Sunday Afternoon at the Central Library
The Newport Beach Public Library hosts outstanding classical and instrumental music and performers throughout the year. The hour-long Sunday Musicales are held on Sundays at 3 p.m. in the Friends Meeting Room at the Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach. Funding is graciously donated by the Newport Beach Friends of the Library. Free admission.
If you missed a Sunday Musicale, you may be able to view it on NBTV streaming video.
Violin and Piano Duo
Sunday, September 19, 2021, 3 p.m., Central Library Friends Room
One of California’s finest string trios, the New Los Angeles String Trio is comprised of award winning musicians Cristian Fatu, violin, Ariana Solotoff, viola and Shaul Kofler, cello. Hailing from Romania, United and Israel, classical music is transformed in their hands into a contemporary, relatable and moving experience. NBTV Video
Sunday, October 17, 2021, 3 p.m., Central Library Friends Room
Formed in 2018, the Syrinx Quintet won the acclaimed Beverly Hills Auditions in 2019. The ensemble delights audiences with their eclectic repertoire, thoughtful programming, and lively performance style. Recent work has spanned from Rameau and Mozart to modern-day composers such as Rutledge and Mellits. NBTV Video
Flute and Piano Duo
Sunday, November 14, 2021, 3 p.m., Central Library Friends Room
Womankind Music for flute and piano, is a contribution to the legacy of female composers. You will hear music from around the world - from traditional folk to Western classical music. NBTV Video
TC4 Saxophone Quartet **CANCELED**
Sunday, January 23, 2022, 3 p.m., Central Library Friends Room
The saxophone quartet TC4 will delight with music pieces by diverse composers that stretch the sax to its utmost limits, referencing American and South American styles, Vaudeville, Brazilian, a blending of Bach’s canons and fugues with Blues horns. Featuring Andrew Harrison, Jacob Hallman, Dr. Isaac López and Robert Alexander.
Amber Liao, piano
Sunday, February 20, 2022, 3 p.m., Central Library Friends Room
Pianist Amber Yiu-Hsuan Liao presents a concert of miniatures—each movement is only a few minutes long, each its own universe macrocosm, and together they form a fascinating journey. Featuring music by Schumann, Mompou, Janacek and the original compositions by the pianist herself.
Latsos Piano Duo
Sunday, March 20, 2022, 3 p.m., Central Library Friends Room
The Latsos Piano Duo, recent winner of the Beverly Hills National Auditions, has been praised for its “brilliance and stylistic insight” by Los Angeles Weekly. They have performed and recorded a number of unusual and largely unknown treasures from the duo-piano repertoire, including all the Schubert duets and duos.
Brad Conroy, classical guitar
Sunday, April 24, 2022, 3 p.m., Central Library Friends Room
Brad Conroy is a versatile guitarist, performer, and educator who specializes in the art and scholarship of the classical guitar. Brad performs from a diverse repertoire which begins at the Renaissance and goes through to the 21st century, often including his own compositions, improvisations, and new works which have been dedicated to him.
Piano and Cello
Sunday, May 29, 2022, 3 p.m., Central Library Friends Room
Hannah Yi (piano) and Francisco Vila (cello) are excited share the music written beautifully for the cello and the piano. Each sonata, the Poulenc and the Beethoven both demonstrate gorgeous musical lines and dramatic highlights. Written centuries apart they both encompass the collaborative nature that truly shows the playful banter between the cello and the piano.
If you would like to view previous series, you can watch the broadcasts online:
Andrew Harrison & Jason Lo: September 20, NBTV Video
Three Cellists: November 15, NBTV Video
ACE Trio Holiday Concert: December 13, NBTV Video
Hun Lee: January 10, NBTV Video
Vieness Piano Duo: November 17, NBTV Video
AlmaNova: December 15, NBTV Video
Duo Art: January 12, NBTV Video
Susan Greenberg & Cristina Montes Mateo: February 23, NBTV Video
Ryan Whyman: June 21, NBTV Video
Aristides Rivas: July 19, NBTV Video2018-19 Season
Soul Language: September 23, NBTV Video
Bessmeltseva and Nogueira: October 21, NBTV Video
Ashley Kim: November 18, NBTV Video
ACE Trio: January 13, NBTV Video
Brian Cross & Jesus Palominos: February 24, NBTV Video
Rigby Jones & Martin Borsanyi: March 17, NBTV Video
Dale Fielder Jazz Quartet: April 7, NBTV Video
Almer Imamovic & Till Richter: May 19, NBTV Video
Four Hands One Piano: September 24, NBTV Video
Playdate: October 22, NBTV Video
Ines Thomé and Mann-Wen Lo: January 28, NBTV Video
Viklarbo Chamber Ensemble: February 25, NBTV Video
Cristina Montes Mateo: March 25, NBTV Video
Dalí Ensemble L.A.: April 22, NBTV Video
City of Angeles Saxophone Quartet: May 20, NBTV Video
Quintessential Winds: January 29, NBTV Video
Esther & Joanna Lee: February 26, NBTV Video
Helix Collective: April 23, NBTV video
Black Canary Strings: May 21, NBTV video
Sunday Musicales at the Central Library are free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served, limited by room capacity of 200. Funding is graciously donated by the Friends of the Library.
Please note: If you are a musician or part of an ensemble interested in performing in our 2021-22 season, please send bio information and performance video links to Terry Sanchez at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (949) 717-3895 for questions.