On October 11th and 12th, Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra launched
its twefth season of bringing outstanding musical performances to Ventura County audiences. Clarinetist David Singer provided
two masterful performances of Mozart's Concerto in A major, followed by his personal interpretation of Gershwin's "Embracable
You" as an audience-pleasing encore. The orchestra was in fine form with the Overture to Don Giovanni
and Beethoven's Seventh Symphony.
December 13 and 14, David Etterbeek
gave two superb performances as soloist in F. J. Haydn's Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra. The CHICO strings opened the
first half of the program in fine form with selections from Montiverdi's Orfeo and the second half with Mozart's
Serenade "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik." The full orchestra rounded out the program with Harty's setting of G.F.
Handel's Water Music and Mozart's "Haffner" Symphony.
January, we will be presenting our annual performance of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf for fourth-graders.
On January 17 and 18, performers selected in our young artist auditions will be featured in the "Celebrating Youth"
concert. Pianist David Gatchel will play the first movement of Prokokiev's Piano Concerto No. 3; Cellist Madeline Offerman
will play the first movement of Kabalevsky's Cello Concerto No. 1; Soprano Haley Slade will sing Offenbach's Doll's Aria
and Gershwin's Summertime; Baritone Adam Hedelund will sing Gluck's "Che faro senza Euridice" from
Orpheus and Schubert's Ave Maria. In addition, the orchestra will perform Suite No. 2 from Bizet's
Following concerts for the 2014-15 season will include performances
Of Bevan Manson's Santa Monica Mountains for Jazz Guitar and Chamber Orchestra with Hans Ottsen as soloist, Maurice
Ravel's Concerto in G with Miriam Arichea as soloist and F.J. Haydn's The Creation in our annual Choral-Orchestral
KuanFen Liu, Artistic Director