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Stony Brook Composers Concert in Brooklyn, April 21

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Stony Brook University graduate student Joseph Bohigian has organized a concert featuring music by Stony Brook Composers on Thursday, April 21, at 7:30 pm at The Firehouse Space in Brooklyn. The show is part of the monthly Composer’s Voice Concert Series and will include music by Stony Brook faculty, current students and alumni. Works will be performed by Stony Brook students and by professional New York musicians.

Joesph Bohigian
The concert was arranged by Joseph Bohigian, a master’s student at Stony Brook.

Bohigian is a composer, percussionist and pianist whose music has been heard around the world in Germany, Portugal, Armenia, Brazil and across the United States.

“Stony Brook is very open and encouraging to composers of various styles, as reflected in its composition faculty and students,” he said. “With this concert, I hope to highlight this diversity in the works of my accomplished colleagues and teachers by bringing their music to new audiences in New York.”

The April 21 concert will feature works by Stony Brook University faculty members Matthew Barnson and Daria Semegen; students Joseph Bohigian, Alan Hankers and Andrew Conklin; and alumni Robert Voisey, Ryan Carter, João Pedro Oliveira and Philip Schuessler. These composers’ works have been performed around the world at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, ISCM World Music Days, Wigmore Hall and Aram Khachaturian Museum Hall by such ensembles as the Arditti Quartet, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, International Contemporary Ensemble and JACK Quartet.

Performances include Stony Brook graduate students Ford Fourqurean (clarinet), Niloufar Nourbakhsh (piano), Joseph Bohigian (percussion), Ross Aftel (percussion), Brian Smith (percussion) and Fly String Quartet (Jaram Kim, Andrew Minquez, Alison Rowe and Brendan Shea). Other performers are sTem (Meagan Amelia Brus, Eric Umble and Sophia Subbayya Vastek), soprano Beth Griffith, and pianists Shiau-uen Ding and Yumi Suehiro.

The Composer’s Voice Concert Series, founded in 2001 by Stony Brook alum Robert Voisey, is an opportunity for contemporary composers to express their aesthetic and personal voice. Composer’s Voice has presented hundreds of concerts in New York City and has premiered thousands of works from living composers around the world. Performances are recorded and archived to further promote new music, performers and composers. Audio, video, scores and programs can be found on the Composer’s Voice website.

Admission to the show is $10 admission. For more information, visit The Firehouse Space.

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