PERSPECTIVE Concert Series: Cover Songs
Perspective is a unique concert series that celebrates the talent and diversity of the Bay Area’s finest musicians. Each concert presents a theme designed to entice performers to break away from their usual performance styles and pilot something new. Musicians are invited to compose and perform a few acoustic pieces for each show, creating a program that is entirely fresh and unique.
Tonight’s Perspective concert, titled “Cover Songs,” showcases five diverse musical groups interpreting songs from assorted genres. Using live loops and effects with saxophone and bass clarinet, Patrick Cress kicks off the program with simple, popular melodies in his own voice. Then Robin Eschner and Bill Horvitz (aka Tone Bent) perform earthy renditions of rock and folk tunes on guitar and vocals. Next up, Amber and Carey Lamprecht cover an eclectic mix of songs on oboe and violin. After a short intermission, Lisa Mezzacappa and Rob Ewing use bass and trombone to depict deconstructed pop arrangements by Michael Jackson, the Beach Boys and Björk. Amir and Omid Zoufonoun then tone it down with arrangements of famous Persian songs performed on classical guitar and vocals. And finally, Aaron Bennett closes the evening with Black Sabbath and Hindi film songs arranged for saxophones.
Patrick Cress: saxophone, bass clarinet
Robin Eschner: vocals
Bill Horvitz: vocals, guitar
Carey Lamprecht, violin
Amber Lamprecht: oboe
Lisa Mezzacappa: acoustic bass
Rob Ewing: trombone
Amir Zoufonoun: voice
Omid Zoufonoun: guitar
Aaron Bennett: saxophone
$12 – $15 admission. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Show at 8:00 pm.