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April 2021

STUCK@HOME, Stanford Medicine Virtual Concert

April 22 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

STUCK@HOME Stanford Medicine Virtual Concert We believe in the power of music to heal and unite, particularly during uncertain times.  Featuring: Dr. Seema Yasmin reading an excerpt from her book of poetry, If God Was a Virus, and musical performances by Stanford colleagues. April 22, 2021  5:30PM – 6:30PM (PDT) This event is free and open to the public.  Please register in advance here: https://stanford.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fY69HZDmRYeAxHbmJxTLGw After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing details about joining the webinar.

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CANCELED – SFJAZZ Collective with Lizz Wright: Joni Mitchell Tribute

April 22 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

An octet made up of some of the top instrumentalists in jazz, the SFJAZZ Collective debuts a new lineup this year. Mixing interpretations of a major musical figure with their own compositions each season, this year they pay tribute to the genius of Joni Mitchell alongside new music by the group’s members, with a return guest visit from soulful vocalist Lizz Wright.

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CANCELED – The Ritual of Breath Is the Rite to Resist

April 24 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Stanford Live and the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College have commissioned this new collaboration by Stanford faculty composer Jonathan Berger, librettist Vievee Francis, and visual artist Enrico Riley. A reflection on the murder of Eric Garner and the legacy of police brutality, the work is scored for soprano, tenor saxophone, and chamber ensemble. Performers include soprano Neema Bickersteth and Chicago jazz saxophonist Greg Ward.

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Quarantine Sessions: A Distributed Electroacoustic Network Improvisation

April 25 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Coronavirus Crisis has changed our lives, and we are in the midst of a long period without concerts as we knew them. In addition to the problem of large audiences, the regulations also make it “virtually” impossible for musicians to get together, rehearse, or perform. However, many technologies and solutions are available, helping us to find new ways of collaborating and transporting our work to audiences. We have been programming, testing, and rehearsing in an online environment with artists…

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Scott Silven: The Journey

April 27 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An extraordinary landscape.  A powerful connection. A unique moment in time.  Renowned illusionist, mentalist, and performance artist Scott Silven invites you on a journey, from your home to his. Following a critically acclaimed world tour, this all-new online theatrical experience comes to you live from Silven’s home in rural Scotland. Hear a long-forgotten story, reveal the mysteries of your own mind, and unlock the secrets of Silven’s homeland through extraordinary illusions and feats of imagination.  This remarkable interactive experience explores your…

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Spring 2021 Haydn Festival: CCRMA

April 30 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The St. Lawrence String Quartet, artists-in-residence at Stanford University, will present six livestreamed concerts from the Stanford Campus and the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina. The performances shine a spotlight on Haydn’s monumental Opus 76 string quartets — his crowning achievement for chamber music and six of the greatest quartets ever written. Each concert will be a feast for the eyes and ears, with the SLSQ performing in iconic venues on the Stanford campus. Viewers will be invited…

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May 2021

CANCELED – Sundays with the St. Lawrence: with pianist Inon Barnaton

May 2 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Hailed by the New Yorker “not simply for the quality of their music making, exalted as it is, but for the joy they take in the act of connection,” the acclaimed St. Lawrence String Quartet continues its fabled partnership with Stanford. The quartet remains a cultural cornerstone of 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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Spring 2021 Haydn Festival: Stanford University Department of Music

May 7 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The St. Lawrence String Quartet, artists-in-residence at Stanford University, will present six live streamed concerts from the Stanford Campus and the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina. The performances shine a spotlight on Haydn’s monumental Opus 76 string quartets — his crowning achievement for chamber music and six of the greatest quartets ever written. Each concert will be a feast for the eyes and ears, with the SLSQ performing in iconic venues on the Stanford campus. Viewers will be…

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CANCELED – The War of the Worlds: Rhum and Clay Theatre Company, written with Isley Lynn

May 7 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This work looks back through history and speaks to our times. Inspired by H.G. Wells’ sci-fi novel and Orson Welles’ radio adaptation and the wild reaction it inspired, Rhum and Clay’s The War of the Worlds wrestles with the media and the boundaries of truth in a thrilling broadcast of the end of the world.

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Spring 2021 Haydn Festival: Anderson Collection at Stanford University

May 14 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The St. Lawrence String Quartet, artists-in-residence at Stanford University, will present six live streamed concerts from the Stanford Campus and the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina. The performances shine a spotlight on Haydn’s monumental Opus 76 string quartets — his crowning achievement for chamber music and six of the greatest quartets ever written. Each concert will be a feast for the eyes and ears, with the SLSQ performing in iconic venues on the Stanford campus. Viewers will be…

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STUCK@HOME, Stanford Medicine Virtual Concert

May 20 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

STUCK@HOME Stanford Medicine Virtual Concert We believe in the power of music to heal and unite, particularly during uncertain times.  Recognizing AAPI Health Awareness Month and Honoring Asian Grandmothers May 20, 2021  5:30PM – 6:30PM (PDT) This event is free and open to the public.  Please register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing details about joining the webinar.

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CANCELED – Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait

May 20 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Jenny Scheinman, a violinist, fiddler, singer/songwriter, and the project’s conceptual director, writes and performs original and archival Americana Roots music that stirs deep yearnings to return  to a simpler time. Working with filmmaker and director Finn Taylor (The Darwin Awards, Cherish, Dream with the Fishes), her project Kannapolis features archival film from the Great Depression by H. Lee Waters to weave a compelling narrative of a time long past. Themes of family, community, and hands-on industry underscored by labor songs and fiddle tunes resonate with fresh meaning…

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CANCELED – A.I.M by Kyle Abraham: with producer Jlin

May 21 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Led by the extraordinary choreographer and MacArthur genius Kyle Abraham, A.I.M brings together an eclectic music and movement vocabulary, from classical to modern and hip-hop, for empathic explorations of human stories and relationships. At Stanford, they’ll perform a new work inspired by Mozart’s Requiem in collaboration with producer and composer Jlin, commissioned by Stanford Live.

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CANCELED – Samora Pinderhughes: The Healing Project

May 26 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

How do we survive in America? Bay Area–bred pianist, composer, and activist Samora Pinderhughes brings together world-class musicians, artists, and poets in The Healing Project, a new, multidisciplinary work that explores the daily realities of violence, incarceration, and detention in the United States. With musical compositions, audio interviews, and raw testimonials, The Healing Project is a search for what it means to live and love while dealing with hurt, an exploration of vulnerability and process, and a celebration of healing…

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Spring 2021 Haydn Festival: Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, SC

May 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The St. Lawrence String Quartet, artists-in-residence at Stanford University, will present six live streamed concerts from the Stanford Campus and the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina. The performances shine a spotlight on Haydn’s monumental Opus 76 string quartets — his crowning achievement for chamber music and six of the greatest quartets ever written. Each concert will be a feast for the eyes and ears, with the SLSQ performing in iconic venues on the Stanford campus. Viewers will be…

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August 2021

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

August 14 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead returns to Frost Amphitheater for their 2020 tour. The Grateful Dead played at Frost Amphitheater 14 times in the 80s, and its fitting that their tribute band continues the tradition. “Not only does this quintet play tight and vicious versions of some of the most complex songs in the Grateful Dead’s repertoire, but they play them with a rawness & energy absent from the stage since the ‘Live’ Dead era.” —Scott Bernstein, Jambase

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