Concerts

Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 7:00 pm at Rancho Campana Performing Arts Center, at 4235 Mar Vista Drive, Camarillo. 2nd performance: Sunday, October 13, 20193:00 pm, at First United Methodist Church of Ventura, 1338 East Santa Clara Street, Ventura.  Program: World premiere of The Channel Islands Orchestral Suite by Ashley Broder, commissioned by CHICO – a meditative set of tone poems inspired by the eight islands. The concert will include Santa Monica Mountains by composer Bevan Manson which was commissioned by CHICO in 2015 – a piece with more of a jazz influence that contrasts the quiet mood of the Channel Islands with a more frantic feel of traffic on the Pacific Coast Highway. Plan on attending a presentation of slides and discussion of biological diversity, vulnerabilities and preservation of the Channel Islands – starts an hour before the concert. 

Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 7:00 pm at Rancho Campana Performing Arts Center, at 4235 Mar Vista Dr, Camarillo, CA. 2nd performance: Sunday, December 8, 2019, at 3:00 pm at First United Methodist Church of Ventura, 1338 East Santa Clara Street, Ventura CA. Program:  Miriam Arichea will bring her Broadway Juniors to sing music of the season. In addition, Miriam will perform the Gershwin Piano Concerto in F Major which will give us a fun, jazzy and joyous program to lead us into the holiday season. Join us for cookies and cocoa 30 minutes before the concert. 

Saturday, February 8, 2020, at 7:00 pm, at Rancho Campana Performing Arts Center, at 4235 Mar Vista Dr, Camarillo, CA. 2nd performance: Sunday, February 9, at 3:00 pm at First United Methodist Church of Ventura, 1338 East Santa Clara Street, Ventura. Program: This concert is particularly popular and satisfying because it is an important part of our youth outreach effort and presents the excitement of young musicians as they perform as soloists with the orchestra. We had a record number of auditions this year and also a record number of soloists selected for performance in the concert. You will see seven young players on stage displaying there considerable. musical skills.

Saturday, April 4, 2020, at 7:00 pm at Rancho Campana Performing Arts Center, at 4235 Mar Vista Drive, Camarillo. 2nd performance: Sunday, April 5, 2020, at 3:00 pm, at First United Methodist Church of Ventura, 1338 East Santa Clara Street, Ventura. Program:  This concert series is a confluence of the myriad skills of our Artistic Director, KuanFen Liu. It is a combined result of her considerable talents in both orchestral and choral conducting. It also is a partnership of the orchestra with the Channel Islands Choral Association and Choir of the California State University at Channel Islands. The power of combining full orchestra with large choir is mind-bending and a extraordinary experience. 

Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm at Rancho Campana Performing Arts Center, at 4235 Mar Vista Dr, Camarillo, CA 93010. 2nd performance: Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 3:00 pm at First United Methodist Church of Ventura, 1338 East Santa Clara Street, Ventura. Program:  Drama comes with any night at the opera and usually enhanced by the demise of the soprano. Regardless, this is always a popular and well-attended concert of the season because of the glory of the music and the familiar themes chosen. This year, we are planning favorite excerpts from opera scenes which will provide context and a theatrical element to the music. 

 

Previous Concerts

April 2019, March 2919, January 2019, November, 2018, October 2018, August 2018

May 2018, March 2018February 2018November 2017October 2017, (2017-2018 Poster)

May 2017March 2017January 2017November 2016October 20162015-2016 Season