A fantastic series of outdoor concerts will come to Stanford’s historic Frost Amphitheater this summer! The Stanford Live Arts Festival is a month-long series beginning July 8 with a wonderful lineup of local performers from SF Symphony, SF Ballet, SF JAZZ, and more. The series was wildly popular last summer when many indoor venues were closed, and this breathtaking outdoor venue is still expected to bring big crowds this time around.
SF Symphony will present a lovely variety of performances including classics such as Ravel’s Boléro, Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8, and Gershwin’s An American in Paris. Performers to keep an eye out for include conductor Erina Yashima with cellist Johannes Moser (July 8), conductor Paolo Bortolameolli with string trio Time for Three (July 15), and the genre-crossing band Pink Martini (July 29).
If it’s jazz you seek, SFJAZZ will present Tony-nominee Ann Hampton Callaway performing the music of Linda Rondstadt (July 9), as well as bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding (July 14). The Stanford Jazz Workshop 50th Anniversary Band will take the stage for its 50th anniversary celebration on June 30.
In the festival’s final week, guests can enjoy a 3-night series of dance performances from San Francisco Ballet. You don’t want to miss their David Bowie tribute co-presented with Complexions Contemporary Ballet on August 3 or Starry Nights on August 5 and 6.
“One of the great silver linings of the past couple of years has been our deepening relationships with local artists and organizations in our own backyard,” said Chris Lorway, Stanford Live’s Executive Director. “We are thrilled to have so many of our friends back this summer and can’t wait to share their performances with Bay Area audiences.”
Be advised that Stanford Live enforces a clear bag policy for anything bigger than 5×8 inches. Ticket prices start at $25 and food and beverages are available for purchase on-site. Free parking is first-come, first-served.
Don’t miss the Stanford Live Arts Festival at Frost Amphitheater from July 8 until August 6!
Featured image: Photo by Harrison Truong, courtesy of Stanford Live