Stanford Live announces 2016-17 season

'Imagining the West' and 'Islamic Voices' will be two themes explored

Stanford Live has announced the lineup for its fifth season, titled "LIVE/FIVE," with plans to bring a diverse range of performances from the likes of cello master Yo-Yo Ma, Grammy-winning family band The Okee Dokee Brothers, Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth, renowned Indian musician Anoushka Shankar, South Pacific dance company Black Grace and around 60 others to Stanford's Bing Concert Hall, beginning in September.

World, pop, classical and jazz music will be represented, along with dance and multimedia performances. There will also be two "Big Ideas" serving as themes in the ongoing "Live Context" series: "Imagining the West" and "Islamic Voices." The former will include "The Colorado," a music-based documentary about the Colorado River Basin, while the latter will feature Tunisian singer, songwriter and guitarist Emel Mathlouthi. More events are yet to be announced.

"Since Stanford Live inaugurated its glorious new home at Bing Concert Hall in 2013, launching a new era for the performing arts at Stanford University, the response from the campus and the surrounding communities has far surpassed our expectations," Stanford Live Advisory Council Co-chair Leslie Hume said in a press release.

"Now, we are thrilled to be celebrating season five of Stanford Live and we are extremely grateful to Helen and Peter Bing '55 for creating a Distinguished Artists Fund to make possible the appearance of some of the incredible artists in the coming season."

Subscriptions for the season will go on sale to renewing subscribers June 5, following a pre-sale period for Stanford Live donors and Bing members. The general public can purchase subscriptions starting on June 14 and single tickets go on sale Aug. 23.

For more information, visit Stanford Live.

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