Symphony Concert and Cultural Festival

Presented from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Fred Kavli Theatre at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center – Streamed Online


*Online Premiere

Michael Christie, conductor
     The Glywn and Ruth Chase Music Director
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
Alyssa Park, violin
Reiko Obata, koto
Benjamin Krasner, piano
Makoto Taiko, taiko drums

TORU TAKEMITSU  Three Film Scores
MOZART  Serenade in D Major
SHINICHI YUIZE Concerto No. 2 for Koto and Strings (3rd mvt.)
J.S. BACH  Concerto for Two Violins in D minor
Miyake, performed by Makoto Taiko, Japanese drum ensemble

*Online Premiere includes LIVE Q&A with Maestro Michael Christie after the performance. The concert will also be available on-demand immediately after the Online Premiere.


Adele & James McGinnis

Your Passport Awaits

Along with the symphony concert,  All Access Passport holders enjoy access to companion cultural festival programs for further immersion into the music, the artistry, and the culture that inspired our concert. 

Sunday October 18 | 3:00pm*
A Tour of Japan
New West Symphony Concert

Saturday October 17 | 7:00pm*
Meet the Artist
Performances and interviews presented from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

Friday October 16 | 7:00pm*
On the Veranda
Featuring Artist Hirokazu Kosaka

*Online Premieres are streamed at these times. All content is available on demand immediately after the Online Premiere.  

  • An All-Access Passport for the Japan mini-festival, including the concert plus complementary content to enrich your experience, is $25 per household. 
  • A full digital membership for an All-Access Passport to our season of 8 cultural festivals is $160 (a 20% savings).

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“Perhaps it is music that will save the world.”  ~Shinichi Suzuki

Thousands of teachers have taught music to hundreds of thousands of students since the mid-20th century with the Suzuki Method. The composers who feature in this masterful teaching strategyBach, Schubert, Mozart and Beethovenare performed by the New West Symphony, featuring violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, alongside the mesmerizing sounds of Japanese traditional music and music from Japan over recent decades.

Exclusive Programming for All-Access Passport and Digital Season Membership Holders

Meet the Artist

Saturday October 17 | 7:00pm
Online Premiere*

Interviews and performances with our guest artists Anne Akiko Meyers, Reiko Obata, and Hunter Loyd. Presented from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in the Reagans’ private quarters, and in front of Air Force One.

On the Veranda

Friday October 16 | 7:00pm
Online Premiere*

Hirokazu Kosaka, artistic director of the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center discusses the Japanese cultural aesthetics in relation to various art forms.

Paul Fried, New West Symphony principal flute, and pianist Benjamin Krasner, perform select works at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in the Reagans’ private quarters.

With thanks to our community partners:

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
City of Simi Valley and City of Thousand Oaks
Hirokazu Kosaka, Japanese American Cultural Community Center
Mark Kligman and Supeena Adler, UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology, Herb Alpert School of Music