Second Concert in "First Friday Concert Series" on May 2, 2014 At St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Benicia

Gordon Rowland, founder of the "First Fridays Concert Series", has lined up ViBO Simfani to perform this Friday, May 2nd at 7 PM at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Benicia, California.

Gordon Rowland, founder of the "First Fridays Concert Series", is the creating force behind this exciting series featuring classical guitar music. He has lined up many excellent soloists and ensembles to perform at the historic St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 120 East J Street in Benicia, California. This second concert in the series will feature ViBO Simfani and happens this Friday, May 2nd at 7 PM.

"By bridging the gap between musicians and venues I've served them both and made many friends. At first I was motivated by a desire to create a stage for musicians," says Gordon. "Opportunities for musicians and requests for repeat performances increased. Now I only hope pay it forward fast enough to run ahead of the wave of blessing welling up behind me."

World music at its best, ViBO Simfani bridges cultures from around the globe by fusing elements of classical, Latin jazz, and Brazilian styles such as Bossa Nova and Choro. The end result is romantic, fun and mystical all at once. With the sounds of violin, cello, guitar, percussion and vocals, ViBO Simfani brings new life to music from different cultures.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church offers the perfect venue for the intimacy of classical music. The redwood paneling offers a special warmth and acoustically helps the music resonate. The vaulted ceiling resembles an overturned boat, adding to the quaint atmosphere. Located off Main Street, there are plenty of excellent restaurants near to St. Paul's, so one may make a special night out first with fine food and then end the evening with fine music.

Tickets are available at the door. For questions about this or future concerts in the series, contact Gordon Rowland at 415-297-3542 or The website for the concert series is at

Tickets are also available at Good Stuff Music Store, 511 Main Street, Martinez, CA and St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 120 East J Street, Benicia (Tuesday through Friday, 9 AM-3 PM).