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  • Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra: Bach's Brandenburgs | Stanford Live
    Egarr showcases Philharmonia s orchestra of virtuosi PRE CONCERT TALK At 6 45 pm join conductor Richard Egarr and jazz scholar Loren Schoenberg for a discussion titled Jazz and Bach Acknowledgements This program was generously funded by the Koret Foundation The Koret Jazz Project is a multiyear initiative to support expand and celebrate the role of jazz in the artistic and educational programming of Stanford Live Program J S Bach

    Original URL path: http://live.stanford.edu/calendar/november-2015/philharmonia-baroque-orchestra-bachs-brandenburgs (2016-01-26)
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  • Casting announced for Selected Shorts and Sondheim Songbook | Stanford Live
    works by three Bay Area writers for its upcoming Bing Concert Hall show on Friday May 15 Hosted by television star Jane Kaczmarek best known for her role as Lois on the hit comedy Malcolm in the Middle the Stanford program will feature short stories by Daniel Alarcón Diane Cook and Dave Eggars Joining Ms Kaczmarek in the cast will be the theater and film veteran David Strathairn and the Tony and Emmy nominated actress Kate Burton Learn More Then on Wednesday May 20 spend an evening with the music of Stephen Sondheim the greatest living American composer after Copland Sondheim has gone from cult figure to national icon His melodies which have been labeled unhummable get under your skin and linger for days He is perhaps the greatest English language lyricist of any age Every brilliant lyric and crystalline melody will be audible in Bing Concert Hall when Ted Sperling one of Broadway s most in demand music directors is joined by Betsy Wolfe and Clarke Thorell two of Broadway s freshest singers along with pianist Paul Masse Learn More Tweet Email Categories Artists Behind the Scenes Event Review People Event Preview In The News Student Voices Photo Gallery

    Original URL path: http://live.stanford.edu/blog/april-2015/casting-announced-selected-shorts-and-sondheim-songbook (2016-01-26)
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  • Stanford Live Expands Mission with 2015-16 Season | Stanford Live
    Stanford Live is great performances and much more says Executive Director Wiley Hausam We are expanding our role as an arts presenter to serve as a bridge between Stanford s brilliant faculty students research and the surrounding communities and also between the arts ideas and the important issues of our time We strive to be simultaneously a public square a sanctuary and a lab Through Live Context which Stanford Live piloted this past year Hausam s goal is to spark larger cultural conversations Our recent premiere of The Demo was a prime example he says The pre performance conversation we hosted with public thinkers Jaron Lanier and Sebastian Thrun raised ethical issues about technology that created a resonance around the event And next year I m particularly looking forward to bringing back the path breaking artist Anna Deavere Smith Not only will she perform two different pieces but these will be accompanied by a screening a panel and a dialogue about her work with our community Other highlights include a season opening performance by multiple Grammy Award winners Chick Corea and Béla Fleck a new work called Real Enemies from Darcy James Argue performed by his big band Secret Society a community based movement work called Bolero Silicon Valley created by Larry Keigwin especially for Bing a multidisciplinary piece called Nufonia Must Fall from Montreal based scratch DJ and music producer Kid Koala which tells the story of a robot that falls in love told through hip hop string quartet and miniature puppets and appearances by the Broadway legend Bernadette Peters singer Arlo Guthrie pianist Murray Perahia violinist Midori percussionist Zakir Hussain the Handel and Haydn Society Irish Chamber Orchestra Takács Quartet and the brilliant young classical musicians Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan I believe we re shifting the center

    Original URL path: http://live.stanford.edu/blog/april-2015/stanford-live-expands-mission-2015-16-season (2016-01-26)
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  • Exciting updates to the 2014-15 Stanford Live season | Stanford Live
    If It Makes You Happy and The First Cut Is the Deepest More info November 1 Pomplamoose YouTube sensations and Stanford grads Nataly Dawn 09 and Jack Conte 06 of the indie pop rock duo Pomplamoose return to campus for a special concert selected for and by Stanford students Pioneering the style of VideoSongs Pomplamoose a derivation of the French word for grapefruit pamplemousse made their online debut in summer 2008 and quickly became renowned for their split screen video editing that deliberately features every instrument used in the recording process More info December 6 Sing and Play the Bing FREE For the third year in a row Stanford Live showcases the wealth of cultural diversity and artistic excellence in Silicon Valley with the free Sing and Play the Bing concert This year s program will feature the Peninsula Women s Chorus the Chinese Performing Arts of America and Tezkatlipoka Aztec Dance and Drum More info I want arts patrons to know that Stanford Live not only presents classical music on a world class level in the acoustically ideal environment of Bing Concert Hall but it also does much more than that says Hausam Next season we offer a full range of music in addition to dance theater and world premieres Plus we ll experiment with alternative performance formats and explore the ideas that inform all these works Single tickets for the Stanford Live season will go on sale Sunday September 7 at 10 00 a m The Bing Concert Hall Ticket Office will also host special open hours on Monday September 8 from 10 a m 5 p m More info Highlights include a season opening concert by Grammy winning virtuosos Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer Sept 21 the world premiere of The Demo Apr 1 and 2 solo

    Original URL path: http://live.stanford.edu/blog/september-2014/exciting-updates-2014-15-stanford-live-season (2016-01-26)
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  • Summer Swing at the Bing | Stanford Live
    grown summer by summer drawing in many New Yorkers who never attend performances at the Metropolitan Opera House Koch Theater or Avery Fisher Hall Midsummer Night Swing the weekly dance party on Lincoln Center s plaza inspired Stanford Live s invitation to Lavay Smith and the Skillet Lickers The band has played Lincoln Center festivals and other New York venues as well as around the country in Canada and in Europe The band s brand of music and dancing are intoxicating Smith said from her home in San Francisco s Mission District People who have heard her often agree Born in 1967 in a working class place called Lakewood in Southern California Smith began putting on talent shows as a child and singing in school plays taking up the guitar at 16 Her father a naval shipyard worker and grandfather sang in the 1934 Chicago World s Fair My grandfather sang like Fred Astaire and my father like Bing Crosby she said When she was 12 her family moved to the Philippines and in her teens she sang in Sin City she laughed spelling it out for good measure where they get down The town s real name is Olongapo Smith noted I was a real rebellious child looking for the coolest newest thing Everything old became new again when Smith found what she was looking for in recordings by Bessie Smith Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington She explained They were expressing what I was feeling She returned to Orange County California for high school but spent most of her free time in Hollywood In 1989 living in San Francisco and pursuing jazz singing she met pianist Chris Siebert her life partner and they put together their band Today Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers has Siebert on piano six horns a bass and drums The musicians ages range from 30s to 70s their resumes include the bands of Count Basie and Duke Ellington whose delicious harmonies are a Smith focal point Ray Charles Santana Van Morrison Esther Phillips and Big Mama Thornton The Skillet Lickers Ellington transcriptions are by former Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra arranger David Berger because he s the best said Smith Smith s own distinctive performances are sui generis She manages to mix frank sexuality with sassy humor and a knowing strong yet tender voice Her luscious red lipstick pale skin dark hair and curvaceous figure that can hold up even the lowest of her low slung bodices she buys her distinctive gowns online all add up to an alluring look that s topped off with a flower in her hair a Billie Holiday tribute people started bringing them so I started wearing them she said Her theme song written with Siebert and Berger is titled Everybody s Talkin Bout Miss Thing Jazz writer Sean Daly described one of her New York shows as an unforgettable display of bop boogie woogie and barrelhouse blues No wonder the tunes are so danceable And should

    Original URL path: http://live.stanford.edu/blog/july-2014/summer-swing-bing (2016-01-26)
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  • Reactions to the Record: Historical Performance with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra | Stanford Live
    Stanford students Lennart Jansson Alex Wang Spencer Nam and Alex Stabile perform Beethoven and Brahms In conjunction with the Reactions to the Record seminar with George Barth and Kumaran Arul this afternoon residency will explore the latest trends in historical performance with leading practitioners This free event is open to the public Schedule of events 3 00pm Panel Discussion 4 00pm Master class 5 30pm Performance Sponsored by the Department

    Original URL path: http://live.stanford.edu/blog/may-2014/reactions-record-historical-performance-philharmonia-baroque-orchestra (2016-01-26)
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  • Stanford Live Inaugural Summer Season! | Stanford Live
    percussionist Miguel Ramirez and lead vocalist La Marisoul Bay Area favorites Los Cenzontles The Mockingbirds will open the show Dust off your dancing shoes A brief dance lesson kicks off a festive swing dance party in the Bing Concert Hall s Gunn Atrium on July 26 accompanied by live music from the queen of classic jazz and blues singer Lavay Smith and her seven piece band The sultry chanteuse Smith evokes a sensuous era of glamorous jazz divas and celebrates the popular Swing Era of the 1940s Singer and guitarist Shawn Colvin known for her Grammy winning 1997 single Sunny Came Home brings her storytelling folk songs to Bing Concert Hall on August 2 In her 25 year career she has released ten albums won three Grammy Awards and published a book of memoirs Diamond in the Rough An intimate solo recital from Milos Karadaglic on August 6 concludes this inaugural summer series Praised equally as a classical and Latin guitarist the Montenegro born rising star recipient of Gramophone s prestigious Young Artist of the Year award released his third album Aranjuez early in 2014 In addition to the four Stanford Live headline shows Bing Concert Hall will host performances by the Department of Music Stanford Jazz Workshop and others this summer As part of its annual chamber music seminar the Grammy nominated St Lawrence String Quartet will presents a series of free concerts the annual Stanford Jazz Festival will include performances by Kenny Barron and Chick Corea the Stanford Summer Orchestra and Summer Chorus take the Bing stage and the Midsummer Mozart Festival gives two performances as part of its 40th anniversary season Details on these hosted performances are coming soon Single tickets go on sale to the public on June 4 and Stanford Live supporters get early access

    Original URL path: http://live.stanford.edu/blog/may-2014/stanford-live-inaugural-summer-season (2016-01-26)
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  • See who is the Next Bing Thing! | Stanford Live
    night has to offer check out this video of our dance act Kaorihiva They ll be joined by musical performances from Alexandria Arrieta Matt Billman Kristin Chesnutt Emily Grundman Maya Delaney Alberto Espino Matt Herrero Nate Nunez Nathaniel Okun and Naren Ramaswamy Aditya Srivatsan You can find more information on this free performance on the event page don t miss it Tweet Email Categories Artists Behind the Scenes Event Review

    Original URL path: http://live.stanford.edu/blog/april-2014/see-who-next-bing-thing (2016-01-26)
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