Bill Charlap spellbinds in Music Series

By: Soondos Mulla-ossman ~Staff Writer~ When Music Series Coordinator Polina Bespalko introduced Grammy Award winner Bill Charlap, she mentioned that the first word that came to mind when she heard his music was “refinement.” This image was proven true even before he began playing: He dressed in a suit and tie. Unlike most musicians before him, he had no listed program of the pieces he would be playing that Sunday afternoon. The moment he sat before the Steinway and Sons grand piano, he began playing. The audience mistook it for an actual piece and applauded when he finished—he was only … Continue reading Bill Charlap spellbinds in Music Series