Serving communities in Southern California, the New West Symphony’s performance repertoire prominently features the Romantics and 20th century composers such as Bruch, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Korngold, Vaughan Williams and Stravinsky.
Educational endeavors include the “Symphonic Adventures Interactive Student Concerts” series, the free Music Van program–in which grade 3 students get the opportunity to play orchestral instruments–and the Front Row Club, designed for families to experience orchestral music together “behind-the-scenes.”
New West Symphony Information
- Venues: Friday concerts are held at Oxnard Performing Arts Center (800 Hobson Way, Oxnard); Saturday concerts are held at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza (2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks); and Sunday concerts are held at Barnum Hall Theatre (601 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica)
- Public Transportation: Good for all locations. Oxnard Performing Arts Center (steps from Gold Coast Transit bus 3 at Hobson Way/West 9th Street; and a 4-minute walk from buses 5 and 19 at West 5th Street/Hobson Way); Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza (steps from Metro bus 161 and TOTransit Blue and Red lines at the Civic Arts Plaza stop); and Barnum Hall Theatre (a short walk from Big Blue Bus lines 2, 3, 4, 7, and 9 at Pico Boulevard/4th Street)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good for all venues
- Performances/Programs: 18 performances (6 concerts at each location)
- Ticket Prices: Oxnard Performing Arts Center and Barnum Hall Theatre concerts ($25–$78); Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza concerts ($25–$98), with prices varying by seat selection
- Subscriptions: Full 6-concert series at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center and the Barnum Hall Theatre ($112–$422); Full 6-concert series at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza concerts ($112–$544)
- Baton Society Membership Levels: Members Circle (up to $249); Patrons Circle ($250–$499); Bronze Circle ($500–$999); Presidents Circle ($1,000–$2,499); Maestros Circle ($2,500–$4,999); Silver Circle ($5,000–$9,999); Gold Circle ($10,000–$24,000); Platinum/Diamond/Grand Diamond Circles ($25,000+). Depending on level, benefits include program recognition, invitations to special events and receptions, VIP Ticket Service, complimentary parking, and more.