Sunday Musicales

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Sunday Musicales

The Newport Beach Public Library hosts outstanding classical and instrumental music and performers throughout the year. The hour-long Sunday Musicales are held on Sundays at 3 p.m. in the Friends Room at the Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach. If you missed a Sunday Musicale, you may be able to view it on NBTV streaming video.

Sunday, December 11: Kaleidoscope Trio

Join us for a special musical Sunday featuring selections from The Nutcracker Suite and other holiday classics. The Kaleidoscope Trio consists of a guitarist, a violinist and a clarinet player who will present holiday favorites new and old. NBTV video

Sunday, January 29: Quintessential Winds

Quintessential Winds is a freelancing wind quintet in the Los Angeles area. With a quintet of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn, this group performs an ever-expanding repertoire. NBTV video

Sunday, February 26: Esther & Joanna Lee

Sisters Esther Lee, pianist and violinists Joanna Lee were born into a musical family and trained at the world's leading music schools. Join us for a special afternoon of classical entertainment.

Sunday, March 26: Trio Accento

Trio Accento is an exciting new piano trio featuring violinist Limor Toren-Immerman, cellist Maksim Velichkin and pianist Nora Chiang Wrobel who have a collective history of decades of solo, chamber music and orchestral performances in some of the country’s top venues and with renowned groups and orchestras.

Sunday, April 23: Helix Collective

Los Angeles-based Helix Collective performs a high-energy, out-of-the-box mix of world, classical and rock n' roll. The flexible ensemble includes flute/piccolo/alto flute, oboe/English horn, cello, piano and percussion.

Sunday, May 21: Black Canary Strings

Blending sophisticated classical selections with the creativity and passion of jazz, Black Canary puts a different twist on the world’s greatest music. Black Canary is a contemporary improvising string ensemble that combines their varied and timeless repertoire of classical, jazz, pop, folk, world music in an acoustic or electric setting.

Sunday Musicales at the Central Library are free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served, limited by room capacity of 200.  Funding is graciously donated by the Friends of the Library.

Please note:  We have booked all musical programs through May of 2017.  If you are a musician or part of a classical ensemble interested in performing, please contact Andrea Jason at