The University Orchestra, conducted by Susan Deaver, will present a spring concert on Staller Center’s Main Stage Tuesday, May 3, at 8 pm. The Orchestra will perform Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture, Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 and Villa-Lobos Fantasia for Soprano Saxophone and Chamber Orchestra. Saxophonist Daniel Minogue, winner of the 2016 Stony Brook University Undergraduate Concerto Competition, will perform the Villa Lobos Fantasia.
Minogue ’16 is a performer and composer of classical, jazz, rock and other modern music. He has performed with various orchestras, wind ensembles, chamber ensembles, popular music groups and jazz ensembles in New York and Virginia. At Stony Brook, Minogue studies with saxophonist Scott Litroff and has performed with the University Jazz Ensemble (The SBU Blowage) under the tutelage of jazz trombonist Ray Anderson, the Contemporary Chamber Players led by Eduardo Leandro, and both the University and the Symphony Orchestras. He has also studied music composition with Phil Salathé and Taylor Ackley and a number of his works have premiered at Stony Brook.
The University Orchestra is a 70-member, all-student ensemble of undergraduate students from Stony Brook University that presents a series of concerts each year at Staller Center. Deaver has conducted 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, $5 students and seniors. Tickets are available online or by calling the Staller Center Box Office at (631) 632-ARTS.
For more information about the University Orchestra contact the Stony Brook Department of Music at (631) 632-7330 or visit the website.