April Arts and Medicine at Stanford

“Poetry, dance, opera and otolaryngology are among the offerings in April from the Stanford Medicine and the Muse Program in Medical Humanities and the Arts.”

  • April 11: First up is Honoring the Ghosts, an evening of poetry and dance exploring war trauma, hope and recovery. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 6:30 p.m. in Dinkelspiel Auditorium. Reserved seating will be available for military members and their families.
  • April 16: To mark World Voice Day, baritone Eugene Brancoveanu; Kwang Sung, MD, an assistant professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery; and Elizabeth DiRenzo, PhD, assistant professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, will explore the physiology of singing and vocal health with a live performance and demonstration at 5 p.m. April 16 in Berg Hall at the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge. The event is free and open to the public. Via a projection of the view through a fiberoptic laryngoscope, the audience will witness the glottic structures, including the vocal cords, during the variety of vocal maneuvers required for operatic singing.
  • April 17: The award-winning film Capturing Grace, about the Mark Morris Dance Group’s work with people who have Parkinson’s disease, will be shown on campus at 7 p.m. April 17 in Cubberley Auditorium and 1:30 p.m. April 18 in Cemex Auditorium.
  • April 27: The annual Stanford Medicine and the Muse Symposium, which will begin at 6 p.m. April 27 in the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge, will feature musical and dance performances by medical students, as well as an exhibit of student art and photography. Award-winning author Perri Klass, MD, director of the Carter Journalism Institute at New York University, will be interviewed by Paul Costello, chief communications officer for the School of Medicine. A reception with light refreshments will follow the conversation.
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