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.
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.
- December 1 Barbary Grant
- December 7 Steven Scholom
- December 8 Barbary Grant
- December 14 Steven Scholom
- December 15 Barbary Grant
- December 21 Steven Scholom
- December 22 Barbary Grant
- December 28 Steven Scholom
- December 29 Barbary Grant
Every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Every Thursday at 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Advanced Medicine Center Building
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA, 94305
FRIDAY DECEMBER 2, 12:30PM
MASHA CAMPAGNE — Brazilian & American Music
Masha and her ensemble play a collection of American Songbook standards and Brazilian gems by the likes of Dorival Caymmi, Jobim and Guinga. Introduced to jazz music and bossa nova by her grandfather, Moscow-born singer-songwriter Masha Campagne immerses herself into singing for both musical styles, the dulcet melodies of smooth jazz and the sultry sway of bossa nova.
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7, 2:00PM (SPECIAL START TIME)
STANFORD HOSPITAL ANNUAL BALLET — Sophie & the Enchanted Toyshop
The atrium is transformed into an enchanted land as it tells the story of a young girl who receives a gift but gives it to another girl out of kindness. A toyshop owner sees this and is so touched by her generosity he takes her on a magical journey to his enchanted toyshop in the Land of Snows! The dancing, costumes, sets, and music are sure to enchant all who come to this special holiday presentation. No charge for admission. Please note special start time is 2:00pm.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 9, 12:30PM
PETER DI BONO TRIO— Standards & Showtunes
Peter DiBono, one of San Francisco’s premier Accordionists, will be performing standards and showtunes with his band featuring Harriet Newhart on violin and Steve Hanson on bass. Peter’s trio interprets these classics with virtuosity and passion. If you love this music, you’ll love this band!
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 14, 12:30PM
BLACK OLIVE JAZZ — Classic Jazz Standards
Jazz Vocalist, Stanford drama teacher and actress, Kay Kostopoulos brings her all-star ensemble of San Francisco jazz artists to the Atrium to perform classic songs from enduring jazz masters. An elegant singer whose voice is inspired by the golden age of jazz, Kay pays homage to the music of the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee, and others.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 16, 12:30PM
DAVID LEWIS & FRIENDS — Selections from Handel’s Messiah
Selections from Handel’s Messiah Oratorio, “The Nutcracker,” Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” and Handel’s “Messiah” oratorio have all become synonymous with the winter holidays. To celebrate the season, members of the San Francisco Opera Company and other vocalists will join David Lewis to bring you beloved selections from Handel’s masterpiece “Messiah” and works by Bach.
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 21, 12:30PM
LEFTOVER DREAMS — American Jazz Classics
Leftover Dreams is Patrice Haan and Tony Marcus singing gems of the great American songbook with stunning harmonies and burnished accompaniment.Tony Marcus plays guitar with style and wit. Patrice Haan’s voice has been described as a “velvety alto/tenor” (Kerry Parker in the Folknik), and her intimate delivery of lyrics never fails to reach audiences.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 23, 12:30PM
BROCELIANDE — Celtic/Early Music
Broceliande’s concerts play traditional and Early music that ranges in feel from driving, danceable Celtic and Medieval beats to haunting, atmospherically lovely ballads. Fans of this great music, and those not familiar with it, are sure to enjoy this multi-faceted presentation. They will perform selections to celebrate the Winter season as well as some fresh new material from the Courts, Castles and Countrysides of Olde Europe and the British Isles.
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 28, 12:30PM
SILVERWOOD — Music of the Season
“Winter Music” — Silverwood is Verlene Schermer on harp, harpguitar, and vocals, and Linnette Bommarito on flute and alto flute.This special concert will feature music from their CDs, and both traditional and original songs of the Winter season.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 30, 12:30PM
THE CIRCUIT BREAKERS — Classic Blues-Based Music
The Circuit Breakers are known for their high-energy blues-based performances throughout the San Francisco Bay Area bringing their sometimes irreverent antics and love of the blues to each show. Don’t miss their traditional last Bing Music Series concert of the year!
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, 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 each Summer! All concerts are free and open to the public. Subject to weather conditions.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 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 SEPTEMBER 13, 12:00PM
POP-E-LATION – AMERICAN POP MUSIC FROM THE 60'S-2000'S
Take a trip back in time with PopElation as they play some of the greatest hits of American pop music from the 60’s through the 2000’s! From the early days of folkrock, to Motown’s signature sound, to the dawn of a new century, this concert is sure to bring back memories for everyone.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 12:00PM
OSCAR REYNOLDS – BOLIVIAN-INFLUENCED FLUTE & GUITAR
Bolivian master flutist and guitarist Oscar Reynolds leads the Oscar ReynoldsTrio for a musical performance of Afro-Latin Andean Jazz that laces world cultures, jazz, and a South American flair that will transport you to high in the Andes mountains of Bolivia and Peru.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 12:00PM
TRIO BRAVO – OLD-TIME COUNTRY, BLUEGRASS, AND WESTERN MUSIC
Trio Bravo is the perfect group for a hoe-down. The happy sound of fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, harmonica, and bass, with voices raised in harmony floats through the air bringing back music of earlier times with an old-time feel. Their sound is folksy drawing on country, bluegrass, and western music.