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Masters of Melody | Program Notes: American Songbook

The years around 1850 that brought California into the Union were also a time of burgeoning American musical identity. The “melting pot effect” that permeated most aspects of American life had an equally powerful impact on the melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic qualities of American Song. The emergence of ragtime, the blues and jazz in the late 1800s into the twentieth century became national obsessions and forever changed America’s musical landscape.

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In Memory of Peter Van Name

In Memory of Peter Van Name “I think that we owe generations to come to preserve the cultural experience that’s been around for centuries.” - Peter Van NameThe New West Symphony family deeply mourns the loss of our valued and longstanding board member and friend,...

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In Memory of Boris Brott

In Memory of Boris Brott New West Symphony mourns the unexpected passing and loss of our Founding Music Director, Conductor Laureate, and friend Boris Brott. Boris was an integral part of the Ventura County community since 1992, when he replaced Frank Salazar as the...

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