CHICO’s Young Artists Series 2019 features 15-year-old David Shiang performing Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 (1st mvt); 16-year-old Stephen Saw performing the Bruch Violin Concerto (1st mvt); 15-year-old Noah Laber performing the Marcello Oboe Concerto (2nd mvt) and guest conductor Daniel Newman-Lessler. Also on the program is Brahms’ Tragic Overture, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel’s Overture, Bizet’s Jeux d’enfants, and Benedetto Marcello’s Introduction, Aria and Presto.
Friday, January 25, 2019 performance begins at 7:30 pm, at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 25 N. Las Posas Road, Camarillo.
Sunday, January 27, 2019 performance begins at 3:00 pm, at First United Methodist Church of Ventura, 1338 East Santa Clara Street in Ventura.
CHICO is a non-profit charitable 501(c)(3) organization administered by a 16-member board of directors. Dr. KuanFen Liu is CHICO’s artistic director. CHICO includes more than fifty professional musicians from Ventura County. For example:
Prior to moving to Camarillo, CHICO’s first clarinetist David Singer was principal clarinetist of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Prior to retirement, he performed at the White House for Presidents Carter and Clinton and played more than 100 recordings that included Grammy awards. He also recorded chamber music with Yehudi Menuhin, Rudolf Serkin, Yo Yo Ma, Pinchas Zukerman and members of the Guarneri, Emerson, Orion, and Shanghai String Quartet.
Flutist Mariana Smith has performed all kinds of music: solos, ensembles and symphonies. She has played in concert halls throughout Britain, Germany and other parts of Europe. Since 1998, Mariana has been on the faculty of Ventura College. She teaches private lessons and works as a freelance musician, performing on flute, piano and organ.
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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. Mozart’s Requiem will be performed May 7 and May 12, 2017 with CSU Channel Islands Choir.
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