The Stony Brook Chamber Ensemble — featuring Philip Setzer from the Emerson String Quartet as concertmaster and SBU graduate students — will perform on Tuesday, April 7, at 8 pm in the Recital Hall at Staller Center. The concert, “Souvenirs,” includes Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence and Watkins’ Broken Consort. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.
The concert will be broadcast on Wednesday, April 15, at 8 pm on WUSB 90.1FM, along with an interview with Philip Setzer and violinist Anne Sophie Andersen, a DMA/MA candidate in the Department of Music and founder of the Stony Brook Chamber Ensemble.
The Stony Brook Chamber Ensemble is made up of diverse professional musicians from around the world. The group provides the Stony Brook community and surrounding areas with consistent, high-quality free concerts at local venues. The ensemble performs a varied selection of music including baroque music on period instruments, traditional chamber music repertoire and contemporary music.
Philip Setzer, a founding member of Stony Brook University’s ensemble-in-residence Emerson String Quartet, is a professor of violin and chamber music at SBU. He has given master classes at schools around the world, including the Curtis Institute, London’s Royal Academy of Music, the San Francisco Conservatory, UCLA, the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Mannes School.