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2012, the City started [email protected], a free concert series. The weekly 50 minute concerts feature outstanding musicians from throughout Southern California performing all styles of music. The public is invited to bring lunch or purchase from the coffee cart. 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, (760) 633-2746, or email.

For a complete list of concerts offered this month, click here

Music By The Sea Series

With the addition of the Steinway concert grand piano at the Encinitas Library in 2012, the City of Encinitas started the Music By The Sea ticketed concert series. Annually, the nine Friday night concerts at the Encinitas Library feature talented rising artists from around the world who are winners of the annual Beverly Hills National Auditions. "A much-sought-after opportunity for performers...the talent level is extremely high." Los Angeles Times.

Individual concert tickets are $14 each.
To view the 2017 Music By The Sea Series Brochure, click here.

iPalpiti Festival

In 2012 the City entered into a partnership with iPalpiti Artists, International and became a location for the iPalpiti Festival of International Laureates. The festival consists of two weeks at the Encinitas Library, and the following week in Orange County, Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. The festival draws more than 24 award-winning musicians from other countries to the southland to present a series of solo and orchestra concerts. The finale concert takes place at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

iPalpiti 2017

For the 5th year, the iPalpiti Festival returns to Encinitas July 7-16, 2016 for 5 "world class" concerts.  “One of the best music events of the summer.” Limited Seating, Purchase Tickets Today!

Soloists Concerts  

Seven award-winning young instrumental soloists from around the world will perform four different concerts at the Encinitas Library as part of the 19th Annual iPalpiti Festival, Eduard Schmieder, Music Director and Conductor. Each has won a major international music competition and is a rising star in classical music. Come for an “astonishing musical odyssey” (LA Times). 30 minutes before each concert enjoy a delicious reception on the patio overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

iPalpiti Orchestra 

Eduard Schmieder, Conductor
A unique opportunity to hear this acclaimed orchestra conducted by Eduard Schmieder. The concert will present 25 award-winning instrumental soloists from around the world in a concert at the St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

Tickets & Passes

4 Concert Festival Pass $55.  5 Concert Festival Pass $75.  Individual Concerts $15 each. 

  • Online: (plus fee $1.50 per ticket)
  • Phone: (800) 595-4849 (plus fee $3.50 per ticket)
  • At the Door (plus fee $1.00 per ticket) 

More information 

Visit: Email Jim Gilliam, Arts Administrator, or call (760) 633-2746
All concerts are presented at the Encinitas Library, located at 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024.