May’s free family music program, sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library, will be at 7 p.m. May 13 in the Library’s community room. It will feature flutist Carlos Aguilar performing pieces by Greg Patillo, Franz Doppler, and Otar Taktakishvili. He will be accompanied by pianist Melissa Evans. The program will last 45 minutes.
Aguilar, a 19-year-old flutist, has swept San Diego’s classical music scene by winning first prize in all open competitions for young talent, including the H. B. Goodlin Contest, La Jolla Symphony and Chorus’s Young Artists Competition, and the Musical Merit Foundation Competition of San Diego, among others.
He was principal flute of the Colburn Youth Orchestra during their 2013-2014 season, and member of the Colburn Honors Woodwind Quintet and Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra. He studies with Dr. Elena Yarritu in San Diego and plans to enroll in a conservatory in the fall. Visit c-aguilar.net.
Evans is an active pianist in a variety of musical outlets. She is a soloist, duo artist, collaborative artist, and performs several different instruments with her band, Skyterra. She focuses on modern music and has frequently premiered new works on her recitals. Visit www.skyterramusic.com.
The library is at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. Call 858-552-1668.