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The 60's, The Years That Changed America 

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At the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963, Mahalia Jackson’s shout to her close friend Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. changed his speech: “Tell them about the Dream! Tell them about the Dream!” It’s said that her plea inspired Dr. King to stray off-script in his immortal speech. That passage, captured in notes made by King speechwriter and Stanford Scholar in Residence Dr. Clarence B. Jones, is central to composer Zachary James Watkins' Peace Be Till. See it performed by the groundbreaking Kronos Quartet in a concert that includes music from a decade that changed the nation.

Program

  • Steve Reich / Pendulum Music

  • Traditional (arr. Stephen Prutsman & Kronos) / Star-Spangled Banner

  • Traditional (arr. Jacob Garchik) / The House of the Rising Sun (inspired by The Everly Brothers)

  • Stacy Garrop / Glorious Mahalia 
        I. Hold on
        II. Stave in the ground
        III. Are you being treated right
        IV. Sometime I feel like a motherless child
        V. This world will make you think
            featuring the recorded voices of Mahalia Jackson and Studs Terkel

  • George Gershwin (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Summertime (inspired by Janis Joplin)

  • Antonio Haskell (arr. Jacob Garchik) / God Shall Wipe All Tears Away (inspired by Mahalia Jackson)

  • Abel Meeropol (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Strange Fruit

  • Zachary James Watkins / Peace Be Till
            featuring the recorded voice of Dr. Clarence B. Jones

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Call Box Office: 650.724.2464
WHEN:
VENUE:
Bing Concert Hall
Configuration:
End Stage

COST:
$32-$60


All prices and programs subject to change.

Having such a long creative partnership with our Bay Area colleagues at Kronos means that we can deeply engage with them around programming each season. This year we chose a work that has a strong Stanford voice and connection in Clarence Jones. And we’re celebrating MLK on his actual birthday!

 

—Laura Evans, Director of Music Programs, Engagement, and Education

 

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