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 founding member of the Department of Music, where he taught from 1962 to 1990.  Students, alumni and faculty will come together to honor him in a recital of his music, which will include many of his songs and works for percussion, guitar and woodwind quintet.  The concert will feature a special guest artist, soprano Tony Arnold, in a performance of Lessard’s 1984 work Pond in a Bowl.  Other performers include Tory Browers, Dominic Donato, George Fisher, Eduardo Leandro, Steve Paysen, Jerry Willard and members of the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players.

Jack Lessard

Gisele Schierhorst

Gisele Schierhorst

Head of Music Library at Stony Brook University Libraries
Gisele is the Head of the Music Library. She is the liaison to Music, Africana Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology.
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