Created by composer John Lessard in 1988, the Premieres! series has commissioned works by a wide array of composers from the United States and abroad for nearly three decades. This year’s concert features diverse works by Kirsten Broberg, Nathan Heidelberger, Aaron Helgeson and Stony Brook faculty member Matthew Barnson.
Hailed by The New York Times as “a small army of musicians who demonstrate consistent accomplishment,” the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players performs a large number of concerts annually including several in New York City and on tour. These include the Stony Brook Premieres! Concert, Stony Brook Composers Concerts, Percussion Plus, Postmodern, 20th Century Classics and other new music concerts.