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"Crossroads" by Bahram Beyzaie

New play written and directed by Bahram Beyzaie.Approximately year eighty of the Persian calendar. In a busy crossroads of Tehran, a woman and a man run into one another, torn apart by the events of the last fifteen years!Play is in Persian. Part of the Stanford Festival of Iranian Arts. **More information and ticket sales coming soon!

"Daihannya Tendoku-e" Performed by Karyōbinga Shōmyō Kenkyūkai

Kashōken, an internationally renowned ensemble of Japanese Shingon priests, will perform a Daihannya Tendoku, a “rolling reading” of the Great Sutra on the Perfection of Wisdom (Mahāprajñāpāramitā sūtra) at the Memorial Church of Stanford University. The Daihannya Tendoku is one of the most important rituals of Japanese Buddhism. It features the Great Sutra on the Perfection of Wisdom, one of the central texts of Mahayana Buddhism, and with 600 fascicles also the longest text in the Buddhist canon.

Pan-Asian Music Festival - Family Concert: Singing, Drumming, & Dancing from Iran

Now in its 13th year, the Stanford Pan-Asian Music Festival has established itself as one of the most important Asian music festivals in the U.S.
Parents and kids of all ages are welcome at this special family concert, featuring renowned masters from Iran! This is an interactive concert that will introduce our families to amazing performing arts tradition from Iran. Some of the artists who will be joining us include dancers, drummers, and singers such as Sharokh Meshkin Ghalam, Sahar Dehghan, Pezhham Akhavass, and more.

Namaste Trio: Clarinetti... All'Opera!

The Namaste Trio from Italy – Natalia Bendetti, clarinet; Guido Arbonelli, clarinet; and Laura Magnani, piano – performs contemporary works including a new composition by Stanford composer Giancarlo Aquilanti.
Program:
Lucia Caruso: Tango de al Mujer Gris                     
Giorgio Sollazzi: Two Potential Oceans (world premiere)                       
Claude Debussy: Voiles (Prélude No. 2)         
Orlando Legname: Chimera                                             

Quartetto di Roma

The Quartetto di Roma carries on the prestigious tradition of the Italian quartet. The Quartet devotes its attention to lesser-known Italian chamber works from the 1800s and 1900s. Founded in 1995, the ensemble maintains a busy concert calendar with audiences in Italy, Spain, Norway, Turkey, the Far East, and especially Germany, where it performs several times a year.
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