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March 2019

Amnon Wolman: Barrier, Stop for inspection

March 27 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Amnon Wolman‘s Barrier, Stop for inspection was commissioned for the 2018 Warsaw Autumn Festival and employs sounds, texts, and images. The text — about the activity of remembering — was written in June 2018 and was translated into Polish by Halina Cieplińska. It appears both in English and in Polish orally and visually during the piece. Most other materials — musical and visual — are performed and controlled during the live program.     A memory that I create right…

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Ostap Manulyak: sounds from behind the (absent) walls

March 29 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Ostap Manulyak presents a program of works by contemporary Ukrainian composers and asks a question about real/imaginative/forgotten walls: Do they (still) mark our internal and external space? Ostap Manulyak, born 1983 in Lviv, is an Ukrainian composer, performer, and organiser of artistic initiatives. He is a Ph.D. and docent (assist. prof.) in the Composition Department of the Lviv Music Academy. Manulyak studied composition at the Lviv Music Academy with Prof. Viktor Kaminsky and also took part in many masterclasses of…

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Australian Chamber Orchestra

March 31 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

In the Australian Chamber Orchestra, founded in 1975, all the players except the cellists stand, all concert long—they’re full of energy and ready to take on anything. The afternoon’s offerings, played on period instruments (including priceless Guarneris and Strads) will include the U.S. premiere of Samuel Adams’s Concerto Grosso (a Stanford Live co-commission); Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K313 with Paul Lewis, piano; and Brahms’ Sextet in G Major, op. 36, arranged for string orchestra.

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April 2019

The Soul’s Messenger

April 4 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Meredith Monk is honored worldwide as a composer, singer, director, choreographer, and performance pioneer. For over 50 years she has been creating genredefying work, evoking feelings, energies, and memories for which there are no words. On April 4, Monk and her acclaimed Vocal Ensemble—some of the finest and most adventurous performers active in new music—offer a quartet concert showcasing Monk’s engagement with performance as a vehicle for spiritual transformation. 

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Make a Life, not just a Living

April 5 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Nothing around us lasts forever, yet we have a longing to live, love and be loved eternally. Is there more to life than what is just obvious? We all go through the life struggling to make a living, absorbed in our day to day activities without pausing and reflecting the deeper purpose and meaning of our lives. But such inquiry transforms our life & lifestyle leading us to the fulfillment of the deep satisfaction we are hankering for. The yoga…

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First Friday: For Stanford Students

April 5 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. Celebrating poetry month 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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Refugee Benefit Concert

April 6 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Muslim Student Union in Memorial Church for a benefit concert in support of the global refugee crisis, co-sponsored by the Office for Religious Life. This eclectic student showcase will feature voices and talents from the Stanford community, united to raise awareness for all those displaced by war, famine and other humanitarian disasters.      All proceeds from this event will go to the International Rescue Committee (IRC), an organization that works to help those affected by humanitarian crises…

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Cellular Songs

April 6 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Meredith Monk is honored worldwide as a composer, singer, director, choreographer, and performance pioneer. For over 50 years she has been creating genredefying work, evoking feelings, energies, and memories for which there are no words. On April 6, Monk and the Vocal Ensemble pair voice with movement, instrumentation, and video in Cellular Songs, a work inspired by biological processes of the fundamental unit of life that can serve as a prototype for human behavior in our tumultuous world.

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Faculty Recital: Kathryne Jennings, soprano, and Laura Dahl, pianist

April 7 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Department of Music faculty members Kathryne Jennings, soprano, and Laura Dahl, staff pianist, collaborate for this recital. The program will include selections by Argento, Bernstein, Brahms, Canteloube, Faure, J.R. Brown, Lerner & Loewe, Phillips, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and Sondheim.

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Chloe Wintersteen and James Mayclin: Voice Recital

April 7 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Voice students Chloe Wintersteen and James Mayclin perform repertoire from musical theater.

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Compline: An Evening Service of Song

April 7 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. Christ Church Portola Valley will be performing this evening.  Upcoming Compline dates April 14 Palo Alto High School Choir  April 28 Crescendo May 12 St Bede’s Choir May 19…

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Organ Recital – Annette Richards and David Yearsley

April 10 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Annette Richards was educated at Oxford University and Stanford University, where she received her Ph.D. in music history. She enjoys an active career as performer, scholar, and teacher. Laureate of international organ competitions at Dublin and Bruges, she gives concerts frequently in North America and Europe. She has recorded the Complete Works of Melchior Schildt (on the Loft label) played on the historic organ at Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark; and music from the library of Princess Anna Amalia of Prussia, on…

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Ellington at 120: The Portraits

April 11 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Loren Schoenberg, Senior Scholar at The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, for a look at Duke Ellington, the portraitist. As a young man, Ellington received a scholarship to Pratt Institute to study art, but decided instead to pursue music. What followed were musical portraits of some of the leading African-American artists of the 20th century. Schoenberg will match Ellington’s notes with work by painters such as Jacob Lawrence, Aaron Douglas, and Romare Bearden.

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What Makes It Great?

April 11 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The master musician, explainer, and audience fave Rob Kapilow returns to Stanford Live with three new programs.  Kapilow’s final program  features Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, performed by the Stanford Symphony Orchestra.

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Emmet Cohen Trio with Sheila Jordan

April 12 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer, Emmet Cohen, has emerged as one of his generation’s pivotal figures in music. A recognized prodigy, Cohen began Suzuki method piano instructions at age three, and his playing quickly became a mature melding of musicality, technique and concept. Cohen says playing jazz is “about communicating the deepest levels of humanity and individuality; it’s essentially about connections.” 

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Emmet Cohen Trio with Tootie Heath

April 12 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer, Emmet Cohen, has emerged as one of his generation’s pivotal figures in music. A recognized prodigy, Cohen began Suzuki method piano instructions at age three, and his playing quickly became a mature melding of musicality, technique and concept. Cohen says playing jazz is “about communicating the deepest levels of humanity and individuality; it’s essentially about connections.” 

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Considering Matthew Shepard

April 13 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Considering Matthew Shepard, composed by Artistic Director Craig Hella Johnson and presented by his Austin-based, Grammy-winning Conspirare choral group, is a musical and multimedia response to the anti-gay hate crime 20 years ago that captured the world’s attention. Johnson leads the group from the piano. “Powerfully cathartic, it leads us from horror and grief to a higher understanding of the human condition,” wrote the Washington Post.

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Christina Galisatus, jazz piano

April 13 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Program TBA

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Tesla Quartet

April 14 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

As winner of the John Lad Prize during the 2017 St. Lawrence String Quartet’s summer chamber seminar, the Tesla Quartet, named after scientist Nikola Tesla, earned a spot in Stanford Live’s season for its innovative spirit and astonishing youthful mastery. The Tesla Quartet, created in 2008 at the Juilliard School, is Ross Snyder (violin), Michelle Lie (violin), Edwin Kaplan (viola), and Serafim Smigelskiy (cello).

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Tracy Lang, cello

April 14 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Student cellist Tracy Lang performs a recital. (Program TBA.)

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Compline: An Evening Service of Song

April 14 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. Palo Alto High School Choir will be performing this evening.  Upcoming Compline dates April 28 Crescendo May 12 St Bede’s Choir May 19 Early Music Singers

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From Out a Darker Sea

April 16 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Founded in 1999 by four Yale music students, Sō performs with larger groups like the LA Philharmonic, on their own, in site-specific and historically based work, and in educational settings to connect young people with music. From Out a Darker Sea has been performed all over Britain’s former coal-producing regions, often in houses of worship, as a way of exploring the disastrous closing of the mines and the communities’ steps toward recovery.

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NOON CONCERT: Bella Sorella

April 17 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Bella Sorella, combining classical and contemporary styles in soprano duets spanning more than 300 years and seven languages, performs in this noontime recital.

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Amid the Noise

April 18 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Founded in 1999 by four Yale music students, Sō performs with larger groups like the LA Philharmonic, on their own, in site-specific and historically based work, and in educational settings to connect young people with music.  In Amid the Noise, Four Tet and Tortoise meet Aphex Twin and Brian Eno for this breakout project of original music.

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St. Lawrence String Quartet: Good Friday Liturgical Performance

April 19 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross  In this seven-section work, lasting just over an hour, Haydn is at his most reflective. Evoking the last hours of Christ’s life, the work’s individual sections carry tempo markings of Largo, Adagio, Lento, Grave. In this performance, and as it was written, Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross will be punctuated with readings from the Good Friday service by the Rev. Dr. Tiffany Steinwert, Dean for Religious Life.

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