Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming 2017-18 performance season at Staller Center for the Arts, with highlights ranging from the renowned Emerson String Quartet, to jazz with The Hot Sardines, to unique theatrical extravaganzas including the Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, China.
“With the season in place, we are reaching out to loyal patrons and adding programs to entice first time visitors. It’s always great to hear newcomers remark ‘I’m so glad I finally came to Staller Center’” said Alan Inkles, director of the Staller Center.
“This season we have rising stars—the county singer Stephanie Quayle and the pop/rock musical ensemble Sons of Serendip, winners on ‘America’s Got Talent.’ Our audience will see we are bringing back many exceptional artists in proven genres, but they will also see fresh talent with the new acts we’re bringing in.”
Following the opening concert by the award-winning Emerson String Quartet (October 11) with two more programmed during the season (December 7, March 20), writer and satirist David Sedaris returns to Staller Center following a sold out show in 2013. He’ll introduce his new book, Theft by Finding.
Colin Carr will perform Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello (October 21) with refreshments provided during intermissions for this unique three-hour concert experience.
One of Argentina’s great cultural exports, Tango Buenos Aires (October 28) sets the stage for romance with its stylized choreography. Starry Nights concerts in the fall and spring (November 21, March 7) bring the world-class musicians of Stony Brook together to showcase both classical and new music.
A Main Stage holiday show (December 2) features guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey, the jazz singer and Broadway veteran along with the Swing 7 Band, entertaining with seasonal and jazz favorites.
Complete information on the upcoming season is available at the Staller Center website, where tickets may also be purchased. Ticket sales are also available through the the Staller Center Box Office at (631) 632-ARTS .