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Summer at Stanford’s Bing Concert Hall

Stanford University’s Bing Concert Hall – the venue San Francisco Classical Voice has hailed as “architecturally and acoustically…without peer” – hosts a characteristically exciting and broad summer season, presented under the auspices of Stanford Live from July 19 to August 6.The 2014 lineup ranges from the Midsummer Mozart Festival (July 19, 27) to classical guitar superstar Milos Karadaglic (Aug 6) and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin (Aug 2). The Grammy-winning Latin quartet La Santa Cecilia – named “Best Alternative Band of the Year” by L.A. Weekly – performs July 20, with Bay Area favorites Los Cenzontles opening the show. Other performances this summer include a swing dance party in the Bing lobby with Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers (July 26). More information on events and tickets is available here.


Midsummer Mozart Festival

Stanford Live brings the Midsummer Mozart Festival, in its 40th season, to Bing Concert Hall on July 19 and 27. The festival’s founder, conductor George Cleve, will lead both performances, with the July 19 program including the Symphony No. 40 in G minor. Mezzo-soprano Tania Mandzy Inala will also perform the concert arias Chi sà, chi sà, qual siaandVado, ma dove?” The July 27 concert will feature Seymour Lipkin as the soloist in the dramatic Piano Concerto in D minor, K. 466. Also on the program are choral works to be performed by the San Francisco Boys Chorus under Ian Robertson, as well as the aria “Parto, parto” from La Clemenza di Tito, to be sung by mezzo-soprano Anna Yelizarova

Shawn Colvin

On August 2, Stanford Live presents singer and guitarist Shawn Colvin. Renowned for her Grammy-winning 1997 single “Sunny Came Home,” she will perform her storytelling folk songs from across a 25-year career, including those of her latest album, 2012’s All Fall Down. Along with releasing eight studio albums, Colvin has published an acclaimed book of memoirs, Diamond in the Rough.

Solo guitar recital: Milos

On August 6, Stanford Live presents classical-guitar phenom Milos Karadaglic. About the young native of Montenegro, London’s Daily Telegraph said: “Lovers of the classical guitar have a new hero. … The playing is lithe, subtle of timbre and transcendentally beautiful.” He was named Gramophone magazine’s Young Artist of the Year in 2012 and has released three albums on the prestigious Deutsche Grammophon label. His intimate recital program will include Spanish classics by Sor, Granados, De Falla and Rodrigo, as well as Bach’s Lute Suite BWV 997.

About Stanford Live

Stanford Live is Stanford University’s performing arts presenter and producer, committed to sharing, celebrating and advancing the art of live music, dance, theater and opera. Stanford Live unites celebrated and emerging artists with the Stanford campus and greater Bay Area communities in a broad range of experiences that engage the senses and emotions, stimulate minds and enrich lives. The organization values artistic vitality, learning and an inclusive community. In addition to its home in Bing Concert Hall, Stanford Live also presents performances at other campus venues including Memorial Auditorium, Memorial Church and Frost Amphitheater.


Stanford Live: summer 2014

All events take place at Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University.


July 19 

Stanford, CA: Bing Concert Hall

Midsummer Mozart Festival Program 1

Mozart: Overture to Le Nozze di Figaro, K. 492

Mozart: “Chi sà, chi sà, qual sia,” K. 582

Mozart: Divertimento in D Major, K. 131

Mozart: “Vado, ma dove,” K. 583

Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550

With George Cleve and Tania Mandzy Inala

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July 20          

Stanford, CA: Bing Concert Hall

La Santa Cecilia & Los Cenzontles

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July 26

Stanford, CA: Bing Concert Hall Lobby

Dance Party with Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

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July 27

Stanford, CA: Bing Concert Hall

Midsummer Mozart Festival Program 2

Mozart: Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio, K. 384

Mozart: Missa Brevis in C Major (Spatzen Mass), K. 220

Mozart: “Oh Isis und Osiris” from The Magic Flute, K. 620

Mozart: Laudate Dominum, K. 339

Mozart: “Trio of the Spirits” from The Magic Flute, K. 620

Mozart: “Priests’ March” from The Magic Flute, K. 620

Mozart: “Parto, parto” from La Clemenza di Tito, K. 621

Mozart: Piano Concerto in D Minor, K. 466

With George Cleve, San Francisco Boys Chorus, Ian Robertson, Anna Yelizarova and Seymour Lipkin

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August 2

Stanford, CA: Bing Concert Hall

Shawn Colvin

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August 6

Stanford, CA: Bing Concert Hall

Milos Karadaglic, guitar

Sor: Grand Solo

Gerhard: Fantasia

Granados: Danzas Españolas No. 2, “Oriental,” No. 5, “Andaluza”

Bach: Johann Sebastian Bach: Lute Suite BWV 997

De Falla: Danza del Molinero (arr. Michael Lewin), Homenaje, Danza Española No. 1 (arr. Michael Lewin)

Rodrigo: Invocation and Dance (homage to De Falla)

Domeniconi: Koyunbaba

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Tickets and information

Visit for more information or call 650-724-2464 (BING).



Glenn Petry

21C Media Group

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Robert Cable

Stanford Live

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