VMF youth programs for 2016-17 include:
- A Children’s Concert involving Dr. Seuss’ Sneetches and St. Saens’ Carnival of the Animals was presented to 1,200 VUSD third-graders on October 11th, 2016. The sponsors: John Hammer/ Hammer-Hewson Associates, and Janet & Mark Goldenson.
- VMF’s Music in the Schools program will serve 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.
- The Student Jazz Competition’s free public concert will be held on January 22nd, 2pm at The Pierpont. Five talented high school-age musicians will compete live for prize money and a spot in future VMF concerts. (Various individual sponsors plus The Pierpont Inn)
- A Rising Stars Concert in the Spring–offered free of charge to the community–will feature outstanding young classical, choral and jazz musicians.
- The VMF Young Artists Fund underwrites the performances of outstanding young musicians in diverse Festival and pre-Festival programs. Some may be young talent lauded locally for whom the appearance is a professional debut. Others may have emerged from important regional or national competitions. Already several have gone on to forge promising careers in concert halls that span the globe.
- Free or heavily discounted tickets available for all 2016-17 Festival concerts.
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.
Thank you 2016 Festival-goers!
Save these dates for 2017 now:
July 14-16 & 21-23!
and stay tuned for exciting pre-Festival
programs starting in the Fall!
In the News:
Violinist Nuvi Mehta, friends put talents on display
at Ventura Music Festival
Pianist Vadym Kholodenko brings effortless elegance to Ventura Music Festival
Vadym Kholodenko with Master Class Students
Anderson & Roe Piano Duo
Nuvi Mehta & Friends artists in conversation with audience after the show
Pianist Egle Januleviciute, Honorary Lithuanian Consul Daiva Navarrette,
Mexican Oxnard Consul Jonathan Alvarez and soprano Monica Albrego
Composers & The Movies
Freddie & Al Contarino
Sandra & Jordan Laby
Celine Gillibrand for P.W. Gillibrand Co.
Montecito Bank & Trust
Schwab Charitable Fund
Gloisten Family Charitable Foundation
Ventura Beach Marriott
Dr. Peter Cannon
Limoneira Limco Del Mar
Aera Energy LLC
Arianna Ashkar, Brett Ashkar, John Ashkar & Family
Janet & Mark Goldenson
Dr. Richard & Lori Reisman
*as of July 1, 2016
VMF 2016 FOUNDERS
OF THE YEAR
Janet & Mark Goldenson
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