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August 2021

Pedro Lopes: Livestream from Chicago

August 6 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

CCRMA Live presents a livestream concert with Pedro Lopes performing turntable percussion, cymbals, and modified needles in Chicago, IL. Pedro Lopes is a turntablist metamorphosed into a percussionist. When playing live, he deconstructs his instrument, the turntable, into a vehicle of a rapid, post-scratch, and post-jazz — a musical dialog of analog intonation and acoustic overtones.  In Pedro’s music, the needles do not merely amplify the vibrations stored in the grooves of the vinyl records. For him, the needles are microscopes that enable us…

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SGS Summer Film Festival: Cafe Transit

August 11 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This year the Stanford Global Studies Summer Film Festival will be held virtually. Join us from your home as we watch seven films from around the world that focus on the theme “Feeding your Soul.” The Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies invites you to watch Cafe Transit from home at a time that works for your schedule, then join us on Zoom for a post-screening discussion with actress Fereshteh Sadreorafaei. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom information.…

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August 17 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Thomas Schultz performs a solo piano recital to launch this year’s Summer Piano Seminar. This program will include works by Bach/Busoni, Busoni, Na, and Rzewski. Athough Campbell Recital Hall is not open to the public at this time, this recital will be livestreamed. (A link to the livestream will be announced soon.)

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August 19 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Thomas Schultz Summer Piano Seminar presents three Participants Concerts in Campbell Recital Hall featuring students performing works they have studied during the seminar. Athough Campbell Recital Hall is not open to the public at this time, these concerts will be livestreamed for all who wish to see them. (Links to the livestreams will be announced soon.) Programs Thursday: Adrian Liu, Kevin Sun, and Roger Xia perform music of Chopin, Na, and Schubert Friday: Leslie Jin, David Lee, Lina Lee,…

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SGS Film Festival: Aamis – Q&A with director Bhaskar Hazarika

August 25 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On August 25th at 8:00pm Pacific (August 26th at 8:30am India) As part of the Stanford Global Studies Film Festival, the Center for South Asia will hold a virtual Q&A discussion around the 2019 Indian film, Aamis, with director Bhaskar Hazarika. The film received 5 film nominations, including at the Tribeca Film Festial and Mumbai Film Festival, and won Best Director and a Special Jury Award at Prag Cine Awards in 2021. Please watch the movie, available on Moviesaints, before…

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September 2021

Paper Chase: Ten Years of Collecting Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Cantor

September 29 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Experience over 100 acquisitions to the Cantor’s collection that investigate issues of science and nature, identity and social conflict, art collecting, and history. IMAGE: Ambreen Butt (Pakistan, b. 1969), Untitled, 2008. Hard ground and soft ground etching, aquatint, spitbite aquatint, drypoint, and chine collé, with hand-coloring. Palmer Gross Ducommun Fund, 2011.38.5 Admission Info Cantor Arts Center: Open Wed-Sun, 11am – 5pm. CLOSED MON & TUES

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September 29 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A Juno Award-nominated electro-pop artist, iskwē, which translates to “blue sky woman,” spotlights the importance and plight of Indigenous peoples and territories in Canada. Her command of music styles includes jazz, R&B, industrial pop-rock, post-rock, and trip-hop. Centuries of historic injustice, systemic racism, and environmental degradation fuel her powerful lyrics. The Bing Studio will be transformed into a visual installation to be experienced prior to the concert. Then, in the concert hall, indigenous instrumentation and vocalizations will merge with projected video…

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November 2021

CBD 2021: Faith, Pain, and the Faraway: A Meditation on Landscape Painting with Alexander Nemerov

November 1 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Sanford Gifford (1823-1880) made perhaps the most beautiful of all Hudson River School landscapes. Most notably, he was famed for his portrayal of the distance. Far horizons—hazy, luminous, otherworldly—were his special fascination. In this talk Alexander Nemerov will explore Gifford’s faith in the faraway in light of his close relationship with his troubled older brother Charles. Alexander Nemerov is the Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Stanford. He is the author of many books,…

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February 2022

A Loaded Camera: Gordon Parks

February 23, 2022 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

An exhibition celebrating work by groundbreaking African American artist Gordon Parks, who used his camera to confront racism and also represent creativity and endurance. IMAGE: Gordon Parks (U.S.A., 1912–2006), Emerging Man, 1952. Gelatin silver print. Courtesy of and © The Gordon Parks Foundation. The Capital Group Foundation Photography Collection at Stanford University

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