Summerfest 2023

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Celebrating Our Community Stars

New West Symphony will celebrate our inaugural Summerfest Honorees with a VIP Dinner on Sunday, June 25 followed by New West Symphony performing live to the original 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark. The fundraiser will honor long-time Moorpark business owners and philanthropists Hugh and Keets Cassar for their extraordinary community involvement and the significant difference they have made with their time, talent, and support. James Thatcher will be honored for his lifetime achievements in film music and artistic contributions to the New West Symphony.

The dinner will raise funds for New West Symphony and its education programs. It take place outdoors on a terrace adjacent to the building located at Moorpark Teaching Zoo. Participating VIP guests will be treated to a tour of the Zoo. 


3:00 p.m. Walk or Shuttle to Moorpark Teaching Zoo for private tour
4:00 p.m. Cocktails
5:00 p.m. Program Honoring Hugh and Keets Cassar and James Thatcher, Live Auction, Auctioneer Suzannah Underwood
6:30 p.m. Walk/Shuttle to Movie Staging Area
7:30 p.m.  Raiders of the Lost Ark Movie

VIP Dinner is included in Platinum Pass for the festival and gives all access to the festival activities. Festival sponsors receive complimentary Platinum Passes included in their sponsorship packages.

Sponsorship Levels

Be a part of New West Symphony’s Summerfest as a sponsor!

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities contact:
Patricia Jones
Director of Special Projects
(805) 435-2775

New West Symphony is powered by sponsors, media partners and donors and we are so grateful and thank you for your consideration!

Ready to Become a Sponsor?

For more information, please contact Patricia Jones