Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra

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 SBCO Enrichment Series

 Tuesday, April 4, 2017; 7:30 pm

 University Club

Back by popular demand, noted radio host Alan Chapman will join several members of the Chamber Orchestra for an intimate evening of music and related discussion, including a performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s exuberant String Quartet No. 3 in D major. Participating musicians will include the inestimable Maestro Heiichiro Ohyama.

Mr. Chapman hosts and produces three regular programs on Classical KUSC, the nation’s largest and most-listened-to public radio and non-profit classical music station. Currently a member of the music theory faculty at Colburn Conservatory, he can be heard globally as host of Delta Airlines’ in-flight classical channel. Well known as a pre-concert lecturer, Mr. Chapman has been a regular speaker on the L.A. Philharmonic’s Upbeat Live series since its inception in 1984. He also is active as a composer/lyricist, appearing frequently in cabaret performances with his wife, soprano Karen Benjamin.

Ticket Info


  • Guest Host: Alan Chapman
  • Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 44 No. 1

Made Possible By:

  • Concert Sponsor: Chaucer's Bookstore
  • Guest Host Sponsor: Lois S. Kroc
  • Reception Sponsor: Richard B. & Connie L. Kennelly

Video: Maestro Ohyama Discusses the Concert

 Wine and dessert reception included with ticket.

Performance Venue

University Club of Santa Barbara

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