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January 2018

Shenson Recital Series: Angela Brower, mezzo-soprano, and Eckart Sellheim, piano

January 21 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Program Dvořák: Zigeunermelodien Berlioz: Les nuits d’été Copland: Old American Songs Alban Berg: Sieben frühe Lieder Rising American mezzo-soprano Angela Brower was raised in Arizona. Her career started as a young artist singing at the Glimmerglass Opera Young American Artists Program in 2008. She was then invited to join the Opera Studio at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, where she later became a member of the ensemble during 2010-16. Her portrayal of Dorabella in Così fan tutte earned her particular attention leading to…

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Angela Brower, mezzo-soprano: Voice Masterclass

January 22 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This masterclass for Stanford students is free and open to the public. Rising American mezzo-soprano Angela Brower‘s career started as a young artist singing at the Glimmerglass Opera Young American Artists Program in 2008. She later joined the Opera Studio at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. Her well-received portrayal of Dorabella in Così fan tutte led to her receiving the prestigious Munich Festival Prize in 2009.

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Christopher Jette and Matt Wright: “the first time you closed your eyes”

January 22 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us as CCRMA’s Christopher Jette and Matt Wright present an evening of improvised electro-acoustic music in conjunction with flutist Jane Rigler. “the first time you closed your eyes” provides a contemplative point of departure for the sonic explorations. The two approx. 22 minute sets take advantage of the 64-channel array of speakers on the CCRMA Stage. The performance will combine flute, a monochord, and a cybernetically-controlled feedback network.

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Claire Messud Reading, part of the Lane Lecture Series

January 22 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Claire Messud’s five novels include The Emperor’s Children, a New York Times Book of the Year in 2006; The Woman Upstairs (2013); and, most recently, The Burning Girl (2017). She is also the author of a book of novellas, The Hunters (2001). Twice a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award a recipient of the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, and of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, she teaches creative writing at Harvard University. She…

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CESTA Seminar | C. Brown “A walk with Horton in the 19th century using virtual reality and geospatial tools”

January 23 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm

Using digital tools, virtual reality, and augmented reality, Dr. Brown enters into the life of the slave poet and Black Holocaust Survivor, George Moses Horton. This lecture tracks Horton’s life from his early days as an oral poet to his later written poetryand takes stock of how this dynamic figure not only changed the history of the American South but continues to resonate in spoken word and hiphop. Cecil Brown was born in Bolton, a farm village near Wilmington, North…

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African-American Automobility: The Dangerous Freedom of the Open Road

January 23 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Department of Art & Art History presents, African-American Automobility: The Dangerous Freedom of the Open Road, an exhibition of solo works by Jonathan Calm. On view January 23 through March 18, 2018 with a reception on Thursday, January 25, 5-7pm. Jonathan Calm is a visual artist and assistant professor in Photography at the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University. His interests include urban architecture and housing, and he is currently developing new work around the representation…

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FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement

January 23 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Frankenstein@200 Film Series will screen the critically acclaimed documentary FIXED, followed by a panel discussion on its provocative themes. 

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Framing in Time: Photographs from the Cantor Arts Center Reimagined

January 24 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Each of the short, student-made films in this exhibition will appropriate and reimagine a photograph from the Cantor’s collection. Striving to shed new light on the original context of the photographs, the films will be shown alongside the Cantor photographs that served as their inspiration. The short films were made by Stanford students in Assistant Professor of Art Srdan Keca’s “Archival Cinema” class during fall quarter 2017.

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Creating AI Conversations Panel Series: Personality and Voice in AI

January 24 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI) personalities are playing an increasing role in our everyday lives. In addition to our personal assistants, industries such as education, healthcare, hospitality, transportation, and law are using AI to varying degrees. As conversational AI becomes integrated in our society, we need to give serious thought to mindfully creating these personalities and conversations. These are personalities that are not only going to be keeping us company and helping to make our daily lives easier, but coaching us…

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Rooted Words Reading Series: “All the things I forgot to remember”

January 24 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Rooted Words is like a karaoke version of a typical literary reading. Everyone is welcome to contribute a short reading of their own writing, 5 minutes or so, in any genre–fiction, non-fiction, poetry, songs, stories, journalism, anything. We set a loose theme each session, and then don’t worry very much whether readers stick to it. Readings can be new or old; personal or academic; environmental, scientific, agricultural, or otherwise. Please come and bring something to share: your words, food or…

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DLCL Winter Film Series Screening: Tangerine (2015) Sean Baker

January 24 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tangerine, directed by Sean Baker in 2015, is famous partly for the fact it was shot completely on the iPhone 5. The film is also infamous for its zany comedy, touching moments of vulnerability, and complex portrayal of life spent working the street as it follows two transgender sex workers and their colleagues, lovers, and clients. Discussion will focus on analyzing the relationships between gender and sexuality, love and friendship, body and performance. We will also address the intersections of…

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Another Look Book Club: Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus”

January 24 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Two hundred years ago, 20-year-old Mary Shelley published her masterpiece, Frankenstein. It was an immediate popular success. The book would rock the world, and inspire films, theater adaptations, television shows, video games, sequels, and spinoffs. But today’s public conception of the hero may owe more to Boris Karloff’s iconic 1931 film role than to the “the Creature” that Shelley created in her classic, with its complicated and troubling humanity. Shelley’s tale has proved timely, even prophetic, given our current concerns about artificial stem cells,…

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Another Look: Frankenstein

January 24 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Stanford’s Another Look Club revisits Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein 200 years after its publication. 

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Robert Huw Morgan Organ Recital

January 24 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Robert Huw Morgan will be performing the magnificent Organ Mass by Nicolas de Grigny (1672-1703)

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Intermedia Workshop Intervention / Installation

January 24 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

What does it mean to intervene or completely transform a space so that it embodies something familiar, yet something other? How can the rearrangement of objects and sound bend our understanding of the world around us in new and unexpected ways? Join us as Intermedia Workshop students present a dynamic range of interventions and installations throughout the halls, rooms, and corridors at CCRMA in an attempt to provoke the intricacies of human perception in relation to physical space. 

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Opening Reception | African-American Automobility: The Dangerous Freedom of the Open Road

January 25 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Department of Art & Art History presents, African-American Automobility: The Dangerous Freedom of the Open Road, an exhibition of solo works by Jonathan Calm. On view January 23 through March 18, 2018 with a reception on Thursday, January 25, 5-7pm. Jonathan Calm is a visual artist and assistant professor in Photography at the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University. His interests include urban architecture and housing, and he is currently developing new work around the representation…

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Loren Schoenberg on Sonny Rollins and Stephen Foster

January 25 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Founding Director of the Jazz Museum of Harlem talks about the connections between Jazz and Modern Art. He is a  saxophonist, conductor, author, educator, and jazz historian. He has won two Grammy Awards for Best Album Notes and is the founding director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. He will focus on Sonny Rollins quoting Stephen Foster in a mid-50s recording. He will explore the life of jazz in mid-century, and a look at how the art and music is tied together.

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The Concept of Love in Medieval Persian Sufi Poetry

January 25 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Dr. Bahman Solati has taught Persian Language and Literature at several universities. He discusses the concept of love and the definition of the beloved in medieval Persian poetry. His books include: Persian Words of Wisdom, The Rubayyiat of Hakim Umar Khayyam, and The Reception of Hafiz, and his newest book The Wine Goblet of Hafez. Part of the Stanford Festival of Iranian Arts

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Heterogeneous Critique; A Proposal from a Latin American(ist) Point of View

January 26 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Speaker: Dr. Friedhelm Schmidt-Welle By introducing the concept of “heterogeneous critique”, I propose a theoretical and methodological framework and an alternative to universalist approaches in literary and cultural criticism, approaches which even include the trend to apply Anglo-Saxon postcolonialist positions on Latin American cultures. I will analyze the decline of universalist theory exemplified by the crisis of literary history and the emergence of a new regionalism in Latin American cultural critique which tries to overcome the invisibility of local theoretical…

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

January 26 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

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 (next to Hoover Tower). Click here for more information about the exhibition. More dates in this series: February 16 at 12PM February 23 at 12PM

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Angles on Art: Nick Cave’s Soundsuit

January 26 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Stanford graduate students George Philip LeBourdais (Art History), Brooke Durham (History), and Andrew Watts (Music) discuss the Cantor’s object through their unique disciplinary perspectives. Meet in the Friedenrich Family Gallery, on the second floor. Image: Nick Cave (U.S.A., b. 1959), Soundsuit, 2015. Mixed media including beaded and sequined garments, fabric, hair, and found objects. Collection of Kaitlyn and Mike Krieger, L.5.1.2017

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CCRMA Winter Concert I

January 26 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

CCRMA presents two concerts of new and classic multichannel music deployed on 24.8 speakers from the GRAIL speaker system – the Giant Radial Array for Immersive Listening. (Program and artists TBA.)

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Panel: The Life and Work of Manuel Neri

January 27 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Those who have worked closely with the artist discuss his seven decade long career, the trajectory of his work, and his life as an artist working with the figure. Panelists include: Jock Reynolds; Director, Yale University Art Gallery Cathy Kimball; Director, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Phil Linares, former curator at the Oakland Museum of California Anne Kohs, Co-Trustee of The Manuel Neri Trust. A dance performance by movement troupe Chocolate Heads, inspired by Manuel Neri’s sculptures, will follow the…

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CCRMA Winter Concert II

January 27 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

CCRMA presents two concerts of new and classic multichannel music deployed on 24.8 speakers from the GRAIL speaker system – the Giant Radial Array for Immersive Listening. (Program and artists TBA.)

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Charles Ferguson, guitar: A Grand Baroque Suite

January 27 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Stanford guitar faculty Charles Ferguson performs movements from Bach’s keyboard, lute, violin, and violoncello suites.

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Introduction to Wikidata

January 30 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In this workshop, Alex Stinson will introduce how Wikidata, a linked open database describing over 42 million concepts, works and can be used to advance cultural heritage and research projects. As part of the workshop, he will introduce the data structure, how to contribute, several tactics for matching data from authorities, and the query service.  ALEX STINSON is the GLAM-Wiki Strategist at the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit that supports Wikipedia. He develops infrastructure, capacity and best practices for Wikimedia’s global…

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Sound Health: Music, Neurology, and Wellness with Renée Fleming

January 30 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Prior to her Bing Concert Hall recital, beloved soprano Renée Fleming will speak about her work with the National Institutes of Health exploring the connections between music and neurological health, joined by Dr. Charles Limb Chief of Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery at UCSF.

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Working Metal in 20th-Century Sculpture

January 31 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Metal sculpture created directly by the artist’s hand is the focus of a new exhibition by Sydney Skelton Simon, a PhD candidate in the Department of Art & Art History, whose proposal was selected in the fall. Featuring small-scale sculptures, photographs, and sound recordings, this exhibition explores modes of working with metal that depart from more traditional casting methods.

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Africa Table – ‘N’appartenir’ or the Impossible Sense of Belonging

January 31 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join the Center for African Studies for our weekly lunchtime lecture series. Speaker: Karim Miské, Filmmaker & Writer, FSI-Humanities Center International Visitor, 2017-18, Stanford University Karim Miské is film-maker and novelist. Miské made a number of documentaries for twenty years on a wide range of issues including colonial legacies, hip hop culture, informal economy, freedom of press, and bioethics. His widely-acclaimed debut novel Arab Jazz (2012) won the English PEN Award. His recent works are autobiographical graphical novels N’appartenir (“Unbelonging”, 2015) and S’appartenir (“Belonging”, 2016). Miské is FSI-Humanities Center…

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DLCL Winter Film Series Screening: Paris Is Burning (1990) Jennie Livingston

January 31 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Jennie Livingston’s documentary Paris is Burning explores the Golden Age of underground drag balls in New York City in the 1980s through a series of touching interviews and performances. This documentary was selected for preservation by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” in its portrayal of African-American and Latino queer culture as well as a intimate look at the survival strategies and artistic practices of gay and transgender communities. Discussion will focus on analyzing the…

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A Jewish Musical Journey with Yanky and Shulem Lemmer

January 31 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund Lecture This concert will be followed by a conversation with Mark L. Kligman, Professor and  Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music in Ethnomusicology and Musicology at UCLA and Jeremiah Lockwood, PhD candidate in Education and Jewish Studies. Mark Kligman specializes in the liturgical traditions of Middle Eastern Jewish communities and various areas of popular Jewish music.  He has published on the liturgical music of Syrian Jews in Brooklyn in journals as well as his…

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A Reading with Louise Glück, the Mohr Visiting Poet

January 31 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Louise Glück is one of America’s most honored contemporary poets. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Glück is a former Poet Laureate of the United States and the author of a dozen widely acclaimed books. Stephen Dobyns, writing in the New York Times Book Review, said “no American poet writes better than Louise Glück, perhaps none can lead us so deeply into our own nature.” Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Hass has called her “one of the purest and most accomplished lyric…

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February 2018

Stanford Engaged Scholarship Conference: (Re)Thinking Engaged Scholarship and Participatory Citizenship

February 1 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 3rd Annual Stanford Engaged Scholarship Conference highlights engaged scholarship and scholar-activism in institutions of higher education and in the community. We define engaged scholarship as diverse research, pedagogy, and creative performance—conducted in partnership with public, non-profit, or private stakeholders—focused on addressing critical social issues and contributing to the public good. The most up-to-date schedule can be found on the conference website. Admission is free, and attendees are encouraged to RSVP by Monday, January 29th.  This year’s conference theme focuses…

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International Discussion Series Talk with Alexander Key: Current State of Arabic Poetry

February 1 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Current State of Arabic Poetry Join us for a talk with Alexander Key, who is currently teaching a survey of Arabic poetry from 550 to 2017. He is an assistant Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature in the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages at Stanford, and his book “Language Between God and the Poets” will come out from Berkeley later this year. Alexander is currently working on comparative poetics across English and Arabic, and has written a number of…

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Democracy in Iran: Why It Failed and How It Might Succeed

February 1 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Misagh Parsa is a professor of Sociology at Dartmouth College. He discusses the causes of the 1979 Revolution, its social, economic and political outcomes; revisits the Green Movement and the causes of its failure; and offers likely paths for future development and democratization. His most recent book is Democracy in Iran: Why It Failed and How It Might Succeed (2016).

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Friends of Music present A Tribute to Fritz Kreisler

February 2 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Stuart Canin, Martin Stoner, and Mark Volkert are the featured violinists for “A Tribute to Fritz Kreisler”. Kreisler, an Austrian-born violinist and composer, was one of the most noted violin masters of his day and regarded as one of the greatest violin masters of all time. He was known for his sweet tone and expressive phrasing.  Stuart Canin, the distinguished violinist who served for over a decade as concertmaster of the S.F. Symphony, and who now heads up the New Century…

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Hi5: The Annual First-Year MFA Exhibition

February 6 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

On view, February 6-March 25, with a reception on Thursday, February 8, from 5-7PM. This annual group exhibition introduces the five first-year MFA students in Art Practice. “Join me in celebrating the diverse and ambitious work of our first-year MFA students. This exhibition reveals their dedication to push the boundaries of what art is through formal, social, and political concerns. Collectively, they reveal how integral art is to our culture and elevate the arts at Stanford.” – Terry Berlier, Curator…

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Artist’s Salon featuring Chang-rae Lee

February 6 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Novelist and Stanford Professor Chang-rae Lee will talk about the women characters in several of his novels and read selections from the books.  In particular he will discuss the protagonists of two novels, of June in The Surrendered, and Fan in On Such a Full Sea.   Join us for a lively presentation and conversation with the audience about contemporary literature and gender. This event is free and open to the public. Click here to rsvp.

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The Matter of Photography in the Americas

February 7 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Featuring artists from twelve different countries, this exhibition presents a wide range of creative responses to photography as an artistic medium and a communicative tool uniquely suited to modern media landscapes and globalized economies. The artists in this exhibition resist the impulse to “document” or “photograph anew” the world immediately around them. Instead, they employ a wide range of materials — from prints and drawings to photocopies and audio installations — to highlight the ways in which photography shapes our…

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NOON CONCERT: Flute Students of Melody Holmes

February 7 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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Zéphyros Winds: Masterclass – NEW TIME!

February 7 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This masterclass for wind students will be led by Zéphyros Winds, one of America’s most distinguished chamber ensembles. Note: This event was resecheduled from 1:00 p.m.

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DLCL Winter Film Series Screening: The Damned (1969) Luchino Visconti

February 7 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Damned, or La caduta degli dei, is the first of Luchino Visconti’s German Trilogy and focuses on the industrialist family of the Essenbecks and their business dealings with the Nazi Party. Infamous for Martin’s drag performance of Marlene Dietrich in “The Blue Angel,” this film’s portrayal of the political and moral corruption and sexual deviance that corresponds with the Nazi rise to power offers a beautiful, albeit difficult to watch moment in cinema history. Discussion will focus on analyzing the relationships between…

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Zéphyros Winds

February 7 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Zéphyros Winds, one of America’s distinguished chamber ensembles, brings together five of the finest wind players of their generation to present insightful programs drawn from the wide spectrum of chamber music for winds.  Program György​ ​Ligeti: Six​ ​Bagatelles​ ​for​ ​Wind​ ​Quintet​; Ten​ ​Pieces​ ​for​ ​Wind​ ​Quintet​ Wolfgang​ ​Amadeus​ ​Mozart: Quintet​ ​in​ ​C​ ​minor​ ​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​…

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Because I Said So: Exploring Power and Powerlessness in Rabbinic Thought with Rabba Yaffa Epstein

February 8 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Yaffa Epstein, Director of Education, North America for the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies  Yaffa received Rabbinic Ordination from Yeshivat Maharat and holds a Law Degree from Bar-Ilan University. She has studied at the Pardes Kollel, the Advanced Talmud Institute at Matan and the Talmud Department of Hebrew University. Yaffa has been a teacher of Talmud, Jewish law, and Liturgy at Pardes for over a decade, and has served as the Director of the Beit Midrash at the Dorot Fellowship in Israel. She…

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Opening Reception | Hi5: The Annual First-Year MFA Exhibition

February 8 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

On view, February 6-March 25, with a reception on Thursday, February 8, from 5-7PM. This annual group exhibition introduces the five first-year MFA students in Art Practice. “Join me in celebrating the diverse and ambitious work of our first-year MFA students. This exhibition reveals their dedication to push the boundaries of what art is through formal, social, and political concerns. Collectively, they reveal how integral art is to our culture and elevate the arts at Stanford.” – Terry Berlier, Curator…

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Phillip E. Bloom: “Born in the Latter Days of the Dharma: Ecology and Eternity in a Song-Dynasty Buddhist Monastery”

February 8 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Abstract: What are the spatial and temporal environments of a Chinese Buddhist monastery? What place does nature hold therein? To answer these questions, this talk will examine Shizhuanshan (Dazu County, Chongqing Municipality), a hilltop sanctuary in southwestern China constructed by a wealthy layman in the late eleventh century. It will argue that at Shizhuanshan, architecture, image, and text work together to transform the natural environment itself into a site for the eternal performance of Buddhist ritual. Bio: Phillip E. Bloom…

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Your Computer is on Fire: Critical Perspectives on Computing and New Media

February 9 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Your Computer is on Fire is a 1-day intensive workshop addressing a wide variety of themes centrally important to Media Studies, the History of Computing, Communication, STS, Anthropology, Gender and Sexuality, and Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, among others. Topics will include: – Machine Ethics– Algorithmic Politics– Techno-racial formations– Dialect normativity– Critical Media– and more CONFIRMED SPEAKERS Benjamin Peters, University of Tulsa Halcyon M. Lawrence, Georgia Institute of Technology 
 Marie Hicks, University of Wisconsin-Madison  Mitali Thakor, Northwestern University Safiya…

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Wooden Fish Ensemble

February 9 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Wooden Fish Ensemble performs works by Boudewijn Buckinx, Hyo-shin Na, and Arnold Schoenberg, as well as Japanese folk songs.

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Stem Cell Revolutions

February 13 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Frankenstein@200 Film Series will be screening the critically acclaimed documentary Stem Cell Revolutions. 

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Talking about a Revolution: Gallery Talk Series

February 14 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Love & Revolution This Valentine’s Day gallery talk with Samira Bozorgi, assistant archivist for exhibitions, Hoover Institution Library & Archives, focuses on some of the couples who appear in the exhibition including Catherine the Great and Peter III, Nicolas and Lascelle de Basily, and Soviet avant-garde artist couple Valentina Kulagina and Gustav Klutsis. 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…

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Gallery Talk: Rodin: Shock of the Modern Body

February 14 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The MonumentsPlease join Melissa A. Yuen, Curatorial Fellow for American and European Art to 1900, for a discussion about The Gates of Hell in Rodin: Shock of the Modern Body. At the time of his death, Auguste Rodin (France, 1840-1917) was counted among the most renowned artists in the world. A century later, after numerous reassessments by generations of art historians, Rodin continues to be recognized for making figurative sculpture modern by redefining the expressive capacity of the human form. This installation…

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DLCL Winter Film Series Screening: The Brand New Testament (2015) Jaco Van Dormael

February 14 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Jaco Van Dormael’s The Brand New Testament is a curious dark comedy that considers the unpleasant home life and cruel working habits of God, who happens to live in Brussels. When God’s control of humanity is wrested away by his rebellious daughter Ea, who lets everyone know the time of their death, chaos and many moments of joy and self-exploration follow. Discussion will focus on analyzing the relationships between gender and sexuality, love and friendship, body and performance. We will also…

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Reflections on the Origins of the Iranian Revolution of 1979

February 15 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Michael Axworthy is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies and the co-director of the Centre for Persian and Iranian Studies at the University of Exeter. He discusses different explanations for, and interpretations of, the 1979 revolution, with a particular look at the significance of religion. His most recent book is Iran: What Everyone Needs to Know (2017). *Image taken from cover of book Revolutionary Iran by Professor Axworthy

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NOON CONCERT: Voice Students of Claire Giovannetti

February 16 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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

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Students of the Wendy Hillhouse Vocal Studio – NEW VENUE!

February 17 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Students of Wendy Hillhouse Vocal Studio present the program “Songs and Scenes by Sondheim—A Cabaret Show”. Note: This event has been moved from Campbell Recital Hall to Braun Rehearsal Hall.

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Pioneers in Educational Globe-trotting: Stanford Travel/Study at 50

February 20 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Stanford Travel/Study began in 1968, at a time when Stanford, like many universities, was the site of student unrest. Rixford Snyder, ’30, MA ’34, PhD ’40, historian and retired dean of admissions, had recently taken over programming for the alumni summer college. He had the idea to hold the summer program on a riverboat in Europe—alumni and their families would listen to lectures while cruising the Rhine River. That trip inspired a whole program of international travel led by Stanford…

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NOON CONCERT: Piano Studio of Frederick Weldy

February 21 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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

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DLCL Winter Film Series Screening: Tomboy (2011) Céline Sciamma

February 21 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tomboy is a touching drama written and directed by Céline Sciamma that follows the difficulties of childhood sexuality and gender identity as tomboy Laure moves to a new neighborhood and a new identity. Sciamma’s film tenderly treats its subject with honest and heartfelt representations of the many emotions and transformations of adolescence. Discussion will focus on analyzing the relationships between gender and sexuality, love and friendship, body and performance. We will also address the intersections of gender, sexuality, race, and…

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Heather Blair: “What Counts? Buddhism, Picturebooks, and Japanese Culture”

February 22 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Abstract: Jokes about hell, fake sutras that, though specious, exert miraculous effects, and stories about a bodhisattva who is as well loved for his failures as for his assistance. These and other playful engagements with Buddhist ideas and imagery pervade picturebooks from Japan’s secular mainstream. But do they count as Buddhist? Focusing on picturebooks published for children from the 1960s to the present, this talk asks what it might mean to be culturally—without necessarily being confessionally—Buddhist. It presents an argument…

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Eyebuds & Earglasses: A Musical Tour of the Anderson Collection

February 22 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Come explore the collection in the spirit of a silent disco! Students have asked artists, professors, musicians, and even themselves to pick their favorite work in the collection and a song to go along with it. Students will pick their favorite pieces, play their music selection in front of the art, and talk about the choices and meanings behind both the music and the art in the galleries. Bring your device to listen to this curated playlist (or borrow one of ours) as…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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March 2018

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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NOON CONCERT: Voice Students of Nova Jiménez

March 2 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Voice students from Nova Jiménez’s studio perform in this noon-time recital. (Program TBA.)

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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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Friends of Music Scholarship Recital

March 3 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Music students receiving scholarships from the Friends of Music in support of their lessons will perform for their patrons and the public. (Program TBA.)

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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.

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

March 10 7:30 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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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

Aimee Bender is the author of five books: The Girl in the Flammable Skirt (1998) which was a NY Times Notable Book, An Invisible Sign of My Own (2000) which was an L.A. Times pick of the year, Willful Creatures(2005) which was nominated by The Believer as one of the best books of the year, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake (2010) which won the SCIBA award for best fiction, and an Alex Award, and The Color Master, a NY Times Notable book for 2013. Her books have been translated…

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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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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

March 14 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

William Mahrt directs the Early Music Singers’ Winter program.

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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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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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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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April 2018

Betray the Secret: Humanity in the Age of Frankenstein

April 4 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Marking the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, Stanford University is organizing Frankenstein@200. This yearlong series of courses, lectures, conferences, and a film festival will highlight the relevance of Shelley’s text today, as artificial intelligence and advances in engineering and medicine increasingly blur the divide between man and machine. An associated exhibition drawn from the Cantor’s permanent collection will explore the idea of what defines humanity in the age of Frankenstein.

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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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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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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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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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2018 Medicine & the Muse Symposium

April 18 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Medicine & the Muse conducts its annual symposium showcasing works by Stanford medical students integrating the arts with medicine. 

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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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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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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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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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May 2018

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

Program TBA. Note: This event was rescheduled from April 20.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Early Music Singers

June 6 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

William Mahrt directs the Early Music Singers’ Spring program.

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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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Stanford Baroque Soloists: King Arthur, or the British Worthy

June 7 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Anthony Martin directs the Stanford Baroque Soloists’ program, “King Arthur, or the British Worthy,” highlighting instrumental and vocal selections from Purcell’s King Arthur. The chamber choir Convivium, directed by Eric Tuan, guests with the ensemble.

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