New West Symphony

2021-22 Masterpiece Series

 

Tales of Winter

Sat, Dec. 4, 2021 – Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
Sun, Dec. 5, 2021 – Rancho Campana Performing Arts Center in Camarillo

Rejoice in the return of live music and a full orchestra with a concert for all ages!

Start your holiday season with New West Symphony’s “Tales of Winter.” This concert includes traditional masterworks by Tchaikovsky, Holst & Rimsky Korsakov, alongside global holiday sounds, vocalists, theatrical ensemble, and more – all under the baton of Grammy-winning Music Director Michael Christie. Featured is the world premiere of Pauline Frechette’s “Tales of Winter”, a suite for symphony, ballet, and photography by American’s photohistorian Joe Sohm

This concert is sure to be one of our most popular, so reserve your spot today!

Our featured performers include: Cambalache Son Jarocho EnsembleLos Robles Children’s Choir, Gold Coast Plays & Theater ConservatoryCalifornia Contemporary Ballet, and actor & impressionist Jim Meskimen.

For access to special family pricing of $10 children’s tickets and $25 for accompanying adults, please call our box office at (805) 497-5880.

THE PROGRAM

Joyful wintertime works by Tchaikovsky, Holst, Rimsky Korsakov, a world premiere by renowned composer Pauline Frechette, favorite holiday carols and more!

THE ARTISTS

Michael Christie, conductor
Jim Meskimen, master of ceremonies
Los Cambalache, Son Jarocho ensemble
California Contemporary Ballet
Los Robles Children’s Choir
Gold Coast Plays and Theatre Conservatory
Tiffany Townsend, soprano
Mindy Ella Chu, mezzo soprano
Ashley Faatoalia, tenor
Cedric Berry, baritone

Program and artists are subject to change.

Program Notes

New this season are our audio program notes, written and read by Music Director Michael Christie. These are available on Soundcloud and are embedded below. They are perfect way to learn more about the pieces and their composers on your way to the concert! Written program notes are still available on our website.

Additionally, Pauline Frechette has provided wonderful notes for the world premiere of her piece Tales of Winter. Click here for a behind-the-scenes look into a brand new work that captures the spirit of the season!

The Venues

THOUSAND OAKS
CIVIC ARTS PLAZA

Saturday, December 4th, 2021 | 7:30 PM

RANCHO CAMPANA
PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Sunday, December 5th, 2021 | 3:00 PM

Questions? Call us at 805.497.5880/866.776.8400

WINTERFEST PRE-CONCERT CELEBRATION DINNER

Saturday, December 4th, 2021 | 5:00 PM

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

 “It has been longstanding dream to inaugurate a new holiday tradition to welcome the winter season for our region’s families. This special program is a mix of holiday and seasonal favorites with gorgeous symphonic works inspired by winter sights and sounds from around the world.Patrons will experience SoCal and Mexican holiday traditions including our own concert hall rendition of Las Posadas (“The Inns”), the stunning Los Robles Children’s Chorale, original choreography by California Contemporary Ballet and holiday surprises.”

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

Home Helpers Home Care

CRESCENDO Season Sponsors

Karen Dean Fritts, Ph.D. and John Shwope

THANK YOU TO OUR CONCERT SPONSORS

SILVER BELL SPONSORS

Adele & James McGinnis

Michele & Dr. Russ Spoto

RED BOW SPONSORS

Nancy Israel

Joan & Dr. Robert Piccioni

Karen Dean Fritts Ph.D. and John Shwope

Mucci Taylor

University Village Thousand Oaks

WINTERGREEN SPONSORS

Patty & Bob Biery

Drs. Lucy & Sam Bruttomesso

Dr. Alexis and Michael Christie

Erin Pohl & Bob Pearson

Sarah & Robert Steenberge

Marilyn & Stan Sutton

Marijane Unter

WINTERFEST QUARTET SPONSORS

Lisa & Al Baker