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Stanford Live: Looking ahead to next fall

Stanford Live recently released the calendar of performances for its fifth season, and once again, it’s booked some of the biggest names in music. What should you keep your eye on for fall quarter? Philip Glass (9/29) Those of you unfamiliar with Philip Glass may instead be familiar with the 1998 film “The Truman Show,” or…

Midori. Enough Said.

One measure of success few artists reach is recognition from their first name alone — think Michelangelo, or even Madonna. Violinist Midori Goto, simply known as Midori, has achieved that level of acclaim, and then some. This past Sunday, she put that talent on display at Bing, performing to a sold-out concert hall. She began…

Your weekend plans: The White Panda at Sprung

Come celebrate the first weekend of spring quarter at the Sprung Music Festival with headliner The White Panda. The annual music festival, put on by the Stanford Concert Network, will also feature a number of student groups in a Battle of the Bands to decide who will play at the Frost Music and Arts Festival in…

Taiko ensemble Yamato delivers a powerful performance

“Please enjoy with your whole body.” With these opening words, Memorial Auditorium went black as members of Yamato stepped onstage. This past Saturday, Yamato, a Japanese taiko group, continued its tour of the U.S. at Memorial Auditorium. The group was founded in 1993 and has since been invited to 53 countries, attracting 6 million viewers. Even in…

Sarah Reich: Tapping in for a terrific time

Renowned tap dancer Sarah Reich packs quite a punch — or rather, stomp. This past Saturday, Reich brought her Tap Music Project to Stanford at the Elliott Program Center, putting on a show courtesy of the Stanford Jazz Consortium. Reich’s sold out performance consisted of a capella tap as well as original works with her…