Festival Gala

Music Academy of the West

The Music Academy’s Festival Gala offers a celebration of luminary alumni artists performing with the Academy Chamber Orchestra in a program ranging from Baroque to Broadway. Guests will dine al fresco in the Academy’s gorgeous grounds prior to the concert in Hahn Hall, the “ultra-luxurious jewel-box venue.” Proceeds benefit the Academy’s full-scholarship program.

Gala Tables $10,000 | $25,000
Individual Tickets $1,000

For more information please contact 805-695-7929

Brandon Cedel (’10, ’11) bass baritone, is a recent graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, is currently an Ensemble member of Oper Frankfurt.



Brenda Rae (‘08) soprano, is a Grammy-nominated artist who regularly performs in many of the world’s leading opera houses, concert halls, and recital venues.


Frank Huang (‘98, ’99) violin, serves as concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic and will be a Visiting Guest Artist in our violin studio this summer.


Cynthia Phelps (’79, ‘83) viola, is the New York Philharmonic’s Principal Viola, and serves on the Academy faculty. She was named a recipient of the Music Academy’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2001.


Micah McClaurin (‘16) piano, winner of the 2016 Gilmore Young Artist Award, is one of the outstanding pianists of his generation.


Nicholas McGegan conductor, is considered one of the finest baroque conductors of his generation and serves as music director of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale and he is also Principal Guest Conductor of the Pasadena Symphony.


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