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CUATRO BASSO CONCERT POSTPONED

Due to illness today’s scheduled performance by Cuatro Basso is postponed.  We apologize for any inconvenience. –Gisele Schierhorst

Posted in Music, Music Library

The Music Library’s Reel-to-Reel Recordings

The Music Library’s reel-to-reel recordings represent the early history of the University’s Music Department.  For several decades, faculty and student recitals, symphony, chamber music and choral concerts were recorded directly to the reels, and archived in the Music Library.  Among

Posted in About Us, Arts & Humanities, Digital Collections, Digital Humanities, Melville Library, Music, Music Library, Preservation

Met Opera on Demand Now Available!

Enjoy instant access to more than 600 full-length Met performances with this online streaming database for college and university libraries!  Our Met Opera on Demand subscription now accommodates 5 simultaneous users.  It can be accessed from the University Libraries’ databases page, with

Posted in About Us

MUS 520 Celebrates LPs and Manuscripts!

Each Fall semester MUS 520, a bibliography and research skills course, is offered to new DMA students in the Music Department’s performance program.  This year the curriculum began with an assignment assessing the value of content found in the Music

Posted in Libraries

Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival July 31-August 28, 2016

As a gentle rain poured over eastern Long Island early Sunday evening, a packed sanctuary of concertgoers at Bridgehampton’s Presbyterian Church reveled in Alan Alda’s delightful readings of excerpts from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s letters, interspersed with top-notch performances of the

Posted in Music, Music Library, New and Notable

University’s Calidore String Quartet Wins M-Prize

Congratulations to the Calidore String Quartet, in residence at Stony Brook University, for winning the University of Michigan’s $100,000 M-Prize, a major new chamber music award.  Here is the Quartet in performance in the Library Galleria in 2015: For  more

Posted in Music

Black History Month 2016

Black History Month (February 1 through 29) is a wonderful opportunity to navigate resources in the Melville Library which describe the multitude of events, places and contributions of peoples of African descent!  The following electronic sources are rich in content and provide

Posted in Africana Studies, History, Uncategorized