Free Concert Seats for Families

The 2012-2013 Free Concert Seats for Families program, now in its fifth season, provides students (ages 10 to 18) from any financial background an opportunity to attend any of our five regular season concerts with their parents/guardians for FREE! This is a unique program, in that it offers young people the thrilling experience of attending a live classical performance with their family in a real concert-going atmosphere. Where some programs only hold separate concerts for youth audiences, our program educates students about music, as well as concert etiquette, in an "official" performance atmosphere. We thank the following SPONSORS for their support of this program: the Ann Jackson Family Foundation and Montecito Bank & Trust. 

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In-School Education

The Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra is helping bring music to the children of the Santa Barbara area through the joy of live performance. Thanks to the generosity of the Ann Jackson Family Foundation, Montecito Bank & Trust, the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation, the Wells Fargo Foundation, and supporters like you, the SBCO was able to visit 20 Santa Barbara area elementary schools in the 2010-2011 season, reaching over 4,000 students!

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Senior Outreach

In addition to educating the youth of the Santa Barbara area, the SBCO is dedicated to bringing music to those who can no longer attend our performances.

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Tickets on sale now for the March 17th Concert 

"Celebrating Music of the British Isles"  

Featuring Alessio Bax, Piano 

Frank Bridge -  An Irish Melody, H.86"

Frederick Delius -  Intermezzo from Fennimore & Gerda - Prelude from Irmelin 

Felix Mendelssohn -  The Hebrides, Op. 26 (Fingal's Cave)

Johannes Brahms-   Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15

The concert is dedicated to the memory of our late Board Member and colleague, Lee Johnson 

Generously underwritten by Jo Beth Van Gelderen

Soloist Alessio Bax is generously underwritten by Ambrecht and Associates




The Supper Club Experience

A special evening of delicious food and excellent music!

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 or click HERE to reserve online using your credit card.

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.