REGINA CARTER QUARTET Saturday, April 6, 2019 / 8:00 pm / Recital Hall $44 SPONSORED BY RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGIES When Staller Center brings the Regina Carter Quartet to town, get ready to hear one of the foremost jazz violinists of her generation unlock the door to a myriad of cultures and worlds, where improvisations with a blues sensibility are the standard. “Regina Carter creates music that is wonderfully listenable, probingly intelligent, and, at times, breathtakingly daring…” says Time Magazine. Ms. Carter has almost single-handedly revived interest in the violin as a jazz instrument. As a result of her curiosity, passion, and quest for beauty brought to every stop taken on her full musical journey, Regina was awarded the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship “genius grant” in 2006. (L) PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER DRUKKER (R) TOP PHOTO: LISA MAZZUCCO EMERSON QUARTET in “SHOSTAKOVICH AND THE BLACK MONK” A theatrical work starring David Strathairn, Jay O. Sanders and the Emerson Quartet Friday, April 12, 2019 / 8:00 pm / Main Stage $48 SPONSORED BY HILTON GARDEN INN – STONY BROOK “Shostakovich and The Black Monk: A Russian Fantasy” comes from the minds of acclaimed theatrical director, James Glossman, and Emerson Quartet member, Philip Setzer. In a bold intersection of chamber music and theater starring the actor David Strathairn as Dmitri Shostakovich, witness the trials and challenges of Shostakovich’s obsessive quest to create an opera based on Anton Chekov’s mystical tale: The Black Monk. The Emerson Quartet and the cast of actors tell this story through the eyes of Shostakovich himself. The tragedy that unfolds reveals that with the stroke of a pen, the Soviet regime undermined the career of one of the most prominent composers of the 20th century, Dmitri Shostakovich. The cast is subject to change. A story of art, love, madness and freedom Her impeccable pitch, lovely grace notes and delicately bent pitches remind listeners of why she has practically become a symbol of jazz in our times. – The Chicago Tribune 16
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