2023 Masterpiece Series

Rococo Variations

Sat, Jan. 28, 2023 – Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
Sun, Jan. 29, 2023 – Rancho Campana Performing Arts Center in Camarillo

An elegant program of kaleidoscopic variations and stunning virtuosity by Tchaikovsky and Ginastera, featuring guest conductor Enluis Montes Olivar.

Also featured on this program is music from Zhou Tian’s “Flowing Sleeves” Cello Concerto inspired by the long silk extensions on Chinese Opera costumes, Romero’s Fuga con pajarillo, a fusion of baroque and Venezuelan folk music and Tchaikovsky’s radiant Rococo Variations!


Romero | Fuga con Pajarillo

Tchaikovsky | Variations on a Rococo Theme

Traditional Lion Dance

Zhou Tian | Cello Concerto “Flowing Sleeves”

Ginastera | Variaciones concertantes


Enluis Montes Olivar, conductor
Ifetayo Ali-Landing, cello
Camarillo Kung Fu and Lion Dance Association

Enluis Montes Olivar, guest conductor

In 2022, Enluis Montes Olivar, at the age of only 25, was the double winner in the II International Orchestra Conducting Competition of the University of Almeria in Spain. 84 conductors from 34 countries participated. He was awarded the two main prizes of the competition; The First Prize awarded by a jury of maestros, and the Orchestra Prize which was chosen by the musicians themselves on stage.

JUST IN: A Festive Moment Celebrating Chinese New Year During Rococo Variations!
We invited the Camarillo Kung Fu Association to help us celebrate Chinese New Year. Camarillo Kung Fu and Lion Dance Association prides itself as the largest lion dance group in the tri-counties of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo in Southern California. They are able to perform the pedestal (“jong”) routine in accordance with the International lion dancing standards.

The paper mache “lion” is a thousands of years old Chinese tradition representing the belief that the lion will drive away evil spirits and bad omens, and bring with it good fortune, wealth, health, blessings, and prosperity. These performances were carried out during the Chinese New Year and other happy occasions including weddings, anniversaries, parades and other official/formal events.

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Ifetayo Ali-Landing, cello

Ifetayo is the Sphinx competition Junior Division First-Place Laureate for 2017, and the Second-Place Laureate for 2016. That same year she was also one of the winners of the 2016 DePaul Concerto Festival for Young Performers. She was invited to present a prestigious TED talk at TEDxYouth@Beacon Street in 2019. Ifetayo has performed with numerous orchestras across the United States, and made her San Francisco Symphony recital debut in 2022.

Written Program Notes

by Michael Christie

With Thanks to Our 2022-2023 Season Sponsors

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John Shwope and Karen Dean Fritts, Ph.D.
Barbara Barnard Smith Funds for World Musics and Ventura County Community Foundation

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