Music Series

Music in the Library

Sponsored by Friends of the Fallbrook Library

All Music Series events are held in the Library’s Community Room
Featured artists and performance dates and times vary!
No reservations necessary, seating is on a “first come” basis
Admission – FREE!



pianist, Kasey Kay

Tuesday, July 23, 1PM



Kasey Kay, one of San Diego county’s most beloved classical concert pianist returns to Fallbrook Library to treat her fans to some of Chopin’s and Bach’s most challenging compositions. Her dazzling virtuosity and inspired interpretation keep her fans coming back. She has developed a stellar reputation for both technical brilliance and interpretive nuance by capturing the passion and emotive sensitivity of the composers she admires. Since her San Diego debut 2005 at the Athenaeum in La Jolla she has thrilled audiences with her dramatic and inimitable style. She has performed all over San Diego County from Fallbrook to Julian, from the Lyceum Theatre to the Encinitas and Carmel Valley Libraries always leaving her audiences begging for more. Her dazzling performances have delighted audiences throughout the county and brought them back for more. Recording soundtracks for Korean Television dramas and movies is another aspect of her music career success. Ms. Kay, formerly Kyungshil Ji, a native of Seoul, Korea, discovered her love of music as a child in her very musical family. Her father, a trumpet player, her older sister, a composer, her brother, a French Horn player and music arranger/composer for numerous movie and television productions inspired her to develop her skills for the piano forte at age 6. As early as junior high she was winning competitions and by the end of high school won the Beethoven competition which landed her a full scholarship at Han Yang University, the revered music university in Korea. Each year she distinguished herself and received additional scholarships through graduation. There, after several years of developing her musical career playing in groups she came to San Diego and discovered her calling, to be a piano soloist. She poured her heart into this and demonstrated her artistry for American audiences in 2005 at the Athenaeum Library for the arts in La Jolla. 

Since then, she has played annual concerts for the Athenaeum and at the Lyceum Theater in San Diego. In 2019 she performed at the Conrad, La Jolla Music Society’s performing arts center. Shortly after settling here she began studying with Dr. Karen Follingstad, Senior Professor of performance for piano at SDSU. As her mentor and coach for her MA degree, Kasey has developed her range and virtuosity which has culminated in her invitation to compete at the Schlern International Music Festival in Tyrol, Italy in 2012. Since then she has performed at numerous venues throughout the county bringing records crowds and adulation from critics that know and treasure her musical gifts.

I. Deux Arabesques, L66            Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Andantino con moto  Allegretto scherzando
II. Prelude from Pour Le Piano     Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
III. Sonata, Op.109                     Beethoven (1770-1827)
Vivace ma non troppo   Adagio expressivo    Prestissimo
IV. Siciliano No. 2, BWV 1031      Bach (1685-1750)
arranged by Wilhelm Kempff (1895-1991)
V. Chaconne D minor BWV 1004    J.S. Bach / Busoni (1866 -1924)
VI. Scherzo  No. 1 in B minor Op.20      Frederic Chopin  (1810 – 1849)
VII. Libertango      Piazzolla  (1921-1992)