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.