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September 2020

Organ Recital

September 30 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dr. Robert Huw Morgan, University Organist, will perform works by Bach, Buxtehude, Boyvin and Vierne on the Fisk-Nanney and Murray Harris organs. The recital will conclude with a performance of Franz Liszt’s monumental Fantasia and Fuge on ‘Ad Nos’. Click on the link below to access the recital.

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October 2020

Iberian and Latin American Cultures Welcome Event

October 2 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Mark your calendars for a special bilingual welcome event: To kick off the new academic year, the Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures will feature short interventions by no other than an Herralde and a Biblioteca Breve award winner: Tinker Professor Juan Villoro (México) and U. Complutense Professor Raquel Taranilla (Madrid). To round up this feast, we will have music from Antonio Carbonell’s piano masterclass at U. de los Andes (Bogotá). We extend this invitation to everyone at Stanford!…

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CBD 2020: P.E.A.C.E. Concert by Stanford Talisman A Cappella group

October 6 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

This annual P.E.A.C.E. concert culminates the 2020 Contemplaion By Design Summit. Join us to celebrate through music and song the experience of five states of P.E.A.C.E.: Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature/yourself/others, and Express.  Stanford Talisman a cappella group will share their gifts of song and insight. Each song will include a short introduction in which a member of Talisman will share why the song is an expression of that specific P.E.A.C.E. state. REGISTER here to enjoy this online…

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CANCELED – *CANCELED* – Frank Waln and Raye Zaragoza

October 8 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We regret to inform you that this performance is canceled. Learn more about Frank Waln and Raye Zaragoza’s latest projects here and here. Lakota hip-hop artist Frank Waln and singer-songwriter Raye Zaragoza join forces in a concert that celebrates the identity and survival of Indigenous peoples.

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CANCELED – *CANCELED* – Colin Quinn: The Wrong Side of History

October 9 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We regret to inform you that this performance is canceled. Learn more about Colin Quinn’s latest projects here. Colin Quinn is a stand-up comedian from Brooklyn (okay, Park Slope). From MTV’s Remote Control to SNL to Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, Mr. Quinn is not one to take a hint and bow out gracefully. He’s been on Broadway with Colin Quinn: An Irish Wake and Colin Quinn: Long Story Short (also an HBO special) and off-Broadway with his show Colin Quinn: Unconstitutional (available on Netflix)…

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CANCELED – *CANCELED* – Takacs Quartet with Jeremy Denk

October 11 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

We regret to inform you that this performance is canceled. Learn more about Takács Quartet and Jeremy Denk’s latest projects here and here. Two artists known for the probing intelligence of their playing team up for Schumann’s great Piano Quintet.The Takács will also play quartet repertoire spanning two centuries, with the second of Mozart’s “Haydn” Quartets and a modern masterpiece by French composer Henri Dutilleux.

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STUCK@HOME, Stanford Medicine Virtual Concert

October 15 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.    Stuck@Home Concert October 15, 2020  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 information about joining the webinar.

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Manic Monologues

October 22 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Stanford PhD candidate Zack Burton and Stanford alumna Elisa Hofmeister created the play in the wake of Burton’s bipolar diagnosis in May 2017 at Stanford. Zach and Elisa are delighted to (virtually) bring these stories back to Stanford in collaboration with a team including wonderful individuals across the continent: actor and head of finance Emery Ahoua; Broadway producer, resident producer of McCarter Theatre Center, and multiple Tony Award-winner Debbie Bisno; Canadian mental health advocate Victoria Maxwell (as seen in NYT, WSJ, and with Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN —…

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CANCELED – *CANCELED* – Derek Gripper and Yacouba Sissoko

October 22 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We regret to inform you that this performance is canceled. Learn more about Derek Gripper and Yacouba Sissoko’s latest projects here and here. This spellbinding performance by South African guitarist Derek Gripper and kora player Yacouba Sissoko will transport audiences to the musical worlds of Mali, Senegal, and South Africa.

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CANCELED – *CANCELED* – William Prince

October 23 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We regret to inform you that this performance is canceled. Learn more about William Prince’s latest projects here. A singer-songwriter of magnitude, William Prince has earned critical accolades for his synthesis of country and gospel music with acoustic guitar and messages about the human condition.

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CANCELED – *CANCELED* -Fandango at the Wall: Arturo O’Farrill&the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra&Villalobos Brothers

October 23 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

We regret to inform you that this performance is canceled. Learn more about Arturo O’Farrill, the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, and the Villalobos Brothers’ latest projects here, here, and here. In a project inspired by a fandango festival held annually at the mesh fence bordering Tijuana, Mexico, O’Farrill brings 30 musicians from the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra to the Bing. Proud of being an American, O’Farrill said in a 2019 NPR interview that the concert is equal to “elegant activism.” By celebrating the reconciliatory bridge…

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CANCELED – *CANCELED* – Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: Ancestral Recall

October 24 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We regret to inform you that this performance is canceled. Learn more about Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah’s latest projects here. Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah is an Edison Award–winning and Grammy-nominated jazz trumpeter and composer from New Orleans. Described by the New York Times as a musician “breaking new ground,” Adjuah is a skillful player who blends the sounds of modern hip-hop with ancient, diasporic rhythms. His bold new album, Ancestral Recall, combines music styles and folklore from the African and Caribbean…

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November 2020

CANCELED – *CANCELED* – Garrick Ohlsson and Kirill Gerstein Dual Pianos

November 1 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

We regret to inform you that this performance is canceled. Learn more about Garrick Ohlsson and Kirill Gerstein’s latest projects here and here. In this rare duo recital by two of today’s finest pianists, Bay Area favorite Garrick Ohlsson and Russian American master Kirill Gerstein team up to perform a program of Rachmaninoff, Ravel, and Busoni, including one of Busoni’s imaginative two-keyboard arrangements of music by Mozart.

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CANCELED – *CANCELED* – Carla Rossi Does Drag

November 7 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We regret to inform you that this performance is canceled. Learn more about Carla Rossi’s latest projects here. Featuring song, monologue, too many wigs, and interactive “Rossivision” video and scenography with sequences celebrating and lampooning Chicago, Celine Dion, Russian Doll, Birds of Prey, Netflix’s The Circle, and more, Carla Rossi Does Drag is a brand new theatrical experience that is equal parts greatest hits collection and video cabaret, all decked out in the signature surreality of Carla’s world.

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CANCELED – *CANCELED* – Somos Amigos: Songs on Common Ground w Sonia De Los Santos & The Okee Dokee Brothers

November 8 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

We regret to inform you that this performance is canceled. Learn more about Sonia De Los Santos and The Okee Dokee Brothers’s latest projects here and here. Friendship is at the heart of this joyful collaboration between Mexican songstress Sonia De Los Santos and the Americana folk duo The Okee Dokee Brothers. This bilingual program includes old and new songs that span the musical traditions of North America. With an adventurous spirit and a common vision of peace and understanding, Somos Amigos encourages young and old to…

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CANCELED – *CANCELED* – Huun-Huur-Tu

November 12 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We regret to inform you that this performance is canceled. Learn more about Huun Huur Tu’s latest projects here. Huun-Huur-Tu’s profound throat singing technique arises from its origins in Tuva, a Russian republic on the border of Mongolia. Performing on a variety of native Tuvan and Western instruments, the charismatic ensemble offers a micro-history lesson during each performance, shedding light on the little-known cultures and traditions of the Tuvan people.

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CANCELED – *CANCELED* – Jaz Sawyer featuring Tiffany Austin: Freedom Now Suite

November 13 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We regret to inform you that this performance is canceled. Learn more about Jaz Sawyer and Tiffany Austin’s latest projects here and here. Bay Area–bred educator and percussionist Jaz Sawyer and vocalist Tiffany Austin explore Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln’s Freedom Now Suite. With lyrics by Oscar Brown Jr., Roach’s 1960 record was inspired by the growing Civil Rights movement of the 50s and 60s and the struggle for African Americans to achieve equality. 

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CANCELED – *CANCELED* – Jaz Sawyer featuring Tiffany Austin: The Jazz Connection to Africa • Family Matinee

November 14 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

We regret to inform you that this performance is canceled. Learn more about Jaz Sawyer and Tiffany Austin’s latest projects here and here. In a family matinee of performance and interaction, Bay-Area bred educator and percussionist Jaz Sawyer and vocalist Tiffany Austin explore the power and history of jazz music and how the African diaspora helped develop jazz into a worldwide phenomenon.  

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CANCELED – *CANCELED* – Jaz Sawyer featuring Tiffany Austin: The Message Forward – World Premiere

November 14 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We regret to inform you that this performance is canceled. Learn more about Jaz Sawyer and Tiffany Austin’s latest projects here and here. Bay Area–bred educator and percussionist Jaz Sawyer and vocalist Tiffany Austin premiere Sawyer’s new work The Message Forward, which reflects the social climate and challenges of today while underpinning the strength of community and power of education.

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December 2020

CANCELED – ‘Tis the Season with Cameron Carpenter

December 4 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

This one-of-a-kind virtuoso returns to Bing Concert Hall with his International Touring Organ. This time he is joined by a local choir for a program of holiday music drawn from many corners of the choral and organ repertoire, both familiar and surprising. Carpenter’s jaw-dropping talents come together with holiday warmth and singers from our community in this special program.

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CANCELED – Rob Kapilow’s What Makes It Great? Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas

December 6 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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. In this presentation, Kapilow dives into beloved Christmas songs—“White Christmas,” “Silver Bells,” “Let It Snow”—all written by Jewish composers.

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CANCELED – A Chanticleer Christmas

December 10 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

It wouldn’t be the holidays without Chanticleer at Memorial Church. San Francisco’s treasured men’s vocal ensemble creates a new Christmas program each year, activating the church’s gorgeous acoustics to create a feeling of community and serene beauty.

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CANCELED – Yang Liping’s Rite of Spring

December 11 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Chinese dance legend and renowned choreographer Yang Liping—a 2018 judge on So You Think You Can Dance: China—brings her stunning reimagining of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring to Stanford. A product of her native Chinese culture intermingled with the Tibetan concept of nature and life, Liping’s Rite of Spring spins an abstract legend of the path of salvation embodied by the sacrificial peacock. Through spectacular set design and exquisite costumes, the production creates a distinctive universe where time, space, and life coexist in endless reincarnation.

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CANCELED – Pink Martini Holiday Spectacular

December 13 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Pound for pound, no other band does what Pink Martini does. Fronted by the dynamic vocalist China Forbes, Pink Martini has performed with more than 50 of the world’s great orchestras and recorded nine albums. With the combined power of a dozen musicians, they offer a rollicking mix of classical, jazz, and old-fashioned pop. Come break in the holidays with a swingin’ good time at the Bing.

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January 2021

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with Branford Marsalis

January 13, 2021 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The conductorless ensemble, noted for its unique approach to collective leadership onstage and off, returns to the Bing for the first time since 2014. This time they’re joined by saxophone virtuoso and NEA Jazz Master Branford Marsalis, one of the world’s most celebrated jazz artists, in a classical turn. The program features Gioachino Rossini, Joaquín Rodrigo, Claude Debussy, and more

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