Robin Wander

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Testimony and Grace: Latest Stanford Live film speaks to a pivotal moment in U.S. history

by Katie Haemmerle on October 29, 2020 4:30 pm
In Stanford Live’s latest film, Kronos Quartet: Testimony, filmed in Bing Concert Hall earlier this month, Ethio-American singer-songwriter Meklit Hadero delivers a stunning performance of the contemporary folk song “The President Sang Amazing Grace.” Written by Zoe Mulford, “The President Sang Amazing Grace” is about the killing of nine people at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in… Read more Testimony and Grace: Latest Stanford Live film speaks to a pivotal moment in U.S. history

Stanford's historic Roble Gym: restored and renewed

by Robin Wander on July 25, 2016 5:00 pm
Stanford’s historic Roble Gym is in the last stage of a $28 million renovation to provide new program spaces for theater and dance productions of the Department of Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS). Finishing touches over the summer include the completion of a new dance studio and the outfitting of a new “arts gym,” a… Read more Stanford's historic Roble Gym: restored and renewed

Student photographers see the world through a global lens

by Robin Wander on June 15, 2016 5:45 pm
During spring quarter, undergraduate and graduate students affiliated with the Stanford Global Studies programs and centers were encouraged to participate in the 2016 Stanford Global Studies Student Photo Contest. Students submitted images in several categories, including altered images, global events, natural world, people and travel. “Students in SGS travel far and wide for research, language… Read more Student photographers see the world through a global lens

Stanford faculty honored with Guggenheim Fellowships

by Robin Wander on April 26, 2016 4:00 am
Music faculty JONATHAN BERGER and GE WANG have been awarded fellowships by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The fellowships are awarded to midcareer individuals who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. In addition, KATRINA KARKAZIS, a senior research scholar at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics,… Read more Stanford faculty honored with Guggenheim Fellowships

Stanford lecturer inducted into California's jazz Hall of Fame

by Robin Wander on March 3, 2016 5:21 pm
FREDRICK BERRY, lecturer in Stanford’s Department of Music, recently was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the California Alliance for Jazz. Berry was one of three individuals chosen by the alliance’s board, which recognizes the best jazz educators and players in California. “I am both grateful and humbled to be considered a member of… Read more Stanford lecturer inducted into California's jazz Hall of Fame
Trouble in Tahiti

A decidedly Stanford take on Leonard Bernstein

by Robin Wander on February 17, 2016 4:07 pm
The Department of Music and the student-run troupe Stanford Savoyards are combining forces to present a LEONARD BERNSTEIN double feature in Dinkelspiel Auditorium: the satiric operetta Candide and the opera Trouble in Tahiti. Bernstein’s Candide, drawing inspiration from Voltaire’s novella that blends comedy, tragedy and farce, has been transposed to the Farm, using projections of images drawn from the… Read more A decidedly Stanford take on Leonard Bernstein

Stanford photography instructor's work in national spotlight

by Robin Wander on November 16, 2015 4:00 am
ROBERT DAWSON, instructor of photography in the Department of Art & Art History, spent 21 years photographing public libraries across the United States. Now, his photos will get a national spotlight. The Library of Congress recently announced the acquisition of Dawson’s entire archive from the project “Public Library: An American Commons.” The archive, acquired through… Read more Stanford photography instructor's work in national spotlight
The Stanford Chamber Chorale

Recording produced at Bing Concert Hall makes first step toward Grammy nomination

by Robin Wander on October 14, 2015 6:45 pm
The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences announced that the recording of Joseph Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass (Nelsonmesse) and Symphony No. 102 performed by the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Stanford Chamber Strings and Stanford Chamber Chorale in Bing Concert Hall has qualified for the first-round ballot in four Grammy categories: Best Choral Performance, Best… Read more Recording produced at Bing Concert Hall makes first step toward Grammy nomination

Stanford's Anderson Collection wins prestigious architecture award

by Robin Wander on September 23, 2015 6:30 pm
The Anderson Collection at Stanford University has won a 2015 Award of Excellence, the highest level of honor, from the American Institute of Architects, New York State (AIANY). Designed by RICHARD OLCOTT/Ennead Architects, the building housing the collection is located in the heart of Stanford’s arts district. The Anderson Collection at Stanford University celebrates its first… Read more Stanford's Anderson Collection wins prestigious architecture award

From Stanford's Braun Music Hall to the Big Apple

by Robin Wander on August 11, 2015 4:33 pm
“Surreal and wonderful” is how Stanford alumnus LOUIS LAGALANTE described presenting the opening number from his original musical Mirror Image at the New York Musical Theater Festival this summer. Mirror Image, with music and lyrics by Lagalante, premiered at Stanford in March 2015 as Lagalante’s senior capstone project in music composition. The story follows three individuals… Read more From Stanford's Braun Music Hall to the Big Apple