The Nutcracker Magic Continues for 25 Years at Pacific Festival Ballet

Who says it doesn’t snow in the Conejo Valley? For 25 years the patrons of Pacific Festival Ballet receive a flurry of sparkle and snow as they sit spellbound by The Nutcracker’s snow scene. Not only does it snow onstage but magically, light snowfall descends upon the audience as well.

Music Strikes a Chord with Chuck Findley

 Article Tracy Marcynzsyn  Renowned as “one of the greatest and most musical trumpet players in the world—and most recorded too—” Charles “Chuck” Findley first picked up a trumpet at age 3.  Born into a musical family in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Findley grew up having regular jam sessions in the house with his father, who played the sax and violin, and his brother…

New West Symphony Stars Shine in 23rd Season

New West Symphony, with performances in Thousand Oaks, Oxnard and Santa Monica, opens its 2017/2018 Masterpiece Series season this month. Kicking off its 23rd season with a tribute to Hispanic Heritage Month, New West Symphony’s “Grand Season Opening” Oct. 6-8 features favorites from Argentinian and Spanish composers, Piazzolla and Falla, as well as symphonic classics by Mozart and Beethoven. Renowned…