Young Artist Concerto Performances

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 was Nov 4 2017.

Any questions: email to Ornela Ervin,

Appassionata Program General information and Description

September 2017 – June 2018

The next master classes are as follows:

Strings: Feb. 24 6:00- 9:00 pm, at a Woodland Hills private home
Dr. Ernest Salem, Violin faculty at CSU Fullerton is the Master Teacher.

Piano: Sunday March 11th. afternoon, Westlake Village private home.
Russian pianist Anastasia Dedik.

For further information email:

Recent Second Piano Master Class

Featured seven outstanding pianists performing. Craig Richey was the Master Teacher. (Program below)Recently we held our Second Piano Master Class with seven outstanding pianists performing. Craig Richey was the Master Teacher.(Program below)

APPASSIONATA  PROGRAM – General  information and Description 

For further information, contact Ornela Ervin at

 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 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 students must currently be working  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

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

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

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 – – 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