WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (Aug 21, 2018) – Paul Piazza, the Music Director of the Westlake Village Symphony Orchestra, announced today that the symphony will host a gala fundraiser performance this Saturday at a private home in Thousand Oaks. “Our priority has always been to make symphonic music accessible to local residents and to be as inclusive as possible. Our ticket prices often range between 0 and $10 to make sure families of all sizes can attend. This is a fundraising performance that will help us bring our programs to audiences throughout the Conejo Valley over the coming year and allow our musicians to create a unique artistic experience for the whole community,” says Mr. Piazza. At 27, he’s among the youngest music directors in California.
WHO: Westlake Village Symphony members, guests and supporters.
WHAT: Westlake Village Symphony’s 2nd Annual Gala Chamber Music Fundraiser
WHERE: Bill & Martha Farwell’s Beautiful private home in the Dos Vientos Section of Newbury Park/ Thousand Oaks. Address with your RSVP
WHEN: This Saturday, August 25, 5 to 7:30 PM
HOW: Tickets are limited, available now at https://bit.ly/2ME4YCW
WHY: Support the Westlake Village Symphony’s mission by enjoying an evening with specially prepared appetizers, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and a silent auction in support of the orchestra’s mission, along with live music performed by some of the Conejo Valley’s finest musicians in an intimate setting,
More about Paul Piazza
Paul Piazza is a native of Southern California with a full schedule as a conductor, vocalist, trumpeter, and music educator. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, studying trumpet with Craig Morris and conducting with Gary Green. Paul has a wide range of musical interests and has shared the stage with some of the world’s greatest musical artists, including conductor Michael Tilson-Thomas, pianist Jeremy Denk, and soprano Laura Aiken. Paul has guest conducted a number of prestigious ensembles including the Riverside Philharmonic and the Grammy-nominated Diamond Bar High School Symphony Orchestra.
As a music educator, he has worked for well-known music programs such as the Idyllwild Arts Academy Summer Program, as well as delivered guest lectures on music appreciation and aesthetics for Los Angeles Pierce College’s Encore program. Paul currently holds the positions of Music Director with the Westlake Village Symphony and Assistant Conductor with the Riverside Philharmonic.