Thousand Oaks Philharmonic Presents Opus 55 on July 12 in Camarillo and July 14 in Thousand Oaks

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The Thousand Oaks Philharmonic will feature performances with 8 soloists at its OPUS 55 concert on Friday July 12th at 7:30 PM at the United Methodist Church in Camarillo and Sunday July 14th at 2:30 PM at the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center (TOPAC). Come hear these local young talented musicians perform in concertos as soloists with the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic with music by various composers including Mozart, Mendelssohn, Bruch, and Rachmaninoff.

For ticket info visit or for Sunday’s performance call TOPAC (805)449-2775.

About Thousand Oaks Philharmonic
The "TO Phil" provides opportunities for young artists in Ventura County and surrounding areas to perform with a professional orchestra in front of a live audience as well as offer educational and culturally enriching experiences for the communities it serves.
The soloists for the Opus concerts are chosen each year from the Appassionata Educational program audition.

To learn more about the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic, please visit

2019 Free Summer Concerts at the Thousand Oaks Library - June through August

The Thousand Oaks Library is excited to host a Summer Concert Series. A variety of musical styles will be highlighted, from folk, to classical, to world music.

Future Concert Dates:

  • July 14: Kátia Moraes and Brazilian Hearts - Brazilian singer Kátia Moraes is an absolute dynamo on stage. Kátia’s voice can be powerful and heartfelt, coy and compelling, expansive or intimate. The energy, the charisma, the sheer joy of Brazilian music just fills a space. Her band features Nando Duarte, Ted Falcon and Clarice Cast. The concert will be on Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Thousand Oaks Library.

  • July 28: Westlake Village Quartet - Dianne Ramon is a solo violin and concertmaster. This innovative approach to performing adds a new player to each piece of music. The first piece starts with solo violin, the second piece a duo, the third piece a string trio, until the finale ending with a group of about 7-8 string players. The Westlake Village Orchestra is a dedicated group of local music professionals with a common goal of providing exposure to the arts. The concert will be on Sunday, July 28, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Thousand Oaks Library.

  • August 4: Marc Berger - Marc Berger and Ride bring a well-choreographed mix of deep country folk songs with touches of bluegrass, roots, Americana, a little spicy Cajun, and even a little indie with an effects laced lead acoustic guitar. It’s near impossible to sit through a set without feeling a musical kinship to something in every song. The concert will be on Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Thousand Oaks Library.

  • August 10: hONEyhoUSe - hONEyhoUSe combines the talents of three very diverse and seasoned artists into one unexpected powerhouse. Consisting of award-winning rhythm and blues/gospel soulstress Hillary Smith, earthy blues/folk singer-songwriter Yvonne Perea, and sweet voiced Mandy Buchanan, “hONEyhoUSe” seamlessly melds blues, soul, folk, and Americana. The concert will be on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Thousand Oaks Library.

For more information about adult programs offered through the Thousand Oaks Library, visit or call the Information Desk during open hours at 805-449-2660.

Concert in the Park at Oak Canyon Community Park in Oak Park on July 13, 2019 - Prince Tribute

Join in on an evening of free entertainment and listen to a Prince Tribute band on July 13, 2019 at Oak Canyon Community Park, 5600 Hollytree Drive, Oak Park at 6:30pm.

Event includes old fashioned games with the family such as Hippity Hop, tug-a-war, hool-a-hoop, great food vendors and more. A free shuttle is provided at the entrance to the park and from Oak Park High School.

Bring blankets and chairs.

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The City of Thousand Oaks Presents the Pop-Up Arts & Music Festival - June 14-29, 2019

The City of Thousand Oaks will bring the second annual Pop-Up Arts & Music Festival to Thousand Oaks over three weekends in June.

As the name suggests, the festival will feature “pop-up” public performances and activities at a variety of locations throughout Thousand Oaks. The primary goal of the festival is to provide residents and visitors with an opportunity to actively participate in and enjoy the arts in unexpected and distinctive locations throughout the community. These sites will include small neighborhood parks, historical sites, and the Lakes.

City Manager Andrew Powers states “Last year we tried something new by bringing visual and performing arts directly into the community; and feedback was great. The City is proud to host this summer’s 2nd Pop-Up Series and once again showcase a wide array of accessible, family-oriented arts events.”

The Festival will feature seven free events over three weekends from June 14-29, 2019. In partnership with local arts organizations, the festival will include local and regional artistic talent, in addition to nationally recognized performing artists.

“The Pop-Up Arts & Music Festival spotlights the diversity of our local arts community and provides an opportunity for residents to come together in shared cultural experiences. This year we have created a lineup that we hope provides something for everyone.” Barry McComb, Cultural Affairs Director.

Events are free and open to all.

June 14, 7:00pm at Oakbrook Park, 2787 Erbes Rd, Thousand Oaks

Versa-Style Dance Company

A hip-hop dance company from Los Angeles that creates high energy dances using 90s hip-hop, popping, locking, whacking and boogaloo along with Afro-Latin styles such as salsa, merengue, cumbia and afro-cuban. Food trucks will be available.

June 15, 7:00pm at Triunfo Park, 980 Aranmoor Ave, Thousand Oaks

Movie night with a showing of Sing.

Activities start at 7:00 and movie will show at 8:00. Come enjoy food trucks and perform your own Karaoke with Mr. DJ before the movie.

June 21, 7:00pm at Thousand Oaks Community Park, 2525 Moorpark Rd, Thousand Oaks

Sir, Please with special guests

Sir Please is a young alternative rock group of five best friends whose differences in musical backgrounds and influences gel into a unique sound and style. Food truck will be available

June 22, 7:00pm at Stagecoach Museum Lawn, 51 S Ventu Park Rd, Newbury Park

Susie Glaze & the New Folk Ensemble

Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps

Two musical groups bringing the best of Americana and Blues music to Thousand Oaks.

June 23, 2:00 – 4:00pm at Borchard Park, 190 N Reino Rd, Newbury Park

Let Your Creativity Take Flight

Build and fly kites with Art Trek. Food trucks will be available.

June 28, 7:00pm at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks

An Evening with Sondheim featuring 5-Star Theatricals

June 29, 7pm at Northwood Park, 3620 Avenida Verano, Thousand Oaks

New West Symphony presents Leah Zeger Quintet

The Leah Zeger Quartet mixes jazz, funk and classical, led by the passionate vocals and violin stylings of Leah Zeger.

Community partners include 5-Star Theatrical, Art Trek, Brogden Bay Presents, Conejo Recreation and Parks District, New West Symphony, The Lakes

2019 Summer Concert Series at Constitution Park in Camarillo June 29 to September 21


Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park District and the City of Camarillo present the 2019 Summer Concert Series. Features free concerts at Constitution Park, 601 Carmen Drive. More info at .

The concert lineup is shown below. Concerts start at 7:30 pm.

Sat, June 29: Upstream (Reggae/Calypso)

Sat, July 27: Mighty Cash Cats (Country/Bluegrass)

Sat, August 24: Bleeding Harp (Rhythm & Blues)

Sat, September 21: L.A. Vation (U2 Tribute)

New West Symphony "Northern Lights" Concert March 2-3 in Thousand Oaks, Oxnard


Northern Lights

Sir Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto was his final major work. Written in 1919 at the end of World War I, the Concerto was Elgar’s lament for a lost world following the devastation of the war. Julie Albers, principal cello of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, makes her New West Symphony debut with this most eloquent and passionate work. The 1st Symphony of Jean Sibelius was an immediate success following its premiere in 1900. Full of sweeping melodic invention, rhythmic vitality and imbued with the aura of his Finnish homeland, the symphony launched Sibelius’s career on the international stage.

Performances at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 7:30pm and the Oxnard Performing Arts Center on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 3pm. Buy tickets at

Andrew Constantine, guest conductor
Julie Albers, cello

Elgar | Sospiri
Elgar | Cello Concerto in E minor
Sibelius | Symphony No. 1

Julie Albers, cello

American cellist Julie Albers is recognized for her superlative artistry, her charismatic and radiant performing style, and her intense musicianship. She was born into a musical family in Longmont, Colorado and began violin studies at the age of two with her mother, switching to cello at four. She moved to Cleveland during her junior year of high school to pursue studies through the Young Artist Program at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Richard Aaron. Miss Albers soon was awarded the Grand Prize at the XIII International Competition for Young Musicians in Douai, France, and as a result toured France as soloist with Orchestre Symphonique de Douai.

Andrew Constantine, guest conductor

Andrew Constantine serves as Music Director of both the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and the Reading Symphony Orchestra.

Having gained a reputation in Europe and the UK as a conductor of great skill, charisma, energy and versatility, Andrew Constantine moved to the US in 2004 to become Assistant Conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Within his first season there he was promoted to Associate Conductor.

In the US he has won great praise for his ability to communicate with audiences and his energetic and compelling advocacy for classical music have gained him many admirers. In May of 2007, following a two year search and a pool of over 280 applicants, he was appointed Music Director of the Reading Symphony Orchestra in Pennsylvania. In July of 2009, after a similar process, he was also appointed Music Director of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic in Indiana.

New West Symphony "The Romantics" Concert in Thousand Oaks, Oxnard, February 9, 10

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Treat your valentine to a magical night of Romantic classics with New West Symphony. Beethoven’s first piano concerto will bring you close, performed by Rodolfo Leone, winner of the 2017 International Beethoven Piano Competition. Brahms’ First Symphony, evoking idyllic music of shepherds, will make you fall in love. And world-premiere pieces by local composer Pauline Frechette, will warm your heart.

Concert Dates:

Saturday, February 9, 2019 7:30PM Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

Sunday, February 10, 2019 3PM Oxnard Performing Arts Center

Tickets at .

Fawzi Haimor, guest conductor

Rodolfo Leone, piano

Pauline Frechette, composer

Frechette The Sacred Mountains of Ojai (World Premiere)

Frechette | Reflections (Song for Michael)*

Beethoven | Piano Concerto No. 1

Brahms | Symphony No. 1

Rodolfo Leone - Piano

Twenty-seven-year-old Italian born pianist Rodolfo Leone is the First Prize Winner of the 15th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna (2017). Described as “a true sound philosopher” (Oberösterreichische Nachrichten), Rodolfo released his debut album on the Austrian label Gramola in May 2018. The all-Beethoven disc features two pillars of the piano repertoire: the “Hammerklavier” Sonata and the “Waldstein” Sonata. His playing has been described as having “impeccable style” and “absolute technical control” with “hands that every pianist would like to have” (Il Nuovo Amico).

Fawzi Haimor - Guest conductor

Haimor was born in Chicago in 1983 and educated in the Middle East and in San Francisco. He completed his violin training at the Jacobs School of Music in Indiana University, and studied conducting under David Effron and Arthur Fagen. He earned bachelor’s degrees in both music and neurobiology, a master’s degree in conducting from the University of California-Davis, and second master’s in instrumental conducting at Indiana University. He was previously Assistant Conductor at Alabama Symphony Orchestra, where he was also the first Music Director of the Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra. Until 2015, he was Assistant Conductor and Resident Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, where he led a variety of concerts including classical, pops and outreach. While in Pittsburgh, he also served as a cover to esteemed conductors including Manfred Honeck, Leonard Slatkin, Gianandrea Noseda, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and Yan Pascal Tortelier.

Pauline Frechette - Composer

Pauline Frechette, aka Raven Kane, is an accomplished musician/composer/performer. An award-winning singer/songwriter, Pauline has performed and recorded with many legendary artists including: Paul McCartney, Cher, Willie Nelson, Leonard Cohen, Diana Ross, duets with Neil Diamond, and with MUSE for the 2012 Olympics. She has performed on film scores including Rent and Aladdin. As a composer her work has been performed by the Goodspeed Opera House, The La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, The Baltimore Symphony and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra for 17,000 people. Her current album, Colors of My Heart, has over 4 million listeners. It debuted on the Billboard Top Ten Classical and jazz charts, is entered for a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition and is being played in over 50 countries in stores and restaurants as well as on FM radio stations all over the world.