Tag archives: Heiichiro Ohyama

Days in a Chamber Daze
By Richard Mineards   |   May 16, 2023

The three-day Lobero Theatre Chamber Music Project with two concerts at the historic venue and a third at the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum under artistic and music director Heiichiro Ohyama, former maestro of the now defunct Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, kicked off in fine style with works by Dvořák and Bruckner. The impressive players […]

Back in the Chamber
By Richard Mineards   |   November 1, 2022

After an almost three-year hiatus, Santa Barbara’s renowned music director Heiichiro Ohyama flew in from Japan to return to the Lobero for an evening by an artfully created ensemble in the Chamber Music Project’s season premiere. Ohyama, who led the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra for 35 years until it played its final concert in 2017 […]

Classical Corner: Lobero Chamber Project Lives! 
By Steven Libowitz   |   October 18, 2022

Violist Heiichiro Ohyama led the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra for 35 years, shepherding its growth as a training ground for classical musicians while serving as one of the finest ensembles in town that was also willing to make forays into new territories. Faced with financial challenges, the SBCO closed operations in late 2017, so Ohyama […]

Bach, Busoni, Grieg
By Steven Libowitz   |   January 2, 2020

Violinist Benjamin Beilman was slated to make his debut with the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra in the 2017-18 season, but then the venerable ensemble closed operations after nearly 40 years. Now, barely more than two years later, Beilman has been booked for an even bigger role in the Lobero Theatre Chamber Music Project, a new collaboration with […]

4Q’s: Koh-laborating on Classical Violin
By Steven Libowitz   |   April 26, 2018

Violinist Jennifer Koh has brought her three-part “Bach and Beyond” and the cutting edge “Bridge to Beethoven” recital series to Hahn Hall for several concerts with UCSB Arts & Lectures over the years. Now, the fearless fiddler is returning to town with her most ambitious endeavor to date: “Shared Madness”, a set of 30 short […]

Anniversaries Abound at Grand Granada
By Richard Mineards   |   March 15, 2018

Social gridlock reigned at the venerable Granada for a 20/10 celebration, marking the 20th anniversary of the first Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts board meeting and the 10th anniversary of the iconic theater’s grand re-opening with founding, former, and current board members. The McCune Founders Room was packed as Hal Conklin, Frank Goss, […]