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.
- June 3 Steven Scholom
- June 4 Sue Crosman
- June 10 Steven Scholom
- June 11 n/a
- June 17 n/a
- June 18 Sue Crosman
- June 24 Steven Scholom
- June 25 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
WEDNESDAY JUNE 3, 12:30
PORTOLA VALLEY HOME SCHOOL CHOIR — It’s About Time, directed by Barbary Grant
Enjoy the energy the PVHSC brings to the Atrium when the kids sing and dance to songs with “Time” as the theme. Tunes include hits: As Time Goes By (from Casablanca); Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper); Time in a Bottle (Jim Croce); For the Longest Time (Billy Joel); Con te partiro (“Time to Say Goodbye” Andrea Bocelli); Old Time Rock & Roll (Bob Seger); Good Times Roll (the Cars); For the First Time in Forever (from Frozen) . . . and more! These kids always put on a great show with fun and imaginative routines directed by Barbary Grant.
FRIDAY JUNE 5, 12:30
CLASSICAL TRIO IMPROMPTU — Classical Voice & Music Selections
Spend your afternoon with the Classical Trio Impromptu and enjoy a collage of classical Vocal, Flute & Piano featuring graduates of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Pianist Anna Wang, Mezzo-Soprano Carrie Zhang, also a current chorus member of the SF symphony, and Jed Huang, a Flutist trained in Paris. Performance includes works by Handel, J.S Bach, Rossini, Bizet, Mendelssohn and much more, and the world premiere of a set of songs composed by Bay Area resident Kyle Hovatter set to Four Poems by Vachel Lindsay.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 10, 12:30
DAVE ROCHA QUARTET — American Jazz Standards
Dave Rocha’s playing of the trumpet is truly masterful. His many years of study, practice and performance are evident in every concert. He has a beautiful, clear tone and his playing is athletic and precise. Dave brings American Jazz standards to life on one of the most difficult of all instruments. He plays with style, elegance, humor and intelligence and is one of the Bay Area’s in-demand top musicians.
FRIDAY JUNE 12, 12:30
DOGWOOD — Contemporary & Classic Pop Music
Dogwood consists of acoustic guitar, light percussion, with two and three-part vocal harmonies.Three local musician friends with a mutual respect for one another’s talents,Tara Phillips, Erik Frykman, and Bob Branch combine various musical backgrounds and training to bring you a rhythmic-acoustic interpretation of pop and Americana cover tunes from The Beatles to The Black Crowes and beyond.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 17, 12:30
MR. BARKY — Old-Time American Folk Music
Enjoy a 150-year romp through some of the best offerings of old-time American folk music from different eras. Mr. Barky begins with our nation’s fascination with the anti-royalist Napoleon Bonaparte, moves through the idyllic depictions of William Shakespeare Hayes and George Riley Puckett, continues with some party tunes of the 1920s and end with nostalgia for a simpler time, the ever popular Ashoken Farewell.
FRIDAY JUNE 19, 12:30
BELLA 2 — Classical Music
San Francisco-based “Dynamic Duo” Jeremy Preston on violin and Mimi Lee on piano are on a journey to explore, re-interpret and present the repertoire from classical to contemporary. They invite you to join them to experience the power of chamber music to connect us all. This Juilliard, Harvard, New England Conservatory, Rice Shephard School and Cleveland Institute of Music-trained duo are passionately dedicated to sharing their stories through the music in a style that’s engaging and utterly sympathetic to our common human experience.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 24, 12:30
PARLEZ-VOU JAZZ — New Orleans 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! Happy music for dancing, singing along, foot tapping, and having a good time.
FRIDAY JUNE 26, 12:30
NANCY GILLILAND — Romantic Love Ballads from the 1920s-1940s
Nancy Gilliland uses her rich alto voice as a perfect instrument to deliver both the mood and the musical message of Gershwin, Kern, Rodgers and Hart, Ellington and other greats of the 20s, 30s and 40s. Since moving to California in 1984, Nancy has become a “fixture” in the San Francisco Bay area music scene. Audiences have responded enthusiastically to her performances on both coasts from the San Jose Jazz Festival to Birdland in New York City.
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 JUNE 2, 12 P.M.
Tangonero is dedicated to preserving the tradition of Argentine Tango. Their arrangements cover the broad scope of tango history overflowing with intense passion, lust and sorrow, their performance captures the fire of the dance and the essence of a culture.
TUESDAY JUNE 9, 12 P.M.
Charged Particles’ repertoire blends jazz styles with elements from Latin music, classical music, funk, and more.The group’s original compositions are mixtures of creative orchestration as well as performing other composer’s works of America’s most popular songs.
TUESDAY JUNE 16, 12 P.M.
CLASSIC STANDARD ROCK & POP
This is a great trio performing pop, rock, and standards. The musicianship, vocals and arrangements are something to be experienced as you listen to your favorite tunes from the variety of genres they cover. This group does it all!
TUESDAY JUNE 23, 12 P.M.
Take a trip back in time when Spade Cooley, Sons of the Pioneers, Bob Wills, and other greats were putting an infectious rhythm to country music. When sawdust was spread on the dance floor and hay bales were the house seats.
TUESDAY JUNE 30, 12 P.M.
THE MUSIC OF MEXICO
Enjoy a great selection of boleros, rumbas, sambas and bossa novas when Manuel Constancio, guitarist and vocalist, is joined by bassist Steve Hanson, and violinist Harriet Newhart to bring this passionate, beautiful music to this concert series!
Every Tuesday, June through September