Friday, October 29, 2010

Stony Brook Baroque Ensemble

We want to tell you more about the Stony Brook Baroque Ensemble! Strong both in technical prowess and interpretive ingenuity, they regularly tackle diverse repertoire on a variety of period instruments. Recent years have seen performances of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo, Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, Carissimi's Jephtha, the United States premiere of Cavalli's Eliogabalo, and the complete Bach concerti for multiple harpsichords. Below is their performance (with members of the Aulos Ensemble) of the first movement of Bach's Concerto for Three Harpsichords in D Minor, BWV 1063. Soloists are Faythe Vollrath, Satono Norizuki, and Stephen Gamboa. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

CFP: Perspectives on Performance

The Stony Brook Music Department announces its inaugural Graduate Music Symposium, to be held February 11-12, 2011. We welcome graduate students from all disciplines to submit paper or lecture-recital proposals on various aspects of musical performance. The symposium will feature a keynote address by Dr. Ellen Rosand (Yale), as well as a performance of Handel’s Acis and Galatea by Stony Brook’s award-winning Baroque Ensemble, directed by Arthur Haas. Suggested topics for our symposium include:

  • Performers and their publics
  • Pedagogy and performance practice
  • Theorizing performance
  • Ethnographies of performances and performers
  • Performing as embodied knowledge
  • Identity politics and performance
  • Performers and composers
  • Liveness and mediation
We invite submissions of 250-word abstracts for 20-minute papers or 40-minute lecture recitals. Please submit proposals to by Friday, December 10. Stony Brook is accessible via MacArthur Airport, the Long Island Rail Road, and the Bridgeport/Port Jefferson ferry. Housing with Stony Brook graduate students will be available for presenters staying overnight.