Events Calendar



“Pleasure of Your Company” Music Series
Jan 21 @ 2:30 pm
The “Pleasure of Your Company” music series sponsored by Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library presents the Orvieto Piano Trio on Sunday, January 21, at 2:30 PM performing works by Astor Piazzolla, Bedrich Smetana, Nikolai Kapustin, and Arno Babajanian.  Ensemble members include violinist Lauren Basney, Cellist Daniel Frankhuizen, and pianist Dr. Byron Chow. 
          Trio members first met in 2009 during the Orvieto Musica chamber music festival in the Italian town of the same name.  Ms. Basney, winner of a number of competitions, holds degrees from Julliard, Yale and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She has performed throughout Europe and North America as well as in Japan, Israel and Australia including six appearances at Carnegie Hall.  Mr. Frankhuizen has performed throughout the United States and abroad as a soloist, chamber musician, and in several pop groups.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Ithaca College and his Master’s in Music Performance at the Purchase College Music Conservatory.  Dr. Chow, a pediatrician, is also an avid pianist, violist, and composer.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Yale and received his MD from NYU.  He recently completed a sabbatical where he was able to further his piano studies in Vienna, Austria.
          Come enjoy chamber music at its best in the intimate setting of the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center.  Meet the musicians at a complimentary reception following the concert.  There is no charge for the concert, although donations are appreciated.
Bach and Rock
Jan 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
You expect to hear an ensemble like The Hutchins Consort play the works of
Johann Sebastian Bach – but HendrixLed Zeppelin and other great Rock bands?
Such is the versatility of the Consort that not only do they make it work, but they pull it off with style. This unique violin octet performs on eight scaled violins from the tiny treble violin, tuned one octave above the standard violin, to the large bass violin, tuned one octave lower than a cello. That broad palette of instruments helps the ensemble produce an astonishing range of sounds.
I Write the Songs: An Evening with Steve Dorff
Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm

Honored with more than 40 BMI, and 11 Billboard #1 awards, Steve Dorff’s many songs have been sung by some of the greatest artists of our time—Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, George Strait, Vanessa Williams and countless others.  Temple Adat Shalom is proud to host this concert and invites budding songwriters, singers, performers, listeners, collaborators and audio enthusiasts sharing a common love—music—to join us!  Proceeds benefit charitable programs sponsored by Temple Adat Shalom.

The Pleasure of Your Company
Feb 11 @ 2:30 pm

“The Pleasure of Your Company” music series invites you to enjoy an afternoon of jazz with the Rob Thorsen Trio onSunday, February 11, at 2:30 PM in the informal and intimate setting of the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center.  This award winning group will perform a variety of music including classic jazz, original compositions and more.  In addition to acoustical bassist Rob Thorsen, the band includes pianist Hugo Suarez and drummer Richard Sellers. Together they integrate many different music styles that contribute to their modern jazz sound.  From Duke Ellington to Wayne Shorter and Miles Davis, the Rob Thorsen Trio weaves together a unique sound that honors the jazz masters while inspiring a fresh approach to this great American art form.

“Don’t End it on a Minor”
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Marina Kantor’s one act, one woman show is a classical piano theatrical performance that takes you on a journey through the history of the Israeli National Anthem Hatikva, a melody of just 25 notes. Marina combines her formal Russian musical training with an international vision of history and art that makes this one woman show a one of a kind preformance.

Proceeds from the United States premier of “Don’t End It On A Minor” will be donated to Cindy’s College Crew Fund, Congregation Beth Israel, to honor the memory of Cindy Polger, who loved creating and maintaining Jewish connection.