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Music Shelf Showcase: John Mauceri

You may be familiar with American conductor John Mauceri if you saw the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra after it was recreated in 1991. He led over 300 concerts at the Bowl and performed in front of as many as 4 million people! Mauceri...

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Music Shelf Showcase: Julie Albers

Edward Elgar's music had already gone a bit out of fashion by the end of the First World War. But his Cello Concerto, the last great piece he wrote, put him back on the map.Well, actually, its premiere in 1919 was a disaster, but it gained popularity after Jacqueline...

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A Wedding at the Symphony!

A Wedding at the Symphony!

Our February 29th performance of Felix Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream was the perfect setting for the wedding of a lifetime! New West Symphony's Box Office Manager and his fiancé had a 3-minute wedding ceremony on stage in front of the orchestra, and shared...

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Music Shelf Showcase: Pinchas Zukerman

Legendary violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman performed for New West Symphony's inaugural concert in 1995. In an unforgettable incident, a fire alarm during the concert sent the entire audience outside. As people made their way back to their seats (the alarm went...

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Music Shelf Showcase: Till Fellner

Austrian-born pianist Till Fellner joined us April 2018 to eloquenly execute Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat major. His dedication to technique and clarity shone in a brilliant performance. The week of the performance, we joined him at the Steinway warehouse...

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Music Shelf Showcase: Anne Akiko Meyers

In February of 2017, one of our dear friends and favorite guest artists, Anne Akiko Meyers, joined the New West Symphony for Vivaldi's Four Seasons. It was guest conducted by Joshua Gersen, former Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic, who also conducted...

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Beethoven’s 5th in virtual reality

Beethoven’s 5th in virtual reality

Today is National Video Game Day, a perfect day to share how video game tech is transforming performing arts.   You may have heard of Virtual Reality, which immerses you in a video experience. Now, all you need to experience an orchestra up close is a smartphone, an...

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