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2018–19 SEASON

Annual Report

Stanford Live presents a wide range of the finest performances from around the world, fostering a vibrant learning community and providing distinctive experiences through the performing arts. With its primary home at Bing Concert Hall, Stanford Live is simultaneously a public square, a sanctuary, and a lab, drawing on the breadth and depth of Stanford University to connect performance to the significant issues, ideas, and discoveries of our time. Stanford Live includes a wealth of collaborators and partners, including Stanford academic departments and individual faculty members, Stanford students, offcampus arts institutions, and community organizations. Crucially, Stanford Live supports the university’s focus on placing the arts at the heart of a Stanford education. 2018–19 Performers


Frost Amphitheater


Bing Studio


Finding New Space for Theater


Memorial Auditorium


Artist Residencies Student Collaborations Stand Up Comedy K-12 Teacher Programs & Matinees 2018–19 Season in Numbers Stanford Live Members Stanford Live Staff

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It is a pleasure to share our 2018–19 Annual Report with you. The 2018-19 season marked a number of firsts for Stanford Live. In a year that explored ideas around life, love and loss, we invited a diverse range of first-time artists to campus, expanded into new venues, and reopened Frost Amphitheater. We launched a comedy series and welcomed renowned artists to campus for extended residencies. After a generation of intermittent use, Frost rejoined the Stanford ecosystem as a wonderful space to convene campus and community. The venue launched with the annual student Frost Fest and continued through a summer series that featured the return of the San Francisco Symphony and headline performances by popular artists. Nitin Sawhney and Inua Ellams joined us as the first recipients of the Stanford Presidential Residencies on the Future of the Arts. In addition to showcasing a broad range of his work in multiple venues, Sawhney collaborated with the Center for South Asia, the Stanford Symphony Orchestra, and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in bringing new and past works to life. And Ellams shared his love of creative writing, community building and storytelling in gatherings with Stanford students and via high school workshops in East Palo Alto.

Our expanded theater program had audience members running around campus to experience the musings of old friends at the pub at the Stanford golf course, the exploration of African culture, masculinity and kinship at the Roble Theater, and the mind-blowing trickery of an illusionist at the Frost green room. Once again, our halls and spaces welcomed student ensembles and various departments and faculty members for performances, meetings, and celebrations. A special shoutout to the team at Stanford Live who worked incredibly hard this season to realize all of the above. Finally, thank you to all of our supporters for helping us to deliver this ambitious program.

With warm regards,

Chris Lorway Executive Director Stanford Live


2018–19 Performers We welcomed the following programs, performers, and speakers to Stanford Live in the 2018–19 Season 2b Theatre Company: Old Stock, A Refugee Love Story Abbey Theatre Company: Two Pints Adam CaytonHolland Alphabet Rockers Australian Chamber Orchestra Batsheva Dance Company: Venezuela Ben Caplan Benny Green Berhana Bill Charlap Bobby McFerrin & Gimme5 Branford Marsalis Quartet Brentano String Quartet CCRMA Cécile McLorin Salvant Céline Peterson Cha Wa Chanticleer Charles Lloyd and the Marvels Circa: Humans Conspirare: Considering Matthew Shepard Cut Circle Czech Philharmonic DanceNorth Decoda Delgres Diana Gameros Dianne Reeves

Dioganhdih Dizzy Fae Donny McCaslin Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers Emmet Cohen Trio with Sheila Jordan and Tootie Heath Eric Owens Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra Fred Hersch Trio Frederica von Stade Gavin Turek Gemma New Gerald Clayton German Lopez and Antonio Toledo Gil Shaham Gina Brillon Gregory Porter Half Straddlez: Ghost Rings I'm With Her Inua Ellams: Barbershop Chronicles iSing Girls Choir Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Jazz Mafia: The History of Frost Jenny Zigrino Joe Russo's Almost Dead John Clayton John Lloyd Young John Santos Sextet

Jon Cleary Jordi Savall & Hesperian XXI: The Routes of Slavery Joshua Redman Justin Vivian Bond Kaki King Kali Uchis & Jorja Smith Kaneza Schaal Kim Nalley Band Kronos Quartet Lawrence Brownlee Leyla McCalla Lila Downs Lionel Richie Lucinda Williams Lynn Harrell Mama Kona Matt Ray Meow Meow & Thomas Lauderdale Meredith Monk Miramar Neil Gaiman New Breed Brass Band Nick Thune Nitin Sawhney Odesza Paula West Peninsula Symphony Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Philharmonia Orchestra, London Renee Rosnes Rob Kapilow Roberta Smith and Jason Andrew

Robi Botos Ryan Haddad: Are You Single San Francisco Symphony Scott Silven: At The Illusionist's Table Senyawa Seong-Jin Cho Sō Percussion Sonos Handbell Ensemble St. Lawrence String Quartet Stanford Jazz Orchestra Stanford Philharmonia Stanford Summer Chorus Stanford Symphony Orchestra Stanford Wind Symphony Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra Tesla Quartet The Baylor Project The National The Quebe Sisters The Thunderstruck Project Tord Gustavsen Trio Wang Ramirez: Dystopian Dream Why Not Theatre: Mouthpiece Wynton Marsalis Yefim Bronfman


$2,124,258 Ticket Revenue


42,370 Total Tickets Sold


% of Tickets sold to Stanford Students


% of Tickets sold to Stanford staff

Photos (clockwise from top left): John Santos Sextet and friends dance their way through Bing Concert Hall; Seong-Jin Cho meets with fans; Bobby McFerrin with Gimme 5 and members of Talisman; Lila Downs' sold out show at Bing Concert Hall; Philharmonia Orchestra, London conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen; Diana Gameros performs indie pop songs with a Latin twist


Frost Amphitheater student-run Frost Fest, the Multicultural Springfest, and the 2019 Computer Science Departmental diploma ceremony. These events have helped bring the Stanford community back into this beloved and iconic venue. The restoration of this space was made possible thanks to the generous gifts of hundreds of individual donors.


Guests at Stanford's 2019 Computer Science Graduation


The historic Frost Amphitheater reopened this year after a twoyear renovation that added a state-of-the-art stage, improved accessibility, and modern amenities for both audiences and performers. Since its grand opening in May 2019, Frost has already hosted university events including Stanford's New Student Orientation for the Class of 2023, the annual


University Events at Frost

Photos (clockwise from top left): Newly remodeled Frost Amphitheater before its grand opening; the Department of Computer Science commencement ceremony at Frost; Class of 2023 New Student Orientation


Photos (clockwise from left): Lionel Richie dancing all night long; A summer night program by the San Francisco Symphony conducted by Gemma New; Odesza perfoming one of two soldout shows at Frost Amphitheater



Performances May 2019–August 31, 2019


Total Tickets Sold


Cars Parked in Event Lots

Goldenvoice and San Francisco Symphony Partnerships This season saw the muchanticipated return of Frost Amphitheater as a leading venue for live music in the Bay Area. Our partnerships with the Stanford Concert Network, the San Francisco Symphony, and Goldenvoice brought a broad variety of programming beginning in May 2019. These partnerships helped us introduce a wide range of artists to Frost, showing diverse audiences from throughout the community how truly special this space is.

The line-up included classical music (The San Francisco Symphony), pop & R&B (Lionel Richie, Jorja Smith, and Kali Uchis), electronic dance music (Odesza), hip-hop (BROCKHAMPTON), and legendary singer/songwriters (Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson). In a nod to the Grateful Dead's legacy at the venue, Joe Russo's Almost Dead brought joy and nostalgia to those who fondly remember the band's 14 shows at Frost.


Bing Studio Cabaret

Photos (clockwise from top left): Cha Wa, a New Orleans Funk Band; Emmet Cohen with jazz legend and drummer Tootie Heath; Comedian Nick Thune; Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers


local favorite Kim Nalley, the effervescent Quebe Sisters, folk-star Leyla McCalla, Broadway heartthrob John Lloyd Young, and many more. In addition, we launched a new comedy series in partnership with the student-run StandUp, D, curated by Bay Area comedy veteran Lori Kaplan.


Total Tickets Sold



It's hard to believe that we opened our Bing Studio cabaret space only two years ago with a performance by Alan Cumming in the 2016–17 season. In the last year, we presented 54 performances in this well-loved, intimate venue, bringing in performers like Germán López and Antonio Toledo who highlighted music from the Canary islands,


Cabaret Performances

% of Tickets Sold to SU Students

Photos (clockwise from left): Go Forth, a piece based upon the Egyptian Book of The Dead and directed by Kaneza Schaal; Mouthpiece by Quote Unquote Collective in association with Why Not Theatre; Ghost Rings by Half Straddle

Transforming the Studio The 2018–19 season also brought several technically and aesthetically challenging theatrical productions requiring extensive set design and production in the Bing Studio. We presented Kaneza Schaal's Go Forth, which transformed the venue into an intimate theater experience inspired by the Egyptian Book of the Dead. For Half Straddle's Ghost Rings, a

platform stage was built to support a lively "pop-song cycle" featuring two vocalists, a live band, and papier-mâché props. For our presentation of Mouthpiece by Quote Unquote Collective in collaboration with Why Not Theatre, we transformed the space again, building out a set to pull the audience's focus onto two actors performing around a single bathtub.



Theater Performances in the Bing Studio


Total Tickets Sold


Animal Puppets


Photos (clockwise from left): Barber Shop Chronicles in Roble Studio Theater; At The Illusionist's Table dining table and main performance area; Two Pints in the Coupa Cafe at Stanford Golf Course

Finding New Space for Theater One of the highlights of the season was the chance to introduce our audiences to theater works in new spaces. In addition to reconfiguring our Studio space for technically challenging and unique performances, we stretched across campus to bring the National Theater's Barber Shop Chronicles to the new Roble Studio Theater for a four-


night, sold-out run. We also presented a similarly sold-out run of Abbey Theater's Two Pints in the Coupa Cafe pub at Stanford's golf course. The Frost Amphitheater green room was transformed into an intimate dining space for Scott Silven's sold-out run of At the Illustionist's Table.



New Venues


Pints of Guinness Sold at Two Pints


At the Illusionist's Table performances

Memorial Auditorium Memorial Auditorium, one of Stanford's oldest performance venues, continues to be the primary space to present large scale works that require a traditional proscenium stage. At 1,700 seats, it is the only space on campus that can accommodate the incoming freshman class. In the 2018-19 season, the space hosted a select number of our dance and jazz performances. This kicked off in October

with Honji Wang, Sébastien Ramirez, and Eva Stone in the North American premiere of Dystopian Dream, which was co-commissioned by Stanford Live. Grammy-winning vocalist Gregory Porter took the stage in December for a holiday celebration of the life and music of Nat King Cole, and Israel’s renowned Batsheva Dance Company performed its latest work, Venezuela, to a near sold-out crowd in March.

Photos (clockwise from bottom left): North American premiere of Dystopian Dream by Nitin Sawhney, Sébastien Ramirez, and Honji Wang; Batsheva Dance Company performing Venezuela; Gregory Porter pays tribute to Nat King Cole



Memorial Auditorium Performances

4,152 Tickets Sold


Photos (clockwise from left): Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performance of Spaces; Inua Ellams in conversation with students at Ujamaa House; Wynton Marsalis in conversation with Adam Banks at Bing Concert Hall

Artist Residencies Artist residencies provided an opportunity to forge deeper connections between visiting artists and the Stanford community. The season commenced with a visit from Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JALCO). The residency opened with a conversation between Marsalis and Stanford Professor of Education Adam Banks, which touched on music, language, New Orleans, and politics. Later that week, JALCO performed a program exploring the life and work of Thelonious Monk for two 10

sold-out K-12 student audiences. The next evening they wowed the Bing audience with a delightful performance of Marsalis’ work Spaces, which featured dancers Lil Buck, Ron Myles, and Jared Grimes. Members of JALCO also led a workshop for teachers and visited local schools to mentor students as well. Later in the season, playwright Inua Ellams and composer/producer Nitin Sawhney were invited to participate in more expansive residences as part of the inaugural Stanford Presidential Residencies



Innua Ellams Writing Workshop Attendees


Stanford Students Impacted

on the Future of the Arts. Ellams came to campus a month ahead of his breakout play Barber Shop Chronicles and engaged in writing workshops and dialogue with Stanford creative writing students and with high school students at East Palo Alto Academy. This visit, fittingly enough, coincided with Thump-Off Thursday, a regular pop-up barbershop at Ujamaa House, the student residence on campus with an academic focus on the African diaspora, where Ellams also participated in a panel discussion with students. In addition to Dystopian Dream at Memorial Auditorium in October, Nitin Sawhney also engaged with several units on campus including the Stanford Linear Accelerator (SLAC), Center for Computer Research

in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Film and Media Studies, and the residential learning program ITALIC. The SLAC visit resulted in a collaboration with scientists at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology. Kavli scientists provided a series of short films on dark matter and ionizing gas that inspired new scores by Nitin. These works became the centerpiece for an arts and technology showcase concert at Bing in April 2019. The experience of having artists engage in their creative processes on campus and share their work with the Stanford community has proved enriching and energizing. We look forward to integrating in-depth artist residencies into Stanford Live’s programs next season and beyond.

Photos (clockwise from bottom left): A Musical Life performed by Nitin Sawhney and Eva Stone; An exploration of art and music at Music in Motion (MIM) with the premiere of Sawhney's scores inspired by dark matter visualizations from SLAC; The Thunderstruck Project controlling a Tesla coil on the Bing stage at MIM; Kaki King performs an excerpt from The Neck is the Bridge to the Body at MIM.







Talks and Discussions


K-12 Matinees


Film Screenings


Tesla Coil on the Bing Stage


Photos (clockwise from left): Gavin Turek serving up disco shimmer, house music unz, and electro-pop; Kali Uchis and Jorja Smith breaking in the new Frost stage at Frost Fest.

Student Collaborations: Stanford Concert Network & Beyond We deepened our relationship with the student-run Stanford Concert Network (SCN), integrating SCN with the Frost reopening and our Studio series. We expanded our role in Frost Fest, an annual student-focused music festival, and guided the SCN students through the booking, advancing, and production process. With mentorship from Stanford Live staff, SCN presented a series of cabaret shows in the Bing Studio, pairing touring artists with student opening acts. SCN and Stanford Live also collaborated 12

with the Stanford Ethiopian and Eritrean Student Association (SEESA) to present a sold-out performance by EthiopianAmerican artist Berhana. Stanford Live began an additional collaboration with the Stanford American Indian Organization (SAIO), co-presenting indigenous rapper Dioganhdih in the Bing Studio. We are planning to expand both our SAIO and SCN partnerships in the coming year with a series of student-curated cabarets.



Total Tickets Sold for Frost Fest


SCN and Stanford Live Shows


% of Tickets Sold to SU Students

Stand Up Comedy This past season, Stanford Live and Stand Up, D (pronounced stand up comma-dee) cohosted a four-part series of comedy events in the Bing Studio. Olivia Barbulescu, president of Stand Up, D, hosted all four performances with comedians Jenny Zigrino, Adam Cayton-Holland, Gina

Brillon, and Nick Thune. At each performance, a different student opened for the headliner, giving them the chance to practice in front of professional comedians, their fellow students, and the Stanford community.

"As host, it was as if I had an exclusive behindthe-scenes pass to the show.... Backstage, Jack and I spent time with Zigrino, exchanging fun stories over snacks, and getting advice on how to be better comedians. This was thrilling for me as I have loved watching Zigrino on Conan O’Brien, TBS, and MTV Fox." —Olivia Barbulescu (Class of '19) on her experience with comedian Jenny Zigrino Photos (clockwise from bottom left): Student Jack Greenberg opening for Jenny Zigrino; Student Olivia Barbulescu hosting a comedy night; A full house in the Bing Studio for comedian Adam Cayton-Holland



Comedy Nights in the Bing Studio


Tickets Sold


Student Comedian Openers


Photos (Clockwise from top left): Dr. Casey Philip Wong gives a presentation at the Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and the Arts Conference; Teachers engaging with conference presenters Alphabet Rockers; Teachers participate in a conference workshop

K-12 Teacher Programs Our education programs took a giant step forward with our first-ever teacher conference, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and the Arts, in January 2019. Local and national arts education leaders inspired 115 educators in a day of challenging and joyful workshops and conversations. Approximately 44% of attendees were new to Stanford Live, coming from throughout the Bay


Area, and the conference drew coverage from the San Francisco Chronicle. The Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP) in the Graduate School of Education joined us as a co-presenter. Altogether, the day set a new standard for our K-12 programs and raised them to a more valued place in the Bay Area's arts education ecosystem.



Teacher Workshop Attendees


Teacher Conference Participants

K-12 Matinees Our student matinees introduced renowned artists and multiple art forms to area students, including Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, operatic greats Eric Owens and Lawrence Brownlee, and Grammy-nominated children’s hip-hop group Alphabet Rockers. We emphasized access to arts learning with ticket and bus donations for Title 1 schools. Some of the Bay Area’s leading teaching artists expanded teachers’ classroom resources

through the training offered in our free workshops. Our growing Artists-in-Schools programs in the Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto included 65 classroom visits and performances with teaching artists Quinteto Latino. We expanded an innovative program element in which guest composer Jesus Plascencia wrote new works for students, guided by their input, to play alongside professional parts for Quinteto Latino.

“I really enjoyed the singing, the dancing, the little story they told. I am glad that other people at the concert enjoyed it too. The singers were so kind, helpful and sweet. We had a lot of fun at the field trip.” —4th grade student attending our March 2019 matinee with the Alphabet Rockers


Photos (clockwise from bottom left): A full house at the Jazz at Lincoln Center matinee performance; A student shares her ideas on how to make the world a better place during a K-12 matinee with Alphabet Rockers; Student dancing during the Alphabet Rockers performance


Student Matinee Attendees


Student matinees


Title 1 Schools Who Received Donated Tickets


In-School Visits


Local Schools Served


Bus Trips Subsidized by Stanford Live 15

2018–19 Season In Numbers Stanford University Arts Endowment Support 1% Corporate 1% Rental and Support Foundation Partner Income 1% and Government 3% Support 4% Frost Amphitheater 9%

Individual Giving 29%

Stanford University Facility Maintenance Support 11%

Stanford University General Funds 18% Ticket Sales and Fees 25%

REVENUE: $9.45 MILLION Fundraising Campus & 2% Community Administration Engagement 1% 2% Production 4% University Infrastructure 5%

Salaries and Fringe 32%

Frost Amphitheater 8%

Marketing 9%

Programming 25%

Facility and Operations 12%


Jazz & Blues 10%

Classical 16%

Stanford University Events & Rentals 27%

Pop & Folk 7%

World 6%

Dance 3%

Frost Amphitheater 4%

Comedy 3%

Contemporary 2%





Mobile/Tablet Transactions (48% increase from 2017–18)

% of Households New to Stanford Live (Approx. 12,300 patrons)

Tickets sold to Stanford students

329,671 Stanford Live website visitors (27% increase from 2017–18)

71% % of all Ticket Sales Processed Online (an increase from 70% in 2017–18)

162 Households with tickets to 10+ shows

184 New Stanford Live Member Households

7,062 Tickets sold to Stanford faculty/staff

2,754 Stanford student tickets sold to Frost Fest, the first performance in the renovated Frost Amphitheater

Conversations 1%

Theater & Spoken Word 10%

Free Events, 12%

Stanford Live Members Stanford Live thanks the following members for their support: PERFORMANCE SPONSORS Helen & Peter Bing The Bullard Family Mary & Clinton Gilliland Marcia & John Goldman Stephanie & Fred Harman Leslie & George Hume Trine Sorensen & Michael Jacobson Bonnie & Marty Tenenbaum The Wollenberg Foundation

BING CIRCLE ($25,000+) Anonymous (2) Jeanne & Larry Aufmuth Helen & Peter Bing The Bullard Family Roberta & Steven Denning Ann & John Doerr Jill & Norm Fogelsong Scott & Molly Forstall Mary & Clinton Gilliland Marcia & John Goldman Drs. Lynn Gretkowski & Mary Jacobson Leonard Gumport & Wendy Munger Stephanie & Fred Harman Rick Holmstrom & Kate Ridgway The Hornik Family Leslie & George Hume Fong Liu Victoria & James Maroulis Deedee McMurtry Barbara Oshman Mindy & Jesse Rogers Marian & Abraham Sofaer Trine Sorensen & Michael Jacobson Bonnie & Marty Tenenbaum Maurice & Helen Werdegar David Wollenberg Priscilla & Ward Woods

BING DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE ($15,000–$24,999) Shawn & Brook Byers Joyce Chung & Rene Lacerte Jill Freidenrich Lynn & Jim Gibbons Morton Grosser Catherine & Franklin Johnson Joan F. Lane Leatrice Lee Debra & Mark Leslie Carrick & Andrew McLaughlin Linda & Tony Meier Nancy & Lawrence Mohr David Morandi William Reller Condoleezza Rice Susan & David Young 18

BING ARTIST’S CIRCLE ($7,500–$14,999) Anonymous (5) Fred Alvarez & Beth McLellan Alvarez Felicity Barringer & Philip Taubman Alison & Joe Barta Sally Benson & Terry Surles Iris & Paul Brest Janice Brody & Bruce Rule Eva & Chris Canellos Regina & Gerhard Casper Diane & Stephen Ciesinski Julia & James Davidson Margaret Dorfman Susan Ford Dorsey & Michael Dorsey William Draper III Barbara Edwards Mary & William Fitch Maggie & Fred Grauer Ann M. Griffiths Gail & Walter Harris Eleanor & Bruce Heister Anne & Jack Holloway Larry Horton & George Wilson Elizabeth & Zachary Hulsey Mary Ittelson Lucie Jay Sallie De Golia-Jorgenson & John Jorgenson Betty & Bob Joss Roberta & Charles Katz Lisa Keamy & Lloyd Minor Kathy & John Kissick Ingrid Lai & William Shu Carolyn & William Langelier Bren & Lawrence Leisure Cynthia & Richard Livermore Rick & Amy Magnuson Jane & Michael Marmor Cathy McMurtry Tashia & John Morgridge Dean Morton Susan & Bill Oberndorf John O'Farrell & Gloria Principe Lynn & Susan Orr Anthony Paduano & Ruth Porat Donna & Channing Robertson Amanda & Michael Ross Barbara & Greg Rosston Mark & Theresa Rowland Tom Sadler & Eila Skinner Meryl & Rob Selig The Honorable & Mrs. George P. Shultz Barbara & Arnold Silverman Dr. Harise Stein & Mr. Peter Staple Madeline & Isaac Stein Andrea & Lubert Stryer Lena & Ken Tailo Carol & Doug Tanner Lorna & Mark Vander Ploeg Karin & Paul Wick

SUSTAINER ($2,500–$7,499) Keith Amidon & Rani Menon Jonathan, Frances & Alison Axelrad

Celeste & Wendell Birkhofer Joan & Tom Brown James Canales & James McCann William Coggshall & Janet Littlefield Diane Elder & Bruce Noble Sissy & Theodore Geballe The Stephen & Margaret Gill Family Foundation Greg Goodman & Susan Schnitzer Judy & Jerrol Harris Iris & Hal Korol Charlotte & Larry Langdon Joan Mansour Betsy & Matt Matteson Judy M. Mohr & Keith W. Reeves Betsy Morgenthaler Paula & Bill Powar Srinija Srinivasan Tracy Storer & Marcia Kimes Kenneth Weinberg Dr. Irving Weissman & Ann Tsukamoto-Weissman

PARTNER ($1,000–$2,499) Anonymous (10) Marian & Jim Adams Margaret Anderson Keith Baker Pat Barnes & Kathy Keller Lisa Barrett Deborah & Jonathan Berek Karen S. Bergman Matthew Bien & Grace Lee Carolyn & Gary Bjorklund Lissy & Byron Bland Tab Bowers & Michie Kasahara Linda & Steve Boxer Terri Bullock Thomas Byrnes Tasha Castañeda Rowland Cheng & Shelli Ching Donald Cheu Holly & Andrew Cohen Joanne & Michael Condie Bill & Bridget Coughran Ann & David Crockett Bruce Daniel Debra Demartini Tom Dienstbier & Joyce Firstenberger Patricia Engasser & Mark Reisman Sally & Craig Falkenhagen Stanley Falkow & Lucy Tompkins The Feinstein Family Margaret Ann & Don Fidler Rona Foster & Ken Powell Betsy & David Fryberger A. A. Furukawa Daniel Garber & Catharine Fergus Garber Jane & Bruce Gee Mike & Myra Gerson Gilfix Eric Giovanola Cate & Michael Glenn Susan Goodhue Matthew Goodman Ed Haertel & Drew Oman Eric Hanushek & Margaret Raymond

Joyce & James Harris Paul Harrison & Irene Lin Tine & Joerg Heilig Anne & William Hershey Leslie Hsu & Richard Lenon Rex & Dede Jamison Pamela S. Karlan Randall Keith & Karen Hohner Carla Murray Kenworthy Ed & Kay Kinney The Klements Amy Ladd & Doug Fitzgerald Albe & Ray Larsen Ayleen & Emory Lee Y. K. Lee Fred Levin & Nancy Livingston Marcia C. Linn Kristen & Felix Lo Edward Lohmann Sandra & Joseph Martignetti Jr. Bettina McAdoo & Gordon Russell Dick R. Miller & James M. Stutts Dr. Martha J. Morrell & Dr. Jaime G. Tenedorio Celia Oakley & Craig Barratt Og & Ogina Daniel & Ginger Oros Carmela & Eli Pasternak Edward & Nadine Pflueger Tony, Myrla & Sarah Putulin Shirley & Bob Raymer Kathy & Gary Reback Rossannah Reeves Sara Eisner Richter & Michael Richter Diane & Joe Rolfe Amy Rosenberg & John Slafsky Debbie & Stuart Rosenberg Ali Rosenthal & Kat Carroll Nancy & Norman Rossen Diana & Philip Russell Scott D. Sagan & Sujitpan Lamsam Doris Sayon Elizabeth & Mark Schar Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation Robyn & Mark Setzen Lee Ann & Martin Shell Deborah & Michael Shepherd Elizabeth & Russell Siegelman Charles Sieloff Nerija Sinkeviciute-Titus & Jason Titus John Stern & Susan Anderes Barbara & Charles Stevens Maryanna & Charles Stockholm Eleanor Sue & Wendy Mines Jeff & Linda Suto Michelle Swenson & Stan Drobac Onnolee & Orlin Trapp Mary & John Wachtel Karen & Rand White Mansie & Gary Williams Dr. Carlene Wong & Dr. Philip Lee Elizabeth F. Wright Sharon & Robert Yoerg

ADVOCATE ($500–$999) Anonymous (14) Lois & Edward Anderson Richard & Delores Anderson Marie & Douglas Barry Richard A. Baumgartner & Elizabeth M. Salzer Charlotte & David Biegelsen Richard Bland & Marlene Rabinovitch Barbara Blatner-Fikes & Richard Fikes Norm Blears Jeanie & Carl Blom Vera Blume Bonnie & William Blythe Patty Boone & Dave Pfefer Prudence Breitrose Laura Breyfogle & David Warner Maude & Phil Brezinski George Brown Drs. Julie Buckley & Eric Fung Thomas Bush & Grace Sanchez Enrique & Monica Caballero Chanin & Dotson Family Jane Chung, MD Ann Hammond Clark Chris & Gina Clarke Kalyani Comal & Arun Ramakrishnan Suzanne & Bruce Crocker Melanie & Peter Cross Richard De Luce Michael Dickey Rosleyn Dumesnil Cori Duncan & Marco Marinucci Ellen & Tom Ehrlich Eleanor Eisner Maria & George Erdi James Feit Jeffrey Fenton Joan & Allan Fisch Shelley Fisher Fishkin Sarah & Stan Freedman Carol C. & Joel P. Friedman Markus Fromherz & Heike Schmitz Karen & Edward Gilhuly Charles Goldenberg & Pamela Polos Sara & Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert Margaret & Ben Gong Ester Gubbrud & Charles Ross The Harrick Family Fran & Steve Harris Robin Hatfield Linc & Robin Holland Chris Iannuccilli & Michele Schiele Karen Imatani David Israel Sally & Rob Jackson Melinda & Jim Johnson Leigh & Roy Johnson Lil & Todd Johnson

Carol Kersten & Markus Aschwanden Mary Lou Kilcline Michael & Wendy Kirst Renate Klipstas Christina Kong Linda & Fredric Kraemer Mr. Joseph & Dr. Caroline Krauskopf Kerry & Maureen Kravitz Gary & Yuko Kushner Edward & Miriam Landesman Kurt F. Lang & Dr. Janna Smith Lang Cathy & Stephen Lazarus Cynthia & Bob Leathers Joan & Philip Leighton Sanford Lewis Jose Teodoro Limcaoco Laurel & Joe Lipsick Dr. Leon Lipson & Susan Berman Drs. John & Penny Loeb Rachel & Zohar Lotan Liqun Luo Vera Luth Ruth Lycette Susan Lydick Alisa & Neil MacAvoy Kathy Mach & David Scherer Charlene & Dick Maltzman Christopher & Jane Manning Marylin McCarthy Christina & Bill McClure Dr. C. Kwang Sung & Meghan McGeary Millbrey McLaughlin & Larry Klein Penny & Jim Meier Elyce Melmon Linda Membreno Evelyn Miller Andres J. Montoya Arabella & George Napier Fred & Kirstin Nichols Christine & Ronald Orlowski Sandra & Scott Pearson Nancy & Stephen Player Barbara & Warren Poole The Randall Family Anna Ranieri & Stephen Boyd Richard & Karen S. Recht Ann Rossi Nicole & Amir Dan Rubin Lisa Rutherford David Sacarelos & Yvette Lanza Carla Scheifly Linda Schlein Paula & George Schlesinger The Schwabacher Family Judith & William Shilstone Judy & Lee Shulman Diane & Branimir Sikic Mary Ann Sing Hannah & Richard Slocum Karen & Frank Sortino Saroja Srinivasan Trisha Suppes

Jorge & Molly Tapias Rosi & Michael Taymor Rachel Thomas Katherine Tsai Penelope & Robert Waites Patti & Ed White Melanie & Ron Wilensky John & Jane Williams Polly Wong & Wai Fan Yau Mitchell & Kristen Yawitz

SUPPORTER ($250–$499) Anonymous (25) Mark Agnew Matthew & Marcia Allen Eugene An Dana & Juliana Andersen Daniel Appelman & Deborah Soglin Dan & Leslie Armistead Anne & Robert Baldwin Simon Bare Deborah Barney & William Keats Brigid Barton & Orrin Robinson Grace Baysinger Betsy & George Bechtel Bernard Beecham & Cheryl Lathrop Amy Beim Marilyn Belluomini Rachel Bensen Bethel Berhanu Pamela Bernstein Justin Birnbaum Ruth Brill Beverly Brockway Bill Brownell Cliff & Ronit Bryant Bernard Burke Frances Burr Karen & Ben Cain Michael A. Calabrese Peter & Jane Carpenter Michael Cassidy Gregory Chan Cecily Chang Beth Charlesworth Gautam Chaudhary Marianne Chen Ada Cheung Nona Chiariello & Chris Field Robert & Susan Christiansen Albert & Betty Cohen Susie Cohen & Barry Weingast Bud & Roxanne Coleman Jack & Angela Connelly Jonah & Jesse Cool Moby Coquillard & Judy Heller Iva Correia Alana Corso Elaine Costello & Bud Dougherty George Crow Alan Crystal

Anthony Custodio & Meredith Ackley Tim & Patricia Daniels Anne O. Dauer Hilary Davis & Sanford Ratner Ingrid Deiwiks Stephanie Dolin Virginia & Gregory Donaldson Debra Doucette Janet Driscoll Katharine & William Duhamel Patricia & Fred Evans Joyce Farrell & Brian Wandell Tracy Fearnside & Joe Margevicius Laura Fechete Nancy & Tom Fiene Kristen E. Finch Renee Fitzsimons Barry Fleisher Leigh Flesher & Mark Bailey Shelley Floyd & Albert Loshajian Reg & Cynthia Ford Gregory Franklin Leah & Lawrence Friedman Adam Frymoyer Gary Gibbons Sarah & Patrick Gibbs Bernd & Sabine Girod Carl & Elizabeth Gish Matt Glickman & Susie Hwang Molly Barnes Goodman & Randolph Goodman Ron & Jan Grace Tatiana Granoff & Robert Olson Renee & Mark Greenstein Marla Griesedieck Linda & John Griffin Waldo Griffin Ginger Harmon Courtney Harrison Ann & Barry Haskell Howard & Nancy Hassen Jeffrey & Caron Heimbuck Lance Hill The Hittle Family Ron Ho & Christina Lai Susan Holmes Linda Hubbard Keith Jantzen Arthur Johnson Jane & Bill Johnson Zeev Kaliblotzky Patricia Chambers Kalish Bob Kanefsky Pearl Karrer Melanie & Perry Karsen Stina & Herant Katchadourian Ron Katz & Libby Roth Jeffrey & Marcia Keimer Shirley Kelley Maureen Kelly Lynn & Richard Kelson Stephanie Kimbro Kenton J. King James Kitch Leslie Kriese

The Kirincich Family Norman & Nina Kulgein Ralph & Rose Lachman Cathy & Dick Lampman Ed Landels & Martha McDaniel Jacob Langsner Donna Lera Laurie Leventhal-Belfer & Howard Belfer Lee Levitt Raymond & Kathleen Levitt Living Trust Hongquan Li Susan Li Randall & Lori Livingston Sarah Longstreth & Tom Culbertson Carol & Hal Louchheim Ellen & James Lussier Adrian & Margot Maarleveld Marion & Erick Mack Helen & David MacKenzie Fred Malouf Grainger Marburg & Katie Woodworth Carol Matre & Richard Swanson Leslie Mayerson Laure & Sam Mazzara Nancy & Patrick McGaraghan Maura McGinnity & Erik Rausch Hillary McKinney Leslie McNeil Wallace Mersereau John Micek Alan F. Miller James Miller Monica Moore & Deborah Burgstrum Rudolf Moos Coralie & Gerhard Mueller Kathleen Murren Snehal & Hemali Naik Kevin & Brenda Narcomey The Neumann Family Joan Norton Richard & Susan Olshen Erik & Jill Olson Dick & Sandi Pantages Kartikey Patel Gary & Sandy Peltz Caroline Petersen Helen Pickering Bert & Anne Raphael James Reilly Laurie Reynolds Angela Riccelli Barry & Janet Robbins Annette & William Ross Ruth Rothman Joel & Rachel Samoff Denise Savoie & Darrell Duffie Celestine & Scott Schnugg Kevin Scott Joy & Richard Scott Grady Seale Michael Sego & Julie Zhuo Carla Shatz Winnie & Gil Siegel Abby & Roger Simons Ashka Simpson Mindy Spar Kerry Spear & Tim Bell Kathy Stark & Christopher Aoki Elliot & Karen Stein Charles & Luis Stevens-Evans Sandra & James Stoecker Rebecca & Ben Stolpa 20

Jenny Stone Jay Jackman & Myra Strober Nicholas Telischak Lothar & Ilse de Temple Mary Toman Elizabeth Trueman & Raymond Perrault Anne Tuttle Jeanine Valadez & Reynette Au Victoria Valenzuela The Vargas Family Teri & Mark Vershel Madeleine & Anders Viden Lisa Voge-Levin Roger & Wendy Von Oech Rita & Newton Wachhorst Joan & Roger Warnke Hans & Frauke Weiler Joseph & Erika Wells Dr. & Mrs. R. Jay Whaley Jeri & Kevin Wheaton Ann & Matt White Justina Williams Paul Williams & Helge Ternsten Catherine Wilson & Steven Callander Jennifer & Phil Winters Mike Wright Warren Wu Marilyn & Irvin Yalom Mariko Yoshihara Yang & Phillip Yang Mary H. Young Nicholas Yu Yao Zou

INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS $100,000+ The Koret Foundation The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation



Peter and Helen Bing Cynthia Fry Gunn and John A. Gunn John Arrillaga Family Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Roberta and Steve Denning Elizabeth and Bruce Dunlevie Jill and John§ Freidenrich Frances and Theodore Geballe Andrea and John Hennessy Leslie and George Hume Susan and Craig McCaw Deedee and Burt§ McMurtry Linda and Tony Meier Wendy Munger and Leonard Gumport Jennifer Jong Sandling and M. James Sandling Regina and John Scully Madeline and Isaac Stein Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang

With appreciation for the following donors, who provide major support for programming and musical instruments for Bing Concert Hall. Anonymous Apogee Enterprises, Inc. The Adolph Baller Performance Fund for Bing Concert Hall Friends of Music at Stanford Fred and Stephanie Harman Fong Liu Elayne and Thomas Techentin, in memory of Beatrice Griffin Bonnie and Marty Tenenbaum The Fay S. and Ada S. Tom Family Turner Corporation The Frank Wells Family Maurice and Helen Werdegar

2018–19 ADVISORY COUNCIL The purpose of the Stanford Live Advisory Council is to support the mission of Stanford Live and to provide advice on the strategic direction of the organization. Fred Harman, chair Jeanne Aufmuth Peter Bing Rick Holmstrom David Hornik George H. Hume Leslie P. Hume Bren Leisure

Betsy Matteson Linda Meier Trine Sorensen Doug Tanner David Wollenberg

Ex officio: Maude Brezinski Stephen Sano Matthew Tiews

$10,000–$49,999 Anonymous California Arts Council Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson Funds $1,500–$9,999 Aaron Copland Fund for Music The Amphion Foundation, Inc. Western States Arts Federation

IN-KIND PARTNERS Courtyard by Marriott Palo Alto – Los Altos The Westin Palo Alto Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel Stanford Park Hotel

MEDIA PARTNERS San Francisco Chronicle KCSM Jazz 91.1 KQED §


Stanford Live's 2018-19 season was generously supported by Helen and Peter Bing. Underwriting for student ticket discounts for the 2018–19 season was generously provided by the Bullard family. Stanford Live's 2018-19 season jazz programs were generously supported by the Koret Foundation. Contributions listed are from Stanford Live members who made gifts from 9/1/18 through 8/31/19. For corrections, or to make a contribution, please contact us at 650.725.8782 or To learn more about giving to Stanford Live, visit

Stanford Live Staff Chris Lorway Executive Director

Bryan Alderman Assistant Director of Development Karim Baer Associate Director for Campus Engagement and Public Programs Tyler Brooks Artist Liaison (Through May 2019) Rory Brown Operations Manager Diana Burnell Assistant Ticket Manager Bob Cable Communications Manager (Through November 2019)

Kelsey Carman Marketing Manager

Kristine Graham Ticketing Services Lead

Nicola Rees Director of Development

Vanessa Chung Artist Liaison & Executive Assistant

Katie Haemmerle Communications Manager

Toni Rivera Operations Coordinator

Danielle Kisner Stage Technician

Ivan Rodriguez Artist Liaison & Cabaret Manager (Through September 2018)

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