The acclaimed Pierrot Consort, LIU Post’s faculty ensemble-in-residence, continues to showcase its exciting repertoire as part of this season’s Chamber Music Festival. The ensemble — featuring Susan Deaver, flute; Dale Stuckenbruck, violin; Veronica Salas, viola; Maureen Hynes, cello and Heawon Kim, piano — is joined by festival faculty member violinist Nam-Sook Choei Lee. Their exciting opening festival program includes Kurbatov’s Quartet for flute, violin, cello and piano, Op. 32; Arensky’s Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky, Op. 35a; and Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57. The festival concert series continues through July 27. The Pierrot Consort is renowned for its inspired musicality and regularly performs an extensive slate of concerts in Manhattan and elsewhere, in addition to their involvement with LIU Post.
Friday, July 13, 8 p.m. $20. $10 seniors and students. Hillwood Recital Hall, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. Info: (516) 299-3100 or www.tillescenter.org.
The acclaimed trumpeter-composer returns to Long Island with another dynamic performance. His signature sound transcends the worlds of pop, jazz and classical music — the reason he ranks as one of the most successful performers of all time. He continues to dazzle audiences with his shimmering tone, cool riffs, and mesmerizing ballads. It’s reflective of his work with a wide range of performers who include Andrea Bocelli, Paul Simon, Yo-Yo Ma, Herbie Hancock, Mark Knopfler, and Barbra Streisand. And in a career altering partnership, he was featured in Sting’s band in the late ‘90s. Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed album “When I Fall In Love,” Botti has released four #1 jazz albums and has amassed a spectacular variety of honors, including multiple Gold and Platinum albums and a Grammy for “Impressions” (2012), an album which cemented his reputation as one of the most innovative figures of the contemporary music world.
Friday, July 13, 8 p.m. $89.50, $74.50, $64;50, $39.50. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.