2024 Masterpiece Series Season
Dynamic and engaging performances continue at the New West Symphony! Our exciting 29th season includes the dazzling exploits of Cirque de la Symphonie, feats of human skill synchronized to live symphonic masterpieces. We celebrate the 100th anniversary of George Gershwin’s popular Rhapsody in Blue and Ottorino Respighi’s spectacular Pines of Rome. The world premiere of a New West Symphony commissioned work by Los Angeles favorite Derrick Skye continues the Symphony’s commissioning program. Familiar favorites in the new season include works of Mendelssohn, Dvořák and Brahms.
New West Symphony concertmaster Alyssa Park makes her Symphony solo debut with Maurice Ravel’s brilliant Tzigane and Derrick Skye’s atmospheric Infinite Mosaic. Also making their New West Symphony main stage debuts are pianists Daniel Vnukowski playing George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Lara Downes playing Scott Joplin’s Four Rags for Piano and Orchestra.
Tony® and GRAMMY® Award-winning Jennifer Holliday will be our special guest for the Holidays with Jennifer Holliday concert on December 2 & 3, 2023. Renewing subscribers may add this optional concert in the space provided on their renewal form. Seating for the concert will be the same as your subscription seats.
Our commitment to educational programs and serving our community has been unwavering for decades and throughout the pandemic. Ticket sales account for just 25% of our revenues and we rely on your continued contributions to fund transformative artistic, music education and community outreach programs that enrich the lives of our residents. As you renew your subscription, please consider making an additional gift to help sustain the New West Symphony for many years to come. Please renew the future of live music in your community!
For dates and specific programming information, the season brochure can be viewed below!
ALL SATURDAY SHOWS – 7:00 pm
THOUSAND OAKS CIVIC ARTS PLAZA
2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
ALL SUNDAY SHOWS – 3:00 pm
RANCHO COMPANA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
4235 Mar Vista Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010
With Thanks to Our 2024 Season Sponsors
Grandioso Season Sponsor
Bravura Season Sponsor
John Shwope and Karen Dean Fritts, Ph.D.
Largo Season Sponsors
Dr. Paul Finkel
Crescendo Season Sponsor
Fran Elson in memory of my beloved life partner, Ed Elson
Corporate Season Sponsors
Southern California Life Magazine
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:
City of Thousand Oaks
California Arts Council
The Colburn Foundation
Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks
City of Agoura Hills
Hope Fund at Ventura County Community Foundation
Barbara Barnard Smith Fund for World Musics at Ventura County Community Foundation
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
City of Camarillo
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
Lawrence and Bona Press Fund at Ventura County Community Foundation
Meadowlark Service League
Westlake Women’s Club
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.