Chris Lorway wants you to know five things about Season Five at Stanford Live

Chris Lorway
Chris Lorway

CHRIS LORWAY was recently appointed executive director of Stanford Live and the Bing Concert Hall. Stanford Live will be celebrating its fifth anniversary. So there are five things he wants readers to know about the upcoming season:

First, Stanford Live is celebrating five birthdays—those of American composers John Adams, Philip Glass and Steve Reich and of jazz greats Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie.

Second, there are five reasons to bring the whole family to a performance:

  • Arts Open House: Bing Inside/Out
  • Black Violin
  • The Okee Dokee Brothers
  • Black Grace
  • The Box Brothers

Third, there are five out-of-the-ordinary experiences to be had at Bing:

  • Icons of Sound: Hagia Sophia Reimagined
  • Manual Cinema: Ada/Ava
  • EarFilms: To Sleep to Dream
  • The Colorado
  • Indie pop artist José González and the Göteborg String Theory

Fourth, there are five things you probably didn’t know about the Bing:

  • Bing has hosted 14 world premieres (including nine by Stanford composers)
  • More than 22,000 student tickets have been issued since the 2013 opening
  • More than 200,000 people have attended
  • No seat is more than 75 feet from the stage
  • The stage is made of Alaskan yellow cedar—chosen for its acoustic properties

And fifth, there are five ways to keep in touch:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • eNews
  • Stanford student email list
  • In person: Bing Ticket Office hours are noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday

For more, visit the Stanford Live webpage.