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Simons Center Art and Science Program Tuesday Concert Series, Summer 2019

Summer 2019 Tuesday Concerts

The Art and Science Program at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook University is pleased to present a new music series free and open to the public:

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Three Village Chamber Players
5:00 – 5:30 pm: Reception in the Simons Center Lobby and Gallery
5:30 – 6:30 pm: Concert in the Simons Center Auditorium

Tuesday July 23, 2019
TBA

Tuesday July 30, 2019
Andrew York, Classical Guitarist
5:00 – 5:30 pm: Reception in the Simons Center Lobby and Gallery
5:30 – 6:30 pm: Concert in the Simons Center Auditorium

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
TBA


The Three Village Chamber Players features Lucia Kobza on violin, Natalie Kress on violin, Philip Carter on viola and Alison Rowe on cello.

The mission of Three Village Chamber Players is to enrich our community through artistic excellence, providing free musical performances of the highest caliber to the public. With innovative programming, educational outreach, and live performance in both traditional and alternative venues, we strive to enhance the cultural vibrancy of our beautiful community. The Three Village Chamber Players craft performances to be personal, interactive, and relevant. We perform a wide range of music, from historically informed masterworks to commissioned works from living, local composers.


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Andrew York is one of today’s best loved composers for classical guitar and a performer of international stature. His compositions blend the styles of ancient eras with modern musical directions, creating music that is at once vital, multi-leveled and accessible. Andrew received a GRAMMY as a member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet during his sixteen years with the cutting-edge ensemble. York’s compositions have been featured on GRAMMY-winning recordings by Jason Vieaux (CD “Play”, featuring Andrew’s iconic composition “Sunburst”, 2015) and Sharon Isbin (CD “Journey to the New World” featuring “Andecy”, 2010). In 2006 Andrew recorded and performed with the Atlanta Symphony for the opera “Ainadamar” by Osvaldo Golijov. The recording of “Ainadamar” (Deutsche Gramophone) won two GRAMMY awards. Andrew has released CDs on Sony-U.S., Sony-Japan, King Records (Japan), Telarc, GSP and Delos labels, as well as inclusion on Rhino Records “Legends of Guitar” and numerous other compilations. Andrew’s 2010 CD release “Centerpeace” offers individual collaborations with guitarist Andy Summers, and pianists Mitsuko Kado and Allaudin Mathieu. Andrew’s most recent solo recording “Yamour” was released on vinyl as a double LP album, and garnered the number one spot in Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s “Essential Recordings of 2012” by editor Teja Gerken. Commenting on the more than eighty minutes of new pieces for solo guitar he composed for this major work, Andrew says “When I write I feel a connection to my spirit and the joy and sorrow of life. My entire life comes into focus and there is no separation between me as a boy, a young man