VMF YOUNG ARTISTS
VMF’s Music in the Schools program serves upwards of 4,000 elementary school children in both school and after-school settings, including Casa Pacifica and Boys & Girls Clubs. Its sponsors: Aera Energy LLC and Harmony Music Center.
VMF welcomes sponsors of its Young Artists Fund and other youth education and engagement programs. To donate,or for further information, please call Executive Director Susan Scott at 805-648-3146 or email her.
The VMF Young Artists Fund underwrites the performances and often the professional debuts of outstanding young musicians who have emerged from local, regional and national competitions in diverse Festival and pre-Festival programs. Many VMF Young Artists have gone on to forge promising careers in concert halls that span the globe. The VMF Young Artists Fund also offers free or heavily discounted tickets to young artists for all Festival concerts.
First Weekend was a SMASH!
Tickets still available for the following
Season 23 Weekend 2 Performances:
Lance Orozco’s Michael Feinstein interview is up and running on KCLU!
Concerts are held at the intimate 400-seat Ventura College Performing Arts Center, 4700 Loma Vista Road in Ventura, unless noted otherwise.
For more information call (805) 648-3146.
$10 or $15 tickets are available for youth under 18 at all concerts.
Season 23 Weekend 2 Performances
Click on each photo for a performance sample, program notes and tickets.
| Perla Batalla
Memory-making tribute to her mentor, Leonard Cohen
Friday, July 21 at 8pm
| Simply Three
Exhilarating classical-pop: 500 million YouTube subscribers
Saturday, July 22 at 8pm
| Michael Feinstein
Great American Songbook from
it’s preeminent performer
Sunday, July 23 at 7pm
Oxnard PAC, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard
| Festival Brass Quintet
Joyful sounds and a four-course tea!
Fridays, July 14 & 21 3pm
Pierpont Inn, 550 Sanjon Road, Ventura
JULY 13-16 & 21-23
Season 23 Ventura Music Festival
Enjoy two weekends of great classical, jazz and genre-defying music performed by world-class artists in the beautiful beach town of Ventura. Tickets on sale now. Call 805-648-3146.
VMF Student Jazz Competition Winners at Squashed Grapes
Thursday of Festival Week 2 features winners of the 11th VMF Student Jazz Competition playing with jazz quartet Coda at Squashed Grapes, a small jazz club in mid-town Ventura (2351 E Main St). Coda leads off at 7 pm with the students performing during the second set about 8 pm.
Media contact: Ventura Music Festival Executive Director Susan Scott,
or call 805-648-3146.
Tickets available online, by phone at 648-3146, or at the venue box office starting an hour before each concert.
Coming Festival Week Two
7/20: Student Jazz finalists
7/21: Tea & Trumpets
7/21: Perla Batalla
7/22: Simply Three
7/23: Michael Feinstein
Aera Energy LLC
(for Music in the Schools)
Arianna Ashkar, Brett Ashkar,
John Ashkar & Family
Community Memorial Health System
Julius Gius Memorial Rotary Foundation (for Music in the Schools)
Dr. Richard & Lori Reisman
The Arts Collaborative