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Sunday Musicales

The Newport Beach Public Library hosts outstanding classical and instrumental music and performers throughout the year. Sunday Musicales are held on Sundays from 3:00 p. m.  until 4:00 the Friends Room at the Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach. 

Chick Songs: Art Songs by Women Composers
January 12, 3pm, Central Library Friends Room

Soprano Karen Benjamin brings 20 years of performing experience in musical theatre, opera, and cabaret to the library in a presentation of Chick Songs: Art Songs by Women Composers. She will be accompanied by pianist Catherine Popovic.  Benjamin’s husband Alan Chapman, host at KUSC 91.5FM, will provide commentary.

Spirit Bells of Concordia New Date!
February 2, 3pm, Central Library Friends Room

Spirit Bells of Concordia University, Irvine, under the direction of Nancy Jessup, presents a variety of musical styles and techniques including original compositions, solos and demonstrations. It will be an educational and entertaining program for all ages.

Trio Celeste
March 9, 3pm, Central Library Friends Room
Award winning musicians Iryna Krechkovsky, violin; Ross Gasworth, cello;  and Kevin Kwan Loucks, piano, put a fresh perspective on classical works by master composers.

Masterworks for Flute and Guitar
Sunday, April 13 , 3pm, Central Library Friends Room
Two amazing talents, Mary Palchak on flute and Adam Pettit playing classical guitar, come together for this afternoon performance at the library.

A Musical Tour with Lea Steffens and Janet Kao
Sunday, May 18, 3pm, Central Library Friends Room
Piano and clarinet duo, Janet Kao and Lea Steffens, take classical music lovers on a “Musical Tour” of five countries, playing a variety of musical style from composers Debussy, Stravinsky, Lutoslawski, Finzi and Bernstein.

Youth Concerts
Pacific Symphony Youth Ensemble: "Art Inspired by Music”
Saturday, April 19, 11am, Central Library Friends Room
The whole family will enjoy listening to these remarkable young musicians.

Southern California Children’s Chorus
Saturday, May 10, 11am, Central Library Friends Room
This inspiring group of young singers share their talent with the community through educational performances that introduce youth to music and singing.

Sunday Musicales and Youth Concerts 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 June of 2014.  If you are a musician or part of a classical ensemble interested in performing, please contact Andrea Jason at

Thank you!

6/7/2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
6/13/2015 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
7/12/2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
7/18/2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7/19/2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Last updated: 1/7/2014 3:50:11 PM