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October 2014

Spotlight on Art

October 1 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

First Wednesday of the month, October to May, starting at noon.Listen to graduate students in the Department of Art & Art History give free gallery talks about objects in our collection. For the 2014-2015 academic year, Spotlight on Art talks will occur on the dates below. Speakers and topics coming soon! October 1, 2014 (George Philip LeBourdais on Robert Frank in America)  November 5, 2014 December 3, 2014 January 7, 2015 February 4, 2015 March 4, 2014 April 1, 2015…

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East Asia Library Grand Opening

October 1 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for an opening celebration of our new East Asia Library! Our new location offers a special collections viewing area, seminar and teaching rooms, ample study spaces and an increased footprint for collections. Entertainment, library tours and light refreshments will be provided. Location: The East Asia Library is part of the newly opened Lathrop Library which is directly east of the Oval on Palm Drive, and adjacent to Memorial Hall. Festivities will take place at the base of the…

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CCRMA Transitions

October 1 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

CCRMA celebrates the start of their 2014 concert season with the annual Transitions concerts, with two evenings of outdoor, under-the-stars electronic music showcasing works from the CCRMA community and beyond. Featuring an immersive multichannel speaker array, Transitions 2014 will take place in CCRMA’s outdoor courtyard. | Note new start time: 8:00 pm.

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Dave Eggers In Conversation with Tobias Wolff

October 2 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Stanford Humanities Center’s Marta Sutton Weeks Lecture- Join Dave Eggers, author of the cautionary tale The Circle, and Stanford professor Tobias Wolff as they discuss privacy in the digital age and the craft of writing. Eggers is the author of ten books, including Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?, and A Hologram for the King, which was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. He is the founder of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing company based in San Francisco…

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Journey to Mecca – Movie Screening

October 2 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm

Join us on Thursday Oct. 2, 2014 (6:30 pm – 8:15 pm) for the first movie night of the quarter at Markaz, “Journey to Mecca”, as we follow Ibn Battuta’s steps in his first journey from Morocco to Mecca.  The movie depicts an unforgettable story of journey of Hajj during the 14th century. The story is combined with a look at the contemporary Hajj, a pilgrimage to Mecca that annually draws close to three million Muslims from around the world; which this year…

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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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CCRMA Transitions

October 2 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

CCRMA celebrates the start of their 2014 concert season with the annual Transitions concerts, with two evenings of outdoor, under-the-stars electronic music showcasing works from the CCRMA community and beyond. Featuring an immersive multichannel speaker array, Transitions 2014 will take place in CCRMA’s outdoor courtyard. 

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Party on the Edge

October 2 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Be a Thinker and come to the biggest party of the year for the arts! Stand on the brink of The Gates of Hell to see dance performances, films, art, and music from students alongside the 24 museum galleries. Feast on Ike’s sandwiches, CREAM, and Churros with Slab Man (Dave) during the festivities. Tap your own creativity by creating a Pollock masterpiece yourself! 

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Flowers of Czech Music from Prague

October 3 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Flowers of Czech Music from Prague  (Květy české hudby z Prahy) A concert featuruing Prague’s National Opera singer Martina Kociánová, accompanied by violinist Oldřich Vlček and pianist Sára Bukovská. The first part of the program will present compositions of great Czech composers and the second part will feature a commemoration of traditional Czech and Moravian folk songs. Preview of the program: A.Dvořák :    Sonata for the violing and piano (Sonatina pro housle a klavír)A.Dvořák :    Rusalka, aria Witch (Rusalka, árie Ježibaby Rusalka), Bible…

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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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Compline: An Evening Service of Song

October 5 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Compline (pronounced “komp-lin”) A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. All are welcome. Sundays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm (during the academic year with the exception of university holidays and academic breaks) in Memorial Church.

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Science Storytelling and the Paradox of Suspense

October 6 11:45 am - 1:15 pm

There *are* ways to tell science stories that keep people on the edge of their seats — and motivated for action. Few people actually know how to write them well, and three expert science storytellers will share their secret strategies.  Join Academy Award-winning producer and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns; Co-Chairman, the Presidents’ Circle, The National Academies, Davis Masten; and Stanford expert in neuropsychology of desire and suspense, Brian Knutson, as the they disclose their secret strategies for powerful science storytelling:…

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Infanticide and a Reverse Fertility Transition in Japan, 1790-1920

October 6 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Fabian Drixler- Associate Professor, Department of History, Yale Around 1790, Eastern Japan’s culture of responsible parenting came under attack amid a deepening depopulation crisis. Previously, many of its inhabitants believed that they had to choose which children to raise and which to discard at birth, and infanticides were so frequent (about 40% of all births) that every generation was smaller than the one that went before it. The fight against infanticide, motivated in no small part by this depopulation, became…

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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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Frank Wefers: Fast convolution for auralization and Virtual Reality

October 6 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

This talk summarizes the state-of-the-art in fast convolution and discusses computationally efficient implementations of FIR filters. These techniques are optimized for low latencies, time-varying filters and often multiple inputs and outputs. The talk discusses algorithms suited for these particular purposes, ranging from short to very long filters — from binaural synthesis with head-related impulse responses to artificial reverberation with room impulse responses. Different hardware platforms are addressed: mobile devices, general-purpose processors (CPUs) and graphic processors (GPUs). 

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Thomas McNeely & Angela Pneuman Reading

October 6 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A former Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford, Thomas McNeely has also received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.  His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in The Atlantic,Ploughshares, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and Ninth Letter.  Ghost Horse, his first novel, is the winner of the 2013 Gival Press Novel Award.  Please visit his website for stories, interviews, and advance praise of Ghost Horse: thomasmcneelywriter.com. Raised in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky, Angela Pneuman was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford, a Presidential Fellow…

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DANCE LECTURE: “Choreographing Alienation: Dancing the Museum,” Thomas DeFrantz

October 7 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Stanford Colloquium on Dance Studies presents Thomas DeFrantz’s talk on “Choreographing Alienation: Dancing the Museum,” which explores the phenomenological distancing created by dance performances in the context of 21st-century museums as practiced by hired performers working for celebrity choreographers. The talk considers movement from modern to postmodern, contemporary, relational, and live art articulations of dance practice, and the embodied assumptions that surround each of these chronologically-based namings of dance. The talk considers the ‘high status’ of museum culture and the…

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GUEST LECTURE: “The Bodily Ascension of Garrick to Heaven,” Professor Joseph Roach of Yale University

October 9 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Enlightenment tried to banish ghosts from the stage, but ended up conjuring them in larger numbers than ever before in Gothic melodrama. At the same time, it replaced saintly icons with theatrical celebrities, venerating them with images that rival the most florid of religious idols: David Garrick rose from his tomb on an angel-powered ascent to meet Shakespeare in Heaven; Eliza Sheridan was popularly worshiped as “The Saint”; Sarah Siddons converted William Hazlitt to idolatry; French revolutionaries disinterred famous…

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Alternative Comics: Through the Eyes of the Hernandez Brothers

October 9 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This event will celebrate alternative comics by bringing renowned artists, the Hernandez Brothers, or Los Bros Hernandez, as they are often called, to campus. As perhaps its most well-known figures, the Hernandez Brothers offer unique insight into the complex dynamics of the alternative comics industry. Love & Rockets, the brainchild of Gilbert, Jaime and Mario Hernandez, emerged from the confluence of punk rock culture and the Latino community in Los Angeles in the 1980s. Subversive and groundbreaking, Love and Rockets…

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Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous October 2014

October 9 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The agenda includes presentations from four artists, scientists, philosophers, historians, inventors, scholars of art/science projects, news from the audience and time for casual socializing/networking. Presenters include: Andrea Stevenson Won (Stanford’s Communication Dept) on “The Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab” Margot Knight (Djerassi Resident Artists Program) on “Scientific Delirium Madness” Maria McVarish (Stanford/ Modern Thought and Literature) on “Mapping the Uncharted: Non-Cartesian Spaces” Patricia Lange (California College of the Arts) on “Evaluating Techno-Aesthetics in Video” Location: Li Ka Shing Center for…

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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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World War I in Film: All Quiet on the Western Front

October 9 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Great War (1914– 1918) changed our world irrevocably, redrawing national borders, dissolving centuries-old empires, destabilizing class systems, and ushering in not only modern industrial warfare, but arguably the “modern” world itself. WORLD WAR I IN FILMAs part of our year-long commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War I, we will screen nine of the most accomplished movies on the war, three per quarter, in chronological order. During Winter and Spring quarters, look for Paths of Glory, Lawrence of Arabia,…

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NOON CONCERT: Excelsa Quartet

October 10 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

The St. Lawrence String Quartet welcomes Excelsa Quartet as the next visiting ensemble for their Emerging String Quartet Program. Excelsa Quartet was formed in January of 2009 at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA. The Quartet has had the honor of working with the Guarneri Quartet, St. Lawrence String Quartet, Roger Tapping (Takács Quartet), David Takeno, Martha Strongin Katz (Cleveland Quartet), Lucy Chapman and world renowned conductor Benjamin Zander. They have also collaborated with the Miami String Quartet and with composers…

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Senior Recital: Deanna Badizadegan, viola

October 12 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

This program for violin will include selections from J.S. Bach, Hindemith, Stravinsky, and Brahms. 

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Compline: An Evening Service of Song

October 12 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Compline (pronounced “komp-lin”) A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. All are welcome. Sundays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm (during the academic year with the exception of university holidays and academic breaks) in Memorial Church. Tonight’s choir: Palo Alto High School Choirs Upcoming Compline choirs October 19 Christ Church Portola Valley October 26 Valley Presbyterian Church November 2 Schola Cantorum Sancti Dominici November…

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A Reading by Allan Gurganus, Part of the Lane Lecture Series

October 13 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Allan Gurganus was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina in 1947. His works of fiction have been translated into sixteen languages. His books include Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, White People, Plays Well with Others, The Practical Heart and Local Souls. Gurganus has received the Wallace Stegner Fellowship, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Pen-Faulkner nomination, the American Academy’s Sue Kaufman Prize for best first novel, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Lambda Literary Award, and the National Magazine Award. A Broadway version of “Widow” starred Ellen…

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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 Nathan Oliveira featured in the building.

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Meet the Makers Expert Session: Matt Lenoci

October 14 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Matthew Lenoci MS 1993 shares his insider’s look at MATTEO, the American sewn textiles manufacturing company he founded in 1996. MATTEO is one of very few textile manufacturers left in the United States. Matt will share his story of what MATTEO is doing to help re-awaken the spirit of “Made in America” while creating jobs and building community in East Los Angeles.

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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.  Program J.S. Bach: Ich…

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Music of Neil Rolnick with pianist Kathleen Supové

October 14 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Composer and laptop performer Neil Rolnick will play some of his recent solo work, as well as a new piece for piano and computer featuring New York piano Diva Kathleen Supové. Rolnick pioneered in the use of computers in musical performance, beginning in the late 1970s. Based in New York City since 2002, his music has received wide recognition both in the U.S. and abroad. Rolnick has often included unexpected and unusual combinations of materials and media in his music. He…

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DURATIONAL PERFORMANCE: Citation

October 15 7:00 am - 11:59 pm

Citation a durational performance by Raegan Truax October 15 at 7am – October 16 at 5pm | Memorial Auditorium | come and go as you please “It is unclear to me whether the present generation is knocking its head against the wall of their predecessors, or just writing on them.” – Yvonne Rainer Exhausted by words, decorating skeletons, smelling walls imprinted with backs and fingers, sweat and breath, the scents of us… In this 34-hour work, Truax engages texts about performance art…

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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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Janaki Bakhle: “Poetry as the Archive of the Popular”

October 15 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (1883-1966) was India’s most infamous revolutionary “terrorist,” dubbed an anarchist as a student by the British colonial police, a Hindu nationalist who penned the tract “Essentials of Hindutva” (1922) and is best known for his implication in the assassination of M.K. Gandhi.  Savarkar’s prose has been dissected for its’ fascist under and overtones, his political career has been examined as the foundation for “Hindu fundamentalism”, and of all the figures who populate the history of Indian nationalism…

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Anita Hill: Speaking Truth to Power Film Screening and Q/A with Professor Anita Hill

October 15 4:00 pm - 6:15 pm

This event is Day One of a two-day conference. Please click here to view information about Day Two, a panel discussion on “Sexual Harassment and Barriers to Advancement: What Has Changed Since the 1990s?” Please join us for a special screening of the film Anita: Speaking Truth to Power, directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Freida Lee Mock. After the screening, the director, along with Professor Anita Hill, whose Senate testimony is at the center of the film, will hold a question and answer session moderated by Professor David…

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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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UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival)

October 16 12:00 am

The 17th UNAFF, an international documentary film festival, will run from October 16 to 26 at various locations on Stanford campus. The Festival will present issues from the streets of Syria, Afghanistan, India, Iraq, Pakistan, Iran, China, Morocco, Rwanda, US and other countries. Additional topics include a new perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the slums of the world, the global waste crisis, women at the center of the drive for social change, teens placed in solitary confinement and photography on…

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Stanford Students: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS ON SEXUAL ASSAULT!

October 16 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join us for a very special student education event on Title IX and campus sexual assault with the founders of the student movement making headlines all over the world! This event is free and open to the public. No advance registration is required.  All your questions answered:  What is Title IX?  What is the Clery Act? What are my rights if I am assaulted?  What do I do if I think my case is not being handled correctly? Does…

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Studio Lecture Series with Sam Durant

October 16 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

1904 to 1979: aesthetics, world war, anti-colonial struggle, psychoanalysis, Surrealism and the Nonaligned Movement Sam Durant will discuss his current work that links a multitude of forces unleashed during the first half of the 20th century.  His project links the development of psychoanalysts and surrealism to anti-colonial struggle and the ways in which “third world” surrealists opened new paths for a political imaginary in the search of freedom.  Durant’s project invokes historian Robin Kelley’s work linking surrealism to the struggle for…

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An Evening of Storytelling with The Moth, presented by the Storytelling Project and KALW

October 17 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

One of America’s most beloved radio shows,The Moth Mainstage features stories by luminaries in the arts and sciences, newsmakers and news breakers, and every day heroes ( and even a few reformed villains.) Each Moth Mainstage show features five storytellers who develop and shape their stories with the Moth’s directors. Beyond a mere theatrical experience, The Moth is an ever-growing community where entertainment, enlightenment and festivity merge. http://storytelling.stanford.edu/http://themoth.org/

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Special Event with Sheryl Crow

October 17 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer and guitarist, Sheryl Crow has sold over 35 million pop and rock albums worldwide. Crow is known for hit songs such as “All I Wanna Do,” “If It Makes You Happy” and “The First Cut Is the Deepest.” Now her most recent single, a country song called “Easy,” has landed the artist on Billboard‘s list of top 20 country songs on the radio. In a special performance for the Stanford Live family and friends, Crow will…

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Masterclass with Elisabeth Wright

October 18 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Harpsichordist Elisabeth Wright presents a masterclass on solo keyboard and chamber music of the 17th and 18th centuries, including discussion of basso continuo improvisation. Wright is a professor at the Historical Performance Institute of Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington and is in frequent demand for masterclasses and seminars. | Lunch will be provided.

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Dan Zanes & Friends

October 18 2:30 pm - 3:30 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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Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra with the Fratello Marionettes: Carnival of the Animals — SOLD OUT!

October 18 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Jindong Cai conducts the Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra’s performance of Camille Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals in this special program presented in partnership with the Bing Nursery School Performance Series. Carnival of the Animals has been used the world over to introduce children to classical music. The Fratello Marionettes use this fanciful score as the backdrop for three classic fables: “The Three Little Pigs,” “The Tortoise and the Hare,” and “The Ugly Duckling.” The music inspires the movement of the puppets, as the puppets…

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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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Compline: An Evening Service of Song

October 19 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Compline (pronounced “komp-lin”) A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. All are welcome. Sundays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm (during the academic year with the exception of university holidays and academic breaks) in Memorial Church. Tonight’s Choir: Christ Church Portola Valley Upcoming Compline choirs October 26 Valley Presbyterian Church November 2 Schola Cantorum Sancti Dominici November 9 Convivium November 16 Stanford Early Music…

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Artist’s Salon Featuring Ken Fields – “The Poem as Two Poems”

October 20 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Please join us for the Institute’s fall Artist’s Salon featuring Professor Ken Fields, who will be reading poems from his most recent collection and remarking on oddities of structure.  Click here to RSVP. Artist’s Salons are free and open to all.

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Elisabeth Wright, harpsichord: Tender and Passionate Gestures

October 20 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Elisabeth Wright, harpsichord, has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and continuo improviser at numerous festivals and concert series around the world. Her program at Stanford will include works from D’Anglebert, Bach, Froberger, and Couperin.

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Video Game Suite

October 23 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Video Game Suite is an evening of three short “pop up” dance pieces on the theme of video games created by Bay Area choreographers and staged informally in an art gallery setting.  Producer Erik Flatmo’s statement: I posed a challenge to three young choreographers: create a short dance piece based on a video game. Video game animation and technology has become amazingly sophisticated. Unlike the clunky old games of yesterday, they’re cinematic, almost photorealistic. People, landscapes, and objects are rendered so convincingly that viewers (and gamers) often…

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DANCE PERFORMANCE: Video Game Suite

October 23 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

OCT 23 at 7PM | STANFORD ART GALLERY FREE + OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Video Game Suite is an evening of three short dance pieces on the theme of video games created by Bay Area choreographers Marcos Vedoveto, Tracy Hazas, and Diane Frank with Elise Knudson. With sound design by Michael St. Clair, it’s a one-night-only event staged informally in an art gallery setting. Statement from Producer Erik Flatmo: I posed a challenge to three young choreographers: create a short dance piece based on…

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WWI in Film: La Grande Illusion

October 23 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Great War (1914– 1918) changed our world irrevocably, redrawing national borders, dissolving centuries-old empires, destabilizing class systems, and ushering in not only modern industrial warfare, but arguably the “modern” world itself. WORLD WAR I IN FILMAs part of our year-long commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War I, we will screen nine of the most accomplished movies on the war, three per quarter, in chronological order. During Winter and Spring quarters, look for Paths of Glory, Lawrence of Arabia,…

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Founders’ Celebration 2014

October 26 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

This year’s Founders’ Celebration is to be held at Cantor Arts Center during Reunion Homecoming Weekend – the final event on their calendar. Founders’ Celebration commemorates the founding of the University and the legacy of the Stanford family. This is an opportunity for all members of the Stanford community—students, faculty, and staff—together with members of neighboring communities to join in celebration of the success of Jane and Leland Stanford’s dream to establish a “university of high degree.” Please visit the…

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Compline: An Evening Service of Song

October 26 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Compline (pronounced “komp-lin”) A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. All are welcome. Sundays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm (during the academic year with the exception of university holidays and academic breaks) in Memorial Church. Tonight’s Choir: Valley Presbyterian Church Upcoming Compline choirs November 2 Schola Cantorum Sancti Dominici November 9 Convivium November 16 Stanford Early Music Singers

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Another Look Book Club – Cosmicomics

October 27 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for the Another Look book club discussion of Italo Calvino’s Cosmicomics with Robert Pogue Harrison, Tobias Wolff, and Cynthia Haven. Visit http://anotherlook.stanford.edu for more information. SPONSORS Another Look is co-sponsored by the Stanford University Department of English, Stanford Creative Writing Program, Stanford University Libraries and the Stanford Humanities Center.

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Imagining the Universe: Tracy K. Smith

October 28 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Tracy K. Smith, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet for her collection of poetry, Life on Mars (2011), will be speaking at Stanford as a part of the Imagining the Universe: Cosmology in Art and Science programmatic series.  The cosmos has long inspired our imaginations ― fueling research, reflection, and creative response. Organized by an interdisciplinary consortium drawing on departments and programs from across the university, this year-long project reflects Stanford University’s commitment to campus-wide connections among the sciences and arts. This…

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Book Reading: I’ll Be Right There

October 29 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Shin Kyung-suk- Author View the book trailer here. Set in 1980s South Korea amid the tremors of political revolution, I’ll Be Right There follows Jung Yoon, a highly literate, twenty-something woman, as she recounts her tragic personal history as well as those of her three intimate college friends. When Yoon receives a distressing phone call from her ex-boyfriend after eight years of separation, memories of a tumultuous youth begin to resurface, forcing her to re-live the most intense period of her life.…

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St. Lawrence String Quartet: Concert for the Community

October 29 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The Friends of Music and the St. Lawrence String Quartet are proud to present their annual Concert for the Community, offered free of charge to local school children, teachers, and their friends and family. We hope to see you there! | If you would like to reserve 10 or more seats for your party, please contact FoM administrative liaison Elise Fujimoto (elisef@stanford.edu) for reservation details. Limited transportation funding assistance is available to schools and after-school groups planning to attend the concert.

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Scene in Action: Dance, Fashion and Visual Art as Performance

October 29 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Two performances: Wednesday, October 29 @ 6:30 pmand Thursday, October 30 @ 8:30 pm. Inspired by the abstract expressionist art found in the Anderson Collection, and the Cantor’s special exhibition Robert Frank in America, “Scene in Action” is the culmination of a summer Stanford Arts Intensive choreographic workshop and performance seminar by the same name. The performance is choreographed by Stanford Dance faculty member Aleta Hayes.

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John Scott, organ

October 29 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

John Scott was born in 1956 in Wakefield, Yorkshire. He made his debut in the 1977 Promenade Concerts in the Royal Albert Hall; he was the youngest organist to appear as a soloist in the Proms. In 1990, he became Organist and Director of Music at St Paul’s Cathedral. There, he was responsible for music marking the 100th birthday of HM The Queen Mother and the Golden Jubilee of HM The Queen, for whom he was asked to compose an anthem. After…

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Fall Organ Concert Series: John Scott

October 29 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

John Scott, Organist and Director of Music at St Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York.

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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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Bill Evans: Banjo in America

October 30 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tracing the banjo from its West African roots to the New World, UC Berkeley–trained ethnomusicologist Bill Evans performs musical examples from the 1700s to the present day on a variety of vintage instruments, ranging from an African ekonting to a mid 19th-century minstrel banjo, a modern bluegrass banjo, and even an electric banjo. From an 18th-century African dance tune to the music of the Civil War, and from early 20th-century ragtime to folk and bluegrass banjo styles to Pete Seeger, the Kingston…

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Screen on the Green: Guardians of the Galaxy

October 30 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Join Cardinal Nights for a special screening of Guardians of the Galaxy before it hits DVD. If you haven’t seen it yet, come down, curl up under one of our heat lamps and enjoy!

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Halloween Concert

October 31 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Jindong Cai conducts the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and Giancarlo Aquilanti directs the Stanford Wind Ensemble for this annual program that’s sure to chill and thrill. Come in costume to participate in the costume contest!

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November 2014

Voice Students of Wendy Hillhouse: Cabaret

November 1 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

(Program TBA)

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Senior Recital: Susan Nitta, violin

November 1 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Susan Nitta, violin, will be accompanied by Ben Mildenhall, piano, for a program of selections by Bloch, Brahms, Janáček, and Saint-Saëns.

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Pomplamoose

November 1 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

YouTube sensations and Stanford grads Nataly Dawn ’09 and Jack Conte ’06 come home to campus for this special concert selected for and by Stanford students! The indie-pop-rock duo bring their full band for a rare live concert.

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Shenson Recital Series: Stephen Salters, baritone, and Laura Dahl, piano

November 2 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The A. Jess Shenson Recital Series offers Bay Area audiences the opportunity to experience live vocal performances in the intimate setting of the recital hall. This program features Stephen Salters, baritone, and Laura Dahl, piano, performing works by Rachmaninoff, Strauss, Villa-Lobos, and Montsalvatge, as well as American folks songs arranged by Michael Ching.  

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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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Junior Recital: Matthew Billman, baritone

November 2 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Baritone Matthew Billman performs songs by songs and arias by Schubert, Barber, Ives, Bizet, Menken, Rodgers, and Bacalov.

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Compline: An Evening Service of Song

November 2 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Compline (pronounced “komp-lin”) A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. All are welcome. Sundays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm (during the academic year with the exception of university holidays and academic breaks) in Memorial Church. Tonight’s Compline: Schola Cantorum Sancti Dominici Upcoming Compline Choirs November 9 – Convivium November 16 – Stanford Early Music Singers

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Masterclass with Stephen Salters, baritone

November 3 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Stephen Salters, baritone, gives a masterclass and question-and-answer session for Stanford students.

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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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CBD: Contemplative Concert at Bing

November 6 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Stanford Talisman Singers, Stanford Taiko and other Stanford musicians will share the joy and vitality of music, and the contemplative pause it offers us. Enjoy this very special noon hour “quarter rest”.

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Medieval Matters: Hildegard of Bingen: Medieval Lessons for Modern Medicine

November 6 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

For more than 2,500 years, doctors and patients understood the body in the same way: it was like a plant, with its own natural power of growth, maturation, and healing. The doctor was like a gardener, using the four elements of earth, air, water, and fire to remove what was in the way of that power and optimize the conditions of health. Then, suddenly, at the end of the 19th century, this model was replaced by a different idea: the…

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Ends of American Art Conference

November 7 9:30 am - 8:30 pm

The Ends of American Art is a two-day international conference exploring new possibilities for thinking about, performing, producing, and writing the history of American art. Conference Schedule: Friday, November 7 (Oberndorf Event Center, Stanford Graduate School of Business) 9:30 Registration and Coffee10:00-10:15 Welcoming Remarks10:15-12:15 “The Global:” Francois Brunet, Wanda Corn, and Vanessa Schwartz 12:15-1:30 Lunch Break1:30-3:00 PhD Student Presentations 1 + Discussion with Audience 3:00-3:30 Coffee Break3:30-5:30 “Alternate Histories:” Michael Leja, Andrei Molotiu, Chon Noriega, and Alison Syme5:30-7:00 Dinner for…

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Stanford Wind Ensemble

November 7 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Giancarlo Aquilanti directs the Stanford Wind Ensemble (program TBA).

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Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra

November 8 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Jindong Cai conducts the Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra with piano soloist Hugo Kitano. The program includes Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 in A minor “Scottish”.

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Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra

November 9 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Jindong Cai conducts the Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra with piano soloist Hugo Kitano. The program includes Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 in A minor “Scottish”.

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Compline: An Evening Service of Song

November 9 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Compline (pronounced “komp-lin”) A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. All are welcome. Sundays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm (during the academic year with the exception of university holidays and academic breaks) in Memorial Church. Tonight’s Compline Choir: Convivium Upcoming Compline Choirs November 16 – Stanford Early Music Singers

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Dr. Rebecca Langlands (UCLA)

November 10 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dr. Rebecca Langlands is Senior Lecturer in Classics, with particular interests in Latin literature and Roman culture, ethics, the history of sexuality and Classical Reception. She is the author of Sexual Morality in Ancient Rome (CUP 2006) and Exemplary Ethics in Ancient Rome (CUP forthcoming). She is currently a visiting faculty (2014/15) at UCLA Department of Classics. Dr. Langlands is visiting from the University of Exeter in the UK, where she has been a member of the Department of Classics…

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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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World War I in Music and Song

November 11 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of one of the most traumatic events in modern world history. The Great War (1914–1918) changed our world irrevocably, redrawing national borders, dissolving centuries-old empires, destabilizing class systems, and ushering in not only modern industrial warfare, but arguably the “modern” world itself. This year, Stanford Continuing Studies will offer a course by eminent European historian James Sheehan, this evening program of music and songs from the war, a program of poetry and…

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NOON CONCERT: Flute Students of Alexandra Hawley

November 12 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Program TBA.

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Stanford Jazz Orchestra

November 12 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Fredrick Berry directs the Stanford Jazz Orchestra with guest artist Erik Jekabson (trumpet). The program will include Jekabson’s own compositions, as well as jazz standards.

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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: 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 at Stanford University Elizabeth Kessler, Lecturer in Art and Art History at Stanford University IMAGE: Robert Frank…

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How I Write: Ian Morris

November 13 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ian Morris is a Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor of Classics and a member of the Stanford Archaeology Center faculty. He grew up in Britain and studied at Birmingham and Cambridge universities before moving to the University of Chicago in 1987 and on to Stanford in 1995. He has published thirteen books and more than a hundred articles in academic journals and newspapers. His book Why the West Rules—For Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future received…

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NOON CONCERT: Voice Students of Claire Giovannetti

November 14 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Program TBA.

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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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Stanford Symphony Orchestra

November 15 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Jindong Cai conducts the Stanford Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 in A minor “Tragic”.

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Stanford Chamber Chorale: A Voice from Heaven

November 15 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Stephen M. Sano directs an evening of contemplative choral music in the soaring acoustic of Stanford Memorial Church, featuring movements from Howell’s Requiem, plus works by Palestrina, Burchard, Antognini, Sisask, and Miskinis.

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Stanford Symphony Orchestra

November 16 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Jindong Cai conducts the Stanford Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 in A minor “Tragic”.

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Compline: An Evening Service of Song

November 16 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Compline (pronounced “komp-lin”) A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. All are welcome. Sundays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm (during the academic year with the exception of university holidays and academic breaks) in Memorial Church. Tonight’s Compline Choir: Stanford Early Music Singers

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Stanford Percussion Ensemble

November 17 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This event is being rescheduled.

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Meet the Makers Expert Session: Robin Petravic

November 18 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Robin Petravic MFA ’97 discusses the process by which he transformed HEATH Ceramics from a dilapidated factory to an industry juggernaut in California-made, artisan-created products of enduring beauty and purpose that enhance people’s lives

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NOON CONCERT: Harpsichord Students of Elaine Thornburgh

November 19 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Program TBA.

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Chamber Music Masterclass

November 19 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

(Program TBA)

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Stanford University Singers

November 19 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Robert Huw Morgan directs the University Singers’ program featuring works by Bach and Mendelssohn and the Missa Brevis in D by Mozart.

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Gaieties 2014

November 19 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Gaieties is an annual, student-written musical extravaganza tradition dating back to 1911. Performed the week before Big Game, Gaieties is the ultimate celebration of how proud, ridiculous, and clever we are as Stanford students.

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Studio Lecture Series with Masaki Fujihata

November 20 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Details to follow

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NOON CONCERT: Piano Students of George Barth and Kumaran Arul

November 21 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Program TBA.

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Stanford Symphonic Chorus and Peninsula Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Concert

November 21 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Mitchell Sardou Klein conducts the Peninsula Symphony with the Stanford Symphonic Chorus, directed by Stephen M. Sano. This holiday program will include Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 2 “Lobgesang” (“Hymn of Praise”, Op. 52), Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves, Tchaikovsky: excerpts from The Nutcracker, and Holst: Christmas Day.

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Stanford Symphonic Chorus and Peninsula Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Concert

November 23 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Mitchell Sardou Klein conducts the Peninsula Symphony with the Stanford Symphonic Chorus, directed by Stephen M. Sano. This holiday program will include Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 2 “Lobgesang” (“Hymn of Praise”, Op. 52), Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves, Tchaikovsky: excerpts from The Nutcracker, and Holst: Christmas Day.

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December 2014

Stanford Humanities Center Presidential Lecture with David Adjaye

December 2 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Stanford Humanities Center Presidential Lecture Featuring Celebrated International Architect, David Adjaye, OBE David Adjaye, the lead designer of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, will deliver a public lecture on designing the architecture of civic space.  

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Imagining the Universe: Dr. Mae Jemison

December 3 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Dr. Mae Jemison is a physician and NASA-astronaut. She became the first African-American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor on September 12, 1992. Dr. Jemison will speak at Stanford University on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 as a part of the Imagining the Universe: Cosmology in Art and Science programmatic series. The cosmos has long inspired our imaginations ― fueling research, reflection, and creative response. Organized by an interdisciplinary consortium drawing on…

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CCRMA Fall Concert

December 3 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

This concert program will feature live and multi-channel works including projects from CCRMA students.

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Chamber Music Showcase

December 3 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Chamber groups from the Stanford Chamber music program will perform (program TBA).

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Early Music Singers

December 3 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

William Mahrt directs the Early Music Singers (program TBA).

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NOON CONCERT: Chamber Music Showcase

December 4 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Chamber groups from the Stanford Chamber music program will perform (program TBA).

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Kindness is Contagious Film Screening

December 4 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kindness Is Contagious is a feel-good documentary, narrated by Catherine Ryan Hyde, the best selling author of the novel (and film) Pay It Forward. It’s a film all about being nice and the benefits of being nice. Kindness Is Contagious profiles cutting-edge scientists and best-selling authors from Berkeley to Harvard and everywhere in between as well as real life people from all walks of life whose lives illustrate their incredible discovery: NICE GUYS FINISH FIRST! Kindness Is Contagious asks one surprisingly…

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Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble

December 4 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The acclaimed Stanford Afro- Latin Jazz Ensemble, directed by Murray Low, is one of the finest academic performing groups of its kind and has been the recipient of several prestigious grants throughout its existence.

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WWI in Film: Sergeant York

December 4 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of one of the most traumatic events in modern world history. The Great War (1914– 1918) changed our world irrevocably, redrawing national borders, dissolving centuries-old empires, destabilizing class systems, and ushering in not only modern industrial warfare, but arguably the “modern” world itself. This year, Stanford Continuing Studies will offer a course by eminent European historian James Sheehan, an evening program of music and songs from the war, a program of poetry and…

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2014 Fall FilmProd114 Film Screening

December 5 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Films by students enrolled in Film Production 114: Introduction to Film and Video.

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Stanford Flute Ensemble

December 5 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Karen Van Dyke directs the Flute Ensemble (program TBA).

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A Festival of Lessons and Carols

December 5 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The University Singers, directed by Dr. Robert Huw Morgan, and the Stanford Chamber Chorale, directed by Stephen J. Sano, collaborate for this annual seasonal program, based on the service at King’s College, Cambridge.

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Holiday Musicale

December 6 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Friends of Music at Stanford present their annual holiday showcase in Memorial Church, featuring ensembles and soloists from the Department of Music.

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A Festival of Lessons and Carols

December 6 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The University Singers, directed by Dr. Robert Huw Morgan, and the Stanford Chamber Chorale, directed by Stephen J. Sano, collaborate for this annual seasonal program, based on the service at King’s College, Cambridge.

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Sing and Play the Bing

December 6 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A festive, free evening featuring performances from Silicon Valley-based groups, highlighting the wealth of cultural diversity and artistic excellence in our community! Program Peninsula Women’s Chorus Chinese Performing Arts of America Tezkatlipoka Aztec Dance and Drum

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Music 323 Presents the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet

December 8 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Visiting ensemble the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet performs compositions written by the students of Music 323 during the Fall Quarter. The Grammy-nominated Los Angeles Percussion Quartet is an innovative and dynamic chamber music ensemble, known for “championing composers of thought-provoking and uncompromisingly intelligent music.” (Percussive Notes)

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Stanford Baroque Soloists

December 9 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Anthony Martin directs the Baroque Soloists (program TBA).

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2014 Fall MFA Documentary Film Screening

December 9 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Eight black & white films by First Year Students in the MFA Program in Documentary Film and Video.

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Annual Messiah Sing / Play Along

December 12 7:30 pm - 8:30 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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Robert Huw Morgan, organ

December 14 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Dr. Robert Huw Morgan, University Organist, presents his annual holiday recital. This year, Memorial Church’s free organ recitals will celebrate the 30th year of the Fisk-Nanney organ.

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“Loose in Some Real Tropics”: Robert Rauschenberg’s “Stoned Moon” Series, 1969–70

December 24 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

In 1969, American artist Robert Rauschenberg was invited by the NASA Art Program to document the launch of Apollo 11, the first manned spaceflight to the moon. Rauschenberg produced Stoned Moon, a series of 34 large-format lithographs replete with scenes of astronauts, complex machinery, and various regional ephemera. This exhibition features a number of the Stoned Moon lithographs together with 20 rarely seen collages and drawings, photographs of the artist visiting NASA’s facilities, correspondence between the artist and the NASA…

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January 2015

Tincture of Humor: The Lighter Side of Medicine

January 15, 2015 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Members of Pegasus Physician Writers at Stanford will read their original essays, poems and short stories on the topic “Tincture of Humor: The Lighter Side of Medicine”

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Compline: An Evening Service of Song

January 25, 2015 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Compline (pronounced “komp-lin”) A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. All are welcome. Sundays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm (during the academic year with the exception of university holidays and academic breaks) in Memorial Church. May 18  ConviviumJune 1  Christ Church Portola Valley

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She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

January 28, 2015 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

This exhibition introduces the pioneering work of 12 leading women photographers from Iran and the Arab world: Jananne Al-Ani, Boushra Almutawakel, Gohar Dashti, Rana El Nemr, Lalla Essaydi, Shadi Ghadirian, Tanya Habjouqa, Rula Halawani, Nermine Hammam, Rania Matar, Shirin Neshat, and Newsha Tavakolian. These photographers have tackled the very notion of representation with passion and power, questioning tradition and challenging perceptions of Middle Eastern identity. Their provocative work ranges from fine art to photojournalism and provides insights into political and…

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February 2015

Compline: An Evening Service of Song

February 1, 2015 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Compline (pronounced “komp-lin”) A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. All are welcome. Sundays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm (during the academic year with the exception of university holidays and academic breaks) in Memorial Church. May 18  ConviviumJune 1  Christ Church Portola Valley

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Compline: An Evening Service of Song

February 8, 2015 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Compline (pronounced “komp-lin”) A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. All are welcome. Sundays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm (during the academic year with the exception of university holidays and academic breaks) in Memorial Church. May 18  ConviviumJune 1  Christ Church Portola Valley

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Compline: An Evening Service of Song

February 22, 2015 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Compline (pronounced “komp-lin”) A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. All are welcome. Sundays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm (during the academic year with the exception of university holidays and academic breaks) in Memorial Church. May 18  ConviviumJune 1  Christ Church Portola Valley

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March 2015

Compline: An Evening Service of Song

March 1, 2015 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Compline (pronounced “komp-lin”) A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. All are welcome. Sundays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm (during the academic year with the exception of university holidays and academic breaks) in Memorial Church. May 18  ConviviumJune 1  Christ Church Portola Valley

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Polyvocal Hindustan: Literatures, Languages, and Publics

March 6, 2015 12:00 am

The early modern period in India, roughly the 15th-18th centuries, witnessed an explosion of textual production in vernacular languages alongside the ongoing vibrancy of cosmopolitan traditions. These literary trends were accompanied by a wide range of changes concerning readership communities, circulation patterns, and social identities. While the early modern era has drawn increasing scholarly attention over the past few decades, we are still working to identify and analyze its defining features, including both its many breaks and continuities with the past.…

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Compline: An Evening Service of Song

March 8, 2015 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Compline (pronounced “komp-lin”) A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. All are welcome. Sundays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm (during the academic year with the exception of university holidays and academic breaks) in Memorial Church. May 18  ConviviumJune 1  Christ Church Portola Valley

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Compline: An Evening Service of Song

March 15, 2015 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Compline (pronounced “komp-lin”) A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. All are welcome. Sundays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm (during the academic year with the exception of university holidays and academic breaks) in Memorial Church. May 18  ConviviumJune 1  Christ Church Portola Valley

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2015 Winter MFA Documentary Film Screening

March 17, 2015 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Films produced by the MFA in Documentary Film and Video Program First Year students

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April 2015

Compline: An Evening Service of Song

April 12, 2015 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Compline (pronounced “komp-lin”) A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. All are welcome. Sundays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm (during the academic year with the exception of university holidays and academic breaks) in Memorial Church. May 18  ConviviumJune 1  Christ Church Portola Valley

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Medicine and the Muse: An Arts and Medical Humanities Symposium

April 16, 2015 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The 14th Annual Medicine & the Muse Symposium  Keynote Speaker: Perri Klass, MD Professor of Pediatrics and Journalism, New York University; Director, Carter Journalism Institute; Medical Director, Reach Out and Read; author of fiction and nonfiction, essayist for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Boston Globe and Discover Magazine. She is the recipient of five O. Henry Awards for short fiction and the Women’s National Book Association Award. http://www.perriklass.com/ Presentations, performances and art exhibit by Stanford medical students Contact:…

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Compline: An Evening Service of Song

April 19, 2015 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Compline (pronounced “komp-lin”) A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. All are welcome. Sundays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm (during the academic year with the exception of university holidays and academic breaks) in Memorial Church. May 18  ConviviumJune 1  Christ Church Portola Valley

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Compline: An Evening Service of Song

April 26, 2015 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Compline (pronounced “komp-lin”) A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. All are welcome. Sundays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm (during the academic year with the exception of university holidays and academic breaks) in Memorial Church. May 18  ConviviumJune 1  Christ Church Portola Valley

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May 2015

Compline: An Evening Service of Song

May 3, 2015 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Compline (pronounced “komp-lin”) A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. All are welcome. Sundays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm (during the academic year with the exception of university holidays and academic breaks) in Memorial Church. May 18  ConviviumJune 1  Christ Church Portola Valley

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Compline: An Evening Service of Song

May 10, 2015 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Compline (pronounced “komp-lin”) A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. All are welcome. Sundays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm (during the academic year with the exception of university holidays and academic breaks) in Memorial Church. May 18  ConviviumJune 1  Christ Church Portola Valley

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Compline: An Evening Service of Song

May 17, 2015 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Compline (pronounced “komp-lin”) A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. All are welcome. Sundays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm (during the academic year with the exception of university holidays and academic breaks) in Memorial Church. May 18  ConviviumJune 1  Christ Church Portola Valley

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Compline: An Evening Service of Song

May 31, 2015 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Compline (pronounced “komp-lin”) A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. All are welcome. Sundays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm (during the academic year with the exception of university holidays and academic breaks) in Memorial Church. May 18  ConviviumJune 1  Christ Church Portola Valley

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June 2015

2015 Spring FilmProd114 Film Screening

June 5, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Films by students enrolled in Film Production 114: Introduction to Film and Video.

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2015 Spring MFA Documentary Film Screening

June 11, 2015 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Films by the MFA in Documentary Film and Video Program First Year students.

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2015 Thesis Documentary Film Screening

June 13, 2015 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Thesis films produced over the course of the year by graduating students in the MFA in Documentary Film and Video Program.

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