Library Concerts

Concerts at the Carmel Valley Library
3919 Townsgate Drive, San Diego, CA 92130
For further information call (858) 552-1668
or see the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library website at



November's free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be held on Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library's community room. It will feature flutist Elena Yarritu, guitarist Pablo Gomez Cano, and pianist Melissa Creider in a program of Argentina's national music by legendary tango maestro Astor Piazzolla and two young Buenos Aires composers, Exequiel Mantega and Paulina Fain, that showcases the modern flute as a viable instrument in tango music. The program will last 45 minutes.

Elena Yarritu enjoys an active career as soloist, chamber musician, conductor, and teacher. She has a Master's degree from the Yale University School of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University in New York. She is the principal flute with the La Jolla Symphony and serves as the North American coordinator for Tango Para Músicos, an international tango festival for musicians held in Buenos Aires and in Portland, Oregon. Her students have won first place in many competitions in and around San Diego and have been recognized nationally in the National Flute Association High School Soloist Competition and in the Carnegie Hall Music Development program. She has performed solo recitals in The Netherlands, France, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Moldova, Korea, here in California, and most notably in New York's Carnegie Hall.

Pablo Gomez is a most remarkable, different, and adventurous guitarist with a repertoire that includes 20th-century classics and contemporary works, many of which have been written for him by renowned Mexican and other national composers. He has performed as a solo guitarist and as a soloist with many chamber ensembles and orchestras in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. He recently received a doctorate from UCSD where he is currently a lecturer.

Melissa Creider is currently a piano soloist, duo artist, collaborative artist, composer, and teacher. She also performs and sings with her band Skyterra. She has a BM degree from Baylor University, a MM degree from The Cleveland Institute of Music, and a Postgraduate Diploma from the Koninklijk Vlaams Conservatorium in Antwerp, Belgium. She has given recitals in Austria, Italy, Belgium, and Israel focusing on modern music and frequently premiering new works. Currently her band is working on several recordings that feature virtuoso piano while mixing styles of classical music with modern pop genres. As a teacher she is a founding faculty member of the San Diego Piano Academy.

The library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For further information call (858) 552-1668.