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The Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common is pleased to announce the schedule and musicians for the Fall 2018 Concert Series. These free, live performances began in the mid-1950s and over the decades has expanded to celebrate local chamber ensembles as well as guest ensembles from throughout California, the United States, and the world.
Fall 2018 Concert Series
(Programs and artists are subject to change.)

Photo of Hutchins Consort

Hutchins Consort
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Beth Folsom, soprano violin; Pete Jacobson, tenor violin; Erin Breene, alto violin; Tim McNalley, contrabass; Joe McNalley, bass; Alex Greenbaum, baritone violin. Directed by Joe McNalley.
San Diego’s own Hutchins Consort will open the Fall Series with performances of Bartok’s Romanian Dances and other Romani works. The Hutchins Consort plays on scaled violins designed and built by luthier Dr. Carleen Hutchins.

Photo of Hausmann QuartetPhoto of  Westwind Brass

SDSU Chamber Music Showcase
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Westwind Brass, the Hausmann Quartet, and SDSU student audition winners.
SDSU School of Music and Dance, Arts Alive SDSU, and the Central Library present a chamber music showcase featuring top student ensembles representing the string, piano, wind, and brass chamber music programs at the school. Student chamber ensembles will perform side by side with mentors and ensembles in residence, the Hausmann Quartet and Westwind Brass. The program features chamber music repertoire spanning the centuries and is a celebration of SDSU’s strong commitment to the art of chamber music.
Arts Alive SDSU is a campus-wide initiative designed to provide opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and the public to engage in transformational arts interactions as part of an arts-rich, robust, educational community.

Photos of Lori Bell, Adan Provencio, and Rob Thorsen

From Bach to Bebop
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Lori Bell, flute; Adan Provencio, flute; Rob Thorsen, double bass
Lori Bell’s trio will present Bach’s Inventions arranged for two flutes as well as Jazz and Bebop improvisations with flute and bass.

Photos of Iisun Yang and Xian Zhou

Jisun Yang & Xian Zhuo
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Violinist Jisun Yang and cellist Xian Zhuo, both members of the San Diego Symphony, return to the library’s stage to present works by Kodály and Ravel.

Photos of Opera Exposed! and Ines Irawati

Opera Exposed! directed by Ines Irawati
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Opera Exposed! is a community engagement concert series featuring San Diego Opera's Young Artist Training Program members. These exceptional young artists bring engaging and exciting performances of dramatically charged excerpts from operatic repertoire throughout San Diego. Indonesian pianist and coach Ines Irawati is Music and Artistic Director.

Photo of Courtly Noyse

Courtly Noyse
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Jay Sacks, Vickie Jenkins, John Cassaboom, Sandra Stram, Steve Hendricks, Laury Flora, and Lissette Ryan.
Courtly Noyse invites you to a unique holiday concert. Singing and performing on reproductions of period instruments, the audience will be treated to an intriguing assortment of European Yuletide music spanning the 13th through 17th centuries. Costumes and ancient instruments add a delightful visual dimension to the varied and captivating sounds of Medieval and Renaissance times.

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 Blvd. The Auditorium is across the courtyard from the Central 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 public spaces within walking distance of the library.


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