Meet the Artists

Meet the Artists events are generally held the Thursdays before concert weekend for a unique ‘behind the scenes’ Q&A with our guest artists! You will learn about their musical insights, illustrious careers and fascinating beginnings. Hosted by University Village – Thousand Oaks, this free event begins with a dessert reception.

Reservations are required by calling University Village at 805 241 3300.

Thursdays or Fridays prior to concert weekend (check dates below)
1:00 PM | Dessert Reception
2:00 PM | Meet the Artists Event

Sponsored by

Symphonie Fantastique

March 2, 2023

Sukyung Chun – Principal Double Bass

Hiram Sebastian Rodriguez – Principal Trombone

Moderated by Music Director Michael Christie

To RSVP, call University Village Thousand Oaks:


You are invited to our exclusive, complimentary afternoon of conversation and performances with New West Symphony’s newest principal players Sukyung Chun, Principal Double Bass, and Hiram Rodriguez, Principal Trombone. As with our last Meet the Artists Enluis Montes Olivar and Ifetayo Ali-Landing, Sukyung and Hiram are part of the dynamic next generation of great classical music performers. Both players are highly sought-after musicians, with extensive education and experience in a variety of professional orchestras and other styles of music.

Music Director Michael Christie will explore how our upcoming concert composers, Berlioz and Bates, both showcase what orchestras can do with instruments to create the groundbreaking pieces that are included in our Symphonie Fantastique concert. 

Hiram Sebastian Rodriguez – Principal Trombone

Sukyung Chun – Principal Double Bass

To RSVP, please call University Village or sign up using the form below by 10:00 AM the day of the event.