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 Camarada Trio, Classical Music

Camarada Trio to Present The Art of Viola, Flute & Piano at the RB Library


The Friends of the Rancho Bernardo Library will feature a chamber music concert by the Camarada Trio at 6:15 pm Wednesday, April 25.

 PerformingThe Art of Viola, Flute & Piano by Camarada will be Travis Maril, viola; Beth Ross Buckley, flute; and Dana Burnett, piano. They will perform compositions by Beethoven, Elgar, Milhaud, Debussy, Devienne, Gershwin, and Martinu. Here is the detailed program.

This concert is part of a series of classical music presentations by the RB Friends of the Library, for the cultural benefit of the public. There is no charge for this concert; free-will donations for musicians are encouraged.

 The concert will be in the 2nd floor community room at the Rancho Bernardo Library, 17110 Bernardo Center Drive.  Submitted by Jeffrey Meyer Publicity Chair Friends of the RB Library

RB Library Friends Jazz Concert Series to Feature Irving Flores Danzón Jazz Trio May 9

Irving Flores of Danzon Jazz TrioJazz Trio to Perform Original Compositions from their new CD "American Influence" 


The Irving Flores Danzón Jazz Trio will perform tracks from their new CD "American Influence" at 6:15 pm Wednesday, May 9, at the Rancho Bernardo Library.  The trio features Irving Flores on piano, Mackenzie Leighton on upright bass and Charlie Weller on drums, performing danzón, the official musical genre and dance of Cuba.  The program will also feature jazz standards of Duke Ellington and John Coltrane.  Flores is a well known jazz talent in the San Diego area, currently playing with the Gilbert Castellanos Quintet, the Brad Stainwehe Jazz Orchestra, Binational Mambo Orchestra, Dave Scott and the New Jazz Groove and with many Jazz singers like Sacha Boutros and Allison Adams.

This concert is part of a series of jazz music presentations by the RB Friends of the Library, for the cultural and musical benefit of the public. There is no charge for this concert; free-will donations for musicians are encouraged. Submitted by Jeff Meyer, RB Library Friends Publicity Chair


Cinco de Mayo Mariachi BandDiscovery Concert Series to Present ​Cinco de Mayo Mariachi May 12

Rancho Bernardo Library to Feature YPO's City Heights Mariachi   Immerse yourself in the ​traditions and stories of mariachi music with the performance of Cinco de Mayo Mariachi at this free RB Library Discovery concert, from 3 to 4 pm ​Saturday, May 12. 

The non-profit Youth Philharmonic Orchestra's (YPO) 20-member City Heights Mariachi,​ will perform​ a variety of songs, including Guadalajara, Los Aguacates, La Cigarra, El Son de Conejo, Los Golondrinas, and the popular La Raspa (Mexican Hat Dance).​  For a sneak peek, enjoy a recent performance of Guadalajara by the City Heights Mariachi at a community festival: ​youtube.com/watch?v=gsG6pyRzyGM.   ​

Direct​ed by ​Mario Eguia, the musicians are a group of adults and youth who study at YPO's City Heights Music School​ (CHMS)​.  Classes are held in City Heights at the Mid-City Church of the Nazarene and Franklin Elementary.  ​For more info on the​ CHMS, see cityheightsmusicschool.com.

The Discovery series of concerts at the library serve to educate the public about various music forms and to expand the opportunity for local musicians to perform and provide insights to their music.  Mariachi music is popular in the San Diego area and dates back to 18th century Western Mexico.  It is now recognized by UNESCO as an "Intangible Cultural Heritage."  Like all Discovery concerts at the library, there is no charge for this performance and all ages are welcome.     Submitted by Jeffrey Meyer RB Library publicity volunteer

April New Book List

Every month except January we purchase up to ten new books for the enjoyment of our Friends. Here is the April list:

Bloom, Amy White Houses
Bohjalian, Chris The Flight Attendant
Box, C. J. The Disappeared
Gardner, Lisa Look for Me
George, Elizabeth the punishment she deserves
Jones, Tayari An American Marriage
Leon, Donna The Temptation of Forgiveness
Meltzer, Brad The Escape Artist
Steel, Danielle Accidental Heroes
Winspear, Jacqueline To Die But Once

The SandCastle Girls, the 2017-2018 One Book, One San Diego Title

Cover of the Sand Castle Girls and Author PictureKPBS and San Diego Public Library are proud to present The Sandcastle Girls by New York Times bestselling novelist Chris Bohjalian.


The Sandcastle Girls is a multi-generational tale that spans nearly 100 years. It is initially set in Syria during World War I and focuses on the Armenian Genocide. “These days it is very important for me to tell people that I am the grandson of two Middle Eastern immigrants,” Bohjalian said. “We are a nation of refugees and immigrants. The novel is set in Aleppo - yes, that Aleppo that has broken all of our hearts the last five years - and the city as it appears in the novel exists now only in romance and memory.”

Library Location

The Rancho Bernardo Library is located at 17110 Bernardo Center Drive, San Diego  92128, across from the Souplantation Restaurant.

In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.
Mortimer J. Adler, philosopher, educator, and author (1902-2001)