Performance of V. Bellini's "The Sleepwalker" Opera at Somis Thursday Club on Nov 4, 6

Opera by the Glass presents V. Bellini's "The Sleepwalker" at the Somis Thursday Club, 5380 Bell Street, Somis, on Friday, November 4th at 8pm and Sunday, November 6th at 2:30pm.

The Sleepwalker subsists on the dissidence between the conscious versus the unconscious. A Phantom haunts the inhabitants of a village ghoulishly appearing in the dead of night. During the day everyone is outwardly happy and content; all the while concealing an underbelly of darkness, loneliness, and jealousy that comes out at night. The story embarks at the preparations for the wedding of Amina and Elvino. When the new Lord of the village returns after an absence of many years, Elvino questions Amina's purity and her reputation begins to crumble. Was the phantom at work here?  A love triangle? Can love survive through a cloud of suspicion?

Sung in Italian, with English subtitles. Cabaret seating. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/the-sleepwalker-opera-by-v-bellini-tickets-27696830967. Call 805.901.2697 or email operabytheglass@gmail.com with any questions.

 

Intertribal Gathering 2016 at Chumash Indian Museum in Thousand Oaks on October 23

The Chumash Indian Museum at 3290 Lang Ranch Parkway in Thousand Oaks presents its 2016 California Intertribal Gathering on Sunday, October 23rd from 10am to 5pm. Admission $10/family (5 max), $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and kids 12 and under. Family cultural fun will include storytellers, dancers, singers, arts, crafts and food. www.chumashindianmuseum.com

Conejo Valley Kiwanis Presents "Conejo Uncorked" on Thursday, October 20th

Conejo Valley Kiwanis will host its annual celebration of wine and food from 5:00 to 9:00pm on October 20, 2016 at The Gardens at Los Robles, 299 S. Moorpark Road. 

Local restaurants will provide gourmet food samples local wineries will offer tastings and wine for purchase.   There will be live music, a silent auction and raffle, and a live auction of premium wines.

Visit conejouncorked.com for tickets and more information. 

Single tickets are $60 per person and a VIP table for ten is $450. Proceeds will go to the Conejo Valley Kiwanis Foundation, which addresses the health and welfare of children and helps support high school Key Clubs and middle school Builders Clubs in the Conejo Valley. 

New West Symphony Opens its 22nd Season in Oxnard on 9/30 and Thousand Oaks on 10/1

The New West Symphony opens its exciting 22nd Season on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1 with DANZON, a concert featuring works teeming with exhilarating rhythms and fiery musical flourishes, as well as the lyrical melodies from one of the best-loved works of 20th Century American music.

Guest conductor Tania Miller leads the orchestra in a program honoring national Hispanic Heritage Month and headlined by composer Arturo Marquez's sensual and melodic Danzon No. 2, a piece evoking the dance halls of Mexico City. New West Symphony principal cellist Mark Tanner is featured as guest soloist in the elegant and rhythmically complex Concierto en Tango for Cello & Orchestra by Grammy-nominated composer Miguel del Aguila. Georges Bizet's dramatic, always popular Carmen Suite and Aaron Copland's Suite from Appalachian Spring, which includes the well-known melody "Simple Gifts" complete the program.

TICKETS priced from $30 - $120 are available online at www.newwestsymphony.org, by phone at 866-776-8400, or at the respective box offices. Special family packages for parents with children ages 7-13 are available (advance purchase only) through the orchestra's VIP Family Club, and discounted tickets for high school and college students are available through its Connect Club.

The first performance will take place on Friday at 8:00 pm at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. The concert will be repeated on Saturday at 8:00 pm at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. A 30-minute, entertaining and informative pre-concert talk by noted musicologist Thomas Neenan begins at 7:00 pm in each venue. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, a Mexican fiesta will be available for Oxnard concertgoers beginning at 6:30 pm, with food and beverages available for purchase in the courtyard. A post concert reception for ticket holders at Sabor Cocina Mexicana, located at The Lakes in Thousand Oaks, will take place following the Saturday performance.