Category Archives: Staller Center

Save the Date 2/1/13 Stony Brook University Music Dept. Scholarship Benefit

Friday, February 1, 2013 at 8 pm

 Scholarship Benefit




Copland, Sonata for Violin and Piano

Prokofiev, Five Melodies

Beethoven, sonata in C Minor for Violin and Piano

Lan-In (Winnie) Yang, sonata for Violin and Piano (World Premiere)


Proceeds support the Gilbert Kalish Endowed Scholarship Fund in Musical Performance


All tickets – $50


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Vote for Stony Brook in Best of Long Island Contest 2013

Stony Brook University has been nominated as Best of Long Island 2013 in these 11 categories by the readers of the Long Island Press.

Your vote can help us win!

Vote any time between today and December 15, 2012. You are allowed one vote per IP address per day until voting ends on December 15.

* College President: Click here to Vote for Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., M.D

* College Sports Program: Click here to Vote for Stony Brook University

* LI College or University: Click here to Vote for Stony Brook University

Health & Wellness
* Hospital: Click here to Vote for Stony Brook University Hospital

* Adult Day Care: Click here to vote for the Long Island State Veterans Home

Arts & Entertainment
* Mascot: Click here to Vote for WOLFIE

* Annual Event/Festival: Click here to Vote for Stony Brook Film Festival

* Concert Venue: Click here to Vote for Staller Center for the Arts

* Local Live Theater: Click here to Vote for Staller Center for the Arts

* Radio Station: Click here to Vote for WUSB

* Day Care: Click here to Vote for Stony Brook Child Care Services, Inc.

Thank you for helping our mission to be among the Best. We truly appreciate your support.

PS: If you have trouble casting your vote, contact Felice Cantatore at or (516) 284-3302

Staller Center 2012 Gala Presents Bebe Neuwirth

Bebe photo by George Holz

Photo by George Holz

Staller Center’s Annual Gala features one of Broadway’s finest talents, Bebe Neuwirth, in her show, “Stories with Piano,” on Saturday, March 10, at 8 pm. The multi-talented actress; singer; dancer; and star of Broadway, movies and television, is best known for her acclaimed roles in Sweet Charity, Chicago, Damn Yankees, The Addams Family, and as Lilith on the television show,Cheers. Future roles for Neuwirth include a re-occurring role on CBS TV’s The Good Wife. For the Staller Center Gala, Neuwirth will perform Broadway and cabaret favorites accompanied by Scott Cady on piano in a sophisticated cabaret evening of stories and song.

Neuwirth’s performance of selections by Kander and Ebb, Tom Waits, Weill-Brecht, Stephen Sondheim and others was characterized by The New York Times’ music critic Stephen Holden as “brilliant…in a strong but well-worn voice that belongs to the Chita Rivera school of street smarts, she lays down the law. This is how it is, folks. This is the truth. Live with it.”

Staller Center Director Alan Inkles has wanted to have Bebe Neuwirth perform here for years. Her busy schedule precluded it. He met her backstage at a performance of The Addams Family.

“I told Bebe that we would love to have her for our Gala,” said Inkles. “Many of her fans would be in the audience. In fact, the Staller Center staff is among her fans. We had screened one of her Indie films at the Stony Brook Film Festival in 2009 and marveled at her performance. The 2009 New York premiere of ‘Adopt a Sailor’ starred Ms. Neuwirth, Peter Coyote and Ethan Peck, with Bebe as part of an intensely argumentative New York City couple who adopt a sailor during Fleet Week. I was thrilled that by the end of our conversation she agreed in principle to perform at our Gala.”

Tickets for Bebe Neuwirth “Stories with Piano” are $65, available at or (631) 632-ARTS. Preferred seating and tickets to a Gala Benefit Reception following the performance are also available by calling Katie Stockhammer, director of development for the arts, at (631) 632-4062. Gala proceeds help support Staller Center’s season and educational outreach efforts.

Source: Stony Brook University Happenings


Alumni Performances – Marc Levine, DMA ’05 & Tami Morse, DMA ’09

Baroque Sundays at Three Presents Flying Forms 


Flying Forms – the brilliant new group led by distinguished Baroque violinist, Marc Levine, and harpsichordist, Tami Morse, both graduates of the Stony Brook music department features some of the finest young talent in America today performing music from all corners of the Baroque age. 

Event Info
Sunday, February 19, 3:00 PM
Staller Center Recital Hall 

Suggested Donation: $10 Adults, $5 Students and Seniors




Sat, 4 Feb, 2012 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 

Renowned the world over for its imaginative and athletic exploration of creative collaboration, Pilobolus is dance at its innovative best! The physically daring dancers seem to break all the rules.

Pilobolus’ founders played around with shape, weight sharing and wild ideas in a dance class at Dartmouth College forty years ago. Pilobolus has evolved into a pioneering American cultural institution, producing choreographic works as innovative as ever.

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Location: Staller Center – Main Stage
Fees: $38
Calendar: Event Calendar
Category: University Events

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Mantra Percussion Featuring Michael Gordon’s "Timber" 10/10/11


8PM Monday, October 10, 2011 

Staller Center for the Arts Recital Hall 

Free Admission

Mantra Percussion is pleased to announce a new commission with American composer Michael Gordon. Gordon’s new piece, Timber, is an evening-length tour de force. Scored for six graduated wooden Simantras — Greek liturgical percussion instruments used by French composer Iannis Xenakis — the work brings the physicality, endurance and technique of percussion performance to a new level. In this new work, Gordon shapes the music in both polyrhythmic and dynamic waves of textures — often each players’ hands are in separate rhythmic ‘worlds’, each traversing a different dynamic contour from loud to soft to loud, similar in some respects to his solo for percussion, XY.

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Performance includes three Stony Brook University Alumni


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