House Concert – August 2017

On Friday, Aug. 18, at 7 pm neighbor Evelyn Bromet will host a  special summer concert by Macedonian-born pianist Kalina Mrmevska and Polish-born violinist Kinga Augustyn. The concert previews their upcoming performance at the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Kalina and Kinga overlapped in the DMA program Stony Brook. Their music bios are extraordinary!!

Here they are playing Kreisler’s Liebesleid:


H. Wieniawski – Polonaise de Concert, Op. 4

S. Prokofiev – Sonata for Violin and Piano in D Major, Op. 94

F. Kreisler – Three Old Viennese Dances

Romuld Twardowski  –   3 works

  •   Spanish Fantasy
  •   Niggunim – Chassidic melody
  •   Capriccio in Blue – G. Gershwin in memoriam

$25 recommended for the musicians’ honoraria. No charge for students.

For the concert’s location and to RSVP, contact


Free concert at The Jazz Loft

Tomorrow evening, Tuesday, March 21, SUNY Oswego will be hosting a free event at The Jazz Loft in Stony Brook from 7:30 9:00 p.m. The acclaimed Oswego Jazz Project will be performing. The group is led by SUNY Oswego professors, including Eric Schmitz on drums, Trevor Jorgensen on sax, and Rob Auler on keyboard.  Members of the Music Technology / Composition department, who are professional recording engineers, will also be on hand.  In addition to being an evening of great music, this event will afford prospective college students the opportunity to speak with Oswego alumni and professors.

This event is not sold out as indicated on The Jazz Loft web site.

To hear the Oswego Jazz Project go to:

Neighborhood House Concert

Olympus Piano Trio
Regi Papa, violin; Ben Capps, cello; Konstantine Valianatos, piano
September 10, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

$25 honorarium (basket on front porch; students are free)
RSVP to for location

The trio has performed in concert halls in the US and Greece to extraordinary reviews.

Rachmaninoff, Trio Elegiaque No. 1 in G minor
Shostakovich, Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67
Andante – Moderato
Allegro non troppo


Hatzis, “Odd World” from Constantinople

Brahms, Piano Trio in C major Op.87
Andante con moto
Scherzo. Presto
Finale, Allegro giocoso


House Concert

Please join Evelyn Bromet at her home at 10 Southgate for a beautiful program by pianist Oxan Mikhailoff Mackoff tomorrow, Sunday, April 3, at 7:00 p.m.

Oxana graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, won competition after competition, toured with Martha Argerich, performed at major halls, including Carnegie Hall, and after moving to the US, earned her master’s at Mannes. You can read her remarkable story here:

A basket for the honorarium ($25) will be on the front porch; students are free.

RSVP to Evelyn at

Schumann, Arabesque op 18
Schumann, Kreisleriana, op 16
Mozart, Fantasy in D minor, K 397
Chopin, Fantasie-Impromptu, op 66

Schubert, Wanderer Fantasy, op 15


House Concert

Join Evelyn Bromet at her home at 10 Southgate for a wonderful concert on Saturday, March 26, at 8 p.m. by flutist Ray Furuta and pianist Rachel Naomi Kudo.


Philippe Gaubert, Ballade for Flute and Piano
Franz Schubert, Impromptus Op.90, No.2 & No.3 (piano solo)
Sergei Rachmaninoff, 6 Romances for Flute and Piano (Arr. Furuta)
Cesar Franck, Sonata for Flute and Piano

$25.00 donation
RSVP to Evelyn at


House Concert & Lecture

Each year, pianist Guy Slapak organizes a benefit concert for the advancement of breast cancer care in memory of his mother, Orpa Slapak.   This year’s event features Dr. Yusuf Hanun, Director of the Stony Brook Cancer Center and Dr. Eitan Globerson, pianist, neuroscientist, and Dean of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

Dr. Globerson will be joined by three former students currently pursuing their doctorates in the US – Guy Slapak & Fady Deeb (Stony Brook) and Benjamin Goodman (Mannes).  A wine/cider/cheese reception will follow, sponsored by Stony Brook Hillel.

Tuesday, November 10th at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Evelyn Bromet, 10 Southgate

To donate: Checks payable to Stony Brook Cancer Center “in memory of Orpa Slapak” on subject line or go to: Click yes under tribute gift, in memory of Orpa Slapak.

Please RSVP to Evelyn Bromet or by Nov 6th.

The next day, Dr. Globerson will present a lecture entitled Our Brain as Pianist. Dr. Globerson received his PhD in neuroscience from Bar Ilan University and is currently on sabbatical at Yale. The lecture is hosted by Professors Perry Goldstein, Music and Lorne Mendell, Neurobiology.

Wednesday, Nov 11th at noon
Choral Room, Room 0113
Fine Arts Building (directly across from Staller Center)

House Concert

Leon Livshin will be playing music by Schubert and Rachmaninoff at Evelyn Bromet’s home at 10 Southgate on Sunday, June 7 at 5:00 p.m. Reception to follow.  Donation $25.00



After winning top prizes at prestigious piano competitions in Italy, Germany, and the former USSR, Leon Livshin began to draw inspiration for his concert performances as much from the times in which the music was written as from the music itself, exploring the Zeitgeist in which the composer was immersed: ‘Whether it’s Chopin or Scriabin – it is the idiosyncrasies of the composer and his times that help shape the interpretation of each score,’ he observes.

A pioneering artist of wide-ranging musical interests, Mr. Livshin performs extensively throughout Europe and the United States. He also acts as a creative consultant to a variety of concert series and festivals in the New York City area.

As a soloist and chamber music player, Mr. Livshin has performed at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, Merkin Hall, Steinway Hall, the Cologne Philharmonic, the Berlin Hochschule für Musik, Vienna Konzerthaus, the Zurich Tonhalle, Moscow’s White Hall, the Harvard Music Association, and at the United Nations. He has also broadcast on National Public Radio, as well as on classical music radio stations in Boston and Rochester. His recent collaborations have included the Borodin Quartet, the Borromeo Quartet, Philip Setzer (theEmerson Quartet), Pamela Frank, Julian Milkis and Dmitri Berlinsky.

House Concert – Program

There is nothing more thrilling than hearing a concert hall artist in an intimate setting.  Join Evelyn Bromet at her home at 10 Southgate on Saturday, May 2, at 8 p.m. to hear world-renowned pianist Vassily Primakov perform works by Tchaikovsky and Schumann.

To hear Vassily check out these links:

For reservations, please contact Evelyn at or Chris Mallory at  $35.00 per person (honorarium)


P. Tchaikovsky  (In celebration of 175th anniversary of his birth)

The Seasons Op. 37a

January: By the Fireside

February: Carnival

March: Song of the Lark

April: Snowdrop

May: Starlit Nights

June: Barcarolle

July: Song of the Reaper

August: Harvest

September: The Hunt

October: Autumn Song

November: Troika

December: Christmas

P. Tchaikovsky. Dumka, op. 59


R. Schumann. 6 Pieces from Bunte Blatter, Op. 99

R. Schumann. “Carnaval” Op. 9




Valse noble






A.S.C.H. – S.C.H.A: Lettres Dansantes





Pantalon et Colombine

Valse allemande ;  Intermezzo: Paganini




Marche des “Davidsbündler” contre les Philistins

House Concert — Program

More about this Saturday’s house concert in Evelyn’s words:

Here, in a nutshell, is why I’m so excited about Saturday’s flute concert at my house with Ray Furuta and Michelle Cann, and why I hope you can make it.

  • Ray is an amazing flutist. He communicates on every level with his flute — joy, pathos, anticipation, love. He’s played all over the world, even during his undergraduate years at Stony Brook. His sound is unique. Ray is unique.
  • Last month Ray played his DMA (doctoral) recital at Staller with pianist, Michelle Cann. They breathed through every passage together. They exemplified the word “duo.” Afterward, I asked Ray to give a farewell recital at my house and begged Michelle to come up from Philadelphia for it.
We’re starting at 7 pm; $25 donation
If you’d like to help with the reception afterward, that would be great.  Please rsvp so I know how to arrange the living room.
Robert Schumann, Three Romances, Op. 94
Philippe Gaubert, Sonata for Flute and Piano in A major
Christoph Willibald Gluck, Minuet and Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orfeo ed Euridice
Schubert, Introduction and Variations on ‘Tockne Blumen’
Ray Furuta (

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House Concert

Please join neighbor Evelyn Bromet as she hosts a lovely musical evening featuring incomparable flutist Ray Furuta and pianist extraordinaire Michelle Cann.  Reception to follow.

Saturday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m
10 Southgate Rd.
$25 per person (honorarium)

If you would like to bring a dessert or bottle of wine for the reception it would be much appreciated.

Please let Evelyn know if you’ll be attending.  Email her at: