Each summer, the San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common commences a new concert season and publishes the schedule for the Fall Concert Series. This series has been a San Diego Public Library signature event since the 1950s and features local, national, and international chamber musicians.
2020-21 is the 65th season of the Concert Series, and we hope to share live, free music events with our community again as soon as it is possible. In the meantime, we are pleased to announce our Encore Concert Series. These are library performances from 1998-2002 that we have digitized so that we may offer free access to them online.
In celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday in 2020, Encore Editions will include a selection of performances of beloved works by Beethoven performed by solo and chamber musicians. Recordings will be uploaded to the Library's YouTube Channel on a regular basis throughout the fall, as well as to the Concert Series webpage. Please enjoy these Encore Editions of excerpts and full concert presentations from our archives.
The Odeum Guitar Duo
Robert Wetzel and Fred Benedetti, classical guitarists
Filmed on April 8, 2001 at the San Diego Central Library, this performance includes works by Ferdinando Carulli, Tomaso Albinoni, Franz Liszt, Antonio Soler, Isaac Albeniz, and Fernando Sor.
A Beethoven Celebration: Selections from Central Library Concert Series Programs
Päivikki Nykter and Cynthia Darby perform Violin Sonata no. 8 in G Major, Op. 30, no. 3 (October 8, 2000)
Kristine Wei performs Piano Sonata in C Major, Op. 53, "Waldstein" (September 24, 2000)
The Bendetsky/Surina/Babayeva Trio perform Piano Trio in G major Op. 121a "Kakadu Variations" (October 24, 1999)