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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 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 2020 iPalpiti Festival of International Laureates will celebrate the 23rd year of the music festival led by Maestro Eduard Schmieder. Festival highlights will include performances by artists-in-residence Trio Zadig, from France, and a first-ever concert by the iPalpiti Orchestra at the new 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 22 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.”

From July 15-17, the festival begins in Encinitas, presenting three different concerts that will showcase their exceptional musical ability and virtuosity, and will end on July 25 with a finale concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

Soloists Concerts

On July 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30pm, the festival’s ensemble-in-residence, the critically acclaimed Trio Zadig, with an impressive 11 international competition prizes, along with four iPalpiti Soloists, will present three different concerts at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas CA 92024. Concert information and repertoire is forthcoming. Visit the ipalpiti website here

Orchestra Concert

On Saturday, July 18 at 7:30pm, the iPalpiti Orchestra, conducted by Eduard Schmieder, will perform a concert of masterworks at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, 7600 Fay Ave, San Diego, CA 92037. Concert information and repertoire is forthcoming. Visit the ipalpiti website here

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