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Stanford Live launches season with Perlman in Bing Concert Hall this Sunday, Sep 22

This Sunday, September 22, Stanford Live launches the new season with a sold-out performance featuring the grand master of the violin Itzhak Perlman conducting the young virtuosos from his Perlman Music Program. Perlman will host and conduct some of today’s most remarkable young string players in a program of favorites by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Elgar in Stanford’s recently opened Bing Concert Hall, of which San Francisco Classical Voice observed: “Architecturally and acoustically, it is without peer.”
Other highlights of Stanford Live’s 2013-14 season include the world premiere performances of Linked Verse, a multimedia collaboration between Stanford composer Jaroslaw Kapuscinski and New York’s OpenEndedGroup, presented with the Department of Music; new works by Philip Glass, Samuel  Carl Adams, and Valentin Silvestrov; a special event concert with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin; a festival of works by French choreographer Jérôme Bel, co-presented with Stanford Dance Department; a new collaboration between Chanticleer and the New Century Chamber Orchestra entitled Atlantic Crossing; performances by the Estonian National Symphony, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel, and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra; live simulcasts of San Francisco Opera’s Falstaff, starring Bryn Terfel, and Dallas Opera’s Death and the Powers, by Tod Machover; appearances by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, the fado singer Mariza, and the Asif Ali Khan Ensemble; and recitals by violinist Joshua Bell, sopranos Deborah Voigt and Angela Brown, and pianist Richard Goode.
The main hub for Stanford Live’s artistic presentations is the 842-seat Bing Concert Hall, which opened on January 11, 2013. Bing is the creation of an award-winning design team led by Richard Olcott of Ennead Architects, with acoustic design by Yasuhisa Toyota of Nagata Acoustics, and theatrical design by Fisher Dachs Associates. A major milestone in the university’s Arts Initiative, Bing provides students, faculty, artists, and the Bay Area community with an exceptional new resource for creative exploration.
Tickets for Stanford Live’s 2013-14 season may be purchased online at, by phone at (650) 724-2464 (BING), or in person at the Bing Concert Hall Box Office, located at 327 Lasuen Street on the Stanford University campus.
About Stanford Live
Stanford Live is a multi-disciplinary performing arts organization on the campus of Stanford University. The organization is committed to sharing, celebrating, and advancing the art of live music, dance, theater and opera. It unites celebrated and emerging artists with the Stanford campus and greater Bay Area communities in a broad range of experiences to engage the senses and emotions, stimulate minds, and enrich lives. Stanford Live values artistic vitality, learning and an inclusive community.
Stanford Live: 2013-14 season
Except where noted, all events take place at Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen Street, Stanford University.
Sun, Sep 22, 2:30pm
Itzhak Perlman and the Young Virtuosos of the Perlman Music Program
Mozart: Divertimento No. 1 in D, K. 136
Elgar: As Torrents in Summer
Elgar: The Snow
Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K. 626
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C, Op. 48
Sun, Sep 27, 7:30pm
Music from the album Muchacho
Sun, Sep 29, 7pm
“A Night in Treme: The Musical Majesty of New Orleans”
Preservation Hall Jazz Band and special guests Ivan Neville, Leo Nocentelli, and Stanton Moore
Wed, Oct 9, 7:30pm
Harmony for Humanity: Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert
Memorial Church, Stanford University
Fri, Oct 11, 8pm
Live Simulcast of San Francisco Opera’s Falstaff
Frost Amphitheater, Stanford University
Sun, Oct 13, 2:30pm
St. Lawrence String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet Op. 71, No. 2
Samuel Carl Adams: String Quartet in Five Movements (west coast premiere)
Beethoven: String Quartet, Op. 132
Fri, Oct 25, 7:30pm
“Sing and Play the Bing”
Abhinaya Dance Company; The Choral Project; Oriki Theater
Sun, Oct 27, 7pm
Jon Batiste & Stay Human
Fri, Nov 1, 7:30pm
Sat, Nov 2, 7:30pm
Estonian National Symphony / Neeme Järvi
Veljo Tormis: Overture No. 2
Dvorák: Cello Concerto (with Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello)
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5
Sun, Nov 10, 2:30pm
Christopher O’Riley’s From the Top
Wed, Nov 13, 7:30pm
Festival Jérôme Bel
The Show Must Go On
Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford University
Mon, Nov 18, 7:30pm
Festival Jérôme Bel
Cédric Andrieux
Mon, Dec 2, 7:30pm
Festival Jérôme Bel
Pichet Klunchun and Myself (2005) – A Film
Sat, Dec 7, 7:30pm; Sun, Dec 8, 2:30pm
Linked Verse (world premiere, Stanford commission)
Jaroslaw Kapuscinski, composer; OpenEndedGroup; Maya Beiser, cello; Ko Ishikawa, sho

Tues, Dec 10, 7:30pm
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra – “The Grand Tour”
Yulia Van Doren, soprano; Thomas Cooley, tenor
Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, director
“Solomon in London”
Stanley: Concerto in B minor, Op. 2, No. 2
Croft: Burial Service
Boyce: Solomon, A Serenata
Wed, Dec 11, 7:30pm
A Chanticleer Christmas
Memorial Church, Stanford University
Sun, Dec 15, 2:30pm
San Francisco Boys Chorus
Sun, Jan 12, 2:30pm
St. Lawrence String Quartet
Dvorák: Bagatelles
Janácek: String Quartet No. 1, “Kreutzer Sonata”
Dvorák: String Quintet in E-flat (with guest violist Jonathan Vinocour)
Wed, Jan 15, 7:30pm
Kronos Quartet
Valentin Silvestrov: String Quartet No. 3 (Bay Area premiere)
Philip Glass: String Quartet No. 6 (Bay Area premiere)
additional works TBA
Sat, Jan 25, 7:30pm
Takács Quartet – The Complete Bartók String Quartets
Bartók: String Quartets Nos. 1, 3, & 5
Sun, Jan 26, 2:30pm
Takács Quartet – The Complete Bartók String Quartets
Bartók: String Quartets Nos. 2, 4, & 6
Fri, Jan 31, 7:30pm
Grupo Corpo
Sem Mim by Rodrigo Pederneiras, music by Carlos Núñez and José Miguel Wisnik
Ímã by Rodrigo Pederneiras, music by +2 (Moreno, Domenico, and Kassin)
Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford University
Sat, Feb 1, 2:30pm
Grupo Corpo
Family matinee (reduced 40-minute show)
Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford University
Wed, Feb 5, 7:30pm
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra – “The Grand Tour”
Ya-Fei Chuang, fortepiano; Robert Levin, harpsichord
“C.P.E. Bach & Haydn: Berlin and Vienna”
C.P.E. Bach: Symphony in E minor, Wq. 178
C.P.E. Bach: Concerto for Fortepiano and Harpsichord in E-flat, Wq. 47
Haydn: Keyboard Concerto No. 11 in D, Hob. XVIII/11
Haydn: Symphony No. 68 in B-flat
Sat, Feb 8, 7:30pm
Joshua Bell, violin; Sam Haywood, piano
Tartini: Violin Sonata in G minor, Op. 1, No. 10, “Devil’s Trill Sonata”
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 10, Op. 96
Stravinsky: Divertimento, for Violin and Piano (after ‘The Fairy’s Kiss”)
Tchaikovsky: Valse-Scherzo, Op. 34
Mon, Feb 10, 12pm
Chamber Music with members of the San Francisco Symphony
Nathaniel Stookey: Trio for violin, cello and piano
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 581
Fri, Feb 14, 7:30pm
Cécile McLorin Salvant, jazz singer
Sun, Feb 16, 12pm
Live Simulcast of Dallas Opera’s Death and the Powers
Sun, Feb 23, 2:30pm
Angela Brown, soprano; Kelleen Strutz, piano
“Opera…from a Sistah’s Point of View”
Thurs, March 6, 7:30pm
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra – “The Grand Tour”
Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin and leader
“Music from the Heart of Europe”
Muffat: Fasciculus I: Nobilis Juventus from Florilegium Secundum
Schmelzer: Sonata III from Sacro-Profanus Concentus Musicus
Schein: Suite V from Banchetto musicale
Biber: Sonata IX from Sonatae tam aris quam aulis servientes
Schmelzer: Balletto à 4 (Pastorella)
Johann Georg Benda: Violin Concerto in A
Bach: Ricercar a 6 from The Musical Offering
Telemann: Overture-Suite in B-flat, “Les Nations”
Sun, March 16, 2:30pm
Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel
Boguslaw Dawidow, Principal Guest Conductor; Roman Rabinovich, piano
Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Euryanthe
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
Thurs, March 20, 7:30pm
Chanticleer and the New Century Chamber Orchestra
With music director and violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
Atlantic Crossing
Tues, April 1, 7:30pm
Asif Ali Khan
Wed, April 2, 7:30pm
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra – “The Grand Tour”
“Vivaldi’s Venice”
Vivaldi: Juditha triumphans
Cécile van de Sant, mezzo-soprano (Juditha); Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano (Vagaus); Diana Moore, mezzo-soprano (Holofernes); Dominique Labelle, soprano (Abra); Virginia Warnken, mezzo-soprano (Ozias)
Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, director
Sun, April 6, 2:30pm
Aeolus Quartet
Henry Purcell: Selections from Four-Part Fantasias
Christopher Theofanidis: Ariel Ascending
Beethoven: String Quartet in F, Op. 59, No. 1
Fri, April 11, 7:30pm
Deborah Voigt, soprano; Brian Zeger, piano
Works by Amy Beach, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Richard Strauss, Benjamin Moore, Leonard Bernstein, William Bolcom
Thurs, April 24, 7:30pm
Jake Shimabukuro, ukulele
Sat, April 26, 7:30pm
Special Spring Event: Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin in Concert
Sun, April 27, 2:30pm
St. Lawrence String Quartet
Haydn: Quartet TBA
George Tsontakis: new work with Jessica Rivera
Verdi: String Quartet
Sun, May 4, 2:30pm
Tomás Kubínek – Family Matinee
Sun, May 4, 7pm
Tomás Kubínek
Sat, May 10, 7:30pm
Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra
Mozart: Symphony No. 31 (“Paris”)
Kurt Weill: The Seven Deadly Sins
Fri, May 16, 7:30pm
Richard Goode, piano
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 30 in E, Op. 109
Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat, Op. 110
Selections from Bagatelles, Op. 119
Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111
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