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University Orchestra Concert at Staller Center May 5

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Undergraduate Concerto Competition winner Jihyang Seo.
2015 Stony Brook Undergraduate Concerto Competition winner Jihyang Seo will be the violin soloist.

The University Orchestra, conducted by Susan Deaver, will present a spring concert on Staller Center’s Main Stage Tuesday, May 5, at 8 pm. The Orchestra will perform Turina’s Procession of the Roses, Prokovief’s Lt. Kije’s Suite, Tchiakovsky’s March Slav and Sibelius’ Violin Concerto, with violin soloist Jihyang Seo, winner of the 2015 Stony Brook University Undergraduate Concerto Competition.

Seo is an undergraduate music performance major on a full scholarship at Stony Brook. She was one of the first place winners of the 2012 Undergraduate Concerto Competition at Stony Brook and was featured as a violin soloist with the University Orchestra in a performance of Brahms’ Violin Concerto at Staller Center this past November. Seo also plays with the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra and is concertmistress of the University Orchestra. She attended the Seoul International Music Festival in 2010 and the Music Academy of the West in 2012 and 2013.

The University Orchestra is a 70-member all-student ensemble of undergraduate students from Stony Brook that presents a series of concerts each year at Staller Center, including the annual Messiah Sing-Along and the Family Concert. Conductor Susan Deaver has led orchestras in the United States, Europe and Asia and is a member of the music faculty at Stony Brook University. She is also music director and conductor of the North Shore Symphony Orchestra, principal guest conductor of Long Island Youth Orchestra, and on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music’s Precollege Division.

Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 seniors and students, and are on sale at the Staller Center Box Office (631) 632-ARTS or online. For more information about the University Orchestra contact the Department of Music at (631) 632-7330 or visit

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