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Stony Brook Orchestra performing their annual Messiah Sing-Along a previous year. COURTESY OF SUSAN DEAVER

It’s time for the Stony Brook Orchestra’s annual Messiah sing-along concert this weekend

Jenna Zaza December 8, 2023
Stony Brook University’s Department of Music is hosting its annual Messiah Sing-Along this Sunday, Dec. 10, at 4 p.m. at the Staller Center. This tradition started in the late 1970s by a graduate student and an undergraduate student. 
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University orchestra showcases dazzling performance at Staller

University orchestra showcases dazzling performance at Staller

Jenna Zaza March 2, 2023
On Feb. 28, the Stony Brook University Department of Music hosted its annual one-hour family-friendly orchestra performance, featuring violinist Elvina Liu and conductor Susan Deaver, at the Staller Center.
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The University orchestra holds a concert every season at the Staller Center for the Arts and auditions are held two weeks prior to each semester. The performance highlights the myriad of talents of the undergraduate musicians.  Jenna Zaza/ The Statesman

University Orchestra shines at Staller

Jenna Zaza November 19, 2022
On Nov. 15, Stony Brook University's Department of Music held an orchestra concert featuring pianist Yumito Torigoe and conductor Susan Deaver in celebration of Ralph Vaughan Williams' 150th birthday at the Staller Center for the Arts.
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Stony Brook University Orchestra keeps up with symphonies from great composers

Lajiere Blake November 18, 2019
On Tuesday, Nov. 12, the Stony Brook University Orchestra performed renditions of Claude Debussy’s “Fetes” from “Trois Nocturnes” and Johannes Brahms’ “Symphony No. 2” led by conductor Susan Deaver at the Staller Center for the Arts. Winner of the 2019 Stony Brook University Undergraduate Concerto Competition, Thomas Lei, was the featured soloist and he performed Aram Khachaturian’s “Concerto for Flute and Orchestra” with the orchestra.
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The Stony Brook Orchestra, above, performed last semester to make up for a canceled concert. French horn player Amr Selim was the featured  performer. KYSTEN MASSA / THE STATESMAN

University Orchestra preps for its end-of-the-semester show

Matthew Boerleider April 26, 2017
On Tuesday, May 2, the 70 students of the University Orchestra will combine their wide variety of talents with a range of instruments to produce a harmony of sounds first heard as early as the 17th century.
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Susan Deaver has conducted the Stony Brook Orchestra since 2000. STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS

Susan Deaver: A conductor’s journey through the music industry

David Pepa March 27, 2017
Susan Deaver had to go through many rehearsals, practices and auditions in order to get where is today and she proves that finding work in the arts after college can be done.
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 The Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra is made up of talented graduate music students from all over the world.  (KRYSTEN MASSA / THE STATESMAN)

Stony Brook Orchestra’s annual Family Concert

David Pepa March 3, 2016
Families from the local community came to the Staller Center Main Stage on Tuesday, March 1 to see Stony Brook Orchestra’s annual Family Concert.
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Campus spotlight: Susan Deaver advances orchestra

Basil John November 10, 2014
The University Orchestra is made up of a variety of students, including those still in high school, undergraduates and graduate students and is open to string, woodwind, brass and percussion players.
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The Music From Around the World performance by the University Orchestra at the Staller Center captivated the audience with a diverse variety of music. (FRANCESCA CAMPIONE / THE STATESMEN)

Staller Center explores music from around the world

Francesca Campione February 26, 2014
Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. as the lights dimmed at the Staller Center for the Arts, the University Orchestra’s conductor Susan Deaver led the group in the Music From Around the World performance that would soon captivate their audience.
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