New West Symphony music director Marcelo Lehninger will lead the orchestra in three performances of the fifth Masterpiece Series concert of the Symphony’s 20th Anniversary season, including a performance in Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon.
In keeping with the season theme, Breaking New Sound, the program will feature the Symphony’s first performance of the Concerto in D Minor for Violin & Orchestra, Opus 47 by Jean Sibelius.
Violinist Jennifer Frautschi, in her New West Symphony debut, will be the soloist for the Concerto. Gustav Holst’s musical traversal of the solar system, The Planets, will complete the program. The Women of the Cal Lutheran University Choral Ensembles, Wyant Morton, conductor, will supply the voices for the final movement of the work.
The first performance will take place today, March 27, at 8 pm at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center, located at 800 Hobson Way in Oxnard.
The program will be repeated on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8 pm at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.
On Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 4 pm at Santa Monica’s Barnum Hall, located at 601 Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica.
Paintings of seven local professional artists will be projected on screen as the orchestra performs at each show, with the original pieces on display and available for sale afterwards.
One of the visual artists who painted a piece of art that will be depicted in on screen behind the orchestra is Samohi graduate Patricia Osborne Richards Dodds who attended the school 60 years ago.
Tickets are priced from $29 to $102 are available by phone, 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday at 1-866-776-8400.
Tickets are also available in person at the New West Symphony office, 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday and through the Symphony web site at newwestsymphony.org, 24/7. Tickets are also available at the respective concert hall box offices.