Bing Music Series in the Atrium
"Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without."
All patients, families, visitors and staff are welcome to enjoy weekly concerts performed by professional quality musicians in the Stanford Hospital Atrium.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 12:30 p.m.
MIMI LEE & AXEL VAN CHEE— Classical Piano and Voice
This concert will be a journey in various landscapes through songs. We’ll take a trip from the glistening fjords of Norway, the woods of the Black Forest, the lights of Paris, and wrapping up with some familiar tunes in English. Pianist Mimi Lee graduated from the Juilliard School of Music’s Pre-College Division. She holds an AB in Chemistry and East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University, and an MD-PhD in Neuroscience from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Vocalist Axel Van Chee has been praised praised by Opera Newsas a warm baritone with striking stage presence. He has has sung with multiple opera companies covering a wide range of music from Handel to Puccini to Philip Glass.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 5, 12:30 p.m.
NATE PRUITT & JEFF BUENZ — Jazz & Blues with elements of Soul, Pop, and Latin
The duo is a perfect vehicle for showcasing Nate Pruitt’s astonishing vocal versatility. With his smooth, rich baritone, he is one of the finest male jazz singers on the scene, a vocalist with seemingly infinite emotional resources who can improvise horn-like scat lines, croon with soulful conviction and deliver blues with total authority. Nate will be accompanied by Jeff Buenz, one of the Bay Area’s premiere jazz guitar players and one of Stanford Hospital’s very own Hospital Musicians!
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 12:30 p.m.
HUGO WAINZINGER’S LATIN MUSIC REVIEW — Music of Latin America
Don’t miss this great concert serving up an offering of boleros, bossas, rumbas, tangos, and other Latin favorites and originals. If you are a fan of Latin Music you are in for a treat. If you are not familiar with the music, this is the perfect concert to get acquainted with the beautiful, passionate genre expertly performed by Hugo Wainzinger and his ensemble.They will take you on a musical journey through Latin America and South America.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 12:30 p.m.
CAPRICCIO QUARTET — Classical and Standards Selections
Some of the finest classical musicians anywhere come together as the Capriccio Quartet to play beloved selections from the masters of different eras. The varied program will feature works by Mozart, Brahms, Gershwin and Piazzolla. Alex Eisenberg, Violin; Claudia Bloom, Violin; Mimi Dye, Viola; Dahna Rudin, Cello.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 12:30 p.m.
ECLAIR DE LUNE — Gypsy Jazz
Eclaire de Lune is a popular acoustic swing-jazz quartet.They deliver a soulful, far-ranging sound from Gypsy Jazz, Hot Club swing, bossa nova, West Coast jazz, tango, Parisian musette waltz, Great American Songbook, pop classics, and world café.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 12:30 p.m.
MASHA CAMPAGNE & CAMINHOS CRUZADOS — Brazilian & American Music
Masha and her ensemble play a collection of American Songbook standards and Brazilian gems by the likes of Dorival Caymmi, Jobim and Guinga.With the national release of her album “Caminhos Cruzados – Crossroads” Campagne forges a “delicious Brazilian jazz sound” (Andrew Gilbert) and “communicates a thoroughly hip and venturous command of the Brazilian-jazz vernacular” (Ejazznews).
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 12:30 p.m.
KLEZMANIA! — Klezmer, Yiddish & World Music
Providing the finest in world, acoustic jazz, and Yiddish celebratory music. An exciting jazz acoustic music ensemble that provides a full range of jazz standards, klezmer, Yiddish, Israeli, & world music. From lively dances to the more elegant waltzes, terks, tangos, & slow ballads, this unique band captures the traditional essence of old & new world music.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 12:30 p.m.
TLC TRIO — American Pop & Soul Music
The TLC trio plays a musical mixture of great American songs from artists like Ray Charles, Leon Russell, Stevie Wonder as well as smooth grooves from Marvin Gaye andVan Morrison. These musicans cover a lot of territory with superb musicianship, vocals and showmanship.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 12:30 p.m.
DOS GARDENIAS — The Music of Mexico
Dos Gardenias is a trio led by Manuel Constancio, guitarist and vocalist. Manuel was born in California and learned the songs of his Mexican heritage while playing music with his father. Enjoy a great selection of boleros, rumbas, sambas and bossa novas when Manuel is joined by bassist Steve Hanson, and violinist Harriet Newhart to bring this passionate, beautiful music to the Atrium!