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.
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.