The Channel Islands Orchestral Suite

Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019

Time: 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Instructor: Garden Staff

Location: Blaksley Library

This event is sold out.

The Channel Islands Orchestral Suite by Ashley Broder was commissioned by Dr. KuanFen Liu and the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra in 2017 with a premiere set for October 2019. This event will include a slideshow of the islands and its biodiversity, accompanied by a lecture from biologist William Hoyer. Live musical excerpts of the new piece will be performed by members of the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra. This collaboration intends to introduce to the public the newly commissioned work through the eyes of the composer, performers, and advocates.

The Southern California Channel Islands are a remarkable ocean treasure embodying a wealth of natural and cultural resources. The biodiversity of the Channel Islands is unsurpassed, but its ecosystem is fragile. The performance of the Channel Islands Orchestral Suite Project will serve to further enlighten the community as to this unique archipelago, which is virtually on our doorstep, encouraging conservation efforts and furthering support of restoration programs, by means of the performing arts.  

Event Sponsors:
CSU Channel Islands Scholarly Research and Creative Activities Grant Museums of Ventura County Community Partnership/Sponsorship Santa Barbara Botanic Garden 

Space is limited. RSVPs are required for the event. Please RSVP above or call (805) 690-1129

Channel Islands