Mehta at the Museum: the story of American classical music

Join spellbinding Artistic Director Nuvi Mehta for music and stories.

The community is invited to join the Ventura Music Festival’s spellbinding Artistic Director Nuvi Mehta on Sunday, June 4th, at 3pm, where he will spin music and stories about the people and developments leading up to what is recognized today as authentically American Classical Music.

The event is free and open to the public.

Included in the story: the starts and the misfires, the impact of European composers, the importance of Jazz, the landmark contribution of Gershwin, the distinctly American imagery and music of Aaron Copland followed shortly after by the glorious work of Samuel Barber. Ojai’s John Biggs the well-loved composer of numerous  rich classical pieces will also be there

Besides serving as Ventura Music Festival’s Artistic Director, Mehta is Special Project Director of the San Diego Symphony.

Located at 100 E. Main St; ample parking is provided. On June 4th, the Museum is open all day for its “Free First Sunday” event featuring a celebration of the Summer Solstice and the new exhibit, Secret Paintings, by Michael Pearce.

While Mehta at the Museum is an admission-free event, reservations are requested. Simply go to VMF’s website – – and the Mehta at the Museum link on its homepage. Click and reserve.



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