Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra (CHICO) performs a series of five concerts per year, in October, November, January, March and May.

Our next concert is at First United Methodist Church in Ventura1338 East Santa Clara Street, Ventura: Sunday, October 9th at 3:00 p.m. This is a single presentation only.


Dr. KuanFen Liu is CHICO’s artistic director. The orchestra roster includes 43 professional musicians from Ventura County. Fundraising, sponsorships and orchestra activities are administered by a 16-member board of directors.


CHICO reaches thousands of 4th-grade school children through performances of Peter & the Wolf. All 4th-grade students in Ventura will be transported to Ventura High School on Thursday, January 19th at 10 AM. Camarillo students will attend the concert on Friday, January 20th, location TBA. CHICO will feature youth soloists in the January concert. The CSU Channel Islands Choir will be featured in CHICO’s May 6-7, 2017 concerts.


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.