The UCLA Camarades perform movements from quintets by Brahms and Elgar, and from trios by Beethoven and Schoenfield.
UCLA Camarades ("The Music of Friends") is the title given to the chamber music program at UCLA, guided and driven by the String Department. It offers superior coaching to all ensembles incorporating strings, from trios to octets, with a special consideration to the rich string quartet literature. These endeavors of study and instruction are crowned by quarterly concerts, and form the basis of the group's essential experience on stage.
The UCLA Camarades Ensemble is a versatile chamber music group ranging from duos to a full string orchestra composed of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music's acclaimed string faculty and its most gifted students. This ensemble is constituted for campus and off-campus concerts, granting students the privilege to learn via on-stage performance with their mentors at the highest standards, and to share with them the joy of chamber music. Since its inception in 2009, Camarades ensembles have performed at numerous chamber music series and venues of Los Angeles including previous performances at LACMA's Sundays Live, Trinity Lutheran Church in Manhattan Beach, Dilijan Series in Zipper hall, Music Guild (Los Angeles), and as featured guests at the Los Angeles Philanthropic Committee for the Arts' annual gala at the Chandler Pavillion. Recent residencies with acclaimed performances at international festivals in Yerevan, Armenia and in Tuscany, Italy have made for particularly enriching experiences.