Partnering Behind the Scenes
Composer Jimmy López with conductor Esa-Pekka Solonen who will lead the premiere of Dreamers (Image courtesy of Cal Performances)
By Chris Lorway, Executive Director of Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall
We are proud to continue to deepen our partnerships with other organizations in the Bay Area. In particular, Stanford Live has been working closely with UC Berkeley’s Cal Performances to bring several artists to the region for an extended period, allowing a larger number of audiences to experience the work.
“Our projects with Stanford Live have been model artistic collaborations,” says Matías Tarnopolsky, former executive and artistic director of Cal Performances. “We are thrilled to be partnering again on an exciting and deeply relevant new piece of music, Jimmy López’s Dreamers, which receives its premiere next March in Berkeley and at Stanford." This co-commission and co-presentation partnership between Stanford Live and Cal Performances is being generously supported by grants from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Koret Foundation.
Last season’s production of Counting Sheep was presented in the Bing Studio before the Cal Performances run. (Image credit: Joel Simon)
In addition to Dreamers, audiences on both sides of the Bay will be also be able to experience a variety of shows including Mouthpiece, Barber Shop Chronicles, and Jordi Savall’s The Routes of Slavery.
Inua Ellams' Barber Shop Chronicles captures the way community and culture come to life in every day gathering spaces. (Image credit: Mark Brenner)
The two-woman show Mouthpiece will start its Bay Area run in the Bing Studio in January. (Image credit: Brooke Wedlock)