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New West Symphony Receives $13,500 in Grants:

The New West Symphony announced Wednesday that it has received a $10,000 grant from the Annenberg Foundation’s Alchemy program and a $3,500 grant from the League of American Orchestras to support the development of a four-year strategic plan as the Symphony approaches its 25th anniversary celebration during the 2019-2020 concert season.

“A sound strategic plan clarifies the steps necessary to achieve our mission of inspiring passion for symphonic music in the community,” said NWS Board Chair Paul Finkel. “We are deeply appreciative to the Annenberg Foundation and the League of American Orchestras whose support will be invaluable in helping us set a path towards a bright and sustainable future.”

The strategic plan to be developed by the symphony will build on the organization’s numerous past successes, both on stage and in the community, while creating a roadmap for a continuing artistic growth. The plan will also address the upcoming search for a new Music Director and his/her role in the larger community. In the past several years, the Symphony has successfully collaborated with a number of community organizations including California Lutheran University, California State University Channel Islands, 16 school districts, and numerous local charities to expose local residents to the beauty of symphonic music. The strategic plan will explore the expansion of these and other partnerships to widen audience and outreach potential.

“The New West Symphony, along with many orchestras across the United States, is faced with increasing competition from other forms of entertainment and the other ways people can spend their leisure dollars,” said NWS Executive Director Natalia Staneva.  

“Challenges like these bring new opportunities, and I am  looking forward to working with our board, musicians, New West Symphony League volunteers and local leaders so the community can enjoy the benefits of having a professional orchestra in their backyard for decades to come.”

 

 

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