January's free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be held on Wednesday, January 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library’s community room. It will feature pianist/composer and Steinway artist Louis Landon. Steinway artist and pianist for peace, Landon’s career has taken him around the world playing a variety of styles with some of the most recognized names in the entertainment industry: classical music for Mikhail Baryshnikov on national and international tours, Latin music with "Pucho and his Lain Soul Brothers" on national and international tours, pop music with Rupert "Pina Colada Song" Holmes on television and national tours, rock and roll with John Hall, opening for "Little Feat" on national tours. For the past 28 years, through his production company, Landon Music Company, he has written and produced music for film, video, and commercials, including three ears of "best plays" and bloopers" commercials for the National Basketball Association. He has released 26 albums/CD's; his latest, Looking Beyond the Mirror, was released on December 25, 2017.
The Carmel Valley Library presents: MALVYN LAI, PIANO. October’s free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be held on October, 11 at 7:00 PM in the library’s community room. Award winning, 12 year old pianist Malvyn Lai will present a program of works by Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, and Chopin. Since age 5, Malvyn has studied with Dr. Irina Bendetsky. At age 9, he performed his first public solo recital which was featured by Fox 5 San Diego evening news. He debuted as soloist with the Kostroma Symphony Orchestra in Russia and has gone on to perform locally with the Inland Valley Symphony, Temecula Valley Symphony, the Grossmont Symphony Orchestra. His national and international concerts have taken him to New York, Hungary, and Poland.
May's free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be held on Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00 PM in the library’s community room.
James Hodges is a clarinetist based in the Los Angeles area. He is a frequent recitalist and chamber musician. Hodges was born and raised in Santa Monica, California. After studying at the Colburn School of Performing Arts, he attended the University of Minnesota. He is a winner of numerous awards, including First Prize in the 2013 Schubert Club Competition, the 2012 Thelma Hunter Scholarship Recipient for the same competition, and the 2012 First Prize of the Thursday Musical Competition. His teachers include Yehuda Gilad, Burt Hara, and Alexander Fiterstein. He taught at the Idyllwild Arts Summer Music Academy in the summers of 2015 and 2016. Hodges is the clarinet teacher at the Santa Monica Conservatory.
This all French program, in collaboration with pianist Heejung Ju, includes works by Chausson, Messager, Francaix, and Bizet/Sarasate.
A free Tibetan Bowl & Gong Concert with Diane Mandle will be held at the Carmel Valley Library on Wednesday, October 12. October’s free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be held on Wednesday, October 12 at 7:00 PM in the library’s community room. Diáne Mandle is an internationally known Sound Healer, Teacher, Recording Artist with Sounds True and Author based in San Diego. The concert is a transformational sound immersion that soothes, inspires and awakens the body, mind and spirit. It is designed to relieve stress, enlighten the mind and bring people into a transcendent state of being with her precision-tuned harmonic Tibetan bowls, Chiron gong and percussion.
The only State Certified Tibetan bowl sound healer in California, she is a frequent presenter at the Deepak Chopra Center, the Golden Door and Rancho la Puerta. She has been part of the Integrative Therapy Team at San Diego Cancer Center, has presented workshops for cancer patients at Sharp and Scripps hospitals and developed and conducted a program for incarcerated veterans with PTSD.
Diane offers workshops and concerts internationally and operates the Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing School in southern California. She is featured in the upcoming television series: Tao- Living in Balance along with healers such as Dr. Andrew Weil, MD and author John Gray.
The Carmel Valley Library Family Concert Series presents Clarinetist Philip Lipton on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Carmel Valley Library, 3919 Townsgate. Philip Lipton, a native of Charleston, South Carolina, brings true passion and inspiration to every performance. He has performed at concert stages across the United States, including Carnegie Hall, as well as in Canada and Spain. His most recent solo show is titled “The Influence of Benny Goodman.” The program will include an eclectic array of styles from Bach to Goodman to Paquito D’Rivera. Philip performed this program at the San Diego Central Library’s Winter Concert Series and more recently in West Palm Beach, Florida, and Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of North Florida, where he studied clarinet with Guy Yehuda. Mr. Lipton holds a Master of Music degree in Performance from the Jacob’s School of Music, Indiana University, where studied with James Campbell.
July's free family music program is sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library and will be held on Wednesday, July 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library’s community room. 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.
January's free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be held on Wednesday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library’s community room. It will feature pianist Kasey Kay. The program will last 45 minutes.
Kasey Kay, a native of Seoul, Korea, has developed a stellar reputation and following for both technical brilliance and interpretive nuance and captures the passion and emotive sensitivity of the composers she admires. She began the up and coming season with three concerts one at the Athenaeum in La Jolla and the other at the Lyceum, downtown and the other at the Encinitas library in March. Her program will include Prelude Op. 28 No. 4 in E minor by Chopin, Prelude No.6 in D minor BWV 875 by J.S. Bach, Prelude Op.3 No.2 in C Sharp minor by Rachmaninoff and Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in C Sharp minor by Liszt. Her dazzling performances have delighted audiences throughout the county for more than 10 years and brought them back for more. The library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For further information call (858) 552-1668.