August 2018


You are invited to a family-friendly magical musical tour led by the humbly magnificent Dr. Peter Illyich Grandioso, played by Brian McDonald. Your guide will introduce you to the orchestra, and he will guide you through the world of music through the eyes of several composers.

AugustFree concerts and movies in the park are held during the summer on Saturdays, at Constitution Park, at the corner of Paseo Camarillo and Carmen, near Carmen Plaza Shopping Center. CHICO’s concert on August 25, 2018, begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information please call (805) 987-7847.

Seating is open. Members of the audience may bring their own lawn chairs. You may want to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy before the concert, or you make purchase a meal from food trucks on sit

CHICO will play symphonic music written by liveliest and most imaginative composers for young people. Dr. Grandioso will explain what inspired them to create music that has the power to transport you to new worlds.

44550286 - school and book, vector backgroundCHICO will play music from movie soundtracks, including Hedwig’s Theme by John Williams (Harry Potter) and The Simpsons Main Title Theme by Danny Elfman.

Candide Overture by Leonard Bernstein, is frequently performed by major symphonies. Candide, the character, was an individual who saw the world as a wonderful place even though bad things were happening around him. Bernstein wanted listeners to share Candid’s bright and happy view of life through music

Felix Mendelssohn wrote Midsummer Night’s Dream when he was only 17 years old. The overture captures the frivolity of Shakespeare’s world and the music will transport you to an imaginary enchanted forest.

Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite was background music for a play. The main character travels from Norway to Africa and gets into all kinds of trouble. “Morning Mood” portrays singing birds and the rising sun. “Ase’s Death” is a fantasy-monologue to his mother, where he carries her away in a horse-drawn sleigh to St Peter, without realizing she has died. “Anitra’s Dance” is a seductive belly-dance. “Hall of the Mountain King” is a dream where Peer Gynt stands before the King of Trolls. Imagine a court swarming with trolls chasing Peer Gynt wildly until the Mountain King finally yells,”Isvann i blodet!” (“Cool it”)