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October 2019

Brad Mehldau & Ian Bostridge

October 16 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Folly of Desire  Calling jazz pianist, arranger and composer Brad Mehldau eclectic is an understatement. Trained at the New School and influenced by McCoy Tyner’s piano jazz, Mehldau has done it all: he has his own trio, created art songs for Renée Fleming, riffed on show tunes, and even delved into German lieder. Join us at the Bing to experience Mehldau’s new song cycle The Folly of Desire, created with tenor Ian Bostridge. The evening’s program will also include…

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Ens Ekt

October 17 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The ENS EKT trio features the experimental musical inventions of Paul Stapleton (Californian born, Belfast-based) in dialogue with the circular breathed multi-phonics and harmonic textures of David Bud (English born, Berlin-based) and the resonant gestural and spectrally focused playing of Mad Pulse Maybe (Danish born, Berlin-based). The group explores emergent timbral, dynamic and social musical structures through improvisation.  

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Chucho Valdés

October 18 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Jazz Batá  One of the most important exponents of Afro-Cuban jazz, Chucho Valdés is spending his 70s touring the world. His father, famed pianist and bandleader Bebo Valdés, left Cuba in 1960. Father and son had little contact until shortly before Bebo’s death at age 94 in Stockholm. Valdés’ album, Jazz Batá 2, features piano and batá, an hourglass-shaped Yoruban drum, and a song called “100 years of Bebo”—a salute to Chucho’s father’s centenary this year.

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Terry Riley and Gyan Riley

October 19 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

California Composer Terry Riley launched what is now known as the Minimalist movement with his revolutionary classic IN C in 1964. This seminal work provided a new concept in musical form based on interlocking repetitive patterns. Its impact changed the course of 20th-century music and its influence has been heard in the works of prominent composers such as Steve Reich, Philip Glass, and John Adams and in the music of rock groups such as The Who, The Soft Machine, Tangerine Dream, Curved Air…

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Terry Riley and Gyan Riley

October 19 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

California Composer Terry Riley launched what is now known as the Minimalist movement with his revolutionary classic IN C in 1964. This seminal work provided a new concept in musical form based on interlocking repetitive patterns. Its impact changed the course of 20th-century music and its influence has been heard in the works of prominent composers such as Steve Reich, Philip Glass, and John Adams and in the music of rock groups such as The Who, The Soft Machine, Tangerine Dream, Curved Air…

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Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert

October 23 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Steve Reich “Daniel Variations” & “Different Trains”  This annual concert honors the life and memory of Stanford alumnus Daniel Pearl, the violin-playing Wall Street Journal reporter who was murdered in 2002. The program will feature Steve Reich’s “Daniel Variations,” which quotes the Book of Daniel as well as Pearl himself, as well as the Grammy winning “Different Trains,” a work that reflects on the plight of the European Jewish community during World War II.

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Alumni Oral Histories at Reunion Weekend

October 24 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Stanford Historical Society (SHS) wants to hear about the Stanford alumni’s experiences of their class. At each Reunion Homecoming Weekend, SHS Oral History Program staff and volunteers conduct interviews for the Stanford Alumni Stories collection. During 2019 Reunion Homecoming Weekend, the Society will focus especially on the experiences of the classes of 1959, 1969, 1994 and 1999, but all alumni are welcome! Interviews will last about 30 minutes. Interview topics include life at student residences, student groups and communities,…

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Žibuoklė Martinaitytė: In Search of Lost Beauty

October 25 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Žibuoklė Martinaitytė is a New York-based Lithuanian composer whose works explore the tensions and longings of identity and place. “In Search Of Lost Beauty” is a sequence of audiovisual novellas for violin, cello, piano, electronics, and video

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Contemplation By Design Summit

October 29 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Free events will be offered Oct. 29 – Nov. 7, 2019 to further balance, tranquility, resilience, and creative excellence. CBD Summit participants will have the opportunity to take a break from their high-level output of productivity and innovation in order to rest and renew the mind-body-spirit. The full 2019 Summit schedule will be posted at: http://contemplation.stanford.edu/summit.php. Registration will open on September 10, 2019. All events are FREE. Contemplation By Design is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, campus-wide program cultivating resileince, well-being and…

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CBD 2019: Sound Bath for Pausing the Mind and Refreshing the Body with Danny Goldberg

October 29 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Participants 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 both “tune the soul” and affect our community well-being. The physiological impact of sound on the body, emotions and cognition is apparent. Through the vibrations…

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CBD 2019: Sound Bath for Pausing the Mind and Refreshing the Body with Danny Goldberg

October 29 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Participants 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 both “tune the soul” and affect our community well-being. The physiological impact of sound on the body, emotions and cognition is apparent. Through the vibrations…

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NOON CONCERT: Flute Students of Alexandra Hawley and Melody Holmes

October 30 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Flute students are featured in this noontime concert. Program Victoria DingBach – Sonata in G minor Dante DullasTaktakishvili – Sonata: Aria Noah BrazerDoppler – Airs Valaques Admission Info Free

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CBD 2019: Sound Based Contemplative Concert with Mirabai and Friends

October 30 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

This concert focuses on calming the mind and creating an experience of deep connection with the musicians, the other audience members and yourself. The leader will sing a Sanskirt word as a mantra, and the audience sings it back. This is known as Kirtan, the ancient contemplative practice of singing the names of the divine. Kirtan is a form of Bhakti Yoga, a spiritual path and practices within Hinduism focused on loving devotion towards a personal god. So often, our…

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Timothy Weaver: HYLAEA ReSpoken

October 31 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Timothy Weaver‘s HYLAEA ReSpoken is a collection of live cinema (sound/moving image) movements that seeks to reanimate the residues of lost ecological memory. The project enriches the transcoding of bio- and ecoinformatic data to soundscape thru the re-witnessing of endangered and extinct habitats and uncertain biodiversity.  The compendium of works interlaces lifecycles to the afterlife, through sonic and visual immersion, to recollect the complex imagined distance between genomic and ecoacoustic expression. HYLAEA ReSpoken folds and refolds the digital/visual residues from emergent extremophiles into…

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Halloween Concert: Stanford Wind Symphony and Stanford Symphony Orchestra

October 31 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The annual Halloween Concert by the Stanford Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Paul Phillips, and the Stanford Wind Symphony, conducted by Russell Gavin, will include everything from chills to thrills. And the annual Costume Competition confirms this as a concert you won’t want to miss!   Program Stanford Symphony Orchestra Jacques Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld Overture George Gershwin: An American in Paris Stanford Wind Symphony Hans Zimmer: At the Movies with Hans Zimmer Danny Elfman: The Nightmare Before Christmas Eric Whitacre:…

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November 2019

CBD 2019: Carillon Concert & Community-Wide Contemplative Pause

November 1 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Hoover carillon bells ring again this year to signal the University’s commitment to emotional well-being. All members of the Stanford community are encouraged to pause, reflect and take time to unwind. Gather in Dohrmann Grove, the Oval Ear, Hoover Lawn or Meyer Green to share the concert and contemplative pause together as a community. You may also enjoy the experience by pausing wherever you are on or off campus. Concert by Tim Zerlang, Stanford Carilloneur. Bring a picnic if…

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Nothing Wrong: Jeff Sanford’s Jazz Orchestra Plays the Music of Lenny Carlson

November 1 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Lenny Carlson has been composer-in-residence for Jeff Sanford’s Cartoon Jazz Septet & Orchestra for ten years. Sanford is a highly regarded woodwind artist who formed this ensemble to perform the eclectic and challenging music of Raymond Scott, who provided the musical background for 120 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes cartoons of the 1940s and 50s. The Cartoon Jazz Orchestra’s premiere performance was at the 2003 Stanford Jazz Festival. The musicians in the orchestra are among the top freelance musicians in the…

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Joshua Bell, violin Alessio Bax, piano

November 1 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell returns to Bing Concert Hall with Italian pianist Alessio Bax. With over 30 years as a soloist under his belt, Bell is the current director of the renowned Academy of St. Martins in the Fields chamber ensemble. Bax is an award-winning pianist who has appeared as a soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, and more.

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First Friday: For Stanford Students

November 1 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Enjoy a night out at the Cantor on the First Friday of the month during the academic year, with evenings full of art-making, music, and special performances. This program is organized by the Cantor Arts Center and made possible through the generous support of the Joan and John Jay Corley Fund for Performance, the Kenneth D. Brenner family Fund for Student Outreach, and the Bobbie and Mike Wilsey Fund for Education. Admission Info FREE

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Diwali at Memorial Church

November 2 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

The Office for Religious Life, along with the Hindu Students Association and Stanford India Association, invites you to join in the Diwali celebrations. All are welcome to attend. Diwali (also known as Deepavali) is an annual Hindu “festival of lights” that celebrates the victory of goodness over evil. Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of material and spiritual prosperity, is worshipped on this day, and scriptural stories also commemorate the successes of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna on this special day. Hindu…

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Jon Batiste

November 2 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Born into a long lineage of Louisiana musicians, Jon Batiste is a globally celebrated musician, educator, bandleader and television personality whose musical skill, artistic vision and exuberant charisma has made him a triple threat and the newly “crowned prince of jazz.” Jon delicately balances a demanding schedule on screen and on stage —which includes his role as Bandleader and Musical Director with the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Jon  released his first solo album, Hollywood Africans in 2018 which was…

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NOON CONCERT: Cello Students of Stephen Harrison

November 6 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Stephen Harrison’s cello students perform in this noontime recital. Admission Info Free

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The Organ Symphonies of Louis Vierne – “Symphony No. 2”

November 6 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Music of great drama, poetry, longing, playfulness, pathos, exuberance, and deep sorrow. The six remarkable organ symphonies of Louis Vierne (1870-1937) tower over the organ music of the late romantic era. He was, for 37 years, the organist of Notre Dame de Paris, and it is with that building that his music is so closely identified. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of his birth, the symphonies will be performed on the Murray Harris organ in historic Stanford Memorial Church.…

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CBS 2019: Guided Meditation in the CIRCLE with Diveesh Singh, MS

November 6 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Diveesh will be talking about the meditative experience of listening to Kirtan. He will give a brief history lesson about the Dilruba and then play some Kirtan for us. Diveesh Singh, MS, is a recent Stanford graduate in computer science who is passionate about meditation and its health benefits. He also practices Kirtan (religious Sikh hymns), along with playing the Dilruba, a traditional Sikh instrument used as an accompaniment in Kirtan. About the program: As part of the 2019 Contemplation…

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CBD 2019: Contemplative Concert in Bing Concert Hall

November 7 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Through music and song experience PEACE: Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature/yourself/others and Express.  The concert includes performances by: cellists Provost Persis Drell, Dean Lloyd Minor, and students Jeffrey Kwong, Henry Bair, Danna Xue, Tracy Lang, Evan Kim and Erik Roise; pianist medical student Kevin Sun; a cappella singers Talisman; soprano Kari Kirk; baritone Prof. Steve Goodman; oboist alumnus Benjamin Lloyd; and other members of the Stanford community. SPECIAL REGISTRATION REQUIRED Tickets for this FREE event will be available…

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