Please join us at our final concert of the season, featuring the Myriad Trio:
Mendelssohn: Sonata in D Major for cello and piano, op.58
Respighi: Trittico Boticelliano for flute, viola and harp
Weber: Trio for flute, cello and piano
Monday, June 6th, 2011, 8:00pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, UCSD
**also – stay tuned for 2011-2012 program information, forthcoming shortly!
Camera Lucida – the illuminated chamber, the lighted room – stands as figure for the radiance great works of chamber music bring to a space shared by musicians and listeners. Our fourth season offers nine concerts in the superb acoustics of UCSD’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, surveying little-known masterpieces as well as familiar landmarks of the chamber music repertoire, spanning the High Baroque to the middle of the twentieth century.
Our concerts feature the outstanding solo instrumentalists of the San Diego Symphony alongside UCSD performance faculty and guests from the international chamber music world. Blending the precision and cohesiveness of an established ensemble with widely varying instrumentation, Camera Lucida is San Diego’s own chamber music project presenting vibrant, fresh and expressive performances in an intimate and acoustically perfect setting.
The 2011-2012 season boasts numerous highlights: string sextets of Richard Strauss and Brahms; an all-Beethoven program including the String Quartet opus 131; Chausson’s searing Concerto for Violin, Piano and Quartet; the triptych of sonatas that Claude Debussy composed at the end of his life; music of Bach’s admired contemporary Jan Zelenka; Mozart’s reflections on Bach; Schoenberg’s late-Romantic Second String Quartet; Shostakovich’s profound Viola Sonata; the nearly-orchestral Siegfried Idyll of Wagner, in its original instrumentation; and rarities for the exquisite combination of flute, viola and harp played by the Myriad Trio.
Camera Lucida also summons up the image of a lens, or a prism: the optical instruments used by Renaissance artists as an aid in rendering perspective. A concert series is also a rendering of historical perspective. Great works of chamber music move us, not only as sound, but as links to other worlds, as memories and reflections of earlier cultures, and of the accumulations of thought, critique, listening and remembering that have built up over centuries. A concert series is thus an interpretation, a living thought-world merging the past and the present through live performance.
Camera Lucida is made possible through the extraordinary generosity of Sam Ersan. Subscriptions (at a considerable savings from the already-reasonable single-concert price) are a wonderful way to accompany us on our path. We warmly invite you to join us every month from October to June in our shared undertaking, illuminating together, through listening and performing, some of the greatest artistic creations of the last few centuries.