Sunday Musicale performance

Sunday Musicales

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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.


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 QuintetSyrinx 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.

antonina styczen

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

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 GottschewskiSonia Lee

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:

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, or call (949) 717-3895 for questions.