Dr. KuanFen Liu
Artistic Director & Conductor

Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra

The mission of the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra is to enrich the cultural community of Ventura County, connecting audiences of all generations to live classical and contemporary orchestral music.

Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra (CHICO) hosts five concerts per year in two locations:  Camarillo and Ventura, California.

Artistic Director

CHICO is a non-profit charitable 501(c)(3) organization administered by an 8–member board of directors. Dr. KuanFen Liu is CHICO’s artistic directorCHICO includes more than fifty professional musicians from Ventura County. 



2017 Soloists: Rebecca Beerstein (violin) Peter Glass (piano) Celina Wu & Ashley Wong (clarinets) Angela Marvin (cello)

Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra provides a high quality venue for talented young performers in Ventura County. CHICO invites local youths, 21 years or younger, to audition to perform a solo with the orchestra. For audition information CLICK HERE

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

CHICO hosts an annual classical music assembly for the 4th graders in the Ventura Unified School District.