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Central Library Concert Series

The San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common is pleased to announce upcoming live and virtual performances for the Fall 2021 Concert Series. This series has been a San Diego Public Library signature program since the 1950s and features local, national, and international chamber musicians.

2021-22 is the 66th season of the Concert Series, and we look forward to sharing free music events with our community once again! The Fall Series will include both virtual and live performances, with a goal of scheduling additional live performances for the Winter/Spring Series. Event announcements will be added throughout the season, so please check this page as well as our Events Calendar for concert information.

To watch more performances from the comfort of home, please visit our Encore Concert Series link. These are library performances from 1998-2002 that we have digitized so that we may offer free access to them online.

Please note: Masks are required for unvaccinated patrons. Seating will be limited, please register in advance. Remaining reserved spaces will be released to the waitlist or walk-ups at 6:25pm (five minutes prior to the event start time). Please practice social distancing in the performance space.


Camarada trio

The Camarada Trio
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 | 6:30 p.m. | Neil Morgan Auditorium | Register here
Beth Ross Buckley,flute; Travis Maril, viola; Elena Mashkovtseva, harp
Joie de Vivre
Musique in the French style!  The centerpiece of this program is the beloved Sonata by Debussy. Even more musical Joie de Vivre is featured on this program with Faure’s Fantasie for flute and harp, Durand’s Premiere Valse, Ibert’s Deux Interludes  and Debussy’s Les Chansons de Bilitis for trio.

Encore Editions

Encore Concert Series Archive
San Diego Public Library's YouTube channel | Encore Edition playlist link
In celebration of the 65th anniversary of the Central Library Concert Series in 2020, the San Diego Central Library created the Encore Concert Series. Library performances filmed between 1998-2002 have been digitized so that our community has free access to them online. Access to the entire collection is available on the San Diego Public Library's YouTube page.
To celebrate Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday in 2020, "Encore Editions" includes a selection of performances of beloved works by Beethoven performed by solo and chamber musicians.

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 are held 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: 9th Floor Shiley Events Suite or Neil Morgan Auditorium (please check specific concert date for location). 330 Park Blvd. The Auditorium is across the courtyard from the Central Library entrance.

When: Tuesdays at 6:30 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 public spaces within walking distance of the library.