New West Symphony 2021-22 Masterpiece Series

 

Our American Roots

Sat, Feb 26, 2022 – Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
Sun, Feb 27, 2022 – Rancho Campana Performing Arts Center in Camarillo 

Be it Hollywood’s “Silver Screen” or its majestic mountains, rivers and vast plains, America inspires great music and art! Czech-born composer Antonín Dvořák traveled our bustling urban centers and spacious rural landscapes at the end of the 19th century and wove a beautiful tapestry of American traditional styles with Western European symphonic traditions, igniting the work of Aaron Copland and Joan Tower. John Williams and Erich Korngold took that inspiration and created epic scores that have become the soundtracks of our lives. Violin superstar Philippe Quint takes the stage with Michael Christie and the New West Symphony for this kaleidoscopic event celebrating America’s musical heritage.

This concert will also feature the photography of America’s photo-historian Joseph Sohm in the performances of Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and Towers’ Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman.

“[Philippe Quint] has produced one of the most persuasive and empathetic recordings of the Korngold Violin Concerto in the catalogue. His seductive tone captivates from the first note, his quicksilver virtuosity suits the piece to perfection, and he gives the work precisely the shaded, bittersweet magic it deserves.”   BBC Music Magazine

 

THE PROGRAM

Star Spangled Banner

Aaron Copland | Fanfare for the Common Man

Antonín Dvořák | Suite in A major, Op. 98b “American”

Joan Towers | Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman

Erich Wolfgang Korngold | Violin Concerto

John Williams | Star Wars Suite

THE ARTISTS

Michael Christie, conductor
Philippe Quint, violin

Program and artists are subject to change.

The Venues

THOUSAND OAKS
CIVIC ARTS PLAZA

Saturday, February 26th, 2022 | 7:30 PM

RANCHO CAMPANA
PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Sunday, February 27th, 2022 | 3:00 PM

Questions? Call us at 805.497.5880/866.776.8400

Philippe Quint
photo: John Gress

“I am proud to present the greatest American-influenced writers of orchestral music together in one program. Lush and soaring Hollywood film scores evolved from the pen of Erich Korngold (The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Sea Hawk) to the epic scores of John Williams (Jaws, Star Wars, Schindler’s List).”

– Michael Christie, Artistic and Music Director, New West Symphony

Thank You to our Sponsors

2021/2022 SEASON SPONSORS

GRANDIOSO Season Sponsor

John Hammer

LARGO Season Sponsors

Karen and Dr. Paul Finkel

Nancy Israel

CORPORATE Season Sponsors

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CRESCENDO Season Sponsors

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