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.
- September 2 Steven Scholom
- September 3 Barbary Grant
- September 9 Steven Scholom
- September 10 Barbary Grant
- September 16 Steven Scholom
- September 17 Barbary Grant
- September 23 Steven Scholom
- September 24 Barbary Grant
- September 30 Steven Scholom
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
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 12:30PM
OSCAR REYNOLDS — Bolivian Flute & Guitar
A leading advocate of his native country’s music, Bolivian-born Oscar Reynolds is an internationally-acclaimed Andean flute master, guitarist, flute-maker, recording engineer, and lawyer from the Andes mountains of La Paz. He is recognized for playing the Bolivian pan flutes and guitar simultaneously. The San Francisco Observer says, “Any flute player would marvel at the tight control over each note Reynolds displays while packing a stream of emotions into his complex scale runs, but to see him do that and play the guitar is quite impressive.”
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 12:30PM
JOHN WORLEY, JR. — Eclectic Jazz
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.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 12:30PM
REN GEISICK'S COUNTRY QUARTET — Classic Country Love Songs
Enjoy the lilting melodies of that old country sound with Ren Geisick’s Country Quartet. Ren’s voice harkens back to the sweet cries of Patsy Cline and Brenda Lee. Come hear these American songs that speak to the deeper truths
of love and heartbreak.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 12:30PM
BLACK CEDAR DUO — Classical Music
Guitarist Steve Lin and flutist Kris Palmer perform together as the Black Cedar Duo. The South Bay Guitar Society writes, “Something special is stirring in our backyard… Lin demonstrates comfortable execution of sustained fast fretwork. They perform beautifully together: perfect synchronization of subtle rhythms and phrases.” This program will feature works by Bèla Bartók (1881-1945), Michel Blavet (1700-1768), Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992), and more.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 12:30PM
CARTOON JAZZ SEPTET — Music from Warner Brothers Cartoons and More!
The Cartoon Jazz Septet featuring Jeff Sanford will be performing some of the music Raymond Scott composed to accompany the classic cartoons of Warner Brothers such as Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, and Sylvester. The Cartoon Jazz Septet will also play a piece by Jelly Roll Morton and a couple of originals written by Lenny Carlson. This promises to be an outstanding, fun concert sure to bring back memories of all who love these wonderful cartoons!
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 12:30PM
ALEX EISENBERG & DIMITRI COGAN — Mendelssohn Violin & Piano Concerto
Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, is his last large orchestral work. It forms an important part of the violin repertoire and is one of the most popular and most frequently performed violin concertos of all time. It is one of the foremost violin concertos of the Romantic era and was influential on many other composers.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 12:30PM
BLACK OLIVE — American 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 SEPTEMBER 25, 12:30PM
BROCELIANDE — Celtic/Early Music
Celtic Acoustic Trio, Broceliande—Margaret Davis, Kristoph Klover and Kris Yenney—have graced the Bing Concert Series for over a decade. They bring their unique blend of Olde and New with Songs and Dance Tunes from the British Isles and European Courts, Castles and Countrysides. With entrancing vocal harmonies and intricate instrumental arrangements on numerous traditional instruments, Broceliande is sure to uplift spirits and create a memorable musical offering.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 12:30PM
PETER DI BONO TRIO — Standards & Showtunes
Peter Di Bono, 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!
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 SEPTEMBER 1, 12:00PM
NOVO TEMPO QUINTET
BRAZILIAN-INSPIRED POP MUSIC
Vibrant, original contemporary jazz with a Brazilian and Latin feel and a refreshing emphasis on harmony vocals and horn arrangements. The music is evocative of Brazilian pop, but unlike anything you’ve heard before.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 12:00PM
FUN CLASSIC AMERICAN COMPOSITIONS
Ear Candy uncovers 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 are the order of the day.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 12:00PM
HUGO WAINZINGER'S LATIN REVIEW
This will be a great concert serving up an offering of boleros, bossas, rumbas, tangos, and other Latin favorites and originals. You are in for a treat with this beautiful, passionate genre expertly performed by Hugo Wainzinger and his ensemble.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 12:00PM
PARLEZ VOUS JAZZ
NEW ORLEANS-INSPIRED JAZZ AND MORE!
Rooted in early jazz from the French Quarter of New Orleans, and branching out to Gypsy Jazz, and on into modern day jazz and blues, the band features vocals, jazz violin, banjo, string bass, trombone, clarinet, and more!
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 12:00PM
THE CIRCUIT BREAKERS
Get your Mojo Workin’! 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.
Every Tuesday, June through September