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The Escondido Public Library’s 2nd Saturday Concert Series presents Virtual Strangers

Virtual Strangers will be playing at the Escondido Public Library on Saturday April 13th, 2013 at 3:00 PM in the Turrentine Room of the Escondido Public Library. Virtual Strangers is a highly talented and energetic bluegrass band whose sound is a mixture of traditional bluegrass influenced by Ralph Stanley, Earl Monroe, and Flatt and Scruggs with more progressive material from Blue Highway, Lonesome River Band and some Del McCoury. A four piece band consisting of a banjo, a guitar, a mandolin, and a bass they still produce a nice three part harmony. They have played at many bluegrass festivals throughout California and the West taking top honors in several of them. Come join us in some foot-tapping music that lifts the spirit.

The concert is free and opened to the public, and generously sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library.  The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street.  For more information, please call (760) 839-4839 or visit the library online at http://www.library.escondido.org.

Escondido Public Library Presents the San Diego Symphony Performing a Linda and Shearn Platt Kinder Koncert

The Escondido Public Library invites grade school children to attend two Kinder Koncert performances by the San Diego Symphony,  Wednesday, February 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM and 11:15 AM in the Turrentine Room.

Conducted by Ken-David Masur, the Symphony will introduce children to the string instruments and  teach basic concepts such as melody, rhythm and harmony.  Linda and Shearn Platt Kinder Koncerts are designed to introduce the youngest listeners to classical music, instruments of the orchestra, and to the live concert experience. The San Diego Symphony samples some of music’s greatest composers including Benjamin Britten, Edward Elgar, Felix Mendelssohn, and more.

This program is made possible by the generous support from the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public.

The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025. For more information phone the library at (760) 839-5456 or to learn more about library programs, visit the library website at: http://library.escondido.org

The Escondido Public Library’s 2nd Saturday Concert presents Peter Sprague, Jazz guitarist.

Peter Sprague, San Diego’s premier Jazz guitarist, will be playing at the Escondido Public Library on Saturday May 12th, 2012 at 3:00 PM in the Turrentine Room. Come and enjoy Brazilian-style jazz with virtuoso guitarist Peter Sprague. He combines a deep love of Brazilian music with  American pop and jazz music. He blends them into a style uniquely his own. He has played with and been influenced by music greats like Chick Corea and Sergio Mendes.

The concerts are free and open to the public and generously sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library.  The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street.  For more information, please call (760) 839-4839 or visit the library website.

2nd Saturday Concerts presents Romeo Carrido and Eduardo Parra of Luna Llena

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Luna Llena founders, Romeo Carrido and Eduardo Parra are performing at the Escondido Library Public on Saturday March 10th, 2012 at 3:00 PM. They will be playing Afro-Mestizo Music, a blend of Spanish, Indian, and African musical influences. They will demonstrate on acoustic string instruments, congas, and other percussion instruments how these styles blend to create an indigenous American sound. They invite everyone to come join them for this unique performance.


These concerts are free and open to the public because of the generous sponsorship of the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. The Escondido Public Library is located downtown at 239 S. Kalmia Street. For more information, please call (760) 839-4839

San Diego Symphony Performs a Young People's Concert

“Music Around the World”
Ken-David Masur, Conductor
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 10:00 & 11:15 a.m. 
Performances will be in the Turrentine Room:

This program is specially designed for school- age children; all ages are welcome.
Come early as seating is limited.

Travel around the world with the San Diego Symphony, sampling some of music’s greatest composers. The journey will start in Europe; go across to Asia, then down to Africa and then South America. We’ll wind up right here at home in America! Learn how various cultures have influenced the symphonic music that we know and love.

Musical pieces to be performed are:
• Symphony 29, mvmt 1 by W. A. Mozart
• Dance of the Furies by Christoph Willibald Gluck
• “Sunset” by Victor Herbert
• Variations on a Theme, Op. 35a by Peter Tchaikovsky
Theme: Moderato
IV. Vivace
VI. Allegro con spirit
• St Paul’s Suite, Op. 29, no. 2 by Gustav Holst
II. Ostinato
IV. Finale (The Dargason)
• Rumanian Folk Dances by Bela Bartok

For more information phone the library at (760) 839-4837.

This program is made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Escondido Public Library.

Second Saturday Concert Series: Courtly Noyse

Courtly Noyse

Courtly Noyse, a Renaissance music group, will celebrate the holidays at the Escondido Public Library’s 2nd Saturday Concerts. They will be playing in the Turrentine Room of the Escondido Public Library on Saturday December 10th, 2011 at 3:00 PM. They will be performing Renaissance music on a wide variety of ancient instruments such as the recorder, the viola da gamba, the mandolin, and the vielle to a name a few. Sometimes they will cast their instruments aside and perform in six-part vocal harmony. They combine their music with storytelling and jokes to make a delightful afternoon of amusement for their audience.

These concerts are free and open to the public, and generously sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. The Escondido Public Library is located downtown at 239 S. Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA. For more information, please call (760) 839-4839.

2nd Saturday concert kicks off with the Folk Collection

Folk CollectionThe Folk Collection is back after four years to kick off the start of the second season of 2nd Saturday Concerts at the Escondido Public Library. The Folk Collection will be playing in the Turrentine Room of the Escondido Public Library on Saturday November 12th, 2011 at 3:30 PM. They will be performing the classic folk tunes of the ‘60s in their unique style blend music and humor. Playing songs like “This Land is Your Land,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Where Have all the Flowers Gone?,” and John Denver tunes, they have their  audience singing along and leaving their concerts with a smile. Join us for an afternoon of good music and good humor with the Folk Collection.
These concerts are free and open to the public, and generously sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library.  The Escondido Public Library is located downtown at 239 S. Kalmia Street.  For more information, please call (760) 839-4839

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