Genre: Orchestra

Country of Origin: Singapore

The New West Symphony is one of several regional professional symphony orchestras in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. It was founded in 1995 to succeed two orchestras (The Ventura County Symphony and the Conejo Symphony Orchestra) that ceased operations. The New West’s players are all professional musicians drawn from the rich pool of classical musicians in the Los Angeles region, many of whom play for other area orchestras as well as being active “session players” for film, television and audio recording in the entertainment industry.

The New West performs in three concert halls, the 1,500-seat Oxnard Performing Arts Center, the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Antoine Predock-designed Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks, and the 1,200-seat Barnum Hall on the campus of Santa Monica High School.

Under the leadership of its founding Music Director, Maestro Boris Brott, the orchestra performs predominantly 19th and 20th century symphonic repertoire. The New West Symphony has served as the touring orchestra for Andrea Bocelli, having completed three tours, most recently in 2010. Beginning with the 2011/2012 season, internationally renowned guest conductors will lead the orchestra as the symphony’s board searches for a new artistic director to implement a fresh vision in the future life of the orchestra.

The New West Symphony is a 501c3 charity and governed by a 30-member board of directors. - Wikipedia