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May 2019

A Musical Evening with Tagore featuring Rezwana Chowdhury Bannya

May 25 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An exclusive concert by internationally renowned singer Rezwana Chowdhury Bannya, which will mark Stanford’s first ever Rabindra Jayanti celebrations. Each song will be prefaced in English with brief background information and accompanied with projected English subtitles.   This event is free and open to the public, but due to limited spaces entry is by invitation only, RSVP below. Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali polymath, poet, musician, and artist from the Indian subcontinent. Besides being Asia’s first Nobel Laureate, winning the literature…

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Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational: North American Taiko Artists’ Showcase

May 25 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This is the first concert of a two-part concert series hosted by Stanford Taiko, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational (ITI). First established in 1995, ITI has grown into an annual two-day conference that brings together over 180 collegiate taiko players, who will have the opportunity to learn from and play with professional players on the vanguard of North American taiko. This concert will showcase the performances of several taiko pioneers, as well as many…

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Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational: Collegiate Taiko Showcase

May 26 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This is the second concert of a two-part concert series hosted by Stanford Taiko, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational (ITI). First established in 1995, ITI has grown into an annual two-day conference that brings together over 180 collegiate taiko players, who will have the opportunity to learn from and play with professional players on the vanguard of North American taiko. This second concert will be a showcase of the many collegiate groups attending ITI.…

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The Cantor Arts Center is open Memorial Day, May 27!

May 27 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Spend the day visiting special exhibitions on view, plus new works and acquisitions recently installed in our galleries. Don’t miss out on free parking available at certain lots around campus.  IMAGE: Artist unknown, U.S.A., Small United States Flag. Fabric and beads. Stanford Family Collections, JLS.17874. On view in the Stanford Family Room Admission Info Cantor Arts Center: Open Wed-Mon, 11am – 5pm, Thurs until 8pm.Always free. CLOSED TUES

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NOON CONCERT: Piano Students of George Barth and Kumaran Arul

May 29 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Stanford piano students from the studios of George Barth and Kumaran Arul perform.

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Stanford New Ensemble

May 29 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Stanford New Ensemble presents their end-of-year performance of works by Peter Ablinger, John Cage, Michele Cheng, and Michiko Theurer, directed by Hans Kretz.  Admission Info Free

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University Singers: Music by Johann Sebastian Bach – NEW VENUE!

May 29 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Robert Huw Morgan directs the University Singers’ concert of music by Johann Sebastian Bach. | Note: This event has been moved to Bing Concert Hall.

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Production | Lighten Up! A Comedy Festival about Colorism

May 29 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Colorism affects our daily lives – how we groom ourselves, our relationship with the sun, what we buy, how we vote, and how we perceive each other. It is such an everyday, insidious oppression that has utterly absurd day-to-day effects. Simply put, it’s ripe for comedy. This 3 day festival will include two Stanford Artists performances and a performance by Peacock Rebellion. Tickets and More Information are available at our website https://lightenupcomedy.weebly.com/

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NOON CONCERT: Voice Students of Kathryne Jennings – New date!

May 31 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The voice students of Kathryne Jennings’s studio perform. | Note: This event was rescheduled from June 2nd.

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George Frideric Handel: Acis and Galatea

May 31 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Nymphs and shepherds live and love in the idyllic fields of Arcadia, until the arrival of monster Polyphemus shatters their pastoral bliss. True to the Ovidian myth, the subsequent death of Acis is reimagined as he transforms into a stream, to be forever a part of the Arcadian fields. Music students of MUS 184C perform this favorite Handel serenata from various versions, including a 1786 chamber version held in Green Library Special Collections. | Reception to follow. Stage Director: Nova…

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Stanford Jazz Combos

May 31 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Jim Nadel presents this Jazz Combo showcase featuring blues, standards, and original jazz by Stanford jazz students.

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Stanford Jazz Combos

May 31 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Jim Nadel presents this Jazz Combo showcase, featuring blues, standards, and original jazz performed by student ensembles. Admission Info Free

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Stanford Chamber Chorale: U.K. Tour Farewell

May 31 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Bid the Chorale farewell as it prepares to embark on its two-week tour to England and Wales. The concert will feature the Chorale’s tour repertoire of British, Baltic, and American choral works.

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CCRMA at Bing: The Lord of the Bings – The Two Bings

May 31 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us for the second installment of our epic concert series, The Lord of the Bings. The Two Bings will feature two different evening programs of multichannel immersive music, soundscapes, and visuals in Bing Concert Hall Studio. Our GRAIL sound system will be deployed again in a 3D setup for a selection of pieces from CCRMA and around Middle-earth.  Artists and composers include Mark Applebaum, Natasha Barrett, Eoin Callery, Chris Chafe, Michele Cheng, Jaehoon Choi, Hassan Estakhrian, Mark Ferguson, Cathleen…

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June 2019

Jazz Piano Studio of Murray Low: Spring Recital

June 1 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Spring Jazz Piano showcase featuring the students of Murray Low will include standards and contemporary works.

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Stanford Symphony Orchestra: Spring Concert

June 1 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The SSO’s Spring concert features the following program: Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky Marche SlavChris Yoon ’19, conductor  Franz Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1Derek Chung ’22, piano soloist (winner, 2019 Stanford Concerto Competition) Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 5 Admission Info Advance tickets: GENERAL $23 | STUDENTS $13 | SENIORS $18 At the door: GENERAL $28 | STUDENTS $18 (Free for Stanford students with SUID) | SENIORS $23

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Stanford Gu-zheng Ensemble

June 1 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Stanford Guzheng Ensemble is a group of Stanford students from all disciplines, drawn together by their interest in gu-zheng (Chinese harp). This instrument is considered the ancestor of other Asian instruments such as the Japanese koto. Led by renowned gu-zheng player Hui You, the ensemble explores both traditional and contemporary pieces for gu-zheng.

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Anna Michelle Kirk: Senior Harp Recital

June 2 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Harpist Anna Michelle Kirk performs the following program with piano accompaniment: Ravel: Introduction and AllegroDebussy: Danse sacrée et danse profaneClair de luneGrandjany: Aria in Classic StyleTournier: Lolita the Dancer

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CANCELED – Voice Students of Kathryne Jennings

June 2 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The voice students of Kathryne Jennings’s studio perform.

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String-Piano Collaborative Recital: Sonata through Time

June 2 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The program features sonatas written across three centuries: Beethoven’s final violin sonata, Frank Bridge’s WWI-era cello sonata, and living composer Blaine Rister’s “Mila” violin sonata (world premiere). Pianist Kevin Lee Sun, a Stanford medical student with a Master of Music degree from SFCM, collaborates with cellist Evan Kim ’21 and violinists Andrew Chang ’19 and Kaili Wang ’22.The program is coached by faculty Christopher Costanza, Robin Sharp, and Thomas Schultz. Program Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op.…

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Spring Chamber Music Showcase: Program 1

June 3 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Participants from the Stanford Chamber Music program perform in the first of two different programs this week.

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The Mind and Music of George Gershwin with Dr. Richard Kogan

June 4 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Psychiatrist and concert pianist Dr. Richard Kogan will give a presentation that explores the impact of psychological forces and psychiatric and medical illness on the creative output of the great American composer George Gershwin (1898-1937). The program will include performances of Gershwin masterpieces including Rhapsody in Blue and Porgy and Bess. Bio: Richard Kogan has a distinguished career both as a concert pianist and as a psychiatrist. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and Artistic Director of…

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NOON CONCERT: Flute Students of Greer Ellison

June 5 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Flute students from Greer Ellison’s studio are featured in this noontime concert.

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Spring Chamber Music Showcase: Program 2

June 5 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Participants from the Stanford Chamber Music program perform in the second of two different programs this week.

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Early Music Singers: Music of Francisco Guerrero

June 5 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

William Mahrt directs the Early Music Singers’ Winter program of motets and other music by the Spanish composer Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599).

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