Bing Music Series in the Atrium
FRIDAY MAY 1, 1:00
MIMI DYE & FRIENDS — Classical Music
Join us for a delightful, musical afternoon with favorite selections from the classical repertoire, featuring works by Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart and Dohnanyi. Mimi Dye, prominent American violist, composer and Director of Topaz, will be joined by violinist, Alex Eisenberg, Director of Capriccio Music, and cellist, Peter Gelfand, principal cellist of Symphony Silicon Valley. Come to the concert and be inspired and uplifted by this beautiful music and the excellence of these master musicians! NOTE SPECIAL 1pm START TIME!
WEDNESDAY MAY 6, 12:30
FRISKY FROLICS — Tin Pan Alley
In today’s music industry, the fear of obsolescence exerts a powerful influence unless you’re the Frisky Frolics. With a ukulele-driven program of Tin Pan Alley-era classics the quartet revels in the outdated, dusty gems from our grandparents’ 78 rpm record collections.
FRIDAY MAY 8, 12:30
SERENO SAXOPHONE QUARTET — Classical to Modern Arrangements
Relax and listen to the colorful, rhythmic passages of the Sereno Saxophone Quartet. The distinct voices of each of the individual saxophones, from soprano to baritone, can be clearly heard, while skillfully blended into a cohesive unit. The versatility of the ensemble allows a wide variety of compositions to be played, dating from the 19th century and before, to modern classical styled works and jazz. Be sure not to miss this unique event!
WEDNESDAY MAY 13, 12:30
HOT CLUB PACIFIC — American Songbook
Two virtuoso guitars and one bass make for a potent trio when Hot Club Pacific bring their great selection of American Songbook and forays into Gypsy Jazz to the atrium. Their debut appearance in the Bing Music Series was so well-received the requests to have them back as soon as possible filled the comments page. Here they are! These guys are a lot of fun, superb musicians and guaranteed to bring smiles.
FRIDAY MAY 15, 12:30
BROCELIANDE — Celtic/Early Music
Broceliande presents Songs of the Season.They will perform selections to celebrate the Spring season as well as some fresh new material from the Courts, Castles and Countrysides of Olde Europe and the British Isles.
WEDNESDAY MAY 20, 12:30
RHYTHM ROUNDUP — Western Swing, Country, and Bluegrass.
Rhythm Roundup is an acoustic band of musicians who have performed at many festivals and events.They play danceable, toe-tapping, hand-clapping rhythms in bluegrass, western swing, swing jazz, and cowboy styles. It’s hard to sit still when Rhythm Roundup comes to town! Richard Brooks, lead fiddle; Chip Curry, vocals, banjo, mandolin, guitar, and second fiddle. Michael Schwartz, vocals and lead guitar; Sam Morocco, bass.
FRIDAY MAY 22, 12:30
JOHN WORLEY, JR. — Tribute to Chet Baker
This concert will pay tribute to the music of jazz giant Chet Baker. Flugelhorn Artist John Worley Jr. is adept at a multitude of styles, he has played with many national and international artists in Canada, Europe, Central and North America. Combining great technique with potent lyricism, Worley has created a unique sound. His music touches on all corners of the Americas, riding a world chart of bop, straight ahead jazz, tango, Afro-Cuban and more.
WEDNESDAY MAY 27, 12:30
VISSION LATINA — Latin Music
Vission Latina will really heat up the Atrium when they bring their music to Stanford Hospital. These virtuoso musicians have all played with some of the finest Latin music performers on the scene and now they come together to share their musical vision – Vission Latina!
FRIDAY MAY 29, 12:30
HEARTSTRINGS — The Music of Italy
Heartstrings 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!