Masters of Melody

Sat, Oct. 1, 2022 7:30 PM – Fred Kavli Theatre at Bank Of America Performing Arts Center – Thousand Oaks, California

Sun, Oct. 2, 2022 3:00 PM– Rancho Campana Performing Arts Center in Camarillo

Both concerts are dedicated to the life and legacy of District 5 Ventura County Supervisor, Honorable Carmen Ramirez

New West Symphony proudly presents Mozart’s pinnacle symphonic work along with classics from The Great American Songbook with accomplished soloist Brighton Thomas, and essential songs from our neighbors to the south in collaboration with Hermanos Herrera. The talents of double bass virtuoso and composer Xavier Foley will amaze you!


Berlin | “Alexander’s Ragtime Band”

Foster | “Beautiful Dreamer”

Handy | “Saint Louis Blues”

Gershwin | “Fascinating Rhythm”

Bottesini | Concerto No. 2 in B minor for Double Bass and Orchestra

Foley | “Chorus” from Soul Bass

Ramirez | “La Malagueña”

Carillo | “Sabor A Mi”

Unknown | La Adelita

Moral / Uranga | “Allá en el Rancho Grande”

Mozart | Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 “Jupiter”


Michael Christie, conductor
Xavier Foley, double bass
Hermanos Herrera, traditional Mexican music ensemble
Brighton Thomas, vocalist

Brighton Thomas, guest vocalist

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Questions? Call us at 805.497.5880/866.776.8400

Program and artists are subject to change.

Audio Program Notes by Michael Christie

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With Thanks to Our 2022-2023 Season Sponsors

Grandioso Season Sponsor

John Hammer

Bravura Season Sponsor

John Shwope and Karen Dean Fritts, Ph.D.

Barbara Barnard Smith Funds for World Musics and Ventura County Community Foundation

Largo Season Sponsors

In loving memory of Cyril Reed Collett

Dr. Paul Finkel

Nancy Israel

Crescendo Season Sponsor

Fran Elson in memory of my beloved life partner, Ed Elson

Adele McGinnis

Barbara Meister

Angelique Friend, Probate Services, Inc.

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