Pleasure of Your Company

New West Symphony League requests the

Pleasure of Your Company


The New West Symphony League is pleased to present its 14th showcase of Pleasure of Your Company (POYC) events to our community of music lovers. Our League has been honored to have received the prestigious national Gold Book Award of Excellence form the League of American Orchestras. This year’s series of POYC events will be online, with a variety of topics woven together with music. Register now, and get ready to be educated, enriched and entertained!

Registration for each event is $25 per online connection, and must be made in advance. All times noted are on Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). For more information, email or call (805) 435-2781.

Operatic Music that Will Lift Your Spirit

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (PDT)

LA Opera volunteer Community Speaker Steve Kohn returns with another interactive presentation to show us the power of operatic music to lighten our emotional and spiritual burdens during these challenging times. Steve blends his knowledge and passion for the art form with humor and an easy-going style, to inform and delight all types of audiences. He will include some music from the LA Opera past and upcoming season, and then turn to some of the most iconic pieces in the repertory that will fill you with hope and joy. The program will also include a live performance by soprano Alaysha Fox.

How Harmony Heals: Tuning the Mind and Body

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

In the midst of a global pandemic, when options to explore the outer world are limited, the possibilities of our Inner World start to open. Part experiential, part informational, this workshop will explore the unique ways that music impacts our minds and bodies, how you can use music as a personal resource, and how distinct musical elements are being used to promote wellness in local communities, from convalescent homes to the Laby Harmony Project.

Featured in the program:

  • Anne Case, Director of Laby Harmony Project of Ventura County, currently pursuing a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Music Therapy
  • Michael Christie, New West Symphony Artistic and Music Director
  • Karen Dean Fritts, Ph.D.,LMFT, Coaching and Psychotherapy, host of KNJO “Moments to Consider” for 10 years, NWS Board Member and League Member
  • Masayo Honjo, Certified Therapeutic Harp Practitioner, NWS League Member
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