Art, Natural History, Youth, & Family

Summer Serenade Series: Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Pritzlaff Conservation Center
July 29, 2022
5:30PM - 7:30PM

Round up your family and friends and join us for an evening of music in the Garden in partnership with the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra.

July 29 | 5:30 p.m.

Bring your blanket, picnic, and grab a spot on our Island View lawn to enjoy the evening’s festivities – surrounded by nature. Limited seating will be provided so make sure to reserve your spot on the lawn early!

Soon to begin its 20th year of providing orchestra music for the people of Ventura County, the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of Dr. KuanFen Liu, is an ensemble of professional musicians who enrich the cultural community of our area by providing performances of classical and contemporary music to all generations.  

The musical theme for this evening is “love songs both sad and ecstatic” with pieces ranging from “Parto, Parto, (“I am leaving”)” from La Clemenza di Tito, K. 621  (1791) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) to “Heimatlied” op. 117  (Homeland) (1831)  J.W. Kalliwoda (1801-1866) in addition to many others.

About the artists:

Patricia Lathrop-McPherson, soprano, studied voice at Brigham Young University, where she was a founding member of BYU Singers.  She has appeared throughout the West with companies such as Cabrillo Music Theater, Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra, New West Symphony, Ojai Music Festival, Opera West, San Luis Mozart Festival, Santa Barbara Light Opera, Wasatch Opera, and numerous Gilbert and Sullivan Opera companies. 

 David Singer, clarinetist.  The New York Times proclaimed, “An exceptionally gifted clarinetist, to describe Singer’s playing would be to enumerate a catalogue of virtues.”  Principal clarinetist, Emeritus, of the Grammy Award-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, his performances include the White House for Presidents Carter and Clinton, guest artist with the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, and chamber music concerts with Yehudi Menuhin, Yo Yo Ma, Rudolf Serkin, and members of the Guarneri and Emerson String Quartets. 

Miriam Arichea, pianist, has been a principal soloist with the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra since its inception in 2004. She has also performed with the Ventura College Symphony and San Luis Obispo Chamber Orchestra, as well as in solo and collaborative performances at the Ojai Arts Center and Ventura Music Festival. Miriam has also served as music director and pianist for many community groups and events including the Rubicon Theatre Company, the Ventura Unified Festival of Talent, and Temple Beth Torah. Ms. Arichea was the honored recipient of the 2014 Ventura Mayor’s Arts Award for Arts Education. Miriam studied for many years with the late, renowned pianist Sofia Cosma, as well as with Tibor Szasz and Loren Withers at Duke University, Halimah Brugge and Natasha Kislenko, faculty at University of California Santa Barbara.       

Adults: $25 | Youth: $10


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