Out & About

You can find CHICO musicians out and about, performing in different venues.

Saturday, December 3, 2022, 9:00 am
Flutist Ann Erwin and pianist Edith Orloff will be playing a program called “In the Music Room with Jane Austen” for a meeting of the Southwest chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America. The performance features music of the late 1700s and early 1800s that Jane Austen could have heard or even played. Some of the pieces will be performed from her music notebooks, preserved at her home in England.

Sunday, March 22, 2020, 2:00 pm
Flutist Ann Erwin and pianist Edith Orloff will play a concert of Women Composers in celebration of Women’s History Month and the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in the United States, at the Camarillo Library 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, California. Music by Clara Schumann, Germaine Tailleferre, Katherine Hoover, Princess Anna Amalie of Prussia, Lili Boulanger, Peggy Glanville-Hicks.

Sunday March 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm flutist Ann Erwin and pianist Edie Orloff are celebrating Women’s History Month with Music for Flute and Piano by Women Composers. The musical celebration is at Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 East Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362. Admission is free. Composers include Anna Amalia, Lili Boulanger, Claude Arrieu, Germaine Talleferre and Katherine Hoover.


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 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.