Central Library Concert Series

Fall 2016 Concert Series Schedule

All concerts are held on Sundays at 2:30 p.m. in the Neil Morgan Auditorium unless otherwise noted.
(Programs and artists are subject to change.)

Trio Camino

December 4, 2016: Trio Camino

Michael Nigro, David Grimes, and Gregory Newton, guitars                   
Dances and Songs from Around the World
Trio Camino’s colorful program will feature guitar trios and duos from Greece to Latin America by composers Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Julio Cesar Oliva (Mexico), Jorge Cardoso (Argentina), Manos Hatzidakis (Greece), and many others.

Courtly Noyse

December 18, 2016: Courtly Noyse

Laurence Flora, Victoria Jenkins, Sandra Stram, Surya Mitchell, Jay Sacks, John Cassaboom, and Steve Hendricks.
A Medieval and Renaissance Christmas
Courtly Noyse invites you to a unique holiday concert! Singing and performing on reproductions of period instruments, Courtly Noyse will treat you 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.

2017 Winter/Spring Concert Series Schedule

The San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common is pleased to announce upcoming concerts in the 2017 Winter/Spring Concert Series. Now in its 61st season, The Series will include performances by musicians from the East to West coasts as well as leading San Diego musicians and ensembles. The Winter/Spring Series will commence with Camera Lucida, making their first appearance with the Concert Series, and will conclude with special guests the San Diego Master Chorale, featuring a Memorial Day-themed program. The Series will also highlight multiple piano ensembles, with repertoire ranging from Haydn to newly commissioned compositions.

All concerts are held on Sundays at 2:30 p.m. in the Neil Morgan Auditorium unless otherwise noted.
(Programs and artists are subject to change.)

Camera Lucida

January 8, 2017: Camera Lucida

Anthony Burr, clarinet; Che-Yen Chen, viola; Charles Curtis, cello;  Reiko Uchida, piano


Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between principal musicians of the San Diego Symphony and the Department of Music at the University of California, San Diego. Camera Lucida opens the 2017 Winter/Spring Series, featuring Vieuxtemps’ Sonata for Viola and Piano, Opus 36 and Fauré’s Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Opus 120.

Luscious Noise

February 12, 2017: Luscious Noise 
Directed and narrated by John Stubbs.  Anna Skálová, violin; Susan Wulff, bass; Theresa Tunnicliff, clarinet; Ryan Simmons, bassoon; Micah Wilkinson, cornet; Kyle R. Covington, trombone; Andrew Watkins, percussion.


Luscious Noise will present a new telling of Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat with text and narration by John Stubbs. In addition there will be graphics to accompany the presentation by acclaimed Welsh artist, Clive Hicks-Jenkins.

Argus Quartet

February 19, 2017: Argus Quartet
Argus Quartet, now the Yale School of Music’s Fellowship Quartet in Residence, returns to the Concert Series and will perform works by Haydn and Schumann.

Camarada Trio

March 12, 2017: Camarada Trio 
Beth Ross Buckley, flute; Joanna Morrison Pernela, cello; Dana Burnett, piano

Camarada Trio will perform works by Haydn, Copland, Dvorak, Ligeti, and Piazzolla.

Kindra Scharich, mezzo-soprano and George Fee, piano

March 19: Kindra Scharich, mezzo-soprano and George Fee, piano 
Reflecting Life in Lieder: German Art Songs Greatest Hits

Kindra Scharich and George Fee’s performance will feature the works of Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, and Wolf.

Camera Lucida

March 26: Jessie Chang, piano and Frank Cohen, clarinet

Annelle Gregory, violin and Alexander Sinchuk, piano

April 30: Annelle Gregory, violin and Alexander Sinchuk, piano 
Violinist Annelle Gregory returns with pianist Alexander Sinchuk with a program featuring rare selections by Rachmaninoff and four premieres of New Works by J. Kurtenbach, J. Rudman, P. Tassone, & B. Brydern. 

Camera Lucida

May 28: San Diego Master Chorale 
Concert Series season finale!
In Remembrance – “Honoring America’s Fallen
With Dr. John Russell, Music Director, and the San Diego Master Chorale.

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 thousands of public spaces within walking distance of the library.