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2015 FREE FAMILY MUSIC SPONSORED BY THE

FRIENDS OF THE CARMEL VALLEY LIBRARY!

2015 CARMEL VALLEY LIBRARY FAMILY MUSIC PROGRAMS

Jan 14 Flutist Daniel Lee and pianist Yuju Jung
Feb 11 Pianist Irina Bessanova and violinist Roy Bak
Mar 11 Praxum Brass Quintet
Apr 8 Neave Trio - Violinist Anna Williams, cellist Mikhail Veselov, and pianist Toni James
May 13 Flutist Carlos Aguilar
Jun 10 Pianist Andrew Vu
Jul 8 Pizarro Brothers
Aug 5 Odyssey - 10-voice mixed chorus
Sep 29 Striano Trio – Violinist Maya Ginsberg, cellist Carol Tolbert & pianist Joseph Valent
Oct 14 Dean Ratzman - jazz classics of the 40s, 50s, and 60s
Nov 10 Flute in Tango with Elena Yarritu
Dec 9 In aChord San Diego - 12-voice men's chorus directed by Jim Tompkins-MacLaine


These free family music programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library. All are on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 7:45 p.m. in the community room of the library except the ones on September 29 and Nov. 10, which are on Tuesday evenings. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to hear a wide variety of instruments, voices, and music.

MUSIC AT THE CARMEL VALLEY LIBRARY IN SEPTEMBER 2015

STRIANO PIANO TRIO ON SEPTEMBER 29


September's free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be held on Tuesday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library's community room. It will feature the Striano Piano Trio playing Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No.2 and Richard Thompson’s Legend of the Moors. The program will last 45 minutes.

The Striano (a combination of “strings” and “piano”) Piano Trio began as the Striano Piano Quartet in the mid-1990s. With the loss of violist and founding member Burt Fisch in 2011, the remaining members of the group, violinist Maya Ginsberg, cellist Carol Tolbert, and pianist Joseph Valent, decided to continue as a trio. They have played venues such as Palomar College, Poway Center for the Arts, San Luis Rey Mission, First Night Escondido, and many San Diego Public Libraries, as well as schools and retirement communities.

Maya Ginsberg has been studying the violin since age 11. She studied violin performance at the University of Oregon and holds a BA in music from Skidmore College and a MA in music from SDSU. Maya has been an active member of the North Coast Symphony Orchestra for the past 14 years and was President of the Board of Directors from 1997 to 2010. In addition to her work as the violin clinician at Mount Carmel High School, she is a lecturer at SDSU and teaches violin privately in the North County area.

Carol Tolbert began her career playing cello with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra when she was 16. She is currently a member of the La Jolla Symphony Orchestra. Carol is involved with several chamber music groups and is a founding member of Striano.

Joseph Valent is a conductor, pianist, organist, and composer-arranger. He began making music in 1959 at the age of four in his hometown of Watkins Glen, NY. He had his first regular church music job when he was 10, and has since worked in churches, schools, universities, orchestras, and opera, theater, and ballet companies, performing and conducting music of all different styles. Dr. Valent joined Striano in 2004. He is presently the Organist and Director of the Contemporary Ensemble at the Church of St. Timothy in Escondido, CA.

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

 

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