Friday, Septemeber 6th, 2019

An Evening with Hakan Tayga, Cellist

September 6th | 6PM to 9PM

Hakan Tayga, cellist, has attended Ithaca College, SUNY Purchase, and SUNY Binghamton for his musical education. His teachers have included Fritz Wallenberg, Inar Jeff Holm, Marion Feldman, Peter Wiley and Stephen Stalker. He has attended the Round Top International Music Festival, Music Mountain Chamber Festival, Spoleto Music Festival, Skaneateles Music Festival and The Congress of Strings. An avid chamber music collaborator, he has performed with Pej Reitz, the novo4tet, DeVere String Quartet, Chamber Music at the 92nd Street Y NYC, Bach Works NYC at Saint Pauls Church and many artists in the Central NY region.  Orchestras have included: Syracuse Symphony, Orchestra of Northern New York, Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Oneonta Symphony and Scranton Symphony Orchestra. Currently, Tayga-Hromek is the principal cellist with the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra.

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Light Jazz with Jeff Guevin & Taze Yanick

August 2nd | 6PM to 9PM

Jeff Guevin was born in Hawaii and grew up in California and Oregon.  He took up the double bass in high school, and studied music at Whitman College and Cornell University (where he received his A.B. in 1996). Since then, he has worked as a software developer in upstate NY and Ann Arbor, MI, moving to the Binghamton area in 2007. He has played locally with the Doug Beardsley Trio, the Mason Warrington Orchestra, Don Godfrey and Friends, Miles Ahead, Enerjee Jazz Trio, Swing Street Jazztet, and Nexus Trio. He now splits his time between Binghamton and NYC with his wife Anna, who is a philosophy professor at Brooklyn College, and their giant rabbit Snufkin.

Taze Yanick was born and raised in Seattle. He moved to Binghamton from Ohio to attend graduate school in philosophy at BU, where he got his M.A. He taught as an adjunct professor for a few semesters, then moved around some more, eventually landing again in Binghamton. He is active in several local musical communities, e.g., Adam Ate the Apple, Lutheran Skirts, and Salsa Libre, and he regularly attends poetry open mics. He is currently preparing to release an album of his original jazz compositions.

Friday, July 5th, 2019


July 5th | 6PM to 9PM

Performing on opening night, First Friday, July 5th from 6PM to 9PM, BCAC is pleased to present guest musicians, 3-D. Michele Gordon on Flute, Wendy Griffin on Oboe, and Gwen Beckman on piano joined forces in the fall of 2013 to form the group 3-D.  As longtime musicians in the Corning-Elmira Area, they were inspired by the idea of finding new music to perform with this particular blend of instruments.  All three instruments can be beautiful in their own right, but the blending of the three instruments together makes for a gorgeous and unique sound and as a result, the trio has quite a large following throughout the Southern Tier of NY.

3-D has performed in several concert series and private venues over the last few years, most recently for Thursday Morning Musicales and The Spotlight Spectacular, both held at the Elmira Clemens Center.