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Fri
05
Feb

The Ethics of Democracy Series: The Interrogation

7:30pm | Campbell Recital Hall, MAP
Free

With music by Hanns Eisler and lyrics by Bertolt Brecht (translations by Eric Bentley), this radio-play with music in one act was adapted from transcripts of hearings of the House Un-American Activities Committee, April, 1947. The transcripts were adapted and music arranged by Jonathan Berger.

Director: Scott Matthew Walling

Cast:

Hanns Eisler - Arjun Pranav Sheth

Robert E. Strippling - Liam James McGregor

Narrator and stenographer – Amanda Ani Harris

Musicians:

Litawn Gan – piano

The Calidore String Quartet

  • Jeffrey Meyers - violin
  • Ryan Meehan - violin
  • Jeremy Berry - viola
  • Estelle Choi - cello

The Calidore String Quartet’s residency at Stanford is part of the St. Lawrence String Quartet’s Emerging String Quartet Program.

The student artists in The Interrogation are all participants in ITALIC (Immersion in the Arts: Living in Culture), a residentially based yearlong academic program for freshmen that uses art as the frame for discussing big ideas.

Sat
06
Feb

Victoria Wang, violin

7:30pm | Campbell Recital Hall, MAP
Free

Victoria Wang, violin, performs with accompanist Lori Lack, piano.

Program

  • Brahms: Sonata No. 2 in A Major for Piano and Violin, Op. 100
  • Bach: Chaconne, Partita No. 2 in D minor
  • Ravel: Tzigane
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

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
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
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

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