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Sat
26
Sep

Big Galut(e)

7:30pm | Campbell Recital Hall, MAP
Free

Hailed as “a real treat for open minds” and an “alleged klezmer band,” Big Galut(e) brings its mix of folk, klezmer, classics, and more to Stanford. This East Coast quintet performs music ranging from Argentine Yiddish tangos and Renaissance Jewish sonatas, to Mahler compositions with a klezmer sensibility, to jazzy French takes on old Yiddish tunes, and fiddle music from imaginary coal-mining regions of Rumania – Big Galut(e) does it all, with a quirky grin and unflagging musicianship. The quintet sprang from summer stints at renowned opera festival Glimmerglass. These mostly-classically-trained artists approach the Western canon with absurdist glee, and Jewish traditions with borscht-belt wit.

Mon
28
Sep

Gala Concert by Stanford Early Music Faculty

7:30pm | Memorial Church, MAP
Free

Music by French, Italian, German, and English composers of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Performers

  • Robert Huw Morgan, Elaine Thornburgh, Kelly Savage — keyboards
  • Herb Myers — curtal, viola, recorder, flute
  • Anthony Martin — violin
  • Greer Ellison — flute
  • John Dornenburg — viola da gamba
  • The Early Music Singers, directed by William Mahrt
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.

Wed
07
Oct

St. Lawrence String Quartet: Friends of Music Concert for the Community

4:30pm | Dinkelspiel Auditorium, MAP
Free

The Friends of Music and the St. Lawrence String Quartet are proud to present their annual Concert for the Community, offered free of charge to local school children, teachers, and their friends and family. We hope to see you there! 

Wed
07
Oct

Valentina Sbicego, clarinet, and Roberto Turrin, piano

7:30pm | Campbell Recital Hall, MAP

Program

  • Respighi: Antiche Danze ed Arie
  • Poulenc: 15 Improvisations for Piano, Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
  • Rota: 15 Preludi for Piano,Sonata in Re for Clarinet and Piano
Thu
08
Oct

Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert

7:30pm | Memorial Church, MAP
Free

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, meant to inspire the cross-cultural awareness and tolerance sought by the Daniel Pearl Foundation.

Sun
11
Oct

Shenson Recital Series: Eugene Brancoveanu, baritone, and Laura Dahl, piano

2:30pm | Campbell Recital Hall, MAP

The A. Jess Shenson Recital Series presents extraordinary vocal artists together with their collaborative partners in the intimate setting of the song recital. The fall Shenson Recital will feature Eugene Brancoveanu, baritone, and Laura Dahl, piano.

  • A world premiere by Stanford faculty composer Jonathan Berger: Tweets for Talya
  • Brahms: Vier Ernste Gesänge
  • Songs by Schubert, Löwe, and Georgy Sviridov

Romanian-born Eugene Brancoveanu has earned critical acclaim in North America, Europe, Israel, and Japan. Following recent performances of San Francisco Opera's The Little Prince, the San Francisco Chronicle had this to say: "...[the] extravagantly gifted baritone Eugene Brancoveanu... with his unforced charisma, vocal clarity, and tonal heft... managed the tricky feat of doing most of the show's heavy lifting..."

The Shenson Series is generously funded by the Ben and A. Jess Shenson Fund at Stanford University.

Mon
12
Oct

Eugene Brancoveanu, baritone: Voice Masterclass

4:30pm | Campbell Recital Hall, MAP

Baritone Eugene Brancoveanu presents a masterclass for Stanford voice students (free and open to the public).

Romanian-born Eugene Brancoveanu has earned critical acclaim in North America, Europe, Israel, and Japan. Following recent performances of San Francisco Opera's The Little Prince, the San Francisco Chronicle had this to say: "...[the] extravagantly gifted baritone Eugene Brancoveanu... with his unforced charisma, vocal clarity, and tonal heft... managed the tricky feat of doing most of the show's heavy lifting..."

The Shenson Series is generously funded by the Ben and A. Jess Shenson Fund at Stanford University.

Sat
31
Oct

Halloween Concert: Stanford Wind Ensemble and Stanford Symphony Orchestra

7:30pm | Dinkelspiel Auditorium, MAP

Anna Wittstruck conducts the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and Giancarlo Aquilanti directs the Stanford Wind Ensemble for this annual concert that’s sure to chill and thrill with trills, mad skills, and drum fills. Come as your alter-ego and participate in the costume contest!

Fri
06
Nov

Stanford Wind Ensemble: Sibelius Festival

7:30pm | Bing Concert Hall, MAP

Giancarlo Aquilanti directs the Stanford Wind Ensemble’s program, in conjunction with Stanford's Sibelius Symposium.

Program

  • Gustav Holst: First Suite in E-flat Major, Op. 28-1
  • Jean Sibelius: Ballade – Alla Marcia from Karelia Suite, Op. 11Finlandia, Op. 26
  • Giancarlo Aquilanti: Divertimento for Band
  • Norman Dello Joio: Variants on a Medieval Tune 
  • Alfred Reed: First Suite for Band 

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