Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra

SBCO to Present Baroque Holiday Concert at All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church Dec. 13

The Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra will perform a captivating program of works by Baroque masters Antonio Vivaldi, Henry Purcell, and Arcangelo Corelli at All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church on Tuesday, December 13. Featuring a trio of Vivaldi compositions – the Concerto Grosso in G Minor, the “Winter” Violin Concerto in F Minor, and the Concerto for Two Violins in A Minor – as well as Purcell’s Chaconne in G Minor and Corelli’s famed “Christmas” Concerto in G Minor, the holiday-themed concert will begin at 7:30 pm. All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church is located at 83 Eucalyptus Lane in Santa Barbara. Tickets cost $64.​

Violinists Amy Hershberger, Sooah Kim, and Hwi-Eun Kim will take turns in the spotlight over thecourse of the evening. The ensemble’s concertmaster, Ms. Hershberger has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the country. Sooah Kim was named SBCO assistant concertmaster in 2014 and performs with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Pacific Symphony. An alumna of the Music Academy of the West, Hwi-Eun Kim is pursuing a doctorate at USC.

Once again this season, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra is led by the peerless Heiichiro Ohyama, now in his 34th year as the ensemble’s music director and conductor. Over the course of his distinguished career Maestro Ohyama also has served as principal violist and assistant conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic; principal chief conductor of the Kyushu Symphony Orchestra in Fukuoka, Japan, and the Osaka Symphony Orchestra; artistic director of La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival; and music director of the Nagasaki Music Festival. Also a professor of music at the University of California from 1973 to 2003, he received the 1991 Gruber Award for Excellence in Chamber Music Teaching in Los Angeles.

Tickets can be purchased through the Lobero Theatre Ticket Office, 805-963-0761.

The SBCO’s 2016-17 season will continue at the Lobero Theatre on January 24 with a performance of Beethoven’s expansive and groundbreaking Violin Concerto in D featuring guest artist Paul Huang, as well as Schubert’s much-loved and majestic “Great” Symphony. The Chamber Orchestra also will present Robert Schumann’s Dichterliebe on Valentine’s Day (Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History), a woodwind showcase on March 21 (Lobero Theatre), and a chamber music and dialogue event featuring KUSC host Alan Chapman on April 4 (University Club), before the electrifying Alessio Bax closes out the season May 16 with Schumann’s intensely expressive Piano Concerto in A Minor at the Lobero.