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May 2018

Constantin Basica: DMA Final Project Presentation

May 29 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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

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J. Fred Weintz and Rosemary Weintz Art Lecture Series | Carrie Lambert-Beatty

May 29 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Contemporary Art and Ecologies of Knowledge This talk will track recent voyages by two artists, one trekking the Arctic Circle and one sailing the Antarctic coast. In the context of climate change, we’d expect artistic polar explorers to generate evidence of environmental crisis. Instead, they made works that on complexity and seed doubt. What is the role of parafiction—art in which fiction is encountered as fact—in the culture of climate change? What is its responsibility in today’s post-truth condition (or…

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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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Spring Chamber Music Showcase

May 30 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ensembles from the Stanford Chamber Music program perform.

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University Singers

May 30 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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

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As I Walk Through the Valley: A History of Underground Music in the South Texas Borderlands

May 31 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

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

May 31 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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

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

May 31 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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

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Tender Buttons: Helen Newby and Daniel King

May 31 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

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June 2018

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

June 1 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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

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NOON CONCERT: Piano Studio of George Barth and Kumaran Arul

June 1 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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 this Jazz Combo showcase, featuring jazz standards, blues, and original material by a range of small ensembles.

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Stanford Philharmonia

June 1 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Paul Phillips conducts the Philharmonia’s Spring program: – J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major   Robin Sharp, violin soloist – J.S. Bach, orch. Webern: Ricercar a 6 from “Musical Offering” – Igor Stravinsky: Concerto in E-flat, “Dumbarton Oaks” – Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 93 in D Major

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A.CHAL

June 1 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Raised between Queens, New York and Chelsea, Massachusetts, Peruvian-born A.CHAL—born Alejandro Salazar—has straddled borders his whole life. His music marries hip-hop and R&B, but also makes room for ingenuity, genre-bending sounds (á la The Weeknd) and indigenous rhythms. After years of running the independent circuit, A.CHAL has recently signed with Epic Records. His latest hit, “Love N Hennessy” remix, featuring 2 Chainz and Nicky Jam, has amassed over 15.4 million combined streams while regularly averaging an impressive 1.4 million monthly listeners on Spotify. 

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Hannah Choi, cello, with Lori Lack, piano: Sophomore Recital

June 2 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Hannah Choi, cello, performs in recital with Lori Lack, piano. | Reception to follow. Program Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango Saint-Saëns: “Mon cœur s’ouvre à ta voix” from Samson and Delilah Ginastera: Pampeana No. 2  Brahms: Sonata No. 2 in F Major  Massenet: “Méditation” from Thaïs

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An Open-Air Celebration of Baltic Culture

June 2 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a special event of the 2018 AABS Conference at Stanford University: The 100th Anniversary of Baltic Independence: An Open-Air Celebration of Baltic Culture This open-air evening program will feature musical and dance performances by several Baltic and American groups. The Seattle-based Mägi Ensemble, a women’s chamber choir that performs and records compositions from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, will perform a program of both intricate Baltic choral compositions along with traditional folk songs and modern arrangements. Compositions by Ester Mägi,…

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Chano Domínguez: Flamenco Sketches

June 2 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Flamenco music, deeply passionate and tinged with improvisation, has long captivated jazz musicians, and pianist/composer Chano Domínguez is no exception. The program will be drawn from Chano’s Grammy–nominated album Flamenco Sketches—an Iberian-inflected tribute to Miles Davis—and will also include flamenco dancing and a new work written for his Piano Iberico ensemble.

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Kevin Sun, piano

June 2 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Kevin Lee Sun (B.A.S., ’15) presents a solo recital of dance suites by Bach and Schoenberg, as well as three late works by Schubert. Having earned his M.M. from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he served as Piano Department Assistant, he is now back at Stanford as a first-year medical student. Program Schubert: Three Piano Pieces, D. 946 Schoenberg: Suite for Piano, Op. 25 Bach: Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828

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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. Program Gioacchino Rossini: Overture to L’Italiana in Algeri Matteo Camponero: Valzer Blu (world premiere)Francesco Raspolo: Pape Satan Aleppe (world premiere)Giancarlo Aquilanti: Double Concerto for trumpet and tuba (world premiere)featuring Alessandro Fossi, tuba, and Marco Pierobon, trumpetLeonard Bernstein: Overture to Candide James Barnes: Symphonic Overture (Guest Conductor: Diego Hernandez)David Maslanka: Give us this day

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John Schott, electric guitar, and Matthew Wright, digital sound

June 2 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

John Schott and Matt Wright have been musically collaborating for 18 years. both as a duo and also with the late David Wessel as That Situated Trio, who performed in the U.S. and Europe. Matt and John have carried on with recent duo performances in the Bay Area and New York. Together they develop a number of musical programs and interfaces for Matt that provide certain limits and affordances for their improvisatory explorations. These include pre-recorded samples of John playing,…

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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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Stanford Collaborative Orchestra Spring Concert

June 3 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Stanford Collaborative Orchestra presents its spring concert! Our eclectic program includes crowd favorites such as Carnival of the Animals and a surreal absurdist ballet: Le Boeuf sur le Toit. Enjoy an afternoon of beautiful music with your favorite chamber musicians! SCOr is Stanford’s only conductorless student-run chamber orchestra — find out more about us at scor.stanford.edu.

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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 acclaimed Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble is excited to present its final performance of the academic year! In addition to our usual mix of traditional salsa, Latin jazz, Cuban timba and son, we’ve got a few new wrinkles this time around — Puerto Rican plena, a John Coltrane classic, and old school R&B and funk — all with a Latin tinge! The concert includes songs composed or performed by greats such as Los Van Van, Tito Rodriguez, Conjunto Libre, Stevie…

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The Composer-Performer: New Works Written and Performed by Stanford Composers

June 5 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The students of Music 323 (Doctoral Seminar in Composition) perform their own compositions (Program TBA).

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