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The Southampton Cultural Center Upcoming 2012

Originally Posted: April 03, 2012


Stony Brook Contemporary Players. (Courtesy Photo: SHCC)

Soyeon Lee to perform on May 5. (Courtesy Photo: SHCC)

Southampton - The Southampton Cultural Center announces upcoming 2012 season of the Southampton Cultural Center Chamber Music Series featuring a grand array of events from opera productions to large ensemble concerts and recitals. Continuing through May 2012 this series serves the vital purpose of providing chamber music on the East End of Long Island during the fall, winter and spring seasons when concerts are scarce.

Tickets will be sold online and at the door: $20/$10 students. Credit cards will be accepted online and credit cards, cash and checks will be accepted at the door. Primary Contact: Southampton Cultural Center at 631-287-4377. For series details contact Marc Levine at 646 279-2799; mhlevine@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 28
At 7 p.m. - Annual Benefit Concert - Kurt Muroki, double bass - Southampton Cultural Center Chamber Music Players. The Southampton Cultural Center Chamber Players are joined by Stony Brook University faculty bassist Kurt Muroki for a concert of Prokofiev, Dvorak and more. Muroki is Artist-in-Residence at Stony Brook University and has a full schedule performing with the likes of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra as well as at festivals including the Marlboro Music Festival and Saito Kinen. We are excited to have this great artist join us for this concert featuring some of the best chamber music ever written for the double bass.

George Cork Maul. (Courtesy Photo: SHCC)

Friday, May 4
From 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., The Long Island Creative Vortex in coordination with the East End Arts Council brings the traveling project "Shifting Reality Across Long Island" to the Southampton Cultural Center with musical guest Ravalias.

The Long Island Creative Vortex is a Long Island based collaborative made up of local artists of all types with the mission to promote our local arts as an important part of the Long Island experience. The Long Island Creative Vortex designed "Shifting Reality Across Long Island" as a traveling project based on expressing reality while merging the local community to the the artistic minds of Long Island. The project is based on a central piece "Reality," which is brought from location to location and is constantly repainted by anyone who would like to leave their mark keeping Reality Shifting throughout this collaborative event.

Each 'Shifting' session is accompanied by by music preformed by local musicians and/or local DJs to create a total sensory overload to this interactive experience. "Shifting Reality" will include the music of Ravalias which is a trip-hop/electronic trio based out of New York. Featuring Hannah Sumner's voice, Ryan Broderick's drumming, and Colin Kasprowicz's bass/electronics, the band blends old sounds with new sounds, performs original compositions and improvisations, and has a penchant for making the outrageous seem effortless in a live setting. No two shows are the same, and no listener is left untouched after experiencing Ravalias.

Saturday, May 5
At 7 p.m., Southampton Cultural Center's Rising Stars Piano Series Presents Soyeon Lee, Pianofest Distinguished Artist, Winner of 2004 Concert Artists Guild and 2010 W. Naumberg International Piano Competitions. Tickets are $15 general admission; students under 21 no charge. The box office opens 40 minutes prior to the performance. Reservations at 631-287-4377 or website.

Sunday, May 6
From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. the Young Musicians Recital will take place. Southampton Cultural Center put out a call to all NYSSMA musicians and their families to celebrate their musical achievement by performing their NYSSMA piece for family and friends on the beautiful stage of Southampton Cultural Center's Levitas Center for the Arts. The two-hour concert will feature 40 musicians and is free to the public.

Saturday, May 12
At 7 p.m. - Annual Composers of the East End Concert - Southampton Cultural Center Chamber Players. This year's celebration of new music created on the East End presents pieces by composers Eleanor Cory, Stephen Dickman, Katherine Hoover and George Cork Maul. The program will include the pieces "Ehre for Solo Violin" by Eleanor Cory, "Selections from Musical Journeys" by Stephen Dickman, "Trio" by Katherine Hoover and "Long Ago" by George Cork Maul.
The Southampton Cultural Center announces Annual Composers of the East End Concert with the Southampton Cultural Center Chamber Music Players on Saturday, May 12 at 7:00 pm to close the Southampton Cultural Center Chamber Music Series. Tickets will be sold online and at the door: $20/$10 students. Credit cards will be accepted online and credit cards, cash and checks will be accepted at the door. Primary Contact: Southampton Cultural Center at 631 287-4377. For series details contact Marc Levine at 646 279-2799; mhlevine@gmail.com.

The Southampton Cultural Center Chamber Players is a group of extraordinary musicians who are members of or have performed with such prestigious ensembles as the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera and Montreal Symphony and, between then, have been seen in virtually every major venue on the East Coast.


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