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June 2019

St. Lawrence String Quartet

June 24 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The St. Lawrence String Quartet, tenor Paul Groves, and pianist Laura Dahl for Ralph Vaughan William’s lush song cycle, “On Wenlock Edge,” based on A. E. Housman’s wistful poems about growing up in the English countryside. Then, cellist Michael Kannen, violist Maria Lambros, violinist Owen Dalby, and Danish Quartet members Frederik Øland (violin) and Asbjørn Nørgaard (viola) perform Mozart’s second “viola quintet”–a stormy work in one of classical music’s most brooding keys: G minor.

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SLSQ CHAMBER MUSIC SEMINAR: Keynote with SLSQ, Paul Groves, and Pedja Muzijevic – Discoveries

June 24 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The St. Lawrence String Quartet and Chamber Music Seminar faculty Paul Groves and Pedja Muzijevic collaborate for this keynote presentation. Free Admission

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SLSQ CHAMBER MUSIC SEMINAR: Masterclass

June 24 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar faculty work with seminar participants in this masterclass. Free Admission

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SLSQ CHAMBER MUSIC SEMINAR: Masterclass

June 24 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar faculty work with seminar participants in this masterclass. Free Admission

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SLSQ CHAMBER MUSIC SEMINAR: Violinmaker Sam Zygmuntowicz – “Evolution of the Violin”

June 25 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Violinmaker Sam Zygmuntowicz’s lecture and demonstration “Evolution of the Violin” will include information on instrument maintenance and sound adjustment. Free Admission

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Choosing a Thesis Topic That Matters to You (& the World): 1-Day Workshop

June 26 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This one-day training is designed to help undergrad and grad students choose a thesis or dissertation topic that matters deeply to them and to the world. Led by two award-winning researchers, it offers expert advice, practical exercises, and peer feedback on the process of figuring out how to create a research project aligned with your passions, principles, and proficiencies. The goal of this workshop is not to produce a polished final product, but to learn new methods of generating research…

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St. Lawrence String Quartet

June 26 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Violinist Geoff Nuttall is joined by cellist Alasdair Tait and pianist Muzijevic for Haydn’s Piano Trio No. 41, a nod to the biblical story of Jacob dreaming of a ladder that reaches up to heavens, bridging the earthly and the divine. The concert closes with pianist Stephen Prutsman and the St. Lawrence String Quartet performing Dohnányi’s jubilant and exquisitely dramatic Piano Quintet No. 1.

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SLSQ CHAMBER MUSIC SEMINAR: Masterclass

June 26 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar faculty work with seminar participants in this masterclass. Free Admission

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SLSQ CHAMBER MUSIC SEMINAR: Masterclass

June 26 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar faculty work with seminar participants in this masterclass. Free Admission

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The Big City (Mahanagar)

June 26 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Q&A with Anubha Anushree, Department of History, Stanford University An eloquent commentary on non-Western urbanization and its impact on the environment. Set in mid-1950s Calcutta, the film follows the personal triumphs and frustrations of Arati, who decides to take a job to help support their family. With remarkable sensitivity and attention to the details of everyday working-class life, renowned director Satyajit Ray builds a powerful human drama that is at once a hopeful morality tale and a commentary on the…

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SLSQ CHAMBER MUSIC SEMINAR: Violinmaker Sam Zygmuntowicz – “Talking to your Maker”

June 27 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Violinmaker Sam Zygmuntowicz’s lecture and demonstration “Talking to your Maker” will explore the collaboration involved in the design and making of an instrument. Free Admission

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Art + Yoga

June 27 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

This event begins with a fifty-minute Vinyasa Yoga Flow class that takes place on the grass lawn next to the Anderson Collection at Stanford. Following the class, a tour of the Anderson Collection will take place throughout the galleries. Participants should have some prior yoga experience and come prepared with a yoga mat and sunscreen. Yoga attire is recommended. Lockers are available inside the museum for items to be stored prior to gallery tour. Limited to 25 participants. Registration required. No walk-ons. Online registration…

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SLSQ CHAMBER MUSIC SEMINAR: Masterclass

June 27 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar faculty work with seminar participants in this masterclass. Free Admission

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SLSQ CHAMBER MUSIC SEMINAR: Masterclass

June 27 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar faculty work with seminar participants in this masterclass. Free Admission

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Akira Tana and Friends: The music of Michel Legrand

June 28 12:00 am

“[Ryan] is one of the outstanding jazz vocalists of her generation and, quite possibly, of all time.” —JazzTimes   Miles David and John Coltrane loved the songs of the late Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer Michel Legrand. Among his 100+ recordings are collaborations with jazz’s greatest artists, like Ben Webster, Bill Evans, Phil Woods. Stan Getz, and Oscar Peterson. Michel’s melodies are likely running through your mind from time to time, from songs such as “Windmills of Your Mind” and “What…

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St. Lawrence String Quartet

June 28 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A recent St. Lawrence String Quartet marathon performance of all six Haydn String Quartets Op. 20 was hailed as “in-your-face exhilarating” by the Los Angeles Times. Join the SLSQ for the second of Haydn’s six Op. 20s, along with Henri Duparc’s Three Songs performed by tenor Paul Groves and pianist Stephen Prutsman, and Mozart’s  Piano Quartet No. 1, the first major work composed for piano quartet in the chamber music repertoire, featuring Danish Quartet violinist Frederik Øland, violist Maria Lambros, cellist Michael…

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St. Lawrence String Quartet’s International Showcase

June 29 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the St. Lawrence String Quartet for a concert showcasing the extraordinary ensembles participating in the 2019 Chamber Music Seminar.

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Bird with Strings, featuring Andrew Speight

June 29 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

“Lush, poetic, romantic as hell.” —All Music Guide Produced by Norman Granz from 1949 – 1952, the groundbreaking recordings that became the Bird with Strings discs were Charlie Parker’s biggest sellers. SJW’s Andrew Speight channels Bird as he plays the original arrangements with his favorite rhythm section. The adventurous and flawless Alexander Quartet handles the string parts with gorgeous tone, and an uncanny feeling of swing.

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St. Lawrence String Quartet’s Marathon Finale

June 30 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

A “marathon” performance by all of the 2019 St. Lawrence String Quartet Chamber Music Seminar ensembles, including young professionals, students, and adult amateurs. Note: Expected duration is four hours, but attendees should feel free to come and go as needed. Free admission

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Public Tour | Memorial Church

June 30 11:30 am - 12:30 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. Admission Info Public tours do not require a reservation…

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Terry Riley and George Brooks

June 30 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“Sounds like Bach doing bebop . . . joyously ramshackle improvisations.” —The Guardian Terry Riley and George Brooks have been performing together for over three decades. From Tokyo to Torino, London to Lisbon, Berlin to Brussels, and Belfast and back, they’ve developed nearly telepathic communication, weaving jazz, classical, stride, rags, ragas, and Riley’s ground-breaking minimalism into a richly textured musical tapestry.

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July 2019

Early Bird Jazz for Kids: Jim Nadel and the Zookeepers

July 6 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Bring all the kids to learn about jazz, hear great music, and explore our Instrument Petting Zoo! SJW founder Jim Nadel would love to share his entertaining and informative introduction to jazz with you and your family, presented in a kid-friendly environment, at a parent-friendly price. Everyone can sing, clap, and dance along to this delightful and educational performance. After the show, your family is welcome to stop by our famed Instrument Petting Zoo, where your kids can try out…

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Pamela Rose: Great Women of the American Songbook

July 6 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

“She sings with a confident, soul-drenched style . . . downright sassy, with attitude to spare.” —Jazz Now Pamela Rose is a spellbinding performer, and the story she and her band of brilliant jazz musicians are telling in this powerhouse show is a toe-tapping, heart-lifting blockbuster. Come and enjoy an afternoon of some of the most beloved songs in the jazz world, and come away with a greater appreciation for the role that women songwriters and performers played in the…

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Public Tour: Outdoor Sculpture Walk, Campus

July 7 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. Admission Info Tours do not require a reservation and are free of charge

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Northwest Boychoir Concert

July 8 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Grammy-nominated Northwest Boychoir and Music Director Joseph Crnko will present a concert of classical choral works, folk songs, and Americana. Admission Info No tickets required. $10 donation suggested to support the Summer Concert Series.

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