Bing Music Series in the Atrium
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 3, 12:30PM
HEART STRINGS — The Music of Italy
Heart Strings 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!
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 5, 12:30PM
CHARGED PARTICLES — Eclectic Jazz
The most exciting and creative music being made today crosses stylistic boundaries and blends multiple traditions to create vital new sounds. Charged Particles’ repertoire blends jazz styles with elements from Latin music, classical music, funk, and more. The group’s original compositions are mixtures of elaborate orchestration and opportunities for creative improvised solos as well as other composers of America’s most popular songs from decades ago, each played with a new twist.
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 10, 12:30PM
BELLA 2 — Classical Music
San Francisco-based “Dynamic Duo” Eric Gaenslen on cello and Mimi Lee on piano invite you to enjoy works by Scarlatti, Pärt, Schubert and more. Eric is a highly sought-after cellist and has performed in venues across North America and Europe. Mimi, pianist, is a founding member of BELLA Music, and connecting with others through music, has always been her passion. She is a Board-Certified anesthesiologist, avid swimmer, yogini, underwater photographer and breast cancer survivor.
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 12, 12:30PM
NANCY GILLILAND — Classic Romantic Songs
What better way to get ready for Valentine’s Day? Nancy Gilliland uses her rich alto voice as a perfect instrument to deliver both the mood and the musical message of Gershwin, Kern, Rodgers and Hart, Ellington and other greats of the 20s, 30s and 40s. Since moving to California in 1984, Nancy has become a“fixture”in the San Francisco Bay area music scene. Audiences have responded enthusiastically to her performances on both coasts from the San Jose Jazz Festival to Birdland in New York City.
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 17, 12:30PM
THE SADDLE CATS — Western Swing
Winners of the Will Rogers Cowboy “Western Swing Group of the Year”and “Western Swing Album of the Year” by the Academy of Western Artists. The Saddle Cats four-piece band is enlivening Cowboy and Western Music with a singular energy and drive. Their avowed goal—to celebrate the swing tradition of Bob Wills, Milton Brown and Spade Cooley with abandon, finesse and exuberant spirits.
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19, 12:30PM
MINOR THIRDS TRIO — Jazz & Jazz-Influenced Pop Music
Led by guitarist Brian Fitzgerald, the Minor Thirds Trio is an engaging, multi-layered musical convergence that features Fitzgerald on 7–string guitar, Jesse Elias on traditional guitar, and Patrick North on acoustic bass. This trio uses remarkable communication skills to create thoughtful, sophisticated arrangements that feature a captivating, unique sound. A listener will be treated to anything from hard swinging traditional jazz arrangements to re-imagined classic pop tunes often disguised in clever, thought-provoking arrangements.
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 24, 12:30PM
DOGWOOD — Pop Music
Tara Taylor and Eric Frykman combine various musical backgrounds and training to bring you a rhythmic-acoustic interpretation of Pop and Americana cover tunes from The Beatles to The Black Crowes and beyond. Excellent acoustic guitar and vocals are a hallmark of this wonderful duo providing crowd-pleasing tunes at their concerts.
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26, 12:30PM
MIMI DYE & FRIENDS — Classical Music
Mimi Dye, prominent American violist and violinist will be joined by award winning soloists, violinist Alex Eisenberg and pianist, Dmitriy Cogan. Join us for a concert of beautiful, melodic and uplifting classical favorites. “She demonstrated her command of the instrument persuasively, and played with concentration, skill, confidence.... and graceful phrases.” NY Times.