CAMA by the Sea

By Lynda Millner   |   April 19, 2022
CAMA’s Board President Deborah Bertling with event co-chairs Musette Profant and Sue Adams at their CAMA Spring Sunset by the Sea event

As CAMA’s (Community Arts Music Association) women’s board chair Deborah Bertling said, “After two years, we finally get to have an event: Spring Sunset by the Sea.” It was a full house at the new Cabrillo Pavilion with everyone enjoying the view, silent auction, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres. The Pavilion is truly beautiful and a great place to have a soirée.

The icing on the cake was a presentation by the musical director of the Broadway show Hamilton, Julian Reeve. He told his mother when she took him to a Broadway show at age 14, “‘I want to be a musical director.’ It changed my life and 28 years later I played Hamilton.” 

CAMA began in 1919 when a group of locals got together to create the Civic Music Committee. They wanted to present the finest in musical performances, including the new Los Angeles Philharmonic. They never stopped showcasing people like Pablo Casals, Vladimir Horowitz, Igor Stravinsky, Isaac Stern, and Marian Anderson.

CAMA has branched out with Music Matters, a docent-led music education program for children ages nine to 14. Docents are assigned a school where they present a monthly PowerPoint presentation. There’s accompanying music that can be played during the month. There are music assemblies giving live listening experiences. 

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Lisa Donnell-Reeve with Julian Reeve, who was the speaker for the CAMA event

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