Celebrating its 15th season in 2019 – 2020, the California Chamber Orchestra is a professional chamber orchestra made up of working musicians from southwest Riverside County, San Diego, and throughout southern California. The orchestra performs a season of four concerts at the Gershwin Performing Arts Center at Murrieta Mesa High School. The orchestra also performs occasionally at other venues throughout the region.

A “chamber orchestra” is distinguished from a “symphony” or “philharmonic” orchestra primarily by its smaller size. Our concerts typically feature between 10 and 25 musicians, depending on the works being performed. This small size gives our orchestra the flexibility to perform a wide range of music from early Baroque pieces, through the Classical repertoire, and on to music by today’s contemporary composers.