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During the fall semester, Happenings will feature a series of nine, three-minute musical performances by students in the Department of Music at Stony Brook University. The “Sounds from Studio A” series was filmed, created and edited on campus in Studio A at the Video Studio. “We developed the series and contacted Michael Hershkowitz in the Music Department to have him coordinate the musicians,” said Bill Cusick, Senior Video Producer/Director for Stony Brook University’s Video Production Group. “Our goal is to give the students and a few employees some more exposure, and we hope to continue the series with additional recordings in…

Throughout the campuses of Stony Brook University, art is everywhere. Paintings, sculptures, photographs and multimedia installations are featured in the University’s many galleries. The community is always welcome. Art Among Science The gallery in the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics is open to the public Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm. It features installations from artists around the world. For more information on the next gallery show or to be added to the Center’s mailing list visit www.scgp.stonybrook.edu. This September, The Simons Center Gallery will present a solo exhibition of work by Manfred Mohr, an internationally acclaimed pioneer…

A unique collection of world-renowned entertainers will perform at Staller Center during the upcoming year. “One of many shows that will undoubtedly be popular is a touring production of Mel Brooks’ Tony Award winning musical The Producers, scheduled for November 21, 2015,” said Staller Center Director Alan Inkles. “We know that newcomers to Staller Center as well as regulars will enjoy a Broadway theatrical treat of pure fun.” The esteemed Emerson String Quartet brings an all Haydn and Beethoven program to start off the season on October 7. Jazz by Arturo Sandoval follows in a sold-out show on October 10,…

During Fall semester the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery will present the Faculty Exhibition 2015, featuring new work by Stony Brook University’s acclaimed Art Department faculty and affiliated faculty and staff. The 2015 Faculty Exhibition includes painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, video installation and digital media. The 16 artists represented engage a broad range of media, crossing boundaries in creative, challenging and sometimes playful ways. The Faculty Exhibition includes the work of internationally renowned faculty artists such as Howardena Pindell, who will show recent prints, and Nobuho Nagasawa, who is creating a new installation of sculpture and video’ Also featured are Toby Buonagurio’s brightly…

Alan Inkles has been called one of the nicest guys on campus and one of the smartest. He is also energetic, dedicated and unabashedly passionate about theater and film — traits that come in handy in his roles as director of the Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University and founder and director of the Stony Brook Film Festival, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year on July 16–25. Starting out as an actor more than 35 years ago and then as part-time theater manager at Staller, he built the Staller Center into what it is today, a cultural…

In conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the Stony Brook Film Festival, the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery will present an exhibition of vintage film posters from July 7 to July 31. Printed film posters originated in the late 19th century and are regarded as works of art and collector’s items. This exhibition features a selection of some of the 20th century’s most fascinating, intriguing and compelling American and international film posters. Classic films such as Gone with the Wind will be featured along with favorites such as Elvis’s Harem Holiday and Lawrence of Arabia as well as more recent films including…

Sure, there’s Cannes and there’s Sundance, but for 20 years, discerning film lovers have been coming to the Stony Brook Film Festival to enjoy and discover movies hand-picked from hundreds of entries from around the world. “It’s Sundance in your own backyard,” says Festival Director Alan Inkles. “If you can get to Sundance, great, but this is the closest that many people will ever come. And I’m telling you, in some cases, the quality of films is better.” Inkles and his team have chosen an eclectic mix of 34 independent features, documentaries and shorts for the 20th anniversary festival, which runs…

The Japan Center at Stony Brook is hosting the 15th Annual “Sakura Matsuri” Cherry Blossom Festival on Sunday, May 3, from at 12 pm to 5 pm, at the Charles B. Wang Center. Japanese lunch and tea will be available for sale. The day is filled with a variety of cultural activities and entertainment for the entire family. World-class performers Kaoru Watanabe and his Taiko group, Masayo Ishigure and her Koto ensemble, Junko Fisher and her Okinawan Dance company, and more will light up the stage and dazzle you with a variety of Japanese art, dance and music. Daniel Nyohaku…

The University Orchestra, conducted by Susan Deaver, will present a spring concert on Staller Center’s Main Stage Tuesday, May 5, at 8 pm. The Orchestra will perform Turina’s Procession of the Roses, Prokovief’s Lt. Kije’s Suite, Tchiakovsky’s March Slav and Sibelius’ Violin Concerto, with violin soloist Jihyang Seo, winner of the 2015 Stony Brook University Undergraduate Concerto Competition. Seo is an undergraduate music performance major on a full scholarship at Stony Brook. She was one of the first place winners of the 2012 Undergraduate Concerto Competition at Stony Brook and was featured as a violin soloist with the University Orchestra…

The Stony Brook Opera and Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra present a semi-staged concert performance of Gaetano Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” conducted by David Lawton and directed by Brenda Harris. The first performance will be Saturday, April 25, at 8 pm and the second will be Sunday, April 26, at 3 pm, both at Staller Center. Like many tragic operas of the time, the plot hinges upon a hopeless conflict between the personal feelings of the principal characters and the political and social demands of the society in which they live. Stony Brook’s production will be based on the new, critical…

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