Pasadena Philanthropist Carol Henry, whose extraordinary generosity has touched numerous arts organizations will be celebrated at Camerata Pacifica’s gala on Friday, May 19, 2023, at Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles.
By News Desk
The historic Vibiana venue will be transformed into a palace of baroque splendor for an unforgettable evening of dazzling entertainment with Venezuelan-born male soprano superstar Samuel Mariño headlining a performance of baroque favorites with musicians of Camerata Pacifica, just days after his highly anticipated U.S. debut with the ensemble. Guests will also savor a gourmet dinner and fine wines. The black-tie optional gala has been completely underwritten so revenues from tickets and donations will directly benefit Camerata Pacifica, considered one of the nation’s leading chamber ensembles and celebrated for its adventurous programming.
Camerata Pacifica Artistic Director Adrian Spence said:
Carol Henry has been a pillar of support for music across the Southland. She is an avid concertgoer and arts booster who is incredibly passionate about the arts. She has served on the boards of numerous arts organizations, and regularly opens her Pasadena home for fundraisers and arts events. Carol, along with her late husband, Warner Henry, has generously supported local music organizations large and small for more than 40 years, making her an invaluable part of LA’s cultural fabric.
Carol Henry earned both Bachelor and Masters of Arts in education from Stanford University and taught in the Manhattan Beach school system until 1966 when she married Warner Henry. Carol’s volunteer career began with her involvement with the Junior League of Los Angeles in 1970. Since then, she has served on numerous community boards, including KCET Women’s Council, The National Council on Alcoholism, Cate School, Teach for America, Los Angeles Opera League, Pasadena Art Alliance and Art Center College of Design. Additionally, she has been a member of the Board of LA Opera since 1985 and served as president or chairman of the Executive Committee since 2005. On the Opera Board, she has also chaired the Development, Patron, Nominating and 20th Anniversary committees.
For gala tickets ($1,500/person) and information, call (805) 884-8410 or visit cameratapacifica.org. Camerata Pacifica’s gala’s leadership gift was provided by Eva and Marc Stern. The performances are underwritten by Jerry and Terri Kohl. The design and décor are underwritten by Alyce Williamson.
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