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, 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). NBTV Video

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). NBTV Video

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 Handel to Ennio Morricone. NBTV Video

Sunday, January 13: ACE Trio

ACE Trio is a Los Angeles based classical modern ensemble rapidly distinguishing itself as one of the newest leading groups of its generation. Performing their own innovative arrangements and all accessible contemporary music by living composers from around the world, ACE Trio is dedicated to promoting the newest voices of our art. NBTV Video

Sunday, February 24: Guitar Duo

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

Sunday, March 17: L'Amour Fou - Rigby Jones and Martin Borsanyi

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 favorite works of Kurt Weill and Edith Piaf.  Translations provided! NBTV Video

Sunday, April 7: Dale Fielder Quartet, Jazz

For over 20 years, the Dale Fielder Quartet (DFQ) has been a part of the jazz scene in Southern California and across the country. Best known for his baritone sax playing and as a composer who plays his own original compositions. The quartet also includes Jane Getz on piano, Bill Markus on bass, and Thomas White on drums. NBTV Video

Sunday, May 19: Almer Imamovic & Till Richter, Classical guitar and percussion

An eclectic and exciting program of rhythms and melodies  performed by guitarist/composer Almer Imamovic and Till Richter, percussion.  This duo will take you on a musical journey from Spain to the Balkans with original compositions, arrangements of folk songs and their spin on tunes from the jazz, rock and classical genres.

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:  Our 2018-19 season has been set.  If you are a musician or part of an ensemble interested in performing in our 2019-20 season, please send bio information and performance video links to Terry Sanchez at, or call (949) 717-3895 for questions.