Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra (CHICO) provides a series of five concerts a year in October, November, January, March and May at two locations: Camarillo and Ventura, California.


First United Methodist Church of Ventura


Rancho Campana Performing Arts Center

Upcoming performances:

Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Rancho Campana Performing Arts Center, at 4235 Mar Vista Dr, Camarillo, CA 93010.

Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm, at the  First United Methodist Church of Ventura, 1338 East Santa Clara Street, Ventura.


Dr. KuanFen Liu is CHICO’s artistic director. The orchestra roster includes more than 40-50 professional musicians from Ventura County. CHICO is a non-profit charitable 501(c)(3) organization administered by a 16-member board of directors.


Jazzy Holiday with Miriam Arichea and the Rubicon Harmonix, November 19, 2016



CHICO performs Peter & the Wolf for thousands of 4th-grade students each year. Prokofiev’s classic tale is a cornerstone of elementary school music education.    event-vmf

CHICO invites local youths, 21 years or younger, to audition to perform a solo with the orchestra in the January concert.

CHICO and the Channel Islands Choral Association (CICA) provides an opportunity for vocalists and music students to perform a major choral work in the May concert.

CHICO provides Music Appreciation Activity Books to keep children busy during the concert. Children in the audience can pick up the Junior Music Aficionado badge to wear to the next concert.


CHICO is a community resource that needs your support. We are looking for donors, corporate sponsors and volunteers. To make a charitable contribution through PayPal, please click the “Donate” button below. To obtain advertising (or acknowledgement) space in the concert program, click the “Sponsor” button. If you have skills to offer, click the “Volunteer” button to submit contact information and your ideas.