The San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common is pleased to announce the upcoming schedule for the Fall 2019 Central Library Concert Series. Touring ensembles, acclaimed local San Diego musicians, and a spotlight on piano trios are just a few of the highlights awaiting our audiences. In addition, the Toy Piano Festival returns this year to lead into the series--a family-friendly annual event hosted in partnership with UC San Diego Library. Since 1955, the Central Library Fall Concert Series has hosted chamber music concerts and it continues to be one of the longest running concert series in the City. All performances are free, open to the public, and last approximately one hour.
Sundays at 2:30 p.m. in the Neil Morgan Auditorium unless otherwise noted
Programs and artists are subject to change.
UC San Diego Library’s Toy Piano Festival
Sunday, September 15, 2019 | 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. | Neil Morgan Auditorium
This FREE UC San Diego Library/San Diego Central Library event will feature new works for toy piano and selections from The “Cat in the Hat Songbook.” Hosted by Scott Paulson and featuring guest artists.
Me Kolme Trio
Sunday, September 29, 2019 | 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. | Neil Morgan Auditorium
Robert Zelickman, clarinet; Päivikki Nykter, violin and viola; and Mari Kawamura, piano.
San Diego-based Me Kolme Trio will open the Fall 2019 Concert Series and perform works by Mozart, Milhaud, and Khachaturian.
Tina Chong, piano
Sunday, October 6, 2019 | 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. | Neil Morgan Auditorium
“Banchan: A Feast of Miniatures”
Pianist Tina Chong is a sought-after recitalist and chamber musician who currently serves on faculty at San Diego State University and plays regularly with the San Diego Symphony. Her program will include works by Mozart, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, and more.
Sunday, October 20 | 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. | Neil Morgan Auditorium
Robert Schumitzky, violin; Erin Breene, cello; and Ines Irawati, piano.
The Aviara Trio has made an indelible impression on the musical landscape of Southern California for the past decade. Their performance will include Beethoven’s Piano Trio Op. 11 “Gassenhauer” and Brahms’ Piano Trio Op. 87.
Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. | Neil Morgan Auditorium
Elizabeth Howard, Karl Soukup, and John Wilds, Trumpets; Barry Toombs, Horn; Eric Starr, Trombone; and Bryan Smith, Tuba.
Westwind Brass, San Diego’s premiere brass sextet and faculty Ensemble-in-Residence at San Diego State University, charts a new course featuring original works for brass. Experience the artistry of San Diego's finest brass chamber ensemble performing works of power and beauty that showcase the brilliance of brass.
Vieness Piano Duo
Sunday, November 24, 2019 | 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. | Neil Morgan Auditorium
"Journey Through the Ages"
Eva Schaumkell and Vijay Venkatesh
Los Angeles-based piano duo Eva Schaumkell and Vijay Venkatesh has enthralled audiences in their electric and captivating performances of a wide range of repertoire. Vieness will perform solo and four-hand works by Schubert, Barber, Brahms, and more.
Credit: Mark Roemisch
Sunday, December 8, 2019 | 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. | Neil Morgan Auditorium
Anna Williams, violin; Mikhail Veselov, cello; and Eri Nakamura, piano.
The Neave Trio, Alumni Artists and Ensemble in Residence of the Longy School of Music of Bard College, return to San Diego to conclude the Fall Series. In celebration on their upcoming album, Her Voice, the Neave Trio will performs works by four distinguished female composers.
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.