You can find CHICO musicians out and about, performing in many different venues around Ventura County. Please check this page periodically for updates on public events involving CHICO musicians.
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 3 to 4:30 principal clarinetist David Singer will be interviewed about his life and career. $15 for general public, $10 students/seniors, no charge for members of Focus on the Masters. Immediately following the program join us for an AfterGLOW, a celebratory dinner at the Ojai home of Steve Newkirk and Virginia Kron. AfterGLOW is $30 for FOTM members, $40 for non-members. Paid reservations are required prior to September 25. Limited space, RSVP early to assure admission to dinner.
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 3 pm, at the Faulkner Gallery (Santa Barbara downtown library), Nicole McKenzie will perform Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s Fantasy for Solo Violin (2014). The work was commissioned by the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis for the 2014 competition, where it was a compulsory work for the sixteen semi-finalists. Of it, Zwilich (b. 1939) writes, “Any work for solo violin presents technical challenges, but it was my aim in writing Fantasy for Solo Violin to challenge the musical imagination and dramatic impulses of the violinist as well. For me, the best artist is not just a virtuoso but a creative spirit in communion with the music.”
Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 2pm, the Singer Chamber Players will perform at Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd. Camarillo, CA. Musicians include David Singer (clarinet), Virginia Kron (cello) and Daniel Newman (piano).
Sunday March 12, 2017 at 2pm, the Singer Chamber Players and guest violinist Steven Chang will perform for the Ojai Art Center Music Branch, at 5 Montgomery St. Ojai, CA. Musicians include David Singer (clarinet), Virginia Kron (cello), Daniel Newman (piano) and Steven Chang (violin). The concert will feature Quartet for the End of Time by Olivier Messiaen. General admission is $10, Art Center members and students $8.
Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 4 pm, the Singer Chamber Players will perform at St. Pauls Church, Telegraph Rd., Ventura CA. Musicians include David Singer (clarinet), Virginia Kron (cello) and Daniel Newman (piano). The program will feature Brahms Trio Op. 114.