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Central Library Concert Series

The San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common is excited to announce the schedule for the Winter/Spring 2023 Concert Series.

Now in its 67th season, the Concert Series will commence 2023 with acclaimed pianist Tina Chong and baritone singer Travis Sherwood. The Series will also feature recitals by local and visiting artists from throughout Southern California, the Midwest, and Texas, and will conclude with San Diego Baroque, a virtuosic early music ensemble made up of accomplished local musicians. 

Central Library Concert Series programs are FREE and open to the public with first come, first served seating.

Please note: Dates and times vary this season, please check concert details carefully.

You will find additional information about these concerts on our Events Calendar.


Upcoming Concerts:

 

Tina Chong (piano) and Travis Sherwood (baritone)

Tina Chong & Travis Sherwood
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 | 6:30 pm | Neil Morgan Auditorium
 
To kick off the Winter/Spring 2023 Central Library Concert Series, SDSU faculty members and local artists Tina Chong (piano) and Travis Sherwood (baritone) will perform a program featuring Robert Schumann’s song cycle, Dichterliebe (A Poet’s Love), as well as piano works by Beethoven and Chopin.

Michelle Law and Phillip Dannels

Michelle Law & Phillip Dannels
Mosaic: An Exploration of Color in Music
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 6:30 pm | Neil Morgan Auditorium
 
Soprano Michelle Anne Law and pianist Phillip Dannels present a recital program exploring the vibrant palette of colors and textures used in classical music. Both musicians are synesthetes and experience music as both an aural and visual phenomenon, connecting music with color in the mind's eye. This recital explores their unique sensory experience of classical music for voice and piano.
 
Their concert will feature works by Chopin, Debussy, Duparc, Head, Korngold, Liszt, Verdi, and Wagner.
 
Please visit https://www.michellelawsoprano.com/mosaic for more information about the musicians and program.

The Latsos Duo in front of white piano

The Latsos Piano Duo
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 | 6:30 pm | Neil Morgan Auditorium
 
Giorgi Latso
Anna Fedorova-Latso
 
Recent winner of the Beverly Hills National Auditions, the Latsos Piano Duo has been praised for its “brilliance and stylistic insight” by Los Angeles Weekly. The Latsos will perform two and four hand piano works by Schubert, Chopin, Gershwin, Sousa-Latso, and more.

Iryna Krechkovsky and Sorah Myung

Iryna Krechkovsky & Sorah Myung
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 | 6:30 pm | Neil Morgan Auditorium
 
Iryna Krechkovsky, violinist for Trio Céleste, returns to the Central Library stage with violist Sorah Myung for a solo and duo program featuring works by Mozart, Barkauskas, Telemann, and Handel.

Matthew Coley

Matthew Coley
Une Soirée de Danses Colorées sur le Marimba
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 | 6:30 pm | Neil Morgan Auditorium
 
Last seen at SDPL as a member of the Heartland Marimba Quartet, Matthew Coley returns to the Central Library for a solo recital of works that demonstrate the impressive range of the marimba. Coley’s performance will feature works by Bizet, Stravinsky, White, Liszt, Fountain, Bach, Gardel, Shostakovich, and more.

Andrew Brownell

Andrew Brownell
Shades of Night
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 | 6:30 pm | Neil Morgan Auditorium
 
Brownell's piano recital will highlight Schubert’s Sonata in C minor, D. 958 as well as nocturnal-themed favorites from his forthcoming album, featuring works by Debussy, Chopin, Scriabin, and more.

San Diego Baroque

San Diego Baroque
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 | 6:30 pm | Neil Morgan Auditorium

The 2022-2023 season finale!

Isaac Allen & Pierre Joubert, violins  
Andrew Waid, viola  
Alex Greenbaum, cello  
Alison Luedecke, harpsichord

Italian Splendor: Instrumental and vocal works by Vivaldi, Handel and Corelli


Please browse our Encore Concert Series YouTube page for recordings of previous concert performances, and we plan to film and share a selection of concerts from our 2022-2023 Seasons.
 
 

The Central Library Concert Series has been a San Diego Public Library signature program since the 1950s and features local, national, and international 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. 

Artists and programs are subject to change.

Where: Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd. The Auditorium is across the courtyard from the 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. The Central Library is two blocks from the Park & Market trolley stop.