Trio Zadig to add to global flavor to 22nd annual iPalpiti Festival

France’s Trio Zadig will be in residence in Encinitas at the iPalpiti Festival classical-music festival, which will also feature young performers from 22 countries


Now in its 22nd year, the iPalpiti Festival opens in Encinitas on Wednesday and runs through Saturday, before moving to Los Angeles.

Billed as “the United Nations of Music,” this year’s edition will feature young classical music artists from 22 countries, including Japan, Turkey and Azerbaijan.

France’s Trio Zadig — the festival’s ensemble-in-residence — and eight iPalpiti soloists will perform Wednesday, July 10, Thursday and Friday at Encinitas Library. Their repertoire includes works by Ravel, Bernstein, Schumann and others.

The first Saturday evening concert at Encinitas’ St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church will feature a “violin extravaganza,” while the second will feature the Palpiti Orchestra, conducted by Eduard Schmeider, playing pieces by Brahms, Mendelssohn and others.

22nd annual iPalpiti Festival: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, Thursday and Friday at Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive; and 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 890 Balour Drive, Encinitas. $20 (Wednesday-Friday), $35 (Saturday). Four-concert packages cost $90. (800) 595-4849.