How has patronage shaped the arts?

In the inaugural event of Live Context: Art + Ideas, the Stanford Arts Institute in partnership with Stanford Live and Music at Stanford explored the life and times of composer Joseph Haydn and the shifting role of patronage during the Enlightenment. This campus-wide project included a two-day conference featuring recitals, performances, and talks by international scholars. Three illuminating performances of Haydn's works took place on February 13, 14, and 15.

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Past Live Context Events: Haydn-Patronage & Enlightenment 

Performance | Program 1
Friday Feb 13, 7:30pm
Bing Concert Hall

The acclaimed St. Lawrence String Quartet performs works by Joseph Haydn with Tara Helen O'Connor, flute, and George Barth, fortepiano.


Conference Day 1 | Haydn-Patronage & Enlightenment
Bing Concert Hall & Studio

Highlights of Day 1 include talks by James Webster (Cornell University) and a discussion recital by Tom Beghin (McGill University and Orpheus Institute). 


Performance | Program 2
Sat, February 14, 2015 at 7:30pm
Bing Concert Hall

Stanford Chamber Chorale, St. Lawrence String Quartet, Stanford Chamber Strings, and Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra perform Haydn's Symphony No. 1 in D MajorSymphony No. 2 in E Minor, and Missa in Angustiis (Nelson Mass).


Conference Day 2 | Haydn-Patronage & Enlightenment
Bing Concert Hall & Studio

Highlights of Day 2 include talks by James Johnson (Boston University), Colin Bailey (deYoung Museum), and St. Lawrence String Quartet's Why Haydn?, a lecture and performance.


Performance | Program 3
Sun, February 15, 2015 at 2:30pm
Bing Concert Hall

Stanford Chamber Chorale, St. Lawrence String Quartet, Stanford Chamber Strings, and Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra perform Haydn's Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Symphony No. 104 in D Major, and Missa in Angustiis (Nelson Mass).