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.
- July 1 Steven Scholom
- July 2 Barbary Grant
- July 8 Steven Scholom
- July 9 Barbary Grant
- July 15 Steven Scholom
- July 16 Barbary Grant
- July 22 Steven Scholom
- July 23 Sue Crosman
- July 29 Steven Scholom
- July 30 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 JULY 1, 12:30PM
MIMI DYE & FRIENDS — World Music
Mimi Dye and Friends bring a concert of swingin' Gypsy Jazz, uplifting Original Compositions, and lifting Bossa Nova standards to the atrium. Join us for music inspired by the great Jazz violinist Stephane Grapelli, the infectious rhythms of Brazil and Cape Verde, and the genius of Jobim, performed by a wonderful acoustic jazz trio of viola, guitar, and bass.
FRIDAY JULY 3, 12:30PM
ERIC SHIFRIN & THE IN CROWD — American Popular Music
Celebrate the 4th of July with a brief history of American Popular Music. Roots in Patriotic Songs, Gospel, and Blues. Major innovations and composers will be highlighted as the band performs music developed through Ragtime, Swing, and Jazz. Enjoy a wide variety of fun, important compositions that combine to make the unique body of work that are part of the American Experience.
WEDNESDAY JULY 8, 12:30PM
PORTOLA TRIO — Classical Music
The Portola Trio will feature the popular Dvorak Piano Trio No. 4 "Dumky" as well as a piano solo, the Chopin Polonaise-Fantasie in A-flat Major, Op. 61. William Joo, violin; Stephanie Wu, cello; Christine McLeavey Payne, piano.
FRIDAY JULY 10, 12:30PM
BILLY PACKARD TRIO — The Music of Italy
Billy 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 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 JULY 15, 12:30PM
ROB HART — 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.
FRIDAY JULY 17, 12:30PM
HUGO WAINZINGER LATIN REVIEW — Latin Music
If you are a fan of great Latin Music, you are in for a treat. If you are not familiar with the music here is the perfect concert to get acquainted with this beautiful, passionate genre expertly performed by Hugo Wainzinger and his band. They will take you on a musical journey through Latin America and South America playing rumbas, tangos, ballads, and more!
WEDNESDAY JULY 22, 12:30PM
FETE MUSETTE — Music of Paris and the French Countryside
Love the Louvre - but searching for traditional music of the French countryside as well? Fête Musette will take you to pre-jazz Paris, as well as introduce you to the irregular rhythms of Alsace, the raucous bourrées of Auvergne and Berry, and the ancient Celtic part of France, Brittany. Of course we have the accordion, as well as fiddle, hurdy gurdy, (vielle à roue), dulcimer, and guitar. Gary Breitbard, Jena Rauti, Peter Tommerup, Karl Franzen, and Sarah Kirton are longtime friends and performers, playing French music for fun and dances. Join us for an irrepressible performance of tunes, songs, and dance demonstrations.
FRIDAY JULY 24, 12:30PM
DAHNA RUDIN & FRIENDS — Classical Music
Dahna Rudin and Friends will perform classical music from composers Mozart, Haydn, Boccherini, and Tchaikovsky. The ensemble is made up from some of the finest classical musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dahna Rudin and guest artists will join in a delightful hour of superb music selections.
WEDNESDAY JULY 29, 12:30PM
CROSSING BORDERS — Contemporary Jazz
Crossing Borders is an international jazz group led by the heralded Canadian jazz vocalist/pianist Jennifer Scott and S.F. Bay Area saxophonist Kristen Strom who is well-known for her melodic, engaging style. Their music is cool and smoky, intimate and fiery, swinging and soulful.
FRIDAY JULY 31, 12:30PM
BLUE, APACHE SONG-CATCHER — Native American-Inspired Music
Blue's music crosses barriers and penetrates the heart and spirit in unprecedented ways. A master flute player, Blue brings an intensity and authenticity that is unsurpassed by other players of his instrument. This concert will be a solo performance and is as much an experience as a concert while his Native American-inspired compositions transport you with their beautiful melodies.
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 JULY 7, 12:00PM
JAZZ & BLUES WITH ELEMENTS OF SOUL & POP
Experience Nate Pruitt's astonishing vocal versatility. With his smooth, rich baritone, he is one of the finest male singers on the scene, a vocalist with seemingly infinite emotional resources who can improvise horn-like scat lines, croon with soulful conviction and deliver blues with total authority.
TUESDAY JULY 14, 12:00PM
Leftover Dreams perform 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", her intimate delivery of lyrics never fails to reach audiences.
TUESDAY JULY 21, 12:00PM
MASHA CAMPAGNE & CAMINHOS CRUZADOS
THE MUSIC OF BRAZIL
Masha and her ensemble play a collection of Brazilian gems by the likes of Dorival Caymmi, Jobim, and Guinga. With the national release of her album "Caminhos Cruzados - Crossroads" Campagne forges a "delicious Brazilian sound." (Andrew Gilbert)
TUESDAY JULY 28, 12:00PM
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.
Every Tuesday, June through September