The New West Symphony will present its Masterpiece Series of subscription concerts at Barnum Hall, the recently refurbished art deco theatre on the Santa Monica High School campus.

The first performance is at 4 p.m. Sunday, January 27th, and features violinist Anne Akiko Meyers playing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto.

“We are so pleased and excited to be taking up residence at Barnum Hall,” said Boris Brott, music director for the New West Symphony. “Barnum is a comfortable concert hall and its acoustics are superb for symphonic music.”

Currently in its 13th season, the New West Symphony has been performing on the Westside since January 2006.

As the eighth-largest symphony orchestra operation in California, the New West Symphony is composed of 70 professional musicians from the Greater Los Angeles area, including many who are active in the entertainment industry.

In addition to Santa Monica, the New West Symphony performs in Thousand Oaks and Oxnard.

“The New West Symphony has a growing audience on the Westside,” said executive director Nelson Dodge. “Barnum is an ideal location for the symphony to continue growing. We’re looking forward to being a part of the community.”

The New West Symphony will complete its 2007-08 season at Barnum Hall with performances April 6th and April 27th. All performances begin at 4 p.m.