The Channel Islands Orchestral Suite by Ashley Broder was commissioned by Dr. KuanFen Liu and the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra in 2017. The piece is set to premiere in fall 2019. This lecture, with guest biologist, William Hoyer, intends to introduce to the public the new commissioned work through the eyes of the composer, performers and advocates.
- Santa Paula – Thursday, April 4, 6:30-8PM at Blanchard Community Library, 119 N 8th St, Santa Paula, California 93060
- Simi Valley – Saturday, April 20, 2:30-3:30PM at Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Rd, Simi Valley, California 93063
- Ventura – Friday, May 24, 6:00pm at Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St, Ventura
- Santa Barbara – Date/time TBA at the Botanic Garden
The southern California Channel Islands are a remarkable ocean treasure embodying a wealth of natural and cultural resources. The biodiversity of the Channel Islands is unsurpassed, but its ecosystem is fragile. The performance of the Channel Islands Suite Project will serve to further enlighten the community as to this unique archipelago, which is virtually on our doorstep, encouraging conservation efforts and furthering support of restoration programs, by means of the performing arts.
The lecture Series are sponsored partially by the CSU Channel Islands Scholarly Research and Creative Activities Grant.