Stanford Live 2022–23 Season Brochure

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PLACE & HEALING

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2022–2023

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S TA N FO R D L I V E MEMBERSHIP Become a member to enjoy year-round presale access, free ticket exchanges, and more. Stanford Live memberships provide vital support for performances, artist residencies, and K–12 education programs and help create and inspire the next generation of artists and art enthusiasts. Learn more on page 52. M E M B E R P R E SA L E S B EG I N J U N E 2, 2 0 2 2 A N D T I C K E T S G O O N SA L E TO T H E G E N E R A L P U B L I C O N J U N E 29, 2022.

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Welcome to Stanford Live’s 2022–23 Season Stanford sits on the ancestral land of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. This land was and continues to be of great importance to the Ohlone people. Consistent with our values of community and inclusion, we have a responsibility to acknowledge, honor, and make visible the University’s relationship to Native peoples.

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CURATORIAL STATEMENT “ We are in an era of rapid environmental and societal change, and the challenges we face this century are formidable. Stanford must be a visionary leader in understanding environmental change, and in collaboration with diverse partners, translating that knowledge into action toward our goal of a sustainable, healthy planet and healthy people.”

Stanford Live’s 2022–23 season is generously supported by Helen and Peter Bing. Stanford Live’s 2022–23 season sponsor is Stanford Medicine.

— Stephan A. Graham, Transition Vice-Dean, Chester Naramore Dean of the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences As we slowly emerge from the shadow of

Is the Rite to Resist, a meditation on the

a global pandemic, so much has changed.

power of healing through communal

season jazz programs are

For many, there is renewed focus on

experience. In The Lost Birds, composer

generously supported by

being part of a community and prioritiz-

Christopher Tin ('98, MA '99) has created

the Koret Foundation.

ing what is important to us as individuals.

a requiem for species driven to extinction.

Social and climate justice issues have

While both events tackle challenging

taken their rightful place at the center of

issues, each offers hope that we can learn

the national discourse as we collectively

from the past to create a better future.

strive to create a world where diversity

Stanford Live's 2022–23

Underwriting for student

and equity pave the way for an inclusive

We also wanted to use this brochure

and flourishing society.

to highlight some of the collaborative

During similar moments of reflection

sustainability and wellness. A series of

ticket discounts is generously provided by the Bullard Family.

work happening on campus around and change, artists have historically been

“short sheets” give a brief glimpse into

The Stanford Live Commissions and Programming Fund is

central to telling the stories of our time,

some of these hidden Stanford gems—

generously supported by

offering both perspective and insight into

many of which we hope will play a role

David and Pamela Hornik,

the complex issues that we as humans

in our upcoming season.

grapple with. As we were putting together

Victoria and James Maroulis, Helen and Maurice Werdegar,

this season, it became clear that many

As the opening quotation suggests,

of the artists you’ll see on the following

we will only achieve Stephan’s articulated

pages wanted to contribute to this con-

goals through collective action. We are

versation, using their respective mediums

excited to be one of those diverse partners

to invite deeper community engagement

he mentions, using the power and reach

and participation.

of the artists we’ve assembled this season to help guide us forward.

This includes artists within our own Stanford

and other generous donors. Stanford Live's K–12 programs are generously supported by Gretchen and Mark Schar and the Koret Foundation, with additional funding provided by an anonymous donor.

community. Composer Jonathan Berger

Chris Lorway

teamed up with librettist Vievee Francis,

Executive Director

visual artist Enrico Riley, and director Niegel Smith to create The Ritual of Breath 2

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2022–23 SEASON PERFORMANCES All performances and programs subject to change.

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HOLIDAY

Israeli Chamber Project: With Karim Sulayman, tenor

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Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale Handel’s Messiah with Richard Egarr

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Emerson String Quartet Telegraph Quartet: Return to Life

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A Chanticleer Christmas

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Vienna Boys Choir

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Ana Gasteyer: Sugar & Booze

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All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 Theater Latté Da

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Sundays with the St. Lawrence Auralizing the Medieval Image: The Music of Ste. Foy at Conques

CONTEMPORARY

JAZZ/BROADWAY

The Ritual of Breath Is the Rite to Resist

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Patti LuPone

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VOCES8 & Christopher Tin: The Lost Birds

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Regina Carter: Gone in a Phrase of Air

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Meta4 Quartet: Polarkr(e)is: Drifting North

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Cécile McLorin Salvant

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Third Coast Percussion

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Luciana Souza and Vince Mendoza with big band: Storytellers

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Dream House Quartet: Featuring Katia & Marielle Labèque, Bryce Dessner & David Chalmin

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The Queen’s Cartoonists

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ORCHESTRAL

DANCE/CIRCUS

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

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Australian Chamber Orchestra

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New Century Chamber Orchestra

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Circa: Leviathan

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Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale

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Gregory Maqoma: Broken Chord

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: 13 Tongues

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RECITAL

FOLK/SINGER-SONGWRITER

Joyce DiDonato: Eden

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Bruce Cockburn

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Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott

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Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt

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Lang Lang

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Sam Bush, Mike Marshall, Edgar Meyer, and George Meyer

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Hélène Grimaud

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Rob Kapilow's What Makes It Great? Ladies of the Canyon

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Randall Goosby

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Rob Kapilow's What Makes It Great? The Solo Piano Landscapes of Debussy

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FROST AMPHITHEATER Stanford Live Arts Festival

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Stanford Live and Goldenvoice present

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THEATER Little Willy: Ronnie Burkett

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GLOBAL

Prince Hamlet: Why Not Theatre

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Okaidja Afroso: Jaku Mumor – Ancestral Spirit with the Okaidja Afroso Ensemble

LatinXoxo : Migguel Anggelo

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Meklit: MOVEMENT Live

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Caetano Veloso

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Lupita Infante: An Evening of Mariachi

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Silvana Estrada

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DakhaBrakha

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Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ: Mekong: LIFE

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Stanford Live Arts Festival

This summer, Frost Amphitheater will spring to life once again with a celebration of music and dance. July marks the return of Stanford Live's five-week arts festival featuring Bay Area partners SFJAZZ, San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Ballet and Stanford Jazz Workshop.

Stanford Live and SF Symphony present

Night in Bohemia Erina Yashima, conductor Johannes Moser, cello Friday, July 8 at 7:30 PM

Time for Three with the SF Symphony Paolo Bortolameolli, conductor

Tickets are on sale now. Visit live.stanford.edu/frost for more information.

Stanford Live Arts Festival sponsor:

Friday, July 15 at 7:30 PM

Rapture & Reverie Ludovic Morlot, conductor Inon Barnatan, piano Friday, July 22 at 7:30 PM

Pink Martini with the SF Symphony Edwin Outwater, conductor Friday, July 29 at 7:30 PM

For full program details visit live.stanford.edu/frost Lead sponsorship for the San Francisco Symphony’s performances at Frost Amphitheater is provided by The Sakurako & William Fisher Family. Generous support for the July 8 performance at Frost Amphitheater is provided by the Mid-Peninsula League of the San Francisco Symphony. The commission of Kevin Puts' Contact is generously sponsored by Joseph and Bette Hirsch.


Stanford Live and SFJAZZ present

A Celebration of the Music of Linda Ronstadt Featuring Ann Hampton Callaway, the Stanford Live Orchestra, Good Lovelies, La Doña, and special guests Saturday, July 9 at 7:30 PM

esperanza spalding Thursday, July 14 at 7:30 PM

Eddie Palmieri | Arturo Sandoval Saturday, July 23 at 7:30 PM Stanford Live presents

Mon Laferte Sunday, July 24 at 7:30 PM Stanford Live and Stanford Jazz Workshop present

Dianne Reeves with Quintet and Orchestra | Stanford Jazz Workshop 50th Anniversary Band Saturday, July 30 at 7:30 PM Stanford Live presents

Los Tigres del Norte Sunday, July 31 at 7:30 PM

Stanford Live and SF Ballet present

Complexions Contemporary Ballet STAR DUST: From Bach to Bowie Wednesday, August 3 at 8:00 PM

Starry Nights: SF Ballet Friday, August 5 at 8:00 PM Saturday, August 6 at 8:00 PM

Generously supported by Sue and John Diekman, and Nancy Kukacka.

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Stanford Live is thrilled once again to partner with Goldenvoice to bring some of the world's top artists to the iconic Frost Amphitheater. Please join us for an evening of great music under the stars.

More shows to be announced soon. For more information and to order tickets visit live.stanford.edu/frost


REZZ Spiral Tour Saturday, April 30 at 6:30 PM

Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros + Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain & Planet Drum Sunday, May 1 at 6:00 PM

An Evening with Sigur Rós Tuesday, May 17 at 7:30 PM

Phil Lesh & Friends Featuring Grahame Lesh, Scott Metzger, Joe Russo, John Scofield, and Benmont Tench Saturday, June 4 at 6:00 PM

Tenacious D With Puddles Pity Party Friday, June 24 at 6:30 PM

Steve Martin & Martin Short You Won’t Believe What They Look Like Today! Thursday, June 30 at 6:30 PM

Joe Russo's Almost Dead Saturday, August 13 at 6:30 PM

My Morning Jacket With special guest Joy Oladokun Sunday August 14 at 6:15 PM

Here and There Festival Courtney Barnett, Japanese Breakfast, Chicano Batman, Julia Jacklin Friday, August 26 at 6:00 PM

Goo Goo Dolls With Blue October Sunday, September 4 at 7:00 PM

Ben Platt: The Reverie Tour Sunday, September 11 at 7:00 PM


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Joyce DiDonato: Eden Soprano Joyce DiDonato is not only one of the finest singers in the world of opera, but one of its most theatrical and imaginative. With a voice “nothing less than 24-carat gold,” according to the New York Times, her acclaim precedes her. DiDonato shines both as a performer and as a fierce advocate for the arts, reaching greater heights with each new endeavor. In this latest presentation of her vocal mastery, DiDonato and her ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro celebrate the wonders of the natural world through a selection of baroque and contemporary works. Co-commissioned by Stanford Live. Generously supported by Mary and Clinton Gilliland and by the Stanford Live Commissions and Programming Fund.

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One of the reasons we love working with Joyce is that she views her place in the arts in a holistic way. In her 2014 commencement address to The Juilliard School, she articulated what it means to be an artist: “The truth is you have signed up for a life of service by going into the Arts…with every breath taken, step forged, and stroke of the keyboard, you are here to serve Humanity.” War and Peace, the last project she brought to us at Stanford, invited us to reflect on the journey from chaos to peace in communal harmony through music. Her latest project, Eden, channels her relationship with nature and turns to a greater power for both inspiration and solace. This program exemplifies the spirit of our season, connecting the dots between environmental justice and mental health.

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—Chris Lorway, Executive Director


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Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott

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After meeting by chance in 1978,

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acclaimed pianist Kathryn Stott and

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renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma continue a

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decades-long collaboration that has led to shared music projects including their most recent joint album Songs of Comfort and Hope. The duo performs together at the Bing in a recital that’s a testament to Ma’s belief in the power of culture to build understanding and Stott’s passion for creating community through music. Generously supported by Marcia and John Goldman.

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Lang Lang

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A prodigy who made his Beijing

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concert debut playing Chopin at 13—

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and who became a sensation at 17 when he stepped in on short notice to

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play Tchaikovsky with the Chicago

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Symphony Orchestra—Lang Lang

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has dazzled audiences worldwide with

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his emotional fire and virtuosity. Experience the flamboyant performer and passionate educator The New Yorker called “the world’s ambassador of the keyboard” in a solo performance in the intimacy of Bing Concert Hall.

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Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

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The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) is one

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of Israel’s oldest and most influential cultural

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institutions and a dynamic global community for musicians. Under the leadership of Music Director Lahav Shani, IPO continues to dedicate itself to presenting classical works in Israel and around the world. The Bing program includes Ligeti’s Atmospheres, Debussy’s La Mer,

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and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. Generously supported by:

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Israeli Chamber Project With Karim Sulayman, tenor

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The Israeli Chamber Project has

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emerged as one of the most electrifying ensembles to appear in the past decade, winning worldwide acclaim for its depth and virtuosity. For their performance at the Bing, the group joins LebaneseAmerican tenor and recent Grammy Award–winner Karim Sulayman in a wide-ranging program that draws on texts of love, peace, and the shared strength in community, including Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Harrison Birtwistle’s Bogenstrich, Naji Hakim’s The Dove (Biblical) and Maronite Carols, Copland’s Sextet, and more.

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Emerson String Quartet

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For more than four decades, the

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Emerson String Quartet has graced

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stages with alluring finesse and

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precision, maintaining its status as one of the world’s premier chamber music ensembles through the years. This nine-time Grammy–winning quartet celebrates its last season and returns to Bing Concert Hall to perform a 20th-century program featuring music by Ravel, Bartók, Webern, and Shostakovich.

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Circa Leviathan

Landing somewhere between circus and contemporary dance, this worldacclaimed performance company from Australia brings their latest production to Memorial Auditorium in a celebration of the expressive possibilities of the human body at its extremes. Leviathan is a powerful and authentic encounter between Circa’s renowned ensemble and community artists that showcases the company’s bold new vision of contemporary circus. Through extreme

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with Stanford Live, the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc, Brisbane Festival, Perth Festival, and La Strada Graz Festival.

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physicality, acrobatics, movement,

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and sound, the performance creates

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incandescent theatrical moments that

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celebrate community and collaboration while revealing the unpredictable energies that emerge when public and private spheres intersect.

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Co-commissioned by Stanford Live and generously supported by the Stanford Live Commissions and Programming Fund.


As a post-pandemic society navigates coming together again, we've chosen two major works this season that illustrate what can be achieved when we work together. This idea forms the central premise of Circa's Leviathan, the company's largest work to date, that sees its acrobats join forces with Stanford students and local community members to spectacular results. Gregory Maqoma's Broken Chord explores the complexity of identity, history, and memory between the colonized and the colonizer. Music and dance tell the story of The Native Choir, an ensemble of South African singers who toured Britain and the Americas at the end of the 19th century. A chorus of local singers will be featured in the performance, once again connecting visiting artists to our community. —Chris Lorway, Executive Director DA N C E

Gregory Maqoma Broken Chord

South African choreographer Gregory Maqoma is a curatorial visionary who merges movement, theater, dance, visuals, and music with a sense of pulse and breath. Featuring four soloists and an onstage a cappella chorus, Maqoma’s new work tells the story of a South African–based chorus whose tour through North America

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and England in the late 19th century was

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marred by the realities of racism. The piece

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concretizes the burden of the white gaze

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and what it feels like to move beyond the constricting box it constructs.

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Co-commissioned by Stanford Live and generously supported by the Stanford Live Commissions and Programming Fund.

In a season focused around place and healing, we felt it was VENUE: Special thanks to the Market Theatre Foundation, BING important to showcase some of the incredible assets that make our Tshwane University of Technology Performing Arts C O N C E RT (Vocal Arts), and Carlos Cansino Pérez. campus a better place to live and work. Throughout the brochure HALL you'll find pages like this one that offer short profiles of a select number of these places and a quote from a member of the 13 15 community speaking to its impact.


Landing somewhere between circus

C I RCUS

and contemporary dance, this world-

Circa

acclaimed performance company from Australia brings their latest production to Memorial Auditorium in a celebration

Leviathan

of the expressive possibilities of the human body at its extremes. Leviathan is a powerful and authentic encounter between Circa’s renowned ensemble and community artists that showcases the company’s bold new vision of contemporary circus. Through extreme

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and sound, the performance creates

MEMORIAL

incandescent theatrical moments that

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tion while revealing the unpredictable energies that emerge when public and private spheres intersect.

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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with Stanford Live, the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc, Brisbane Festival, Perth Festival, and La Strada Graz Festival.

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physicality, acrobatics, movement,

celebrate community and collabora-

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Co-commissioned by Stanford Live and generously supported by the Stanford Live Commissions and Programming Fund.


As a post-pandemic society navigates coming together again, we've chosen two major works this season that illustrate what can be achieved when we work together. This idea forms the central premise of Circa's Leviathan, the company's largest work to date, that sees its acrobats join forces with Stanford students and local community members to spectacular results. Gregory Maqoma's Broken Chord explores the complexity of identity, history, and memory between the colonized and the colonizer. Music and dance tell the story of The Native Choir, an ensemble of South African singers who toured Britain and the Americas at the end of the 19th century. A chorus of local singers will be featured in the performance, once again connecting visiting artists to our community. —Chris Lorway, Executive Director DA N C E

Gregory Maqoma Broken Chord

South African choreographer Gregory Maqoma is a curatorial visionary who merges movement, theater, dance, visuals, and music with a sense of pulse and breath. Featuring four soloists and an onstage a cappella chorus, Maqoma’s new work tells the story of a South African–based chorus whose tour through North America

WHEN:

and England in the late 19th century was

T H U R S DAY,

marred by the realities of racism. The piece

F E B RUA RY 1 6,

concretizes the burden of the white gaze

2023

and what it feels like to move beyond the constricting box it constructs.

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Co-commissioned by Stanford Live and generously supported by the Stanford Live Commissions and Programming Fund. Special thanks to the Market Theatre Foundation, Tshwane University of Technology Performing Arts (Vocal Arts), and Carlos Cansino Pérez.

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The Ritual of Breath Is the Rite to Resist Stanford Live and the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College have commissioned this new collaboration by Stanford faculty composer Jonathan Berger, librettist Vievee Francis, and visual artist Enrico Riley. A reflection on the murder of Eric Garner and the legacy of police brutality, The Ritual of Breath Is the Rite to Resist is rooted in seven poetic movements and scored for soprano (Neema Bickersteth), tenor saxophone (Greg Ward), and chamber ensemble. An opera, a participatory action, and a community ritual, this bold activist opera invites audiences to rise up against the theft of Black breath, to meditate on

Supporting the development of new work through commissioning allows us to develop deeper relationships with artists. We've been in process with the Ritual of Breath team for several years now to bring this powerful work to the stage. Sometimes the commissioning process is about starting new relationships as with Portland, Oregon– based Okaidja Afroso, who shines a light on vanishing fisher culture in his native Ghana. With Meklit Hadero's gift for collaboration and storytelling, her work on migration stories finds a natural home at Stanford Live. When artists are given the freedom and resources to develop work, the community benefits from the stories and expressions they reveal. — Laura Evans, Director of Music Programs, Engagement, and Education

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our shared humanity, and to join in the agency of shared resistance.

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Generously supported by the Stanford Live Commissions and Programming Fund. Commissioned, developed, and produced by The Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth and co-commissioned by Stanford Live.

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Okaidja Afroso

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Jaku Mumor – Ancestral Spirit with the Okaidja Afroso Ensemble

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In this can’t-miss multimedia experience,

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Ghanaian composer Okaidja Afroso

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conjures images and sounds of a life in tune with the water. With skillful musicianship and attunement to the gifts of generations past, Jaku Mumor taps into the ancestral rites and rituals of the ocean. Drawing from the ecological knowledge of the Indigenous Gadangme fishermen of Ghana’s

Co-commissioned by Stanford Live and generously supported by the Stanford Live Commissions and Programming Fund.

Atlantic Gulf of Guinea, Afroso grapples with what it means to commune with the spirits of the sea in the face of climate change and modernization.

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Meklit: MOVEMENT Live After her stunning performance with the Kronos Quartet in the 2020 Stanford Live short film Testimony, singer and composer Meklit returns to the Bing with a live version of her podcast The Movement. In this multimedia collaboration, Meklit travels the world to meet with artists and

Generously supported by the Stanford Live Commissions and Programming Fund. MOVEMENT Live is co-commissioned by Stanford Live, Meany Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Washington (Seattle), Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance, The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, and Cultural Arts Center at Montgomery College (Takoma Park/ Silver Spring, MD).

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share their migration stories. The show will combine the energy of a concert with the intimacy of first-person storytelling, all supported by rich visuals and immersive sound design.

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Australian Chamber Orchestra One of the world’s most dynamic chamber ensembles, the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) bring their energetic virtuosity to repertoire old and new and play with a visible sense of shared communication with each other and their audience. The group’s visit to Stanford Live includes a performance in Bing Concert Hall that features a new commissioned work for electric violin and strings by composer and Stanford alum Samuel Adams and an intimate performance in the Bing Studio from ACO Underground, the shapeshifting group known for blurring the boundaries between classical and contemporary pop music.

This performance by the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the commission by Samuel Adams are generously supported by Roberta and Charles Katz.

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New Century Chamber Orchestra Daniel Hope, Music Director Alexey Botvinov, Piano

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Led by music director and violinist Daniel Hope, the conductorless Bay Area–based ensemble continues its distinguished legacy. In addition to performing classical pieces, the orchestra has a robust platform for commissioning new works from living composers. Continuing an ongoing partnership with Stanford Live, Daniel Hope—joined by Ukrainian pianist Alexey Botvinov—will lead the orchestra at Bing in music from Vertigo Suite by Bernard Herrmann, film score compositions by Ennio Morricone, Philip Glass’ Piano Concerto No. 3. and George Gershwin’s An American

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Telegraph Quartet

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Return to Life

In Paris.

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Described by the San Francisco Chronicle

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as “...an incredibly valuable addition to

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the cultural landscape” and “powerfully

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adept... with a combination of brilliance and subtlety,” the Telegraph Quartet brings a reverence for standard chamber music and contemporary, nonstandard works alike. The program comprising the group’s return visit to the Bing contemplates returning to life after periods of illness or turmoil with Grażyna Bacewicz’s String Quartet No. 4, John Harbison’s String Quartet No. 6, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132.

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PERFO RMAN CE N O. 1 W I T H S P EC I A L G U E S T S T E V E N B A N K S

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Sundays with the St. Lawrence Hailed by The New Yorker “not simply for the quality of their music making, exalted as it is, but for the joy they take in the act of connection,” the acclaimed St. Lawrence String Quartet continues its fabled partnership with Stanford. The quartet remains a cultural cornerstone of the University, directing the music department’s Chamber Music Program, concertizing at Stanford Live, hosting a popular summer seminar, and running the Emerging String Quartet Program.

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S U N D AY, O C TO B E R 2 3 , 2 0 2 2 2:30 PM BING CONCERT HALL M OZ A R T O b o e Q u a r t e t i n F M a j o r BANKS Newly commissioned work FRANCK String Quar tet in D Minor PERFO RMAN CE N O. 2 W I T H S P EC I A L G U E S T I N O N B A R N ATA N S U N D AY, J A N U A R Y 2 9, 2 0 2 3 2:30 PM BING CONCERT HALL M OZ A R T A d a g i o a n d Fu g u e M OZ A R T P i a n o Q u a r t e t i n E- f l a t M a j o r M OZ A R T ( B A C H ) F i v e Fu g u e s f r o m T h e We l l -Te m p e r e d C l a v i e r f o r S t r i n g Q u a r t e t BAC H Keyb o a rd C o n ce r t N o. 5 in F M in o r PERFO RMAN CE N O. 3 S T. L AW R E N C E S T R I N G Q U A R T E T P L AY S H AY D N S U N D AY, M AY 7, 2 0 2 3 2:30 PM BING CONCERT HALL H AY D N O p . 76 N o s . 1 , 3 , a n d 6


O R C H E S T R A L A N D H O L I DAY

PERFO RMAN CE N O. 1 H A N D E L’ S M E S S I A H W I T H R I C H A R D EG A R R

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale

W E D N E S D AY, D EC E M B E R 1 4 , 2 0 2 2 7: 3 0 P M BING CONCERT HALL

One of the Bay Area’s greatest musical

F R I D AY, F E B R U A R Y 1 7, 2 0 2 3 8:00 PM BING STUDIO

treasures, the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale plays classical and baroque jewels on period instruments. Their Bing shows include a pre-holiday performance of Handel’s Messiah, a look at how the lived experiences of musicians

In this pre-holiday treat Music Director Richard Egarr is back and joined by a topflight roster of great soloists. Join and be uplif ted by the genius of Handel ’s Me ssiah. PERFO RMAN CE N O. 2 PBO SESSIONS: THE ARTIST AS HUMAN

S i n g e r a n d P B O C r e a t i ve Pa r t n e r D a vó n e T i n e s , s o p r a n o N o l a R i c h a r d s o n , a n d c o n d u c to r David Belkovski explore their personal connec tions to the music and ar t they make t h r o u g h l e n s e s o f g e n d e r, r a c e , a n d s e x u a l i t y.

influence a performance, an exploration of Jewish music traditions by Grammy– winning conductor Jeannette Sorrell, and the world premiere of a new Mason Bates commission.

PERFO RMAN CE N O. 3 D IA S P O R A : J E WI S H M US I C O F LO N G I N G & C E L E B R AT I O N F R I D AY, M A R C H 1 7, 2 0 2 3 7: 3 0 P M BING CONCERT HALL In this new program , conduc tor Jeannet te Sorrell draws on her previous work in acclaimed recordings of Jewish music—and her own Jewish roots—in an exploration of Sephardic , Roman , and Ashkenazi musical traditions. PERFO RMAN CE N O. 4 F R O M M U F FAT TO M A S O N F R I D AY, A P R I L 2 8 , 2 0 2 3 7: 3 0 P M BING CONCERT HALL M a s o n B a t e s , o n e o f t h e k e y “d i s r u p t o r s ” o f 2 1 s t- c e n t u r y c l a s s i c a l m u s i c , r u b s s h o u l d e r s w i t h Fr a n z B i b e r, G e o r g M u f f a t , a n d J o h a n n Heinrich Schmelzer in this premiere of his new commission.

Roble Living Laboratory for Sustainability at Stanford

Stanford’s only century-old dorm

ROLLSS includes seminars taught

and its largest four-class house, the

in the dorm; an organic garden;

Roble Living Laboratory for Sustain-

myriad efforts to engage the dorm’s

ability at Stanford (ROLLSS) is home

residents in reducing natural-

to a comprehensive initiative that

resource waste; and a graduate-

engages the dorm’s approximately

student speaker series, called Hard

300 residents in wrestling daily

Earth, that explores research into

and deeply with the possibilities and

tough environmental dilemmas.

challenges of sustainable living. 21

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PERFO RMAN CE N O. 1 W I T H S P EC I A L G U E S T S T E V E N B A N K S S U N D AY, O C TO B E R 2 3 , 2 0 2 2 2:30 PM BING CONCERT HALL

CHAMBER

Sundays with the St. Lawrence

" Roble was my freshman year dorm and gave me powerful

Hailed by The New Yorker “not simply insight for into the importance

of sustainability, especially at the quality of their music making,

exalted as it is, but for the joy

Stanford. they takeMy room had a huge

window that overlooked the in the act of connection,” the acclaimed sustainability garden, and I

St. Lawrence String Quartet continues

remember looking at the view

its fabled partnership with Stanford. Thespilled into my room as sunlight quartet remains a cultural cornerstone and feeling at peace knowing there was a place on of the University, directing the that music designed to honor the department’s Chamber Music campus Program, earth and its beauty."

concertizing at Stanford Live, hosting

a popular summer seminar, and running — Ijeoma Alozie,

the Emerging String Quartet Program. Stanford Class of 2024

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M OZ A R T O b o e Q u a r t e t i n F M a j o r BANKS Newly commissioned work FRANCK String Quar tet in D Minor PERFO RMAN CE N O. 2 W I T H S P EC I A L G U E S T I N O N B A R N ATA N S U N D AY, J A N U A R Y 2 9, 2 0 2 3 2:30 PM BING CONCERT HALL M OZ A R T A d a g i o a n d Fu g u e M OZ A R T P i a n o Q u a r t e t i n E- f l a t M a j o r M OZ A R T ( B A C H ) F i v e Fu g u e s f r o m T h e We l l -Te m p e r e d C l a v i e r f o r S t r i n g Q u a r t e t BAC H Keyb o a rd C o n ce r t N o. 5 in F M in o r PERFO RMAN CE N O. 3 S T. L AW R E N C E S T R I N G Q U A R T E T P L AY S H AY D N S U N D AY, M AY 7, 2 0 2 3 2:30 PM BING CONCERT HALL H AY D N O p . 76 N o s . 1 , 3 , a n d 6


O R C H E S T R A L A N D H O L I DAY

PERFO RMAN CE N O. 1 H A N D E L’ S M E S S I A H W I T H R I C H A R D EG A R R

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale

W E D N E S D AY, D EC E M B E R 1 4 , 2 0 2 2 7: 3 0 P M BING CONCERT HALL

One of the Bay Area’s greatest musical

F R I D AY, F E B R U A R Y 1 7, 2 0 2 3 8:00 PM BING STUDIO

treasures, the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale plays classical and baroque jewels on period instruments. Their Bing shows include a pre-holiday performance of Handel’s Messiah, a look at how the lived experiences of musicians

In this pre-holiday treat Music Director Richard Egarr is back and joined by a topflight roster of great soloists. Join and be uplif ted by the genius of Handel ’s Me ssiah. PERFO RMAN CE N O. 2 PBO SESSIONS: THE ARTIST AS HUMAN

S i n g e r a n d P B O C r e a t i ve Pa r t n e r D a vó n e T i n e s , s o p r a n o N o l a R i c h a r d s o n , a n d c o n d u c to r David Belkovski explore their personal connec tions to the music and ar t they make t h r o u g h l e n s e s o f g e n d e r, r a c e , a n d s e x u a l i t y.

influence a performance, an exploration of Jewish music traditions by Grammy– winning conductor Jeannette Sorrell, and the world premiere of a new Mason Bates commission.

PERFO RMAN CE N O. 3 D IA S P O R A : J E WI S H M US I C O F LO N G I N G & C E L E B R AT I O N F R I D AY, M A R C H 1 7, 2 0 2 3 7: 3 0 P M BING CONCERT HALL In this new program , conduc tor Jeannet te Sorrell draws on her previous work in acclaimed recordings of Jewish music—and her own Jewish roots—in an exploration of Sephardic , Roman , and Ashkenazi musical traditions. PERFO RMAN CE N O. 4 F R O M M U F FAT TO M A S O N F R I D AY, A P R I L 2 8 , 2 0 2 3 7: 3 0 P M BING CONCERT HALL M a s o n B a t e s , o n e o f t h e k e y “d i s r u p t o r s ” o f 2 1 s t- c e n t u r y c l a s s i c a l m u s i c , r u b s s h o u l d e r s w i t h Fr a n z B i b e r, G e o r g M u f f a t , a n d J o h a n n Heinrich Schmelzer in this premiere of his new commission.

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R E C I TA L

Hélène Grimaud

WHEN: S U N DAY, N OV E M B E R 6, 2 022 S H OW T I M E : 2 : 30 P M

For French classical pianist Hélène Grimaud, passionate devotion to her

VENUE:

endeavors is a way of life. A committed

BING

wildlife conservationist, compassionate

C O N C E RT

human rights activist, and writer, she

HALL

is a woman of multiple talents. In this Bing Concert Hall recital, this same dedication shines through in her poetic expression and peerless technical control. Prepare to be captivated by Grimaud's tender and attentive approach as she performs a selection of music by Valentin Silvestrov, Claude Debussy, Erik Satie, Frédéric Chopin, and Robert Schumann.

R E C I TA L

Randall Goosby

WHEN: W E D N E S DAY, N OV E M B E R 30, 2022 S H OW T I M E : 7:30 P M

A charismatic violinist who breathes life into the pieces he performs, Randall

VENUE:

Goosby places an important emphasis

BING

on highlighting the music of under-

C O N C E RT

represented composers. In his 2021

HALL

release, Roots, he lends the vibrant light of his sound to pay homage and make further contributions to the legacy of African-American music. Goosby’s performance at Bing features William Grant Still’s Suite for Violin and Piano, Ravel’s Violin Sonata No. 2, and more.

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DA N C E

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan 13 Tongues One of Asia’s foremost contemporary dance companies, Cloud Gate was founded in 1973 by choreographer Lin Hwai-min. The company, named after the oldest known dance in China, combines martial arts, Qi Gong, modern dance, and classical ballet. Lin Hwai-min retired in 2019, handing the reins to choreographer Cheng Tsung-lung for his inaugural season as artistic director in 2020. In 13 Tongues, Cheng Tsung-lung transforms his childhood memories of the streets of Bangka into a fantastical, dreamlike world, fusing ancient superstitions, religious rites, and modern Taipei culture. Beginning and ending with the sound of a single hand bell, the music accompanying 13 Tongues ranges from Taiwanese folk songs to Taoist chants to electronica. On a stage awash with WHEN:

projections of colors, shapes, and

T H U R S DAY,

images, dancers gather, interact, sepa-

O C TO B E R 6,

rate, and then come together again in

2022

a vibrant representation of the clamor of street life.

S H OW T I M E :

Memorial Auditorium

7:30 P M VENUE:

This tour is made possible in part by grants from the Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan).

MEMORIAL AU D I TO R I U M

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ORC H EST R A L

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Riccardo Muti, Music Director

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s

WHEN:

2022–23 season celebrates the legacy

T H U R S DAY,

of music director Riccardo Muti’s tenure

JA N UA RY 26,

with the orchestra—one of the most

2023

extraordinary chapters in the CSO’s history. Muti, whose tenure concludes

S H OW T I M E :

in 2023, marks the 13th year of this

7:30 P M

exceptional artistic partnership that has thrilled audiences in Chicago and

VENUE:

around the world. The CSO's program

BING

at the Bing features Beethoven's

C O N C E RT

Coriolan Overture and Symphony No. 8,

HALL

Anatoly Liadov's The Enchanted Lake, and Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures from an Exhibition. 26

S TA N F O R D L I V E


CHAMBER

Auralizing the Medieval Image The Music of Ste. Foy at Conques

From the same artistic and scholarly

WHEN:

team who brought a re-creation of

F R I DAY,

Hagia Sophia to Bing several years ago,

F E B RUA RY 10,

Stanford’s Art and Art History depart-

2023

ment and Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics group collabo-

S H OW T I M E :

rate with Marcel Pérès and his Ensemble

7:30 P M

Organum to re-create the spiritual sights and sounds from the medieval

VENUE:

Office of Ste. Foy at Conques. This first

BING

modern musical realization of the

C O N C E RT

eleventh-century liturgical chant features

HALL

a close connection between melody, golden image, relief sculpture, and the resonant acoustics of the Romanesque architecture of stone vaults. Generously supported by the School for Humanities and Sciences.

Kingscote Gardens

Kingscote Gardens, which is set in

The building is also the new home

a lush landscape of lawns, trees,

of Institutional Equity and Access,

and flowering plants, is the home of

including the Title IX Office and the

satellite offices for Counseling and

Office of Sexual Assault, Relation-

Psychological Services, with a staff

ship Abuse Education & Response,

of psychiatrists, psychologists, and

and the Faculty Staff Help Center.

social workers devoted to student mental health and well-being. 27

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" I was honestly not sure what to expect when I contacted the Help Center for the first time in my 10 years at Stanford, and I was pleasantly surprised by the high level of quality care I received. My counselor was thoughtful, professional, kind, and caring. He helped me work through a very difficult time and provided a number of helpful resources as well as constructive conversation. I am so thankful for his time and for sharing his professional expertise with me." —Stanford Staff/Faculty

ORC H EST R A L

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Riccardo Muti, Music Director

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s

WHEN:

2022–23 season celebrates the legacy

T H U R S DAY,

of music director Riccardo Muti’s tenure

JA N UA RY 26,

with the orchestra—one of the most

2023

extraordinary chapters in the CSO’s history. Muti, whose tenure concludes

S H OW T I M E :

in 2023, marks the 13th year of this

7:30 P M

exceptional artistic partnership that has thrilled audiences in Chicago and

VENUE:

around the world. The CSO's program

BING

at the Bing features Beethoven's

C O N C E RT

Coriolan Overture and Symphony No. 8,

HALL

Anatoly Liadov's The Enchanted Lake, and Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures from an Exhibition. 26

28

S TA N F O R D L I V E


CHAMBER

Auralizing the Medieval Image The Music of Ste. Foy at Conques

From the same artistic and scholarly

WHEN:

team who brought a re-creation of

F R I DAY,

Hagia Sophia to Bing several years ago,

F E B RUA RY 10,

Stanford’s Art and Art History depart-

2023

ment and Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics group collabo-

S H OW T I M E :

rate with Marcel Pérès and his Ensemble

7:30 P M

Organum to re-create the spiritual sights and sounds from the medieval

VENUE:

Office of Ste. Foy at Conques. This first

BING

modern musical realization of the

C O N C E RT

eleventh-century liturgical chant features

HALL

a close connection between melody, golden image, relief sculpture, and the resonant acoustics of the Romanesque architecture of stone vaults. Generously supported by the School for Humanities and Sciences.

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More than 400 years after his death, Shakespeare continues to inspire artists. We invited two works that present the Bard in ways you've never experienced before. Little Willy marks the return to the Studio of Ronnie Burkett's Daisy Theatre Players, who this time offer their take on the ultimate romantic tragedy. Those who attended Ronnie's sold-out 2017 shows know to expect an evening of touching and outrageous performances from this tiny and eclectic cast of actors. In Prince Hamlet, director Ravi Jain— whose A Brimful of Asha was also a Studio hit—unites a diverse company of actors to bring the Prince of Denmark's tragic journey to life using both spoken text and American Sign Language. The result is an incredible evening that illustrates how various forms of communication can make the theater a more inclusive space. T H E AT E R

Little Willy

WHEN: W E D N E S DAY, M A RC H 1, 2023 T H U R S DAY,

Ronnie Burkett

M A RC H 2, 2023

The works of Canadian puppeteer

F R I DAY,

Ronnie Burkett are well-known for their

M A RC H 3, 2023

elaborate design and outrageous hilarity. Burkett began touring his pup-

SAT U R DAY,

pet shows around Alberta at the age

M A RC H 4, 2023

of 14 and has been on the road, honing his craft, ever since. Burkett’s Daisy

S H OW T I M E :

Theatre Players return to the Bing Studio

8 :00 P M

with his latest production, an interpretation of Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo

VENUE:

and Juliet.

B I N G ST U D I O

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— Chris Lorway, Executive Director


T H E AT E R

Prince Hamlet Why Not Theatre Adapted and directed by Ravi Jain

WHEN: T H U R S DAY, O C TO B E R 27, 2022 F R I DAY, O C TO B E R 28, 2022

Director Ravi Jain’s remixed, reimagined, and bilingual Prince Hamlet features a

S H OW T I M E :

cross-cultural, gender-bent cast—

7:30 P M

challenging traditional ideas of who can tell this story. Interweaving Shakespeare’s

VENUE:

spoken text with heightened and poetic

BING

American Sign Language, this ground-

C O N C E RT

breaking production creates a visually

HALL

stunning retelling for both hearing and Deaf audiences.

T H E AT E R

LatinXoxo

WHEN: F R I DAY, M AY, 5 2023 SAT U R DAY,

Migguel Anggelo

M AY, 6 202 3

A multihyphenate, Migguel Anggelo

S H OW T I M E :

mines from myriad decades, genres,

8 :00 P M

and cultures, grafting these muses onto a style that is remarkably his. His

VENUE:

forward-thinking spirit and unabashed

B I N G ST U D I O

theatricality take his audience to a new place of depth and authenticity within themselves. In this intimate performance, the Venezuelan cabaret artist explores his Latinx and queer identities through costume, musical composition, and movement.

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H O L I DAY

Vienna Boys Choir

WHEN: M O N DAY, N OV E M B E R 28, 2022 S H OW T I M E : 7:30 P M

In a traditional holiday concert backed by a 500-year history, the beloved

VENUE:

boys choir raises harmony to new levels,

BING

expressing peace, faith, and hope.

C O N C E RT

Established at Vienna’s Imperial Chapel

HALL

in 1498 by Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, members of the choir today often have a long lineage preceding them in the choir. Generously supported by David Wollenberg and The Wollenberg Foundation.

Memorial Church

H O L I DAY

A Chanticleer Christmas

WHEN: T H U R S DAY, D EC E M B E R 15, 2 02 2 S H OW T I M E : 7: 30 P M

It wouldn’t be the holidays without Chanticleer at Memorial Church.

VENUE:

San Francisco’s treasured men’s vocal

MEMORIAL

ensemble creates a new Christmas

C H U RC H

program each year, activating the church’s gorgeous acoustics to create a feeling of community and serene beauty. 32


H O L I DAY

All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 Theater Latté Da

WHEN: SAT U R DAY, D EC E M B E R 10, 2022 S H OW T I M E : 7:30 P M VENUE: BING C O N C E RT

In the midst of the devastating violence

HALL

and grief of World War I, a light shone through on Christmas. All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 is a dramatic retelling of the day Allied and German soldiers laid down their arms to share food and drink, sing carols, and bury one another's dead. This Bing Concert Hall performance weaves together patriotic tunes, trench songs, and Christmas carols to recount the miracle of that day in the words and songs of those who lived it.

H O L I DAY

Ana Gasteyer Sugar & Booze

WHEN: W E D N E S DAY, D EC E M B E R 7, 2 02 2 S H OW T I M E : 7: 30 P M

Best known for her iconic performances on Saturday Night Live, actress, comedian

VENUE:

and singer Ana Gasteyer has always

BING

had a way of immersing audiences in

C O N C E RT

a world she’s created. With her holiday

HALL

cabaret show in Bing Concert Hall, she continues to captivate with her musical prowess and signature charm. Her second studio album, Sugar & Booze, drapes seasonal favorites and holiday originals with a fresh tone and playful feel.

2 0 2 2 –2 3 S E A S O N

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WHEN: SAT U R DAY, F E B RUA RY 1 1 , 2 02 3

B R OA DWAY

Patti LuPone

S H OW T I M E :

Actress and singer Patti LuPone has

7 : 30 P M

graced the worlds of theater, film, and television for decades. The two-time

VENUE:

Tony winner was the original Evita on

BING

Broadway and the original Fantine

C O N C E RT

in London’s Les Misérables. LuPone’s

HALL

solo shows draw from her mega-selling albums and theatrical appearances to highlight her brilliant vocal power, vivacious storytelling, and commanding stage presence.


JA Z Z

Regina Carter Gone in a Phrase of Air

WHEN: F R I DAY, A P R I L 21, 2023 S H OW T I M E : 7:30 P M

The Detroit-based jazz violinist, composer, and MacArthur Fellow's new

VENUE:

music and multimedia project explores

BING

areas across America where hundreds

C O N C E RT

of thousands of citizens, most often

HALL

African Americans and immigrants, have witnessed their homes, businesses, and churches being demolished. This new work explores ideas around urban renewal and gentrification, and the role of the arts in creating healthy, sustainable communities.

JA Z Z

Cécile McLorin Salvant

WHEN: SAT U R DAY, JA N UA RY 28, 2023 S H OW T I M E : 7:30 P M

Three-time Grammy winner, MacArthur Fellow, and beloved jazz vocalist Cécile

VENUE:

McLorin Salvant makes her return to

BING

Bing Concert Hall with her latest album

C O N C E RT

Ghost Song, a rich exploration of the

HALL

myriad ways people find themselves haunted. This emotionally captivating manifestation of absence and grief is powered by Salvant’s vocal gifts, concise yet prismatic writing, and genreobliterating inclinations.

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GLOBA L

Caetano Veloso

Bahian composer, singer, guitarist, writer,

WHEN:

and political activist Caetano Veloso

T H U R S DAY,

has been a guiding light in the world of

M AY 11,

Brazilian Popular Music (Música popular

2023

brasileira, or MPB) for decades. Since the 1960s, he has reshaped the musical

S H OW T I M E :

landscape of Brazil through the ripples of

7:30 P M

his innovative and imaginative sound. In his newest album, Meu Coco, he breaks

VENUE:

almost ten years of silence with his

BING

bright intensity and melodic prowess.

C O N C E RT HALL

Generously supported by Catherine Warner.

36


JA Z Z

Luciana Souza and Vince Mendoza with big band Storytellers

Two Grammy Award–winning artists

WHEN:

join forces with a big band in an

SAT U R DAY,

extraordinary collaboration. Considered

M A RC H 25,

one of the most important singers of

2023

her generation, Brazilian vocalist Luciana Souza brings her deeply personal and

S H OW T I M E :

illuminated singing to songs by Antônio

7:30 P M

Carlos Jobim, Chico Pinheiro, Edu Lobo, Chico Buarque, Guinga, Djavan, Ivan

VENUE:

Lins, and Gilberto Gil. Arranged and

BING

conducted by composer Vince Mendoza,

C O N C E RT

Storytellers becomes a love letter to the

HALL

landscape of Brazil. Generously supported by Catherine Warner and Luiz André Barroso.

Windhover Contemplative Center

Windhover is a spiritual refuge on the Stanford University campus meant to both inspire and promote personal renewal. Named for the series of paintings by Nathan Oliveira that grace its walls, Windhover provides an environment for quiet reflection throughout the day for Stanford students, faculty, and staff. 37

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" Windhover has been the Buddhist Community’s place of refuge for weekend meetings and settling meditation practices among the sounds of nature and company of beloved friends. The space itself became a dear friend, holding our laughter, wonder, secrets and sorrows all in one, supporting us in every step and every breath." —Buddhist Community at Stanford

GLOBA L

Caetano Veloso

Bahian composer, singer, guitarist, writer,

WHEN:

and political activist Caetano Veloso

T H U R S DAY,

has been a guiding light in the world of

M AY 11,

Brazilian Popular Music (Música popular

2023

brasileira, or MPB) for decades. Since the 1960s, he has reshaped the musical

S H OW T I M E :

landscape of Brazil through the ripples of

7:30 P M

his innovative and imaginative sound. In his newest album, Meu Coco, he breaks

VENUE:

almost ten years of silence with his

BING

bright intensity and melodic prowess.

C O N C E RT HALL

Generously supported by Catherine Warner.

36

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JA Z Z

Luciana Souza and Vince Mendoza with big band Storytellers

Two Grammy Award–winning artists

WHEN:

join forces with a big band in an

SAT U R DAY,

extraordinary collaboration. Considered

M A RC H 25,

one of the most important singers of

2023

her generation, Brazilian vocalist Luciana Souza brings her deeply personal and

S H OW T I M E :

illuminated singing to songs by Antônio

7:30 P M

Carlos Jobim, Chico Pinheiro, Edu Lobo, Chico Buarque, Guinga, Djavan, Ivan

VENUE:

Lins, and Gilberto Gil. Arranged and

BING

conducted by composer Vince Mendoza,

C O N C E RT

Storytellers becomes a love letter to the

HALL

landscape of Brazil. Generously supported by Catherine Warner and Luiz André Barroso.

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GLOBA L

Lupita Infante

WHEN: S U N DAY, F E B RUA RY 19, 2 02 3 S H OW T I M E : 2 : 30 P M

An Evening of Mariachi VENUE:

Simultaneously honoring the past,

BING

celebrating the present, and creating

C O N C E RT

the future of regional Mexican music,

HALL

Lupita Infante is a Grammy–nominated singer-songwriter whose elegant and graceful style captures the beauty of traditional mariachi, norteño, and ranchera music. Granddaughter of Pedro Infante, Lupita Infante carries on her family’s musical legacy with a power and passion in her voice. Accompanied by an all-female mariachi band, Infante continues to stand firm in her mission to empower women through her music in a tradition historically dominated by men. Generously supported by Jeanne and Larry Aufmuth.

GLOBA L

Silvana Estrada Described by the New York Times as

WHEN: SAT U R DAY, O C TO B E R 22, 2022 S H OW T I M E : 7:00 P M & 9:00 P M

a musician whose “lyrics unfurl with a poetic magnetism that blooms in

VENUE:

Spanish,” Mexican singer-songwriter

BING

Silvana Estrada’s debut solo album,

ST U D I O

Marchita, showcases her introspective lyricism that confronts heartbreak and what emerges after anguish. Estrada grew up singing son jarocho music in a family of musicians and instrument makers and later studied jazz at a conservatory before entering the Latin alternative music scene in performances alongside peers Natalia Lafourcade, Mon Laferte, and Julieta Venegas. This engagement of Silvana Estrada is made possible through Performing Arts Global Exchange, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

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DakhaBrakha

WHEN: W E D N E S DAY, M A RC H 8, 2023

DakhaBrakha is a world-music quartet from

S H OW T I M E :

Ukraine whose name stems from the old

7:30 P M

Ukrainian language for “give/take,” highlighting a core tenet of the group’s musical

VENUE:

philosophy. Accompanied by Indian,

BING

Arabic, African, Russian, and Australian

C O N C E RT

traditional instruments, and melding

HALL

Ukrainian folk music with the rhythms of surrounding regions, the group embodies the synergy that is possible when these global sounds come together. The quartet’s astonishing vocals, beautifully intricate traditional attire, and theatrical flair come together to craft an unforgettable musical experience. Generously supported by Helen and Maurice Werdegar.

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GLOBA L

Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ Mekong: LIFE

Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ is an award–winning

WHEN:

performer and Emmy Award–winning

S U N DAY,

composer who has collaborated with

A P R I L 23,

Kronos Quartet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet,

2023

and Yo-Yo Ma. The multi-instrumentalist and composer fuses deeply rooted

S H OW T I M E :

Vietnamese musical traditions with fresh

4:00 P M

new structures and compositions, creating music that moves beyond genre into a

VENUE:

space of transformation. Her multimedia

BING

production Mekong: LIFE explores issues

C O N C E RT

of climate change and natural resource

HALL

exploitation in communities from Vietnam to Laos to Burma through stunning sounds and visions of life along the Mekong River.

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The two artists on these pages are both connected to Stanford in some way. Grammy Award–winning composer Christopher Tin earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees here. Emmy Award–winning multi-instrumentalist and composer Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ has been involved in several Stanfordbased collaborations (most notably My Lai, a monodrama for voice, tenor, string quartet, and Vietnamese instruments, by Jonathan Berger) and is teaching a spring 2022 class in the Department of Music.

WHEN: SAT U R DAY, F E B RUA RY 25, 2023 S H OW T I M E : 7:30 P M VENUE: BING

VOCES8 & Christopher Tin The Lost Birds

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Both committed interdisciplinary artists, they bring works that resonate with our environmental theme. Tin takes on species extinction with The Lost Birds, a work that also has a companion film and series of bird sculptures by Todd McGrain. Võ looks at the impact of climate change on the Mekong Delta region and its culture.

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The prolific British vocal ensemble VOCES8 champions a sense of care and clarity in their performances that has garnered them global acclaim. In this world premiere of a new work by Stanford alum and two-time Grammy–winning composer Chris Tin, VOCES8 explores the ecological perils of extinction through elegy. Sweeping and plaintive, The Lost

— Laura Evans, Director of Music Programs, Engagement, and Education

Birds is a haunting memorial to bird species driven to extinction by humankind and a warning about our own tenuous existence on the planet. 43


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Meta4 Quartet

WHEN: SAT U R DAY, N OV E M B E R 12, 2 022 S H OW T I M E : 7: 00 P M

Polarkr(e)is: Drifting North VENUE:

One of the most internationally suc-

BING

cessful Finnish string quartets, Meta4

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creates music that exists in a timeless dimension where "folk," "early," and "contemporary" blur their boundaries and engage in mutual interaction. Their intimate program in the Bing Studio features Kaija Saariaho’s Fleurs de neige, Amy Beach’s String Quartet, Jean Sibelius’ Voces intimae, and Krishna Nagaraja's Stringar, a piece that combines old and new through Nordic folk dance tunes.

C O N T E M P O R A RY

Third Coast Percussion

WHEN: W E D N E S DAY, JA N UA RY 25, 2023 S H OW T I M E : 7:30 P M

For over fifteen years, Grammy Award– winning Chicago-based percussion

VENUE:

quartet Third Coast Percussion has

BING

created unexpected performances

C O N C E RT

that constantly redefine the classical

HALL

music experience. The group brings a thrilling percussive adventure to the Bing with expansive and sweeping sounds that explore wellness and sustainability, including world premieres of works by Missy Mazzoli and Stanford professor of composition Mark Applebaum, a performance of Jlin’s Perspective, and a sound meditation by Third Coast Percussion. 44

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C O N T E M P O R A RY

Dream House Quartet Featuring Katia & Marielle Labèque, Bryce Dessner & David Chalmin

WHEN: T H U R S DAY, A P R I L 27, 2023 S H OW T I M E : 7:30 P M VENUE: BING

Formed in 2018, Dream House Quartet

C O N C E RT

fuses decades of musical mastery of clas-

HALL

sical and contemporary forms, featuring luminaries Katia and Marielle Labèque on dueling pianos along with acclaimed composer-guitarists Bryce Dessner (Cyrano, The National) and David Chalmin (Innocence, La Terre Invisible) performing radical new commissions from Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Aphex Twin, Brian Eno, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Philip Glass, Nico Muhly, Caroline Shaw, and more. 2 0 2 2 –2 3 S E A S O N

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F O L K /S I N G E R- S O N G W R I T E R

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt

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hold for each other’s rich and honest sound. In this Bing Concert Hall performance, they team up again for a WHEN:

genre-bending delight, fusing sounds of

F R I DAY,

country, swing, jazz, folk, and gospel.

S H OW T I M E : 7: 30 P M

For over 50 years, Canadian singersongwriter Bruce Cockburn has melded

VENUE:

folk, jazz, rock, and global sounds,

BING

making an inimitable imprint on

C O N C E RT

Canadian music and culture. A revered

HALL

guitarist, gifted lyricist, and fervent activist, Cockburn has had an illustrious career shaped by politics, spirituality, and musical diversity. He describes his signature guitar style as "a combination of country blues fingerpicking and poorly absorbed jazz training," and it has proven, time and time again, to be the perfect accompaniment to his lyrics about joy, pain, fear, faith, and the world around us. In his Bing Concert Hall performance, Cockburn brings more of his signature sounds and revolutionary spirit.

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VENUE:

together for decades, complementing

over the years with the reverence they

2 02 3

S H OW T I M E : 7:30 P M

BING

way. Their chemistry has only bloomed

Bruce Cockburn

N OV E M B E R 3, 2022

and John Hiatt have been performing

and lyrical sensibilities each step of the

JA N UA RY 27,

T H U R S DAY,

Seasoned singer-songwriters Lyle Lovett

one another’s emotional ponderings

F O L K /S I N G E R- S O N G W R I T E R

WHEN:


F O L K /S I N G E R- S O N G W R I T E R

Sam Bush, Mike Marshall, Edgar Meyer, and George Meyer

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American music trailblazers Sam

WHEN:

Bush, Mike Marshall, Edgar Meyer, and

SAT U R DAY,

George Meyer come together in this

JA N UA RY 21,

energizing ensemble, each with a keen

2023

sense of musicianship and mastery of their instrument and genres. Blending

S H OW T I M E :

newgrass and classical, they bring

7:30 P M

the summer bluegrass festival circuit to the Bing.

VENUE: BING

Generously supported by Jeanne and Larry Aufmuth.

C O N C E RT HALL

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Rob Kapilow is one of our most enthusiastic thought partners when the Stanford Live curatorial team develops thematic areas of a season. This doesn’t happen often, but Rob was a bit stumped when I ran the words “sustainability” and “wellness” by him. We landed on the expansive body of music in the pastoral tradition— classical music that centers on the land through poetry in songs or tone painting in instrumental music. Heading in another direction toward popular music, we added one of Rob’s newer programs on the works of Joni Mitchell and Carole King. Their songs represent some of the earliest and best examples of confessional singersongwriting, opening new vistas of psychological understanding and self-reflection that have provided generations of listeners an opportunity to grow as the lyrics and melodies unfold. — Laura Evans, Director of Music Programs, Engagement, and Education

R E C I TA L /S I N G E R- S O N G W R I T E R

What Makes It Great? Rob Kapilow Everyone’s favorite down-to-earth explainer of all types of music returns

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to Stanford Live for two performances. In the first part of each performance, Kapilow illustrates key points of the music and its creators. Then, the full piece is performed. To top off the experience, Kapilow and the musicians

PERFO RMAN CE N O. 2 L A D I E S O F T H E C A N YO N F E AT U R I N G T H E M U S I C O F C A RO L E K I N G A N D J O N I M I TC H E L L

take part in a lively and in-depth audi-

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of iconic singer-songwriters Carole

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ence Q&A. This season features a program of Debussy’s pastoral piano works and an exploration of the works King and Joni Mitchell featuring two singers backed by a band.

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C O N T E M P O R A RY

The Queen’s Cartoonists

Pulling from over 100 years of animation,

WHEN:

The Queen’s Cartoonists masterfully

S U N DAY,

embody the energy and playfulness of

M A RC H 19,

cartoons through music. Perfectly

2023

synchronized to the films projected on stage, their symphony of faithful rendi-

S H OW T I M E :

tions and fresh compositions leads the

2:30 P M

audience through a world of marvelous musicianship, multi-instrumental

VENUE:

mayhem, and comedy. The Queen’s

BING

Cartoonists bring a brilliant blend of

C O N C E RT

jazz and classical music to all ages

HALL

with a repertoire that ranges from the golden age of animation and cult cartoon classics, to modern favorites.

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relationships and natural diversity to grow over 200 varieties of vegetables, flowers, herbs, field crops, and fruit. Students come 49

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Rob Kapilow is one of our most enthusiastic thought partners when the Stanford Live curatorial team develops thematic areas of a season. This doesn’t happen often, but Rob was a bit stumped when I ran the words “sustainability” and “wellness” by him. We landed on the expansive body of music in the pastoral tradition— classical music that centers on the land through poetry in songs or tone painting in instrumental music. Heading in another direction toward popular music, we added one of Rob’s newer programs on the works of Joni Mitchell and Carole King. Their songs represent some of the earliest and best examples of confessional singersongwriting, opening new vistas of psychological understanding and self-reflection that have provided generations of listeners an opportunity to grow as the lyrics and melodies unfold. — Laura Evans, Director of Music Programs, Engagement, and Education

" The O'Donohue Farm is a beautiful location with amazing people working there. It's a place where I can escape the stresses of school and can reconnect with nature and play in dirt. Being able to interact with the food systems that are often overlooked is a very powR E C I TA L /S I N G E R- S O N G W R I T E R

What Makes It Great? Rob Kapilow

erful experience. And being a grad student studying sustainability and energy, the Farm also provides a playground where students and the community can learn about sustainable food systems which is crucial to being good stewards of the Earth." — Frederick Tan, Stanford Class of 2022

Everyone’s favorite down-to-earth explainer of all types of music returns PERFO RMAN CE N O. 1 T H E S O LO P I A N O L A N D S C A P E S O F D E B U S SY W E D N E S DAY, A P R I L 26, 2 02 3 7 : 30 P M B I N G C O N C E RT H A L L

to Stanford Live for two performances. In the first part of each performance, Kapilow illustrates key points of the music and its creators. Then, the full piece is performed. To top off the experience, Kapilow and the musicians

PERFO RMAN CE N O. 2 L A D I E S O F T H E C A N YO N F E AT U R I N G T H E M U S I C O F C A RO L E K I N G A N D J O N I M I TC H E L L

take part in a lively and in-depth audi-

SAT U R DAY, A P R I L 29, 2 02 3 2 : 30 P M B I N G C O N C E RT H A L L

of iconic singer-songwriters Carole

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ence Q&A. This season features a program of Debussy’s pastoral piano works and an exploration of the works

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King and Joni Mitchell featuring two singers backed by a band.

S TA N F O R D L I V E


C O N T E M P O R A RY

The Queen’s Cartoonists

Pulling from over 100 years of animation,

WHEN:

The Queen’s Cartoonists masterfully

S U N DAY,

embody the energy and playfulness of

M A RC H 19,

cartoons through music. Perfectly

2023

synchronized to the films projected on stage, their symphony of faithful rendi-

S H OW T I M E :

tions and fresh compositions leads the

2:30 P M

audience through a world of marvelous musicianship, multi-instrumental

VENUE:

mayhem, and comedy. The Queen’s

BING

Cartoonists bring a brilliant blend of

C O N C E RT

jazz and classical music to all ages

HALL

with a repertoire that ranges from the golden age of animation and cult cartoon classics, to modern favorites.

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