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January 2019

Luis Fred and Trombones de Costa Rica: Masterclass

January 30 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Trombones de Costa Rica (TCR) is an internationally established chamber music group. Since its foundation in 1991, it has thrilled audiences with educational and innovative programing that includes a wide range of musical genres. TCR has been heard throughout the world in venues such as Teatro Nacional and Teatro Melico Salazar (Costa Rica), Teatro Nacional (Ecuador), Centro de Bellas Artes (Puerto Rico), Teatro Xochipili (Mexico), and the Teatro Manuel de Falla (Spain). TCR has maintained a touring presence in the…

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Luis Fred and the Trombones de Costa Rica

January 30 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Trombones de Costa Rica (TCR) is an internationally established chamber music group. Since its foundation in 1991, it has thrilled audiences with educational and innovative programing that includes a wide range of musical genres. TCR has been heard throughout the world in venues such as Teatro Nacional and Teatro Melico Salazar (Costa Rica), Teatro Nacional (Ecuador), Centro de Bellas Artes (Puerto Rico), Teatro Xochipili (Mexico), and the Teatro Manuel de Falla (Spain). TCR has maintained a touring presence in the…

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February 2019

Experience Forgiveness: Sound Healing for the Heart

February 12 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Fred Luskin, PhD, director of the Stanford Forgiveness Project, and operatic sound healer Donatella Moltisanti, for an educational and experiential class on the healing power of forgiveness. Forgiveness has been shown to reduce anger, hurt, depression and stress, and lead to greater feelings of optimism, hope, compassion and self confidence. Dr. Luskin will share the principles and applications of forgiveness, then go on to share both scientific research and clinical anecdotes showing how the mind-body-spirit connection makes forgiveness a key part of overall…

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The Power of the Pause Meditation Retreat at Stanford

February 23 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

For thousands of years, people have taken contemplative retreats, time spent away from one’s normal life, for the purpose of cultivating resilience and equanimity, while deepening meaning, compassion, and wisdom. This Saturday immersion retreat offers you the experience of listening deeply to your body, spirit, and mind while being guided by an experienced teacher in a beautiful setting. Within the nourishing atmosphere and beauty of Stanford’s campus, a combination of teaching, practice, and reflection provides a transformative learning experience. Join us for contemplative practice…

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March 2019

Creativity as Your Personal Well-Being Strategy

March 7 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

We all need more creativity – to solve problems, start important projects, repair relationship challenges, help others in need, and simply to be the fullest possible expression of ourselves. Thanks to significant research in disease prevention, we now know that creativity is also good for our health. Finding our creative flow in artistic or other soul-satisfying endeavors makes our immune system stronger, our cardiovascular system more efficient, and our cognitive function sharper and more clear. In this 3-session course (*3.5…

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Sound Immersion Experience – Gongs and Singing Bowls

March 7 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Guests will lie down in Savasana to experience the sound vibrations of singing bowls, gongs, and chimes as they guide us into a deep meditation. The vibrations pass through our bodies, opening blockages and allowing our minds to quiet. A wide range of ancient world traditions from Confucianism to the Pythagoreans’ claim that sound can not only ‘tune the soul’ but affect our cosmological and social worlds as well. The physiological impact of sound on the body, emotions, and cognition is apparent. Through the…

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Voice Masterclass with Brian Thorsett, tenor

March 11 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This masterclass for Stanford voice students is free and open to the public. Brian Thorsett has been hailed as “a strikingly gifted tenor, with a deeply moving, unblemished voice” (sfmusicjournal.com), excelling in opera, oratorio, and recital across the world. Since taking to the operatic stage, he has been seen and heard in over 100 diverse operatic roles, ranging from Monteverdi to Britten, back to Rameau and ahead again to works composed specifically for his talents. Closely associated with expanding the vocal-chamber…

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