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Frost Amphitheater

By Jacqueline Genovese

Many of the Stanford Medicine employees and students who performed during the virutal Stuck @ Home concert series took the stage in a live performance at Bing Concert Hall.


When we had so many talented and generous Stanford Medicine employees share their musical talents in themed weekly and monthly concerts via Zoom during our Stuck@Home Concert series, the series co-founder, Dr. Bryant Lin said, “It would be wonderful to thank these performers by holding a concert in a venue worthy of their talent and generosity.”

Thanks to our wonderful friends and colleagues at Stanford Live, we were able to do just that. On October 4, many of the Stanford Medicine doctors, nurses, medical students, undergraduates, and employees who helped us get through the shelter in place, pre-vaccine period of the COVID-19 pandemic played live on stage at Bing Concert Hall.

While Stuck@Home@Bing began as an idea to thank the musicians, it also grew into a way to say thank you to all of the frontline employees for their sacrifice and willingness to be there for the rest of the Stanford community and others as they cared for patients, kept the hospitals supplied and running, cooked meals, guaranteed the cleanliness and safety of campus buildings and grounds, and helped make it possible for the eventual return of everyone to campus.

“It really seems fitting that we hold this concert in Bing Concert Hall, which was made possible by the generosity of Helen and Peter Bing, to recognize the generosity of spirit of our performers and our employees,” says Dr. Lin, director of the Medicine and the Muse program in the Center for Biomedical Ethics and co-director of the Center for Asian Research and Education in the Department of Medicine. “We heard from so many people who said the concert series helped them cope with the isolation of shelter in place and from others who were delighted to learn about their friends and colleagues’ musical talents. We are thrilled that Stanford Live is made it possible for them to perform in such a lovely venue, and for all of us to gather once more.”

 

Jacqueline Genovese is the executive director of the Medicine and the Muse program in medical humanities and the arts in the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics.