Lively Arts unveils season 

Stanford University’s upcoming Lively Arts performance series, announced today, once again boasts artists of international stature. Most presentations are on campus in Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Memorial Auditorium or Memorial Church. Subscription tickets go on sale in July; single tickets in August. For information, call (650) 725-2787 or visit livelyarts.stanford.edu.

Here’s the lineup, in chronological order:

Oct. 5 — Branford Marsalis, saxophone, with members of the Philarmonia Brasileira

Oct. 7 — Soweto Gospel Choir

Oct. 10 — Word for Word performing arts company in staged reading of "Sonny’s Blues"

Oct. 12 — St. Lawrence String Quartet

Oct. 15 — Emerson String Quartet

Oct. 18 — Meredith Monk premiere of "Songs of Ascension"

Oct. 29 — Turtle Island String Quartet, Assad Duo

Nov. 2 — Rob Kapilow and Stanford Chamber Strings

Nov. 12 — Urban Bush Women and Compagnie Jant-Bi

Nov. 13 — Messiaen Celebration with members of the St. Lawrence String Quartet

Nov. 14 — Imani Winds and the Miami String Quartet

Dec. 3 — Boston Brass and the Brass All-Stars Big Band in "A Stan Kenton Christmas"

Dec. 6 — Santa Rosa Symphony

Dec. 9-10 —"A Chanticleer Christmas"

Jan. 7 — Rob Kapilow and Trio Con Brio Copenhagen

Jan. 10 — Word for Word in "More Tobias Wolff Stories"

Jan. 24 — Streb in "Streb vs. Gravity"

Jan. 25 — St. Lawrence String Quartet with Barry Shiffman, violin; and Marina Hoover, cello

Jan. 28 — Messiaen Celebration with David Krakauer, clarinet; Matt Haimovitz, cello; and DJ Socalled

Feb. 4 — Rokia Traoré

Feb. 15 — Livia Sohn, violin

Feb. 18 — Making Books Sing family matinee

Feb. 20 — Kronos Quartet

Feb. 22 — Messiaen Celebration with Christopher Taylor, piano

Feb. 27 — Esperanza Spalding

March 7 — Steven Schick in a Paul Dresher World Premiere

March 11 —Danú

April 1 — Lila Downs

April 5 — St. Lawrence 20th Anniversary Celebration

April 18 — Jazz Museum in Harlem in Miles Davis’ "Kind of Blue" celebration

April 22 — Cut Circle choral works by Ockeghem, Josquin and Du Fay

April 25 — Limón Dance Company.

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