Matthew Billman (Polk Undergraduate Award Winner, 2015) is deeply interested in contemporary musical theater and popular music. His recital will feature songs by Barber, Bowles, Musto, and Ching, as well as selections from contemporary American musical theater. Additionally, in a three-song improvised set, Billman will build songs from audience suggestions. | This event was rescheduled from Nov. 14th.
The acclaimed Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble, directed by Murray Low, presents its Fall concert. The program will consist of a unique blend of traditional and contemporary songs spanning the entire scope of the Afro-Latin genre, mixed together in new and exciting ways. The repertoire includes songs composed or performed by greats such as John Coltrane, Chucho Valdés, Sonora Ponceña, Felix Chappotin, and John Calloway. The music spans almost a century, from the dance halls of the early '20s, to the rich son montuno tradition of the '40s, through classic jazz and salsa from the '60s and '70s, up to modern-day timba.
This annual “sing and play it yourself” celebration of Handel’s masterwork, conducted by Stephen Sano, is a favorite of campus and community! Orchestral parts will be provided, and singers may purchase scores at the door or bring their own.