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February 2018

On Intimacy

February 23 12:00 am

As an assignment for Digital Photography II (ARTSTUDI 275), students were asked to collectively develop a theme for an exhibition and to create artworks based on their creative and conceptual interpretations. Bringing together a group of nine photographers, this exhibition considers expressions of intimacy as a central subject matter for visual engagement. Through their work, more questions than answers arise: how can intimacy be defined? How can it be artistically manifested, perceived, or translated though photography in ways that its…

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Art and Power: Patronage and Politics in Europe from the Old Regime to the Present

February 23 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Introduction: 9am (Dan Edelstein) Panel 1: Representations of Power in the Old Regime (9:15-10:45am) Sarah Grandin (Harvard University), “’To Preserve and Augment’: Printing the Cabinet du Roi, 1670” Chandra Mukerji (UCSD), “Meaning vs. Imagination in the Art of the Sun King: Sculpture, themes, and political possibility” Gerardo Tocchini (Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice), “The Aristocratic Romance: Greuze’s ‘Bourgeois’ Scenes” Panel 2: Patronage, Circulation, and Institutions (11am-12:30pm) Rahul Markovits (École Normale Supérieure), “Actors of soft power: French theatre and the paradoxes of…

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Family Weekend Concert

February 23 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Enjoy a free concert and experience the acoustics of Stanford’s state-of-the-art Bing Concert Hall. Learn more about the hall and Stanford Live. PROGRAM Stephen Sondheim: “A Weekend in the Country” from A Little Night Music (1973)Performed by students and friends of the Hillhouse vocal studio Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio op. 1, no. 3 (movements 1, 2 and 4)Performed by members of Chamber Music at Stanford and coached by Geoff Nuttall

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Curator Tour of The Crown under the Hammer: Russia, Romanovs, Revolution

February 23 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

We invite you to join Hoover Institution research fellow and exhibition co-curator Bertrand M. Patenaude for a tour of the exhibition The Crown under the Hammer: Russia, Romanovs, Revolution at the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion. Click here for more information about the exhibition.

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Information Session 2: 2018 Summer Community-based Research (CBR) Fellowships

February 23 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Come learn more about Summer 2018 Community-based Research (CBR) Fellowships offered through the Haas Center for Public Service and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE).  CBR is a justice-oriented approach to research that emphasizes collaboration with community organizations and focuses on important social change and community development issues in the US or abroad. We will discuss how to prepare and apply for the CSRE and Haas Center CBR Fellowship programs. Both programs provide mentorship and financial…

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Lunchtime Conversation: Photography, Immigration Debates, and Surveillance Strategies

February 23 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Please join us for a lunchtime conversation with Amy Sara Carroll and Ricardo Dominguez touching on the intersection of photography, immigration debates, and surveillance strategies. Please bring your lunch; complimentary beverages will be provided.  Please join us for an additional program with Amy Sara Carroll and Ricardo Dominguez on February 24 at 11:30am, where they will lead a gallery talk in The Matter of Photography in the Americas.  These programs accompany the exhibition The Matter of Photography in the Americas (February 7-April 30,…

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NOON CONCERT: Harpsichord Studio of Elaine Thornburgh

February 23 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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

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DANCE MASTER CLASS | Katie Faulkner

February 23 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Faulkner comes to Stanford this Winter to teach a Contemporary Dance Master Class open to Stanford Intermediate & Advanced dancers from all technical backgrounds; followed by a discussion open to the public from 3-3:30pm. Participants for the Masterclass must be currently enrolled Stanford students. To participate, email dfrank1@stanford.edu. Places will be held in the order received. Space limited. Once cap is reached, dancers will be Wait-listed. About Katie Faulkner. Katie Faulkner is a dancer, choreographer, teaching artist, and founder of…

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Astronomical Society Stargazing Night

February 23 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Stargazing Event open to the public. The Stanford Astronomical Society will have several telescopes available for public viewing of the moon, star clusters, double stars, and more! There may also be an astrophotography demonstration depending on interest.

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Takács Quartet

February 23 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Blessed with a nigh-otherworldly gift for chamber artistry, the Takács Quartet, in the latest of its highly anticipated visits to the Bing, partners with Canadian piano virtuoso MarcAndré Hamelin for the Dohnányi Piano Quintet No. 1. Beethoven’s Opus 131 Quartet and Schubert’s Quartettsatz are also on the program for this Boulder, Colorado–based quartet.

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Kweku Collins

February 23 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Kweku Collins is a 21-year-old rapper/producer/songwriter who has been making music for most of his life. In 2015, just shy of his high school graduation, Kweku joined the Chicago’s indie rap outfit, Closed Sessions and shortly after released his debut EP, “Say It Here While It’s Safe.” The EP received critical praise and landed Kweku on Pigeons and Planes 20 rappers under 20 List. In 2016, Kweku followed up with “Nat Love,” an LP that garnered an 8.0 Pitchfork Review,…

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Tinker Conference – Sujetos del latinoamericanismo: actores, redes y teorías

February 24 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

A one-day event on current trends in the scholarly study of Latin American literature andculture. Participants will address different aspects of subject formation and the emergence of“subjects” within the field. Panels consider three dimensions of these topics: impersonality,ethics, and theory.

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Bing Concert Hall Tour

February 24 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Bing Concert Hall. Since it opened in January 2013, Bing has transformed the practice, study, and experience of the performing arts on the Stanford campus. Its 842 seats envelope the stage—none of which are farther than 75 feet away—bringing the first row very nearly toe-to-toe with the artists. Bing is a showcase for an array of performance styles—a seamless integration of architecture, acoustics, and technology. It’s no wonder the New York Times called it “the…

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Gallery Talk: The Matter of Photography in the Americas

February 24 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Ricardo Dominguez, a co-founder of The Electronic Disturbance Theater (EDT), and Amy Sara Carroll, a 2017-2018 fellow at Cornell University’s Society, will lead a gallery talk in The Matter of Photography in the Americas.  The Matter of Photography in the Americas (February 7-April 30,2018) highlights groundbreaking works by artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latino communities in the United States who cast a critical eye on photography as both an artistic medium and as a means of communication. Gallery talks in this series include:…

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Talking about a Revolution: Gallery Talk Series

February 24 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Brave New World of Soviet Political Posters  This gallery talk, with Bertrand Patenaude, research fellow, Hoover Institution Library & Archives, highlights how the new Soviet regime pioneered the political propaganda poster and examines recurring themes, symbols, and messages.  MORE TALKS IN THIS SERIES: OCTOBER 19, 12PM, An Introduction to The Crown under the Hammer: Russia, Romanovs, Revolution with Jodi Roberts, Robert M. and Ruth L. Halperin Curator for Modern and Contemporary Art, Cantor Arts Center OCTOBER 21, 1PM, Russia’s Crown under Armand HAMMER!  with Edward…

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Bing Concert Hall Tour

February 24 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Bing Concert Hall. Since it opened in January 2013, Bing has transformed the practice, study, and experience of the performing arts on the Stanford campus. Its 842 seats envelope the stage—none of which are farther than 75 feet away—bringing the first row very nearly toe-to-toe with the artists. Bing is a showcase for an array of performance styles—a seamless integration of architecture, acoustics, and technology. It’s no wonder the New York Times called it “the…

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Women Who Transformed Art in the West

February 24 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This program will examine the rise of accomplished western women artists during the 20th century who shaped the concept of modern art: e.g., Georgia O’Keeffe, Dorothea Lange, Ruth Asawa, Jay DeFeo, and Kara Walker. Building on this rich legacy, it will explore how the intergenerational roles of women have changed and influenced contemporary female artists active in today’s Western American-based art scene. This symposium will scrutinize the march for gender parity in the art world and the movement to increase…

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Stanford Philharmonia

February 24 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This Stanford Philharmonia concert, led by Music Director Paul Phillips, opens with Lyric for Strings by George Walker, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1996 and widely regarded as the dean of African-American composers. Concerto Competition winner Patrick Worasaran performs Frédéric Chopin’s First Piano Concerto, and SP Assistant Conductor Chris Yoon conducts the sunny Serenade for 13 winds, composed at the age of 17 by Richard Strauss. The program concludes with a performance of Béla Bartók’s 20th-century masterpiece, Music for Strings,…

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Bumper Jacksons

February 24 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Bumper Jacksons are hot and sweet, painting America’s story from the seductive sounds of New Orleans to the hollers of the Appalachian Mountains. Bursting at the seams with rich threads of Americana, their playfully creative originals and reimagined roots music earned them “Artist of the Year” (2015) and “Best Folk Band” (2013–15) at the Washington Area Music Awards. The Bumper Jacksons’ hard-driving energy brings you into the center of a party where everyone’s invited and the dance floor never…

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Stanford Philharmonia

February 25 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This Stanford Philharmonia concert, led by Music Director Paul Phillips, opens with Lyric for Strings by George Walker, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1996 and widely regarded as the dean of African-American composers. Concerto Competition winner Patrick Worasaran performs Frédéric Chopin’s First Piano Concerto, and SP Assistant Conductor Chris Yoon conducts the sunny Serenade for 13 winds, composed at the age of 17 by Richard Strauss. The program concludes with a performance of Béla Bartók’s 20th-century masterpiece, Music for Strings,…

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CANCELED – Robin Sharp, violin and Lori Lack, piano: Celebrating Women Composers

February 25 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

This event has been canceled.

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Compline: An Evening Service of Song

February 25 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. Early Music Singers will be performing this evening. This is last Compline of Winter quarter. Compline will resume in Spring quarter on April 8.

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Alex Ross on Leonard Bernstein, Subversive All American

February 26 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

From his electrifying 1943 debut with the New York Philharmonic onward, Bernstein was lionized as a home-grown hero of American music: composer, conductor, Broadway collaborator, radio, and television personality. His works symbolized mid-century America at its confident, casual peak. At the same time, Bernstein expressed sharply leftist views, which left him vulnerable to Cold War attacks and made an object of suspicion as late as the Nixon administration, as White House tapes show. Alex Ross, the music critic of The…

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Dawn Harms: Adventures in Music

February 27 9:30 am - 10:30 am

From Bach to the Orange Blossom Special, Dawn Harms and the Rhythm Sisters present a family music show to delight children — who might find themselves playing a violin for the first time, or composing a piece right before your very eyes (and ears)! There’s something for everyone — both entertaining and educational. | Presented in partnership with the Friends of Music at Stanford.

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Dawn Harms: Adventures in Music

February 27 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

From Bach to the Orange Blossom Special, Dawn Harms and the Rhythm Sisters present a family music show to delight children — who might find themselves playing a violin for the first time, or composing a piece right before your very eyes (and ears)! There’s something for everyone — both entertaining and educational. | Presented in partnership with the Friends of Music at Stanford.

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Monstrous Technologies? — Philosophy Talk LIVE with Provost Persis Drell

February 27 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

MONSTROUS TECHNOLOGIES? Experience a live taping of Philosophy Talk radio, and see how much fun thinking can be Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein raises powerful questions about the responsibilities of scientists to consider the impact of their inventions on the world. Are these questions as relevant now as they were 200 years ago? What insights, if any, should today’s technologists and disrupters glean from Shelley’s story? What does it mean to take responsibility for one’s scientific or technological innovations? And what role should university educators…

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NOON CONCERT: Flute Students of Greer Ellison

February 28 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Flute students from Greer Ellison’s studio are featured in this noontime concert. (Program TBA.) 

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Art Focus Lecture | Intimacy and the Art of Visual Storytelling

February 28 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm

In the digital age, we are deluged with visual information and an overabundance of images. What distinguishes Ed Kashi’s work is the intimacy and complexity of his storytelling. This lecture will span a range of stories, issues, and approaches that represent the frontiers of visual storytelling, from smartphone photography to short documentary films. The lecture will touch on such diverse issues as Syrian refugees and the impact of oil in the Niger Delta to stories closer to home about immigration and…

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DLCL Winter Film Series Screening: Happy Together (1997) Wong Kar-Wai

February 28 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Happy Together, (春光乍洩), depicts the difficult relationship between Ho Po-wing and Lai Yiu-fai, who travel the world in order to try and renew their failing relationship. Plunging into the difficulties of a new language, culture, and community in Argentina, the couple cycles through repeated patterns of abuse and reconciliation in search for a brighter future in this beautifully directed film by Wong Kar-wai. Discussion will focus on analyzing the relationships between gender and sexuality, love and friendship, body and performance.…

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Çudamani: Gamelan and Dance of Bali

February 28 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Among the more surprising influences on American composers is the traditional Balinese art of gamelan. The gigantic ensemble of instruments’ resonating tones and rich sound have captivated composers like Canadian Colin McPhee and American composers Lou Harrison, Charles Ives, John Cage, and Steve Reich. Experience the inspirational source of these composers in this special performance by the musicians and dancers of Gamelan Çudamani. 

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Organ Recital – Rodney Gehrke

February 28 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Rodney Gehrke, Director of music at All Saints’ Church, Palo Alto, organist and choir director at San Francisco’s Temple Emanu-El and professor of organ at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music will perform in Stanford Memorial Church. Rodney Gehrke has been director of music at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Palo Alto since 2008. He is also organist and choir director at San Francisco’s Temple Emanu-El and professor of organ at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Mr. Gehrke has performed…

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Monchichi: Company Wang Ramirez

February 28 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This fusion of hip-hop and contemporary dance was created by the duo Wang Ramirez, a couple onstage and off. Honji brings suppleness and Asian musicality to her movement, and Sébastien brings his Mediterranean vivacity. Together, they tackle Monchichi as they construct their life together—in perfect balance between masculine and feminine. Dance is their language, but so are words. Monchichi is a piece full of humor and self-deprecation, a love story in different languages. Monchichi was one of the 2017 New York…

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March 2018

Gallery Talk: The Matter of Photography in the Americas

March 1 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Jodi Roberts (Robert M. and Ruth L. Halperin Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, Cantor Arts Center) will lead a gallery talk in The Matter of Photography in the Americas.  The Matter of Photography in the Americas (February 7-April 30,2018) highlights groundbreaking works by artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latino communities in the United States who cast a critical eye on photography as both an artistic medium and as a means of communication. Gallery talks in this series include: Thursday,…

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Author Julie Lythcott-Haims on Mixed Race Identity, Racism, and What it Takes to Thrive

March 1 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Come hear  New York Times best-selling author and Stanford American Studies Alum Julie Lythcott-Haims read from and discuss her critically acclaimed new book, Real American: A Memoir  “Real American is a courageous, achingly honest meditation on what it means to come to consciousness as a mixed race child and adult in a nation where Black lives weren’t meant to matter,” writes Michelle Alexander, New York Times best-selling author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Caucasia author Danzy Senna calls the book “a cathartic…

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Barbara Rossetti Ambros: “On Talking Terms with Mihotokesama: Material and Bodily Practices of a Jōdo Shin Healer”

March 1 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Abstract:  The life story of Takumi Toyoko (b. 1929) illustrates the material and corporeal practices of popular Jōdo Shin in the Hokuriku region. At the intersection between a secret Jōdo Shin confraternity and a healer with an open clientele, Takumi and her devotees challenge stereotypical notions of Jōdo Shin as being opposed to magic and folk traditions. Rather than emphasizing scriptural authority, Takumi communicates directly with the Buddha Amida and wields her own body as a vehicle of salvation. Yet Amida…

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Talk: Yve-Alain Bois on Ellsworth Kelly

March 1 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Introduction by Nancy Troy, Victoria and Roger Sant Professor in Art, Department of Art & Art History. Yve-Alain Bois is Professor of Art History in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He has written extensively on 20th century art, from Matisse and Picasso, Mondrian and Lissitzky to post-war American art. A collection of his essays, Painting as Model, has been published by M.I.T. Press in 1990. With Benjamin Buchloh, Hal Foster, and Rosalind…

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Intimacy and the Art of Visual Storytelling: An Evening with Photojournalist Ed Kashi

March 1 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ed Kashi is a photojournalist and filmmaker dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times. In the digital age, we are deluged with visual information and an overabundance of images. What distinguishes Kashi’s work is the intimacy and complexity of his storytelling. This lecture will span a range of stories, issues, and approaches that represents the frontiers of visual storytelling, from smartphone photography to short documentary films. Kashi will discuss his work with Syrian refugees and…

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Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos, and Yo-Yo Ma

March 1 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

For the love of Brahms, pianist Emanuel Ax, violinist Leonidas Kavakos, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma join forces on the Bing stage for an unforgettable performance.  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This performance is generously supported by Marcia and John Goldman.

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Early Modern Intermediality International Conference

March 2 12:00 am

Organized by Fabio Barry (Stanford) and Evonne Levy (Toronto)Stanford University, 2-3 March 2018 This conference addresses the theme of “intermediality” in early modern art (c. 1400-1650). From the fifteenth century on, the diversification of media and growing dialectic between modalities of art making catalyzed the theorization of media. Successive themes included disegno vs. colore, the paragone, the bel composto, and others. Central to these theorizations was the role of disegno (“drawing”/”design”). By the mid-sixteenth century, Italian theorists upheld disegno as…

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CCRMA Open House 2018

March 2 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) would like to invite you to our annual Open House. Please join us for demonstrations, lectures, performances, and posters that present some of our latest research projects. This year’s keynote address will be delivered by visiting Artist/Scholar Yann Orlarey, scientific director of our French sister institution GRAME and leading developer of the FAUST (Functional Audio Stream) programming language. Throughout the day, there will be a range of hands-on exhibits…

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CANCELED – NOON CONCERT: Voice Students of Nova Jiménez

March 2 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

This event has been canceled.

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k.d. lang

March 2 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A hot ticket who may just be, as Tony Bennett said, “the best singer of her generation,” k.d. lang pulls into the Bing for one night only to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her platinum selling Ingénue album. A little bit country, a little bit alt, a little bit rock ‘n roll, lang keeps changing, growing, amazing. Experience lang live as she brings her singular singing style to classics from her 30-year repertoire.   Opening for k.d. lang will be Slava Grigoryan. 

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Mari Kimura, violin: New and Recent Works

March 2 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Following CCRMA’s Open House, virtuoso composer/violinist/technologist Mari Kimura will present a concert of new and recent works on the CCRMA Stage. Mari Kimura is at the forefront of violinists who are extending the technical and expressive capabilities of the instrument. As a performer, composer, and researcher, she has opened up new sonic worlds for the violin. Notably, she has mastered the production of pitches that sound up to an octave below the violin’s lowest string without retuning. This technique, which…

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First Friday

March 2 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

On the First Friday of every month during the academic year, the Cantor is open late for art-making, music, and more. Friday, March 2: See the new exhbition The Matter of Photography in the Americas. Friday, April 6: Celebrate National Poetry Month. Friday, May 4: Party with Leland Jr. for his 150th birthday. Friday, June 1: Relax at the end of the year at the annual Arts District Picnic.

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Talking about a Revolution: Gallery Talk Series

March 3 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Hidden in Plain Sight Learn behind the scenes stories of some of the objects on view in the exhibition with Marissa Schleicher Rhee, project archivist for exhibitions, Hoover Institution Library & Archives. MORE TALKS IN THIS SERIES: OCTOBER 19, 12PM, An Introduction to The Crown under the Hammer: Russia, Romanovs, Revolution with Jodi Roberts, Robert M. and Ruth L. Halperin Curator for Modern and Contemporary Art, Cantor Arts Center OCTOBER 21, 1PM, Russia’s Crown under Armand HAMMER!  with Edward Kasinec, visiting fellow, Hoover Institution Library & Archives  …

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Gallery Talk: The Matter of Photography in the Americas

March 3 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Hannah Shor (Cantor Guide, Cantor Arts Center) will lead a gallery talk in The Matter of Photography in the Americas.  The Matter of Photography in the Americas (February 7-April 30,2018) highlights groundbreaking works by artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latino communities in the United States who cast a critical eye on photography as both an artistic medium and as a means of communication. Gallery talks in this series include: Thursday, February 8, 12pm, with Jodi Roberts, Cantor Arts Center Thursday, February 22,…

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Friends of Music Scholarship Recital

March 3 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Stanford Music students receiving scholarships from the Friends of Music in support of their lessons will perform for their patrons and the public. Repertoire will include works by Bartók, Chopin, Ives, Prokofiev, Ravel, and others.

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Stanford Wind Symphony: Winter Concert

March 3 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Giancarlo Aquilanti directs the Stanford Wind Symphony’s Winter program in Bing Concert Hall, with guest Martín Fraile conducting selections from Argentina. Jake Gold is the featured horn soloist for Strauss’s Horn Concerto No. 1. Program Johan De Meij: La Quintessenza Richard Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major Soloist: Jake Gold Astor Piazzolla: Tango SuiteArranged by Juan Carlos Cuacci (world premiere)Guest Conductor: Martín Fraile Argentinean Folklore SuiteTraditional, Arranged by Emiliano Alvarez (world premiere)Guest Conductor: Martín Fraile

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Stanford Chamber Chorale: Choral Masterworks from the French Tradition

March 3 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Chorale, directed by Stephen M. Sano, offers a diverse program of choral works from the French tradition, featuring Francis Poulenc’s impassioned Quatre motets pour un temps de pénitence.

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Gallery Talk: The Matter of Photography in the Americas

March 4 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Samantha Wassmer (Cantor Guide, Cantor Arts Center) will lead a gallery talk in The Matter of Photography in the Americas.  The Matter of Photography in the Americas (February 7-April 30,2018) highlights groundbreaking works by artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latino communities in the United States who cast a critical eye on photography as both an artistic medium and as a means of communication. Gallery talks in this series include: Thursday, February 8, 12pm, with Jodi Roberts, Cantor Arts Center Thursday, February…

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An Afternoon of Jewish Humor: The Jokes, the Comics, the Stories, and Their Interpretations

March 4 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Please note: this event previously listed a different location. It will now take place in CEMEX Auditorium at the GSB Knight Management Center. Join us for a lively afternoon with Michael Krasny, who (he admits) has been telling Jewish jokes since he could say “oy vey!” and (others claim) knows more of them than anyone else on the planet. He was finally persuaded to put hundreds of his favorites into his bestselling book, Let There Be Laughter, accompanied by his wise…

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The American Sound

March 4 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia sends its most promising young students on tour to play alongside faculty and noted alumni. This program pays tribute to Leonard Bernstein (himself a Curtis alum), in celebration of his centenary, with Bernstein’s Clarinet Sonata (with alum, David Shifrin) and songs from West Side Story, alongside pieces by two of his contemporary influences, Aaron Copland and George Gershwin. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Generously supported by Mary and Clinton Gilliland

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Jazz Piano Studio of Murray Low: Winter Showcase – NEW DATE!

March 4 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Spring Jazz Piano showcase featuring the students of Murray Low will include standards and contemporary works. | This event has been rescheduled from March 2nd.

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Jeremy Huw Williams, baritone: Voice Masterclass

March 5 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This masterclass for Stanford students is free and open to the public.

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Taming the Shamanic Impulse: The Emergence of the Hasidic Master with Rabbi Arthur Green

March 6 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

David S. Lobel Visiting Scholar Lecture Dr. Arthur Green was the founding dean and is currently rector of the Rabbinical School and Irving Brudnick Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Religion at Hebrew College. He is Professor Emeritus at Brandeis University, where he occupied the distinguished Philip W. Lown Professorship of Jewish Thought. He is both a historian of Jewish religion and a theologian; his work seeks to form a bridge between these two distinct fields of endeavor. Educated at Brandeis University and…

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Food, Memoir, and Narrative: The Story Only You Can Tell

March 6 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Veronica Chambers is a a four-time New York Times best-selling author who specializes in creativity and collaboration. In this talk, she’ll discuss her James Beard award-winning collaborations with chefs such as Marcus Samuelsson, Eric Ripert and her most recent cookbook project, Between Harlem and Heaven which she co-wrote with Harlem chefs JJ Johnson and Alexander Smalls. She’ll also talk about the Earth Systems class she is teaching at Stanford this quarter, “Environmental and Food System Journalism,” and how food writing can open…

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Winter Chamber Music Showcase – NEW DATE!

March 6 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ensembles from the Stanford Chamber Music program perform. Note: This event was rescheduled from March 7 in Campbell Recital Hall.

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Gallery Talk: The Matter of Photography in the Americas

March 7 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Tabitha Walker (Cantor Guide, Cantor Arts Center) will lead a gallery talk in The Matter of Photography in the Americas.  The Matter of Photography in the Americas (February 7-April 30,2018) highlights groundbreaking works by artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latino communities in the United States who cast a critical eye on photography as both an artistic medium and as a means of communication. Gallery talks in this series include: Thursday, February 8, 12pm, with Jodi Roberts, Cantor Arts Center Thursday, February…

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NOON CONCERT: Cello Students of Stephen Harrison

March 7 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Cello students are featured in this noontime concert. (Program TBA.)

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Art Focus Lecture | The Art of Oriental Rugs and Their Representation in Western Art

March 7 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Oriental rugs represent a cross between art and crafts. During the Renaissance, images of oriental rugs became prevalent in western paintings. In some instances, the name of the artist came to identify the rug. And long after these original rugs had disappeared, their images survived in the works of art. In the first part of the presentation, we will discuss rugs as an art form focusing mostly on Anatolian carpets, which usually appear in western art. The second half of…

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Stanford Colloquium on Dance Studies Lecture with Dr. Harmony Bench

March 7 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Stanford Colloquium on Dance Studies is excited to present: “Kinesthetic and Cinesthetic Affectivity: Moving and Being Moved by Dance Onscreen” A lecture by Dr. Harmony Bench, Associate Professor of Dance, Ohio State University Discussant: Jennifer DeVere Brody, Professor of Theater & Performance Studies and Chair of CCSRE, Stanford University In this presentation, Dr. Bench focuses on the short video Color of Reality (2016) directed by Jon Boogz with visual art by Alexa Meade and dancing by Boogz and Lil Buck. The video…

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Stanford Colloquium on Dance Studies | Kinesthetic and Cinesthetic Affectivity: Moving and Being Moved by Dance Onscreen

March 7 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

A lecture by Dr. Harmony Bench, Associate Professor of Dance, Ohio State University Discussant: Jennifer DeVere Brody, Professor of Theater and Performance Studies and Chair of CSSRE, Stanford University In this presentation, Dr. Bench focuses on the short video Color of Reality (2016) directed by Jon Boogz with visual art by Alexa Meade and dancing by Boogz and Lil Buck. The video follows a loose narrative structure, addressing anti-black violence without, however, flattening the dancers’ movements to fit a simple storyline…

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DLCL Winter Film Series Screening: All About My Mother (1999) Pedro Almodóvar

March 7 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Although Pedro Almodóvar’s 1999 film altnerately presents itself as weighty melodrama and self-conscious parody, this does not diminish its moving depiction of the difficult and complex lives of each complicated character. The complexity of the film is perhaps best summarized by its tagline: “Part of every woman is a mother, actress, saint, sinner. And part of every man is a woman.” Discussion will focus on analyzing the relationships between gender and sexuality, love and friendship, body and performance. We will…

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Shenson Recital Series: Jeremy Huw Williams, baritone, and Paula Fan, piano – NEW TIME!

March 7 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Program George Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad William Walton: Three Swinburne Songs Claude Debussy: Trois ballades de François Villon Grace Williams: My Last Duchess Barbara Jazwinski: The Girl by the Ocean Paul Phillips: Battle-Pieces Admission includes reception with artists to follow. Note: This event has been rescheduled to 7:30 p.m.

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Stanford Jazz Orchestra with special guest Kenny Washington

March 7 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Michael Galisatus directs the Stanford Jazz Orchestra’s program, featuring guest Kenny Washington. A native of New Orleans, Kenny grew up singing and performing gospel in church, developing a deep love for music at a very young age. He began performing with the school band, and later studied various styles of music ranging from traditional and contemporary jazz, classical, rhythm and blues, and pop at Xavier University. Kenny performed and toured throughout the U.S., Asia, Russia, and Australia with the U.S.…

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CANCELED – University Singers

March 7 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This event has been canceled. The University Singers will be appearing at Bing Concert Hall with the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and Stanford Symphonic Chorus in March. More details coming in January!

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Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

March 8 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Bowes Art & Architecture Library (355 Roth Way, Room 201, on the Stanford campus) will host an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on International Women’s Day to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia and encourage female editorship. The edit-a-thon will include tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, ongoing editing support, reference materials, and refreshments. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate, with a special welcome to transgender and cisgender women. Please note: because there is…

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International Women’s Day Celebration

March 8 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Bechtel International Center, Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research & Camera As Witness present  International Women’s Day Celebration on March 8, 2018 Assembly Room, Bechtel International Center 10:30AM – 11:15AM Main challenges of women’s rights in Latin America: Talk by Nadejda Marques, PhD 11:15AM – 12:00PM Press for Progress – Discuss, Explore, Create! 12:00 – 2:00PM CAW/UNAFF Screening & Discussion: MANKILLER (74 min) US Light lunch at 11:45AM, free and open to public.    

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Mankiller | Film Screening and Director Q&A

March 8 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Camera As Witness program presents HUMANITY IS INDIVISIBLE series In celebration of International Women’s Day MANKILLER – Activist. Feminist. Cherokee Chief. This is the story of an American hero.  One who stands tall amongst the likes of Robert Kennedy, Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King, Jr.  Someone who humbly defied the odds and overcame insurmountable obstacles to fight injustice and gave a voice to the voiceless.  And yet few people know her name.  This is the story of an American legend,…

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Navigating the Social Sector Job Search: Speed Advising Session

March 8 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Still amid the search for a job or summer internship? It’s not too late to drop by the Haas Center for a speed advising session and productive study break. Advisors on the Cardinal Careers team, as well as other specialized staff at the Haas Center, will sit down with you to brainstorm organizations, positions, and connections to help you find, land, and prepare for a job/internship.

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Intimate Brushes: Manuscript Exchange between Korean and Chinese Intellectual Communities in the late 18th and Early 19th Centuries

March 8 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Free and open to the public.  Please RSVP here. About the talk: After the advent of the printing and publishing boom in early modern East Asia, intellectuals in late-18th and early-19th century Korea and China turned to enduring practices of producing and circulating handwritten and hand-drawn materials in ink-and-brush as a way of forming and maintaining bonds of friendship with one another. Initially occasioned by encounters during the Chosŏn diplomatic travels to China, the exchanges involved a range of scribal…

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Guest Speaker: Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet

March 8 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join Stanford Medicine’s Office of the Dean and Rambam Health Care Campus in welcoming Richard Horton. Richard Horton is Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet, having previously served as North American Editor. He was the first President of the World Association of Medical Editors and he is a Past-President of the U.S. Council of Science Editors, and he is an honorary professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University College London, and the University of Oslo. He has received honorary…

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Rev. Shojun Ogi: “Re-Focusing Buddhism in Modern Japanese Society: New Dimensions in Contemporary Japanese Buddhism”

March 8 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Abstract: Historically, especially after World War II, Japanese Buddhist temples became focused mainly on conducting funeral rituals, various commemorative memorials, the selling of talismans, and conducting prayer rituals in the name of good fortune, happiness and safety. This led Japanese society, including both Buddhist priests and public at large to come to believe that Buddhism was only relevant regarding death or wishes. However, recognizing the declining position of Buddhism in contemporary Japan, some Buddhist priests have begun creating and implementing…

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A Reflection on My Last Novel: Ask the Mirror

March 8 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Chahla Chafiq is an author, researcher, and human rights activist.  Chahla’s writings both in Persian and French include essays, research articles, short stories, and novels. She discusses her newest book, Ask the Mirror (2015), and reflects on literature and exile. Part of the Stanford Festival of Iranian Arts

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Lo and Behold

March 8 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Frankenstein@200 Film Series will be screening Werner Herzog’s film Lo and Behold followed by a panel discussion on its themes and the implications of the internet in our society’s future. 

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Jennifer Paulino, soprano, and Elaine Thornburgh, harpsichord: The Food of Love

March 8 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The evening’s program, “The Food of Love,” offers Purcell songs and solo keyboard works, showcasing his beautiful ground bass variations.

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Redemptive Hope in the Age of Trump with Akiba Lerner

March 9 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Akiba J. Lerner, Professor of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University Akiba received his B.A. from The University of California at Berkeley and his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Stanford University in 2007. He taught at Stanford from 2007-2009 and joined the Santa Clara faculty in 2009. His research focuses on modern Jewish thought, theologies of hope, Jewish social ethics, political theology, American pragmatism and contemporary liberal thought. This will be a book talk and the Stanford Bookstore will be…

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NOON CONCERT: Piano Studio of George Barth and Kumaran Arul

March 9 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Piano students of George Barth and Kumaran Arul will be featured in this noontime recital. (Program TBA.) 

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Getting Played: Symposium on Equity

March 9 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

4th annual Getting Played Symposium with keynote by Patricia Velásquez, best known for her role as Anck Su Namun in “The Mummy” and “The Mummy Returns” but also an award-winning activist who founded Wayúu Taya Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public and funding ways to improve conditions of Latin American indigenous groups. Panelists will also include: Caroline Heldman, Associate Professor of Politics at Occidental College, research director for the Geena Davis Institute for Gender in Media, and commentator…

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Angles on Art: Wayne Thiebaud’s Lunch Table

March 9 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Stanford graduate students Caroline Culp (Art History), Sabrina Papazian (Anthropology), and Kathryn Winner (English) discuss the Cantor’s object through their unique disciplinary perspectives. IMAGE: Wayne Thiebaud (U.S.A., b. 1920), Lunch Table, 1964. Oil on canvas. Committee for Art Acquisitions Fund. Conservation supported by the Lois Clumeck Fund, 1964.119

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Stanford Flute Ensemble

March 9 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Karen Van Dyke directs the Stanford Flute Ensemble’s program.

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The missing Self in the Selfie

March 9 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Our smartphones are full of selfies.  Selfie is a private exploration of ourselves in the moment. Every time we click the shutter, we are making a subconscious psychological decision—this moment is important, where I am now or what I am doing now is worthy of capturing. However, if we don’t like the selfie, we can simply delete the photo and experiment with a different tilt of our face or another angle.  But does this repeated self-expression and self-exploration reveal who we really…

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Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale

March 9 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The orchestra pays tribute to perhaps the best known of the Baroque composers, Arcangelo Corelli, who influenced not only his generation of composers but the next. Organist Richard Egarr conducts and also solos in the Handel Organ Concerto No. 15 in D Minor, HWV 304. Also benefiting from PBO’s expert musicianship and period instruments are concerti grossi by Corelli and Handel and a Georg Muffat sonata.

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Gallery Talk: The Matter of Photography in the Americas

March 10 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Jennie Waldow (Stanford University) will lead a gallery talk in The Matter of Photography in the Americas.  The Matter of Photography in the Americas (February 7-April 30,2018) highlights groundbreaking works by artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latino communities in the United States who cast a critical eye on photography as both an artistic medium and as a means of communication. Gallery talks in this series include: Thursday, February 8, 12pm, with Jodi Roberts, Cantor Arts Center Thursday, February 22, 12pm, with…

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Dialogues in Art

March 10 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

An afternoon of focused gallery talks by Stanford students at the Anderson Collection. Art makers and art historians join together in pairs to present their views, observations, and thoughts on specific works in the collection. Come for one or for all! 

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Danny Elfman: Concerto for Vioin and Orchestra

March 10 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Stanford Symphony Orchestra, Stanford Symphonic Chorus, & Stanford University SingersPaul Phillips and John Mauceri, conductorsSandy Cameron, violin Guest conductor John Mauceri, “a doyen of musical theatre,” (Gramophone) leads the Stanford Symphony Orchestra in composer Danny Elfman’s new concerto for violin and orchestra, Eleven Eleven. The work, which premiered in June at the Prague Proms, was jointly commissioned by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Stanford Live, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. SSO Music Director Paul Phillips conducts works by Leonard…

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Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble with guest percussionist John Santos: Latin Jazz, Jazz Latin

March 10 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the ensemble for a very special concert collaboration featuring master percussionist John Santos. A seven-time Grammy nominee, Santos is widely regarded as one of the foremost exponents of Afro-Latin music in the world today, known for his innovative use of traditional forms and instruments in combination with contemporary music. He has earned international recognition as a performer, composer, writer, and educator. Santos’s mastery of all Afro-Latin percussion instruments will be on full display with repertoire specifically prepared by him…

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Ensemble Proton Bern: New Works by Stanford Composers

March 10 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ensemble Proton Bern will perform a program of new works for mixed ensemble by Stanford composers Utku Asuroglu, Hassan Estakhrian, Julie Herndon, Chris Lortie, Davor Branimir Vincze, and Andrew Alfred Watts. Founded in 2010, Ensemble Proton Bern (Switzerland) has established itself as one of the top new music groups. The actual goal is however much greater – they want to bring people closer to new music. To this end, the musicians discuss the contemporary sound world with their audience. Proton’s concert videos on YouTube have been viewed…

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David Kim, fortepiano

March 11 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Fortepianist David Kim performs on his Regier Graf copy. His program includes Robert Schumann’s Papillons and Kreisleriana; Schubert’s Sonata in C minor, D. 958; and more. Hailed by Malcolm Bilson as a musician “who will doubtless make an important contribution to the musical life of this country,” pianist and fortepianist David Hyun-su Kim holds degrees from Harvard, Yale, and Cornell universities and a doctorate from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. He has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, Austria,…

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Kathryne Jennings Voice Studio: Winter Recital

March 11 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Kathryne Jennings’s Voice Studio presents its Winter recital. Featured students include Stephanie Fischer, Tim Isaacs, Eve La Puma, Brenna McCulloch, Lorin Phillips, Kathlynn Simotas, Lark Wang, and Edric Zeng.

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A Conversation with Aimee Bender

March 12 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The McCoy Center for Ethics and Society, in partnership with the Creative Writing Program, is pleased to present the explosive linguistic talent and boundary blurring short story writer and novelist, Aimee Bender. The author of three collections of short stories, a novel, and a novella, Bender is one of the most respected and anthologized fiction writers of her generation. From the groundbreaking debut Girl with Flammable Skirt to the emotive flavors of the Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Bender’s prose is, in the words…

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The Power of Photography for Social Change

March 13 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

REZA is an acclaimed photojournalist whose work has been featured in National Geographic, Time Magazine, Stern, Newsweek, El País, Paris Match, as well as a series of books, exhibitions and documentaries made for the National Geographic Channel. He discusses the importance of using images to serve social change, by training younger generations to become the actors of the future. Part of the Stanford Festival of Iranian Arts

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Art Focus Lecture | The Art of Dante’s Divine Comedy

March 14 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm

The Divine Comedy is one of the greatest works of western literature, and its narrative and dramatic elements have lent themselves for pictorial representation. This is particularly true for the Purgatory, whose seven stages correspond to the Seven Cardinal Sins. The first part of the presentation will introduce The Divine Comedy as a literary work and discuss its three parts: Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise. In the second part, we will move on to the illustrations in the work of Hieronymus…

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DLCL Winter Film Series Screening: Moonlight (2016) Barry Jenkins

March 14 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Barry Jenkins’ 2016 film won Best Picture for its heart-wrenching portrayal of the coming of age story of a young gay black man named Chiron and his resilient endurance of repeated physical and emotional abuse. Jenkins’ film beautifully depicts Chiron’s difficult lifelong relationships with drugs, violence, and childhood relationships and will be remembered as a groundbreaking testament to the lives so often ignored by cinema. Discussion will focus on analyzing the relationships between gender and sexuality, love and friendship, body…

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Early Music Singers: The Music of Tomás Luis de Victoria through the Year

March 14 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

William Mahrt directs the Early Music Singers’ Winter program highlighting the works of one of the most important composers of the Counter-Reformation, the 16th-century Spanish composer Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548–1611).

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[sic]—The Stanford [sic] Improvisation Collective

March 14 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Mark Applebaum directs the Stanfjord Improvisation Collective’s program of experimental music and trans-idiomatic improvisation.

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Gallery Talk: The Matter of Photography in the Americas

March 15 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Clara Galperin (Cantor Guide, Cantor Arts Center) will lead a gallery talk in The Matter of Photography in the Americas. Please note: this talk will be given in Spanish. The Matter of Photography in the Americas (February 7-April 30,2018) highlights groundbreaking works by artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latino communities in the United States who cast a critical eye on photography as both an artistic medium and as a means of communication. Gallery talks in this series include: Thursday, February 8, 12pm, with…

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Lecture: Working Metal in 20th-Century Sculpture

March 15 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

5:30pm Lecture, Cantor Arts Center, Auditorium6:30pm Reception, Cantor Arts Center, 2nd Floor, Geballe Balcony Working Metal in 20th-Century Sculpture is an intimate look at the expressive potential of metal worked directly by the artist’s hand using techniques and tools developed for industrial use. The artists featured in this exhibition, including Ruth Asawa, Harry Bertoia, and Melvin Edwards, exploited metal’s deep material and cultural resonances to create forms with extraordinary visual, tactile, and even sonic appeal. Exhibition curator, Sydney Skelton Simon,…

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Stanford Baroque Soloists: Salzburg Before Mozart

March 15 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Anthony Martin directs the Stanford Baroque Soloists’ program, “Salzburg Before Mozart,” featuring music by W.A. Mozart, Michael Haydn, Leopold Mozart, Heinrich Biber, and Georg Moffat.

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Open Studios: Winter | 2018

March 16 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Open Studios is a self-guided art tour of our undergraduate student showcase from the Winter 2018 Art Practice courses: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Digital Art, Sculpture, Film and more..! This is a rare opportunity to see student artwork in the studios in which it was created. VISITOR INFORMATION:The McMurtry Building is located on Stanford’s campus, at 355 Roth Way. The Stanford Art Gallery, is located off Palm Drive at 419 Lasuen Mall. Visitor parking is free all day on the weekend and after…

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David Sherman, Anna Lee, Allie Sherris, and Jen Wang: Piano Quartets

March 16 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

David Sherman, violin; Anna Lee, viola; Allie Sherris, cello; and Jen Wang, piano, perform two piano quartets. Program Pēteris Vasks: Piano Quartet Joaquín Turina: Piano Quartet in A minor, Op.67

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Aaron Wilk, piano

March 16 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Aaron Wilk performs piano sonatas of Prokofiev. Aaron is in the Stanford Medical Scientist Training Program, an eight-year program leading to dual M.D. and Ph.D. degrees.

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Machine de Cirque

March 16 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Even as big circuses are folding their tents, intimate circuses are on the rise. The Quebec City–based Machine de Cirque is a prime example: just five guys existing in a post-apocalyptic world without women or computers. How will they survive? Watch and see. Machine de Cirque was founded in 2013 with the aim of engaging imaginations in their community. It adroitly blends acrobatics, juggling, music, dance, clowning, and derring-do.

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Stanford Woodwind Quintet: 30th Anniversary Concert

March 17 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Stanford Woodwind Quintet presents its 30th Anniversary concert.

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Ute Lemper and the Vogler String Quartet

March 17 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Paris Days, Berlin Nights Sultry German chanteuse Ute Lemper joins her countrymen the Vogler Quartet and clarinetist/pianist Stefan Malzew for a collection of songs that takes the listeners on a journey through time via Europe and Argentina. Crossing national and stylistic boundaries alike, Paris Days, Berlin Nights present an extraordinary portrait of the cultural melting pot of 1920s Europe, featuring chansons of Édith Piaf, Kurt Weill, Hanns Eisler, Astor Piazzolla, Chava Alberstein, and Jacques Brel.

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Zurich Chamber Orchestra

March 18 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Since its founding in 1945, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra has covered a lot of ground, performing on Baroquestyle bows and traditional gut strings in recent years while also looking to the new in its performance of jazz and folk repertoire. Conducting from the violin, Daniel Hope, succeeding his countryman Sir Roger Norrington, leads the ensemble in an unusual pairing of The Four Seasons with minimalist composer Max Richter’s Recomposed, an exciting reimagining of Antonio Vivaldi’s Baroque classic. 

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Meet the Makers Winter Student Showcase 2018

March 21 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Product Realization Lab students transform big ideas into pathbreaking products. See innovations in sports equipment, consumer goods, education and health devices, agricultural tools, and MORE! Come get a glimpse of the future!

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The Dancing Sowei: Performing Beauty in Sierra Leone

March 21 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

This exhibition focuses on one spectacular work in the Cantor’s collection—a sowei mask, used by the women–only Sande Society that is unique to Sierra Leone. Used in dance by senior women of the society, the sowei mask symbolizes knowledge of feminine grace and is part of a young girl’s initiation into adulthood. Thus, for many women of the region, beauty is literally performed into existence through ndoli jowei (the dancing sowei or the sowei mask in performance). IMAGE: Gola or Mende…

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Gallery Talk: The Matter of Photography in the Americas

March 21 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Michelle Azout (Public Programs Coordinator, Cantor Arts Center) will lead a gallery talk in The Matter of Photography in the Americas.  The Matter of Photography in the Americas (February 7-April 30,2018) highlights groundbreaking works by artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latino communities in the United States who cast a critical eye on photography as both an artistic medium and as a means of communication. Gallery talks in this series include: Thursday, February 8, 12pm, with Jodi Roberts, Cantor Arts Center Thursday,…

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Art Focus Lecture | From Judy Chicago to Cindy Sherman and Beyond: Transformations in Art and Feminism from the 70’s to Now

March 21 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm

In the 1970s, Feminist Art garnered the attention of the art world and beyond. By the following generation, however, many young female artists had eschewed the imagery and strategies of their predecessors. For some viewers familiar with established practices, this new art appeared to possess little to no feminist content. But many of these young artists were simply shifting the terms by which an art by, for, and of women could be interpreted and understood. This lecture focuses on the…

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St. Lawrence String Quartet: Concert for the Community – NEW VENUE!

March 21 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The St. Lawrence String Quartet presents its annual Concert for the Community, offered free of charge to local school children, teachers, and their families. | Presented by the Friends of Music at Stanford in partnership with the Department of Music. Note: This event has been moved to Campbell Recital Hall.

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Intersections: Oscar Muñoz

March 22 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Oscar Muñoz in conversation with Natalia Brizuela, Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Film and Media, University of California, Berkeley, and Elena Shtromberg, Associate Professor in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Utah. Oscar Muñoz is a visual artist born in 1951 in Popayán, Colombia. He is known as one of the most significant contemporary visual artists in his country, and his work has also gained international recognition. Most of his art is concerned…

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The Life Art Science Technology (LAST) Festival

March 23 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Life Art Science Technology (LAST) Festival on March 23-24, in the  futuristic setting of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, will combine a  program of science talks and art installations to discuss how technology is  changing the nature of humanity and what role Silicon Valley is playing: How far  can biomedicine extend life? Can a machine make art? Can we hack consciousness?  What will virtual worlds do to our real world? Speakers include: Michael Snyder, Genetics, Stanford University Ken Goldberg, Robotics, UC…

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Marin Mazzie: A Broadway Celebration!

March 23 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The three-time Tony Award nominee and 2017 Theater Hall of Fame inductee boasts a career spanning symphony halls, cabaret and concert venues, the Broadway stage, and London’s West End. Join her at the Bing for a retrospective celebrating Mazzie’s 35 years on Broadway with songs such as “Maybe This Time” from Cabaret, “Hello, Young Lovers” from The King and I, “Send in the Clowns” from A Little Night Music, “So in Love” from Kiss Me, Kate, and many more.

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“Crossroads” by Bahram Beyzaie

March 23 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

New play written and directed by Bahram Beyzaie. Approximately year eighty of the Persian calendar. In a busy crossroads of Tehran, a woman and a man run into one another, torn apart by the events of the last fifteen years! Play is in Persian. Part of the Stanford Festival of Iranian Arts.  **More information and ticket sales coming soon!

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The Life Art Science Technology (LAST) Festival

March 24 10:30 am - 9:00 pm

The Life Art Science Technology (LAST) Festival on March 23-24, in the  futuristic setting of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, will combine a  program of science talks and art installations to discuss how technology is  changing the nature of humanity and what role Silicon Valley is playing: How far  can biomedicine extend life? Can a machine make art? Can we hack consciousness?  What will virtual worlds do to our real world? Speakers include: Michael Snyder, Genetics, Stanford University Ken Goldberg, Robotics, UC…

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BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell

March 24 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell, Australian chanteuse Queenie van de Zandt, along with musical director Max Lambert and a live band, explore her love of all things Joni. Using voice overs and intimiate storytelling, Queenie affectionally reinterperets Mitchell’s melancholy music, revealing the stories behind some of her most haunting songs such as “A Case of You,” “Both Sides Now,” and “Little Green.”

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Jazzmeia Horn

March 25 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Winner of the 2015 Thelonious Monk Competition, vocalist Jazzmeia Horn has a name that speaks for itself capturing her very essence. With an assured maturity and vocal confidence far beyond her years, the young singer arrives with her debut recording, A Social Call, which was nominated for a Grammy Award. A collection of standards, hard bop anthems, spirituals, and R&B nuggets, A Social Call is a reflection on the times and is destined to be remembered as a 2017 breakout.

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Gallery Talk: The Matter of Photography in the Americas

March 28 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Jessica Ventura (Curatorial Assistant, Cantor Arts Center) will lead a gallery talk in The Matter of Photography in the Americas.  The Matter of Photography in the Americas (February 7-April 30,2018) highlights groundbreaking works by artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latino communities in the United States who cast a critical eye on photography as both an artistic medium and as a means of communication. Gallery talks in this series include: Thursday, February 8, 12pm, with Jodi Roberts, Cantor Arts Center Thursday, February 22,…

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Art Focus Lecture | The Advantages of Obscurity: San Francisco Women Abstract Expressionists

March 28 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Among the essential features of Abstract Expressionism in San Francisco was its lack of patronage—yet there were great advantages to this situation for women. Unlike their counterparts in the East, women artists in San Francisco never had to contend with what Alfonso Ossorio called the “doctrinaire powerhouses” that excluded them, leaving them free to pursue their own artistic inclinations. This presentation will discuss the women who benefited from working in a far less chauvinistic environment—artists like Jay DeFeo and Sonia…

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Film Screening: Hans Hofmann: Artist/Teacher, Teacher/Artist

March 29 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Narrated by Robert De Niro, this documentary is both an explanation of modern art and the story of an artist and teacher of thousands, some of whom are today’s leading artists. A first-generation Abstract Expressionist, Hofmann was friend to Picasso and Pollock alike. Hofmann never intended to teach, but necessity forced him to, and he became extremely influential. Of the thousands of artists, writers, and dancers who studied with Hofmann at one time, one place or another, twenty-four are included…

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St. Lawrence String Quartet: Good Friday Liturgical Performance

March 30 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Haydn’s Seven Last Words  In this seven-section work, lasting just over an hour, Haydn is at his most reflective. Evoking the last hours of Christ’s life, the work’s individual sections carry tempo markings of Largo, Adagio, Lento, Grave. In this performance, and as it was written, Seven Last Words will be punctuated with readings from the Good Friday service.

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Haydn’s 7 Last Words Liturgical Performance

March 30 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

In this seven-section work, lasting just over an hour, Haydn is at his most reflective. Evoking the last hours of Christ’s life, the work’s individual sections carry tempo markings of Largo, Adagio, Lento, Grave. In this performance, and as it was written, Seven Last Words will be punctuated with readings from the Good Friday service. This is a free performance.

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April 2018

Betray the Secret: Humanity in the Age of Frankenstein

April 4 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Cantor’s contribution to the campus-wide celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s horror novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus reveals ways artists have represented the body, life, and death, as well as the boundary separating humanity from technology. IMAGE: Beth Van Hoesen (U.S.A., 1926–2010), Stanford (Arnautoff Class), 1945. Graphite and ink on paper. Gift of the Estate of Beth Van Hoesen

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Gallery Talk: The Matter of Photography in the Americas

April 5 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Clara Galperin (Cantor Guide, Cantor Arts Center) will lead a gallery talk in The Matter of Photography in the Americas.  The Matter of Photography in the Americas (February 7-April 30,2018) highlights groundbreaking works by artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latino communities in the United States who cast a critical eye on photography as both an artistic medium and as a means of communication. Gallery talks in this series include: Thursday, February 8, 12pm, with Jodi Roberts, Cantor Arts Center Thursday, February 22,…

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The Choir of the Queen’s College, Oxford with Stanford Chamber Chorale

April 5 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford is widely recognized as one of the leading collegiate choirs in the UK. In addition to singing weekly services in the College’s magnificent Baroque chapel, the thirty singers of the choir maintain a busy schedule of concerts, broadcasts, recordings, and international tours under the leadership of Owen Rees. The choir offers a joint recital in the stunning acoustic of Stanford Memorial Church with the Stanford Chamber Chorale and its director, Stephen M. Sano.

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First Friday

April 6 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

On the First Friday of every month during the academic year, the Cantor is open late for art-making, music, and more. Friday, April 6: Celebrate National Poetry Month. Friday, May 4: Party with Leland Jr. for his 150th birthday. Friday, June 1: Relax at the end of the year at the annual Arts District Picnic.

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Caroline Campbell, violin

April 8 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Violinist Caroline Campbell performs in recital with pianist Robert Thies (program TBA).  Caroline Campbell has appeared as soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Indianapolis Symphony, and many other symphony orchestras. She has soloed in prestigious venues from Carnegie Hall to the Kennedy Center and in exotic locations from Kuala Lumpur to the Sydney Opera House. In high demand both in the classical and popular scene, she has been nicknamed “violinist to the stars” and hand-picked to play duets with…

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Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous April 2018

April 10 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The LASERs are a national program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with an audience. This event will present four artists, scientists, thinkers, inventors, and scholars who are working on paradigm shifts. The schedule also allows the audience to socialize and encourages people in the audience to briefly introduce their own work. Chaired by Piero Scaruffi. *Carrie Hott (Media Artist) on “Nets for the Unweighable: a Brief History of Nets”*Angele Christin (Stanford University)…

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NOON CONCERT: Flute Students of Alexandra Hawley

April 11 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Flute students from Alexandra Hawley’s studio are featured in this noontime concert. (Program TBA.) 

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Art Focus Lecture | Joan Mitchell: Painting as Cathedral

April 11 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Joan Mitchell (1925–1992) came of age as an artist in the 1950s New York of the Cedar Tavern and the Artists’ Club. The physicality of her mark making—her commitment to abstraction, and her love of oil paint itself, not to mention her toughness—identify Mitchell as a New York School artist. Yet she spent more years in France than New York. While she continued down the path laid out by Abstract Expressionism, her work kept evolving and was, in the end, unclassifiable.…

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Gallery Talk: The Matter of Photography in the Americas

April 12 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Amelia Leland (Cantor Guide, Cantor Arts Center) will lead a gallery talk in The Matter of Photography in the Americas.  The Matter of Photography in the Americas (February 7-April 30,2018) highlights groundbreaking works by artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latino communities in the United States who cast a critical eye on photography as both an artistic medium and as a means of communication. Gallery talks in this series include: Thursday, February 8, 12pm, with Jodi Roberts, Cantor Arts Center Thursday, February 22,…

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Panel: The Matter of Photography in the Americas

April 12 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Moderator: Natalia Brizuela, Associate Professor, Departments of Spanish and Portuguese and Film and Media, University of California, Berkeley Panelists: – Monica Mayer, Mexican artist, activist, and art critic– Joiri Minaya, Dominican-American artist– Peggy Phalen, Ann O’Day Maples Chair in the Arts and Professor of Theater & Performance Studies and English, Stanford University IMAGE: Fernando Velázquez (Uruguay, b. 1970), #302 from the series Mindscapes, 2014. Photographic print mounted on Plexiglas. Courtesy of the artist

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Gallery Talk: The Matter of Photography in the Americas

April 13 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

A-lan Holt (Institute for Diversity in the Arts, Stanford University) will lead a gallery talk in The Matter of Photography in the Americas.  The Matter of Photography in the Americas (February 7-April 30,2018) highlights groundbreaking works by artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latino communities in the United States who cast a critical eye on photography as both an artistic medium and as a means of communication. Gallery talks in this series include: Thursday, February 8, 12pm, with Jodi Roberts, Cantor Arts Center…

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Gallery Talk: The Matter of Photography in the Americas

April 14 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Feddi Roth (Cantor Guide, Cantor Arts Center) will lead a gallery talk in The Matter of Photography in the Americas.  The Matter of Photography in the Americas (February 7-April 30,2018) highlights groundbreaking works by artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latino communities in the United States who cast a critical eye on photography as both an artistic medium and as a means of communication. Gallery talks in this series include: Thursday, February 8, 12pm, with Jodi Roberts, Cantor Arts Center Thursday, February 22,…

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Melanie Goldstein, cello, and Kevin Sun, piano

April 14 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The cello and piano duo of Melanie Goldstein and Kevin Sun perform works of Beethoven, Brahms, and others.

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Saint Michael Trio: Exploring Mendelssohn

April 14 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Mendelssohn F minor Piano Quartet serves as the focus of this “informance” by the Saint Michael Trio utilizing slides, demonstrations, and commentary.

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Jewish Museums in Europe: Cabinets of Curiosities or Theatres of History with Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

April 17 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

What comes first? The collection or the story? What is the story the collection tells, and can the story the museum wants to tell be told through the collection? Given the politics of history and historical policies in Europe today, Jewish museums have a special role to play. Prague, Budapest, London, Paris, Berlin, Warsaw, Moscow, Vienna – Jewish museums in these and other European cities have taken different approaches. Their strategies reflect not only the history of the institution and…

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Is AI the New Frankenstein? with Ken Goldberg

April 17 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Is AI the New Frankenstein? (Ken Goldberg, UC Berkeley with Fred Turner, Stanford) In 1919, a year before the word “robot” was coined, Sigmund Freud published an influential essay, Das Unheimliche, later translated into English as “The Uncanny”.  The essay and the concept of the Uncanny are familiar to literary theorists and art historians, who have charted its the literary and theatrical origins of the concept through the classic Jewish tale of the Golem through works by ETA Hoffman, Mary Shelley, Karel Capek, and Isaac Asimov, its…

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Department of Music Faculty Concert: Corellipalooza!

April 17 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Works from all six operas of Arcangelo Corelli — four trios, two sonatas, and two concerti for strings — will be performed on period instruments by Department of Music faculty and guests: Anthony Martin and Owen Dalby, violinsHerbert Myers, violaRobert Howard, celloJohn Dornenburg, violoneKelly Savage, keyboardKevin Kishimoto, theorbo

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Hidden Beneath Diebenkorn’s “Window”

April 18 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Two hidden compositions lie below the surface of Window by painter and Stanford graduate Richard Diebenkorn, BA ’49. These hidden compositions were unknown to the art community except as barely visible reworkings, or pentimenti, until brought to light by Stanford student Katherine Van Kirk, ’19, during her fellowship in the Cantor’s Art+Science Lab. This installation shows the multiple layers uncovered through infrared reflectography as evidence—in a single painting—of the transition Diebenkorn was making in his art from figurative to still…

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Todd Lewis: “Reconfiguration and Revival: Newar Buddhist Traditions in the Kathmandu Valley (and Beyond)”

April 18 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Bio: Todd Lewis, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA Abstract: Beginning with Sylvain Lévi, most scholars for the past century who have assessed the state of Newar Buddhism in the Kathmandu Valley have described the tradition as “decadent,” “corrupted by Hinduism,” and so in serious decline. Many predicted its withering away, most often due to competition from the reformist Theravādins, a movement that arrived in Nepal a century ago. The predations of the modern Nepalese state with its staunchly Hindu…

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2018 Medicine & the Muse Symposium

April 18 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Medicine & the Muse Symposium features medical students highlighting their scholarly work in health humanities research through presentations and posters, as well as showcasing artistic talents through performances of song, dance, music, poetry, film, and exhibits of artwork and photography. The theme for this year’s Symposium will be Paradoxes: Humanism at the Frontiers of Medicine, showcasing the necessity of humanism in medicine while also encapsulating the stories of those in the film to be screened at the Symposium’s end: The…

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A Reading with Ron Carlson, the Stein Visiting Writer

April 18 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ron Carlson’s most recent novel is Return to Oakpine. His short stories have appeared in Esquire, Harpers, The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and other journals, as well as The Best American Short Stories, The O’Henry Prize Series, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction and other anthologies; they have been performed on National Public Radio’s “This American Life” and “Selected Shorts.” Ron Carlson Writes a Story, his book on writing is taught widely. He is the author of two books of poems, Room Service and The Blue Box. He has been awarded…

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Gallery Talk: The Matter of Photography in the Americas

April 19 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Marci Kwon (Assistant Professor Art History, Stanford University) will lead a gallery talk in The Matter of Photography in the Americas.  The Matter of Photography in the Americas (February 7-April 30,2018) highlights groundbreaking works by artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latino communities in the United States who cast a critical eye on photography as both an artistic medium and as a means of communication. Gallery talks in this series include: Thursday, February 8, 12pm, with Jodi Roberts, Cantor Arts Center Thursday, February…

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Health Humanities Consortium Conference

April 20 12:00 am

A three-day celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein through an exploration of medically-based ethical dilemmas and an examination of the relevance of Frankenstein in moral imagination today.

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International Health Humanities Consortium Conference 2018

April 20 7:30 am - 8:00 pm

The Health Humanities Consortium promotes health humanities scholarship, education, and practices through interdisciplinary methods and theories that focus on the intersection of the arts and humanities, health, illness, and healthcare, with annual conferences sharing practices and scholarship. This year’s conference coincides with the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and as such will highlight the themes of science’s risky aspirations and how the humanities help communicate them. Keynote speakers include Alexander Nemerov, Professor of Art and Art History…

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NOON CONCERT: Trombone Students of McDowell Kenley

April 20 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Trombone students are featured in this noontime concert.

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CCRMA Spring Concert I

April 20 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us as CCRMA presents two evenings of immersive spatial multichannel music at the Bing Concert Hall Studio.

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Bride of Frankenstein

April 20 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Frankenstein@200 film series will screen James Whale’s 1935 classic Bride of Frankenstein. 

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James A. Benn: “Controversies in the Doctrine and Practice of Self-immolation in Medieval China”

April 21 12:00 am

Abstract: In this seminar we will read selected passages from the chapter on self-immolation (sheshen pian 捨身篇) in the seventh-century Chinese Buddhist compendium Fayuan zhulin 法苑珠林. We will see how the compiler of the work—Daoshi 道世 (596?–683) places a range of somatic practices including burning the body within the context of the propagation of Buddhism. We will note how he deploys key jātaka tales and Mahāyāna sutras as scriptural supports for the practice, and reflect on his choice of hagiographical material from China. Bio: James A. Benn…

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Languages About Music: 2018 Stanford Graduate Music Colloquium

April 21 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

A conversation space for scholars throughout the humanities and sciences, to share and exchange different ways of talking about and engaging with music How do we talk about music and sound? What is the language that we use to describe music? What makes music an interesting object of inquiry? Each discipline brings with it new approaches and methodologies for answering these questions. Come and join a day of interdisciplinary conversation exploring music and its many languages. Featured Events – schedule TBA…

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Fiona Kelliher: Senior Flute Recital

April 21 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Program TBA.

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CCRMA Spring Concert II

April 21 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us as CCRMA presents two evenings of immersive spatial multichannel music at the Bing Concert Hall Studio.

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National Theatre Live’s “Frankenstein”

April 21 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Frankenstein@200 film series screens the National Theatre Live’s Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. 

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Hannah Pho, soprano: Senior Voice Recital – NEW DATE!

April 22 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Soprano Hannah Pho presents her senior recital, featuring works by Handel, Debussy, and Wolf.  Note: This event was previously scheduled for April 14. 

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Ian Anstee, tenor: Senior Voice Recital – NEW DATE!

April 22 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ian Anstee, tenor, presents his senior voice recital (Program TBA). Note: This event was rescheduled from May 19.

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Hisham Matar Reading, part of the Lane Lecture Series

April 23 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Photo by Diana Matar Part of the Lane Lecture Series Hisham Matar was born in New York City to Libyan parents, spent his childhood in Tripoli and Cairo, and has lived most of his adult life in London. His critically acclaimed 2016 memoir The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between won the Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography and received the PEN America Book of the Year Award. In The Return, he recounts his search for his father, who was…

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Gallery Talk: The Matter of Photography in the Americas

April 25 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

The Matter of Photography in the Americas (February 7-April 30,2018) highlights groundbreaking works by artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latino communities in the United States who cast a critical eye on photography as both an artistic medium and as a means of communication. Gallery talks in this series include: Thursday, February 8, 12pm, with Jodi Roberts, Cantor Arts Center Thursday, February 22, 12pm, with Clara Galperin, Cantor Arts Center Saturday, February 24, 11:30am, with Amy Sara Carroll and Ricardo Dominguez, Cornell…

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Art Focus Lecture | The Art of Making Space Public

April 25 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Artists working in the public realm can accomplish far more than placing a beautiful artwork on a pedestal or in a plaza. Their work can transform space, stimulate human interaction, and help define community. This lecture will explore trends in public art over the last 30 years, from artists on the design team, to environmental art, new technologies, and art that promotes social justice. Barbara Goldstein is an independent consultant focusing on creative placemaking and public art planning. She is…

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Gallery Talk: The Matter of Photography in the Americas

April 26 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Clara Galperin (Cantor Guide, Cantor Arts Center) will lead a gallery talk in The Matter of Photography in the Americas. Please note: this talk will be given in Spanish. The Matter of Photography in the Americas (February 7-April 30,2018) highlights groundbreaking works by artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latino communities in the United States who cast a critical eye on photography as both an artistic medium and as a means of communication. Gallery talks in this series include: Thursday, February 8, 12pm, with…

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Tiffany Jiang: Flute Recital

April 28 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tiffany Jiang performs works for flute. Program Villa-Lobos / Heitor: Assobio a Jato Telemann: Flute Fantasies Liebermann / Lowell: Flute Sonata

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Sundays with the St. Lawrence

April 29 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Returning to its roots, the St. Lawrence performs music by Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, in addition to Haydn’s String Quartet in C Major, op. 33, no. 3, and Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Opus 15 Piano Quintet with longtime collaborator Stephen Prutsman.

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“Denial”, History on Trial: My Day in Court with David Irving with Deborah Lipstadt

April 30 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Deborah E. Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory College Deborah received her B.A. from City College of New York (1969) and her M.A. (1972) and Ph.D. (1976) from Brandeis University. Professor Lipstadt is frequently called upon by the media to comment on a variety of matters. She has appeared Good Morning America, NPR’s Fresh Air, the BBC, Charlie Rose Show, and is a frequent contributor to and is widely quoted in a variety of newspapers…

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May 2018

NOON CONCERT: invoke – Emerging String Quartet Stanford Recital

May 2 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Described as “not classical…but not not classical,” invoke continues to successfully dodge even the most valiant attempts at genre classification. The ensemble’s other “not-nots” encompass traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz, and minimalism. invoke weaves all of these threads together to create truly unique contemporary repertoire, written by and for the group. invoke’s Stanford Recital will include traditional repertoire, as well as original compositions. (Program TBA.)

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Tim H. Barrett: “A Possible Buddhist Influence on Chinese Political Thought”

May 3 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Abstract: Much work has been done in recent decades on the way in which Chinese rulers made use of Buddhism to bolster their power, but in fact some Buddhist ideas concerning kingship found in South Asian materials were quite negative. China was in imperial times an autocracy in which such negativity towards kingship generally did not flourish. But if we look carefully, is there really no trace at all of these Buddhist ideas entering the Chinese tradition of political thought? …

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Krishan Kumar: Senior Flute Recital – NEW DATE!

May 4 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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First Friday

May 4 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

On the First Friday of every month during the academic year, the Cantor is open late for art-making, music, and more. Friday, May 4: Party with Leland Jr. for his 150th birthday. Friday, June 1: Relax at the end of the year at the annual Arts District Picnic.

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Taide Ding, piano: Senior Recital – NEW DATE!

May 5 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Senior Taide Ding performs piano works by Mozart and others.

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Blackfest 2018

May 5 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Stanford University’s Black Family Gathering Committee is a group of students who are impassioned by black art, music and culture and who embark on a yearly endeavor to share those values with the entire university community – both interracially and cross culturally. The committee’s trademark event is a concert called Blackfest, a festival on campus featuring clothing, food and jewelry vendors along with student performers, fashions shows, Black Greek step performances and Grammy-nominated recording artists. Blackfest presents students with a…

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Zoë Sonnenberg, soprano: Senior Voice Recital

May 5 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Zoë Sonnenberg, soprano, captures her four years at Stanford, in song. (Program TBA.)

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The Polish Roots of Right-Wing Zionism with Daniel Heller

May 8 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Daniel K. Heller, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at McGill University How interwar Poland and its Jewish youth were instrumental in shaping the ideology of right-wing Zionism By the late 1930s, as many as fifty thousand Polish Jews belonged to Betar, a youth movement known for its support of Vladimir Jabotinsky, the founder of right-wing Zionism. Poland was not only home to Jabotinsky’s largest following. The country also served as an inspiration and incubator for the development of right-wing Zionist…

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Piano Studio of Frederick Weldy

May 9 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Piano students of Frederick Weldy will be featured in this noontime recital. (Program TBA.) 

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The Ruined House with Ruby Namdar

May 10 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Ruby Namdar, author Ruby Namdar was born and raised in Jerusalem to a family of Iranian-Jewish heritage. His first book, Haviv (2000) won The Ministry of Culture’s Award for Best First Publication. His novel The Ruined House has won the Sapir Prize—Israel’s most prestigious literary award. In The Ruined House, an elegant NYU professor at the peak of his powers is reduced to a quivering puddle by a violent, unsought, yearlong spiritual awakening. Jumping between New York of 2000 and the Holy Temple…

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47th Annual Stanford Powwow and Art Market

May 11 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A celebration of Native American cultures including dance and music with more than 100 artist, food and information booth vendors. Booth vendors will begin opening by 5:00pm and Intertribal and competition dancing continues 7:00pm-11:00pm on Friday, Noon-10:00pm on Saturday, and Noon-6:00pm on Sunday. The 22nd Annual Stanford Powwow Fun Run/Walk will take place at 8:00am on Saturday, May 12.  These outdoor events will continue “rain or shine!”

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Victoria Ding: Flute Recital

May 11 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Victoria Ding performs works for flute, accompanied by staff pianist Lori Lack. Victoria is a sophomore from Saratoga, CA, studying Symbolic Systems. She has been playing the flute for ten years and currently studies with Alexandra Hawley. Additionally, she plays with the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and toured with them last summer to Mexico and Cuba.

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47th Annual Stanford Powwow and Art Market

May 12 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

A celebration of Native American cultures including dance and music with more than 100 artist, food and information booth vendors. Booth vendors will begin opening mid-morning and Intertribal and competition dancing continues 7:00pm-11:00pm on Friday, Noon-10:00pm on Saturday, and Noon-6:00pm on Sunday. The 22nd Annual Stanford Powwow Fun Run/Walk will take place at 8:00am on Saturday, May 12.  These outdoor events will continue “rain or shine!”

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Kyle Efken, baritone: Senior Voice Recital

May 12 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Kyle Efken presents his senior voice recital with accompanist Marie-Louise Catsalis, piano (Program TBA.)

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47th Annual Stanford Powwow and Art Market

May 13 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

A celebration of Native American cultures including dance and music with more than 100 artist, food and information booth vendors. Booth vendors will begin opening by mid-morning and Intertribal and competition dancing continues 7:00pm-10:00pm on Friday, Noon-10:00pm on Saturday, and Noon-6:00pm on Sunday. The 22nd Annual Stanford Powwow Fun Run/Walk will take place at 8:00am on Saturday, May 12.  These outdoor events will continue “rain or shine!”

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When Vilna was Young: Vilna’s Last Generation with Justin Cammy

May 14 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Justin Cammy is a literary and cultural historian with research and teaching interests in Yiddish and modern Jewish literatures, Eastern European Jewish history, and Zionism and contemporary Israel. He holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University and a B.A. in Middle Eastern studies from McGill University. In addition to appointments in Jewish studies and comparative literature, he also is a member of Smith’s Programs in Middle East studies, Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian studies, and American…

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What the Future Holds: In Conversation with Walter Mosley

May 15 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

What the Future Holds: In Conversation with Walter Mosley Novelist and social commentator Walter Mosley is best known for his crime fiction, and his indelible narrator, Easy Rawlins. But Mosley, a frequent social commentator and wide-ranging writer, is also a serious practitioner of Science Fiction. He employs the form not just to contemplate the culture as it was, but to envision the trends that might point to our future. These envisionings are rarely optimistic, but always prescient. Over the course…

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NOON CONCERT: Flute Students of Melody Holmes

May 16 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Flute students from Melody Holmes’s studio are featured in this noontime concert. (Program TBA.) 

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Rupert Gethin: “On Death and Rebirth, and What Happens in Between: Two Buddhist Accounts of Why it Matters”

May 17 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Abstract: Ancient Indian Buddhist thinkers for the most part took it as given that death was followed by rebirth, but they disagreed on whether death was followed immediately by rebirth or by an in between state (antarābhava). The lecture will consider two accounts of death and rebirth, both from the fourth to fifth centuries CE but representing the traditions of two different schools: (1) the account found in Vasubandhu’s Abhidharmakośa, which presents the traditions of the Sarvāstivāda school and advocates an in between state, and (2) the account found in the…

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David Lopez, tenor: Senior Voice Recital

May 17 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

David Lopez presents his senior voice recital (Program TBA.)

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NOON CONCERT: Voice Students of Claire Giovannetti

May 18 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Voice students of Claire Giovannetti perform in this noontime recital (Program TBA).

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Stanford Symphonic Chorus

May 18 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Stanford Symphonic Chorus, under the baton of Stephen M. Sano, offers Franz Joseph Haydn’s Missa Sancti Bernardi von Offida (“Heiligmesse”), an exuberant masterpiece dating from the composer’s late maturity. Also on the program is Haydn’s rarely-heard Violin Concerto No. 4 in G major (Hob. VIIa:4), featuring faculty soloist Joo-Mee Lee.

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Jazz Piano Studio of Murray Low: Spring Showcase

May 19 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Spring Jazz Piano showcase featuring the students of Murray Low will include standards and contemporary works.

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Stanford Symphonic Chorus

May 19 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Stanford Symphonic Chorus, under the baton of Stephen M. Sano, offers Franz Joseph Haydn’s Missa Sancti Bernardi von Offida (“Heiligmesse”), an exuberant masterpiece dating from the composer’s late maturity. Also on the program is Haydn’s rarely-heard Violin Concerto No. 4 in G major (Hob. VIIa:4), featuring faculty soloist Joo-Mee Lee.

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Oishi Banerjee, soprano: Senior Voice Recital

May 20 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Oishi Banerjee, soprano, presents her senior recital of songs by Wolf, J.S. Bach, Korngold, Fauré, Purcell, and Schubert; arias by Massenet, Handel, and Delibes; and musical theater selections. Her accompanists include Hope Casey-Allen, soprano; Maria English, mezzo-soprano; and Jason Griffin, piano.

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Making Hungary Great Again: State Building, Mass Violence, and the Irony of Global Holocaust Memory in Twentieth-Century Europe with Raz Segal

May 21 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Raz Segal, Assistant Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Sara and Sam Schoffer Professor of Holocaust Studies at Stockton University Dr. Segal is engaged in his work with the challenges of exploring the Holocaust as an integral part of modern processes of imperial collapse, the formation and occasional deformation of nation-states, and their devastating impact on the societies they sought (and seek) to break and remake. Integrative and comparative, his research stands at the intersection of modern European history, Holocaust scholarship, Genocide Studies, and Jewish history, and links the Holocaust to…

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墨境 Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang

May 23 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ink Worlds 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 genre whose achievements can already be documented. Caption: Irene Zhou (China, 1924–2011), Untitled, 1995. Ink on paper. Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang

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NOON CONCERT: Cello Students of Stephen Harrison

May 23 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Cello students are featured in this noontime concert. (Program TBA.)

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Victor Lin, piano

May 23 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Victor Lin performs Schubert’s Sonata in A major and other works.

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Stanford Jazz Orchestra

May 23 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Michael Galisatus directs the Stanford Jazz Orchestra’s program. (Program TBA.)

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The Origin of the Jews: The Quest for Roots in a Rootless Age with Steven P. Weitzman

May 24 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Steven Weitzman, Abraham M. Ellis Professor of Hebrew and Semitic Languages and Literatures, Ella Darivoff Director of the Katz Center of Advanced Judaic Studies at Pennsylvania University Prof. Weitzman specializes in the Hebrew Bible and the origins of Jewish culture. Recent publications include Surviving Sacrilege: Cultural Persistence in Jewish Antiquity(Harvard University Press, 2005); Religion and the Self in Antiquity (Indiana University Press, 2005); The Jews: A History (Prentice Hall, 2009); and a biography of King Solomon, part of the new “Jewish Lives” series, published by Yale University Press in…

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Oliver Freiberger: “Lines in Water? On Drawing Buddhism’s Boundaries in Ancient India”

May 24 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Abstract: This talk explores the ways in which religious agents – and modern scholars – distinguish religions. Illustrated by examples from ancient India, it will problematize the popular notion of blurred boundaries and suggest a multilayered approach for analyzing religious boundary-making. The paper argues that scholars should be prepared to find, even within one religious community, numerous and possibly conflicting ways of drawing a boundary between “us” and “them.” Bio: Dr. Oliver Freiberger is associate professor of Asian Studies and…

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NOON CONCERT: Harpsichord Studio of Elaine Thornburgh

May 25 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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

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Jake Gold, horn

May 25 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Jake Gold, horn, performs the following selections: Bernard Krol: Laudatio Schumann: Adagio and Allegro Johannes Brahms: Trio, op. 40 Nikolai Tcherepnin: selection from 6 Horn Quartets August Klughardt: Wind Quintet, op. 79

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Stephanie Fischer: Senior Composition Recital

May 27 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Compositions by senior Stephanie Fischer are featured. (Program and personnel TBA.)

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NOON CONCERT: Flute Students of Greer Ellison

May 30 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Flute students from Greer Ellison’s studio are featured in this noontime concert. (Program TBA.) 

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University Singers

May 30 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Robert Huw Morgan directs the University Singers’ performance of works by Handel.

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Spring Chamber Music Showcase

May 30 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ensembles from the Stanford Chamber Music program perform.

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Robert Daniel DeCaroli: “Snakes and the Rain: Nāga Imagery, Water Management, and Buddhist Rainmaking Rituals in Early South Asia”

May 31 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Abstract: When considering the water-related challenges that confronted the monks and architects involved with rock-cut monasteries, it becomes apparent that the veneration of nāgas complimented methods of hydraulic engineering designed to regulate the flow of water at the sites. The highly visible nature of this arrangement helps to explain the emergence of ritual texts, primarily dating to after the fourth century CE, in which Buddhist ritualists adopt the role of rainmakers. The ritualists invariably invoke a special relationship with the…

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June 2018

NOON CONCERT: Piano Studio of George Barth and Kumaran Arul

June 1 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Piano students of George Barth and Kumaran Arul will be featured in this noontime recital. (Program TBA.) 

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Stanford Jazz Combos

June 1 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Jim Nadel presents a Jazz Combo showcase, featuring standards and original works by a range of small ensembles.

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First Friday

June 1 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

On the First Friday of every month during the academic year, the Cantor is open late for art-making, music, and more. Friday, June 1: Relax at the end of the year at the annual Arts District Picnic.

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Hannah Choi, cello, with Lori Lack, piano

June 2 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Sophomore Hannah Choi, cello, performs in recital with Lori Lack, piano. Program Brahms: Sonata in F Major, Op. 99Piazzolla: The Grand TangoMassenet: Mediation from “Thais”Saint-Saëns: Aria from “Samson and Delilah”

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Kevin Sun, piano

June 2 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Kevin Sun performs piano works by Bach, Schubert, and Schoenberg.

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Stanford Wind Symphony: Spring Concert

June 2 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Giancarlo Aquilanti directs the Stanford Wind Symphony’s program in Bing Concert Hall.

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Stanford Chamber Chorale: In One Accord

June 2 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Stanford Chamber Chorale joins forces with University Organist, Dr. Robert Huw Morgan, in an evening celebrating choral music from the Anglican cathedral tradition. The program features George Dyson’s exuberant “Evening Canticles in D”; William Henry Harris’s radiant double-choir anthem “Faire is the heaven”; contemporary works by Ben Parry and Owain Park; and beloved British folk song arrangements by Holst, Grainger, Moeran, and others.

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Kathryne Jennings Voice Studio: Spring Recital

June 3 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Kathryne Jennings’s Voice Studio presents its Spring recital. Featured students include Stephanie Fischer, Tim Isaacs, Eve La Puma, Brenna McCulloch, Lorin Phillips, Kathlynn Simotas, Lark Wang, and Edric Zeng.

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Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble: Spring Concert

June 3 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble is dedicated to the performance, interpretation, and study of Afro-Latin music and its fusion with North American jazz. It is the ensemble’s belief that the evolution of “American music” is not indigenous to the United States but rather encompasses developments and influences from Latin and South America as well. Established in Winter 2008 by director Murray Low, the group has made rapid progress since its inception and is now one of the finest academic performing…

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Stanford Gu-zheng Ensemble

June 3 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Stanford Guzheng Ensemble is a group of Stanford students from all disciplines, drawn together by their interest in gu-zheng (Chinese harp). This instrument is considered the ancestor of other Asian instruments such as the Japanese koto. Led by renowned gu-zheng player Hui You, the ensemble explores both traditional and contemporary pieces for gu-zheng.

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The Composer-Performer: New Works Written and Performed by Stanford Composers

June 5 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The students of Music 323 (Doctoral Seminar in Composition) perform their own compositions (Program TBA).

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Early Music Singers

June 6 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

William Mahrt directs the Early Music Singers’ Spring program.

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Stanford Baroque Soloists and Convivium: “Fairest Isle” – Purcell’s King Arthur

June 7 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The chamber choir Convivium joins forces with the Stanford Baroque Soloists, under the direction of Anthony Martin, to present excerpts from Henry Purcell’s sparkling masque, King Arthur. Famed for his exquisite melodies and masterful sensitivity to the English language, Purcell was widely considered the greatest English composer of the Restoration period. King Arthur contains some of his most memorable music, including the chilling chromaticism of the “Frost Scene” and the dance air “Fairest Isle.”

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SLOrk: Stanford Laptop Orchestra

June 7 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) celebrates the conclusion of its season with a full-scale laptop orchestra concert in Bing Concert Hall. You are cordially invited for an evening of all-new works for the full ensemble of humans and laptops!

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Benjamin Salman, piano: Senior Recital

June 9 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Senior Benjamin Salman performs piano works (program TBA).

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