The Rape Kit


"The Rape Kit," featuring author and Slope Editions Prize award-winning Terri Witek, will juxtapose new poetry with historically informed musical performances to depict centuries of movement through a culture that creates and sustains "ordinary violence."

WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 2020 (time TBD)


ADMISSION: By donation

FEATURING: Terri Witek (author & performer), Corryn Cummins (actor), Amy K. Harmon (actor), Donnie Smith (actor & co-director), Ariel Pisturino (voice), Sarah Reynolds (voice), Katherine Trimble (voice), Marylin Winkle (viola da gamba & baroque cello), and more. Opening readings by Los Angeles based authors. Talk-back and reception to follow.

Le Roman de Jeanne d'Arc (The Romance of Joan of Arc)


Christine de Pizan’s Song of Joan of Arc was written in 1429, at the height of Joan’s heroism, one year before her capture and two years before her execution. Christine, who also famously authored the Book of the City of Ladies, also passed away around this time. By staging this text alongside French music from the period, we strive to depict the virtues and pitfalls of Joan’s many complicated loves: of self, of King, and of country.

WHEN: Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 8:00pm

WHERE: UCLA Powell Library Rotunda


(Donations kindly accepted)

FEATURING: Corryn Cummins (actor), Amy K. Harmon (actor), Marisa De Silva (voice), Rachelle Romero (voice & harp), Katherine Trimble (voice), Aki Nishigushi (recorder), Marylin Winkle (vielle), Erin Young (lute)

A Holiday Soirée

medieval feast.png

L.A. Camerata & Maryanne Reall’s Combo de Jazz unite to perform an eclectic mix of holiday favorites through the ages: Renaissance and Baroque carols (on period instruments!), classics, jazz standards, bossa nova, and sweet blues avec un touche francaise. Treats and drinks provided!

Proceeds to support L.A. Camerata’s participation at the Berkeley Early Music Festival and ongoing programming at Salon de Jazz.

WHEN: Saturday, December 14, 2019 at *8:00PM 

*Doors open 7:00PM

WHERE: Salon de Jazz (address disclosed upon RSVP)
TICKETS: $25. Make an online donation and RSVP to

La Mirtilla, scenes from a play by Isabella Andreini (1588)


DSCF7619 (2).jpg

Department of Theatre, Film and Digital Production
Presents a staged reading performed at the upcoming Legacies of Commedia dell' Arte conference, organized by Prof. Erith Jaffe-Berg
La Mirtilla
Scenes from a play by Isabella Andreini (1588)

A production by L.A. Camerata, directed by Marylin Winkle
Seventeen years before the first performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream (1605), Isabella Andreini dedicated her pastoral drama, La Mirtilla (1588), to Lady Lavinia della Rovere. Yet, there is no evidence that this work has ever been performed! Andreini represents many shades of love in a comedic tapestry that stands out from other pastorals with its moments of gravity that resonate with today's #metoo movement. Our staged reading (in English, translated by Dr. Julie Campbell) will include live music by women composers on period instruments.
Featuring: Matthew Hancock, Amy K. Harmon, Michaela Slezak, Donnie Smith, and Marylin Winkle
WHEN: Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 8:00pm
WHERE: UC Riverside, Studio Theatre, ARTS 113
FREE and open to the public.

This performance is part of the Legacies of Commedia dell' arteconference: “Others” and the production of theatre from early-modern Italy through modern-day California
Organized by Prof. Erith Jaffe-Berg, Department of Theatre, Film and Digital Production
Learn more  

Parking: TBA
Information: (951) 827-3245  

Sponsored by grants from the Center for Ideas and Society, the University of California Office of the President Multi-campus Research Programs and Initiative Funding through the UC Humanities Research Institute and the UCR Department of Theatre, Film and Digital Production.

BHNA Winners Performance #2: The Interludes


L.A. Camerata is proud to perform highlights from last season’s program, Musicos ruyseñores: Nightingale Songs from Spain to Latin America for The Interludes series in Torrance.

WHEN: Saturday, November 16 at 3:00pm

WHERE: First Lutheran Church & School
2900 W. Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90503
(on the south side of Carson Street just east of Maple)
For a Google map, click here.

For information, call Classical Crossroads at (310) 316-5574 or click here.

FREE admission - Donations Appreciated

BHNA Winners Performance #1: Music By The Sea

mbs-season-pass19-20-poster small.jpg

L.A. Camerata is proud to perform highlights from last season’s program, Musicos ruyseñores: Nightingale Songs from Spain to Latin America for the Music By The Sea series in Encinitas.

WHEN: Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7:30pm

WHERE: Encinitas Library

Since 2012, the City has presented Music By The Sea, a ticketed concert series at the Encinitas Library. Nine monthly Friday night concerts feature talented artists who are the winners of the Beverly Hills National Auditions. Under the Artistic Direction of Laura Schmieder, more than 100 local and international artists are juried to participate in the annual auditions. Nine artists/ensembles are selected for the monthly concerts which take place in Encinitas, Thousand Oaks and Beverly Hills. A Season Pass is $115 and individual concert tickets are $14 each. "A much-sought-after opportunity for performers...the talent level is extremely high." (Los Angeles Times)  

Click here for information on upcoming concerts and to purchase tickets. 

Click here for the 2019/20 Music By The Sea season brochure.   

Hymns for Greek Women, from Sappho to Roussos


From the Greek humnos, a hymn is an ode or song of praise of a god or hero. Hymns for women carry a special significance in their worship of a woman’s strength or valor rather than her beauty or virtue.

This concert will feature music and poetry by Sappho, Kassia, Theodosia Roussos, and others.

WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 8:00PM

WHERE: UCLA Powell Library Rotunda


(Donations kindly accepted)

FEATURING: Rachelle Romero (voice & harp), Theodossia Roussos (voice & composer), Argenta Walther (voice & percussion), Marylin Winkle (voice, vielle, & cello), Nicholas Bentz (violin), Kate Outterbridge (viola), Spencer Artwick (guitar)