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
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.
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.
Posted Mar. 1, 2016, 12:02 pm
Lioness of Jazz, Lisa Hilton to play Pepperdine's Smother's Theatre Friday.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.