In Memory of Jerry Robbins

It is with sadness that I share the news of the passing of one of our dear friends, Jerry Robbins. Jerry was a league member for 15 years. He was a musician at heart and loved coming to the Symphony. Please join me in sharing your memories of Jerry below. His story is...

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In Memory of Pat Croner

I am heartbroken to share news of the passing of one of the most beloved and respected members of the NWS family, our dear Pat Croner. Pat served the symphony in numerous capacities (including President of the NWS League) and was known for her bountiful energy,...

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JOSHUA RANZ: ‘It all comes back to singing’

There is, says Joshua Ranz, a key to playing Mozart well. It’s called singing. “There is a grace and a nuance to Mozart,” says Josh, principal clarinet for New West Symphony who will perform Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto during NWS’ “Binging on Mozart” concerts April 15...

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Cedric Berry: ‘Enjoy the experience’

Cedric Berry has sung everything from classic opera to modern opera, and sung it well. But regardless of what he’s singing, this Midwest-raised, Los Angeles-based baritone keeps one thought at the front of his mind: Enjoy what you’re doing.“That’s what I share with...

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Enluis Montes Olivar: Living the Dream, and More

At age 6, Enluis Montes Olivar attended his first concert in his native Venezuela and was immediately enthralled, particularly by the percussion instruments — tympani, cymbals, all of it.
But when he was asked, “What instrument would you like to play?”, Enluis had a much different answer: “I want to conduct!”

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