2013-2014 Concert Season

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Kyoko Takezawa

October 29, 2013 at 7:30pm

Anniversary Season Opener!!

Heiichiro OhyamaConductor

Warlock — An Old Song for Small Orchestra (1917)
Barber — Violin Concerto, Op. 14 (1939)
Mendelssohn — Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 11 (1824)

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December 10, 2013 at 7:30pm

String Triple

Heiichiro OhyamaConductor

Mozart — Divertimento No. 2, K.125b (137) in B Major (1722)
Rutter — Suite for Strings (20th Century)
Schubert — String Quartet in D minor, D. 810 (1824)
    "Death and the Maiden" 
(arr. by Gustav Mahler)

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Happy New Year

January 21, 2014 at 7:30pm

New Year Modern

Heiichiro OhyamaConductor

Poulenc — Deux Marches et un Intermede (20th Century)
Copland — Appalachian Spring: Suite (1944)
Stravinsky — Suite No. 1 for Small Orchestra (1925)
Ginastera — Variaciones Concertantes (1953) 

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Heiichiro Ohyama

March 18, 2014 at 7:30pm

World Premiere! In Honor of Maestro Ohyama's 30th Anniversary with SBCO

Heiichiro OhyamaConductor

Strauss — Serenade in E-flat Major, Op. 7 (1882)
Wolfgang — World Premiere (2014)
Dvorak — Serenade in D minor, Op. 44 (1878) 

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Alessio Bax

May 20, 2014 at 7:30pm

Three Great B's

Alessio Bax, Piano

Heiichiro OhyamaConductor

Beethoven — Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 60 (1806)
Brahms — Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15 (1858)

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SBCO Lobero Homecoming Celebration Concert

After almost a year of renovation, The Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra returns to its home in Lobero Theatre for a special Homecoming Celebration  on Tuesday, May 20 at 7:30pm   Led by Music Director Heiichiro Ohyama, the program opens with the last Symphony composed by Mozart or Symphony 41 “Jupiter” K551 in C Major.  The second half features the SBCO performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” Op. 55. 

You won’t want to miss experiencing the SBCO back on its home stage performing two of the most charming and joyful musical works ever written.   Celebrate the return to downtown Santa Barbara of the SBCO….naturally yours, Santa Barbara. 





The Supper Club Experience

A special evening of delicious food and excellent music!

Before every concert, we invite you and your friends to enjoy the Supper Club, a delicious hot supper served buffet-style. Supper Club is a great place to make new friends, chat with current friends, and engage with other chamber music aficionados. We look forward to meeting you!

Food and beverage service starts at 6:00pm to give you plenty of time to get into the concert hall for the 7:30pm concert. 

Make your reservation now by calling the SBCO office at: 966-2441.

Get Involved and Keep the Music Playing!


The Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra depends more upon donations from individuals than any other source of income. Ticket sales alone do not cover the wonderful music provided by Maestro Ohyama and our world-class musicians. Please join us and help support this local treasure by calling: 966-2441.


The Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra relies on its Volunteers to help create an unforgetable experience for our patrons. If you would like to help craft that unique musical experience, please contact us.