This annual free concert honors the life and memory of Stanford alumnus Daniel Pearl, the violin-playing Wall Street Journal reporter who was murdered in 2002. The program will feature the St. Lawrence String Quartet performing Steve Reich’s Daniel Variations, which quotes the Book of Daniel as well as Pearl himself. The quartet will also be joined by Stanford faculty members, students, and local musicians in a performance of the Grammy-winning Different Trains, a work that reflects on the plight of the European Jewish community during World War II.
Remarks will be given by Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann, Senior Associate Dean for Religious Life, and Judea Pearl, President of the Daniel Pearl Foundation and father of Daniel Pearl.
Co-presented with Stanford Memorial Church, the Office for Religious Life, and Music at Stanford.
Steve Reich (1936-)
Different Trains (1988)
Daniel Variations (2006)