Rhythmic Traditions

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s classically elegant Violin Concerto No. 5, ”Turkish”, earned its nickname due to a suddenly “exotic” sounding interjection in the final movement. Award-winning violinist, Karen Gomyo makes her New West Symphony debut with this most popular of Mozart’s violin concertos. Ludwig van Beethoven’s propulsive and exuberant 7th Symphony brims with joyful, dancelike movements and rhythmic vitality. Richard Wagner called it the “apotheosis of dance.” Beethoven himself called it “one of the happiest products of my poor talents.”

SPECIAL: A New West Symphony commissioned work from House of Cardcomposer Jeff Beal will receive its world premiere. The work, entitled The Great Circle is “a dance with our natural environment and the power of nature to both destroy and also regenerate itself.” Fire and mudslide victims and first responders can obtain complimentary tickets by emailing symphony@newwestsymphony.org to obtain a promo code. 

Ankush Kumar Bahl, guest conductor
Karen Gomyo, violin
Jeff Beal, composer

Beal | The Great Circle (World Premiere Commission)
Mozart | Violin Concerto No. 5 “Turkish”
Beethoven | Symphony No. 7

Program notes >>

Saturday, January 26, 2019 | 7:30 pm
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

Sunday, January 27, 2019 | 3:00 pm
Oxnard Performing Arts Center

If you were a victim of area wildfires or mudslides in the past year, or if you are a first responder, we would like to invite you to be our guests at this concert. For tickets for you and family members, email symphony@newwestsymphony.org and we will send you a promo code.