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 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.
Violin and Piano
Sunday, September 19, 2021, 3 p.m., Central Library Friends Room
Internationally acclaimed and award-winning concert violinist, Cristian Fatu, performs along with pianist Evangeliya Delizonas-Khukhua, both of whom have performed under prestigious conductors worldwide. NBTV Video
Syrinx Reed 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
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.
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, 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 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.
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. View the performance video archives.
Please note: If you are a musician or part of an ensemble interested in performing in our 2022-23 season, please send bio information and performance video links to Terry Sanchez at email@example.com, or call (949) 717-3895 for questions.