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 Room at the Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach. If you missed a Sunday Musicale, you may be able to view it on NBTV streaming video.
Sunday, September 24: Four Hands One Piano
Piano duo Dr. Marina Grozdanovic and Dr. Lucy Nargizyan will perform an amazing repertoire of classical duets.
Sunday, October 22: Playdate
Playdate was formed for the 47th International Horn Symposium, in Los Angeles, as a celebration of the deep pool of female talent who contribute to today’s LA horn sound.
Sunday, November 19: Duo Deak de Castera
Pianist Zachary Deak and violist Virginie d'Avezac de Castera perform a classical repertoire, fine-tuned from their many years of concerts in Paris, London, Morocco and other international cities.
Sunday, January 28: Guitar & Violin Duo: Ines Thomé and YuEun Kim
East meets west as Korean Violinist YuEun Kim and German guitarist Ines Thomé untangle melodies by Paganini, Morricone, De Falla, Piazzolla and others.
Sunday, February 25: Viklarbo Chamber Ensemble
Founded in 1987 by Maria Newman (violin/viola) and Wendy Prober (piano), the core performers in this critically acclaimed flexible ensemble of strings, winds, piano, and voice, Viklarbo brings their spontaneity and passion to traditional classics and 21st century classics in the making.
Sunday, March 25: Rolf Haas, violin & Miki Aoki, piano
Violinist Rolf Haas and pianist Miki Aoki perform Schumann: Phantasie in C major, Opus 131, and Gershwin (arr. Heifetz): Porgy and Bess Suite, together with piano works by Dowland, Handel, and Chopin.
Sunday, April 22: Dalí Ensemble L.A.
The Dalí Ensemble L.A. - Catherine Del Russo, oboe, Christopher Ahn, cello, and Kirstin Fife, violin - strives to present recitals that are educational, diverse, and entertaining, locally and beyond.
Sunday, May 20: City of Angels Saxophone Quartet
The City of Angels Saxophone Quartet, with a wide and varied repertoire developed and seasoned over time, constantly seeks new ways to connect with audiences by focusing on the human stories behind the music that they perform.
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: We have booked all musical programs through the end of 2017. If you are a musician or part of a classical ensemble interested in performing, please contact Andrea Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org