The South Bay Chamber Music Society is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1963 by renowned violinist Ruth Breytspraak to promote the appreciation of great music in the South Bay. We present Southern California's finest professional musicians in pairs of monthly concerts (Friday evenings, followed by Sunday afternoons) free to the public. A brief history is provided with more background information. For more information about the South Bay Chamber Music Society, please e-mail Jim Patterson by clicking here.
For the major part of our funding, we rely on the generous donations of individuals and corporations. If you would like to contribute, please click here. The primary purpose of the funds is for the musicians; our organization is run entirely by volunteers. The concerts are also made possible in part by the recording industries' Music Performance Trust Fund as arranged by the Professional Musicians, Local 47, AFM, by the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, and by the Cities of Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, and Rolling Hills Estates. Our corporate sponsors include TRW Space & Defense, later Northrup Grumann, which have provided continuous financial support since our inception in 1963, and The Print Network, exclusive printers for the South Bay Chamber Music Society. Hosting services for this website are donated by Palos Verdes on the Net.
This website was created in 1996 by Jim Eninger. It underwent a major update during the first six months of 1999 when all past seasons were transcribed, indexed, and converted to html by a team of dedicated volunteers including Jim Eninger, Dorothy Fitzgerald, Gerry Holleman, Barry Lamont, Bill Malcolm, and Bob Margulies, with much of the archival information coming from the files of Sidney Stafford. The site was produced with Corel's WordPerfect Internet Publisher, except for the Musician's Index, which was produced by a program written in C by Bob Margulies that reads all the past seasons and writes the Musicians' Index in html. Management of the website was continued by Bob Margulies after Jim's resignation from the Board of Directors of the Chamber Music Society in 1999. Peter Landecker became Webmaster in February 2009. Gary Gordon became Music Program Director in December 2010.
For comments and suggestions about the SBCMS web site, please contact Webmaster Peter Landecker by clicking here. If you are a musician who has performed or is scheduled to perform on our series, we would be pleased to host your biography and photo at no charge.
To provide any feedback or suggestions regarding SBCMS music programming, please contact Music Program Director Gary Gordon by clicking here.
For other comments and suggestions regarding SBCMS activities, please contact Jim Paterson by clicking here.
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