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 OCTOBER 1, 12:30
STRING SUMMIT — Western Swing
Take a trip back in time when Spade Cooley, Sons of the Pioneers, Bob Wills, and other greats were putting an infectious rhythm to country music. When sawdust was spread on the dance floor and hay bales were the house seats. String Summit brings you this music as it was meant to be played with mandolin, fiddle, steel guitar, acoustic bass and guitar.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 3, 12:30
CLASSICAL COLLECTIVE — Beethoven and More!
The Classical Collective brings together musicians who share a commitment to fostering the understanding and appreciation of classical music and illuminating the relevance of the great works of the past to contemporary audiences. This concert will feature Beethoven's Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 16. Originally written and most famous as a wind quintet, this piece is a delightful example of Beethoven's early compositional style. Other gems of chamber music will be featured in this concert as well.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 8, 12:30
ROB HART TRIO — Eclectic Jazz
Rob Hart's band is an exciting blend of organic traditional jazz, fusion, funk, Latin and textural experimental music, along with high-powered, on-the-edge improvisations. Don't miss this superb ensemble as they take you on a musical, melodic journey.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 10, 12:30
MR. BARKY — Music of the 60's
Mr. Barky is the wonderfully eclectic duo of Ernest Kinsolving and Karl Franzen.This concert will be a time trip through some of America's most beloved and omnipresent songs during the Folk Rock decade of the 1960's. Come groove with us as Mr. Barky performs Age of Aquarius, Sing in the Sunshine, Mr. Tambourine Man, Woodstock and many other iconic tunes that defined a generation.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 15, 12:30
TRADER VIC'S SURVIVOR BAND — Hawaiian Music
Fire up the Tiki torches, put on your favorite flower print shirt and bring some Spam sushi, the Trader Vic's Survivor Band is coming to the Atrium for some fun and great Hawaiian Music. The Trader Vic's Survivor Band is a quartet who plays favorite Hapa Haole (Hawaiian songs in English) as well as traditional Hawaiian songs.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 17, 12:30
ALBANY CONSORT — Classical Music
The Albany Consort presents a micro-orchestra concert – three winds (recorder, oboe, bassoon) and three strings (violin, cello, harpsichord). Vivaldi in particular championed this springy sound with his "chamber concertos", sadly, he never arranged his Four Seasons concertos for this ensemble, so Albany Consort arranged a micro-orchestra version of Winter that positively sparkles with the new colors this scoring makes possible. Miniature concertos by Telemann and Fasch complete the program.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 22, 12:30
TANGONERO — Argentine Tango Music
Tangonero is a San Francisco based ensemble dedicated to preserving the tradition of Argentine Tango. From the folk styling of Roberto Grela to the jazz infused grandeur of Astor Piazzolla, their arrangements cover the broad scope of tango history. Overflowing with intense passion, lust and sorrow, their performance captures the fire of the dance and the essence of a culture.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 24, 12:30
BRIGIT'S WELL — Celtic Music
Brigit's Well is Barbary Grant (Irish harp, voice, fretted dulcimer and piano) and Aimee Aul (flute, backing vocals and recorder). Their elegant, acoustic arrangements of traditional Irish, Scottish and Manx songs have delighted audiences throughout California for the past decade. Many songs in their repertoire are performed in the Gaelic languages: Irish, Scots Gaelic and Manx.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 29, 12:30
KEITH WILLIAMS — Jazz, Pop, Blues, R&B, Country and More!
This great local musician covers a lot of territory! Pianist/vocalist/composer/arranger Keith Williams is very active in the San Francisco bay area performing in various venues as a soloist and with other bands. His repertoire consists of Jazz, R&B, Pop, Blues, Country and Bossa Nova.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 31, 12:30
HEARTSTRINGS — The Music of Italy
Heartstrings Music is Al Fabrizio on mandolin and Hugo Wainzinger on guitar. These two masters of Italian music will transport you to the sidewalk cafes of Rome, sunny Tuscan landscapes and relaxing gondola trips on the canals of Venice as they play classic Italian folk music, love ballads, and iconic Italian movie themes including the "Godfather" of them all!