As the government shutdown continues, New West Symphony will offer
100 complimentary tickets to its concerts this weekend to those government
workers who have been furloughed or otherwise impacted by the shutdown.
“While politics divide, music unites and it is the job of cultural
institutions to do our part in reaching out to those in need," said Executive Director Natalia Staneva. "Music has
soothing qualities that can help those impacted escape reality for an
evening. It is our way to give back.”
New West Symphony opens the season this weekend featuring acclaimed
violinist Sarah Chang, in her New West Symphony debut with three
performances of Max Bruch’s Concerto No. 1 in G Minor for Violin &
Orchestra, Opus 26.
New West Symphony music director Marcelo Lehninger will conduct three
performances of this opening concert, which also includes Ludwig van
Beethoven’s Overture to Egmont, Cuban Overture by George Gershwin, Two
Tangos by Astor Piazzolla and Four Dances from Estancia by Alberto
The first performance took place Friday at the Oxnard Performing Arts
Center. The program will be repeated tonight at 8 pm at the Thousand
Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in
The weekend's third and final performance will be held Sunday, Oct.
6, at 4 pm at Santa Monica’s Barnum Hall, located at 601 Pico Boulevard
in Santa Monica.
For tickets, call 866.776.8400 and mention “Government shutdown” to
get the tickets. Tickets are not available at the box offices.
For more information about the symphony, visit newwestsymphony.org.
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