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South Coast Symphony Announces Plans To Move From Financially Troubled Performing Arts Center

The New West Symphony is moving its traditional Oxnard concert series to Camarillo, with the Oxnard venue facing an uncertain future.

Against a backdrop of uncertainty over the future of a South Coast performing arts center, a symphony has moved some of the concerts for its 2019-2020 season. The New West Symphony normally performs its concerts in Thousand Oaks and Oxnard. But, budget cuts by the City of Oxnard have thrown a shadow over the future of the Oxnard Performing Arts Center. The city provided funding so the center can remain open through the end of the year, but will stop subsidizing it. Efforts are underway to try to make it financially independent. The New West Symphony announced it will move its Sunday matinee concerts from the Oxnard facility to Camarillo’s Rancho Campana Performing Arts Center. Ticketholders will be given comparable seats in the three year old, 685 seat facility. The symphony has been one of the Performing Arts Center's biggest tenants.