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December 2018

Annual Messiah Sing / Play Along

December 14 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This annual “sing and play it yourself” celebration of Handel’s masterwork, conducted by Stephen Sano, is a favorite of campus and community! Orchestral parts will be provided, and singers may purchase scores at the door or bring their own.

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Dianne Reeves

December 14 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A holiday visit from a five-time Grammy-winning jazz legend is well worth celebrating. Dianne Reeves brings music from her album, Christmas Time is Here, to the Bing, and she’s the whole package. Choosing from a menu that includes “The Little Drummer Boy,” “Carol of the Bells,” “Christmas Waltz,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” and “Let It Snow,” Reeves gifts standards with her own distinctive musicianship, timeless elegance, and Christmas cheer.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

December 15 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The holidays just aren’t happy unless you get to hear the toe-tapping music of A Charlie Brown Christmas! Join SJW for a show that will warm your heart and put you in the holiday spirit, featuring jazz pianist Glen Pearson (Count Basie), bassist Ruth Davies (Charles Brown, Elvin Bishop), and drummer Lorca Hart (Freddie Hubbard, Calvin Keys, Stanley Jordan, Craig Handy). Originally broadcast in 1965, A Charlie Brown Christmas is hands-down one of the most beloved specials in TV history.…

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Gregory Porter: Nat “King” Cole & Me

December 15 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Two-time Grammy winner Gregory Porter sings the timeless songs of his greatest influence, Nat “King” Cole, in fresh arrangements by fellow Grammy winner Vince Mendoza that recreate the orchestral setting of Porter’s latest Blue Note album Nat “King” Cole & Me. Accompanying Porter will be conductor Mike Galisatus, leading a swingin’ jazz orchestra of Bay Area musicians. On the album, and for this special holiday evening, “Porter distills the wide-screen cinematic romance of the Forties, Fifties and Sixties, mantling his celebrated, honeyed baritone in glistening updrafts…

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Holiday Organ Recital: Robert Huw Morgan

December 16 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Dr. Robert Huw Morgan, university organist, presents his annual holiday recital.  Internationally acclaimed organist Robert Huw Morgan is University Organist, Lecturer in Organ, and Director of both the Stanford University Singers and the Memorial Church Choir at Stanford University. The native of Wales holds dual doctorates in Organ Performance and Orchestral Conducting from the University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Morgan is an active recitalist whose repertoire runs from the earliest sources to contemporary music. In 2005 he performed the complete…

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

December 16 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The holidays just aren’t happy unless you get to hear the toe-tapping music of A Charlie Brown Christmas! Join SJW for a show that will warm your heart and put you in the holiday spirit, featuring jazz pianist Glen Pearson (Count Basie), bassist Ruth Davies (Charles Brown, Elvin Bishop), and drummer Lorca Hart (Freddie Hubbard, Calvin Keys, Stanley Jordan, Craig Handy). Originally broadcast in 1965, A Charlie Brown Christmas is hands-down one of the most beloved specials in TV history.…

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Sonos Handbell Ensemble with Frederica Von Stade

December 16 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Christmas simply rings with bell music. It’s always seemed to go with the holiday, and Sonos Handbell Ensemble goes right along with it, concertizing worldwide. Mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade and the Young Musicians Choral Orchestra will join in this tintinnabulating tribute to the holiday and rise to the artists’ impeccably exacting standards as they celebrate this season of joy.

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Film Screening: Herb & Dorothy 50 x 50

December 27 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In 2008, legendary art collectors Herb and Dorothy Vogel made an announcement that stunned the art world. Known and loved as a retired postal worker (Herb) and librarian (Dorothy) who built a world-class art collection on their humble salaries, the Vogels launched a national gift project that would constitute one of the largest gifts in the history of American art: to give a total of 2,500 artworks to museums in all fifty states.

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January 2019

Public Tour | Auguste Rodin

January 2, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This exhibition celebrates Auguste Rodin’s relentless pursuit to convey complex emotions, diverse psychological states, and pure sensuality through the nude. A century after his death, Auguste Rodin continues to be recognized for making figurative sculpture modern by redefining the expressive capacity of the human form. IMAGE: Auguste Rodin (France, 1840–1917), The Age of Bronze (L’Âge d’airain), 1875-1876. Bronze, cast c. 1920. Gift of the B. Gerald Cantor Collection, 1983.300 Public Tours: Sundays at 3:00pm, Wednesdays at 2:00pm, Saturdays at 11:30am

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Public Tour | Auguste Rodin

January 5, 2019 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

This exhibition celebrates Auguste Rodin’s relentless pursuit to convey complex emotions, diverse psychological states, and pure sensuality through the nude. A century after his death, Auguste Rodin continues to be recognized for making figurative sculpture modern by redefining the expressive capacity of the human form. IMAGE: Auguste Rodin (France, 1840–1917), The Age of Bronze (L’Âge d’airain), 1875-1876. Bronze, cast c. 1920. Gift of the B. Gerald Cantor Collection, 1983.300 Public Tours: Sundays at 3:00pm, Wednesdays at 2:00pm, Saturdays at 11:30am

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Public Tour | Outdoor Sculpture Walk, Campus

January 6, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This docent tour explores the extensive collection of 20th century outdoor sculpture in Stanford’s Quad and south campus. Meet at the entrance to the Main Quad where The Oval meets Serra Street. First Sunday of each month from 2 pm – 3:30 pm, rain or shine.

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Public Tour | Auguste Rodin

January 6, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CANCELLED 6/17 due to Commencement. This exhibition celebrates Auguste Rodin’s relentless pursuit to convey complex emotions, diverse psychological states, and pure sensuality through the nude. A century after his death, Auguste Rodin continues to be recognized for making figurative sculpture modern by redefining the expressive capacity of the human form. IMAGE: Auguste Rodin (France, 1840–1917), The Age of Bronze (L’Âge d’airain), 1875-1876. Bronze, cast c. 1920. Gift of the B. Gerald Cantor Collection, 1983.300 Public Tours: Sundays at 3:00pm, Wednesdays…

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Kevin Sun, piano: Fantasies and Variations

January 9, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Kevin Lee Sun (B.A.S., ’15) presents a solo recital of Fantasies and Variations, featuring music by Bach-Busoni, Schubert, Schumann-Brahms, and living composer Hyo-shin Na. Sun holds a Master of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he served as Piano Department Assistant. He is now a second-year medical student at Stanford, studying piano with Thomas Schultz. Program J.S. Bach  Prelude and Fugue in C Major (WTC II), BWV 870Ferruccio Busoni  Fantasia nach J.S. Bach, BV 253Franz Schubert…

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Public Tour | Memorial Church

January 11, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Stone carvings, mosaics, and stained glass make Stanford Memorial Church the University’s architectural crown jewel. It was one of the earliest, and is still among the most prominent, interdenominational churches in the West. Meet at the church entrance in the Main Quad Public Tours: Fridays at 1 pm and last Sunday of the month at 11:30 am Request a private tour from Mon-Thurs 9 am-12 pm, 1 pm- 5 pm. Subject to availability.

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Public Tour | Windhover

January 12, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A docent tour of Stanford’s spiritual and meditative refuge. The tour will include information about the concept behind the physical structure and an in-depth look at the Windhover series by Nathan Oliveira featured in the building. Meet at the Windhover entrance, located on Santa Teresa Street at Samuel Morris Way Public Tours: Saturdays at 11 am

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Second Sunday: Family Day

January 13, 2019 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

CANTOR ARTS CENTER & THE ANDERSON COLLECTION Drop-in Studio: Experiment with art materials and new techniques by participating in a hands-on art making experience. All visitors, regardless of age, ability, or familiarity with the creative process, are encouraged to participate.Art Packs: Check out an Art Pack that includes themed activities for visitors of all ages and supplies for sketching while visiting the galleries. Cantor Events:Sunday Spotlight: 15-minute gallery talk for all ages. Talks start at 11:30am and continue throughout the day on the half hour…

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Branford Marsalis Quartet

January 16, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

New Orleans native and NEA Jazz Master Branford Marsalis got his professional start with Clark Terry and brother Wynton Marsalis in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. In 1986 Branford formed the Branford Marsalis Quartet, adding guest vocalist  Kurt Elling. Their first album, Upward Spiral, was nominated for a 2017 Grammy. After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Marsalis partnered with Harry Connick Jr. to found the Musicians’ Village in New Orleans—a place where artists could work to preserve and reconstruct their beloved…

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Film Screening: True Conviction

January 17, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

There’s a new detective agency in Dallas, run by three exonerated men who all spent decades in prison. Their mission: to free other innocent people still behind bars.
 After serving a combined 60 years in prison for crimes they did not commit, three recently exonerated Texans—Christopher Scott, Johnnie Lindsey, and Steven Phillips—join forces to form the unlikeliest of investigative teams, on a mission to help wrongfully convicted prisoners obtain freedom like they did. In True Conviction, brotherly bonds are formed…

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Tomorrow Belongs to Those Who Can Hear It Coming: An Evening with Bernie Krause

January 17, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

That David Bowie aphorism sets the stage for this evening lecture and performance by Bernie Krause, soundscape ecologist, musician, and author. In just under an hour, and through the prism of ecoacoustics, Krause will summarize the current state of sound from its inception, during the first four billion years of the Earth’s formation, through the evolution of biological sound and its profound late-phase impact on culture, to the special human acoustic contributions that have a direct bearing on the planet’s…

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Summer Internship Program in Arts Administration (SIPAA) Info Session

January 18, 2019 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Learn about paid summer internship opportunities in the arts! 20+ opportunities in the Bay Area, New York, and Los Angeles. Internships are open to all Stanford undergraduates (including graduating seniors.) 

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Fred Hersch Trio

January 18, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A select member of jazz’s piano pantheon, Fred Hersch is a pervasively influential creative force who has shaped the music’s course over more than three decades as an improviser, composer, educator, bandleader, collaborator, and recording artist. He has been proclaimed “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade” by Vanity Fair, “an elegant force of musical invention” by the Los Angeles Times, and “a living legend” by The New Yorker. In his memoir Good Things Happen Slowly, the 12-time Grammy nominee…

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SECRET INGREDIENT : Screening of Macedonian Entry to 2019 Academy Awards

January 19, 2019 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Us: SF Bay Area Premiere of SECRET INGREDIENT Official Macedonian Submission for the 2019 Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film An underpaid train mechanic gives his father a cake made from stolen marijuana to relieve his cancer pain but finds himself cornered by the criminals who are searching for their drugs and the nosy neighbors who want a recipe for the “healing” cake. Secret Ingredient won 15 international awards and premiered at 48 film festivals in a year, including…

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New Breed Brass Band

January 19, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

New Breed Brass Band lives and breathes the culture of New Orleans, infusing funk, rock, jazz, and hip-hop into a custom-made enhancement of second-line brass band tradition. “That’s what we came up under,” says snare-drummer Jenard Andrews of second line bands like the ReBirth, Dirty Dozen and Lil’ Rascals Brass Bands. “Now we’re trying to take that sound and bring in some new stuff and expand it.  We bring outside influences like Earth Wind & Fire and Brass Construction, trying to…

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Charles Ferguson, guitar: Seven “T”s at Seventy

January 19, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Stanford guitar faculty Charles Ferguson performs works for solo classical guitar by seven “T”s: Telemann, Tarrega, Tansman, Turina, Torroba, Tchaikovsky, and Tedesco.

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Public Tour | Outdoor Sculpture Walk, Museum

January 20, 2019 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn from a trained docent as you walk among the diverse collection of outdoor sculpture surrounding the Cantor Art Center. Meet at the entrance to the museum. Public Tours: Third Sunday of each month at 11:30 am, rain or shine

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