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Acrobats, rockstars and vampires are coming to the Staller Center for the Arts

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Screen Shot 2016-10-25 at 3.40.40 PMThe 2016-2017 season at the Staller Center for the Arts kicked off this October, featuring an all-star line-up of talented artists from around the world.

First-time Stony Brook University students and transfer students can go to their first show at the Staller Center for free using the center’s First On Us promotion. Stony Brook students can also use their ID for half-price tickets.

Among the many artists who will be taking the stage are Itzhak Perlman, world-renowned violinist, Kelli O’Hara, Tony-award-winner for The King and I, and the nine-time Grammy award-winning Emerson String Quartet.

“Our new season represents culture,” said Julie Greene, director of marketing and public relations at the Staller Center. “Get out of your safety zone. Come hear classical music, come see dance. Come experience something you’ve never seen before, that’s what college is all about.”

Check out the full schedule below and visit stallercenter.com for more details.

2016-2017 Staller Center for the Arts Season
Escher String Quartet with Eugene Drucker
A performance of Eugene Drucker’s “Madness and the Death Of Ophelia”, accompanied by Allison Linker.
Friday, October 28, 2016 8 pm $42 Recital Hall
Janeane Garofalo
The stand-up comedian brings her comedy to Stony Brook University.
Saturday, November 5, 2016 8 pm

10:30pm

$42 Recital Hall
Cristina Pato
A jazz musician part of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble performing with an unusual instrument: a bagpipe.
Saturday, November 12, 2016 8 pm $38 Recital Hall
Starry Nights – November
A performance of the musical greats by artists in residence at Stony Brook.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 8 pm $38 Recital Hall
Royal Winnipeg Ballet – Dracula
The ballet brings Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” to the Staller stage.
Saturday, November 19, 2016 8 pm $48 Main Stage
Snowkus Pocus
A winter-themed circus described as “cirque meets the Nutcracker”.
Sunday, December 4, 2016 4 pm $20 Main Stage
Emerson String Quartet
One of three concerts the Quartet-in-Residence will bring to the ’16-’17 season.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 8 pm $48 Recital Hall
Kelli O’Hara
The Broadway star will be singing a mix of Broadway, American and pop standards.
Saturday, December 10, 2016 8 pm $48 Main Stage
Emerson String Quartet
The second of three concerts the Quartet-in-Residence will perform at Stony Brook.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 8 pm $48 Recital Hall
Taj Express – The Bollywood Musical Revue
A high-energy, dazzling Bollywood spectacle.
Saturday, February 11, 2017 8 pm $48 Main Stage
Off Book / Out of Bounds, Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata
A high-energy rock show that blasts through 100 years of iconic Broadway musicals.
Sunday, February 19, 2017 7 pm $42 Main Stage
Vijay Iyer Sextet
Grammy-nominated composer/pianist performs.
Saturday, February 25, 2017 8 pm $42 Recital Hall
GALA 2017 – Itzhak Perlman
World-renowned violinist and musician performs at the Gala.
Saturday, March 4, 2017 8 pm $75 Main Stage
Starry Nights – March
The artists in residence at Stony Brook perform again in an exciting and eclectic musical program.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 8 pm $38 Recital Hall
Russian National Ballet, Carmen/Romeo & Juliet
The legendary company performs two stories on the Staller stage.
Saturday, March 11, 2017 8 pm $48 Main Stage
Five Irish Tenors
Irish wit and boisterous charm leads this unique concert to the Staller Center.
Saturday, March 18, 2017 8 pm $42 Recital Hall
Cashore Marionettes
A series of touching portrayals and poignant scenes performed with the Cashore Marionettes, redefining the art of puppetry.
Sunday, March 26, 2017 4 pm $20 Recital Hall
Cuisine & Confessions, 7 Fingers of the Hand
Eye-popping cirque choreography combined with life in the kitchen.
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Sunday, April 2, 2017
8 pm
4 pm
$42 Main Stage
Emerson String Quartet
The third and final performance by Stony Brook’s Quartet in Residence.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 8 pm $48 Recital Hall
Martha Graham Dance Company
Showcasing masterpieces by Graham alongside newly commissioned works by contemporary artists.
Saturday, April 8, 2017 8 pm $48 Main Stage
Cécile McLorin Salvant and Sullican Fortner
Showcasing rarely-recorded jazz and blues compositions.
Saturday, April 29, 2017 8 pm $42 Recital Hall

 

— By Joshua Pietzold

Joshua Pietzold ’18 is a journalism major interning with the Office of Communications and Marketing.

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