The Music Program at Stanford Hospital provides music to patients, visitors and staff, which include live concerts, ambient music on the units, musician bedside visits, and portable CD players with a selection of CDs for patients' use. To make a request, please call Guest Services at 650-498-3333.

Music in patient rooms

Music allows patients and families to experience the healing value of music at their bedside and adds to a patient's recovery process. It can also bring comfort to those involved in end-of-life situations. This program provides music seven days a week for patients and visitors alike.

Our Hospital Musicians include harpists and guitar players: Barbary Grant, Verlene Schermer, and Pamela Bowen for the harp; and Jeff Buenz and Jim Nichols for the guitar. All room visit requests are free of charge. To request Bedside Music, please call Guest Services at 650-498-3333.

CDs for patients

Portable CD players and a selection of CDs are available for patients' use. Coordinators Fanny Zychlinsky and Wally Austin have diverse and extensive backgrounds in music. They will help you find the right music to soothe, calm, and energize.

To request CD players and CDs, please call Guest Services at 650-498-3333.

Concert Series


Initiated in August 2005, the Ambient Piano Series is sponsored by William Reller and The Reller Family in honor of Carolyn Wiedemann Reller. Listeners can enjoy talented pianists playing soothing and inspiring music from classical, popular, jazz, and other musical genres in a casual environment at the Stanford Cancer Center.

  • May 6 Steven Scholom
  • May 7 Barbary Grant
  • May 13 Steven Scholom
  • May 14 Barbary Grant
  • May 20 Steven Scholom
  • May 21 Barbary Grant
  • May 27 Steven Scholom
  • May 28 Barbary Grant

Every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Every Thursday at 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Advanced Medicine Center Building
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA, 94305

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Performed by: Various Artists

FRIDAY MAY 1, 1:00
MIMI DYE & FRIENDS — Classical Music
Join us for a delightful, musical afternoon with favorite selections from the classical repertoire, featuring works by Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart and Dohnanyi. Mimi Dye, prominent American violist, composer and Director of Topaz, will be joined by violinist, Alex Eisenberg, Director of Capriccio Music, and cellist, Peter Gelfand, principal cellist of Symphony Silicon Valley. Come to the concert and be inspired and uplifted by this beautiful music and the excellence of these master musicians! NOTE SPECIAL 1pm START TIME!

In today’s music industry, the fear of obsolescence exerts a powerful influence unless you’re the Frisky Frolics. With a ukulele-driven program of Tin Pan Alley-era classics the quartet revels in the outdated, dusty gems from our grandparents’ 78 rpm record collections.

FRIDAY MAY 8, 12:30
SERENO SAXOPHONE QUARTET — Classical to Modern Arrangements
Relax and listen to the colorful, rhythmic passages of the Sereno Saxophone Quartet. The distinct voices of each of the individual saxophones, from soprano to baritone, can be clearly heard, while skillfully blended into a cohesive unit. The versatility of the ensemble allows a wide variety of compositions to be played, dating from the 19th century and before, to modern classical styled works and jazz. Be sure not to miss this unique event!

HOT CLUB PACIFIC — American Songbook
Two virtuoso guitars and one bass make for a potent trio when Hot Club Pacific bring their great selection of American Songbook and forays into Gypsy Jazz to the atrium. Their debut appearance in the Bing Music Series was so well-received the requests to have them back as soon as possible filled the comments page. Here they are! These guys are a lot of fun, superb musicians and guaranteed to bring smiles.

FRIDAY MAY 15, 12:30
BROCELIANDE — Celtic/Early Music
Broceliande presents Songs of the Season.They will perform selections to celebrate the Spring season as well as some fresh new material from the Courts, Castles and Countrysides of Olde Europe and the British Isles.

RHYTHM ROUNDUP — Western Swing, Country, and Bluegrass.
Rhythm Roundup is an acoustic band of musicians who have performed at many festivals and events.They play danceable, toe-tapping, hand-clapping rhythms in bluegrass, western swing, swing jazz, and cowboy styles. It’s hard to sit still when Rhythm Roundup comes to town! Richard Brooks, lead fiddle; Chip Curry, vocals, banjo, mandolin, guitar, and second fiddle. Michael Schwartz, vocals and lead guitar; Sam Morocco, bass.

FRIDAY MAY 22, 12:30
JOHN WORLEY, JR. — Tribute to Chet Baker
This concert will pay tribute to the music of jazz giant Chet Baker. Flugelhorn Artist John Worley Jr. is adept at a multitude of styles, he has played with many national and international artists in Canada, Europe, Central and North America. Combining great technique with potent lyricism, Worley has created a unique sound. His music touches on all corners of the Americas, riding a world chart of bop, straight ahead jazz, tango, Afro-Cuban and more.

Vission Latina will really heat up the Atrium when they bring their music to Stanford Hospital. These virtuoso musicians have all played with some of the finest Latin music performers on the scene and now they come together to share their musical vision – Vission Latina!

FRIDAY MAY 29, 12:30
HEARTSTRINGS — The Music of Italy
Heartstrings is Al Fabrizio on mandolin and Hugo Wainzinger on guitar. These two masters of Italian music will transport you to the sidewalk cafes of Rome, sunny Tuscan landscapes and relaxing gondola trips on the canals of Venice as they play classic Italian folk music, love ballads, and iconic Italian movie themes including the "Godfather" of them all!

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Every Wednesday and Friday

Stanford Hospital
Atrium (Ground Floor, between Units D and E)
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA, 94305

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Contact Greg Kaufman: 650-725-2892
Performed by: Various Artists

This Summer Concert Series is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Reller Family in honor of Carolyn Wiedemann Reller.  Concerts are held every Tuesday, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. from June through September on the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital cafeteria courtyard (Doobie Brothers Courtyard) located behind the rear entrance of the Stanford Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center.

These concerts feature some of the best local and touring musicians offering a wide variety of music.  You can bring your lunch or purchase onsite and enjoy some great music this Summer!  All concerts are free and open to the public.  Subject to weather conditions.

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Every Tuesday, June through September

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Doobie Brothers Courtyard, outdoor cafeteria patio


For information, contact Greg Kaufman, music program coordinator: 650-725-2892