RB Library’s new classical and jazz concert season begins September 25


The Rancho Bernardo 22 librarysd The professional classical and jazz concert season kicks off Wednesday, September 25 with a performance by Westwind Brass.

The concerts in the series, sponsored by the Friends of the Rancho Bernardo Library, are free and open to the public. Voluntary donations are accepted to help defray the costs of professional musicians.

All concerts in the series are from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and take place in the Library’s second-floor Community Hall, 17110 Bernardo Center Drive. Seats are allocated on a first come basis, so it is recommended to arrive early.

The local Westwind Brass ensemble has performed in styles ranging from Baroque to Thelonious Monk since 1986. The group is an ensemble in residence at San Diego State University and its educational work includes concerts and public programs for children. students of all ages.

In attendance will be John Wilds and Elizabeth Howard on trumpet, Terence Cooper on horn, Eric Starr on trombone and Bryan Smith on tuba.

The band’s program will include songs “Dixieland One Step”, “Maria” from the musical “West Side Story”, traditional Mexican tunes, a tribute to Herb Alpert and works by Bach.

On October 23, cellist Chia-Ling Chen and harpsichordist Takae Ohnishi will present a concert featuring two of Bach’s rarely performed viola da gamba sonatas.

Duality, starring Natalka Kytasty on violin and Judith Coker on viola, will perform on November 20. The duo will explore the interplay between violin and viola.

On January 22, Peter Sprague, Fred Benedetti, Tripp Sprague and Mack Leighton will star as “Blurring the Edges”. The group will perform jazz with flamenco, Celtic, samba, Latin and East Indian influences.

The Orvieto trio will perform on February 26. The group, made up of cellist Daniel Frankhuizen, pianist Dr. Byron Chow and violinist Lauren Basney, will perform “revitalized interpretations of raw pieces from the chamber music repertoire,” according to a press release. .

On March 25, the Leucadia Trio, with violinist Angela Xing, cellist Daniel Grab and pianist Weiyi Xu, will perform. The trio will perform chamber music.

Pianist Ines Irawati will perform on April 22. Irawati, a familiar face at library concerts, will perform some of his favorite pieces from the classical repertoire as a solo pianist. The selected pieces include works by Beethovem, Schubert, Chopin and Liszt.

The season will end with Courtly Noyse, who will perform on May 20. Costumed musicians will perform living works of the Renaissance on period instruments. Their performances include madrigal songs, daily dance tunes, and comedy.

For more information on the concert series, visit friendsoftheRBlibrary.org.


Willie J. Johnson