2022/2023 Masterpiece Series Season

Nurture your love of great symphonic music and new traditions that bring special meaning to our lives! New West Symphony is thrilled to announce our 2022/2023 Masterpiece Series Season.

Our talented orchestra, comprised of some of Hollywood’s finest musicians, returns to the stage to present a season of new and old favorites alongside GRAMMY Award-winning Artistic and Music Director Michael Christie and internationally-renowned guest artists. Revel in the talents of up-and-coming conductor Enluis Montes Olivar, cellist Ifetayo Ali-Landing, charming pianist Sean Chen, and others.

Returning this season for families and holiday revelers is our annual December performance of wintertime and holiday masterworks, Winter Spectacular. From the music of Debussy to Tchaikovsky, you won’t want to miss this budding holiday tradition.

The new season also features a live performance of Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of an Orchestra, a new fantastical combination of the orchestral music composed by GRAMMY® Award-winning composer Mason Bates and animated/live action film. The beautiful short movie, featuring the original animation by Academy Award®-nominated animator  Jim Capobianco,  illuminates how the instruments of the orchestra are played and highlights the unique role of each in the orchestra.

Marking the middle of the season will be our Binging on Mozart concert. A delightful selection of chamber, orchestral, operatic, and solo works curated from over six hundred of Mozart’s compositions will take you on a grand tour of his musical genius. The season resumes in September with our penultimate concert Sparkling Classical. Pianist Sean Chen captures perfectly the whimsical nature of Richard Strauss’ Burlekse for piano and orchestra.

Our final of the concert is  Beethoven to Brubeck, featuring the photography of Ansel Adams set to the music of late jazz great Dave Brubeck and his son Chris Brubeck. The Brubecks’ one-movement piece fully integrates sweeping melodies with one hundred and two striking images of or by the great American photographer. Beethoven’s immortal Symphony No. 5, the work that forever changed music, closes out this incredible season.

For dates and specific programming information, the season brochure can be viewed below!

Questions? Call us at 805.497.5880/866.776.8400

WITH THANKS TO OUR 2021-2022 SEASON SPONSORS:

LARGO Season Sponsor

Karen and Dr. Paul Finkel

CORPORATE Season Sponsor

Home Helpers Home Care

The New West Symphony gives special thanks to these Government, Business, Corporate, Family, and Private Foundations who KEEP OUR MUSIC ALIVE. These gifts help us sustain and grow the highest quality of live classical music in the region:

California Arts Council

The Colburn Foundation

City of Thousand Oaks

TO Arts

City of Agoura Hills

These gifts work year-round to bring music education into the lives of young people in our communities:

City of Ventura

Partners in Music Learning, a program of the LA Phil

Smith-Hobson Foundation

City of Camarillo

The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation

Meadowlark Service League

D’Addario Foundation

Limoneira Foundation

The New West Symphony inspires passion for symphonic music through live performances and educational initiatives that engage and enrich our diverse audiences. 

Programs and artists subject to change.