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August 2019

THOMAS SCHULTZ SUMMER PIANO SEMINAR: Seminar Participants Concerts

August 23 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Seminar participants perform works they have studied during the piano seminar. Friday programJihee An, Nathan Cheung, Aimee Mengyuan Li, Adrian Liu, Kevin Sun, Eric Tran, and Aaron Wilk perform music of Messiaen, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, and Na. Saturday programJihee An, Nathan Cheung, Aimee Mengyuan Li, Adrian Liu, Kevin Sun, Eric Tran, and Aaron Wilk perform music of Schubert, Brahms, Messiaen, Rzewski, Beethoven, and Wolpe. Admission Info Free | Registration is optional.

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Lionel Richie

August 24 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

International superstar Lionel Richie has a discography of albums and singles that are second to none. His music is part of the fabric of pop music; in fact, Richie is one of only two songwriters in history to achieve the honor of having #1 records for nine consecutive years. With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide, Richie is the recipient of an Oscar®, a Golden Globe®, four Grammy Awards®, the distinction of MusicCares Person of the Year in 2016,…

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September 2019

The National with Alvvays

September 1 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Both individually and collectively The National’s members have been involved in countless artistic, charitable and socio-political pursuits. The group released “A Lot of Sorrow” documenting their collaboration with installation artist Ragnar Kjartansson, that took place at MOMA’s PS1 and saw the band play their song “Sorrow” for six hours in front of a live audience. They are behind the Red Hot benefit albums Dark Was The Night and Day Of The Dead, and the compilation boxed set titled 7-Inches for…

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Lucibela

September 27 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lucibela began to show an interest in singing at a very early age. When her family moved to Mindelo on the island of São Vicente, it proved to be the perfect place for her to build on her childhood passion. As an adult, she started to sing in the hotels of Santa Maria on the island of Sal and Sal Rei on the island of Boa Vista. She perfected her technique and became an immediate hit with the tourists, performing songs…

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Jesus Trejo

September 28 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jesus Trejo is an LA-based comedian, actor and writer. Born and raised in Long Beach, CA, Jesus Trejo was named one of Variety’s Top 10 Comics To Watch 2017, and is a paid regular at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Trejo often appears on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, and can be seen on Alone Together (Freeform), Teachers (TV Land), Adam Devine’s House Party (Comedy Central), Uproarious (Fuse), and on the upcoming Netflix series Mr. Iglesias. Jesus was selected to be a New Face comedian in 2016 for the prestigious Just For Laughs…

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Hanggai

September 28 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Hanggai (杭盖), from the steppes of Mongolia by way of Beijing, is a crossover band that blends traditional music and rock. The band is comprised of Mongolian-Chinese musicians, members of one of China’s 55 official ethnic minorities. Though rooted in the northern province of Inner Mongolia, the members of Hanggai, like the country’s Mongolian population, grew up in disparate parts of the country, uniting in the capital, Beijing. The band came together in 2004 when Ilchi and another member of…

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Jesus Trejo

September 28 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Jesus Trejo is an LA-based comedian, actor and writer. Born and raised in Long Beach, CA, Jesus Trejo was named one of Variety’s Top 10 Comics To Watch 2017, and is a paid regular at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Trejo often appears on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, and can be seen on Alone Together (Freeform), Teachers (TV Land), Adam Devine’s House Party (Comedy Central), Uproarious (Fuse), and on the upcoming Netflix series Mr. Iglesias. Jesus was selected to be a New Face comedian in 2016 for the prestigious Just For Laughs…

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Sundays with the St. Lawrence

September 29 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

A cultural cornerstone of Stanford, the world-acclaimed St. Lawrence String Quartet continues its fabled partnership with the University, directing the music department’s Chamber Music Program, concertizing at Stanford Live, hosting a popular summer seminar, and running the Emerging String Quartet Program.

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October 2019

29th Annual Jonathan J. King Lecture: “Healthcare Remixed” featuring ZDoggMD, Dr. Zubin Damania

October 1 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Best known by his viral alter ego, ZDoggMD, Dr. Zubin Damania uses a mix of music, humor, and creative storytelling to deliver a high-energy and entertaining presentation about today’s dysfunctional healthcare system and collaborative ways to revitalize it.  Dr. Damania examines how we can all work to build Health 3.0, an ideal model of care where technology and evidence-based medicine seamlessly support healthcare teams in achieving the outcomes that actually matter to our patients, while improving the wellbeing of the…

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Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar

October 1 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar fill their performance venues with soul-stirring arrangements of contemporary gospel and original compositions. They are known for their rich harmonies and beautiful blends which are showcased throughout their debut album Limitless, released in November 2012. Limitless is a compilation of original songs that will bring inspiration and joy to the hearts of those who listen. In addition to their distinct gospel style, Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar have inspired audiences with clever arrangements of musical theater covers.…

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CCRMA Transitions 2019: Concert 1

October 3 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

CCRMA presents its annual Transitions concerts. Feast your ears on immersive 3D sounds played on our multichannel system (56.8 speakers!) in the CCRMA Stage. CCRMA students, faculty, and staff, as well as external artists, will present live performances, fixed media electronic music, and audiovisual works. Each evening’s program will feature different artists. Due to limited seating, we will present each evening’s program twice: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. A sign-up link will be made available at the beginning of the…

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Triptych (Eyes of One on Another)

October 3 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

By Bryce Dessner Marking 30 years since the death of groundbreaking photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, composer/conductor Bryce Dessner (The National) brings us Triptych (Eyes of One on Another), a powerful work that explores the origins and impact of Mapplethorpe’s controversial photography. Created with librettist Korde Arrington Tuttle and director Kaneza Schaal in collaboration with the vocal group Roomful of Teeth and an eight-player ensemble, Triptych includes music, projections of Mapplethorpe’s images, and poetry.

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CCRMA Transitions 2019: Concert 2

October 4 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

CCRMA presents its annual Transitions concerts. Feast your ears on immersive 3D sounds played on our multichannel system (56.8 speakers!) in the CCRMA Stage. CCRMA students, faculty, and staff, as well as external artists, will present live performances, fixed media electronic music, and audiovisual works. Each evening’s program will feature different artists. Due to limited seating, we will present each evening’s program twice: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. A sign-up link will be made available at the beginning of the…

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CCRMA Modulations 2019: In Memoriam Carr Wilkerson

October 5 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

CCRMA presents a Modulations concert in loving memory of longtime CCRMA staff member Carr Wilkerson (1966-2019). Carr was responsible for organizing CCRMA’s previous Modulations festivals. Friends of Carr will present live performances and fixed media works of electronic music. Admission Info Free

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From the Middle Kingdom to the Wild West

October 6 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Orchestra Now, conducted by Jindong Cai  2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the Transcon-tinental Railroad across the U.S. From 1862-1869 some 20,000 Chinese laborers, the vast majority of workers, built the rail line through the Sierra Nevada and across the Nevada and Utah deserts, enduring terrible extremes of winter and summer and other brutal working conditions. In commemoration, the Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University and the US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music…

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Rob Kapilow’s What Makes It Great?

October 10 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Beethoven’s Appassionata Sonata  Everyone’s favorite down-to-earth explainer of all types of music returns to Stanford Live for three performances. In the first part of each performance, Kapilow illustrates key points of the music and its creators. Then, the full piece is performed. To top off the experience, Kapilow and the musicians take part in a lively and in-depth Q&A with the audience. This season, dive into Beethoven’s riveting Appassionata piano sonata, issues around censorship and the songs of Cole Porter,…

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Gravity & Other Myths

October 11 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Backbone  Backbone, the title of this Australian circus’s latest outing, is one of the things it takes to be a performer. Maybe it’s mental, maybe it’s physical, or maybe it’s both. The backbone in this group of 10 is shared as much as singular, making all things possible, and even some things that don’t seem so. Expect a human extravaganza of grace, humor, and feats that will leave you speechless.

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Willie Nelson

October 12 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor, and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. In recent years, he has delivered more than a dozen new album releases, released a Top 10 New York Times’ bestsellers book, again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, received his 5th degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu…

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Max Richter with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble

October 13 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Max Richter’s contemporary composi-tions have been described as “exquisite, ravishing, and bewitching” exemplars of neoclassicism. His music has brought down concert halls around the world and has been embraced by the film community—his remake of Vivaldi’s “Spring” is the ear-catching intro to the Netflix hit show Chef’s Table.InRichter’s visit to the Bing with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble, they’ll present “The Blue Notebooks,” a work that draws deeply from the 2003 Iraq invasion, and “Infra,” inspired by T.S. Eliot’s “The Wasteland.”

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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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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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CBD 2019: Sound Based Contemplative Practice 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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