Press Release

New West Symphony

Emma Pell FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6, 2016
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New West Symphony Provides Discounted Tickets to Students and Families


(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – October 6, 2016) — In keeping with its mission of inspiring passion for symphonic music through live performances and education initiatives, the New West Symphony has announced two subsidized programs offering discounted tickets for students and families throughout the greater Thousand Oaks, Oxnard and Santa Monica communities.


The VIP Family Club provides subsidized tickets for families with children ages 7-13 to attend the 2016-2017 Masterpiece Concert Series. Club members receive specially prepared materials for each concert designed to enhance their experience, as well as the opportunity to meet musicians backstage during intermission. A five-concert subscription is priced at $131 per adult (limit 2) and $55 per child. Individual tickets are priced at $29 per adult and at $14 per child.


The CONNECT! Club offers subsidized tickets for high school and college students to attend the 2016-2017 Masterpiece Concert Series. CONNECT! Club members can attend all five remaining Masterpiece Series concerts, bring a friend free of charge, and attend assorted special events throughout the concert season. A 2016-17 CONNECT! Club Membership is priced at $60 per high school or college student.


“It’s exciting to see children and young adults experience live music, many for the first time, and see the joy it can bring,” said Karen Gatchel, the education programs manager of the New West Symphony. “These special programs exist to expose young people and families to the beauty and power of music with the hope that they will make it a permanent part of their lives.”


To purchase VIP Family Club tickets or CONNECT! Club Memberships, call  (866) 776-8400 or visit The VIP Family club is sponsored by Carla Wales in memory of her mother Elly Nordskog, long-time supporter and board member of the Symphony. The CONNECT! Club is sponsored by Beverly Ulis in honor of her husband Ken Ulis.

The next concert in the Symphony’s Masterpiece Series will be Rach 2, featuring Van Cliburn gold-medalist Vadym Kholodenko on piano and guest conductor Philip Mann. The first performance will take place on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 8:00 pm at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center, located at 800 Hobson Way in Oxnard.  The program will be repeated on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.


About the New West Symphony


Founded in 1995, the New West Symphony is a professional orchestra that draws its players from the rich talent pool of professional Los Angeles-area musicians. The Symphony is the resident company of the Oxnard Performing Arts Center, the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, and Barnum Hall in Santa Monica.  It presents six Masterpiece Series concerts annually, performing major works from the symphonic repertoire with internationally-acclaimed artists as guest soloists.  It also provides quality outreach and educational opportunities for the communities it serves through its annual Symphonic Adventures concert programs for youth, its traveling Music Van, and its New West Symphony Harmony Project of Ventura. More information is available at or follow us on Facebook at