The Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common is pleased to announce a summer 2019 concert mini-series! These programs will feature a little something for everyone: Classical music chamber ensembles, jazz from multiple eras, toe-tapping tunes, original compositions, and, returning this year for our summer finale, the Toy Piano Festival, in partnership with UC San Diego Library. As always, all concerts are free and open to the public.
Sundays at 2:30 p.m. in the Neil Morgan Auditorium unless otherwise noted
Programs and artists are subject to change.
Community Concerts: Hausmann Living Room Program
Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 2 - 3 p.m. | Neil Morgan Auditorium
The Living Room Program encourages active music making in San Diego. This free classical chamber music concert will feature performances by multiple adult amateur ensembles. *Please note that this concert starts at 2:00 p.m.*
Gregory Page: Live on the Library Stage
Sunday, June 23, 2019 | 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. | Neil Morgan Auditorium
Gregory Page is an eclectic, prolific, genre-bending performing songwriter, balladeer, international touring and recording artist, film maker, art activist, music producer, and published poet. Together with Sky Ladd, an accomplished pianist and composer, this duo will capture their world travels through the timely timeless music of Gregory Page, an artist like none other.
The Matt Smith Jazz Trio
Sunday, July 7, 2019 | 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. | Neil Morgan Auditorium
Matthew Elton Smith brings his own compositions and drumming along San Diego staples Rob Thorsen on bass and Louis Valenzuela on guitar. Together this group shares long history of friendship, and musicality that is sure to perk up the ears of any listener.
Sunday, August 18, 2019 | 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. | Neil Morgan Auditorium
The Garners are a string jazz trio with vocals specializing in gypsy jazz and classics from the 1930's & 40's, as well as the Bebop Era. If Django Reinhardt, Irving Berlin, and Charlie Parker suite your fancy, then get ready for this lively concert featuring a variety of great jazz music!
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.
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.