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January 2019

New Breed Brass Band

January 19 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

New Breed Brass Band lives and breathes the culture of New Orleans, infusing funk, rock, jazz, and hip-hop into a custom-made enhancement of second-line brass band tradition. “That’s what we came up under,” says snare-drummer Jenard Andrews of second line bands like the ReBirth, Dirty Dozen and Lil’ Rascals Brass Bands. “Now we’re trying to take that sound and bring in some new stuff and expand it.  We bring outside influences like Earth Wind & Fire and Brass Construction, trying to…

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Charles Ferguson, guitar: Seven “T”s at Seventy

January 19 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Stanford guitar faculty Charles Ferguson performs works for solo classical guitar by seven “T”s: Telemann, Tarrega, Tansman, Turina, Torroba, Tchaikovsky, and Tedesco.

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Sundays with the St. Lawrence

January 20 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

St. Lawrence String Quartet with the JACK Quartet  The acclaimed St. Lawrence String Quartet, a beloved linchpin of Stanford University and Stanford Live, presents its Sundays with the St. Lawrence series, a matinee array of chamber outings in many modes. On Jan. 20, the acclaimed modern JACK Quartet joins in for a lively series of new works played by great musicians.

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Compline: An Evening Service of Song

January 20 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Compline (pronounced “komp-lin”) A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. All are welcome. Sundays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm (during the academic year with the exception of university holidays and academic breaks) in Memorial Church. All Saints Choir will be singing this evening.  Upcoming Compline dates: Jan. 28 St Bede’s Choir Feb. 3 Memorial Church Choir Feb. 10 Early Music Singers Feb. 24…

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Scholars Select: Special Collections in Action

January 22 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

An exhibition of rare books, manuscripts, and objects selected by faculty to celebrate the 2019 Green Library centennial.  

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Laetitia Sonami: Ideas & Machines

January 22 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Laetitia Sonami, composer, sound installation artist, and technologist, discusses her forty-year musical trajectories and encounters. Sonami has studied with Eliane Radigue, Robert Ashley, David Behrman, and Joel Chadabe. She moved from France to the U.S. in the late seventies to pursue her interest in electronic music, away from the more conservative French institutions of the time. After several years performing with home-made electronics and spoken words, she started developing the “lady’s glove” in 1991, an elegant elbow-length glove studded with…

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Gadi Sassoon: Multiverse

January 23 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Multiverse is Gadi Sassoon’s debut immersive LP: it explores the physical equations of imaginary worlds suspended between organic and synthetic, truth, and deception. This unique auditory experience is created through experimental physical models woven with modular textures and live strings. Impossible digitally-modelled instruments create a soundtrack to alternate universes, while the analogue and acoustic timbres blur the line between tangible and abstract.
 The work in Multiverse is based on a long-term collaboration between the composer and NESS (NExt generation Sound…

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Art Meets Science at SLAC Lecture Series | Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime!

January 24 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Ge Wang will present the first talk in the Art Meets Science at SLAC Lecture Series, “Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime!” on Jan. 24, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Panofsky Auditorium at SLAC, to be followed by a reception. (This lecture will be streamed live on our Facebook page a few minutes before the start time.) Topic What is the nature of design, and the meaning it holds in human life? What does it mean to design well?…

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Odeya Nini: A Solo Voice

January 24 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Evolving over the last seven years, A Solo Voice, composed and performed by Odeya Nini, is an investigation of resonance, extended vocal techniques, performance, and pure expression, exploring the relationship between mind and body and the various landscapes it can yield. The work is a series of malleable compositions and improvisations that include field recordings and theatrical elements, aiming to dissociate the voice from its traditional attributes and create a new logic of song that is not only heard but seen through movement and action.…

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Cha Wa

January 25 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

From funk-laced beats and bass-heavy sousaphone blasts to the gritty warmth of singer J’Wan Boudreaux’s voice, New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian outfit Cha Wa radiates the fiery energy of the the Crescent City’s street culture. Cha Wa’s debut album, Funk ‘N’ Feathers, explored contemporary riffs on the traditional music Boudreaux grew up singing alongside his grandfather, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, in the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras tribe.

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Senyawa

January 26 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Fusing folk, doom metal, and improv noise, the Indonesian duo Senyawa are unlike any other band. Wukir Suryadi plays the bambuwukir, an instrument he designed. It’s an amplified zither, wild in nature and fashioned out of bamboo, and does the work of many instruments: from plucky guitar to weighty percussion. As for Rully Shabara, he sings, he shrieks, he growls, and he evokes the boundaries of what it means to be human. Come experience the music of Senyawa—there’s no other band…

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Yefim Bronfman

January 26 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

One of the world’s most acclaimed pianists, Yefim Bronfman has a career as a concert artist that is matched only by his other accomplishments as a soloist. He debuted at Carnegie Hall in 1989 and Avery Fisher Hall in 1993, having won its  prestigious Avery Fisher Prize in 1991. That year, he and violinist Isaac Stern gave a series of joint recitals in Russia in Bronfman’s first public performance there since age 15, when he emigrated with his  family from…

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fff: improvisers/performers

January 26 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

fff features improvisers/performers Julie Zhu, Julie Herndon, Michele Cheng, Michiko Theurer, Barbara Nerness, and Stephanie Sherriff.

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Documentary Film Screening: They Played for Their Lives

January 27 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Through intimate interviews and live performances, They Played for Their Lives artfully portrays how music saved the lives of young Jewish musicians through the nightmare years of the Holocaust. Playing music in the ghettos and concentration camps not only fostered spiritual strength within themselves and others but often proved a bargaining tool that spared their lives. The documentary follows the personal narratives of eight survivors. Chaim recounts how he saved his father from beatings by teaching an SS officer to play the…

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Hume Drop-in Writing Tutoring at El Centro Chicano y Latino

January 27 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Drop-in writing tutors are undergraduates who have been trained to help students at any stage of the writing process and can work with any piece of writing, from a Thinking Matters or PWR essay to a grant proposal or cover letter.

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Compline: An Evening Service of Song

January 27 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Compline (pronounced “komp-lin”) A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. All are welcome. Sundays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm (during the academic year with the exception of university holidays and academic breaks) in Memorial Church. St Bede’s Choirwill be singing this evening.  Upcoming Compline dates: Feb. 3 Memorial Church Choir Feb. 10 Early Music Singers Feb. 24 The East Bay Singers March 3…

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Arts Hackathon 2019 Presentations

January 28 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Responding to a prompt co-created by our hackathon partners, teams  will explore new opportunities for audience engagement. Presented in partnership with San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, and Stanford Live.

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Luis Fred and Trombones de Costa Rica: Masterclass

January 30 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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

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Organ Recital – Robert Huw Morgan

January 30 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Robert Huw Morgan presents a recital of all contemporary organ music. Works by John Cage, Olivier Messiaen, Arvo Pärt, and a rare performance of Principal Sound by the great American composer Morton Feldman. Dr. Morgan is the University Organist at Stanford University, a position he has held since 1999. A native of Wales, he received his BA and MA from Cambridge University and in 1989 became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists. Between 1985 and 1988, he was…

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Colin Tucker and Charlie Sdraulig: this title refers to a counterproductive piece of private property

January 30 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Colin Tucker and Charlie Sdraulig realize a new work by Tucker for speakers and two performers thematizing the given embodied actualities in everyday and performance settings. The work begins with an installation in which recordings of ambient sounds of the performance space are played back, activating ambiguities between live and recorded sounds. The installation proceeds seamlessly into a work for two human performers and speakers featuring subtle modifications of breath sounds. Colin Tucker is a Buffalo-based artist, researcher, and curator whose…

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Luis Fred and the Trombones de Costa Rica

January 30 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

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Mouthpiece

January 31 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

In the wake of her mother’s death, Mouthpiece follows one woman, for one day, as she tries to find her voice. Interweaving a cappella harmony, dissonance, text, and physicality, two performers express the inner conflict that exists within one modern woman’s head: the push and the pull, the past and the present, progress and regression. Both a heartwrenching and humorous journey into the female psyche, Mouthpiece has been hailed for its engrossing and unforgettable performance.

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February 2019

CCRMA at BING

February 1 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us for two different evening programs of 3D audio multichannel immersive music and soundscapes at Bing Concert Hall. We will deploy our the full CCRMA Grail sound system for a selection of pieces from CCRMA and around the world. Featured artists will include CCRMA students, faculty, and guest artists.

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First Friday: For Stanford Students

February 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. Inspired by the artist Auguste Rodin This program is organized by the Cantor Arts Center and made possible through the generoussupport of the Joan and John Jay Corley Fund for Performance, the Kenneth D. BrennerFamily Fund for Student Outreach, and the Bobbie and Mike Wilsey Fund for Education.

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Compline: An Evening Service of Song

February 3 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Compline (pronounced “komp-lin”) A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. All are welcome. Sundays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm (during the academic year with the exception of university holidays and academic breaks) in Memorial Church. Memorial Church Choir will be singing this evening.  Upcoming Compline dates: Feb. 10 Early Music Singers Feb. 24 The East Bay Singers March 3 Valley Presbyterian Church March…

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