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.
- April 5 Steven Scholom
- April 6 Barbary Grant
- April 12 Steven Scholom
- April 13 Barbary Grant
- April 19 Steven Scholom
- April 20 TBD
- April 26 Steven Scholom
- April 27 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
WEDNESDAY APRIL 5, 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 APRIL 7, 12:30PM
VISSION LATINA — Latin Music
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 nest Latin music performers on the scene and now they come together to share their musical vision – Vission Latina!
WEDNESDAY APRIL 12, 12:30PM
ERIC SHIFRIN & THE IN-CROWD — Swingin’ Good-Time Music
Eric Shifrin is a longtime Atrium favorite and one of San Francisco’s great saloon pianists performing standards and lesser known American jazz and pop gems. He will be accompanied by his drummer of many years, Mark Lee, and bassist Ari Munkres. Also featured with the In-Crowd will be SF’s rst-call reedman Jeff Sanford.
FRIDAY APRIL 14, 12:30PM
THE iO PIANO QUARTET — Classical and Romantic Piano Quartets
The iO Piano Quartet is comprised of four established Bay Area musicians - Virginia Price (violin), Tom Elliott (viola), Vicky Ehrlich (cello) and Amy Zanrosso (piano). All three string players are active members of the San Francisco Symphony and Opera and Amy is a faculty member at the Pre-College of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. They’ve come together over the past two years to explore the vast array of fantastic music written for piano quartets. The quartet will be playing a movement from Mozart’s dark and stormy G minor piano quartet and the complete, not to mention immense, Brahms’ A major piano quartet.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 19, 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 APRIL 21, 12:30PM
BILLY PACKARD — The Music of Italy
Billy got his got his first mandolin when he was a teenager and began studying Italian music with several senior Italian immigrant mandolin players, truly learning the music form from its source. Joining him is piano great Jack Bowers and bass wizard Steve Larkin. This concert will cover Italian songs, arias, and folk tunes. Ciao!
WEDNESDAY APRIL 26, 12:30PM
BELLA SORELLA — Classical & Original Vocal-Based Music
Nova and Susanna Jiménez (sopranos) accompanied by piano and violin – is an award-winning soprano ensemble that combines classical and contemporary styles in melodic duets. Bella Sorella’s ethereal music, magnetic stage presence and remarkable personal story has earned them acclaim and recognition throughout the United States and abroad.
FRIDAY APRIL 28, 12:30PM
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 ensem- ble 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!
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.