Sunday Musicale performance

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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.

 


string trio

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


Syrinx Reed Quintet

Syrinx Quintet

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.


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. 


photo Hannah Artista Photography

TC4 Saxophone Quartet

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

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. 


Brad ConroyBrad 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:

2020-21 Season

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

2019-20 Season

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 Video

 2018-19 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

2017-18 Season

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

2016-17 Season

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 tsanchez@newportbeachca.gov, or call (949) 717-3895 for questions.