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July 2014

The New Landscape: Experiments in Light by Gyorgy Kepes

July 24 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

This exhibition explores the question of art’s relevance in a scientific age through the work of Hungarian-born American artist, designer, and visual theorist Gyorgy Kepes (1906–2001). Forty-five panels depict what Kepes, associated with Germany’s Bauhaus and Chicago’s New Bauhaus, called the “new landscape” of scientific imagery—microscopic minerals, cellular patterns, and tissue fibers—as well as Kepes’s own experiments with camera-less photographic techniques. The exhibition is one of the first projects resulting from a $500,000 grant awarded to the Cantor and the Department of…

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INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL: Terms and Conditions May Apply

July 24 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

As we become more connected on a global scale, information becomes a powerful tool for social change and justice. But what happens when our private information becomes public, through government interference or through our own indifference to our rights? In collaboration with Camera as Witness, Stanford Summer Session presents four films that consider how the values of privacy shape dialogue within social and political processes. For more details about the films, please visit unaff.org.

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Camera As Witnes Presents “Terms and Conditions May Apply”

July 24 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

*******************************************************Camera As Witness, School of Education, and Stanford Continuing Studiespresent the Summer Stanford Human Rights Film Program Terms and Conditions May Apply(79 min) USA    Directors: Cullen Hoback, Producer: John Ramos The filmmaker will be present at the event! With fascinating examples and unbelievable facts, Terms and Conditions May Apply exposes what governments and corporations are legally taking from you every day, making the future of both privacy and civil liberties uncertain. Film screened at 2013 United Nations Association Film Festival |…

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Victor Lin: Jazz Meets Classical

July 24 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

New York-based Victor Lin is an exciting young musician with an arsenal of talents — an uncanny ear, multi-instrument proficiency, and an endless reserve of ideas and energy. On piano he is both a stellar improviser and a sensitive accompanist, while he plays violin in the tradition of jazz greats Stephane Grappelli and Jean-Luc Ponty. Lin studied with keyboard legend Kenny Barron at Rutgers and received his PhD in music education from Columbia. He’s performed at top NYC venues including the Blue Note, the Knickerbocker, Lincoln Center Out-Of-Doors, Bryant Park…

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SJW Jazz Camp Showcase 1

July 25 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Want to see the clear benefits of music education? Come to the free Stanford Jazz Camp Showcase and witness over 200 kids having the time of their lives, playing in bands and improvising on four stages simultaneously. In this action-packed community event, our young musicians demonstrate the vocal and instrumental skills they’ve learned after spending a week immersed in Jazz Camp. For some, it may be the first time they’ve played jazz in public, a big step. For those who…

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Stanford Youth Orchestra: The Best of the Stanford Youth Orchestra

July 25 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Jindong Cai conducts the Stanford Youth Orchestra’s third of three programs, featuring selections from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet with the student winners of the Stanford Youth Orchestra 2014 Concerto Competition.

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Arbor Tour: Explore the Beloved Trees on Stanford’s Campus (SOLD OUT)

July 26 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Registration is now closed. Join our campus arborist, Michael Burdzinksi, as he leads you on a tour of Stanford’s beloved trees in the arboretum and on campus. Stanford scholar Julie Cain will then lead a discussion of the relationship between the environment and art in Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums, a special exhibition at the Cantor that celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant.

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Arbor Tour: Explore the Beloved Trees on Stanford’s Campus (SOLD OUT)

July 26 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Registration is now closed. Join our campus arborist, Michael Burdzinksi, as he leads you on a tour of Stanford’s beloved trees in the arboretum and on campus. Stanford scholar Julie Cain will then lead a discussion of the relationship between the environment and art in Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums, a special exhibition at the Cantor that celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant.

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Dance Party with Lavay Smith and her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

July 26 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Dust off your dancing shoes! A free 45-minute dance lesson at 6:30pm lesson kicks off an evening of swing dancing in Bing Concert Hall’s Gunn Atrium, accompanied by live music from the queen of classic jazz and blues, singer Lavay Smith, and her seven-piece band. The sultry chanteuse Smith evokes a sensuous era of glamorous jazz divas and celebrates the popular Swing Era of the 1940s.  Dance instructors are Paul Csonka and Rachel Liaw of Wednesday Night Hop in Mountain View.…

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Larry Coryell & Bombay Jazz

July 26 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Featuring four renowned players, Bombay Jazz melds a dynamic blend of jazz with Indian classical music. The group explores the melodic richness of raga and the rhythmic interplay that is common to both Indian and jazz improvisation. 71-year old guitarist Larry Coryell, a towering presence in jazz history, serves as bandleader. After emerging with Chico Hamilton, Herbie Mann and Gary Burton, Coryell established himself as a major jazz-rock pioneer in 1969 with Spaces, featuring John McLaughlin, Chick Corea and Billy Cobham. Since…

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Midsummer Mozart Festival – Program 2

July 27 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Stanford Live welcomes the Midsummer Mozart Festival to Bing Concert Hall for its 40th season. The 2014 festival will be conducted by its founder, Maestro George Cleve, one of the world’s most persuasive Mozart interpreters. This second program features Seymour Lipkin, performing the dramatic Piano Concerto in D Minor K. 466. Choral selections will be performed by the San Francisco Boys Chorus under the direction of Ian Robertson. The program also includes “Parto, parto” from the opera La Clemenza di Tito, sung by mezzo-soprano Anna Yelizarova. 

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Jack DeJohnette Trio with Ravi Coltrane & Matthew Garrison

July 27 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

If there is such a thing as jazz royalty, this concert offers an ample supply! Across a 50-year career, 2012 NEA Jazz Master and Grammy Award winnerJack DeJohnette has blazed trails as one of a handful of the most innovative drummers in jazz history. The short list of his creative associations includes Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett, Charles Lloyd, George Benson, Chick Corea, Hubert Laws, Freddie Hubbard, Pat Metheny, Dave Holland and so many others. While Jack’s incendiary sound is easily recognized, he…

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Jeb Patton Trio

July 28 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

New York-based pianist Jeb Patton has earned a stellar reputation within the jazz community, hailed as one of the most promising musicians of his generation. Touring with the Heath Brothers since the 1990s, he has appeared at top jazz festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe such as Newport, New Orleans, Monterey, North Sea, Salzburg and Baden-Baden. Patton has worked with a long list of prominent players including James Moody, Jackie McLean, Jon Faddis, Antonio Hart, Jimmy Cobb and many others. His discography…

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Richard Sears Sextet featuring Tootie Heath

July 29 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Pianist and composer Richard Sears grew up in the nearby Santa Cruz Mountains. At a tender age, Sears has already recorded and performed with an array of high-profile artists including Joshua Redman, David Binney, Ambrose Akinmusire and Azar Lawrence. After receiving a scholarship to attend the USC Thornton School of Music, he studied with keyboard greats Alan Pasqua and Shelly Berg, as well as bassist John Clayton and others. The Los Angeles Jazz Society recently commissioned Sears to compose a suite honoring legendary drummer Albert…

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Benentt Paster & Taylor Eigsti

July 30 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A creative and versatile keyboardist, New York-based Bennett Paster has paid his dues with stars like Kurt Elling, Wallace Roney, Robben Ford, Yosvany Terry, Keb’ Mo’ and Bill Stewart, among many others. Equally comfortable on keyboards from piano to Hammond B-3 and a variety of synthesizers, Paster’s ability to transcend genres has made him a popular sideman and he appears on over 100 studio recordings. Likewise, he has toured extensively throughout the U.S., the Caribbean and Europe. One of Paster’s own Latin jazz projects,…

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Dena DeRose sings Shirley Horn

July 31 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

NEA Jazz Master Shirley Horn had a unique voice, universally recognized as one of the greatest. Known for her ability to get “inside” a lyric, transforming it into a deeply emotional expression, Horn was also a gifted pianist and could accompany herself with phenomenal independence. Across four decades she collaborated with jazz giants from Miles Davis to Quincy Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Haden and many others. Dena DeRose began her jazz journey as a pianist, strongly influenced by Kenny Barron and Mulgrew Miller.…

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August 2014

SJW Jazz Institute Showcase

August 1 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Enjoy a mini-festival of jazz, performed by musicians of all ages and from all over the world. In four convenient venues, you can hear dozens of instrumentalists and vocalists performing everything from cool jazz to bebop, and from standards to original songs. All are participants in Stanford Jazz Workshop’s famed Jazz Institute, a full-time, weeklong experience designed to bring major league jazz talent together with rising stars and developing artists. Many of the today’s best-known jazz musicians got their start in this program, including Joshua Redman, Taylor…

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Shawn Colvin

August 2 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Singer and guitarist Shawn Colvin, known for her Grammy-winning 1997 single “Sunny Came Home,” brings her storytelling folk songs to Bing Concert Hall. In her 25-year career, she has released ten albums, won three Grammy Awards, and published a book of memoirs, Diamond in the Rough.

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Heath Brothers with Jeremy Pelt

August 2 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

In a career spanning six decades, NEA Jazz Master saxophonist Jimmy Heathhas made history with Miles Davis, Milt Jackson, Donald Byrd, Cal Tjader and dozens more. A prolific composer, many of Jimmy’s 125+ tunes have become jazz standards, recorded by everyone under the sun. Meanwhile Albert “Tootie” Heath blazed his own trail, playing drums for jazz icons from John Coltrane to Art Farmer and Kenny Barron. Together with brother Percy on bass, the Heath Brothers put out a string of albums and earned a reputation…

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Fred Hersch Trio

August 3 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

An artist of unbounded imagination and skill, six-time Grammy Award nominee Fred Hersch is highly acclaimed in jazz, classical and Broadway settings. Indeed, he was voted 2011 Jazz Pianist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association. Hersch is a prolific recording artist with over 35 albums as a leader. While many of these are solo piano dates, he is best known for his spectacular piano trios. Also noted as a sympathetic sideman, Hersch has collaborated with an astonishing range of jazz…

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“The Perfect 46″ Film Screening and Panel Discussion

August 4 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Screening of the film The Perfect 46 followed by a panel discussion featuring: Brett Ryan Bonowicz Director and Producer of The Perfect 46  Dr. Michael Snyder Chair, Dept. of Genetics and Director, Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine, Stanford University  Dr. Sandra Lee Investigator, Center for Integrated Research on Genetics and Ethics, Stanford University  Dr. Robert Nussbaum  Dept. of Medicine and Chief, Division of Medical Genetics, UCSF  Dr. Matthew Rabinowitz CEO, Natera, Inc. Watch the Trailer Running Time: 97 mins  www.theperfect46.com

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Kenny Burrell Quartet

August 4 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Simply put, Kenny Burrell helped shape the direction of modern jazz over the past 60 years. He’s appeared on hundreds of albums and iconic jazz labels from Blue Note to Verve, Prestige, Fantasy, Concord and Contemporary. Along the way, Burrell has worked with innumerable jazz stars including Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Jimmy Smith, Sonny Rollins, Quincy Jones, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Stanley Turrentine, Hubert Laws and more. Likewise, he’s tastefully complemented top-tier vocalists like Billie Holiday, Tony Bennett, Etta Jones and even James Brown.…

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Taylor Eigsti & Julian Lage

August 5 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

At just 29, Taylor Eigsti has accomplished a lot. He’s released seven critically acclaimed albums as a leader, receiving two Grammy nominations for Lucky To Be Me in 2006. He’s performed or recorded with such luminaries as Joshua Redman, Nicholas Payton, Dave Douglas, Christian McBride and Gretchen Parlato. And he’s led clinics at some of the nation’s leading schools of jazz, including NYU and the University of North Texas. A frequent collaborator with Eigsti is 26-year-old guitar virtuoso Julian Lage, who came to prominence with vibraphone giant…

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MILOS

August 6 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Praised equally as a classical and Latin guitarist, the Montenegro-born rising star Milos Karadaglic – recipient of Gramophone’s prestigious Young Artist of the Year award – released his third album, Aranjuez, early in 2014. This intimate solo recital concludes Stanford Live’s inaugural summer season.

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George Cables Trio + Fly

August 6 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Anyone attending this double-bill is in for a real treat! Legendary keyboardist George Cables is well established as a leader with over 30 albums to his credit. But he’s also known as “everyone’s favorite sideman” having worked with Sonny Rollins, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Dexter Gordon and Bobby Hutcherson to name just a few. Cables headlines the date with a classic piano trio, featuring superstar drummer Peter Erskine. The collective trio known as Fly features Mark Turner, Larry Grenadier and Jeff Ballard, three of the jazz world’s most forward-thinking musicians. Fly plays outside the box, a post-modern…

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Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER Series)

August 7 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Stanford LASERs are part of a national program of gatherings that brings artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with the audience. Each evening event, free of charge and open to the public, will present four artists, scientists, thinkers, inventors, and scholars who are working on paradigm shifts. Each evening also allows the audience to socialize and encourages people in the audience to briefly introduce their own work. Chaired by cultural historian Piero Scaruffi. The evening of…

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Stanford Summer Chorus

August 8 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Rafael Ornes directs the Summer Chorus’s program “A Girl’s Garden” featuring John Rutter’s Mass of the Children, as well as selections from Randall Thompson, Eric Whitacre, James MacMillan, Caldwell and Ivory, and Irving Fine. The Summer Chorus will be joined by two girl’s choruses: iSing and Peninsula Girls Chorus.

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SJW All-Star Jam

August 8 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

After weeks of non-stop summer camps and concerts, it’s a time-honored tradition for the SJW faculty to celebrate! And they do so in rare form, as some of the world’s great jazz talents combine for a night of unforgettable music.  Confirmed artists to appear include Chick Corea, Peter Erskine, Mark Turner, George Cables, Jeremy Pelt, Fred Hersch, Dayna Stephens, Dena DeRose, Larry Grenadier, Julian Lage, Jeff Ballard and many others. Don’t miss this penultimate bash,  as we begin to wind down another historic SJF season.

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Chick Corea — Solo Piano

August 9 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Among the “redwoods” in jazz history, none stands taller than NEA Jazz Master Chick Corea. While still in his twenties, Corea forged new ground as both an acoustic pianist and composer with the masterpiece Now He Sings, Now He Sobs. Working with Miles Davis in the late ‘60s, he advanced the use of electric piano on some of the era’s landmark recordings, such as Filles de Kilimanjaro and Bitches Brew. Chick’s innovations with Return to Forever helped define the fusion movement and introduced  younger stars like Al Di Meola and Stanley Clarke. His collaborations include stunning duets…

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SGS Film Festival: “East is East”

August 13 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

STANFORD GLOBAL STUDIES DIVISION (SGS) 2014 SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL BEYOND BOUNDARIES: RACE, GENDER and CULTURE ACROSS THE GLOBE East is East (U.K., Directed by Damien O’Donnell, 1999)   A fish-and-chips shop owner’s rules and norms about life are contested by his children. Q&A with Sangeeta Mediratta

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War of the Worlds

August 14 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

We follow Moby Dick –Rehearsed with our theatrical re-creation of Welles’ famous 1938 radio broadcast of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds. A group of actors in a radio studio create the illusion of an invasion from Mars, in the spirit of Halloween fun. Or is it? What do we, or should we, believe? Anticipating the deafening noise of the corporate media, Welles’ The War of the Worlds offers a delightful, albeit sobering, exosé of gullibility, doubt, fear, rumor, magic, and fabrication. New company…

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Sympathy for the Devil: Satan, Sin, and the Underworld

August 20 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Cantor has Rodin’s famous masterwork the Gates of Hell. As Jackson Pollock’s important painting Lucifer comes to Stanford as part of the Anderson Collection, it is interesting to explore the visual history of the Devil and his realm. Also known as Satan, Lucifer, Mephistopheles, etc., the Devil and Hell itself are only briefly mentioned in the Bible; yet this source inspired artists. During the period from about 1500 to 1900, the Devil evolved from the bestial adversary of Christ…

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Fatal Laughs: The Art of Robert Arneson

August 20 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Robert Arneson revolutionized the medium of clay, transforming it from a “craft” medium into “fine art.” Over a career of more than 40 years–frequently using himself as a subject–he explored ideas for art that were outside the conventional repertory, including those involving physical pain and psychological expression. Moreover, he did not flinch at sensitive topical subjects, including many that were sexual, racial, or political in character. Works in this exhibition include the 1964 Funk object His and Hers, which irreverently…

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Pop Art from SFMOMA’s Anderson Collection

August 27 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

For the past 50 years, Bay Area art collectors Harry and Mary Margaret Anderson have passionately assembled one of the most outstanding private collections of 20th-century art in the world. They have also demonstrated extraordinary generosity; in 1992 they donated a group of 30 works by Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol, and other Pop Art pioneers to SFMOMA, and they gave 121 works to Stanford, all of which go on display this September in The Anderson Collection, a new building adjacent…

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September 2014

danceroom Spectroscopy

September 4 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come play in this interactive, multi-award winning installation!   danceroom Spectroscopy (dS), is at the frontier of Sci-Art collaborations, exploring new languages and crossovers on the interface of physics research, interactive art, education, performance, and technology. Fusing 3d imaging and rigorous molecular physics, dS transforms people into energy fields, allowing them to influence both graphics and sound using their movement.  There’s no limit on the number of “players”, and the more they cooperate, the more engrossing it becomes. Visit the danceroom…

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TEDMED in partnership with Stanford Medicine

September 10 7:00 am - 11:00 pm

TEDMED is a global community of leading doers and thinkers from every walk of life. Our goal is to seed the innovations of today, making possible the breakthroughs of tomorrow. This year TEDMED is honored to have the support of Stanford Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco as its medical research institution partners on the West Coast. From September 10-12, 2014, we’ll bring together Delegates in Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA for this year’s TEDMED gathering. Delegates in both cities will…

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Robert Frank in America

September 10 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

This major exhibition of 125 photographs will illuminate and present—for the very first time—Frank’s extensive work from the 1950s that surrounded his legendary work, The Americans. Drawn from the Cantor’s substantial collection and complemented by other key loans, the exhibition sheds new light on the making of The Americans and on this influential artist. Robert Frank in America opens a door to a rich body of work largely unknown more than half a century after it was made. In 1955…

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Robert Frank Thursday Tours

September 18 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Public tours of special exhibition, Robert Frank in America, This exhibition of 125 photographs sheds new light on the making of influential photographer Robert Frank’s provocative book, The Americans. Frank traveled the nation between 1955 and 1956 for this project. His images document subjects such as Hollywood (seen both from within the studio and from the fans’ perspective) and the Ford Motor Company plant in Detroit, while probing social issues such as politics, race, religion, and postwar consumer culture. The exhibition, which…

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Robert Frank Weekend Tours

September 20 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Public tours of special exhibition, Robert Frank in America, This exhibition of 125 photographs sheds new light on the making of influential photographer Robert Frank’s provocative book, The Americans. Frank traveled the nation between 1955 and 1956 for this project. His images document subjects such as Hollywood (seen both from within the studio and from the fans’ perspective) and the Ford Motor Company plant in Detroit, while probing social issues such as politics, race, religion, and postwar consumer culture. The exhibition, which…

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Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer

September 21 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Two of contemporary music’s most commanding and creative instrumentalists open the season with a thrilling night of duets. Both multiple Grammy Award winners and recipients of the MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant, double bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinist Chris Thile are virtuoso improvisers and composers, equally fluent playing jazz, Bach, and Americana, as well as writing concerti and bluegrass tunes. They played with Yo-Yo Ma and fiddler Stuart Duncan on the 2011 Grammy Award-winning The Goat Rodeo Sessions.

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Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté

September 28 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

One of Africa’s greatest musicians, Toumani Diabaté is the Malian master of the kora, the 21-string West African harp whose shimmering tones have been plucked by generations of griots, or cultural storytellers. The innovative Diabaté simultaneously plays bass, rhythm, and melody, making mesmerizing Malian music flavored with American soul. His collaborators have included Taj Mahal, Björk, and the late Ali Farka Touré, with whom he won the 2005 Grammy Award for In the Heart of the Moon. Sidiki Diabaté joins his father Toumani for this special…

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October 2014

Dave Eggers and Tobias Wolff In Conversation

October 2 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Stanford Humanities Center’s Marta Sutton Weeks Lecture- Join author Dave Eggers as he discusses topics related to his recent book, The Circle, in conversation with Tobias Wolff. Eggers other works include A Hologram for the King, The Wild Things, Zeitoun, and What Is the What. Tobias Wolff is the Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor in the Department of English at Stanford University. He is also the author of The Barracks Thief, This Boy’s Life, In Pharaoh’s Army, Old School, and Our Story…

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Emmylou Harris

October 2 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A 13-time Grammy Award winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Emmylou Harris has worked as a singer and songwriter for more than 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008. This year, she and songwriter Rodney Crowell won a Grammy in the Americana category for their album Old Yellow Moon. 

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Kronos Quartet

October 5 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

One of the most influential and celebrated groups of our time, the Kronos Quartet returns to Bing Concert Hall with an adventurous and far-ranging program. In its game- changing 41-year career, the Grammy-winning quartet has commissioned, recorded, and championed hundreds of new works by the world’s most illustrious composers and has collaborated with artists as varied as Laurie Anderson, Tom Waits, and Wu Man. Kronos continues opening new musical doors and reimagining the string quartet experience.  Program to include the…

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Aural Architecture Seminar with Ruth Webb

October 6 5:15 pm - 8:05 pm

As both a forum open to the public and a course offering academic credit to Stanford students (ARTH208C/408C, cross-listed with Classics, Music, Religious Studies, and CREEES), this year-long seminar explores the creation and operations of sacred space in Byzantium by focusing on the intersection of architecture, acoustics, music, and ritual.  The goal is to develop a new interpretive framework for the study of aural architecture and religious experience.  Leading scholars from the US and abroad will present their current research…

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Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra – Program 1

October 9 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Steven Isserlis, Mozart, and Haydn Stanford’s fruitful partnership with the renowned period-instrument orchestra continues for a third season with three rich programs of Baroque and Classical music, performed with a matchless mix of historical authenticity and dynamic verve. Three eminent soloists join the orchestra for this bountiful series: British violoncellist Steven Isserlis, German countertenor Andreas Scholl, and British violinist Rachel Podger, playing an all-Vivaldi program.  Program: Mozart: Symphony No. 33 in B-flat Major, K. 319 Boccherini: Concerto No. 7 in…

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Windhover Tuesday Tours

October 14 10:00 am - 10:45 am

A docent-led tour of the Windhover Contemplative Center, a spiritual and meditative refuge from the hustle and bustle of campus life. The tour will include information about the conceptual ideas behind the physical structure and an in-depth look at the “Windhover” paintings by Nate Oliveira featured in the building.

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Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert

October 14 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Harmony For Humanity Stanford’s prized ensemble-in-residence, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, curates the musical program for our annual free concert celebrating the life of Daniel Pearl, the Stanford graduate, violinist, and Wall Street Journal reporter who was slain in Pakistan in 2002. The quartet and other Music Department faculty and students will perform music intended to promote the kind of cross-cultural understanding and tolerance that Pearl sought and that is the mission of the Daniel Pearl Foundation. 

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Daumier on Art and the Theatre

October 15 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

After 1840, Honoré Daumier (France, 1808–1879) made numerous prints for the popular press that deal with art theory, the public reception of painting, and the performing arts. With sharp wit and a keen understanding of the complexities of modern life, Daumier turned his critical eye on the artists, musicians, dancers, and singers in the spotlight as well as their audience in these insightful and charming images. This installation contains roughly 16 prints and one drawing, all by Daumier.

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Shop, Gallery, Studio: The Art World in the 17th and 18th Centuries

October 15 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

During the 17th and 18th centuries, European artists increasingly rendered in prints and drawings the new and traditional spaces in which people could view, buy, and converse about art. The images in this installation depict different sites in the rapidly evolving art world—some real and some more imaginary—where art was created, displayed for the public, sold, or discussed. This installation also examines the ways in which the social identities of the professional artist and the serious connoisseur manifest within these…

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Film Screening: Robert Frank, “Cocksucker Blues”

October 15 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

93 minutes Don’t miss this rare screening of Cocksucker Blues, an unreleased documentary film directed by the still photographer Robert Frank chronicling The Rolling Stones’ “American Tour 1972″ in support of their album “Exile on Main St.” The screening occurs in conjunction with the Cantor Arts Center’s special exhibition, Robert Frank in America. Introduction by Peter Galassi, Chief Curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) from 1991-2011. Recommended for ages 18 and older for sexual content, violence, and drug use. Co-sponsored by…

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Studio Lecture Series with Sam Durant

October 16 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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Dan Zane & Friends

October 18 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The biggest name in American family music, Dan Zanes, whose 2006 Catch the Train! CD won the Grammy Award for Best Children’s Album, delights audiences of all ages with his high spirits and rich trove of songs. He and his singing Friends, a multicultural seven-piece string band with accordion and drums, perform classic American tunes like “Wabash Cannonball” and “Walkin’ the Dog,” Zulu and Mexican folk songs, sea shanties, and more. Come sing along! 

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St. Lawrence String Quartet

October 19 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

25th Anniversary Concert with special guest David Finckel, cello Stanford’s resident St. Lawrence String Quartet, one of the premier chamber ensembles of its generation, celebrates its 25th anniversary with a sensational series of concerts, including the world premiere of a new commissioned work written for the quartet by America’s foremost contemporary composer, John Adams, and new works by Stanford composers Jonathan Berger and Jaroslaw Kapuscinski. Come celebrate with the foursome.  Program: Haydn: String Quartet in D Minor, op. 9 no. 4 Jonathan…

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Blind Summit Theatre

October 30 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The celebrated British puppetry theater group Blind Summit, which set out in 1997 to subvert and reshape ancient Japanese Bunraku puppetry for contemporary audiences, performs its acclaimed 2011 production, The Table, which was a hit at the prestigious Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It stars a cantankerous two-foot cardboard character named Moses, who lives on a table. He’s a funny, if easily distracted, philosopher who wants to tell you an epic tale about God and Moses, life, death, and puppetry. 

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November 2014

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

November 2 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

With Jennifer Koh, violin Over the course of its 41-year history, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra has revolutionized how audiences think about classical music and orchestral leadership. Now the Grammy-winning conductor-less ensemble takes the Bing stage with violinist Jennifer Koh, a virtuoso soloist noted for her Bach and Beyond recording project as well as her marathon performances of Bach’s complete sonatas and partitas. Program: Edvard Grieg: Holberg Suite, Op. 40 J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, BWV 1041…

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Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra – Program 2

November 5 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

With Andreas Scholl, Countertenor Stanford’s fruitful partnership with the renowned period-instrument orchestra continues for a third season with three rich programs of Baroque and Classical music, performed with a matchless mix of historical authenticity and dynamic verve. Three eminent soloists join the orchestra for this bountiful series: British violoncellist Steven Isserlis, German countertenor Andreas Scholl, and British violinist Rachel Podger, playing an all-Vivaldi program.  Program: J. S. Bach: Sinfonia to Cantata No. 42 Handel: arias including “Va tacito” from Giulio Cesare…

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Aural Architecture Seminar with Vasileios Marinis

November 10 5:15 pm - 8:05 pm

As both a forum open to the public and a course offering academic credit to Stanford students (ARTH208C/408C, cross-listed with Classics, Music, Religious Studies, and CREEES), this year-long seminar explores the creation and operations of sacred space in Byzantium by focusing on the intersection of architecture, acoustics, music, and ritual.  The goal is to develop a new interpretive framework for the study of aural architecture and religious experience.  Leading scholars from the US and abroad will present their current research…

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Panel Discussion: Reflections on Robert Frank in America

November 13 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join distinguished Stanford scholars for an in-depth discussion of the Cantor Arts Center’s special exhibition, Robert Frank in America. Each panelist will engage audience members in close-looking and analysis of select photographs from the exhibition’s treasure trove of images. The panelists are: Elizabeth Mitchell, Burton and Deedee McMurtry Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Cantor Arts Center Alexander Nemerov, Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Stanford University Elizabeth Bennett, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities…

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Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra

November 14 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 | Jeannette Sorrell, Conductor Led by harpsichordist Jeannette Sorrell, the renowned Cleveland-based Apollo’s Fire plays Baroque music on period instruments with an authenticity and passion Gramophone called “a blend of scholarship and visceral intensity.” Founded by Sorrell in 1992, the orchestra, chamber choir, and seven vocal soloists perform one of their signature works: Monteverdi’s Vespers, the glorious Venetian masterpiece that bridged Renaissance and Baroque styles in what is considered the grandest work of religious music before…

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Studio Lecture Series with Masaki Fujihata

November 20 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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