New West Symphony presents
Leah Zeger Quintet
Saturday, June 29 | 7:00 pm
Northwood Park | FREE
New West Symphony presents the Leah Zeger Quintet as part of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Pop Up Arts & Music Festival. This and all other festival events are FREE!
Leah Zeger Quintet
Leah Zeger’s musical success story has been anything but conventional. Her eclectic range and professional experience has literally included every musical style imaginable. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, violinist and vocalist Leah Zeger comes from a family of professional symphony musicians. Having played the violin since the age of six, she has won numerous awards and soloed with orchestras in and around Texas. At 15 she made her solo debut playing the first movement of the Wiieniawski Violin Concerto with the Clear Lake Symphony Orchestra. That same year, she began studying voice with leading American mezzo-soprano, Katherine Ciesinski. Zeger attended the High School for Performing and Visual Arts. Before graduating, she performed the Bach Double at Carnegie Hall. She won a scholarship to attend the University of Texas at Austin where she majored in both opera and violin. At 19 years old, while still in college, Zeger won a tenured position in the first violin section of the Austin Symphony Orchestra, becoming the youngest member on staff.
Pop Up Arts & Music Festival
As the name suggests, the festival will feature “pop-up” public performances and activities at a variety of locations throughout Thousand Oaks. The primary goal of the festival is to provide residents and visitors with an opportunity to actively participate in and enjoy the arts in unexpected and distinctive locations throughout the community. These sites will include small neighborhood parks, historical sites, the California Lutheran University campus, and the Oaks Mall.
The Festival will feature eight free events over three weekends from June 15-30, 2018. In partnership with local arts organizations, the festival will include local and regional artistic talent, in addition to nationally recognized performing artists.