The New West Symphony has an exciting season ahead of them with new audience engagement goals and a new Music Director. The symphony celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with the welcome addition of Grammy-winning conductor Michael Christie as the new Music Director. Six programs will be presented October through May on Saturdays at 7:30pm at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks, CA, and Sundays at 3pm at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center in Oxnard, CA.
Organist, conductor, and music director Greg Morris simply loves the classical life. Though he dabbled briefly in academic music, he quickly discovered he wanted to know how best to perform the music in the here and now, so he decided it was best to get on and do that. “I was lucky enough to find the opportunities to do it and make a living at the same time,” Greg said.