Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra

Lobero Box Office (805) 963-0761

SBCO Office (805) 966-2441


Next Concert

Making its second appearance of the 2015-16 season, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra will perform Felix Mendelssohn’s radiant “Swiss” Symphony for Strings No. 9 and Antonin Dvořák’s sumptuous Serenade for Strings at the historic Lobero Theatre on December 8, 2015

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Supper Club

Prior to the concert, we invite you and your friends to enjoy the Supper Club, a delicious hot supper served buffet-style. A great place to make new friends and engage with other chamber music aficionados. Beverage service starts at 5:30pm with dinner at 6:00pm to give you plenty of time to get into the concert hall for the 7:30pm concert...

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Concert Program Notes

Felix Mendelssohn's parents recognized and encouraged his musical talent at an early age, providing the prodigy with the resources upon which he would build a successful career. Mendelssohn composed twelve string symphonies between 1821 and 1823, at the ages of twelve to fourteen.

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2015/16 Season presents a wealth of world-class artistry performed by a critically acclaimed orchestra. Read More »


Get your reservation today for the fabulous “Fire & Ice” opens the 2015-16 season.

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The SBCO gave lyricism and life to both the works by Mozart. Like finely crafted crystal, these pieces were specimens of proportion and light.”

—The SB Independent

We are fortunate to enjoy the quality performances which the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra brings to us.”

—Michael Towbes

As long-time supporters of SBCO we have seen the orchestra grow into the fine ensemble it is today. It plays a vital role in the cultural richness of this community.”

—Robert & Christine Emmons