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FALL 2022

 

METOPERA AND MORE IN HD 

 

Matthew Polenzani, Tenor

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2022 

3PM | RECITAL HALL

With a stunning tenor, Matthew Polenzani has been bringing Met audiences to their feet for years, since his debut in 1997. Breathing new, vibrant life into characters like Cosi Fan Tutte’s Fernando, Tamiko in The Magic Flute, and the title role of Don Carlos, the New York Times hailed him as “a vocalist of refinement, inwardness and melancholy.” 

Now, Polenzani brings that voice of equal power and tenderness to the Recital Hall in a thrilling, intimate evening of highlights from his award-winning, versatile career.

This show is presented In memory of Howard Scarrow.

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Starry Nights

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2022 

7PM | RECITAL HALL

With the combined talent of Stony Brook’s established artists and its rising stars, Artist-in-Residence Colin Carr and company continue to enchant our audiences with their musical wizardry.  From the beginnings of classical music to contemporary composers and art forms that include world, folk, and jazz, these programs always delight the Staller Center audiences. The program and artists for our winter concert include Tchaikovsky Piano Trio op 50 with Jennifer Frautschi and Ji Na Kim, and jazz selections with masters Ray Anderson, Tom Manuel and friends.

 

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Caroline Campbell

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2022 

8PM | RECITAL HALL

HOLLYWOOD SERENADE: THE ARTISTRY OF CAROLINE CAMPBELL

Establishing herself both as a skilled classical artist and a versatile contemporary musician, world renowned violinist Caroline Campbell was last seen at Staller alongside Chris Botti, moving the audience to rapturous applause with her instrument alone. Poised to do that once more, Campbell returns to the Staller Center  in a thrilling evening of cinematic hits. 

Invigorating some of the best-known music of Hollywood and beyond, this once in a lifetime talent is “an acrobat without a safety net, she knows how to seduce, to move people and make them dance.” (Andrea Boccielli). From concerts at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Sydney Opera House to solo appearances with the Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Indianapolis Symphony, and many more, Campbell’s internationally acclaimed brilliance will come to life as she couples brilliant renditions of some of film’s most beloved songs with her enigmatic presence.

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An Intimate Evening with David Foster & Katharine McPhee

THURSDAY DECEMBER 1, 2022 

7PM | MAIN STAGE

16-time Grammy winning music icon David Foster and acclaimed singer, television, and Broadway star Katharine McPhee bring their viral Instagram show on the road.

With a lot of time on their hands thanks to the pandemic, husband and wife-duo Foster and McPhee took to Instagram and began broadcasting The Kat and Dave Show directly from their living room. Realizing that they had quite the act going, the duo is now taking the viral sensation on the road. 

In an intimate evening of the hits that have defined their incredible careers, this powerhouse duo will be performing a setlist of hits from Dave’s repertoire- with songs from Chicago, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, and more- and Kat’s- featuring songs from her acclaimed performances on Broadway and the West End, the cult favorite series Smash, and her career-launching season of American Idol.

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Sons of Serendip - Child Show

SUNDAY  DECEMBER 11, 2022 

4PM | RECITAL HALL

Though they’re used to thrilling older audiences, Sons of Serendip is ecstatic to bring a unique, scaled performance made to bring magic and merriment to young audiences. 

The Quartet’s signature sweetness comes to life in a gorgeous and heartwarming performance for our young audiences. 

From Sons of Serendip, themselves:

We are excited to perform a holiday mini-concert for kids and their families! Our performance will be a mix of holiday favorites infused with fresh creativity and emotion. We'll also share stories and open it up for questions that the audience might have about our music, arranging process, and journey as a quartet.

 

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Sons of Serendip - Holiday Show

SUNDAY  DECEMBER 11, 2022 

7PM | RECITAL HALL

Winning the hearts of fans and judges alike as finalists on America’s Got Talent, Sons of Serendip transfixing stage presence returns to the Staller Center in a festive evening of warmth and cheer. 

It was serendipity that brought the four members of Billboard-charting Sons of Serendip together- and watching them onstage proves that. 

Lead vocalist Micah Christian, cellist and vocalist Kendall Ramseur, pianist Cordaro Rodriguez, and harpist Mason Morton met when they were graduate students at Boston University. And while fate united them, their innate talent and dedication to share their music with the world is what has skyrocketed the quartet to fame. 

Join Sons of Serendip for a festive, heartwarming evening of cheer that will put even the biggest Scrooge in the Holiday Spirit!

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Kevin James

TWO SHOWS: FRIDAY, JANUARY 27 & SATURDAY, JANUARY 28  

8PM | MAIN STAGE

BOTH PERFORMANCES SOLD OUT!



The King of Long Island comes home in his first Staller Center appearances, blocks away from the streets that built him! 



Ranked as one of the 100 greatest stand-ups by Comedy Central, his lauded specials Sweat The Small Stuff and Never Don’t Give Up have solidified James as one of the top comics of his generation. Now, James brings that incisive, irreverent stand-up to the Main Stage in an all-out hilarious evening. Returning to his Stony Brook roots, James will have audiences doubled over in laughter as he comes home- and brings his biting, uproarious wit with him. 

Since performing his first Stand-up set at Long Island’s East Side Comedy Club in 1989, Kevin James has established himself as a powerhouse actor, writer, and comedian. Discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a deal with Paramount to develop his own sitcom, The King of Queens. Earning an Emmy nomination for his role, James starred in all nine seasons of the smash hit show, which continues to air daily in syndication. Moving from television to film, James’ iconic roles in the films Hitch, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, and Grown Ups catapulted him into stardom. He continues to dominate all of these mediums, having starred in the sitcoms Kevin Can Wait and The Crew and the new films Hubie Halloween, Home Team, and Becky, all while lending his voice to the Hotel Transylvania films.

 

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GALA - American Ballet Theatre

SATURDAY   MARCH 4, 2023 

7PM | MAIN STAGE

Our annual Gala is a celebration of the Staller center- and of the arts. Gala Supporter Tickets are the best way to enjoy the evening. Each ticket includes reserved seating in our VIP section, admission to our Gala Celebration* post-show, and acknowledgement in the Gala Program gold pages.

Gala Supporter ticket proceeds are invested in Staller center programing and Educational Outreach initiatives. We are immensely grateful to all Gala Supporters, whose ticket secures our future and allows us to continue to bring arts to our community. 

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ABOUT THE SHOW: 

Widely recognized as one of the great dance companies in the world, American Ballet Theatre remains unparalleled in size, scope, and outreach. A living national treasure since its inception in 1940, ABT annually performs for more than 300,000 people nationwide, making in the only major cultural institution to do so. In its over 80-year history, the Company has appeared in a total of 45 countries and has performed in all 50 US States. In recognition of its storied history, incredible depth, and high-caliber quality, Congress declared American Ballet Theatre as America’s National Ballet Company® on April 27, 2006. 

Now, in a thrilling evening of dance, ABT brings its legendary company to the Main Stage in a celebration of the Staller Center.

 

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