What would you do, to start a ripple? This film explores the question, and captures a moment in time which caused a ripple, bringing waves of change we are still feeling. Director Lauren Speeth mixed up a magical brew of transcendant musical performances, stirring speeches, and enchanting animations; the result is a compelling call to action. Now subtitled in five languages and available on our YouTube channel, and coming soon to DVD. Recorded live in 2007 at Stanford University’s Memorial Church at a concert of the same name, A Concert for Hope captures a celebration concert in honor of the opening of the The Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality at Stanford University and the launching of their website, inequality.com.
What if there were a grass roots movement — based in song — fostering an ethic of sharing and understanding, and open hearted compassion towards the last and least, right here in our country?
All-original music to comfort, inspire and encourage—played in a soft, soothing style using specially tuned pianos, with violin and percussion. This CD features Tammy Hall, piano, with Lauren Speeth on violin and Michaelle Goerlitz, percussion and was first released in association with the Greater Bay Area Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and was selected as an Editor’s Pick by Body & Soul Magazine.
This unforgettable event, featured a welcome by Dean Saller, a keynote address by the Center Director – Professor David Grusky, and the presentation of our In Harmony With Hope awards as well as not one but TWO world premieres: “La Povertà” by Stanford composer-professor Giancarlo Aquilanti and performed by the Elfenworks Festival String Ensemble under the baton of maestro Mitchell Sardou Klein of the Peninsula Symphony; and “In Harmony With Hope” written by pianist / composer / arranger / long-time Stanford Jazz Workshop faculty member Tammy Lynne Hall.