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Tue
09
Feb

Ron Kuivila Presents TED / Mencken

7:30pm | CCRMA Stage, The Knoll, MAP
Free

Ron Kuivila's TED / Mencken is a live recitation rendered breathless through circuitry and interleaved with explanatory digressions in the manner of a TED talk. The text recited and subjected to TEDxegesis is IN SARA, MENCKEN, CHRIST AND BEETHOVEN THERE WERE MEN AND WOMEN, a prose poem self-published by John Barton Wolgamot in 1944. That text consists of 128 stanzas identical in basic lexical form but with changing content drawn from a collection of 1023 names, many culled from biographical dictionaries of the day. The text became something of an obsession for the writer Keith Waldrop and the composer Robert Ashley. Ashley made a recording of the text recited without an audible breath and an electronic accompaniment by Paul DeMarinis; plans to make a live realization were never completed. That recording has always suggested to Kuivila the image of a poet / schizophrenic mumbling to himself in an electronic game center. TED / Mencken is Kuivila's enactment of its tumbling together of the famous, the obscure, the past and the future in a breathless turbulence imagined as the present which he sees as prefiguring the current insatiable appetite for the momentarily apropos and the encyclopedically archival. 

The concert will be followed by a reception.

Wed
10
Feb

NOON CONCERT: Calidore String Quartet

12:30pm | Campbell Recital Hall, MAP
Free

Calidore String Quartet, Emerging String Quartet for Spring 2016 in the St. Lawrence String Quartet's ongoing program for featuring up-and-coming ensembles, appears in this noontime free event. The Calidore String Quartet is currently artist-in-residence and visiting faculty at Stony Brook University (SUNY) and was appointed to the prestigious roster of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two for the 2016-19 seasons.

Program

  • Haydn: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 33, No. 3 "The Bird"
  • Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80
Thu
11
Feb

Ogni Suono: Saxophone Masterclass

4:30pm | Braun Rehearsal Hall, MAP
Free

The saxophone duo Ogni Suono will perform and coach Stanford saxophone students.  

Noa Even and Phil Pierick formed Ogni Suono in 2009 to expand and promote contemporary music for saxophone duo. They collaborate regularly with composers and other performers, presenting diverse programs to a wide range of audiences across the United States and abroad. Notable international performances include a residency at Western University in Ontario, the inaugural Singapore Saxophone Symposium, and the 16th World Saxophone Congress in Scotland. They have also performed in Houston, Boston, New York, Baltimore, and throughout the Midwest.

Emphasizing the importance of education, Ogni Suono’s performances are often accompanied by masterclasses, clinics, and outreach programs that range from saxophone-specific topics to contemporary music and free improvisation. They have worked with young saxophonists in Chicago, Houston, Singapore, Songkhla (Thailand), and will do so again at Stanford.

This masterclass is open to the public.

Sat
13
Feb

Daniel Borup, baritone: Voice Recital

2:30pm | Campbell Recital Hall, MAP
Free

Baritone graduate student Daniel Borup will be accompanied by Sumi Park, piano, for this recital.

Program

  • Robert Schumann: Liederkreis, Op. 39
  • Edvard Grieg: Ich Stand in Dunkeln Träumen, Der gynger en båd på bølge, Eingehüllt in graue Wolken, Nu Hviler Du i Jorden, and Ein Traum
  • Gerald Finzi: Let us Garlands Bring, Op. 18
Sat
13
Feb

Stanford Woodwind Quintet with Jon Nakamatsu

7:30pm | Dinkelspiel Auditorium, MAP

Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medalist Jon Nakamatsu collaborates with the Stanford Woodwind Quintet for this performance.

Program

  • Ludwig van Beethoven – Trio in G Major, WoO. 37
  • Vincent d’Indy – Sarabande et Menuet, Op. 72
  • Albert Roussel – Divertissement, Op. 6
  • Theodor Blumer – Sextet in F Major, Op. 45
  • Robert Muczynski – Quintet for Winds, Op. 45
Sat
13
Feb

An Evening of Jewish Music from the Middle East

7:30pm | Campbell Recital Hall, MAP

Please join us for an evening of music by Jewish composers from Egypt, Syria, Israel, and beyond. Master percussionist Dror Sinai on drum and vocals, Avi Sinai on darbukah (goblet-shaped hand drum) and vocals, Jim Grippo on qanun (plucked zither), Director of the UCSB Middle East Ensemble Scott Marcus on Nay (flute) and vocals, Ziyad Marcus on Oud (lute) and darbuka, and Matt Wright on Oud. Songs will be sung in Hebrew and Arabic. Doors open 7:15. Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University, 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305. For more information, please contact IDA - (650) 723-4402.

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Sat
13
Feb

Stanford Philharmonia

7:30pm | Bing Concert Hall, MAP

Anna Wittstruck conducts the Stanford Philharmonia for a romantic weekend of music by Brahms, Beethoven, and Saint-Saëns. Featured piano soloist Niuniu Teo was first-place winner of the Stanford Symphony Orchestra's 2015 Concerto Competition.

Program

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus, Op. 43
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minorwith Niuniu Teo, piano
  • Johannes Brahms: Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11
Sun
14
Feb

Stanford Philharmonia

2:30pm | Bing Concert Hall, MAP

Anna Wittstruck conducts the Stanford Philharmonia for a romantic weekend of music by Brahms, Beethoven, and Saint-Saëns. Featured piano soloist Niuniu Teo was first-place winner of the Stanford Symphony Orchestra's 2015 Concerto Competition.

Program

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus, Op. 43
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minorwith Niuniu Teo, piano
  • Johannes Brahms: Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11
Tue
16
Feb

line upon line percussion

7:30pm | CCRMA Stage, The Knoll, MAP
Free

line upon line percussion seeks new ways for percussion instruments to advance contemporary art music by performing newly-commissioned works alongside existent masterpieces. Formed in 2009, line upon line percussion consists of its three original members, Adam Bedell, Cullen Faulk, and Matthew Teodori.

To date, the Austin-based trio has commissioned and premiered 14 new works, four of which appear on their full-length, self-titled album. The group’s in-house creative project, seeing times are not hidden, won top prize at the 2011 Music in Architecture-Architecture in Music Symposium at the University of Texas at Austin. The work involves over 1,000 glass, metal, and hardwood chimes suspended from the three arches of Waller Creek Bridge. In April 2013, line upon line gave the North American premiere of Hugues Dufourt’s massive evening-length masterpiece, Erewhon, which enlists the use of nearly 150 percussion instruments. The group’s self-presented concert series, now in its third year, was recently listed as one of the Top 10 Dance / Classical Music Treasures of 2014 by the Austin Chronicle.

In 2013 and 2014, the trio was named "Best Ensemble" by the Austin Critics' Table and is currently a member of the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster. The Austinist called line upon line “the premier new music percussion ensemble in Texas and the South” and the Austin American-Statesman considers the group “a riveting, always-surprising and delightful trio.”

line upon line percussion has performed and given educational clinics at colleges and universities in 21 states, in addition to maintaining educational and outreach roles with the Austin Chamber Music Center. In March 2014, the group’s first international tour included six engagements throughout England, Switzerland, and Germany. line upon line has given an afternoon showcase at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention and performed at some of the most well-known festivals in Texas including Fusebox, SXSW, Fast Forward Austin, the Victoria Bach Festival, and the International Festival-Institute at Round Top.

The trio uses Mapex drums, Remo drumheads, Sabian cymbals, Vic Firth sticks and Grover Pro Percussion accessories.

Wed
17
Feb

Stanford Jazz Orchestra with Jim Pugh, trombone

7:30pm | Bing Concert Hall, MAP

Fredrick Berry directs the Stanford Jazz Orchestra's program with special guest Jim Pugh, trombone.

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