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 5 Steven Scholom
- July 6 Barbary Grant
- July 12 Steven Scholom
- July 13 Barbary Grant
- July 19 Steven Scholom
- July 20 Claudia Slayman
- July 26 Steven Scholom
- July 28 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 JULY 5, 12:30PM
MIGHTY FINES — New Orleans Good-Time Music
San Francisco’s Macy Blackman and the Mighty Fines play New Orleans music that’s sure to set your hips swinging and your feet shuffling...The Mighty Fines are a talented bunch, and they really can do it all, bringing 1950’s New Orleans R&B songs and soul-blues items of similar vintage that will take you right to the heart of Mardi Gras!
FRIDAY JULY 7, 12:30PM
LAUDAMI ENSEMBLE — Classical Music
These superb classical musicians bring an extra element to every concert they perform. The musicianship is outstanding and they perform on period correct instruments so you can hear what audiences of the day experienced when enjoying the works of the composers featured today. This concert will feature flute quartets (flute, violin, viola, cello) by Mozart and Danzi.
WEDNESDAY JULY 12, 12:30PM
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.
FRIDAY JULY 14, 12:30PM
MONTEREY INTERNATIONAL — French Music
In honor of Bastille Day, Monterey International will perform French favorites, including Musettes, Edith Piaf songs and “Les Miserables” highlights. Also featured will be Sicilian Tenor, Erasmo Aiello, who will delight audiences with Andrea Bocelli pieces, opera, and Italian folk songs.
WEDNESDAY JULY 19, 12:30PM
FIVEPLAY JAZZ QUINTET — Unique Jazz
FivePlay Jazz Quintet creates original music that nourishes mind and heart. Their unique style speaks to a wide audience, from savvy listeners to those hearing jazz for the first time. FivePlay’s repertoire ranges from burning post-bop, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian grooves to music set to poetry, atmospheric ballads, and extended, unusual compositions.Their three recordings have received extensive airplay both in the United States and abroad.
FRIDAY JULY 21, 12:30PM
MR. BARKY — Celtic Music
Always a fun concert, Mr. Barky features the wonderful tenor voice of Ernest Kinsolving, the multi-instrumental playing of Karl Franzen and they will be joined by special guest Valerie Rose. They perform traditional Irish folk tunes and pub songs from the Emerald Isle with a little fun history thrown in to describe their origins.
WEDNESDAY JULY 26, 12:30PM
TLC — Pop & Soul Music
The TLC plays a musical mixture of great American songs from artists like Ray Charles, Leon Russell, Stevie Wonder as well as smooth grooves from Marvin Gaye and Van Morrison. These musicians cover a lot of territory with superb musicianship, vocals and showmanship.
FRIDAY JULY 28, 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 Summer season as well as some fresh new material from the Courts, Castles and Countrysides of Olde Europe and the British Isles.
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 JULY 4, 12:00PM
THE CIRCLE "R" BOYS – BLUEGRASS MUSIC
The Circle "R" Boys are a bluegrass music band based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Playing mostly traditional-style bluegrass they are known for their vocal harmonies and solid instrumentation, with not a lot of fancy stuff – just good, clean pickin'.
TUESDAY JULY 11, 12:00PM
DAVE ROCHA QUARTET – AMERICAN JAZZ STANDARDS
Dave Rocha's playing of the trumpet is truly masterful. He 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.
TUESDAY JULY 18, 12:00PM
VISSION LATINA – LATIN MUSIC
Vission Latina will really heat up the Summer when they bring their music to the Carolyn Wiedemann Reller Summer Concert Series. These virtuoso musicians have all played with some of the finest Latin music performers on the scene and now they come together to share their musical vision – Vission Latina!
TUESDAY JULY 25, 12:00PM
THREE BIG MACS & A SMALL FRY – CARIBBEAN MUSIC WITH STEEL DRUM
Steel Pan master Tim Gutierrez brings his band to the Bay Area for a melodic trip to Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Cuba, and Trinidad. This music is a perfect match for the Summer Concerts as you enjoy great weather and good company.