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 Michelle Lou, Amy Williams, Wang Lu and Ushio Torikai. Performed by the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players with music director Eduardo Leandro.
Michelle Lou – seashells for percussion trio, electronics and light (2017)
Amy Williams – Study in Syntax I: Embers (Beckett) (2017)
Wang Lu – Childhood Amnesia (2017)
Ushio Torikai: She – We, for soprano and piano (2017)
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, including Stony Brook Premieres! Concert, Stony Brook Composers Concerts, Percussion Plus, Postmodern, 20th Century Classics and other new music concerts. Featuring Chris Hadley, Brian Smith, Rob Cosgrove, Jesus Rodolfo, Miles Massicotte, Yu-Ting Cheng, Stephanie Liu, Carolyn Snyder, Iva Casián-Lakoš, Nhi Huynh, John Ling, Wonjung Kim and Daniel Anastasio.