Posts Tagged ‘stanford live’

Stanford students play leading role in first U.S. performances of Elfman’s “Concerto for Violin and Orchestra”

In anticipation of the Stanford Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: Eleven Eleven, students had the rare opportunity to work closely with its prominent composer, Danny Elfman.

“Great concentration, great job and great work,” composer Danny Elfman said, complimenting Stanford student musicians after a run-through of his Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: Eleven Eleven. Caption: Members of the Stanford Symphony Orchestra were the first musicians in the United States to play Elfman’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra. In anticipation of Stanford Symphony Orchestra’s March…

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Neuroscience and music: A conversation with opera singer Renée Fleming

About a month before she opens on Broadway in the revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, Renée Fleming is sitting in a broadcast booth talking to me about neuroscience and music. I’m able to grab time with the celebrated soprano to discuss Sound Health: Music and the Mind, a collaboration between the Kennedy Center, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Endowment for the Arts,…

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Stanford’s winter quarter guest artists

Stanford in winter is a hotbed of creativity and artistic expression. The extensive roster of guest artists on campus includes actor/alum Sterling K. Brown, recent winner of the Golden Globe for best actor in a TV drama series and the first African-American male in history to do so, with fellow actor/alum Ryan Michelle Bathe performing…

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What happened when Shelley Correll interviewed Samantha Bee

Shelley Correll interviews Samantha Bee at the Stanford Memorial Auditorium as a part of Stanford Live’s 2017-18 season event.

There was a full house in Memorial Auditorium when sociologist SHELLEY CORRELL interviewed America’s “first lady of late night,” SAMANTHA BEE. The Nov. 10 event, part of STANFORD LIVE’s 2017-18 season, was also a celebratory nod to Canada’s 150th anniversary. Bee, a Canadian who recently became an American citizen, offered her perspective on American politics and culture under the questioning of…

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Taylor Mac brings students behind the scenes and thrusts them into performance

Through Stanford’s Arts Intensive, seven students helped bring to life a dynamic play by acclaimed performance artist Taylor Mac.

Research the cultural history of the United States. Select costume materials at a fabric shop in San Francisco. Inflate 2,000 pink balloons. So went a typical day in the life of an Arts Intensive student involved in Taylor Mac’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, an elaborate work of performance art that was a finalist for…

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20.8% of the 2017 MacArthur Fellows were Stanford guest artists within the last year

Stanford congratulates the MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” winners who recently spent time on campus engaging with students, faculty and the public. Nigerian-born, Los Angeles-based artist NJIDEKA AKUNYILI CROSBY, whose work tells elaborate and delicate stories of her life, was in conversation with Jodi Roberts, the Robert M. and Ruth L. Halperin Curator for Modern and…

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Stanford Live celebrates Canada Day as part of its Summer Series at Bing Concert Hall

Canadian artists Jenn Grant, David Myles, Wendy MacIsaac and Troy MacGillivray, Còig and the St. Lawrence String Quartet perform.

Summer is upon us, but that doesn’t mean the arts are going on vacation. Many Stanford concerts, performances and events are scheduled on campus in the coming months, including the Stanford Jazz Festival, Stanford Repertory Theater‘s summer festival, “The Many Faces of Farce,” Department of Music and Stanford Live performances at Bing Concert Hall, starting…

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Stanford Live features world-class artists, integrates them into campus life

When the Danish String Quartet visited campus this past October, the members didn’t simply drop in for a public performance of Wallin, Janácek and Beethoven at Bing Concert Hall and head home. They also joined in a chamber music reading session with students and the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Stanford’s ensemble-in-residence. “They all read together…

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Islamic Voices: Music of the Arab Spring

Music directly fueled the outbreak of the Arab Spring protests, which began in late 2010 in the streets of Tunisia and then spilled over into Egypt and spread across the Middle East and North Africa. As these protests and demonstrations of dissatisfaction with local governments were met with violent repression, revolutionaries responded with unparalleled forms…

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Five things about Season Five at Stanford Live

CHRIS LORWAY was recently appointed executive director of Stanford Live and the Bing Concert Hall. Stanford Live will be celebrating its fifth anniversary. So there are five things he wants readers to know about the upcoming season: First, Stanford Live is celebrating five birthdays—those of American composers John Adams, Philip Glass and Steve Reich and…

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Chris Lorway named executive director of Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall

CHRIS LORWAY was named the new executive director of Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall. According to an announcement on Monday by Stanford and the Stanford Live Advisory Council, Lorway will assume the position in late summer, as the fifth season of Stanford Live begins. Lorway was the founding artistic director of Toronto’s internationally recognized…

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The Live Context of War

Imagine a world in which the barriers between art and society, university and community, and mind and heart are erased, and creative synthesis becomes the norm. Such is the vision from which Stanford Live’s Live Context: Art + Ideas was born. This season’s two extraordinary Live Context: Art + Ideas series, War: Return & Recovery and Arts & Social Change,…

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STANFORD LIVE ANNOUNCES 2014-15 SEASON UPDATES

Bing Concert Hall lineup to include special event with Grammy winner Sheryl Crow, indie-pop-rock-duo Pomplamoose, third annual Sing and Play the Bing community concert and an Arts Open House to celebrate Anderson Collection; single tickets go on sale Sunday, September 7

Stanford Live’s expanded 2014-15 season is becoming even more expanded. In addition to the nearly 60 performances already scheduled, Executive Director Wiley Hausam has announced four more added events to the 2014-15 lineup, the organization’s third season at Bing Concert Hall. Among the updates is Sound + Vision, a free arts open house on September…

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Stanford Live Announces 2013-14 Season

Subscriptions are on sale now and single tickets will go on sale September 7.

Highlights include Season-Opening concert with Itzhak Perlman and the Perlman Music Program, evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin and recitals by violinist Joshua Bell, sopranos Deborah Voigt and Angela Brown, and pianist Richard Goode World premiere of Linked Verse, a collaboration between Stanford assistant professor of music Jaroslaw Kapuscinski and artistic collective OpenEndedGroup, features…

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Visitations: Theotokia and The War Reporter, chamber operas by Jonathan Berger, and Landfall, a collaboration between Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet

Stanford Live's new home hosts two major commissions.

Only a few months after the official opening, Bing Concert Hall has revealed itself to be a masterpiece of organic design ideally suited to intimate, classical performance in a modern setting. At the same time, the space encourages creative exploration and is able to support cutting-edge technology in a way that refocuses the timeless dialogue between…

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Stanford students’ variations on a theme by Kotche

Percussionist Glenn Kotche – solo performer, composer and drummer for the rock band Wilco – preceded his Saturday night concert with a creative workshop for Stanford performance artists.

A Glenn Kotche performance is a physically impressive feat. Kotche is a percussionist – best known as the drummer for the rock band Wilco – renowned for his solo percussion shows. Without melodies and harmonies to hide behind, these concerts leave him with the task of making a seamless, full composition out of what seems…

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