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October 2021

The War of the Worlds

October 28 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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Halloween Concert: Stanford Symphony Orchestra and Stanford Wind Symphony

October 29 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The annual Halloween Concert by the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and the Stanford Wind Symphony will include everything from chills to thrills, ending with the annual Costume Competition and a lucky winner serving as guest conductor for the encore.  Program I. Stanford Symphony OrchestraPaul Phillips, conductor Pirates of the Caribbean – Klaus Badelt Seven O’Clock Shout – Valerie Coleman Theme from Jurassic Park – John Williams Pines of Rome: IV. “The Pines of the Appian Way” – Ottorino Respighi II. Stanford Wind SymphonyRussell…

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Quarantine Sessions: A Distributed Electroacoustic Network Improvisation

October 31 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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November 2021

NOON CONCERT: Piano Studio of Frederick Weldy

November 3 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Piano students of Frederick Weldy will be featured in this noontime recital. (Program TBA.)  ADMISSION INFORMATION Free admission Please read our COVID-19 Safety information. Parking permits are required for weekday campus parking. We recommend downloading the ParkMobile app before arriving.

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Pegasus Physician Writers and the St. Lawrence String Quartet : “Ekphrastic Poetry” – NEW TIME!

November 3 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This presentation fetures Ekphrastic Poetry by the Pegasus Physician Writers set to live music by the St. Lawrence String Quartet. | Note: This event has been moved to 7:00 PM; it was originally scheduled for 7:30 PM. ADMISSION INFORMATION Free admission Please read our COVID-19 Safety information.

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Quinteto Astor Piazzolla: 100 Years of Piazzolla

November 4 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla revolutionized tango music and brought it to the modern world stage with his trademark sound of nuevo tango.Now an ensemble formed in his name celebrates the centennial of his birth and his inspirational fusion of tango with classical music, jazz, and other genres.

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CCRMA presents Victoria Shen

November 4 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This free performance will be livestreamed at CCRMA Live. In-person seating at CCRMA Stage is limited to Stanford affiliates only. Please register here with your Stanford email address (non-Stanford email addresses will be discarded). Each guest must bring their Stanford ID card to tap it at the front door and wear a mask at all times while inside The Knoll. Victoria Shen (she/her) is a sound artist, experimental music performer, and instrument-maker born and raised in San Francisco. Her sound…

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NOON CONCERT: Piano Studio of Thomas Schultz

November 5 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Piano students of Thomas Schultz will be featured in this noontime recital. (Program TBA.)  ADMISSION INFORMATION Free admission Please read our COVID-19 Safety information. Parking permits are required for weekday campus parking. We recommend downloading the ParkMobile app before arriving.

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Duo Gordis-Hantaï: Harpsichord and Viola da Gamba

November 5 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Duo Gordis-Hantaï is comprised of Jérôme Hantaï, viola da gamba, and Lillian Gordis, harpsichord. They have been performing as a duo since 2018, seeking a common sound that lies between the singing inertia of the bow and the percussive attack of the keyboard. Their repertoire centers around the French virtuosos of the viola da gamba — Marin Marais and François Couperin — and the sonatas for viola da gamba and obbligato harpsichord of Johann Sebastian Bach. | (Program TBA.)  ADMISSION…

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Queer Horror Gravest Hits with Anthony Hudson/Carla Rossi

November 5 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Anthony Hudson as alter ego Carla Rossi, “Portland’s premier drag clown,” comes to Bing for a two-night residency. A member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Hudson finds inspiration in the drama and tension living in the in-between of race and sexual orientation in white pop culture. Hosted by Carla Rossi and culled from four years of Queer Horror’s short film nights at Portland’s historical Hollywood Theatre, Gravest Hits presents the silliest and most ghoulish international horror shorts by, starring, and about queers.…

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Carla Rossi Does Drag

November 6 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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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Stanford Philharmonia: Fall Concert

November 7 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Stanford Philharmonia, conducted by Paul Phillips, presents their Fall concert program from the Main Stage of Bing Concert Hall. Program W. A. MOZART  Symphony No. 26 in E-flat Major CHEVALIER DE SAINT-GEORGES  Symphonie Concertante in G Major, Op. 13 with violin soloists Roger Xia ’24 and Richard Cheung ’24 JOSEPH HAYDN  Symphony No. 97 in C Major CHARLES KOECHLIN  Septet for Wind Instruments with conductor Joshua Chang ’21 BENJAMIN BRITTEN  Simple Symphony ADMISSION INFORMATION Please read our COVID-19 Safety information and…

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Lunchtime Music at MemChu

November 10 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Enjoy a musical performance by Dr. Robert Huw Morgan, University Organist, in the peaceful ambiance of Memorial Church. Free and open to all. Attendees must comply with the following health & safety measures: Be vaccinated or have a negative COVID test within 72 hours of event Register upon arrival. Off-campus guests must also complete the Stanford Visitor: COVID-19 Health Attestation on the same day Wear a face covering while inside Memorial Church. Social Distancing is encouraged

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NOON CONCERT: Flute Students of Alexandra Hawley

November 10 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Flute students from Alexandra Hawley‘s studio are featured in this noontime concert. (Program TBA.)  ADMISSION INFORMATION Free admission Please read our COVID-19 Safety information. Parking permits are required for weekday campus parking. We recommend downloading the ParkMobile app before arriving.

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National Geographic Live Greenwood: A Century of Resilience With Alicia Odewale

November 10 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

After a successful inaugural series in the 2019–20 season at Stanford Live, National Geographic Live returns to the Bing with informative, entertaining, and awe-inspiring events that bring the world closer by combining National Geographic’s media resources with live presentations by explorers, photographers, reporters, and scientists. A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, archaeologist Alicia Odewale is uncovering stories of resilience in the hundred years since the attack on Black Wall Street in the city’s vibrant Greenwood district.

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William Prince

November 11 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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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Main Stage | “As Soon As Impossible”

November 11 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm

This World Premiere of As Soon As Impossible is directed by Professor Samer Al-Saber, and written by Roberta Denning Visiting Artist Betty Shamieh. As Soon As Impossible is a comedy that explores the relationship between two older men, Ramsey and Arthur, an Iraqi-American and a WASP. Their annual summer fishing trip is interrupted by the unexpected appearance of Ramsey’s granddaughter, Layla, who claims to be on the run. With Arthur’s suspicions raised, Ramsey may get more than he bargained for when…

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NOON CONCERT: The Cello Studio of Stephen Harrison

November 12 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The cello studio of Stephen Harrison is featured in this free noontime recital. (Program TBA.)  ADMISSION INFORMATION Free admission Please read our COVID-19 Safety information. Parking permits are required for weekday campus parking. We recommend downloading the ParkMobile app before arriving.

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Jaz Sawyer featuring Jazzmeia Horn: We Insist! Freedom Now Suite

November 12 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bay Area–raised educator and percussionist Jaz Sawyer explores Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln’s Freedom Now Suite. The 1960 work with lyrics by Oscar Brown Jr. was inspired by the civil rights movement. Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Jazzmeia Horn will perform alonside Sawyer. 

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Stanford Jazz Orchestra: An Evening with Clairdee

November 12 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Michael Galisatus directs the Stanford Jazz Orchestra’s program, An Evening with Clairdee, featuring the soulful jazz vocalist Clairdee, described by JazzTimes as “a whole lot of interpretive brilliance”. Her latest album, A Love Letter to Lena, received international press attention and was acknowledged in three categories of the 2020 Grammy® first round nominations. The 2018 recipient of the Bay Area Jazz & Blues Artist Lifetime Achievement Award, Clairdee is passionate about music education and mentorship, serving as Professor of Jazz…

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Stanford Symphony Orchestra: Fall Concert

November 12 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Stanford Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Paul Phillips, presents their Fall concert program from the Main Stage of Bing Concert Hall. Program PAUL PHILLIPS  Black Notes and White VALERIE COLEMAN  Seven O’Clock Shout EDVARD GRIEG  Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16 with piano soloist  Ethan Chi ’22, winner of the 2020 Concerto Competition WILLIAM GRANT STILL  Wood Notes OTTORINO RESPIGHI  The Pines of Rome ADMISSION INFORMATION Please read our COVID-19 safety information and the current Stanford Ticket Office policies before purchasing tickets. ADVANCE TICKETS: General $23…

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Jaz Sawyer Ensemble ft. Kim Nalley: The Message Forward Suite – World Premiere

November 13 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Drummer/Educator and San Francisco native Dr. Jaz Sawyer will present “The Message Forward Suite”. A world premiere composition that reflects the social climate and challenges of today with a message concerning the strength of community, and the power of education for the youth leaders of tomorrow.  

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Stanford Symphony Orchestra: Fall Concert

November 13 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Stanford Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Paul Phillips, presents their Fall concert program from the Main Stage of Bing Concert Hall. Program PAUL PHILLIPS  Black Notes and White VALERIE COLEMAN  Seven O’Clock Shout EDVARD GRIEG  Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16 with piano soloist  Ethan Chi ’22, winner of the 2020 Concerto Competition WILLIAM GRANT STILL  Wood Notes OTTORINO RESPIGHI  The Pines of Rome ADMISSION INFORMATION Please read our COVID-19 safety information and the current Stanford Ticket Office policies before purchasing tickets. ADVANCE TICKETS: General $23…

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Piano Studio of Louise Costigan-Kerns: Solo Piano Repertoire

November 13 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Piano students of Louise Costigan-Kerns will be featured in this recital. (Program TBA.)  ADMISSION INFORMATION Free admission Please read our COVID-19 Safety information.

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Stanford Chamber Chorale Fall Concert: Meet Me Here — A Return to Live Performance!

November 13 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Chorale is thrilled to return to live, in-person performances with this concert to kick-off the 2021-22 academic year with a diverse range of choral repertoire including Byrd, Brahms, Pearsall, Willan, Martin, Coleridge-Taylor, McDowall, Elberdin, Ešenvalds, Dickau, and Hella Johnson. Also featured is the world premiere of Together by Byron Au Yong with a text based on the Tang Dynasty poetry inscribed on boxes of masks donated by Chinese foundations to other countries during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re excited to…

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