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Paul Finkel

News, Music, New West Symphony, Paul Finkel

New West Symphony Re-elects Paul Finkel as Chair

Posted Aug. 22, 2016, 11:50 am

The New West Symphony has announced the re-election of Dr. Paul Finkel as Chairman of its Board of Directors for a second two-year term. Dr. Finkel has served on the Board for seven years and was re-elected Chair at the Symphony’s Annual Meeting held this month

stewart copeland

Music, Musician, Stewart Copeland, Maestro Lehninger

Stewart Copeland’s Tyrant’s Crush, at Barnum Hall - New West Symphony

Posted May. 9, 2016, 1:07 pm

On May 12 at 7:30 pm Maestro Lehninger will lead the orchestra at Santa Monica’s Barnum Hall in the West Coast premiere of Stewart Copeland’s new work, Tyrant’s Crush.

Prince

News, Music, Prince, Icon

Music Icon Prince Dead: Tributes Flood In

Posted Apr. 21, 2016, 10:53 am

The death of musical icon Prince prompted a flood of stunned tributes from luminaries in the worlds of music and entertainment today, all hailing the 57-year-old icon for penning the soundtrack of a generation.

Lisa Hilton

News, Music, Things To Do

Jazz Soloist Lisa Hilton's West Coast Debut at Pepperdine Friday

Posted Mar. 1, 2016, 12:02 pm

Lioness of Jazz, Lisa Hilton to play Pepperdine's Smother's Theatre Friday.

News, Music, Schools, Grammys

Santa Monica Youth Orchestra

Posted Feb. 20, 2016, 12:50 pm

In a music video tribute to Kendrick Lamar, members of the Santa Monica Youth Orchestra (SMYO) joined musical forces with multi-instrumentalist and composer Sly5thAve to perform selections from Lamar’s most critically acclaimed project, “To Pimp a Butterfly.”

Storm Large

News, Music, Things To Do

Storm Large for One Night Only

Posted Feb. 17, 2016, 10:37 am

Pink Martini’s genre-defying chanteuse Storm Large and her band Le Bonheur will hit the Broad Stage for one performance only Friday, February 26, at 7:30pm.

Fireside at the Miles

News, Music, Osm, The Miles

Fireside at the Miles to Feature OSM Woodwind Quintet Friday

Posted Feb. 10, 2016, 10:06 am

Orchestra Santa Monica’s (OSM) Woodwind Quintet will be performing at the Miles Memorial Playhouse this evening, February 12, as part of the Fireside at the Miles Series.

Gary Bover Performing with OSM

News, Music, Events, Kids, Osm

Recent OSM All-Mozart Concert a Great Success

Posted Feb. 4, 2016, 12:24 pm

Orchestra Santa Monica (OSM) played an all-Mozart program late January, to a nearly full house in Santa Monica’s Moss Theater at the New Roads School.

Poster

News, Music, Orchestra

Contemporary Chamber Orchestra Colors the Night

Posted Jan. 22, 2016, 2:54 pm

Westside’s energetic Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra is presenting “Night Music” this weekend, Downtown on January 23 and in Santa Monica on January 24.

Pianist Denis Kozhukin.

News, Music, Santa Monica, Symphony, Gershwin

Gershwin and Ravel Highlight Masterpiece Series Concert - With Free Dance Class Too!

Posted Jan. 22, 2016, 2:27 pm

New West Symphony will take to the Santa Monica stage Sunday, with prize-winning pianist Denis Kozhukin making his New West Symphony debut.

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News, Music, Dream Orchestra

Dream Orchestra's Annual Charity Concert Saturday at SAMO High's Barnum Hall

Posted Jan. 14, 2016, 1:39 pm

Dream Orchestra's annual charity concert takes place this Saturday, January 16th, 7pm at Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School

The historic Miles Memorial Playhouse will host Fireside at the Miles from Jan. 8 – Feb. 26.

News, Seven Days, Theater, Music, Santa Monica

7th Annual Fireside At The Miles Returns Jan. 8

Posted Jan. 7, 2016, 9:00 am

Santa Monica Cultural Affairs will present the 7th annual Fireside at the Miles performance series at the historic Miles Memorial Playhouse from Jan. 8 – Feb. 26.

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) paired exclusive musical performances with delectable international cuisine at “LACO à la carte,” five intimate, elegant fundraising evenings celebrating Australia, Mexico, Finland, Turkey and Iran in the spectacular private homes of members of the region’s international community.

News, Music, Video, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Looking Back At 2015 “LACO à La Carte"

Posted Jan. 6, 2016, 9:39 am

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) paired exclusive musical performances with delectable international cuisine at “LACO à la carte,” five intimate, elegant fundraising evenings celebrating Australia, Mexico, Finland, Turkey and Iran in the spectacular private homes of members of the region’s international community.

News, Music, Film

Producers Guild of America Announce Nominees For Awards In Century City

Posted Jan. 5, 2016, 1:07 pm

"Mad Max: Fury Road," "Spotlight," "Ex Machina" and "The Big Short" were among the 10 films nominated today for the coveted Producers Guild of America Award for motion pictures, an honor that has traditionally been a precursor to success on Oscar night.

News, Music, Celebrity, Film

Justin Timberlake to Write, Perform Original Music for DreamWorks Animation's 'Trolls'

Posted Jan. 5, 2016, 1:06 pm

Justin Timberlake will serve as executive music producer as well as pen original music for DreamWorks Animation's "Trolls," in which he'll also star, the studio announced today.

Santa Monica High School students Amy Amatya, Jack Antich, and Glennon Davalos-Stanton joined 673 exceptional high schoolers from across the nation in one four National Association for Music Education ensembles.

News, Samohi, Music, Santa Monica, Smmusd

Trio Of Samohi Students Selected To Join Elite National Honors Ensembles

Posted Dec. 21, 2015, 7:10 am

Three Santa Monica High School music students hit a high note when after years of dedicated practice and passion, they were selected from among thousands of students nationwide to perform with the 2015 National Association for Music Education (NAFME) All-National Honor Ensembles.

The Dream Orchestra will perform at St. Monica Catholic Church on Dec. 3 and 4.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Dream Orchestra's Two Concerts Of Handel’s “Messiah” To Take Place This Thursday, Friday

Posted Dec. 1, 2015, 9:10 am

The Dream Orchestra’s performance of Handel’s ”Messiah” was so popular last year that two concerts are planned this year. The performances will be held this Thursday and Friday, Dec. 3 and 4, at St. Monica Catholic Church, 725 California Ave., Santa Monica.

Taylor Swift.

News, Music

Full Nomination List For Sunday's 2015 American Music Awards

Posted Nov. 21, 2015, 10:41 am

America's musical sweetheart Taylor Swift will carry a leading six nominations into Sunday's presentation of the 2015 American Music Awards, including a nod for artist of the year.

The Dream Orchestra presents two performances of Handel’s Messiah Dec. 3rd and 4th at beautiful St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica. Our Brass Ensemble sets a festive mood before the concert. Then emotions will soar as Artistic Director Daniel Suk conducts the orchestra, the Opera Chorus of Los Angeles and world-class soloists in this operatic celebration.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Video, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Enjoy The Best “Messiah” Concert In Town With The Dream Orchestra

Posted Nov. 20, 2015, 6:00 am

The Dream Orchestra presents two performances of Handel’s Messiah Dec. 3rd and 4th at beautiful St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica.

New West Symphony Music Director Marcelo Lehninger.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music

New West Symphony Music Director To Conclude Tenure At End Of 2016 Season

Posted Nov. 18, 2015, 11:21 am

Marcelo Lehninger, who helped guide the New West Symphony (NWS) through its 20th anniversary celebration a year ago and who has been highly-praised for his conducting skills, will be concluding his tenure as music director at the end of the 2016 season, it was announced today.

Aspiring musician James McCain chats about moving to the West Coast and performing on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade.

News, Music, Video, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Street Performer James McCain Livens Up Third Street Promenade

Posted Nov. 10, 2015, 9:58 am

Aspiring musician James McCain chats about moving to the West Coast and performing on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade.

Latest New West Symphony news.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

New West Symphony’s “Scottish Fantasy” Comes To Santa Monica

Posted Nov. 6, 2015, 9:36 am

GRAMMY-nominated violinist Caroline Goulding will make her New West Symphony debut as guest soloist in “Scottish Fantasy,” an all-Mendelssohn program to be presented by the orchestra on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 4 pm at Santa Monica’s Barnum Hall. Also featured will be National Geographic photojournalist Jim Richardson’s stunning imagery of Scotland, with the acclaimed photojournalist present at the performance.

SMC’s Synapse Dance Theater performs Nov. 6 and 8 in The Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center (Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th St., Santa Monica).

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica, Dance

Synapse Dance Theater Showcases New Works

Posted Nov. 6, 2015, 9:31 am

Santa Monica College’s Synapse Dance Theater – the innovative and widely praised Contemporary Dance ensemble – will present a program of new repertory by professional guest artists, award-winning faculty artists, and up-and-coming student choreographers tonight and Sunday.

Aspiring musician Chelsea Williams is a regular performer on the Third Street Promenade - check out her story and her original song 'Hear The Thunder.'

News, Music, Video, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Third Street Promenade Street Performer Chelsea Williams On Making A Buck In Santa Monica

Posted Nov. 5, 2015, 2:26 pm

Aspiring musician Chelsea Williams is a regular performer on the Third Street Promenade - check out her story and her original song “Hear The Thunder.”

Santa Monica Symphony music director Guido Lamell chats about the 2015/16 concert season that kicked of Oct. 10 and continues through May 29, 2016. The next concert is on Saturday, Dec. 12.

Music, Video, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Maestro Guido Lamell On The 2015/16 Santa Monica Symphony Season

Posted Oct. 30, 2015, 9:23 am

Santa Monica Symphony music director Guido Lamell chats about the 2015/16 concert season that kicked of Oct. 10 and continues through May 29, 2016. The next concert is on Saturday, Dec. 12.

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