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Events & Outreach

The St. Lawrence presents free concerts and special events on the Stanford campus and the wider community. Watch this space for schedules and information on upcoming concerts. For monthly updates about new events, sign up for our newsletter here.

Chamber Music Seminar 2024
Sunday, June 23 – Sunday, June 30

The annual St. Lawrence Chamber Music Seminar is the crown jewel of the St. Lawrence’s programs at Stanford. The 10-day intensive program brings together amateurs, professionals, and students with a lifelong passion for chamber music in a unique, supportive environment where advanced students destined for careers in performance rub shoulders with passionate adult musicians whose careers are in a wide variety of non-musical fields. The Seminar follows a rigorous schedule of study and performance led by the St. Lawrence and a star-studded roster of guest faculty who perform free public concerts, deliver keynote lectures, interactive demonstrations and host informal late-night chamber music parties where the uniquely diverse group of participants, mix, play, laugh and connect over  some of the greatest music ever written.

These extraordinary programs are provided free to the general public through the efforts of the St Lawrence Seminar and generous donors who make the Seminar possible.  
 

Join us for this exciting series of festive concerts and events featuring some of the most celebrated chamber music performers on stage today. 
 

Spotlight: Alexi Kenney

Sunday, June 23 - 2:30 PM
Campbell Recital Hall
Faculty Member Alexi Kenney, violin, performs his original program “Shifting Ground” pairing Bach solo Sonatas from the 18th Century and contemporary works by Burtner, Davidovsky, Fisher, Negrón, Wiancko and more. 

Midday Masters Program One

Monday, June 24 – 12:00 PM
Bing Concert Hall
Free Admission. Free tickets available at the Bing box office at 11:00 am.

Midday Masters Program Two

Wednesday, June 26 – 12:00 PM
Bing Concert Hall
Free Admission. Free tickets available at the Bing box office at 11:00 am.

Midday Masters Program Three

Friday, June 28 – 12:00 PM
Bing Concert Hall
Free Admission. Free tickets available at the Bing box office at 11:00 am.

Azure Family Concert

Saturday, June 29  – 2:00 PM
Campbell Recital Hall
Free Admission.

This concert is a free, friendly, and engaging performance for families with children and young adults on the Autism spectrum. These concerts were established by longtime friend and collaborator Stephen Prutsman who has gone on to create Azure concert series all over the world. Azure concerts are approximately one hour in length and family members and caregivers of all ages are welcome to attend.

Registration is required at this link

International Showcase

Saturday, June 29 – 5:00 PM
Bing Concert Hall
Free Admission. Free tickets available at the door at 4:30 pm.

This full length program will feature three extraordinary ensembles selected from the 2023 St. Lawrence Chamber Music Seminar roster.

Marathon Finale!

Sunday, June 30 – 11:00 AM
Campbell Recital Hall
Free Admission.

A special performance by all of the 2024 Chamber Music Seminar ensembles, including young professionals, students, and adult amateurs. The performance duration is estimated at four hours, but patrons are welcome to come and go in between pieces as needed.


 

Your support keeps our programs alive and thriving. Whether it’s helping a student attend our summer seminar, supporting an emerging string quartet as they find their professional footing, or ensuring our Azure Family Concerts provide a welcoming and safe environment, your generosity makes a difference. Please consider making a gift to support our community outreach programs.

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