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Wed
15
Jul

Estonian TV Girls' Choir

6:00pm | Memorial Church, MAP
Free

The Estonian TV Girls’ Choir is one of the best choirs of Estonia, a tiny European nation with long lasting singing traditions, among them the song festival Laulupidu. The choir, conducted since its birth by Aarne Saluveer, has grown out from the Children’s Television Music Studio that was founded in 1990. Today the choir is comprised of about 25-30 singers aged 15-25. The choir’s repertoire includes spiritual and secular music of different ages, folk music (with choreography) and a modern program of pop and jazz.
 
The choir has collaborated with many renowned Estonian composers, including Arvo Pärt and Veljo Tormis, and appeared at a number on international conferences, symposiums and festivals (La Fabbrica del Canto in Italy, Polyfollia in France, Sympaatti in Finland). The ETV Girls’ Choir has also worked with foreign talents, for example contemporary British composer Roxanna Panufnik and renowned composer and conductor Eric Whitacre. In 2001 Estonian TV Girls’ Choir performed successfully in international Competition of Choral Music in Gorizia – the title of the best female choir and the best choir in all categories. In 2005 the choir won 1st prize in the youth category of EBU International Choir Competition Let The Peoples Sing. The girls also participated of the Eurovision Song Contest of 2002 in Tallinn.
 
On July 15, the choir, conducted by Karin Kuulpak, will perform ten pieces written by Cyrillus Kreek, Pavel Chesnokov, Eriks Esenvalds, Arvo Pärt, Veljo Tormis and Pärt Uusberg. The event is free and open to the public.

Sat
18
Jul

Summer Stanford Symphony Orchestra

7:30pm | Bing Concert Hall, MAP

The Summer Stanford Symphony Orchestra is open to all members of the Stanford community. Anna Wittstruck will conduct their summer concert in Bing Concert Hall. 

Program:

  • Prokofiev: Sinfonia Concertante, featuring special guest, Christopher Costanza, Stanford faculty and cellist for the St. Lawrence String Quartet
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F Major
Fri
31
Jul

Stanford Summer Chorus: Earth Songs

7:30pm | Memorial Church, MAP

Rafael Ornes directs the Stanford Summer Chorus, a non-auditioned community chorus sponsored by the Stanford Department of Music. Membership is open to everyone; singers typically come from all corners of the Bay Area, and from all age groups and ability levels.

This summer's program, Earth Songs, is a celebration of Nature. The centerpiece for the concert is Paul Winter's Missa Gaia, along with contemporary works (Earth Song by Frank Ticheli and Island in Space by Kirke Mechem) and a set of spirituals on the theme of Water (Wade in the Water, Deep River, and Down to the River to Pray).

Tue
04
Aug

Peninsula Women's Chorus

7:00pm | Memorial Church, MAP

The Peninsula Women's Chorus (PWC) is a Palo Alto-based, 50-voice women's choir performing high-quality classical and contemporary music in the Bay Area and many parts of the world. Since its founding in 1966, the Peninsula Women's Chorus has been committed to excellence in the performance of diverse and challenging choral literature for women's voices, and is recognized as the premier vocal ensemble for women in the San Francisco Bay Area. The PWC has come to national and international attention through live performance and recordings and has added significantly to the choral literature by commissioning new music. The chorus inspires and enriches its audiences in the Bay Area through its concert series, its ongoing program of premiering new works, and its numerous collaborations with other performing groups.

Sun
04
Oct

St. Lawrence String Quartet

2:30pm | Bing Concert Hall, MAP

How fortunate we are to have the St. Lawrence String Quartet in residence at Stanford. Now in its 17th year here, the Canadian ensemble plays a vast range of music with elegance and aplomb, from the classic repertoire to new works written for it by some of the most celebrated composers in contemporary music, among them John Adams and Osvaldo Golijov.

Thu
08
Oct

Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert

7:30pm | Bing Concert Hall, MAP

Stanford’s St. Lawrence String Quartet leads our annual free concert honoring the life and memory of Stanford alumnus Daniel Pearl, the violin-playing Wall Street Journalreporter who was murdered in 2002 in Pakistan. The quartet, pianist Stephen Prutsman, and the Stanford Chamber Strings perform a stirring program that includes Bach and music from the Middle East, is meant to inspire the cross-cultural awareness and tolerance sought by the Daniel Pearl Foundation.

Sun
17
Jan

St. Lawrence String Quartet

2:30pm | Bing Concert Hall, MAP

How fortunate we are to have the St. Lawrence String Quartet in residence at Stanford. Now in its 17th year here, the Canadian ensemble plays a vast range of music with elegance and aplomb, from the classic repertoire to new works written for it by some of the most celebrated composers in contemporary music, among them John Adams and Osvaldo Golijov.

Fri
25
Mar

St. Lawrence String Quartet- Good Friday Concert

5:00pm | Memorial Church, MAP

The St. Lawrence String Quartet will give a free performance of Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross. In this seven-section work, lasting just over an hour, Haydn is at his most reflective. Evoking the last hours of Christ’s life, the work’s individual sections carry tempo markings of Largo, Adagio, Lento, Grave.

Sun
01
May

St. Lawrence String Quartet

2:30pm | Bing Concert Hall, MAP

How fortunate we are to have the St. Lawrence String Quartet in residence at Stanford. Now in its 17th year here, the Canadian ensemble plays a vast range of music with elegance and aplomb, from the classic repertoire to new works written for it by some of the most celebrated composers in contemporary music, among them John Adams and Osvaldo Golijov.