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The free concert series [email protected] was begun in 2012 to enrich the arts scene in Encinitas for residents, visitors, and cultural tourists from throughout the region. It has become the highest attended daytime series in the county with attendance of 160+ each week. The 50-minute concerts at the Encinitas Library feature outstanding musicians from throughout Southern California performing all styles of music. We hope to see you often! Established musicians who are interested in performing are encouraged to contact the Cultural Arts Division at (760) 633-2746, or email.

For a list of upcoming concerts, click here. This list is updated weekly.

Music By The Sea

Since 2012, the City has presented Music By The Sea, a ticketed concert series at the Encinitas Library. Nine monthly Friday night concerts feature talented artists who are the winners of the Beverly Hills National Auditions. Under the artistic direction of Laura Schmieder, more than 100 local and international artists are juried to participate in the annual auditions. Nine artists/ensembles are selected for the monthly concerts which take place in Encinitas and Beverly Hills. A Season Pass for the Encinitas concerts is $140, individual concert tickets are $20 each. "A much-sought-after opportunity for performers...the talent level is extremely high." (Los Angeles Times)  

Click here to purchase tickets for Music by the Sea.    

June 17, 2022
The Rice Brothers

Chris Rice, cello
Johnny Rice, piano  




iPalpiti Festival

Save the Date!

The iPalpiti Festival returns for concerts July 14-17, 2022. Tickets will go on sale in May.

Last year's festival took place July 15-18, 2021 and a highlight included the first-ever concert by the iPalpiti Orchestra at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center in La Jolla.

The LA Times has called the multi-week music festival, “the highlight of the summer.” Twenty-four award-winning young artists from 18 countries, including Ecuador, Turkey, Italy, Japan, Azerbaijan, Serbia, Belgium, France, Armenia and Poland, will perform under the direction of Maestro Schmieder. The acclaimed ensemble of international musical soloists is often referred to as the “United Nations of Classical Music.” Mark Swed of the LA Times has said, “A world-class performance by young players with technique to burn.”

The festival began in Encinitas, presenting three different SOLD OUT concerts that showcased their exceptional musical ability and virtuosity, and ended with a finale concert at Saban Theatre in Los Angeles.

Soloists Concerts

This year's soloists were Jaewon Wee, violin, South Korea; Jacopo Giacopuzzi, piano, Italy-USA; and Samuel Nebyu, violin, Hungary-Ethiopia. The four iPalpiti soloists, along with members of the iPalpiti Orchestra, presented three different concerts at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas CA 92024. Visit the ipalpiti website here

Orchestra Concert

The iPalpiti Orchestra, conducted by Eduard Schmieder, performed a concert of masterworks on July 18, 3:00pm, at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, 7600 Fay Ave, San Diego, CA 92037. Visit the ipalpiti website here

For more information, contact City staff, at (760) 633-2746, or email: [email protected].