camera lucida 2019-2020

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Dear Musical Friends!

It is with great pleasure that we announce the 12th season of Camera Lucida chamber music performances. After more than a decade of friendship, shared musical labor and exhilarating performances, we feel fortunate to carry on this tradition in the extraordinary setting of the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, and in the presence of all of you, our invaluable listeners and supporters. This season we will conclude our multi-year exploration of the complete String Quartets of Beethoven, to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth. We will also venture into the special worlds of rarely-performed masterpieces by the likes of Francis Poulenc, Arthur Foote, Franz Schmidt, Frank Bridge, Gyorgy Kurtag and Darius Milhaud -- worlds of rare coloristic and textural beauty. We look forward to seeing you as we start the new season on October 14, 2019!

Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between five musicians with diverse backgrounds.  Created by a generous gift from the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund, Camera Lucida is a unique project matching masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire with a group of world-class instrumentalists who happen to call San Diego home.

True to the original social function of chamber music, Camera Lucida is a project of friendship and personal exploration. Jeff Thayer, Che-Yen Chen, Charles Curtis, Anthony Burr and Reiko Uchida, with other occasional guests, have traveled over this last decade through an astonishing range of music; our performances are the outward emanations of an intense interaction of discussion and rehearsal. We welcome our listeners as part of this interaction -- invaluable and indispensable as listening partners and musical friends.

photo credit: Beth Ross-Buckley