in twelve different categories. He was named a 2018 NEA Jazz Master, the nation’s highest honor in jazz awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts. Come hear the Pat Metheny Quartet led by one of the brightest stars of the jazz community.  Pat Metheney video



FlamencoCOMPANIA FLAMENCA - EDUARDO GURRRERA


Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Main Stage $44


This group of elite artists, including Eduardo Guerrero himself, captivates audiences as they convey all of the different feelings of this temperamental and passionate dance.  
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Starry Nights OctoberSTARRY NIGHTS - OCTOBER


Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Recital Hall $40
Sponsored by WSHU Public Radio

Starry Nights comes to Staller Center twice a season with music stars who are also artists-in-residence, Professors of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts musicians at the top of their game. In October, you’ll see and hear music stars who are usually travelling the world but call Stony Brook University their home. Featured for October are violinists Philip Setzer and Arnaud Sussmann.


Megan HiltyMEGAN HILTY


Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Main Stage $52

Multi-talented Broadway star Megan Hilty is one of today’s most engaging performers.  She made her Broadway debut as Glinda in Wicked opposite Idina Menzel and won acclaim for her role in the revival of Roundabout Theatre’s Noises Off.    Watch the video


Celebrity AutoCELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY


Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Recital Hall $48

How does Vanna White flip her panels?  What does Stallone have in his freezer? What makes the Jonas Brothers get along?   

Celebrity Autobiography features a first-rate comedic ensemble performing from the actual memoirs of a wide range of celebrities, with the lineup to be announced. The passages run the gamut from the “poetry” of Suzanne Somers to the shocking “romance tips” from Tommy Lee. And what’s remarkable and unforgettably hilarious – it’s all in their own words.


OrpheusORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA


Friday, November 9, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Main Stage $48


With Ksenija Sidorova; accordion, Avi Avital; mandolin

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra welcomes two innovative artists who are reinventing their time-honored instruments: Latvia’s Ksenija Sidorova on the accordion and Israel’s Avi Avital on the mandolin.


PeridancePERIDANCE CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY


Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Main Stage $44


With a gorgeous troupe of dancers from the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Italy, Japan and Korea, you’ll be transfixed by Peridance. New York City's Peridance Contemporary Dance Company has been a powerhouse of energetic and evocative dance since 1984.   Watch the video


EmersonEMERSON QUARTET


Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Recital Hall $48

Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer, violins
Lawrence Dutton, viola      
Paul Watkins, cello

Stony Brook University has the honor of having the Emerson Quartet as quartet-in-residence—teaching, performing and mentoring, while continuing to travel the world presenting a full schedule of concerts. Staller Center proudly presents the Emerson Quartet on three evenings during our 2018-2019 Season.



SowetoSOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR


Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Main Stage $44

The voices of South Africa's Soweto Gospel Choir will soar and celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music. Filled with deep emotion and rich harmonies that lift the soul, Soweto Gospel Choir has earned two Grammys, an Emmy, and many other prestigious awards.  
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HavanaASERE! A FIESTA CUBANA
Featuring musicians and dancers of the Havana Cuba All-Stars


Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Main Stage $44


Back by popular demand with a new show, this high-energy band is a joyous celebration of Cuban music and dance styles.  The Havana Cuba All-Stars bring together some of Cuba’s greatest musicians. With rhythms and melodies from the chacha to the rumba, from “Son Cubano” style to the salsa, the All-Stars will showcase a wide variety of Cuban beats.   Watch the video


CirqueCIRQUE ÈLOIZE in SALOON


Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Main Stage $44
Sponsored by Times Beacon Record News Media 

The Wild Wild West comes alive with Cirque Éloize’s newest creation, Saloon. Swing open the saloon doors and lasso up some fun for the entire family. Staller Center brings back the multi-talented French-Canadian cirque company that thrilled audiences with their shows “Rain,” “Nomade,” and “ID.”  You won’t want to miss the excitement of Saloon.      Watch the video


SavionSAVION GLOVER in  ALL FuNKD' UP


Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Main Stage $52

The epitome of a living legend, Tony Award-winning choreographer and tap dancer Savion Glover (Broadway’s Bring in ’Da Noise, Bring in ’Da Funk) returns to Staller Center to dance to an eclectic soundtrack with his six-piece band, DJs, and company of dancers.


Emerson2EMERSON QUARTET


Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Recital Hall $48

Having celebrated its 40th Anniversary—a major milestone for the ground-breaking ensemble—the Emerson Quartet has continued to take on musical challenges with their programs. Their commitment to keeping the art form of the string quartet alive and relevant never wavers.


Turtle IslandTURTLE ISLAND QUARTET with CYRUS CHESTNUT


Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Recital Hall $44

IN “CARRY ME HOME” WITH SPECIAL GUEST, CYRUS CHESTNUT, PIANO.

Turtle Island has been a singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings. In this very special concert the Grammy-winning Turtle Island becomes a quintet as jazz master Cyrus Chestnut joins them for a program called “Carry Me Home.”




Renee FlemingGALA 2019:  RENÉE FLEMING


Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Main Stage
$90 Regular ticket


Known as “the people’s diva,” soprano Renée Fleming captivates audiences around the globe with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry and compelling stage presence. The Metropolitan Opera superstar graces the 2019 Staller Center Gala in a recital with her longtime collaborator, the distinguished German pianist Hartmut Höll, bringing Staller Center patrons a special program of beloved arias and songs.   
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MayumanaMAYUMANA in  CURRENTS


Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Main Stage $48

Sponsored by Jeffersons Ferry

Israel’s Mayumana brings a spectacular dance and light show inspired by the historical ‘Battle of Currents’ between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla in their quest for finding energy sources for the world.   Watch the video


Starry Nights MarchSTARRY NIGHTS MARCH


Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Recital Hall $40
Sponsored by WSHU Public Radio

Bring in the spring with Starry Nights, produced by artistic director and renowned cellist, Colin Carr. Enjoy a unique program by stars who are artists-in-residence, Professors of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts musicians.


Peter CincottiPETER CINCOTTI


Saturday, March 16, 2019
8:00 pm
Recital Hall $40
Sponsored by Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP

Peter Cincotti returns to Staller Center after crooning his way into our hearts and receiving a standing ovation. He is
a native New Yorker who first reached the top of the Billboard charts with his self-titled debut at the age of eighteen, making him one of the youngest artists to do so.   Watch the video


Sleepingn BeautyRUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET in  SLEEPING BEAUTY


Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Main Stage $48


This sumptuous company of over 50 dancers direct from Russia brings Sleeping Beauty to the stage. The Russian National Ballet’s traditional staging of the classic fairytale comes to life with stunning precision and artistry, all set to the timeless Tchaikovsky score.


Regina CarterREGINA CARTER QUARTET


Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Recital Hall $44
Sponsored by Renaissance

When Staller Center brings the Regina Carter Quartet to town, get ready to hear one of the foremost jazz violinists of her generation unlock the door to a myriad of cultures and worlds, where improvisations with a blues sensibility are the standard. “Regina Carter creates music that is wonderfully listenable, probingly intelligent, and, at times, breathtakingly daring…” says Time Magazine.    Watch the video


Emerson 3EMERSON QUARTET in  THE BLACK MONK


Friday, April 12, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Main Stage $48

Sponsored by Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook.

“Shostakovich and The Black Monk: A Russian Fantasy” comes from the minds of acclaimed theatrical director, James Glossman, and Emerson String Quartet member, Philip Setzer.

In a bold intersection of chamber music and theater starring the actor David Strathairn as Dmitri Shostakovich, witness the trials and challenges of Shostakovich’s obsessive quest to create an opera based on Anton Chekov’s mystical tale: The Black Monk.


ComplexionsCOMPLEXIONS CONTEMPORARY BALLET


Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Main Stage $44
Sponsored by WLIW21

Master Choreographer Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson’s Complexions Contemporary Ballet reinvent dance through a groundbreaking mix of methods, styles and cultures.  With Star Dust – A Tribute to David Bowie, along with other exciting pieces from their repertory, a thrilling night of dance is in store by one of the most athletic companies of our time.  
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