Preconcert talk on Channel Islands by William Hoyer, natural resources manager of San Nicolas Island 

Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra (CHICO) offers five concerts a year. Our 2019-2020 calendar includes: October, December, February, April and June. Saturday evening performances in Camarillo; Sunday afternoon in Ventura. CHICO’s October concert will feature Ashley Broder’s composition  Channel Islands Orchestral Suite, a meditative set of tone poems inspired by the eight islands.

Saturday, October 12, 20197:00 pm at Rancho Campana Performing Arts Center, at 4235 Mar Vista DrCamarillo. (Preconcert talk at 6:00 pm)

Sunday, October 13, 20193:00 pm, at First United Methodist Church of Ventura, 1338 East Santa Clara Street, Ventura. (Preconcert talk at 2:00 pm)

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. Next February, seven young players will bring their considerable musical skills to the stage. For 2020 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.