new west symphony

The new music director for a Ventura County based symphony has something big to celebrate. Michael Christie was part of a team which won the Grammy for “Best Opera Recording” Sunday.

This is a big weekend for the new Music Director of the Thousand Oaks-based New West Symphony. Michael Christie conducted the world premiere of the acclaimed opera “The Revolution of Steve Jobs,” which looked at the life of the technology. This weekend, the opera is up for four Grammy Awards.

(New West Symphony photo)

A Ventura-County-based symphony orchestra has announced the selection of a new music director, and it is someone who is already a familiar face to many of the region's concertgoers.

Michael Christie will debut as Music Director for the New West Symphony in October of 2019, which is the kickoff of the organization's 25th anniversary season.

It’s not a concert, and it’s not a class. It’s a one of a kind musical experience for thousands of kids in Ventura County.

At a time when many school districts in Ventura County don’t have money or staff for music programs, a Conejo Valley based orchestra is trying to help fill the gap.

The New West Symphony has teamed up with Carnegie Hall for a program called “Symphonic Adventures 2018-The Orchestra Sings.”

(Photo Courtesy Columbia Artists Management)

As we approach the 100th anniversary of the birth of legendary composer Leonard Bernstein, a conductor known for producing programs of his work is bringing some of that music magic to the our region.

“Bernstein On Stage” will be presented in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties this weekend, in a program headlined by the Thousand Oaks based New West Symphony.