Music

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 experimented with a new series of free, online events called Chamber Music Conversations from the Clark, which combined video 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, lead discussions with the musicians. Below is a list of these events.

Videos were available on our YouTube channel 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

  • 22 May

    Horszowski Trio, Chamber Music at the Clark

    Sunday, May 22, 2022
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Chamber Music at the Clark concert seating is determined via lottery. Concert pricing is $35 per person for general admission, and $10 each for UCLA students with ID. The booking-by-lottery entry form for Horszowski Trio concert seats posts here on Thursday, March 31, 2022. Lottery registration closes Thursday, April 21, 2022. Learn more about the booking-by-lottery system for securing Chamber Music at the...

  • 25 Jun

    PUBLIQuartet, Chamber Music at the Clark

    Saturday, June 25, 2022
    3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Chamber Music at the Clark concert seating is determined via lottery. This concert offers special pricing at $10 per person. The booking-by-lottery entry form for PUBLIQuartet concert seats posts here on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Lottery registration closes Thursday, May 19, 2022. Learn more about the booking-by-lottery system for securing Chamber Music at the Clark seats. All attendees must complete a pre-entry check to...