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


Friday, November 27th 
at 8pm

First United Methodist Church
Downtown Santa Barbara
305 E Anapamu Street


Tickets: (805) 963-4408

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Serenade K. 525 

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 3, K. 216 in G Major


Overture to La finta giardiniera
 K. 196

Sinfonia Concertante in A major, K.Anh.104/320e  

(reconstructed from fragments)

Tamsen Beseke, violin

John Acevedo, viola

Maksim Velichkin, cello

Divertimento in D Major
 K. 136


A Thanksgiving Tradition Continues 

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 27th at 8pm in Santa Barbara’s First United Methodist Church, 305 East Anapamu Street, downtown Santa Barbara. The program, conducted by Christopher Story VI and Dr. Michael Shasberger, will include several Mozart favorites including Eine Kleine Nachtmusic Serenade K. 525; the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, No. 3, K. 216 in G Major with West Coast Chamber Orchestra concertmaster Tamsen Beseke as soloist; the Overture to Mozart's opera La finta giardiniera; the Sinfonia Concertante in A Major with violinist Beseke, violist John Acevedo, and cellist Maksim Velichkin; and the Divertimento in D Major K. 136. 


  • 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, John Acevedo viola, and Maksim Velichkin cello.

  • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27th at 8PM: First United Methodist Church (305 East Anapamu Street) in downtown Santa Barbara.

  • PROGRAM: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Violin Concerto No. 3, Overture La finta giardiniera, Sinfonia Concertante in A Major, and Divertimento in D Major.

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