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

New
Concert

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.

  • August 5 Steven Scholom
  • August 6 Barbary Grant
  • August 12 Steven Scholom
  • August 13 Barbary Grant
  • August 19 Steven Scholom
  • August 20 Barbary Grant
  • August 26 Steven Scholom
  • August 27 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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New
Concert
Performed by: Various Artists

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 5, 12:30PM
TEMESCAL STRING QUARTET — Classical Music
This string quartet has some of the finest classical musicians on the scene. For this concert they will be performing compositions by Joseph Haydn and Alexander Borodin: Joseph Haydn, String Quartet in C Major, op. 74, #1, Allegro moderato, Andantino grazioso, Menuetto, allegro, Finale, vivace. Alexander Borodin, String Quartet No. 2 in D Major, Allegro moderato, Scherzo, Nocturne, Finale.

FRIDAY AUGUST 7, 12:30PM
TLC — Pop & Soul Music
The TLC trio plays a musical mixture of great American songs from artists like Ray Charles, Leon Russell, Stevie Wonder as well as smooth grooves from Marvin Gaye and Van Morrison. These musicians cover a lot of territory with superb musicianship, vocals, and showmanship.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 12, 12:30PM
EaR CANDY TRIO — Fun Classic American Compositions
The EaR Candy Trio is dedicated to the proposition that to steal from one artist is plagiarism but to steal from everybody is research. Digging a little deeper to uncover hidden gems in the early repertoire of Duke Ellington, Red Allen, Jelly Roll Morton as well as diverse and more recent influences such as television themes and Latin music. A goofy sense of humor, heavy grooves and good times will be the order of the day.

FRIDAY AUGUST 14, 12:30PM
THE VOICES OF OPERA — Opera & Classical Selections
This concert will feature some great selections of opera, classical, and American Theatre Standards. Truly something for everyone! Opera selections will include popular operatic hits by Puccini, Verdi, and Mozart. American Musical Theater standards from My Fair Lady, Camelot, and Cole Porter. Instrumental features Chopin Étude Op. 10 No.5 and Rachmaninov Prelude Op. 32 No. 12. Ryan Bradford, Jessie Nielson, Soprano, Bethany Wang, Pianist

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 19, 12:30PM
FRISKY FROLICS — Tin Pan Alley
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 AUGUST 21, 12:30PM
IRISH EYES — Celtic Music
Always a fun concert, Irish Eyes features the wonderful tenor voice of Ernest Kinsolving, the multi-instrumental playing of Karl Franzen and they will be joined by special guest Valerie Rose. They perform traditional Irish folk tunes and pub songs from the Emerald Isle with a little fun history thrown in to describe their origins.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 26, 12:30PM
MINOR THIRDS TRIO — Jazz & Jazz - influenced Pop Music
Led by guitarist Brian Fitzgerald, the Minor Thirds Trio is an engaging, multi-layered musical convergence that features Fitzgerald on 7-string guitar, Jesse Elias on traditional guitar, and Patrick North on acoustic bass. This trio uses remarkable communication skills to create thoughtful, sophisticated arrangements that feature a captivating, unique sound. A listener will be treated to anything from hard swinging traditional jazz arrangements to re-imagined classic pop tunes often disguised in clever, thought-provoking arrangements.

FRIDAY AUGUST 28, 12:30PM
TRADER VIC’S SURVIVOR BAND — The Music of Hawaii
Fire up the Tiki torches, put on your favorite flower print shirt, and bring some Spam sushi. The Trader Vic's Survivor Band is coming to the Atrium for some fun and great Hawaiian Music. The Trader Vic's Survivor Band is a quartet who plays favorite Hapa Haole (Hawaiian songs in English) as well as traditional Hawaiian songs.

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
Concert
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 2 through September 29, 2015, 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.

This Month Featuring:

TUESDAY AUGUST 4, 12:00PM
VISSION LATINA
LATIN MUSIC
Vission Latina will really heat up the Summer when they bring their music to the Carolyn Wiedemann Reller Summer Concert Series. 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!

TUESDAY AUGUST 11, 12:00PM
ROB HART TRIO
ECLECTIC JAZZ
Rob Hart's band is an exciting blend of organic traditional jazz, fusion, funk, Latin, and textural experimental music along with high-powered, on-the-edge improvisations. Don't miss this superb ensemble as they take you on a musical, melodic journey.

TUESDAY AUGUST 18, 12:00PM
KAT PARRA
LATIN/WORLD MUSIC
Kat Parra, an award winning vocalist and composer, brings her Latin and World Jazz trio to the Carolyn Wiedemann Reller Summer Concert Series. She has recorded four critically acclaimed CDs and has had the opportunity to tour both nationally and internationally.

TUESDAY AUGUST 25, 12:00PM
EARL WHITE STRING BAND
APPALACHIAN STRING BAND MUSIC
Fiddlin' Earl White has been a prominent figure in the old-time music and dance community for more than 45 years. He and his band, the Earl White String Band play traditional old-time Appalachian string band music, and have played many folk festivals and dances throughout the United States and abroad.

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Every Tuesday, June through September

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

Free

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