The Channel Islands Orchestral Suite by Ashley Broder was commissioned by Dr. Kuan Fen Liu and the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra in 2017. The piece is set to premiere in fall 2019. These previews and lectures, with guest biologist, William Hoyer, intend to introduce to the public the new 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 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.
CSU Channel Islands Scholarly Research and Creative Activities Grant
Museums of Ventura County, Community Partnership/Sponsorship