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Library Concert Series: Fall Chamber Music Festival 2016

SBU Libraries was proud and honored to host the final concert of the fall 2016 semester on Wednesday, December 14th in the Melville Library Galleria. These amazing musicians are graduate students from the Stony Brook University Department of Music. They

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Turmoil Radio: A Trove of Punk Rock Music History & Culture

The Turmoil Radio Collection documents the 24-year run of Steve Kreitzer’s radio program on WUSB-FM (90.1 FM) – the world’s longest running punk rock radio show. Beginning in 1980, the show became a vital part of the Long Island punk and hardcore

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Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival July 31-August 28, 2016

As a gentle rain poured over eastern Long Island early Sunday evening, a packed sanctuary of concertgoers at Bridgehampton’s Presbyterian Church reveled in Alan Alda’s delightful readings of excerpts from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s letters, interspersed with top-notch performances of the

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University’s Calidore String Quartet Wins M-Prize

Congratulations to the Calidore String Quartet, in residence at Stony Brook University, for winning the University of Michigan’s $100,000 M-Prize, a major new chamber music award.  Here is the Quartet in performance in the Library Galleria in 2015: For  more

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Library Concert Series: Spring Chamber Music Festival

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016 the Violin Studio’s sixth and final library concert of the year was part of the music department’s Spring Chamber Music Festival.  Violinists Yanki Karatas and Emily Daggett Smith  presented works by Kreisler and Mozart;  violist

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Library Concert Series: “The Art of Violin”

On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, Stony Brook University Libraries’ hosted the third in the series, and final concert of the Spring semester, “The Art of Violin” featuring musicians from the department of music. It was a beautiful afternoon enjoyed by

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Library Concert Series: “The Art of Violin”

SBU Libraries, in cooperation with Michael Hershkowitz, Director of Concerts,  and Department of Music faculty member, two time Grammy nominee Jennifer Frautschi,  was honored to present the first concert of the Spring 2016 semester featuring violinists and musicians from the Department

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Database Trial: RILM Music Encyclopedias

The SBU Libraries will trial RILM Music Encyclopedias (EBSCO) until March 1, 2016. This database is a full-text compilation of 41 seminal titles published from 1775 to 2015 and is comprised of more than 80,000 pages, the majority of which are not available

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“An Afternoon with Eleonore Oppenheim”

Stony Brook University Libraries’ recently had the unique opportunity of hosting electric bassist, Eleonore Oppenheim where she performed in the Melville Library Galleria. “Quietly virtuosic” (Alan Kozinn, the New York Times) upright and electric bassist Eleonore Oppenheim is quickly gaining a reputation as both a  valued

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The Music of John Lessard: A Tribute Concert

Thursday, October 22 8 pm Recital Hall, Staller Center for the Arts Free Admission Many of Jack Lessard’s scores can be found in the Music Library.  His career as a highly regarded composer spanned 60 years, and he was a

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