by KELLEY GUSICH

Love of Music

In January 1999, Poway resident Margaret Briggerman sent her grand piano on loan to the RB Library. This allowed the Friends of the RB Library to inaugurate their Chamber Concert series, which is now in its 21st year. At the January 30, 2019 concert, featuring the Boston-based Neave Piano Trio, Ms. Briggerman turned ownership of the piano over to the Friends of the RB Library. Harvey Levine, Concert Director for the Friends, accepted the piano and presented a Certificate of Appreciation for the gift and the 20-year loan. Over this 20-year period, the RB Library has gained a reputation for presenting very high quality small-ensemble performances of classical and jazz programs. The appreciation concert completely filled the 135-seat community room.

Upcoming concerts include The Orvieto Piano Trio performing classical favorites on Wednesday, March 27 at 6:15 p.m., and The Jazz Duo of Holly Hoffman, flute, and Mike Wolford, piano, on Wednesday, April 24 at 6:15 p.m. Upcoming Discovery Concert Series shows are Women Composers Then and Now on March 9 at 3 p.m. and the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra string concert on Saturday, April 13 at 3 p.m.

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The Wednesday evening concerts run 75 minutes and are presented free of charge as a community service. The Discovery Series serves to educate the public about various music forms and to expand the opportunity for local musicians to perform and provide insights to their music. Free will donations are encouraged to defray the cost of the professional musicians. Learn more at www.friendsoftheranchobernardolibrary.org.