March’s free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented on Wednesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in the library’s community room. It will feature mandolinist Chris Acquavella, harpsichordist Ruben Valenzuela, and soprano Anne-Marie Dicce in music by Beethoven, Scarlatti, Mozart, and Kioulaphides. The program will last 45 minutes.
Chris Acquavella won the Wolfsan Foundation Music Award in 2004 and was awarded the TCM Trust Silver Medal for String Studies in 2006. Acquavella has two CDs (Praeludium & In Other Words) currently available on CDBaby, Amazon, iTunes, and other Internet retailers.
Ruben Valenzuela is the present conductor of the Bach Collegium San Diego (BCSD). He conducted Orchestra Nova San Diego in its 2009 performances of Haydn’s Creation, and 2011 performances of Handel’s Messiah. In addition to his duties with the BCSD he is also the director of music and organist of St. Peters Episcopal Church in Del Mar.
Anne-Marie Dicce has performed music from the Renaissance to the 21st Century in a variety of festivals and ensembles including the BCSD, Festival Ensemble Stuttgart, Festival Internacional del Organo Barroco in Mexico City, and the La Jolla Symphony Chorus. She is presently a soprano staff singer and soloist at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Del Mar.
The library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For more information, call (858) 552-1668.