Cielo Foundation for the Performing Arts
Violinist Tamsen Beseke is Concertmaster of the West Coast Chamber Orchestra and West Coast Symphony Orchestra. She has performed and recorded with popular artists like Ray Charles, Roger Williams, and Doc Severenson. She has served as concertmaster of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and as Principal Second Violin with the Glendale Symphony Orchestra since 1991. She is First Violin in the Avanti String Quartet, and plays in the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra.
Mozart By Candlelight
    a Thanksgiving tradition for over 30 years

West Coast Chamber Orchestra
Associate Conductor

Friday, November 28th 
at 8pm

First United Methodist Church
Downtown Santa Barbara
305 E Anapamu Street


Tickets: (805) 963-4408

Adagio for Violin and Orchestra
K. 261 in E Major

Rondo: Alla Turca
(arranged for strings by Torga Karaca)

Concerto for Piano No. 1
K. 37 in F Major


Eine Kleine Machtmusik
Serenade K. 525 
Symphony No. 17 in G Major
 K. 129

Pianist Michael Sikich, a native of Santa Barbara, studies at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he is the recipient of the Premier Young Artist Award and studies with pianist Edward Auer, pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance. His previous teachers have included Lana Bodnar, Nina Bodnar, and Marilyn Clemens. Michael has participated in the CCM Prague International Piano Institute and Banff Piano Masterclass, studying with such notable artists as Jerome Lowenthal, John Perry, Tamas Ungar, Peter Bithell, and Ronan O'Hora. He was a winner of the Edward Auer Summer Workshop Solo Competition and was a finalist in the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Concerto Competition in Los Angeles. He has received awards from the Santa Barbara Foundation, Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation, Santa Barbara Music Club, and was a four-time winner of the Young Soloist Showcase Competition, playing concerti under the batons of Gary Sheldon (Miami City Ballet) and Avlana Eisenberg (Boston Chamber Symphony). 


Brilliant young pianist joins West Coast Chamber Orchestra to perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 1 

SANTA BARBARA, CA Mozart By Candlelight, West Coast Chamber Orchestra’s annual candlelit Thanksgiving celebration of the glorious music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, takes place on Friday, November 28th at 8pm in Santa Barbara’s First United Methodist Church, 305 E Anapamu Street, in downtown Santa Barbara. The program, conducted by Founder/Conductor Christopher Story VI and Associate Conductor Dr. Michael Shasberger, will include Mozart’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in F Major, K. 37; the Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E Major, K. 261; the Rondo: Alla Turca from the Piano Sonata in A Major, K. 331, arranged for strings by Torga Karaca; the popular Serenade: Eine Kleine Nachtmuik, K. 525, and the Symphony No. 17 n G Major, K. 129.


  • WEST COAST CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: MOZART BY CANDLELIGHT CONCERT presented by Cielo Foundation for the Performing Arts. Founder/Conductor Christopher Story VI and Associate Conductor Dr. Michael Shasberger, conducting,   with soloists Tamsen Beseke, violin and Michael Sikich, piano.

  • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28th at 8PM: First United Methodist Church (305 E Anapamu Street) in downtown Santa Barbara.

  • PROGRAM: Adagio for Violin and Orchestra, Rondo: Alla Turca, Piano Concerto No. 1, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Symphony No. 17.

  •  TICKETS: $25 general/$20 seniors/$10 Children to 19.