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November 2018

Chris Hoff and Sam Harnett: “The World According to Sound,” Live!

November 26 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Chris Hoff and Sam Harnett are co-creators of “The World According to Sound,” a brief feature (and a podcast) that airs on NPR’s All Things Considered and weekly on individual public radio stations. The Washington Post writes that “each episode is 90 seconds, containing a neat little story about an evocative, unusual sound rendered in intense aural detail.” The show’s sound-driven approach to radio has been featured on programs like NHPR’s “Overheard,” KQED’s Earful, KALW’s The Spot, CBC’s Podcast Playlist, and a segment on…

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NOON CONCERT: Piano Students of George Barth and Kumaran Arul

November 28 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Stanford piano students from the studios of George Barth and Kumaran Arul perform.

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University Singers

November 28 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Robert Huw Morgan directs the University Singers’ performance of the Mass in G minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams along with British choral music by Weelkes, Purcell, and Stanford.

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Stanford Jazz Orchestra with special guest Carl Allen, drums

November 28 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Michael Galisatus directs the Stanford Jazz Orchestra’s program, featuring guest artist Carl Allen on drums.  With over 200 recordings to his credit, the gifted Milwaukee-born, New York-based drummer, sideman, bandleader, entrepreneur, and educator Carl Allen has provided soulful and syncopated support for nearly three decades. Allen has played with Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Benny Golson, Jennifer Holliday, J.J. Johnson, Rickie Lee Jones, Sammy Davis, Jr., Branford Marsalis, Kenny Garrett, Lena Horne, Ruth Brown, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Bobby Hutcherson, Mike Stern,…

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NOON CONCERT: Voice Students of Claire Giovannetti

November 30 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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

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Decoda

November 30 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Life Circus The musicians of Decoda—Carnegie Hall’s resident ensemble—are dynamic advocates for classical music. Its members comprise versatile musicians and entrepreneurs—including the St. Lawrence String Quartet’s own violinist Owen Dalby. Now in its fifth season, they provide engaging performances, interactive concerts, and enlightening discussions serving the widest possible types of audiences.

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Building True Relationships

November 30 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Real relationships in the days of virtual interaction seem unreal, but yet we all thrive to be in true and lasting relationships. Learn how spirituality does not just mean packing your bags off to be a hermit in the Himalayas, but to be happily situated in deep and meaningful relationships with people you care. 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Talk on Building True Relationships 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm –  Free Vegetarian Dinner & Networking RSVP stanfordbhaktiyoga@gmail.com so that we…

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December 2018

Miramar

December 1 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In most of Latin America, if you’re by the sea, there is bound to be a place called Miramar very close by. Miramar, the group—Rei Alvarez, Marlysse Simmons Argandoña, and Laura Ann Singh—aims to capture that poetry through their music. Using a somewhat traditional instrumentation that includes organ, piano, guitar, bass, percussion and an occasional string quartet the group’s arrangements distill the essence of the golden age of boleros while adding touches that reveal the band’s scope and diversity. At…

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Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble: Fall Concert

December 1 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The acclaimed Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble is excited to present its first performance of the academic year! The group will present repertoire spanning the full range of the Latin Jazz idiom — classic salsa from greats such as Celia Cruz and El Gran Combo, Latin jazz pieces from masters such as Orlando “Maraca” Valle, and unique arrangements of songs by American artists such as Thelonious Monk and the even the Eagles! Join us for a unique blend of music from…

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Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble: Fall Concert

December 1 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Program TBA.

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Stanford Symphony Orchestra

December 1 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Paul Phillips conducts the SSO’s Fall program: Stravinsky: Funeral Song, Op. 5 Korngold: Violin ConcertoLéa Bourgade, violin soloist (Concerto Competition winner) Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

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Stanford Symphony Orchestra

December 2 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Paul Phillips conducts the SSO’s Fall program: Stravinsky: Funeral Song, Op. 5 Korngold: Violin ConcertoLéa Bourgade, violin soloist (Concerto Competition winner) Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

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Stanford Baroque Soloists

December 3 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Stanford Baroque Soloists, under the direction of Anthony Martin, presents their Fall program.

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NOON CONCERT: Flute Students of Greer Ellison

December 5 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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Early Music Singers

December 5 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

William Mahrt directs the Early Music Singers’ Fall program.

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Fall Chamber Music Showcase

December 5 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Participants from the Stanford Chamber Music program perform.

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Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale

December 5 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Guest conductor Patrick Dupre Quigley, who presides over his own Seraphic Fire ensemble, leads the holiday celebration, which includes two Bach cantatas: 61, in a light mood, and 140, more straitlaced. Also in the plans for the evening are works from Vivaldi, Monteverdi and Purcell. Guest voices are soprano Margot Rood, countertenor Reginald Mobley, tenor Steven Soph, and baritone Steven Eddy.

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BEAM SPLITTER

December 6 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

BEAM SPLITTER is a duo for amplified voice, trombone, and occasional analog electronics. Utilizing the pure sounds of acoustic and closely amplified sound sources, the duo joins together two individual voices into a distinct dialog that delves beyond the borders of the corporeal elements of extended technique and sound. There is an intimacy and conflict that becomes evident as the two personas intertwine, in moments joining together seamlessly and in the next, being left with the feeling of irrevocable fracture.…

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Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers

December 7 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

“America’s Hottest Accordion” winner, Dwayne (Dopsie) Rubin plays a unique, high energy style of zydeco. Though inspired by tradition, he has developed his own high energy style that defies existing stereotypes and blazes a refreshingly distinct path for 21st century Zydeco music. This singer/songwriter and accordionist has performed all over the world since debuting his band, Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, at age 19. Dwayne Dopsie and The Zydeco Hellraisers not only pump out incredible Zydeco music, they also add…

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Stanford Flute Ensemble

December 7 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Karen Van Dyke directs the Flute Ensemble’s program.

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A Festival of Lessons and Carols

December 7 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

All are welcome to this Service of Advent and Christmas readings and music, based on the famous Lessons and Carols Service held annually at King’s College, Cambridge. Festive music will be sung by the Memorial Church Choir and the Stanford Chamber Chorale.

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Friends of Music Holiday Musicale

December 8 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Friends of Music at Stanford present their annual holiday showcase in Memorial Church featuring the Stanford Philharmonia, Stanford Chamber Chorale, Early Music Singers, and other guests.

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Paula West

December 8 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Called by JazzTimes “the finest jazz-cabaret singer around,” the beloved Bay Area jazz vocalist Paula West offers a program of Bob Dylan and other American standards. The almost vibrato-less vocal sound and warm affection for the repertoire she has acquired make West a distinctive singer.

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A Festival of Lessons and Carols

December 8 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

All are welcome to this Service of Advent and Christmas readings and music, based on the famous Lessons and Carols Service held annually at King’s College, Cambridge. Festive music will be sung by the Memorial Church Choir and the Stanford Chamber Chorale.

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SJW Big Band Showcase

December 9 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Big band jazz is alive and well in the Bay Area. In this swinging concert, you’ll hear some of the best young jazz musicians in the Bay, including the Giant Steps Big Band directed by Kristen Strom, which is one of the finest middle school jazz bands in the Bay Area — you’ll think they’re professionals! Also performing are the Miles Ahead Combo, the Miles Ahead Lab Band, and the Miles Ahead Big Band, SJW’s high-school all-star jazz performance groups.…

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