An evening of “love songs both sad and ecstatic” is presented in partnership with the Channel Island Chamber Orchestra at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden’s final Summer Serenade Series concert of the 2022 season on Friday, July 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Seating is on the Island View lawn outside the Pritzlaff Conservation Center and guests are encouraged to bring blankets and picnics. Leashed dogs are also – and always – allowed at the Garden. The series began on July 15 and featured local poets (including a former Santa Barbara poet laurate) and local solo musicians, and continued on July 22 with three local singer-songwriters.
Tickets are available online at $25 for adults, and $10 for youth (3-12 years old).
This concert, presented in partnership with the Channel Island Chamber Orchestra, features the orchestra’s clarinetist David Singer, pianist Miriam Arichea, and soprano Patricia Lathrop-McPherson. The program is highlighted by Mozart’s “Parto, Parto, (“I am leaving”)” from La Clemenza di Tito, K. 621, and J.W. Kalliwoda’s “Heimatlied” (Homeland) op. 117, among many others.
Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra was founded in 2003 and celebrates its 20th anniversary next year. Currently, under the baton of Dr. KuanFen Liu, the ensemble of professional musicians perform five-concert seasons in various locations in Ventura County. Visit www.cichamberorchestra.org.
Patricia Lathrop-McPherson, soprano, studied voice at Brigham Young University, where she was a founding member of BYU Singers. In addition to her work with the Channel Island Chamber Orchestra, she has appeared locally with Cabrillo Music Theater, New West Symphony, Ojai Music Festival, Opera West, San Luis Mozart Festival, and others.
David Singer, clarinet, is also Principal Clarinetist Emeritus of the Grammy Award-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, his performances include the White House for Presidents Carter and Clinton, guest artist with the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, and chamber music concerts with Yehudi Menuhin, Yo Yo Ma, Rudolf Serkin, and members of the Guarneri and Emerson String Quartets.
Miriam Arichea, piano, has been a principal soloist with the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra since its inception, and has also performed with the Ventura College Symphony and San Luis Obispo Chamber Orchestra, and at the Ojai Arts Center and Ventura Music Festival. She has served as music director and pianist for the Rubicon Theatre Company, the Ventura Unified Festival of Talent, and Temple Beth Torah, among others.