Lunchtime Sessions: Music, Dance, and Storytelling in the Garden

Saturday, November 6, 2021, 12:00 pm
Saturday, November 6, 2021 - 12:00pm

Welcome back to campus for our new free program series “Lunchtime Sessions: Music, Dance, and Storytelling in the Garden.” Grab your favorite picnic blanket, bring your lunch, and join us as we come together to delight in the joy of live performance outside in our newly renovated garden. Lounge on the lawn, discover a new favorite artist, catch up with friends and family, and enjoy our picturesque garden setting during this brand new program series at OMCA. 

Lunchtime Sessions are free and open to the public; tickets and reservations are not required. Food and beverages are not included. In order to maintain safety for all guests and staff, capacity may be limited. Please review our Safe Community Agreements in advance of your visit. 

Limited food and beverage offerings are available in our cafe, Town Fare. We encourage you to bring your own lunch and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy.

About This Week's Artist:

Rebecca Kleinmann Quartet

Rocketing and flowing between intricate Brazilian music, original genre-bending compositions and music by jazz giants like McCoy Tyner, Freddie Hubbard and Chick Corea, the Rebecca Kleinmann Ensemble brings vibrancy and joy to audiences with every piece of music on their performances. Virtuosity and diversity define the players who all honor and serve music at the center of their lives. 

Rebecca, a natural improviser with a rich international career, uses highly-tuned musical instincts to deliver heartfelt melodies and shape intriguing solos, her playing informed by immersion in the cultures of jazz, Spain, Brazil and beyond. Masterful pianist Tammy Hall's soulfulness permeates the  sound of the group with her "rich, emotional quality that is evident on everything she does." (Marian McParthland). Versatile bassist and composer Aaron Germain contributes his depth of musical knowledge, attention to detail and beautiful groove to the mix. Master drummer Sylvia Cuenca is active on the New York jazz scene, constantly on stage with musical legends who value her creative, swinging and magnificent playing. Will Martins aka Paçoca, native to Brazil, is an outstanding percussionist with his profound sense of time and deep knowledge of Brazilian rhythms. Special guest vocalist Tiffany Austin is simultaneously deeply rooted and inventive with her classy yet irreverent vocal expressions. 

Rebecca Kleinmann, flutes and vocals, Tammy Hall, keyboard, Aaron Germain, bass, Sylvia Cuenca, drums, special guests: Tiffany Austin, vocals, Will Martins, percussion 

More information at rebeccakleinmann.com