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June 2018

Casting the Void: Reinvention of the Library Cave in Dunhuang

June 21 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Presentation by Xiaoze Xie, with an introduction by Richard Vinograd, followed by a fireside chat. Light refreshments served from 5pm. Xiaoze Xie will present his work-in-progress made during his artist residency in the summer of 2017 at the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang, a historic site of Buddhist art on China’s Silk Road. Xie’s research-based project focuses on Cave 17, or the Library Cave, once a depository of manuscripts, scrolls, paintings and textiles dating from the 4th to the 11th century.…

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Decision Making Framework (Yogic Psychology)

June 22 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Our bodies are sophisticated machines that contain senses, mind, intelligence, ego, consciousness and is super-consciousness. When we are not aware of the role of each of these elements and their interplay, there’s a mismatch between our expectations and the actual outcome.  This lack of awareness leads to frustration, anxiety, stress, anger, lack of satisfaction, poor relationships, reduced impact, etc. In this talk, the speaker will systematically describe the inner workings of each of those elements and methods for elevating our…

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Jazz inside Out with Jim Nadel & Friends

June 22 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

If you’re new to jazz and wonder how the musicians all play together without any sheet music, this special Festival kickoff concert is for you. Even if you’re a longtime jazz fan but still aren’t clear on when jazz musicians are improvising and when they’re not, SJW Founder and Artistic Director Jim Nadel will demonstrate with his horn and his band of top-notch players. Jim doesn’t just talk about jazz — he takes you inside it, so that you’ll have a deeper…

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SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar: Pamela Frank and Howard Nelson – “Fit as a Fiddle”

June 23 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In the last few years, physical therapist Howard Nelson has begun applying movement system principles to musicians. He has worked with musicians in Rolle and Verbier, Switzerland, Caramoor, Rice University, Chicago Music Institute, and the Tokyo Viola and Menuhin Competitions.  He specializes in analyzing how movements and alignments in daily life, and while playing an instrument, can contribute to a pain problem. He uses video to help in his analysis, and can show musicians how to videotape themselves at home.…

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Joshua Redman Quartet

June 23 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Copresented with Stanford Jazz Festival  Grammy-nominated saxophone master Joshua Redman is renowned for his sound and his boundless creativity. In this highly-anticipated performance in the sonically spectacular Bing Concert Hall, Joshua performs with the legendary quartet featured on his seminal 2000 recording, Beyond. Released when Josh was just 30, Beyond and its follow-up release, Passage of Time, signaled a new level of creativity and emotional depth for this amazing virtuoso and his bandmates. In the nearly 20 years since then, Josh has deepened his…

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Joshua Redman Quartet

June 23 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Grammy-nominated saxophone master Joshua Redman is renowned for his sound and his boundless creativity. In this highly-anticipated performance in the sonically spectacular Bing Concert Hall, Josh performs with the legendary quartet featured on his seminal 2000 recording, Beyond (Nonesuch). Released when Josh was just 30, Beyond signaled a new level of creativity and emotional depth for this amazing virtuoso. In the nearly 20 years since the album’s release, Josh has deepened his musical relationship with keyboardist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reuben…

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SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar: Pamela Frank Masterclass

June 24 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Renowned violinist Pamela Frank presents a masterclass, open to the public, for the participants of the SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar. Pamela Frank has established an outstanding international reputation across an unusually varied range of performing activity. As a soloist, she has performed with leading orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the Berlin Philharmonic, and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic. She is a sought-after chamber musician and has performed at many…

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Indian Jazz Journey with George Brooks, featuring Kala Ramnath and Bickram Ghosh

June 24 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Saxophonist George Brooks, Indian violinist and vocalist Kala Ramnath, percussionist Bickram Ghosh, and more create an exciting new fusion of jazz and traditional Indian music.

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SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar: Presentation by Bowmaker François Malo (first of two)

June 24 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In the first of two presentations by Canadian bowmaker François Malo, he will take us into his world and craft, discussing his autobiography, the history of French bowmakers, and the making of a bow from beginning to end. Celebrated for his excellence in the French bowmaking tradition, Malo bows can be found in the hands of some of the finest instrumentalists in the world. Malo first studied under French bowmaker Jean Yves Matter, and continued his studies in Mirecourt, the French capital…

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Midday Masters with the St. Lawrence String Quartet

June 25 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for a midday celebration of chamber music featuring the extraordinary SLSQ and guest faculty members of the SLSQ’s Chamber Music Seminar. SLSQ: Geoff Nuttall, Owen Dalby, Lesley Robertson, Christopher CostanzaMichael Kannen, celloPedja Muzijevic, piano

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SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar: Masterclass

June 25 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This masterclass, open to the public, features participants of the SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar.

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SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar: Presentation by Bowmaker François Malo (second of two)

June 26 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

In the second of two presentations by Canadian bowmaker François Malo, he will discuss and demonstrate his bows that have found their way into the hands of string players at Stanford and beyond. Celebrated for his excellence in the French bowmaking tradition, Malo bows can be found in the hands of some of the finest instrumentalists in the world. Malo first studied under French bowmaker Jean Yves Matter, and continued his studies in Mirecourt, the French capital of violin and bowmaking for…

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Midday Masters with the St. Lawrence String Quartet

June 27 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

 SLSQ and Stephen Prutsman, Piano  Join us for a midday celebration of chamber music featuring the extraordinary SLSQ and guest faculty members of the SLSQ’s Chamber Music Seminar. The program will include a screening of Buster Keaton’s 1927 film College, accompanied by a live performance of an original score composed by Stephen Prutsman.

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SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar: Masterclass

June 27 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This masterclass, open to the public, features participants of the SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar.

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SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar: Masterclass

June 28 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This masterclass, open to the public, features participants of the SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar.

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Art & Yoga

June 28 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This event begins with a fifty-minute Vinyasa Yoga Flow class that takes place on the grass lawn between the Cantor Arts Center and 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. Yoga attire is recommended. Lockers are available inside the museum for items to be stored prior to gallery tour. Limited space, registration required. Registration…

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Art & Yoga

June 28 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This event begins with a fifty-minute Vinyasa Yoga Flow class that takes place on the grass lawn between the Cantor Arts Center and 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. Yoga attire is recommended. Lockers are available inside the museum for items to be stored prior to gallery tour. Limited space, registration required. Registration…

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Film Screening: Waiting for Kiarostami

June 28 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Inspired by a true story, “Waiting for Kiarostami” focuses on the life of a medical student (Dorsa) at Ningbo University in China who has to choose between her father’s wish for her to become a doctor, and her own passion to become a singer and an actress while the director Abbas Kiarostami wants her for his latest film in China. The film has received six awards from the Five Continents International Film Festival. The film is directed by the award-winning…

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Midday Masters with the St. Lawrence String Quartet

June 29 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

SLSQ and Guests  Join us for a midday celebration of chamber music featuring the extraordinary SLSQ and guest faculty members of the SLSQ’s Chamber Music Seminar.

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墨境 Ink Worlds: Gallery Talk Series

June 29 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Ellen Huang, Curatorial Fellow for Asian Art, gives an overview of the exhibition Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang, which considers ink painting from the 1960s through the present, examining salient visual features and international connections, as well as the ongoing impact of historical techniques, materials, and themes. In so doing, the exhibition addresses not only the capacity of ink painting to evolve but also the contemporary nature of ink painting as a distinct…

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Film Series: Contemporary Ink Painters

June 29 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Films by Britta Erickson from the series The Enduring Passion for Ink feature artists Xu Bing, Zheng Chongbin, Liu Dan, Wang Dongling, and Yang Jiechang, whose work is included in the 墨境 Ink Worlds exhibition. Each screening will feature all the artists. DATES IN THIS SERIES FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 1PM FRIDAY, JULY 13, 1PM FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 1PM: Featuring an introduction and q & a withBritta Erickson Presented in conjunction the exhibition 墨境 Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and…

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Tiffany Austin Septet

June 29 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

With a soaring, soulful voice and a contagious enthusiasm for jazz, vocalist Tiffany Austin has been delighting audiences here in the Bay Area and around the world. Her first appearance at the Stanford Jazz Festival last year won her many South Bay fans, which is no surprise when you hear her heartfelt description of what kind of jazz moves her. “It’s got to be soulful,” she says, “It’s got to have fire, it’s got to have nuance, it’s got to…

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St. Lawrence String Quartet: International Showcase

June 30 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Featuring Guest Ensembles  The International Showcase will feature some of the extraordinary ensembles participating in this summer’s SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar.

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Christian McBride’s New Jawn

June 30 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Bassist Christian McBride is one of the most accomplished jazz artists of his generation, and the popular host of Jazz Night in America, on NPR. His collaborations with jazz legends include projects with Sonny Rollins, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and Pat Metheny, and his Grammy-winning bandleader credits are no less impressive. In this concert, the Stanford Jazz Festival debut of Christian’s newest ensemble, Christian delves into the piano-less tradition of great bands such as those of Gerry Mulligan and Ornette…

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July 2018

SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar: Marathon Finale!

July 1 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

A “marathon” performance by all of the 2018 SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar ensembles, including young professionals, students, and adult amateurs. | Expected duration is 4 hours, but attendees should feel free to come and go as needed. 

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