CHICO completed the 13th season in May 2016. The Artistic Director and Board of Directors are busy planning next year’s season beginning October 2016.


Dr. KuanFen Liu is CHICO’s Artistic Director. Orchestra members are drawn primarily from Ventura County. The 16-member board of directors meets regularly to plan and administer CHICO activities.  


CHICO presents Peter & the Wolf to 4th grade audiences in collaboration with the Ventura Unified School District. Children, ages 9-10 years, learn concert etiquette while they enjoy Prokofiev’s music and humorous story.

CHICO allows young performers to develop talent. Vocal and instrumental auditions are held in September each year. Each winner is invited to perform a concerto, or an aria, or another work appropriate for performance with a chamber orchestra.


CHICO receives generous support from donors, sponsors, friends and volunteers. Each season includes 5 programs and 12 performances, including children’ concerts. We cannot maintain this effort without financial support. Please join the ranks as a donor or volunteer. We need your help.