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.
Cristian Fatu String Trio
Sunday, September 19, 2021, 3 p.m., Central Library Friends Room
CRISTIAN FATU is recognized as one of today’s most exciting young violinists, praised for his virtuosity, technique, and bright artistry. He has won prizes at more than twenty-five national and international violin competitions in his native Romania and abroad. Together with his String Trio, he will be performing a selection of classical music for violin.
Syrinx Reed Quintet
Sunday, October 17, 2021, 3 p.m., Central Library Friends Room
SYRINX REED QUINTET brings a new voice to the Southern California chamber music scene. Founded in 2018, Syrinx Quintet boasts a versatile and colorful combination of avid teaching artists with backgrounds from all across the nation, effectively communicating all music - from the Renaissance to contemporary and popular genres. Featuring Victoria Lee, oboe; Micah Wright, clarinet; Patrick Olmos, saxophone; Mathieu Girardet, bass clarinet; Jeffrey Wasik, bassoon.
Antonia Styczen, flute
Sunday, November 14, 2021, 3 p.m., Central Library Friends Room
Flutist Antonina Styczen, from Southern Poland, is a performer in classical, jazz, rock, and improvisatory idioms. She has appeared in unlikely spaces as a concerto soloist, and has created large-scale, crowd-sourced projects. A dynamic musician, she hopes to create projects for the flute that will change the perception of the classical soloist.
Amber Liao, piano
Sunday, February 20, 2022, 3 p.m., Central Library Friends Room
Brad Conroy, classical guitar
Sunday, April 24, 2022, 3 p.m., Central Library Friends Room
Agnes Gottschewski & Sonia Lee, Violin and Piano
POSTPONED, Virtual Program
Dances of Europe East and West: Music of Bartok, Kreisler, Gardel, Mendelssoh, Falla, and many more! A dynamic program of dance music such as tango, waltz, and folk dances of Spain, Italy, Romania, and Hungary.
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 email@example.com, or call (949) 717-3895 for questions.