Press Release

New West Symphony

Ross Goldberg FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 7, 2017




New West Symphony Named "Nonprofit of the Year" by the Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce



(THOUSAND OAKS, CA) – March 7, 2017 -- The New West Symphony (NWS), the resident company of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, has been named the “Nonprofit of the Year” by the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce.  The honor was bestowed at a Recognition Gala held recently at the Hyatt Regency Westlake.


 “The arts matter because we all matter and all of our stories matter,” NWS Executive Director Natalia Staneva told the gala attendees.  “When the New West Symphony invests in the community by commissioning world premieres, engaging top artists or contributing to the music programs in local schools, we contribute to the social and economic impact of this region much the same way the Chamber does.  That is why we are enormously proud to accept this award on behalf of all performing arts organizations in Greater Conejo Valley.”

In accepting the award, Staneva went on to praise the tradition of the Chamber for recognizing deserving individuals and organization as “a great way to stimulate and encourage other members to contribute to the economic and cultural vibrancy of the community.”


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.  The Symphony 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 County,  More information is available at or follow us on Facebook at




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