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  • Featured Event

The Noontime Concert on February 1st has been canceled, but this free event for the Stanford community will return on a future Wednesday!

  • Achievements & Awards

Third Coast Percussion's "Rituals and Meditations" program at Bing Concert Hall on Wednesday, January 25th will include a world premiere of Gauntlet, composed by Stanford Music faculty Mark Applebaum.

In this excerpt of Prof. Applebaum's program notes for this new work, he details his…

  • Featured Event

The Shenson Recital on Thursday, January 19th at 7:30 PM featuring Karim Sulayman, tenor; Danbi Um, violin; and Juho Pohjonen, piano will be livestreamed here. The program will include works by Handel, Rameau, Massenet, Schubert, Kreisler, Cole Porter, and others.

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Paul Phillips

Bayerische Staatsoper (Bavarian State Opera) has just released a Blu-ray disc of their production of Stravinsky's opera Mavra which uses Stanford Director of Orchestral Studies Paul Phillips's sextet arrangement, published in 2010 by Boosey & Hawkes. The Blu-ray also contains Bavarian State…

  • Featured Event

Our supplier for Messiah scores does not have any for us this year, so Sing-along Messiah participants should plan to have their own voice scores. We use the Prout edition, if you wish to research getting a copy online. Orchestral parts will be available as usual.

  • Achievements & Awards

I’m delighted to announce that our colleague Mark Applebaum has won two prizes at the 50th Annual Book Show of the Publishers Professional Network. Mark's recent book Scribe / The Metaphysics of Notation— a signed, limited edition, two-volume art book anthology of hand-drawn scores made over…

Photography by Erin Attkisson

  • Inside the Department

Timothy Zerlang, our University Carillonneur and Department of Music faculty (piano, carillon) is often heard, but rarely seen. Stanford Magazine made the climb to Zerlang's lair atop Hoover Tower to find out more about the solitary world of our carillonneur, how he got there, and just how loud…

On October 19th, the St. Lawrence String Quartet shared this sad news on their website:

With utmost sadness, today we said goodbye to our friend and colleague Geoff Nuttall. He died at age 56 with his wife Livia at his side. Geoff was an inspired artist whose loyalty to his chosen…

Photo courtesy of Stanford Jazz Workshop

  • Achievements & Awards

Jim Nadel, longtime member of the Department of Music's jazz faculty, is the newest entrant of DownBeat magazine's Jazz Education Hall of Fame. He has also run the Stanford Jazz Workshop on Stanford campus since 1972, having celebrated the SJW's 50th anniversary in Dinkelspiel Auditorium with an…

Rehearsal in Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Bob Weir, left; Paul Phillips, right | Photo: Jaime Baldovinos

  • Inside the Department

Stanford composer and music faculty Giancarlo Aquilanti's orchestral arrangements of songs by the Grateful Dead will be premiered next week when Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros featuring The Wolfpack join the National Symphony Orchestra for a five-night run at the Kennedy Center. Aquilanti has been…