The New West Symphony will open its 2011-12 Masterpiece Series season with a performance of “Slavic Rousers” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 at Barnum Hall on the campus of Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd.

Award-winning pianist Vassily Primakov will be the featured soloist for Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Opus 23.

The program also includes the New West Overture by Michael Williams, Pastiche by John Briggs, Three Dances from The Bartered Bride by Bedrich Smetana and Capriccio Espagnol, Opus 34 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

The New West Symphony’s founding music director and conductor laureate Boris Brott will lead the orchestra.

Primakov is making his second appearance with the New West Symphony after he last appeared with the orchestra during the 2001-02 season.

The concert is sponsored by Micheline and Albert Sakharaff and Sandra and Jordan Laby.

Tickets priced from $25 to $98 are available by calling (866) 776-8400, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets are also available in person at the New West Symphony office, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and online at

Student Rush tickets priced at $10 are available at the concert hall box offices beginning 30 minutes prior to the performance.