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News Release

October 12, 2004

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Campus concert in memory of alumnus Daniel Pearl

A concert to honor the memory of Daniel Pearl, the late Wall Street Journal reporter and Stanford alumnus, will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in Memorial Church. Pearl, an avid musician who played the violin and mandolin, was murdered by Islamic terrorists in Pakistan in February 2002.

Harmony for Humanity, the third annual Daniel Pearl Music Day, is free and open to the public. Daniel Pearl Music Day is a global network of performances held to celebrate values for which Pearl stood, including cross-cultural understanding, mutual respect and tolerance, according to information released by the Daniel Pearl Foundation. In 2004, more than 300 performances in 35 countries will be held Oct. 8-17.

At Stanford, musicians and vocalists will perform works by Jonathan Berger, Tom Johnson, Judith Weir, Ernest Bloch and Adrian Coburn.

Individuals and groups who will perform will include the St. Lawrence String Quartet; Mark Applebaum and George Barth, piano; Robert Huw Morgan, organ; Barry Shiffman, violin; Jennifer Lane, mezzo-soprano; Roopa Meena Mahadevan, vocalist; and Adrian Coburn, soprano.

The concert is sponsored by the Department of Music, the Office for Religious Life and Hillel at Stanford.

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