The City of Encinitas’ Cultural Arts Department kicked off its 2019-2020 Music by the Sea concert series in September with award-winning artists Andrew Harrison (saxophone) and Nadia Azzi (piano) with accompanist Jason Lo. Upcoming concerts include Roksana Zeinapur (soprano) and Lukasz Yoder (piano) on Oct. 18 and the L.A. Camerata ensemble and Oakwood Brass quintet on Nov. 15. There will be no concert in December.

Music by the Sea’s nine monthly Friday night concerts feature talented artists or ensembles who are the winners of the Beverly Hills National Auditions. Under the artistic direction of Laura Schmieder, more than 100 local and international artists are juried to participate in the annual auditions. Nine artists are then selected for the monthly concerts which take place in Encinitas, Thousand Oaks, and Beverly Hills. All Encinitas concerts are held at the Encinitas Library at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and more information visit or contact Jim Gilliam at 760-633-2746.