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Central Library Concert Series

60th Anniversary Season!
Fall 2015 Concert Series

All concerts are held on Sundays at 2:30 p.m. in the Neil Morgan Auditorium, unless otherwise noted
(Programs and artists are subject to change)

Villa Musica Summer Orchestra

September 11 - Villa Musica Summer Orchestra

8:00 p.m., Shiley Special Events Suite, 9th Floor

Join us for the first concert of the season and our "opening weekend!"

The Villa Musica Summer Orchestra's performance will feature:

Beethoven - Overture to Fidelio, Op.72
Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op.90, "Italian"
John Williams - Suite from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Ian Tordella September 13 - The Ian Tordella Group

Ian Tordella (saxophone), Bobby Cressey (organ), Joey Carano (guitar),
Benjamin Wanicur (upright bass), Charles Weller (drums)

Top San Diego jazz performers will perform original works and jazz standards

DuettoSeptember 20 - Duetto

Bernardo Bermudez (baritone), Victoria Robertson (soprano), with Vernon Snyder (piano)

Featuring musical theatre and operatic duets

Lori Bell  Mikan Zlatkovich

October 4 - Lori Bell (flute) and Mikan Zlatkovich (piano)

Featuring American songbook standards, originals, and Brazilian compositions

MandoBasso October 11 - MandoBasso

Gunnar Biggs (bass), Bill Bradbury (mandolin)

New compositions and arrangements of traditional music, classical music, jazz, and ragtime.

Nicolas Reveles October 18 - Opera Exposed! hosted by Nicolas Reveles

Opera Exposed! singers return to the Central Library with a program of arias and ensembles by composers Handel, Mozart, Puccini, Bizet, Gershwin, and more.

Jessie Chang  Formosa Quartet

October 25* - Jessie and Friends

Jessie Chang (piano) with Jasmine Lin (violin), Wayne Lee (violin), Che-Yen Chen (viola), Ru-Pei Yeh (cello)

Acclaimed pianist Jessie Chang joins the award-winning Formosa Quartet for a special event presented by the San Diego Library Foundation, San Diego Public Library, and the Friends of the Central Library. Ms. Chang and the Formosa Quartet will perform works by Mozart and Brahms. This performance will include a short intermission.

* Seating is limited for this concert, please RSVP.

Matthew EnnisNovember 15 - Matthew Ennis (saxophone)

Mr. Ennis returns with a concert of original, contemporary, and classical pieces that showcase the full range of the saxophone.

Gustavo Romero November 22 - Gustavo Romero (piano)

Dallas-based San Diego native and internationally renowned pianist makes his Central Library debut.

Pacific Coast Chorale

December 13 - Pacific Coast Chorale

Directed by Jim Tompkins-MacLaine
Shiley Special Events Suite, 9th floor

Fall Series finale. A performance of holiday music for the whole family! This performance will include an intermission.

The Concert Series is made possible by the Friends of the Central Library, the San Diego Public Library matching fund program, the San Diego Library Foundation, and public and private donations. All programs are FREE and open to the public. Most Concert Series programs are approximately one hour long with no intermission and, unless otherwise noted, are held at 2:30 p.m. in the Neil Morgan Auditorium at the Central Library, 330 Park Blvd., downtown in East Village, San Diego. For more information, call the Central Library's Art, Music and Recreation Section at 619-236-5800.

  • Where: Neil Morgan Auditorium, 330 Park Boulevard. The Auditorium is across the courtyard from the library entrance.
  • When: Sundays at 2:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Programs usually last one hour with no intermission.
  • Cost: Programs are free and open to the public.
  • Parking: Two hours of free parking with validation are available at the library, and additional parking is available at thousands of public spaces within walking distance of the library.

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