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November 2018

What Matters to Me and Why – Chris Lorway

November 14 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The What Matters to Me and Why series encourages reflection within the Stanford community on matters of personal values, beliefs, and motivations in order to better understand the lives and inspirations of those who shape the University. Chris Lorway, Executive Director of Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall  The second talk of this year’s series features Chris Lorway, who was appointed Executive Director of Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall in May 2016. Before joining Stanford he was the Director, Programming…

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NOON CONCERT: Harpsichord Studio of Elaine Thornburgh

November 14 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Harpsichord students of Elaine Thornburgh will be featured in this noontime recital. (Program TBA.)

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Kerry Tribe | Experience Unfolding: Amnesia, Cognition, and Film

November 14 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The work of artist and filmmaker Kerry Tribe explores complex subjective experiences through highly restrained, time-based forms. Her films, videos, performances and installations offer meditations on perception and cognition, exploring topics germane to neuroscience and philosophy alike.  Working in a mode she calls, “documentary-adjacent,” Tribe has made projects about wide-ranging topics, including medical simulation, the Los Angeles River, the famous amnesic Patient H.M., a butterfly’s wing, a Soviet cosmonaut and the linguistic disorder aphasia. In this artist’s talk, Tribe will…

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Stegner Fellow Reading with Colby Cotton and Devyn Defoe

November 14 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Reading with first year Stegner Fellows in Poetry and Fiction, Colby Cotton and Devyn Defoe. Colby Cotton is from a small town in western New York, and is a recent graduate of the MFA Writing Program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he held the Fred Chappell Fellowship in poetry. A recipient of a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, his work appears or is forthcoming in The Missouri Review, The Cincinnati Review, Pleiades, Ninth…

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Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra

November 14 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tõnu Kaljuste: Founding Conductor Among the foremost interpreters of the work of Arvo Pärt, the Grammy-winning Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir brings his Fratres, Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten, and Adam’s Lament among other works that capture his expressive genius for the elegiac and the sublime. The choir, founded in 1981, draws raves from the critics: “So wondrously talented a group of singers,” said the New York Times.

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Robert Huw Morgan, Organ

November 14 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Robert Huw Morgan will perform Variations on a Theme. Music by Bonnet, Franck, Karg-Elert, Buxtehude, Sweelinck, and Bach performed on the Murray Harris and Fisk-Nanney organs. Dr. Morgan is the University Organist at Stanford University, a position he has held since 1999. A native of Wales, he received his BA and MA from Cambridge University and in 1989 became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists. Between 1985 and 1988, he was an Organ Scholar at St. John’s College,…

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Gaieties 2018: Jane Stanford and the Chamber of Secrets

November 14 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Gaieties is an annual, student-written musical extravaganza dating back to 1911. Performed the week before Big Game against Cal, Gaieties is the ultimate celebration of how proud, ridiculous, and clever we are as Stanford students. It’s a Stanford tradition not to be missed!

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Case Studies: Damien Hirst’s The Void

November 15 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Focusing on one particular object on view, Case Studies is a series of public conversations between art historians and faculty from other disciplines. Case Studies is the first of several new programs designed to heighten the Cantor’s role as a campus hub for critical inquiry and cross-disciplinary discourse on the visual arts. Damien Hirst’s The VoidDuring fall quarter 2018, Case Studies will be devoted to Damien Hirst’s The Void. Filled with thousands of colorful pills fabricated by the artist, The Void resembles a gigantic, mirrored medicine…

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Studio Lecture Series: Elizabeth King

November 15 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Three Things a Robot Cannot Do Elizabeth King combines figurative sculpture with stop-frame animation in works that blur the boundary between actual and virtual object. Intimate in scale and made to solicit close looking, her work reflects her interest in the history of the puppet, the automaton, and literature’s host of legends in which the artificial figure comes to life. She asks, “What is the figure in sculpture now? The representation of the body and its life: can I absorb…

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Mawlid

November 15 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a festive evening celebrating Prophet Muhammad’s birthday in Memorial Church A musical concert by the world renowned Al Firdaus Ensemble,along with talented singers Stanford Talisman, and vocalists Abdallah AbuHashem/Stephanie Akers-Wright. Doors open at 5 pm, please be seated by 5:15 pm All are welcome to join in the celebration.

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Navigating Design

November 15 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On Thursday, November 15th, 7:00-9:00pm and Friday, November 16th, 12:00-4:30pm, Stanford Women In Design (SWID) welcomes people of all gender identities to learn about design in our second annual conference, Navigating Design. Through keynotes, panels, workshops and activities, we will explore the topics below while bringing together the design community. To see the full schedule and register for workshops, please visit our conference website at www.swidconference.org. General registration is free for all attendees, but donations are welcome and will go…

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“New Cantorial Voices” with Yoel Kohn and Judith Berkson

November 15 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Building on the success of the concert given by Yanky and Shulem Lemmer last Winter, the Taube Center for Jewish Studies, the Music Department and Slavic Studies at Stanford present another evening of Jewish liturgical music.   Yoel Kohn is a virtuoso singer and an expert on “Golden Age” cantorial music of the early 20th century. He is the son of a renowned Satmar Chassidic prayer leader, and brings this cultural perspective to his pursuit of artistry while pursuing a path…

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Neil Gaiman in Conversation

November 15 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

One of the most celebrated writers of our time, Neil Gaiman’s popular and critically acclaimed books bend genres while reaching audiences of all ages. Gaiman’s best-selling works range from the groundbreaking Sandman graphic novels, to  fantasy novel-turned-television-series American Gods, to beloved children’s literature such as Coraline and The Graveyard Book. At this reading and conversation event, Gaiman will share some of his latest work, explore the cultural role of  ancient and modern myths, and discuss his own ranging literary imagination, where childhood’s loss of innocence plays…

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Strangers on the Earth Special Screening

November 16 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Dean Lloyd Minor for a special screening of Strangers on the Earth.  Europe’s most popular pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago attracts wayfarers of all stripes to walk its ancient paths in search of meaning. One such pilgrim is Dane Johansen, an American cellist who ventured to walk the Camino with his instrument on his back, performing music for his fellow pilgrims along the way. Accompanied by the vast landscapes of Northern Spain, the haunting music of J.S. Bach for solo…

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Peninsula Symphony and Stanford Symphonic Chorus

November 16 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Peninsula Symphony returns to the Bing Concert Hall for this annual concert conducted by Mitchell Sardou Klein with the Stanford Symphonic Chorus and music director Stephen Sano. Kathryne Jennings, soprano, is the featured soloist. Puccini: Capriccio SinfonicoMascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo and Regina Coeli (Easter Hymn)Aquilanti: Mass – A Celebration of Life: Intermezzo for Strings and SanctusVerdi: Stabat Mater and Te Deum Note: For this event, advance tickets are subject to Stanford Ticket Office service fee.

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Living Inside Out

November 16 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

An inner life that is as rich as an outer life is key to finding balance, equanimity, and joy in an ever-changing world. We are all moved to act in the world. For most of us, our motivations, self-perceptions, and feeling of self-worth depend on factors that are external to us – our careers, social standing, appearance, politics – the list is endless.   In a rapidly changing world, our external environment is in constant in flux. As a result, an identity…

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Peninsula Symphony and Stanford Symphonic Chorus

November 18 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Peninsula Symphony returns to the Bing Concert Hall for this annual concert conducted by Mitchell Sardou Klein with the Stanford Symphonic Chorus and music director Stephen Sano. Kathryne Jennings, soprano, is the featured soloist. Puccini: Capriccio SinfonicoMascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo and Regina Coeli (Easter Hymn)Aquilanti: Mass: A Celebration of Life: Intermezzo for Strings and SanctusVerdi: Stabat Mater and Te Deum Note: For this event, advance tickets are subject to Stanford Ticket Office service fee.

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Network Propaganda – Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics

November 26 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Author Yochai Benkler sits down with Kelly Born to discuss Network Propaganda: Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics. According to the New Yorker, the Washington conventional wisdom presupposes a kind of symmetry between our polarized political parties. Liberals and conservatives, it is said, live in separate bubbles, where they watch different television networks, frequent different Web sites, and absorb different realities. The implication of this view is that both sides resemble each other in their twisted views of reality.…

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Chris Hoff and Sam Harnett: “The World According to Sound,” Live!

November 26 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Chris Hoff and Sam Harnett are co-creators of “The World According to Sound,” a brief feature (and a podcast) that airs on NPR’s All Things Considered and weekly on individual public radio stations. The Washington Post writes that “each episode is 90 seconds, containing a neat little story about an evocative, unusual sound rendered in intense aural detail.” The show’s sound-driven approach to radio has been featured on programs like NHPR’s “Overheard,” KQED’s Earful, KALW’s The Spot, CBC’s Podcast Playlist, and a segment on…

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Book Launch – Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better

November 27 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The troubling ethics and politics of philanthropy. Are the announcements of Jeff Bezos or the operations of Chan Zuckerberg things we should celebrate? Is philanthropy, by its very nature, a threat to today’s democracy? Though we may laud wealthy individuals who give away their money for society’s benefit, Just Giving shows how such generosity not only isn’t the unassailable good we think it to be but might also undermine democratic values and set back aspirations of justice. Big philanthropy is often an…

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Edit Videos Like a Pro with Final Cut Pro X

November 28 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn to produce videos with Apple’s Final Cut Pro X – the most powerful video-editing program! If you’d like to create videos for your department, make home movies for your loved ones, or aspire to become a YouTube celebrity, this course is for you. No experience necessary! We’ll start from the beginning and get up to speed very quickly. By the end of this one-day seminar, you will be comfortable with the whole workflow: from importing and managing clips, creating…

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Experiments in Blockchain: Q&A with artists Eve Sussman, Simon Lee and Snark.art CEO and Co-founder, Andrey Alekhin.

November 28 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Can the power of blockchain change the way art is made and collected?  Andrey of Snark.art, a blockchain laboratory, discuss with artists Eve Sussman and Simon Lee how they create new artworks on blockchain. Lunch will be provided

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NOON CONCERT: Piano Students of George Barth and Kumaran Arul

November 28 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Stanford piano students from the studios of George Barth and Kumaran Arul perform.

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University Singers

November 28 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Robert Huw Morgan directs the University Singers’ performance of the Mass in G minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams along with British choral music by Weelkes, Purcell, and Stanford.

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Stanford Jazz Orchestra with special guest Carl Allen, drums

November 28 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Michael Galisatus directs the Stanford Jazz Orchestra’s program, featuring guest artist Carl Allen on drums.  With over 200 recordings to his credit, the gifted Milwaukee-born, New York-based drummer, sideman, bandleader, entrepreneur, and educator Carl Allen has provided soulful and syncopated support for nearly three decades. Allen has played with Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Benny Golson, Jennifer Holliday, J.J. Johnson, Rickie Lee Jones, Sammy Davis, Jr., Branford Marsalis, Kenny Garrett, Lena Horne, Ruth Brown, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Bobby Hutcherson, Mike Stern,…

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