2019/2020 Masterpiece Series

25th Season Salute

We welcome Maestro Michael Christie and feature members of the New West Symphony orchestra alongside one of America’s great jazz legends, for a swinging start to a special season.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 7:30pm | Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
Sunday, October 6, 2019 | 3:00pm | Oxnard Performing Arts Center

Michael Christie, conductor
Marcus Roberts Trio, guest artists

CoriglianoSalute
Gershwin | Concerto in F
Rimsky-KorsakovScheherazade

Trip The Light Fantastic

From the dawn of humanity, music has made our bodies move and spirits soar.

Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 7:30pm | Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
Sunday, November 17, 2019 | 3:00pm | Oxnard Performing Arts Center

Michael Christie, conductor
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Julien Labro, bandoneon
Dancers

BartókRomanian Folk Dances
Frank | Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout
Labro | New West Symphony world premiere commission for guitar and bandoneon
Piazzolla The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Copland | Hoedown

Happy 250th, Ludwig!

Beethoven ignited a fire of emotion in a way people had never before connected to any form of music.

Saturday, January 25, 2020 | 7:30pm | Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
Sunday, January 26, 2020 | 3:00pm | Oxnard Performing Arts Center

Stefan Sanderling, guest conductor
Eroica Trio, guest artists

Beethoven | Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello, Piano, and Orchestra
Beethoven | Symphony No. 3

Dreams

Uplifting music that acted as a beacon of hope, buoying people’s souls in the darkest of times.

Saturday, February 29, 2020 | 7:30pm | Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
Sunday, March 1, 2020 | 3:00pm | Oxnard Performing Arts Center

Michael Christie, conductor
Vocal Soloists
Women’s and Children’s Choirs

Krása | Brundibár
Mendelssohn
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Violins of Hope – POSTPONED

Select New West Symphony musicians will perform on the Violins of Hope, a collection of string instruments lovingly restored and with their own stories from the Holocaust. “Heichalos” was composed expressly for Violins of Hope.

Saturday, April 18, 2020 | 7:30pm | Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
Sunday, April 19, 2020 | 3:00pm | Oxnard Performing Arts Center

Michael Christie, conductor
Olga Kern, piano

Newman | Diary of Anne Frank Suite
Leshnoff | Symphony No. 4, “Heichalos”
Rachmaninoff | Piano Concerto No. 3

Sarah Chang | Brahms Violin Concerto – POSTPONED

Sarah Chang returns to perform majestic Brahms with the New West Symphony.

Saturday, May 2, 2020 | 7:30pm | Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
Sunday, May 3, 2020 | 3:00pm | Oxnard Performing Arts Center

Michael Christie, conductor
Sarah Chang, violin

Sibelius | Symphony No. 3
Brahms | Violin Concerto

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