Bing Music Series in the Atrium
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 12:30PM
CHRISTINE PAYNE & ROBERT HOWARD — Classical Music
These venerable classical musicians will perform the Barber Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 6 and the Beethoven Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 5, Op. 102 No. 2. A prizewinner at the Lyon International Chamber Music Competition, Christine McLeavey Payne was featured on Radio France and France TV. Robert Howard has earned international acclaim, locally, he has performed with American Bach Soloists, New Century Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque, and the San Francisco Symphony.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 12:30PM
MR. BARKY — Celtic Music
Always a fun concert, Mr. Barky features the wonderful tenor voice of Ernest Kinsolving, the multi-instrumental playing of Karl Franzen and they will be joined by special guest Valerie Rose. They perform traditional Irish folk tunes and pub songs from the Emerald Isle with a little fun history thrown in to describe their origins.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 12:30PM
NOVO TEMPO — Brazilian Influenced Jazz
Ed Johnson’s mastery of so many different styles, coupled with a passion for harmony vocal and horn arrangements, all factor into a magical blend of vibrant, original contemporary jazz that is winning fans and airplay worldwide. Ed’s original music is evocative of Brazilian pop, but unlike anything you’ve heard before.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 12:30PM
PARLEZ VOUS JAZZ — New Orleans Jazz and More
Rooted in early jazz from the French Quarter of New Orleans, and branching out to Gypsy Jazz, and on into modern day jazz and blues, the band features vocals, jazz violin, banjo, string bass, trombone, clarinet, and more! Happy music for dancing, singing along, foot tapping, and having a good time.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 12:30PM
BLUE, APACHE SONG-CATCHER — Native American-Inspired Music
Blue’s music crosses barriers and penetrates the heart and spirit in unprecedented ways. A master flute player, Blue brings an intensity and authenticity that is unsurpassed by other players of his instrument. This concert will be a solo performance and is as much an experience as a concert while his Native American- inspired compositions transport you with their beautiful melodies.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 12:30PM
REN GEISICK’S COUNTRY QUARTET — Classic Country Love Songs
Enjoy the lilting melodies of that old country sound with Ren Geisick’s Country Quartet. Ren’s voice harkens back to the sweet cries of Patsy Cline and Brenda Lee. Come hear these American songs that speak to the deeper truths of love and heartbreak.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 12:30PM
OSCAR PANGILINAN — Contemporary Jazz
Saxophonist Oscar Pangilinan is emerging as one of the youngest and in demand musicians in the South Bay Area. His style and approach to jazz is greatly influenced by legendary jazz artists Coleman Hawkins, Cannonball Adderley, Dexter Gordon, and Sonny Rollins as well as contemporary artists Joshua Redman and John Ellis. His love for New Orleans Jazz and blues can also be heard in his playing as he draws in audiences with his smooth tone, lyrical lines, and complex rhythmic ideas.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 12:30PM
BELLA SORELLA — Classical & Original Vocal-Based Music
Bella Sorella – Nova and Susanna Jiménez (sopranos) accompanied by piano and violin – is an award-winning soprano ensemble that combines classical and contemporary styles in melodic duets. Bella Sorella’s ethereal music, magnetic stage presence and remarkable personal story has earned them acclaim and recognition throughout the United States and abroad.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 12:30PM
TLC TRIO — Pop & Soul Music
TheTLC trio play a musical mixture of great American songs from artists like Ray Charles, Leon Russell, Stevie Wonder as well as smooth grooves from Marvin Gaye and Van Morrison.These musicians cover a lot of territory with superb musicianship, vocals and showmanship.