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 – 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:

House Concert Tomorrow – Time Change

The new time for Dror Semmel’s performance of the Goldberg Variations is 4:30 pm. Dror is head of the Piano Department at the Jerusalem Conservatory of Music and Dance.

October 12 at 4:30 p.m.
10 Southgate
$20.00 (honorarium)

Coming up:

Nov 2 at 2:00 p.m.
Viewing of artwork by Heather Wade; piano/cello music (Chopin and Rachmaninoff) with Vassily Primakov and Ben Capps starting at 3:00 p.m. Reception to follow

Nov 9 at 5:00 p.m.
Memorial concert to benefit breast cancer research organized by pianist Guy Slapak and featuring cellist Colin Carr and soprano Lianne Aharony; Temple Isaiah on Stony Brook Rd. Introduction by Dr. Yusuf.

Neighborhood Concerts

Please mark your calendars for three unique, intimate concerts!

Sunday, October 12, 7:00 p.m., at Evelyn Bromet’s house (10 Southgate), pianist Dror Semmel, head of the Piano Department at the Jerusalem Conservatory for Music and Dance, will perform Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

Sunday, November 2, 2:00 p.m., also at Evelyn Bromet’s house (10 Southgate), acclaimed Jamaican artist Heather Sutherland-Wade will exhibit her paintings, and award-winning pianist Vassily Primakov and cellist Ben Capps will perform the Chopin and Rachmaninoff cello-piano sonatas.

Sunday, November 9, 7:00 p.m., Temple Isaiah in Stony Brook  will host Jerusalem-born pianist Guy Slapak’s third annual memorial concert to benefit the Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund.

Additional event details will be posted when available.



Choral Music Concert

Choral Music of Thomas Tallis and William Byrd: A Musical Friendship

The September 20th Saturdays at Six program at the Stanford White-designed All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Stony Brook Village (61 Main Street) will feature a presentation on two Reformation composers. All Souls’ parishioner Dr. Greg Alexander will provide brief introductions of Thomas Tallis and William Byrd and will play recordings from his private collection of their motets and choral pieces. Greg will lead a reflection and discussion of this beautiful sacred music. Refreshments will be served during intermission. Free.

For more information, contact All Souls’ at 751-0034