Chamber Music at the Clark

An annual series established in 1994, Chamber Music at the Clark presents internationally acclaimed ensembles and soloists in the drawing room of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. The series, which usually hosts seven concerts each year, honors the musical passion of William Andrews Clark Jr., an accomplished violinist and founder of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Chamber Music at the Clark is made possible by The Ahmanson Foundation; The Colburn Foundation; Martha Bardach; Catherine Glynn Benkaim, Ph.D. and Barbara Timmer; Dr. Marla C. Berns; Dr. Rogers Brubaker; Patricia Chock; Regina and Bruce Drucker; Beth S. Farb; Susan Harris; Judy and Sam Hellinger; Henry J. Bruman Endowment for Chamber Music; Dr. Sheldon H. Kardener and Monika Olofsson Kardener; Carol Krause; Mari and Edmund D. Edelman Foundation for Music and Public Service; Elaine and Bernie Mendes; Janet and Henry Minami; Bette I. and Jeffrey L. Nagin; Joyce Perry; Jeanne Robson; Jackie and Charles Schwartz; Dr. Patricia Bates Simun and Mr. Richard V. Simun Memorial Fund; Patricia Waldron, M.D., and Richard Waldron; and Roberta and Robert Young.

2020–21 Season–Chamber Music Conversations from the Clark

In response to the global pandemic in 2020, we are experimenting with a new series of free, online events called Chamber Music Conversations from the Clark, which combine programs recorded specifically for our audience and live conversations with the musicians. Bruce Whiteman, the former Head Librarian at the Clark and author of the much beloved program notes, leads the discussions with the musicians. Below is a list of past and upcoming events.

Videos from this season will be available for approximately 6 months from the event date:

October 18, 2020: Cheng² Duo
November 2020: Shanghai Quartet
December 13, 2020: Gryphon Trio

February 21, 2021: Ying Quartet

March 21, 2021: Arod Quartet

May 2, 2021: Verona Quartet

May 16, 2021: Jupiter String Quartet

Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival

This annual festival was founded in 1988 by Professor Henry J. Bruman (1913–2005), who sought to introduce new audiences to chamber music at informal concerts on the UCLA campus. Each summer, we present 4–5 free lunchtime concerts featuring acclaimed local musicians, including former UCLA music students.  In recent years, the concerts have been held in the Powell Library Rotunda.

The festival is made possible by the Henry J. Bruman Chamber Music Series Fund, the Jeffrey Family Trust (established by the late Professors Wendell E. Jeffrey and Bernice M. Wenzel), by a gift in memory of Raymond E. Johnson, and with support from the UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and Powell Library. Past seasons can be viewed below.

Past Events

Upcoming Events