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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 weekly attendance of 160+. 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 City of Encinitas Arts Program Administrator Jim Gilliam at (760) 633-2746, or email.

For a list of concerts this month, click here.



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, Thousand Oaks and Beverly Hills. A Season Pass is $115, individual concert tickets are $14 each. "A much-sought-after opportunity for performers...the talent level is extremely high." (Los Angeles Times)  

Click here for information on upcoming concerts and to purchase tickets. 

Click here for the 2019/20 Music By The Sea season brochure.   




iPalpiti Festival

The 2019 iPalpiti Festival of International Laureates celebrated the 22nd year of the music festival led by Maestro Eduard Schmieder. Festival highlights included two world premiere commissions: “Harmony” by Azerbaijani composer Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (known for her collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma, Kronos Quartet, and Berlin Philharmonic), and “Fantasia Hungariana,” an arrangement of Brahms dances by Sergei Dreznin for Trio Zadig from France and the iPalpiti Orchestra.

The LA Times has called the multi-week music festival, “the highlight of the summer.” This year, twenty-four award-winning young artists from 22 countries, including Ecuador, Turkey, Italy, Japan, Azerbaijan, Serbia, Belgium, France, Armenia and Poland, performed under the direction of Maestro Eduard 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.”

From July 10-14, the festival began in Encinitas, presenting 4 different concerts that showcased their exceptional musical ability and virtuosity, and ended on July 20 with a finale concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

On July 10, 11 and 12 at 7:30pm, the festival’s ensemble-in-residence, the critically acclaimed Trio Zadig, with an impressive 11 international competition prizes, and eight iPalpiti soloists, presented three different concerts at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas CA 92024. Performing solos, duos, trios and sextets by Schumann, Brahms, Ravel, Rachmaninoff, Mendelssohn, and paid tribute to Leonard Bernstein 100th birthday performing music from West Side Story and Candide.  

On Saturday, July 13, in a special double feature, two different concerts took place at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 890 Balour Drive, Encinitas CA 92024. At 6pm, soloists from the orchestra were featured in a violin extravaganza followed by a catered reception with the artists on the lawn. At 7:30pm, the iPalpiti Orchestra, conducted by Eduard Schmieder, performed Brahms’s Hungarian Dances, Mendelssohn’s String Symphony, and other works that were announced from the podium. For concert information and repertoire, visit the ipalpiti website here

Tickets: $35 for the orchestra concert and $20 for each soloists concert. Purchase a 4 concert Festival Pass for $90 and save. Seating is limited. Tickets are available online at: www.ipalpiti.org or www.encinitas.tix.com, or at the door. For more information, contact Jim Gilliam, City of Encinitas Arts Program Administrator, at (760) 633-2746, or email: [email protected].

 Dates for the 2020 iPalpiti Festival are forthcoming.  Stay tuned!



To view the 2019 iPalpiti Festival program, click here

Tickets for the 2020 iPalpiti Festival will be available in June 2020 here: www.Encinitas.tix.com