Bing Music Series in the Atrium
WEDNESDAY JULY 1, 12:30PM
MIMI DYE & FRIENDS — World Music
Mimi Dye and Friends bring a concert of swingin' Gypsy Jazz, uplifting Original Compositions, and lifting Bossa Nova standards to the atrium. Join us for music inspired by the great Jazz violinist Stephane Grapelli, the infectious rhythms of Brazil and Cape Verde, and the genius of Jobim, performed by a wonderful acoustic jazz trio of viola, guitar, and bass.
FRIDAY JULY 3, 12:30PM
ERIC SHIFRIN & THE IN CROWD — American Popular Music
Celebrate the 4th of July with a brief history of American Popular Music. Roots in Patriotic Songs, Gospel, and Blues. Major innovations and composers will be highlighted as the band performs music developed through Ragtime, Swing, and Jazz. Enjoy a wide variety of fun, important compositions that combine to make the unique body of work that are part of the American Experience.
WEDNESDAY JULY 8, 12:30PM
PORTOLA TRIO — Classical Music
The Portola Trio will feature the popular Dvorak Piano Trio No. 4 "Dumky" as well as a piano solo, the Chopin Polonaise-Fantasie in A-flat Major, Op. 61. William Joo, violin; Stephanie Wu, cello; Christine McLeavey Payne, piano.
FRIDAY JULY 10, 12:30PM
BILLY PACKARD TRIO — The Music of Italy
Billy got his first mandolin when he was a teenager and began studying Italian music with several senior Italian immigrant mandolin players, truly learning the music from its source. Joining him is piano great Jack Bowers and bass wizard Steve Larkin. This concert will cover Italian songs, arias, and folk tunes. Ciao!
WEDNESDAY JULY 15, 12:30PM
ROB HART — 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 JULY 17, 12:30PM
HUGO WAINZINGER LATIN REVIEW — Latin Music
If you are a fan of great Latin Music, you are in for a treat. If you are not familiar with the music here is the perfect concert to get acquainted with this beautiful, passionate genre expertly performed by Hugo Wainzinger and his band. They will take you on a musical journey through Latin America and South America playing rumbas, tangos, ballads, and more!
WEDNESDAY JULY 22, 12:30PM
FETE MUSETTE — Music of Paris and the French Countryside
Love the Louvre - but searching for traditional music of the French countryside as well? Fête Musette will take you to pre-jazz Paris, as well as introduce you to the irregular rhythms of Alsace, the raucous bourrées of Auvergne and Berry, and the ancient Celtic part of France, Brittany. Of course we have the accordion, as well as fiddle, hurdy gurdy, (vielle à roue), dulcimer, and guitar. Gary Breitbard, Jena Rauti, Peter Tommerup, Karl Franzen, and Sarah Kirton are longtime friends and performers, playing French music for fun and dances. Join us for an irrepressible performance of tunes, songs, and dance demonstrations.
FRIDAY JULY 24, 12:30PM
DAHNA RUDIN & FRIENDS — Classical Music
Dahna Rudin and Friends will perform classical music from composers Mozart, Haydn, Boccherini, and Tchaikovsky. The ensemble is made up from some of the finest classical musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dahna Rudin and guest artists will join in a delightful hour of superb music selections.
WEDNESDAY JULY 29, 12:30PM
CROSSING BORDERS — Contemporary Jazz
Crossing Borders is an international jazz group led by the heralded Canadian jazz vocalist/pianist Jennifer Scott and S.F. Bay Area saxophonist Kristen Strom who is well-known for her melodic, engaging style. Their music is cool and smoky, intimate and fiery, swinging and soulful.
FRIDAY JULY 31, 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.