CElebrating carol henry

Friday, May 19, 2023


214 S. Main Street, Los Angeles (Valet Parking)

6 p.m.  Reception
7 p.m. Performance
8 p.m. Dinner

We are thrilled to announce our Gala has been completely underwritten, therefore all revenues from tickets and donations directly benefit Camerata Pacifica.

Leadership Gift by
Eva & Marc Stern

Performances underwritten by
Terri & Jerry Kohl

Design and décor underwritten by
Alyce Williamson

On Friday, May 19th, 2023, downtown LA’s Vibiana Cathedral will be transformed into a palace of baroque splendour for an evening of sparkling entertainment, fine food and wines, and the conviviality of colleagues, family and friends.

Headlining a performance of baroque favorites will be sopranista Samuel Mariño with musicians of Camerata Pacifica.

This will be an unforgettable evening, honoring a person whose generosity has touched so many arts organizations in Los Angeles.

Please join us.

All will be in support of Camerata Pacifica, an internationally recognized chamber music group which performs at The Huntington Library, the Colburn School, and locations in Ventura and Santa Barbara. The Henrys have been major supporters of Camerata Pacifica for over a quarter of a century and they established the group’s downtown Los Angeles presence.

Please join us to make this evening a truly memorable event for Carol. You’re not opening yourself to another annual gala — this is a stand-alone celebration. Nor will you be subjected to any additional fundraising during the evening — this is a party!


PLanning committee

Jennifer Diener, Chairman William
T. Kennedy
Kali Kopley Henry
John Nuckols
Nancy Sanders
Eric Small
Kimberley Valentine
Alyce Williamson

Celebration committee

Lynn Booth
Janet Ciriello
Alice Coulombe
Annette Ermshar
Georgianna Erskine
Connie Gavin
Joan H. Hotchkis
Terri Kohl
Diane Morton
Eva Stern
Geneva Thornton

Dinner committee

Raoul Balcaen
Ann Dobson Barrett
Marianne Battistone & Philip Norwood
K&F Baxter Family Foundation
Lynn Booth & Kent Kresa
Valerie & Titus Brenninkmeijer
Janet Ciriello
Edward & Alicia Clark
Nancy Bell Coe & Bill Burke
Albert Cosand
Alice Coulombe
Hilary Crahan
Don & Gabriela Crowell
Joan Davidson
Jennifer Diener & Eric Small
Mary Tonetti Dorra
Michael Dreyer
Thomas Dudley
Jerry & Kathleen Eberhardt
Ann Ehringer
Georgianna Erskine
Stan & Judith Farrar
Alan Fisher
Pat & Sandy Gage
Connie Gavin
Terry & Joann Gloege
Katie Gray
Carol Colburn Grigor
Dr. Cornelia Haag-Molkenteller
Diane Henderson
Mike & Tally Henry
Will & Kali Henry
Joan H. Hotchkis
J.H.B. Kean & Toby Mayman
Susan Keats
Bill & Priscilla Kennedy

David Lessoff
Paula & Miguel Levy
Lillian Lovelace
Renee & Meyer Luskin
Beverly Marksbury
Janelle Morton
James Mulally
Arnie & Gretl Mulder
Diane Naegele
Karin Nelson, Maren Henle, Eugene Hibbs
Mahnaz & David Newman
Terry & Susan Northrop
Harold & Penny Ray
David Robertson & Nancy Alex
Robert Ronus
Monica G. & Trevor Roper
SahanDawyi Foundation
Nancy & Barry Sanders
Dr. Heinrich & Barbara Schelbert
Randy & Mona Shulman
Joni Smith
Steve Sherman
Adrian Spence
Eugene & Marilyn Stein
Gretel Stephens
Barry & Mollie Taylor
Laney Techentin
Joan Thompson
Charles & Geneva Thornton
Brigitta Troy & Alden Lawrence
Kimberley Valentine
Andrea Van de Kamp
Christopher Walker
Sanford Weimer
Richard West & Eric Fischer


Passed Hors d’oeuvres

Nashi Pear Skewer,Ginger Cashew, Crispy Shallots
Turkey Slider, Basil Aioli, Gruyere, Pickled Fresno
Dungeness Crab Cake, Classic Remoulade
Albacore Tuna, Serrano, Grapefruit, Avocado, Sea Salt, Sesame Rice Cracker
Crostini, Pea Remoulade, Burrata, Mint

First Course

Wild Mushroom Tart, Frisée, Sherry Vinaigrette
Goat Cheese Tart, Golden Beets, Parsley
Chicken Bastilla Tart, Apricots, Toasted Almond


Rosemary Risotto Cake, Foraged Mushrooms,
Braised greens, Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce
Ginger Black Cod, Jasmine Rice, Yellow Curry, Spinach
Beef Short Rib, Potato Puree, Cipollini Onions, Haricots Verts, Bordelaise Sauce


Salted Chocolate Tart, Caramel, Honeycomb, Vanilla Bean Cream

Start planning your glamorous attire
for this sparkling evening!

To receive an invitation, have an invitation sent to friends,
make a reservation or donation, or inquire about
transportation and accommodation
email Al Simpkins at al@cameratapacifica.org, or call (805) 884 8410.

Copies of Los Angeles Charitable Solicitation Permit #D0053 are available upon request.
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