Student matinees cover a wonderful spectrum of art forms and world cultures, and include programs suitable for all grades.

Stanford Live matinee programs are open to all Bay Area K-12 schools and teachers. Tickets are just $7 each, with scholarship assistance available. To purchase matinee tickets for your student group or to participate in any of the programs below, please contact Ben Frandzel at

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2016-17 Matinee Performances

Matinee tickets are just $7 each, with scholarship assistance available. To register, please fill out the matinee/workshop order form and return by mail or fax. For more information, email or call 650.736.8768.

Friday, January 27, 2017
Black Violin | Suggested for grades 1-12

11:00 am-12:00 pm
Bing Concert Hall

Black Violin's WIl B and Kev Marcus, classicaly-trained genre-busters who fuse classical music with hip-hop and R&B, have played everything from President Obama's Inaugural to three Super Bowls.

Monday, March 20, 2017
Black Grace | Suggested for grades 4-12

11:00 am-12:00 pm
Memorial Auditorium

New Zealand’s Black Grace—an inspiring weave of modern dance with Samoan, Maori, and other Pacific Islander traditions—moves with a dynamic athleticism and rhythmic intensity that is rich in the storytelling traditions of the South Pacific.

Friday, April 21, 2017
The Colorado | Suggested for grades 6-12

11:00 am-12:00 pm
Bing Concert Hall

Uniting art, history, sociology, and ecology, this new multimedia experience guides audiences along the Colorado River via stunning images and live performance. The work will feature film by National Geographic photographer Murat Eyuboglu, narration by Oscar-nominee Mark Rylance, and live musicians including Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche. Part of the Live Context: Art + Ideas “Imagining the West” series.

2016-17 Teacher Workshops

Workshops take place in the Studio at Bing Concert Hall and are free and open to all teachers, whether or not your class is attending a matinee. To register, email or call 650.736.8768.

Hip-Hop as a Teaching Tool
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | 4:00pm–6:00pm

Rapping about photosynthesis? You bet! Learn ways in which the energy and invention of hip-hop culture can be utilized to teach STEAM subjects, writing, history, and many other content areas. Led by acclaimed children’s music performers and educators Alphabet Rockers. Click here for more information.

Fundamentals of Inclusive Teaching and Working with Diverse Students
Thursday, February 9, 2017 | 4:00pm–6:00pm

With the goal of introducing inclusive dance practices and sensitivity, AXIS Dance Company, a pioneer of integrating dancers with and without disabilities, o ers this exciting, movement-based workshop geared toward teachers and faculty working with diverse populations. Led by members of AXIS Dance Company.

Pacific Islander Dance and Culture
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | 4:00pm–6:00pm

Learn the rich artistic traditions of Samoa, of the Maori people of New Zealand, and other peoples of the South Pacific and their connection to the history and culture of the region.

The Arts and Environmental Education
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 4:00pm–6:00pm

Learn creative approaches that create mutually enriching opportunities for arts learning and environmental education. Participating teachers will receive a copy of “The Colorado,” the textbook by geologist Christa Sadler created in conjunction with the multimedia performance. Led my members of The Colorado project. Part of the Live Context: Art + Ideas “Imagining the West” series.

Stanford Live's K–12 programs are generously supported by the Koret Foundation with additional funding provided by the Kinder Morgan Foundation and an anonymous donor.