The University Orchestra will present a spring concert on Staller Center’s Main Stage on Tuesday, May 2, at 8 pm. The orchestra will perform masterful works including Borodin’s Prince Igor Overture, Elgar’s Imperial March, Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 in G Major, and Paule Maurice’s Tableaux de Provence for alto saxophone and orchestra performed by alto saxophonist Dasha Nenartovich, who is the First Place winner of the 2017 Stony Brook University Undergraduate Concerto Competition.
The University Orchestra, a 70-member ensemble of undergraduate students from Stony Brook University, is conducted by Susan Deaver. She has led orchestras in the United States, Europe and Asia and is a member of the music faculty at Stony Brook University. Deaver is principal guest conductor of Long Island Youth Orchestra and recently completed her 25th year as music director and conductor of the North Shore Symphony Orchestra.
Tickets are $10 general and $5 students and seniors, and are on sale online or at the Staller Center Box Office, (631) 632-ARTS.
For more information about the University Orchestra, contact the Department of Music at (631) 632-7330 or visit the website.
About Dasha Nenartovich
Dasha Nenartovich is a music major at Stony Brook University. An avid chamber musician, she has performed as a saxophonist with the Imani Winds Summer Music Festival, NYU Summer Woodwind Institute Sax Ensemble, NYU Summer Saxophone Quartet and Queens College Saxophone Ensemble. As an orchestral saxophonist, she has performed with the Stony Brook University Orchestra and Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra. Previously a flutist, she also performed with the Sewanee Summer Music Festival and was selected a winner of the Golden Key Music Festival twice, making her Carnegie Hall debut at the age of fourteen. She was also the 2015 recipient of the Presser Foundation Undergraduate Scholar Award in recognition of her achievements as a performer and scholar, and has recently been invited to join the prestigious academic honor society Phi Beta Kappa. Dasha is a student of Paul Cohen and will pursue her studies with a Master of Music degree in classical saxophone performance in the fall.
On May 7 at 4 pm, Dasha will present an honors lecture recital at the Staller Center Recital Hall, where she will perform selected works for soprano and alto saxophone.