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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

Black Women Dreaming with Amara Tabor-Smith

April 4 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm

“Black Women Dreaming” is a ritual of black women and femmes sleeping, resting, and dreaming at the Harmony House. It is a part of IDA Artist-in-Residence Amara Tabor Smith’s two-year, multi-site performance project titled, “House/Full of Blackwomen.” Black women and femmes of all gender expressions/experiences are invited to rest. This event is part of the Survivor Love Letter Project. 

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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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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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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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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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Medicine & the Muse Annual Symposium

April 17 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Rhythm and Prose: the Heartbeat of Medicine The 2019 Medicine & the Muse symposium welcomes keynote speaker Al Letson, the host and producer of Reveal, the podcast from the Center for Investigative Reporting, creator of State of the Re:Union (SOTRU), journalist, poet, playwright, storyteller and performer. He has been awarded multiple Peabody and National Edward R. Murrow Awards. Presentations, performances and art by students of Stanford School of Medicine.

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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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Colin Yule: Percussion Recital

April 19 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Graduate student Colin Yule performs various percussion solos and chamber music.

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Joseph Yen: Senior Piano Recital

April 20 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Program TBA.

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ANDERSON x CCRMA: Sound Happenings

April 23 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ANDERSON x CCRMA: Sound Happenings is a show bridging the auditory and visual worlds of the arts through installations and performances by members of the Stanford Music community, including the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). The event takes place in the galleries of the Anderson Collection and will feature 8-channel sound installations, generative video works, and performances by composers in the Stanford D.M.A. program. This magical transformation of the museum will inspire dialogue on fixed versus…

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Dafna Naphtali: Audio Chandelier | Hans Tammen: Endangered Guitar

April 25 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This double-bill event at CCRMA Stage will include two different artists’ programs in one evening. Dafna Naphtali‘s Audio Chandelier: Gears, Outtakes, Fry is made up of individual grains of nearly static sound dispersed to 8-16 speakers and altered as granular synthesis illuminates and refracts moments in time. In each of this set of three pieces, field recordings and audio samples and live vocals are processed as one “grain” is sent to each speaker available. By manipulating the grains of sound…

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Miles Petrie: Senior Voice Recital – NEW DATE!

April 26 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Miles Petrie’s senior voice recital features classical selections in German, Italian, and French, as well as musical theater pieces. Note: This event was rescheduled from Saturday, April 27.

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Go Forth

April 26 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Go Forth draws inspiration from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, a text originally intended to provide the deceased with a blueprint to the afterlife. Incorporating analog projections, chanting, and dance, the work animates a series of burial rituals. The audience enters through a photographic installation that provides an initiation into the mythological landscape of the work. The performance proposes burial not as erasure but as offering restitution that creates space for the presence of the absent, the longed for and…

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