The chamber music programs offered by the Center and the Clark are rapidly establishing a reputation for enhancing the cultural life of the community. At the core of these programs is Chamber Music at the Clark, a series established in 1994 with the support of a pilot grant from the Ahmanson Foundation of Los Angeles. Financial support for the series continues to grow, and several concerts take place at the Clark each year featuring internationally acclaimed chamber ensembles. The on-campus Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival, an existing series for which the Center assumed responsibility in the summer of 1998, has the additional aim of introducing new audiences to chamber music. Finally, Clark Recitals, developed since spring 2000, is the newest series.
Chamber Music at the Clark is made possible by the generous support of the Ahmanson Foundation, Catherine Glynn Benkaim and Barbara Timmer, Zsuzsa Berend and Rogers Brubaker, Donald Eversoll and his late wife Mary, Susan Harris, Elizabeth Herman and her late husband Gunter, Stephen A. Kanter, Carol Krause, Mari and Edmund D. Edelman Foundation for Music and Public Service, Janet and Henry Minami, Bette and Jeffrey Nagin, Joyce Perry, Celia and Bertram Raven, Jeanne Robson, Jackie and Charles Schwartz, Dr. Patricia Bates Simun and Mr. Richard V. Simun Memorial Fund, Patricia and Richard Waldron, and Roberta and Robert Young.
All music programs for the current year can be viewed on our calendar.
Chamber Music at the Clark tickets are available though a reservation-by-lottery system, you can find details here.
The UCLA Newsroom commissioned the making of a video about concerts at the Clark. The video features beautiful footage of the library, and of the Ying Quartet's visit to the Clark in 2012, as well appearances by some Clark regulars. Here is the video on YouTube: