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Potsdam Revisited: Overture to the Cold War

In 1945, Truman, Stalin, and Churchill tensely negotiated the post-war fate of the world at the infamous Potsdam Conference. To break the ice, Truman invited 19-year-old American rifleman Stuart Canin to play classical music on his violin. Reprising his role in history, Stuart Canin, with pianist Helene Wickett, will perform the same music Canin played for the Big Three nearly 70 years ago. This special one-night-only event features a live concert; the premiere of a documentary short; and a spirited on-stage discussion with 60th US Secretary of State George P. Schultz. This is a once in a lifetime chance to experience an extraordinary intersection of history and music and consider some of the decisions that shaped our modern world.



Wednesday, November 19, 2014. 07:30 PM


Bing Concert Hall


Department of Music, Stanford Live


650-724-BING (2464)


General Admission $30VIP Seating $100Free Admission for Stanford students beginning one hour prior to curtain at Box Office; one ticket per ID and student must be present.