Executive Director Letter


2016-17 Season Welcome

Dear Camarada Friends,

It is with great pleasure and anticipation that I welcome you to Camarada’s 2016-17 Season! Join Camarada as we continue to explore this wonderful world of music in beautiful venues with amazing artists. After many hours of intriguing research and deliberation with Co-Artistic Director Dana Burnett, we are thrilled and very proud to present a series of artistic programs that are truly illuminating, uplifting & stimulating. There are no boundaries or walls to our programming – if the music speaks to us – we will offer the musical experience to you!

Enter, Experience & Engage is our motto for the season. In these fast-paced modern times, I find it increasingly important to engage in experiences that refresh and inspire.  Camarada offers a musical experience that is an escape from the ordinary, everyday life. Let us take you away!

  • During this year, through carefully curated programming, Camarada will:
    perform transformative music from well-known composers such as Copland, Gershwin, Piazzolla, Brahms, Schubert, Ravel, and Tan Dun all the way to local jazz and new gems from Chick Corea, Bright Sheng, Stefan Cwik and Libby Larsen.
  • present 20 amazing local musicians
  • introduce and feature living composer, Stefan Cwik from San Francisco
  • introduce 3 cutting edge local artist exhibits @ Bread & Salt.
  • showcase stunning exhibits @ Mingei International Museum
  • visit three beautiful San Diego homes as part of our Cabernet Fundraising Series
  • explore new arrangements and transcriptions to delight your senses
  • offer local garden tastes @ Bread & Salt REMIXX Boutique Concerts
  • AND as always we will tell musical stories worth hearing and also have the pleasure of meeting all of you!

From all of us on the Camarada team – we want to thank you for your love of classical music and for supporting our chamber music for all these years. Camarada exists today not because of our strength and perseverance, but because we have received continuous support from all of you, our wonderful audience members. Your contributions have let us continue to grow and evolve. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.