Music by the Sea series starts Sept. 16

This year’s Music by the Sea series at the Encinitas Library features the winners of the Beverly Hills National Auditions competition in nine different concerts through June.

“More than 70 ensembles from throughout the nation audition and the top nine are selected and presented in concert in up to 50 different concert series in Southern California,” said Laura Schmieder, artistic director of the competition. “Winning the competition can help launch the careers of these exceptionally talented musicians.”

The series begins its fifth season Friday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. with the Encore Saxophone Quartet and continues with pianist Hung-Tao Lin (Oct. 21); the Mühlfeld Trio (clarinet, cello and piano on Nov. 18); the Hernandez Giacopuzzi Duo (viola and piano on Jan. 13); the Sunset Club Trio (violin, electric guitar and Flamenco guitar on Feb. 17); the Mana Trio (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone and piano on March 17), violinist Rolf Haas and pianist Miki Aoki (April 21); Yulia Zinovieva (mezzo-soprano) and pianist Temirzhan Yerzhanov (May 19); and the Firebird Balalaika Ensemble on June 16.

Presented by the city of Encinitas, Music by the Sea tickets can be purchased online at www.encinitas.tix.com, or at the door. A season pass is available for $115, while individual concert tickets are $14 each. The Encinitas Library is located at 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, 92024.

For more information, call 760-633-2746 or visit www.encinitasca.gov/concerts.

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