Listen to classical music by Latin American composers played by award-winning pianist Naomi Hobbs on Friday, Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. at the Coronado Library. Hobbs will be playing a selection of pieces from Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica, Curaçao, Brazil and Argentina in this installment of the Library’s Autumn Concert Series.
Hobbs, a concert pianist from Tokyo, started taking piano lessons at the age of four and earned her music degree at the Musashino Music University in Tokyo, where she also taught. She performed Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto with the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra in 1998 in Japan. With a teaching background at the San Diego Community College of Continuing Education, she was also music and choir director of the Pioneer Ocean View United Church of Christ in San Diego. Currently, she is the director and conductor of San Diego Japanese Chorus “The Harmonies.” Hobbs performs solo and piano duo concerts throughout the San Diego area and is also a composer and arranger.
All concerts in the series are free thanks to the support of the Friends of the Coronado Public Library. The Winn Room doors will open to the public 15 minutes prior to each performance. All performances will also be livestreamed on the Library’s Facebook Page.