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The Music of
Sheila Silver:
A Celebration

Thursday, February 08, 2018  |  7:30pm


This concert features selected works from composer Sheila Silver’s musical output over the past 25 years, including arias, songs, instrumental chamber and multi-media works.  The recipient of numerous awards including the Rome Prize, the Prix de Paris, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Sackler Prize in Music Composition for Opera, Silver’s music is performed internationally.  This concert is produced as a tribute to Ms. Silver by the Department of Music at Stony Brook University, where she has served as Professor of Music since 1979.


To the Spirit Unconquered (1992)

       Trio de Novo:
              Brian Bak, violin
              Phuc Phan,  cello
              Hsin-Chiao Liao, piano

Life is Always Changing  aria from The Wooden Sword (2010)
Thursday from Beauty Intolerable, A Songbook based on the poetry of
Edna St.Vincent Millay (2013)

       Risa Renae Harman, soprano
       Timothy Long, piano

Laila and Tarik Love Scene from A Thousand Splendid Suns (2016)

       Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano
       Ian McEuen, tenor
       Ryan McCullough, piano
       Brian Bak, violin
       Phuc Phan, cello

On Loving, Three Songs in Memory of Diane Kalish  (2015)

       Dawn Upshaw, soprano
       Gilbert Kalish, piano

Subway Sunset (2000)

       Gili Sharret, bassoon
       Arielle Levioff, piano
       Video by John Feldman

Twilight’s Last Gleaming (2007) (two pianos and percussion)

       Gilbert Kalish and Christina Dahl, pianos
       Eduardo Leandro and Brian Smith, percussion

Student tickets are available for this performance.  For more information, please call the box office at 212 501 3330 or visit in-person.  Limit 2 tickets per valid student ID.

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