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(Multiple Venues) : Fri 2/23/18 7:30PM - Wed 5/16/18 7:30PM

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Takács Quartet Friday, February 23, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Takács Quartet

Blessed with a nigh-otherworldly gift for chamber artistry, the Takács Quartet, in the latest of its highly anticipated visits to the Bing, partners with Canadian piano virtuoso Marc-André Hamelin for the Dohnányi Piano Quintet No. 2. Beethoven’s Opus 131 Quartet and Schubert’s Quartettsatz are also on the program for this Boulder, Colorado–based quartet.



Çudamani: Gamelan and Dance of Bali Wednesday, February 28, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Çudamani: Gamelan and Dance of Bali

Among the more surprising influences on American composers is the traditional Balinese art of gamelan. The gigantic ensemble of instruments’ resonating tones and rich sound have captivated composers like Canadian Colin McPhee and American composers Lou Harrison, Charles Ives, John Cage, and Steve Reich. Experience the inspirational source of these composers in this special performance by the musicians and dancers of Gamelan Çudamani.



Curtis on Tour: The American Sound Sunday, March 4, 2018 4:00PM   ·   More Info »
Curtis on Tour: The American Sound

The prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia sends its most promising young students on tour to play alongside faculty and noted alumni. This program pays tribute to Leonard Bernstein (himself a Curtis alum), in celebration of his centenary, with Bernstein’s Clarinet Sonata (with alum, David Shifrin) and songs from West Side Story, alongside pieces by two of his contemporary influences, Aaron Copland and George Gershwin.



Machine de Cirque Friday, March 16, 2018 7:30PM - Saturday, March 17, 2018 2:30PM   ·   More Info »
Machine de Cirque

Even as big circuses are folding their tents, intimate circuses are on the rise. The Quebec City–based Machine de Cirque is a prime example: just five guys existing in a post-apocalyptic world without women or computers. How will they survive? Watch and see. Machine de Cirque was founded in 2013 with the aim of engaging imaginations in their community. It adroitly blends acrobatics, juggling, music, dance, clowning, and derring-do.



Zurich Chamber Orchestra Sunday, March 18, 2018 2:30PM   ·   More Info »
Zurich Chamber Orchestra

Since its founding in 1945, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra has covered a lot of ground, performing on Baroquestyle bows and traditional gut strings in recent years while also looking to the new in its performance of jazz and folk repertoire. Conducting from the violin, Daniel Hope, succeeding his countryman Sir Roger Norrington, leads the ensemble in an unusual pairing of The Four Seasons with minimalist composer Max Richter’s Recomposed, an exciting reimagining of Antonio Vivaldi’s Baroque classic.



Kronos Quartet Friday, April 6, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Kronos Quartet

Stanford Live is proud to be a commissioning partner in Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire, an initiative by the Kronos Quartet to commission new works for string quartet and distribute them online for free. The program features two of these new works by Canadian composers and artists including throat singer Tanya Tagaq as well as The Green Fog, a new work for Kronos by filmmaker Guy Maddin, who set himself the challenge of remaking Vertigo without using footage from Hitchcock’s classic. Composer Jacob Garchik fashions a score that canvasses Maddin’s footage to create a distinctive musical extravaganza.

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Manila Disco Fever Saturday, April 7, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Manila Disco Fever

Take a trip down Memory Lane to the Filipino disco songs of the Manila Sound, which began in Quezon City in the late 1970s, continuing into the early '80s. ABBA, Donna Summer, and the Bee Gees influenced the Sound, recreated at the Bing by alums from some of the era’s major disco groups, VST, the Union, and a funky five-piece band.

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What Makes It Great? featuring Duke Ellington Wednesday, April 11, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
What Makes It Great? featuring Duke Ellington

Joined by Marcus Shelby’s 10-piece jazz orchestra, Rob Kapilow continues his explorations of American identity in music, this time focusing on Duke Ellington. Shelby, a pre-eminent figure on the Bay Area jazz scene, is a bassist, arranger, composer, educator, and activist focused on sharing the past, present, and future of African American music.

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The Triplets of Belleville Saturday, April 14, 2018 7:30PM - Sunday, April 15, 2018 2:30PM   ·   More Info »
The Triplets of Belleville

When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters—an aging song and dance group—to rescue him. This much beloved animated film is screened as composer Benoît Charest leads Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville in a live performance of his original score for the film, including his Academy Award–winning best song. In the spirit of the film, Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville transports audiences to the exciting streets of 1920s Paris and Le Jazz Hot. This film is rated PG-13.

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Songs of Freedom: Mitchell, Lincoln, and Simone Thursday, April 19, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Songs of Freedom: Mitchell, Lincoln, and Simone

In a program first presented under the auspices of Jazz at Lincoln Center, the 1960s are explored through the work of three prolific artists: Joni Mitchell, Abbey Lincoln, and Nina Simone—all of whom have made an indelible mark in music with their unique expressions of freedom. Mitchell composed and sang about the freedom of love, Lincoln expressed freedom of her individuality and race through her lyricism, and Simone demanded freedom politically through song.

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Sundays with the St. Lawrence Sunday, April 29, 2018 2:30PM   ·   More Info »
Sundays with the St. Lawrence

Returning to its roots, the St. Lawrence performs music by Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, in addition to Haydn’s String Quartet in C Major, op. 33, no. 3, and Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Opus 15 Piano Quintet with longtime collaborator Stephen Prutsman.



Arturo O'Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra Wednesday, May 9, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Arturo O'Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra

The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra of pianist Arturo O’Farrill, a twotime Grammy winner, reaches beyond his trumpeter father Chico O’Farrill’s Afro-Cuban jazz to embrace many Latin American music traditions. This Bing program features the Cornel West Concerto—which sets text by virtuosic speaker, scholar, and activist Dr. Cornel West to Afro-Latin jazz orchestration.

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In Conversation with Claudia Rankine Wednesday, May 16, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
In Conversation with Claudia Rankine

African American poet Claudia Rankine, a professor at Yale University, speaks to the human condition in all its many manifestations. A winner of the 2016 MacArthur Fellowship and author of five poetry collections, including Citizen—An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely, Rankine candidly and critcally uses poetry and prose to explore what it means to be an American citizen in a “post-racial” society.