Sunday Afternoon at the Central Library
Enjoy a Sunday afternoon listening to a variety of talented musicians who perform at the Library's monthly Sunday Musicales. These special programs are funded by the Friends of the Library and filmed by NBTV. Streaming video can be found by using the links below or visiting the City of Newport Beach website NBTV listings.
Sunday, September 23, 2018, 3 p.m., Central Library Friends Room
Bridging the gap between Bossa Nova, Samba and the joyous and uplifting folklore of Brazilian contemporary music in an intimate trio setting. NBTV Video
Piano & Guitar Duo: Bessmeltseva and Nogueira
Sunday, October 21, 2018, 3 p.m., Central Library Friends Room
Repertoire of 19th-century music originally written for classical guitar and piano, including music from composers Giuliani, Carulli, and Diabelli. NBTV Video
Ashley Kim, Cello
Sunday, November 18, 2018, 3 p.m., Central Library Friends Room
Cellist Ashley Kim, the graduate of Juilliard School, performs a wide range of different styles of well-known cello music from Handel to Ennio Morricone.
Sunday, January 13, 2019, 3 p.m., Central Library Friends Room
Based in Los Angeles, ACE Trio is a classical modern ensemble rapidly distinguishing itself as one of the newest leading groups of its generation.
Guitar Duo: Brian Cross & Jesus Palominos
Sunday, February 24, 2019, 3 p.m., Central Library Friends Room
Guitarists Brian Cross and Jesus Palominos perform a repertoire of Latin American works from Argentina, Cuba, Mexico and Brazil.
Rigby Jones, Mezzo Soprano
Sunday, March 17, 2019, 3 p.m., Central Library Friends Room
Rigby Jones and pianist Martin Borsanyi perform a dynamic, dramatic program from the European cabaret tradition, centered on the favorite works of Weill and Piaf.
Dale Fielder Jazz Quartet
Sunday, April 7, 2019, 3 p.m., Central Library Friends Room
For over 20 years, the Dale Fielder Quartet has been a part of the jazz scene in SoCal and across the country. Fielder plays baritone sax and performs his own original compositions. The quartet includes Jane Getz on piano, Bill Markus on bass, and Thomas White on drums.
Almer Imamovic & Till Richter, Guitar & percussion duo
Sunday, May 19, 2019, 3 p.m., Central Library Friends Room
This duo will take you on a musical journey from Spain to the Balkans with original compositions, arrangements of folk songs and their spin on tunes from the jazz, rock and classical genres.
If you would like to view previous series, you can watch the broadcasts online:
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: Our 2018-19 season is now set. If you are a musician or part of a classical ensemble interested in performing for our 2019-20 season, please send bio information and performance video links to Terry Sanchez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (949) 717-3800.