Fans of musicians like Josh Groban, Tegan and Sara and Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda will get a chance to learn directly from and interact with their idols next quarter through Creativity: Music to my Ears, a new free online course offered by the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP).
This weekend, the 9th Annual “Music and the Brain” symposium focused on music’s role in stimulating transcendent experiences, examining neural correlates of transcendence and appreciating the role of culture.
NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts showcases mini musical sets played in their offices by popular musicians such as John Legend and Yo-Yo Ma.
On the space front, the McMurtry Building, due to open in 2015, will allow the Department of Art and Art History to make better use of studio classrooms thanks to increased storage space. In Music, the piano studio (“small and cramped, resulting in a room crammed with pianos to the point of poor acoustics,” according to Rath) has recently received a substantial upgrade.
This July and August, Stanford is playing host to some truly one-of-a-kind performances by the Summer Stanford Symphony Orchestra, Stanford Jazz and the Summer Youth Orchestra, all of which are sure to leave audiences eager for more. Even as excitement for Itzhak Perlman’s arrival and the kickoff of the much-anticipated fall season continues to build, check out some of the special performances Stanford’s talented summer music groups have to offer in the interim.
Concluding a year marked, among other aspects, by the purchase of new drums, Stanford Taiko recently completed a two-week tour of Thailand in which the group – on its fourth tour of the country since first visiting in 2000 – performed eight concerts in six cities.
As I walked up the dirt slope to the hallowed grounds of Frost Amphitheater–also known as Frost Admit Weekend Only Theatre–alongside a gaggle of barefoot, daisy-chained sorority girls, it came as no surprise that my vision started to blur and my mind began to conjure up hazy, ecstatic fantasies of Woodstock.