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May 2018

Stanford Gu-zheng Ensemble and Stanford Chinese Music Ensemble

May 26 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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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. The Stanford Chinese Music Ensemble is Stanford’s official student group committed to playing a variety of traditional Chinese instruments and music. Conducted and directed by Hui You,…

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Joshua Spayd, saxophone – NEW DATE!

May 26 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Joshua Spayd performs works by Bach, Borodin, Debussy, and others arranged for solo saxophone and sax quartet.

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Chris Yoon: Senior Conducting Recital

May 26 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Senior Chris Yoon will conduct a large ensemble for his conducting recital. Program  Strauss: Serenade, Op. 7 Stravinsky: Septet Schwartz: Selections from “Wicked”

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Karen Bentley Pollick – NEW DATE!

May 26 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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This concert celebrates current CCRMA faculty and graduate student composers and their mentors with new compositions for violin, electronics, and video by Mark Kopytman, Jonathan Berger, Ayal Adler, Christopher Jette, Constantin Basica, and Chris Lortie, as well as Nina C. Young of New York Women Composers, recipient of the 2015 Rome Prize and in residence at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga in June 2018. Both Jonathan Berger and Ayal Adler studied with the renowned Israeli composer Mark Kopytman. Adler is currently…

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Stephanie Fischer: Senior Composition Recital – NEW VENUE!

May 27 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Compositions by senior Stephanie Fischer are featured. (Program and personnel TBA.) | Note: This event has been moved to CCRMA Stage.

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Constantin Basica: DMA Final Project Presentation

May 29 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Title: Symbiotic Encounters between Performers and MediaAbstract: In my recent works, I have been exploring different ways of engaging performers and media—specifically video—into mutually beneficial interrelations on stage. Whether direct or indirect, literal or metaphorical, the connections between performers and digital entities have both generated and been engendered by musical and narrative structures. In this presentation, I will talk about such interrelations and their impact on concept and form in two large-scale compositions that constitute my DMA Final Project: Knot an Opera! (2016) for…

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#ME TOO: A Conversation with Tarana Burke

May 29 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Institute for Diversity in the Arts invites you to a special evening exploring the arts and social justice Tuesday May 29, 2018 #metoo: An evening with Tarana Burke Cubberley Auditorium 6pm-7:30pm Open to the public Tarana Burke is an African American civil rights activist, who In 2006 began using the phrase “Me Too”, to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual abuse and assault in society.  The phrase has since developed into a broader movement, following the 2017 use of…

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NOON CONCERT: Flute Students of Greer Ellison

May 30 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Flute students from Greer Ellison’s studio are featured in this noontime concert. (Program TBA.) 

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墨境 Ink Worlds: Gallery Talk Series

May 30 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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Michael Knight, consulting curator of the Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Collection, discusses the history of the collection. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang, which considers ink painting from the 1960s through the present, examining salient visual features and international connections, as well as the ongoing impact of historical techniques, materials, and themes. In so doing, the exhibition addresses not only the capacity of ink painting…

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Trust, Transparency & Technology Panel Series: Trust and Transparency in Human – AI Collaborations

May 30 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Information technologies are expanding the parameters of media, pervading our environments, our systems, and our daily lives. The direct connection between people and their data is now brokered via algorithms. Machine learning, pattern recognition, and sensor driven applications play out behind the scenes. Understanding the conditions that help to build trust is a worthy challenge for the open, non-linear, multi-faceted, and globally connected world we live in. Trust, Transparency & Technology is a series of panel discussions that delve into…

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University Singers

May 30 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Robert Huw Morgan directs the University Singers’ performance of two major works by Handel: Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne and the “Utrecht” Te Deum. Featured soloists include Tonia D’Amelio, soprano; Heidi Waterman, alto; Corey Head, tenor; and Jeffrey Fields, bass.

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Spring Chamber Music Showcase

May 30 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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
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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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As I Walk Through the Valley: A History of Underground Music in the South Texas Borderlands

May 31 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Join us for this exclusive screening of the new documentary film, As I Walk Through the Valley: A History of Underground Music in the South Texas Borderlands. Spanning forty years of music history and border life, the film is the first comprehensive look at the vibrant underground rock scenes of the Rio Grande Valley. Filmmakers Ronnie Garza and Charlie Vela will discuss their work after the screening. Dinner will be served.

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On the Record: Anderson Artists and the LP Era featuring Loren Schoenberg, founding Director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem

May 31 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Loren Schoenberg returns for another installment of his series of talks on Jazz and post-war American Art. Take a look at the visual identity associated with jazz on album covers from the 1950s!

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The Rhetoric of Intertexuality and Doubtful Authority

May 31 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Diana Darab is the director of policy at Health Research for Action at the University of California, Berkeley. She wrote Moments and Memories,  a collection of bilingual poetry in English and Farsi. With an eye on Jacques Derrida’s philosophy of language, this lecture traces relations of contrasts and the possibilities of semantic and syntactic combinations in three texts: William Faulkner’s “The Sound and the Fury,” Houshang Golshiri’s “Shazdeh Ehtejab,” and Alain Robbe-Grillet’s “Topology of a Phantom City.” Part of the Stanford…

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On the Record: Anderson Artists and the LP Era featuring Loren Schoenberg, founding Director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem

May 31 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Loren Schoenberg returns for another installment of his series of talks on Jazz and post-war American Art. Take a look at the visual identity associated with jazz on album covers from the 1950s!

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Camera as Witness Presents documentray about gun violence – NEWTOWN

May 31 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Camera as Witness program presents HUMANITY IS INDIVISIBLE series NEWTOWN(85 min) US     Director: Kim A. SnyderProducers: Kim A. Snyder, Maria Cuomo Cole, Nick Stuart, Carolanne Dolan, Mara Sandler, Jamie Wolf On December 14, 2012, a disturbed young man committed a horrific mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut that took the lives of twenty elementary school children and six educators. Filmed over the course of nearly three years, Newtown uses deeply personal, never-before-heard testimonies to tell the story of the aftermath…

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Camera as Witness Presents documentray about gun violence – NEWTOWN

May 31 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Camera as Witness program presents HUMANITY IS INDIVISIBLE series NEWTOWN(85 min) US     Director: Kim A. SnyderProducers: Kim A. Snyder, Maria Cuomo Cole, Nick Stuart, Carolanne Dolan, Mara Sandler, Jamie Wolf On December 14, 2012, a disturbed young man committed a horrific mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut that took the lives of twenty elementary school children and six educators. Filmed over the course of nearly three years, Newtown uses deeply personal, never-before-heard testimonies to tell the story of the aftermath…

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Tender Buttons: Helen Newby and Daniel King

May 31 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tender Buttons is cellist Helen Newby and percussionist Dan King, along with various devices / electronics.  Program Thomas Meadowcroft: Plain Moving Landfill  Julie Herndon: (new work)  Peter Swendsen: (new work)  Celeste Oram: (new work)  Malin Bang: arching  Sam Pluta: Switches

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GRID

May 31 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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GRID is a laser project to provoke reflection about the relationship between science and nature, and the ethical boundaries between the two. The installation will innovate collaboration between artistic and technological communities, and function as a space for contemplation, socialization, and interdisciplinary dialogue. Curated projection evenings will be designed as both social and artistic events, and include dates important in the life of Mary Shelley. This special event is part of the Frankenstein@200 Initiative.

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June 2018

The 2018 AABS Conference at Stanford University: The 100th Anniversary of Baltic Independence

June 1 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

The Stanford University Libraries will be hosting a conference at Stanford University that will celebrate two important milestones – the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS) and the 100th anniversary of independence of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The 2018 AABS conference at Stanford University: The 100th Anniversary of Baltic Independence will bring together scholars interested in Baltic studies from all over the world and foster collaboration between Baltic and Stanford researchers. The…

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NOON CONCERT: Piano Studio of George Barth and Kumaran Arul

June 1 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Piano students of George Barth and Kumaran Arul will be featured in this noontime recital. (Program TBA.) 

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EXHIBIT OPENING: Our Dark Materials: Rediscovering an Egyptian Collection

June 1 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Student curators discuss their work creating the archaeology exhibit Our Dark Materials: Rediscovering an Egyptian Collection. New examination of a forgotten collection provides insight into experiences of ordinary Egyptians in daily life and death. It features original artifacts collected by the Stanford family and others around the turn of the 20th century. Welcome & Curator Talks 3-4:30 PMExhibit Open until 5:30 PM

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Stanford Jazz Combos

June 1 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Jim Nadel presents this Jazz Combo showcase, featuring jazz standards, blues, and original material by a range of small ensembles.

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