Season Opus Concert Dates

January 12 and 14

April 20 and 22

July 20 and 22

  • Appassionata Recital Series

Young Artist Concerto Competition Application

  1. Student must provide his/her own accompanist at audition and must perform with accompaniment.
  2. If a student is selected to perform, the student must be available for any of the three concert cycles to which the student is assigned. Concert cycle dates are listed below.
  3. Students must play one movement of a concerto, a complete solo work or sing two arias with accompaniment in the competition. In the competition, the student may be limited to 10 minutes – cuts may be taken in the accompaniment.
  4. In cases where additional costs are incurred for music rentals, the student may be responsible for some or all of those costs.
  5. Concerti must be performed for memory. Woodwinds, brass and percussion are exempt from this rule, but memorization is still encouraged.
  6. The judge’s decisions are final.
  7. Since forms will be submitted electronically, the Competition Committee trusts that all students have confirmed with their private teacher that they are ready to enter the competition.
  8. Rehearsal and Performance Schedule

 January 10, 11, 12, 14 — April 18, 19, 20, 22  — July 18, 19, 20, 22            

Note: first two dates in each group are 7-10 p.m. rehearsals at the Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.   Third date in each group is a Friday 7:30 p.m. performance at the Camarillo United Methodist

Church, and the final date in each group is a 2:30 performance at the Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.   There will also be a late afternoon or evening run through with the conductor the Monday of performance week prior to start of rehearsals or the previous week.

Registration Deadline Nov 4 2017.

Please open the registration form HERE fill it in, scan and email to Ornela Ervin at ornelaervin@verizon.net

Appassionata Program General information and Description

September 2017 – June 2018

APPASSIONATA  PROGRAM – General  information and Description 

For further information, contact Ornela Ervin at ornelaervin@verizon.net

 September 2017 – June 2018

Registration and Payment: HERE  

This is an educational program that serves the needs of young musicians.  It provides student recitals and Master Classes and is the entry port for becoming a soloist with the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic.  Any student wishing to audition to solo with the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic MUST be a member of the Appassionata Program.   The program is open for students 18 years of age and under.  Partial funding is provided by the Edward Francis Scholarship FundFor updated information on the program consult frequently TO Phil.org or , “like” the TO Phil Facebook page. 

Home address for Appassionata Students

Students, or parents, or teacher must live in Ventura County, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Calabasas or Malibu for a student to become an Appassionata member and soloist with the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic.  Composers and conducting students must currently be working on a conducting degree or taking composition classes at a college or university.  College students must be based in the Ventura, etc. area, either as a student or having parents in this area.

Categories and Fees for Appassionata Program Membership

Pianists                                                             $200

String players                                                    $150

Wind players, Brass players, Vocalists             $50

Conductors and Composers                              $50

Master Classes

Piano Master Classes – 2 or more MC with 5 or 6 players each

String Master Classes – 1 or more MC with 5 or 6 players each

Master Classes can run 2 to 2 1/2 hours depending on the number of students.

All Appassionata students, parents and friends can audit any Master Class for free.

Accompanists will be given a fee per recital from the TO Phil organization.

Two or more Recitals

All Appassionata students may perform on as many recitals as they request.

First come, first served, if there are too many requests on a particular date.

They will be held at Retirement Communities or other appropriate venues.

Recitals will be set up as needed.

Dates and venues will be sent out to members in advance.

The TO Phil will cover the accompanist fee at a recital.

Concerto Audition Date and Location


Form at TOPhil.org

Deadline for application is 11:59 pm Saturday, November 4, 2017.

No Fee


Saturday, December 2, 2017


Nordhoff Hall, Room 107

Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA (close to Valley Performing Arts Center)                                                                                            

Concerto Performance Fees and Vouchers

Fee for a chosen soloist: $650

Each soloist gets 10 vouchers per concert when they perform.

They also get 2 vouchers for all the other concerts.

It is requested that they hand in the names for the vouchers by the Sunday before the Friday concert.

Give names to Ornela Ervin at ornelaervin@verizon.net.

Concert ticket prices – TOCAP – Reserved seats

$30 Adults

$10 Students

$10 Active Military 

Concert ticket prices – Camarillo United Methodist Church – Open seating

$20 Adults

$10 Students

$10 Active Military

 Concert Dates

January 12 and 14

April 20 and 22

July 20 and 22

Sign up for Appassionata membership and pay online HERE

Ticket Sales

CUMC Contribute for admission on the website – tophil.org – and pay online or at the Door (Checks written to TO Phil)

TOCAP Buy tickets in person at the Box Office or on their website