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Arts & Entertainment - February 28, 2018



'Life is a Dream' Internationally celebrated director Dominique Serrand adapts Pedro Calderon de la Barca's 1635 drama "Life is a Dream," considered one of the greatest plays of the Spanish Golden age. Serrand reimagines this tale where truths are mutable, identities uncertain and happy endings are never guaranteed. March 1-3; 8 p.m. $5 students, $10 faculty/staff/seniors, $15 general. Roble Studio Theater, 375 Santa Teresa, Stanford.

Monchichi: Company Wang Ramirez Monchichi was one of the 2017 New York Bessie Award nominees for "Outstanding Production" following its performance at BAM Fisher in New York within the framework of Brooklyn-Paris Exchange, a BAM & Theatre de la Ville collaboration. Feb. 28, 8-9 p.m. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford. Search for more info.


Jazz Piano Studio of Murray Low: Winter Showcase The Spring Jazz Piano showcase featuring the students of Murray Low will include standards and contemporary works. Event rescheduled from March 2. March 4, 7- 9 p.m. Free. Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.

Stanford Chamber Chorale: Choral Masterworks from the French Tradition The Chorale, directed by Stephen M. Sano, offers a diverse program of choral works from the French tradition, featuring Francis Poulenc's Quatre motets pour un temps de penitence. March 3, 8 p.m. $10-$20. Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Search for more info.

Stanford Wind Symphony: Winter Concert Giancarlo Aquilanti directs the Stanford Wind Symphony's Winter program with guest Martin Fraile conducting selections from Argentina. March 3, 7:30 p.m. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford. Search for more info.

The American Sound The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia's most promising young students play alongside faculty and noted alumni. The program pays tribute to Leonard Bernstein (himself a Curtis alum), in celebration of his centenary, with Bernstein's Clarinet Sonata (with alum, David Shifrin) and songs from West Side Story, and pieces by two of his contemporary influences, Aaron Copland and George Gershwin. March 4, 4-6 p.m. $15-$75. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford. Search for more info.

Voices of Music: Leonardo da Vinci Voices of Music presents "Leonardo da Vinci: A Musical Odyssey," which explores the music that Leonardo would have heard in the cities in which he lived. Research for this project includes a variety of musical forms, including frottole, sung poetry, music from the Medici and Sforza courts, the circle of Isabella d'Este and the Parisian chansons from da Vinci's final years in France. March 2, 8 p.m. $95-$110. All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waveley St., Palo Alto.


Majorly Minor Live Music Naomi and her friends in Majorly Minor will showcase Klezmer and Eastern European music. March 3, 7-9 p.m. Free. Cafe Zoe, 1929 Menalto Ave., Menlo Park. Search for more info.

Talks & Lectures

Art Focus Lecture: Intimacy and the Art of Visual Storytelling Photojournalist and filmmaker Ed Kashi will speak about modern-day visual information and the overabundance of images in society. This lecture will span a range of stories, issues and approaches that represent the frontiers of visual storytelling, from smartphone photography to short documentary films. Feb. 28, 4:15- 6:15 p.m. $25-$30. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford.

Greenhouse Tour Learn the history of the greenhouses and nursery, their historic and present uses, and view the plant collections. March 3, 2-3:30 p.m. $10. Filoli Historic House & Garden, 86 Ca


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