Stanford Live Arts Festival at Frost Amphitheater returns in partnership with the San Francisco Symphony, SFJAZZ, Stanford Jazz Workshop, and San Francisco Ballet!

Stanford Live Arts Festival at Frost Amphitheater returns in partnership with the San Francisco Symphony, SFJAZZ, Stanford Jazz Workshop, and San Francisco Ballet

The month-long series begins Jul 8 and includes performances from Pink Martini and the San Francisco Symphony, a celebration of the music of Linda Ronstadt, jazz legends Arturo Sandoval and Dianne Reeves, Chilean singer-songwriter Mon Laferte, norteño band Los Tigres del Norte, and more!

Stanford, CA, April 21, 2022—The Stanford Live Arts Festival at Frost returns to the historic amphitheater for a month-long series of outdoor performances presented in partnership with Bay Area partners SFJAZZSan Francisco SymphonySan Francisco Ballet, and Stanford Jazz Workshop, plus additional shows programmed by Stanford Live. In 2021, the series aimed to provide local artists and presenters with a safe outdoor venue to resume performances while most indoor venues remained closed. The same community-driven focus shapes the festival this summer, with the majority of artists coming from the Bay Area and state of California.

“One of the great silver linings of the past couple of years has been our deepening relationships with local artists and organizations in our own backyard,” says Chris Lorway, Stanford Live’s Executive Director. “We are thrilled to have so many of our friends back this summer and can’t wait to share their performances with Bay Area audiences.”

A partner at Frost since the venue’s opening in summer of 2019, the San Francisco Symphony Friday night programs feature a variety of conductors, soloists and repertoire that ranges from beloved audience favorites such as Ravel’s Boléro, Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8, and Gershwin’s An American in Paris to new works. Conductor Erina Yashima (Jul 8) leads the San Francisco Symphony in Kareem Roustom’s Ramal, Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8, and Édouard Lalo’s Cello Concerto featuring cellist Johannes MoserPaolo Bortolameolli (Jul 15) makes his San Francisco Symphony debut, leading Kevin Puts’ lively co-commission Contact: Concerto for Two Violins, Bass, and Orchestra, performed by the genre-bending string trio Time for ThreeLudovic Morlot (Jul 22) conducts a program featuring Inon Barnatan on piano and Bay Area composer Gabriella Smith’s evocative work Tidalwave Kitchen. For its final performance at Frost, San Francisco Symphony welcomes the genre-crossing band Pink Martini (Jul 29) in a blended pop and classical program under the baton of conductor Edwin Outwater.

SFJAZZ returns to Frost with a line-up that includes A Celebration of the Music of Linda Ronstadt (Jul 9)––featuring vocalist and Tony-nominee Ann Hampton Callaway accompanied by the Stanford Live Orchestra, Good Lovelies, La Doña, and other special guests. The concert will trace Ronstadt’s career from her early Stone Poneys hits like “Different Drum” to later classics like “You’re No Good.” Bassist and vocalist esperanza spalding (Jul 14)—the first jazz artist to win the GRAMMY for Best New Artist—will perform highlights from her momentous career drawn from her eight chart-topping albums. The final SFJAZZ show features a double bill of solo performances by Eddie Palmieri and Arturo Sandoval (Jul 23), two jazz legends who revolutionized Latin music over the course of their decades-long careers.

In celebration of its 50 years of training the next generation of jazz stars, the Stanford Jazz Workshop 50th Anniversary Band (Jul 30) takes the stage with Joshua Redman and Yosvany Terry on saxophone, Eric Harland and Justin Brown on drums, Taylor Eigsti on piano, and Larry Grenadier on bass. To close out the anniversary celebration, jazz great Dianne Reeves––described by Wynton Marsalis as “one of the most powerful, purposeful, and accurate voices of this or any time”—performs with her quintet and a full orchestra.

Rounding out the festival’s music schedule is a concert featuring the four-time Latin Grammy–winning singer-songwriter Mon Laferte (Jul 24). Inspired by the folkloric music traditions from across Latin America as well as by the maximalist punch of globally minded pop, Mon Laferte’s lyrics powerfully address the issues facing women, people of color, and the impoverished in Latin America. The following weekend, the six-piece San Jose–based norteño phenomenon Los Tigres del Norte (Jul 31) takes the stage for its first performance at Frost.

In the last week of the festival, San Francisco Ballet and Stanford Live will co-present three nights of dance, including a performance by Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Led by dance icons Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson and known for reinventing contemporary ballet, the dance company brings their powerful choreography to STAR DUST: From Bach to Bowie (Aug 3), a David Bowie-centered program and love letter to the late pop icon.

After its inaugural appearance on the Frost stage in 2021, San Francisco Ballet’s Starry Nights (Aug 5 & 6) is back. The program features three short ballets ranging from romantic to athletic to brilliantly cool: Jerome Robbins’ In the Night, set to Frédéric Chopin’s piano nocturnes; Helgi Tomasson’s 7 for Eight, with seven movements of four Bach concerti; and William Forsythe’s Blake Works I, set to the seven songs of James Blake’s album The Colour in Anything.


Stanford Live Arts Festival sponsor:

Lead sponsorship for the San Francisco Symphony’s performances at Frost Amphitheater is provided by The Sakurako & William Fisher Family. Generous support for the July 8 performance at Frost Amphitheater is provided by the Mid-Peninsula League of the San Francisco Symphony. The commission of Kevin Puts’ Contact is generously sponsored by Joseph and Bette Hirsch.

Generous support for the San Francisco Ballet performances is provided by Sue and John Diekman, and Nancy Kukacka.

Stanford Live’s 2021–22 season is sponsored by Stanford Medicine.

TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION
Tickets for all performances will be available through Stanford Live. Tickets will be available for purchase online only at live.stanford.edu/frost up until 30 minutes past showtime.

Presale access for the Stanford Live Arts Festival will be available to select Stanford Live members beginning on Monday, April 25 followed by a public onsale beginning Friday, April 29. Ticket prices start at $25.

Reserved chair seating is available in the Lower Bowl section with a General Admission section on the Lawn. VIP tables are available in the Meadow section and include table seating for four people, food and beverage table service, priority entry, and a special VIP-only menu of snacks, bites, and premium beverages. All four seats must be purchased together.

SCHEDULE

Night in Bohemia with the SF Symphony
Presented by Stanford Live and San Francisco Symphony
Erina Yashima, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello

Friday, Jul 8 at 7:30 pm

Program:
KAREEM ROUSTOM Ramal
ÉDOUARD LALO Cello Concerto 
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8
Tickets start at $25

A Celebration of the Music of Linda Ronstadt
Featuring Ann Hampton Callaway, the Stanford Live Orchestra,
Good Lovelies, La Doña, and special guests

Presented by Stanford Live and SFJAZZ
Sat, Jul 9 at 7:30 pm
Tickets start at $40

esperanza spalding
Presented by Stanford Live and SFJAZZ
Thu, Jul 14 at 7:30 pm
Tickets start at $35

Time for Three with the SF Symphony
Presented by Stanford Live and San Francisco Symphony
Paolo Bortolameolli, conductor
Time for Three, string trio

Friday, Jul 15 at 7:30 pm
Tickets start at $25

Program:
AARON COPLAND El Salón México
KEVIN PUTS Contact: Concerto for Two Violins, Bass and Orchestra
RICHARD STRAUSS Overture to Die Fledermaus
RICHARD STRAUSS Suite from Der Rosenkavalier

Rapture & Reverie with the SF Symphony
Presented by Stanford Live and San Francisco Symphony
Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Inon Barnatan, piano

Friday, Jul 22 at 7:30 pm
Tickets start at $25

Program:
GABRIELLA SMITH Tidalwave Kitchen
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
GEORGE GERSHWIN An American in Paris
MAURICE RAVEL Boléro

Eddie Palmieri / Arturo Sandoval
Presented by Stanford Live and SFJAZZ
Sat, Jul 23 at 7:30 pm
Tickets start at $40

Mon Laferte
Presented by Stanford Live
Sun, Jul 24 at 7:30 pm
Tickets start at $35

Pink Martini with the SF Symphony
Presented by Stanford Live and San Francisco Symphony
Edwin Outwater, conductor
Friday, Jul 29, 7:30 pm
Tickets start at $35

Dianne Reeves with Quintet and Orchestra
and Stanford Jazz Workshop 50th Anniversary Band

Presented by Stanford Live and Stanford Jazz Workshop
Sat, Jul 30 at 7:30 pm
Tickets start at $35

Los Tigres del Norte
Presented by Stanford Live
Sun, Jul 31 at 7:30 pm
Tickets start at $40

Complexions Contemporary Ballet
STAR DUST: From Bach to Bowie
Presented by Stanford Live and SF Ballet
Wed, Aug 3 at 8:00 pm
Tickets start at $40

Starry Nights
Presented by Stanford Live and SF Ballet
Fri, Aug 5 at 8:00 pm
Sat, Aug 6 at 8:00 pm
Tickets start at $40

HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES
As of April 4, 2022 Stanford Live is not requiring proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test to attend events at Frost Amphitheater.

Stanford Live is monitoring local COVID-19 trends and will follow protocols mandated by local governments and Stanford University. By purchasing tickets to an event at Frost Amphitheater, you agree to abide by the health and safety measures in effect at the time of the event, which may include, but not be limited to, wearing masks, providing proof of vaccination status and/or providing proof of negative COVID-19 test. Check back for the most up to date information, guidelines are subject to change.

Patrons should stay home if they are experiencing a fever or any COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days, or have had close contact with anyone who is confirmed or is suspected of having COVID-19.

CLEAR BAG POLICY
Frost Amphitheater’s clear bag policy is in place. Only small clutch bags (no larger than 5”x8”) and clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bags that do not exceed 12″W x 12″H x 6″D will be allowed inside the venue (one bag per person). Small clutch bags and non-clear diaper bags are permitted and can be carried separately or within a clear bag. Please visit our What to Bring page on the Frost Amphitheater website to read more about our clear bag policy.

FOOD AND BEVERAGES
Food and beverages will be available onsite. View the full menu on the Frost website.

PARKING
Due to capacity, we recommend purchasing a parking pass. There is a limited amount of free parking available around the venue that will fill up first come first served. Reserved parking in Lot 10 and the Galvez Lot is available for $30. ADA parking is located on Roth and Palm Drive, and is free but limited on a first come, first served basis.

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