Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra

Lobero Box Office (805) 963-0761

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Grand Finale at Forty: The Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra Takes Its Final Bow

For forty years, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra has captivated Santa Barbara audiences with dazzling musical performances. Be a part of the Orchestra’s legacy by attending its final celebration concert – Mozart, Mendelssohn and more. Monday, October 9th, 7:30 pm at the historic Lobero Theatre. Don’t miss this finale performance as renowned Musical Director Heiichiro Ohyama leads the Chamber Orchestra in a magical musical evening filled with special surprises that you’ll never forget. Tickets on sale now at a special price of $40.  Available at the Lobero Theatre box office (805) 963-0761 or online at lobero.org.

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Support SBCO Today!

SBCO 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 Santa Barbara treasure. 

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The Piano Boys!

The Piano Boys” are brothers, Zeyn and Rhyan Shweyk.  Both play the piano and have been attending concerts through our “Free Seats for Families” program for years.  Thanks to you, our donors. You have provided opportunities for young musicians and their families to attend and learn from our concerts. 

“The Piano Boys” are brothers, Zeyn and Rhyan Shweyk.  Both play the piano and have been attending concerts through our “Free Seats for Families” program for years.  Thanks to you, our donors. You have provided opportunities for young musicians and their families to attend and learn from our concerts. The Shweyk brothers stated that attending our performances has been inspiring and motivating over the years and you, our donors, made this happen. 

Guess what?  The “Piano Boys” will be participating in this summer’s Music of the Academy of the West program. You have made a big difference in two young men’s lives as well as many other young music students.  Thank you to our sponsors for making this program possible. 

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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