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Music series is a local jewel

Fred Benedetti and George (Jiří) Svoboda will perform on Feb. 10. (courtesy of SRFOL)

Music series is a local jewel

The Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library sponsors the “Pleasure of Your Company” music series at the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library, with monthly concerts on special Sunday afternoons from September through June.

Allison Adams Tucker will perform “Jazz Mediterraneo” on March 10. (courtesy of SRFOL)

On Sunday, Feb. 10, the series welcomes back the Benedetti-Svoboda Duo. Virtuoso classical guitarists Fred Benedetti and George (JiÅ™í) Svoboda are engaging and entertaining performers who have been performing together for more than 20 years. Their music ranges from peaceful melancholy to cascades of furious flamenco rasgueados.

For a change of pace, on March 10, internationally acclaimed vocalist and recording artist Allison Adams Tucker will perform “Jazz Mediterraneo,” her mix of jazz inspired by the sun and infused with the sounds of France, Spain, Italy and beyond. Featuring guitarist Joe Amato and drummer Claudio Rochat-Felix, the program will include gypsy jazz music of Django Reinhardt.

There is no charge for the concerts, although donations are gratefully appreciated by Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library. All concerts are on Sundays at 2:30 p.m., are one hour in length and are followed by a complimentary reception, affording concertgoers an opportunity to meet the artists and mingle with fellow music lovers. Visit srfol.org.

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