VMF youth programs for 2016 include:

  • The Student Jazz Competition on March 13th, where five talented young musicians compete live for prize money and a spot in future VMF concerts.
  • A special Rising Stars concert on May 6th to be offered free of charge and featuring the Camerata High School Chorus of the Los Robles Children’s Choir, the winner of the Student Jazz Competition and outstanding young classical musicians.
  • VMF’s Music in the Schools program, which will serve upwards of 4,000 elementary school children in both school and after-school setting. (Including Casa Pacifica and Boys & Girls Clubs)
  • The VMF 2016 Children’s Concert involves two wonderful programs: Sneetches, with the Dr. Seuss text and a relatively new and fun musical work by a Latin composer; and Ogden Nash’s text will accompany Saint-Saens’ fabulous Carnival of the Animals music. We’ll use the versions developed for two pianos, with lively narration supplied by VMF Artistic Director Nuvi Mehta.
  • Free or heavily discounted tickets for all 2016 Festival concerts.

Special thanks to our 2016 youth programs Sponsors:

  • Miriam Wille
  • Hammer-Hewson Associates
  • Janet & Mark Goldenson
  • Julius Gius Memorial Rotary Foundation
  • Kiwanis Club of Ventura
  • Edward Arkin

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View 2016 Concert Season Lineup
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Post concert with Anderson & Roe

What a wonderful concert to open our 2016 Season!
After the show with Anderson & Roe Piano Duo.

Post reception with Ute Lemper

Ute Lemper shares her inspirations and gratitude after the show.

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Freddie & Al Contarino

Sandra & Jordan Laby

Miriam Wille

Hammer-Hewson Associates

Celine Gillibrand for P.W. Gillibrand Co.

Barbara Meister

Montecito Bank & Trust

Schwab Charitable Fund

805 Living

Gloisten Family Charitable Foundation

Pierpont Racquet Club

Ventura Beach Marriott

Dr. Peter Cannon

Harrison Industries

Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home & Cremation Service

Limoneira Limco Del Mar


Aera Energy LLC

Arianna Ashkar, Brett Ashkar, John Ashkar & Family

Community Memorial Health Systems

Janet & Mark Goldenson

Dr. Richard & Lori Reisman

Pacific Western Bank

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*as of July 1, 2016