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While much of traditional Mexican music draws influences from Europe and Africa, there is no question that this bright, joyful music — with multiple sub-genres, from Son Jarocho to Musica Norteña — is, ultimately, the creation of Mexico’s indigenous people.
Big, bulky and, well, challenging to carry much less play, the double bass is considered by some to be less glamorous than other instruments, adding harmony and texture but rarely capturing the spotlight of playing the melody.
That Brighton Thomas is establishing a successful career in music should surprise no one who watched her grow up in Burbank, and hearing her sing nearly as often as she spoke.
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,...
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...
Our American Roots February 26-27, 2022 2021 / 2022 Masterpiece Series Click on an image to open the gallery
New West Symphony celebrated the return of the live orchestra on January 29th and 30th with a spectacular performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by violin superstar Elena Urioste.