Our 2019–20 Season so far The Australian circus group Gravity & Other Myths brought their acrobatic skills to Memorial Auditorium. Photo by Michael Spencer Cuban jazz legend Chucho Valdés and his band. Photo by Harrison Truong Professor Rebeca Mauleon and Cuban jazz pianist Chucho Valdés in a pre-concert talk. Photo by Harrison Truong Alicia Olatuja during her Bing Studio performance honoring the voices of women in jazz. Photo by Harrison Truong Teachers participated in the Circus Arts development workshop on how circus can promote teamwork and problem solving. Photo by Michael Spencer In his return visit to Bing Concert Hall, Jon Batiste performed a solo jazz set that got the crowd off their feet and into a dance battle. Photo by Michael Spencer Allison Miller’s band Boom Tic Boom performed for a packed Studio. Photo by Harrison Truong The King’s Singers in Bing Concert Hall. Photo by Allison Foraker Audience members before the King’s Singers take the stage. Photo by Allie Foraker Michael Mwenso and tap dancer Michelle Lerman at Harlem 100, which celebrated iconic spaces and figures of the Harlem Renaissance. Photo by Allie Foraker Students got a front row view of Chinese rock band Hanggai. Photo by Joel Simon Lucibela kicked off the 2019-20 season in the Studio. Photo by Cathy Wang Renowned violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Alessio Bax were welcomed by a sold-out concert hall crowd. Photo by Jess Yeung Members of the King’s Singers held workshops for over 350 singers in local chorale groups. Photo by Michael Spencer The annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert honored the life of Stanford alum journalist Daniel Pearl featuring the St. Lawrence String Quartet and local musicians. Photo by Michael Byun Chloe Wintersteen read the script of NASSIM, Nassim Soleimanpour’s new play that features a new actor each night who sees the script for the first time onstage. Photo by Jess Yeung Mumford & Sons accepted the 2019 John Steinbeck Award in Bing Concert Hall. Photo by Joel Simon Stanford Live’s first National Geographic Live event featured the photography of photojournalist David Guttenfelder. Photo by Cathy Wang Photojournalist David Guttenfelder answers audience questions in the Bing Concert Hall lobby following his National Geographic Live presentation. Photo by Cathy Wang Pianist Roman Rabinovich bows after performing during Rob Kapilow’s What Makes it Great? discussion of Beethoven’s Appassionata Sonata. Photo by Igor Porton Musica Nuda received a huge encore and standing ovation following their show in the Studio. Photo by Harrison Truong The West Coast premiere of From the Middle Kingdom to the Wild West featured the Orchestra Now, conducted by Jindong Cai with the Silicon Valley Chorale. Photo by Harrison Truong The Center for East Asian Studies set up banners about the Transcontinental Railroad timeline. Photo by Harrison Truong Patrons before the Transcontinental Railroad banners during the intermission of From the Middle Kingdom to the Wild West. Photo by Harrison Truong Memorial Church rang with gospel harmonies and music theater classics from Trey McLaughlin & the Sounds of Zamar. Photo by Joel Simon Guest conductor Jeanette Sorrell conducted the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. Photo by Joel Simon Jesus Trejo’s standup routine in the Bing Studio over the first weekend of the season. Photo by Michael Spencer Directed by Kaneza Schaal and composed by Bryce Dessner, Triptych (Eyes of One on Another) explored the impact of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Photo by Michael Spencer Willie Nelson fans filled Frost Amphitheater to see the star country singer perform alongside his son, Lukas Nelson. Photo by Joel Simon Ma Xiaoling performed in Minorities, Yang Zhen’s multimedia theater work. Photo by Michael Byun The St. Lawrence String Quartet accompanied by oboist James Austin Smith. Photo by Michael Spencer Max Richter and the American Contemporary Music Ensemble performed a selection from the TV series The Leftovers. Photo by Allie Foraker Father-son duo Terry and Gyan Riley on stage in the Studio. Photo by Joel Simon Enjoy a selection of photos from our 2019-20 season examining the intersection of art and politics.