Summerfest 2024

Sunday, June 23 at 4 PM

Rancho de las Palmas
3566 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark

Support the New West Symphony while feasting on a sumptuous gourmet buffet under the evening stars!

Rock out to iconic hits from the incredible Jason Scheff, long-time lead vocalist of the iconic band Chicago, and his all-star bandmates including Steve Porcaro (original TOTO member & prolific songwriter/keyboardist), Rick Cowling (guitarist/vocalist for Kenny Loggins & Ambrosia), Phil X (lead guitarist for Bon Jovi), Sherry Hursey (film, television, award-winning theater actress/vocalist), Burleigh Drummond (founding member/drummer of Ambrosia), Mary Harris (keyboardist/vocalist, Ambrosia & Jimmy Buffett), and Jeff Scott Soto (vocalist, Journey & Trans-Siberian Orchestra).

Music will include your favorite hits like “25 or 6 to 4,” “Hard to Say I’m Sorry,” “Africa,” “Biggest Part of Me,” “Baba O’Riley” and more.

Devon Geyer’s country music band and New West Symphony orchestra members performing classical delights will complete your dazzling entertainment extravaganza.

Whimsical sculptures by world-renowned artist Ann Krasner will be on display. Don’t miss this unforgettable evening of music, good food and great company in beautiful surroundings!

Proceeds benefit New West Symphony’s artistic and educational programs. 


The dinner portion of this evening is now SOLD OUT.
A limited number of tickets for the concert only are available for $125.

Doors open at 6 PM, Seating at 6:30 PM
Concert starts at 7:30 PM

4 PM
Registration, Cocktails,
Devon Geyer’s Country Band
Sculptures by Ann Krasner

5 PM
Buffet Dinner
Performances by
The Lyris Quartet
with Michael Christie, trumpet

Hiram Sebastian Rodriguez, trombone
Awards & Live Auction

7:30 PM
Concert with
Jason Scheff & All-Star Rock Band
with guest appearance by
Gulia Gurevich, violin

Suggested Attire: Denim Bling/Summer Chic


Jason Scheff
Bidding Paddle

Live Auctionwith these exciting items & many more!

Hosted by Vincent “Vinny” Zapien

7 Nights at a June Lake Estate (sleeps 12 people)  

AmaWaterways™ Cruise

8 Day, 7 Night Vacation to Mexico

Dodger Dugout Experience Behind Home Plate

Pickleball For 8 at Sherwood Country Club Package

Two Guitars Autographed by Members of Tonight’s All-Star Rock Band

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Bidding Paddle


Michael Christie

Michael Christie
Artistic and Music Director

John Shwope and Karen Dean Fritts

John Shwope and
Karen Dean Fritts

Prepare to be captivated as we come together to celebrate three remarkable milestones: Maestro Michael Christie’s 50th birthday, Hope Rosenfeld’s 100th birthday, and the outstanding Board of Director contributions of John Shwope and Karen Dean Fritts. It promises to be an unforgettable occasion filled with joy, laughter, and heartfelt celebrations while kicking off our 30th Anniversary year.  | 

Read bios | Read “The Life of a Maestro | Read “100 Years of Hope”

Summerfest venue generously donated by
Debi and Mark Cassar

Summerfest venue generously donated by
Debbie and Mark Cassar

New West Symphony is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with tax ID 77-0406042.