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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, September 23: Soul Language

Bridging the gap between Bossa Nova, Samba and the joyous and uplifting folklore of Brazilian contemporary music, Soul Language highlights the extraordinary musical and emotional depth and density of Brazilian harmony and melody in an intimate Trio setting. Featuring Stephan Oberhoff (piano), Robert Kyle (saxophone) and Larry Steen (bass).

Sunday, October 21: Piano & Guitar Duo: Bessmeltseva and Nogueira

Concert pianist Ekaterina Bessmeltseva and Brazilian guitarist Hugo Nogueira present a repertoire of 19th-century music originally written for classical guitar and piano, including music from composers Mauro Giuliani (Italy), Ferdinando Carulli (Italy), and Anton Diabelli (Austria).

Sunday, November 18: Ashley Kim, Cello

Cellist Ashley Kim, the graduate of Juilliard School, performs a wide range of different styles of well-known cello music from Bach to Piazzolla.

Sunday, February 24: Guitar Duo

Guitarists Brian Cross and Jesus Palominos perform a repertoire of Latin American works from Argentina, Cuba, Mexico and Brazil.

Sunday, March 17: Elizabeth Rigby Jones, Mezzo Soprano

Actress and Mezzo Soprano, Rigby Jones (Pacific Opera Project, Boston Conservatory) and pianist Martin Borsanyi perform a dynamic, dramatic, multilingual program from the European cabaret tradition, centered on the works of Kurt Weill and Edith Piaf favorites.  Translations provided!


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 are currently booking for the 2018-19 season.  If you are a musician or part of an ensemble interested in performing, please send bio information and performance video links to Francine Jacome at fjacome@newportbeachca.gov.