Kalmia Garden Music & Arts Foundation
The Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, was created by fourth-generation Durham native Leah Gastler Mabbun to provide a relaxing retreat and performance venue for some of the nation’s best young musicians, and to provide a community resource for the music and arts.
Leah is a gifted violist holding degrees from Bard Conservatory, The Julliard School, and Rice University. Since early childhood, she has performed solo recitals and chamber music concerts in her home, at Durham’s United Churches, and the Durham Public Library. Currently a free-lance musician in Houston, Texas, she has performed throughout China, Thailand, Canada and the United States as both an orchestral and chamber musician.