CV Library Concert, April 9, 2014

April's free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented on Wednesday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s community room. It will feature the Bayou Brothers in a program of Cajun and Zydeco music. The Bayou Brothers started in 1995 with a shared love of Cajun and Zydeco music by founder John Chambers, on accordion and vocals, and Ric Lee laying down Zydeco and Cajun dance grooves on the drums. The group now includes Danny Perez on bass, Jack Stephens on guitar, and Sista' Judy on the Rubboard. Since 1995 the Bayou Brothers have been playing their music at festivals and concerts all over the southwest where they are well known for their rowdy shows and bluesy Zydeco. The program will last 45 minutes. The Library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For further information call (858) 552-1668 or see the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library website at www.carmelvalleylibrary.org.

CV Library Concert, March 12. 2014

March's free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented on Wednesday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the library's community room. It will feature guitarist Patrick Berrogain in a program of gypsy jazz. This is a style of jazz often said to have been started by guitarist Jean "Django" Reinhardt in the 1930s. He was foremost among a group of Romani guitarists working in and around Paris in the 1930s through the 1950s, and was noted for combining a dark, chromatic gypsy flavor with the swing articulation of the period. This combination is critical to this style of jazz. His approach continues to form the basis for contemporary gypsy jazz guitar. The program will last 45 minutes. The Library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For further information call (858) 552-1668 or see the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library website at www.carmelvalleylibrary.org.

CV Library Concert, Dec 11, 2013

December's free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the library's community room. It will feature soprano Maja Markovic in arias by Johann Sebastian Bach and Antonio Vivaldi. She will be accompanied by two violins and a viola, cello, and flute. The program will include arias from Bach's Cantatas 51, 82, and 209, arias from Vivaldi's Juditha Triumphans and Laudate Pueri Dominum, and the Sinfonia from Bach's Cantata 21. It will last 45 minutes. The Library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For further information call (858) 552-1668 or see the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library website at www.carmelvalleylibrary.org.

CV Library Concerts, Oct 9 and Oct 23, 2013

October’s free family music program will be presented on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7:00 p.m. It will feature the Early Music Ensemble of San Diego in a concert of English, French, and Italian madrigals from the Renaissance. The group, which performs a cappella, has given concerts in the San Diego area since its inception. Its members are all professional singers and have several CDs to their credit. The concert will last 45 minutes. Additionally, a special free family music program will be presented on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7:00 p.m. It will feature three Canyon Crest Academy students who have been playing jazz together for three years. The Scott Roberts Trio has won numerous awards at jazz festivals around town. You can often find it playing every Thursday at the CCA Farmer's Market. Is members are Michael Carlson on tenor saxophone, Max Vinetz) on bass, and Scott Roberts on piano. Its program will last 45 minutes. The programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library. For more information, call the CV Library at (858) 552-1668 or see the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library website at www.carmelvalleylibrary.org.

CV Library Concerts, Sept 11 & Sept 28, 2013

September's free family music program, on Wednesday, September 11 at 7:00 p.m., will feature soprano Constance Lawthers and pianist Janie Prim in a musical tour of Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, and Mexico. You will hear an ancient pilgrimage song from the Camino de Santiago, tributes to Lope de Vega, plaintive cowboy songs from the plains of Argentina, beautiful popular songs, and travelogue commentary. Then, on September 28 at 1:00 pm, a concert program of "Kids Playing for Kids" will be presented. It is the first in a Fanfaire Foundation series that will celebrate the program's second anniversary. It will feature pianists Michael Chen, Angie Gou, Adrian Liu, and Clara Truong; French hornist Christine Chen; and cellist Paul Maxwell. They will play solos and duets by Chopin, Dvorak, Liszt, Mozart, Paganini, Poulenc, and Prokofiev, and the love theme from the film Titanic. The programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library. For more information, call the CV Library at (858) 552-1668 or see the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library website at www.carmelvalleylibrary.org.

Library Concerts, Aug 2013

This August, the CV Library’s free family music programs will include Adrienne Nims and Spirit Wind with pianist J R Betts playing global jazz at 7:00 PM on August 14, 2013, and pianist Andrew Vu in a program of music by J S Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and Liszt at 1:00 PM on August 31, 2013. The Library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. The programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library. For more information, call the CV Library at (858) 552-1668 or see the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library website at www.carmelvalleylibrary.org.

Free Library Concert, July 24, 2013

A free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be held on Wednesday, July 24 at 7:00 p.m. in its community room. It will feature Dromia in a program of Balkan folk music. The trio, formed in 2008, plays folk music from Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Turkey, as well as Roma (gypsy) melodies from this region. It has performed at many venues in Southern California, including San Diego’s Folk Dance Center and Balboa Park’s Spanish Village, Café Aman in Los Angeles, Kypseli Greek Dance Center in Sherman Oaks, the Laguna Folkdancers’ Festival in Newport Beach, and the annual Greek festivals in San Diego and Cardiff. Its members are Mary Marshall on various ethnic percussion instruments, Sanna Rosengren on vocals and violin, and Dan Ziagos on accordion. The program will last 45 minutes. The Library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For more information, call the CV Library at (858) 552-1668 or see the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library website at www.carmelvalleylibrary.org.

Free Library Concert, July 10, 2013

July’s free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be held on Wednesday, July 10 at 7:00 p.m. in its community room. It will feature Celia Lawley, the Fiddle Girl, in a program of Irish, Cajun, Bluegrass, Gypsy, Greek, and other violin music. The program will last 45 minutes. Celia’s love of music started at age 5 with lessons in violin, piano, and voice. She graduated from the USC School of Music with a degree in violin performance and then began performing popular styles of music including country, bluegrass, Latin jazz, rock, blues, Cajun, and Celtic. This led to performances throughout the United States and Canada on TV and at fairs, festivals, and concerts, including ones at the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, Pacific Northwest Exhibition, National Rodeo Finals, SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, and Ramona Bluegrass Festival. She has also performed at many libraries and other venues in Southern California as a solo act and with various bands. Go to her website at www.fiddlegirl.com for more information about Celia and her programs. The Library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For more information, call the CV Library at (858) 552-1668 or see the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library website at www.carmelvalleylibrary.org.

Free CV Library Concert, June 12, 2013

June’s free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented on Wednesday, June 12, at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s community room. It will feature the Trio con Brio, San Diego performing music by Shostakovich, J S Bach, Gaspar Cassado, David Popper, Beethoven, Schumann, Lizst, and Mendelssohn. Trio members are violinist Shirley Wu, cellist Meagan Wu, and pianist Stephen Ai, all juniors at Canyon Crest Academy. The concert will last 45 minutes. The Library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For further information call (858) 552-1668. For more information, all the CV Library at (858) 552-1668 or see the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library website at www.carmelvalleylibrary.org.

CV Library Summer Reading Program 2013

Join the Carmel Valley Library in June and July 2013 for the Summer Reading Program: “Reading is Soooooooooo Delicious!” Individual programs for Children, Teens and Adults, and everyone can earn prizes for reading! Registration begins June 15th and participants can pick up their prizes for reading starting June 22nd. Program ends August 15th. Summer events for ALL Ages on Wednesdays from 4:00–5:00, Teen events on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00 pm (ages 10+, Limited to 20 participants, no registration required), and Adult events on Tuesday, June 4th, Tuesday, July 2nd and Tuesday, July 9th. Visit the Library for a schedule and details.