About Chamber Music LA
Chamber Music LA [Los Angeles Chamber Music Society] is a collective of six acclaimed presenters across Southern California. The partners: Camerata Pacifica, Colburn School, Jacaranda Music, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Pittance Chamber Music, and Salastina Los Angeles.
Chamber Music LA creates a thriving community of players and listeners to increase awareness and activity through collaboration.
Making LA the Chamber Music Capital of the World
Chamber Music LA owes its vision and existence to a true lover of the art form of chamber music, Warner Wheeler Henry (1938-2020).
Warner and Carol Henry’s leadership and generosity has formed and continues to shape the rich musical landscape of Los Angeles. Organizations such as the LA Chamber Orchestra, LA Opera, Musica Angelica, the Colburn School and so many others, owe their excellence and vitality, in large part, to the Henrys.
Near the end of his life, Warner aspired to realize a decades-long vision for Los Angeles’ classical music scene. He marveled at the caliber of Los Angeles musicians and was passionate about making chamber music more visible and widely available. Ultimately, in 2017, he founded Chamber Music Los Angeles (CMLA), an association of eight chamber music organizations, brought together for the purpose of promoting the great variety of chamber music throughout Los Angeles. Warner believed that this joining of forces would enable a more robust voice for chamber music, as well as benefit each individual organization. Since 2017, CMLA has established itself following Warner’s core directives – that all efforts serve the art form of chamber music, and that CMLA functions support the participating organizations — not replace them.
It is with profound gratitude and affection that we recognize the love and spirit of CMLA’s founding father, Warner Henry, and look forward to furthering his vision in the years to come.
Thank you for your interest in Chamber Music LA. Our mission is to create a thriving community of players and listeners; we are glad you are already part of that community. The six founding organizations are investing significant time and energy to define the group’s focus. As this developmental work is in progress, we have not yet determined how to broaden membership. We hope to be ready to engage in those discussions soon!