Solo Piano Concert at Chapel of the Chimes
An afternoon of relaxing solo piano music in a very beautiful setting by three composer/musicians. This venue also has an outstanding piano.
Joe Bongiorno info:
"Pure, honest & sincere"... words most commonly associated with the music of Seattle based pianist Joe Bongiorno. After abandoning his classical training as a child, Joe returned to the piano is his late 20's and discovered a wonderful channel of peace & emotional release. All of Joe's solo piano recordings are self produced at his private Piano Haven Studio, fullfilling his dream of producing world class recordings from his home, whenever the inspiration hits. Most recently, Joe's third solo piano CD "Somewhere Within" was released in 2007, receiving immediate acclaim and finding its way onto radio playlists all over the world. It was nominated for Best Solo Piano CD of 2007 by Whisperings Solo Piano Radio & Kathy Parson's Mainly Piano, as well as becoming a TOP 100 New Age Album at iTunes.
Louis Landon info:
Instrumental music is so powerful its interpretation is left to individual discretion as no two people hear music in exactly the same way. That composers intend their music to speak for itself is no accident, as excellence is a matter of intention. The most definitive bodies of instrumental music incorporate various influences that have evolved through the ages and resonate with sophisticated audiences in such a manner a wide variety of listeners embrace the emotional intent collectively.
Solo pianist and composer, Louis Landon from Chestnut Ridge, New York, has dedicated his life to music. His career has taken him around the world playing a variety of styles with some of the most recognized names in the entertainment industry. Yet, not long ago, Landon realized that his own music - the solo compositions that bring him so much joy and peace could surely bring joy and particularly peace to millions around the world who struggle to cope as unwitting witnesses to unnecessary destruction.
To further his efforts as a peacekeeper and one man making a difference, on June 2, 2008 Landon began recording and posting Improvs for Peace. He intends to continue doing Improvs for Peace until the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are over. Landon posts free downloads of the Improvs on the news section of his website: http://www.louislandon.com/news.php As of Dececember 1st, 2008, 92 Improvs have been created, over 7 hours of music! Improvs for Peace support Landon's fervent notion that music can bring peace to the world. Landon writes in his mission statement and the closing to all correspondence: Love and Peace Always and Everywhere.
Chapel of the Chimes
4499 Piedmont Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611
|Minimum Age: 7|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|