The Topanga Symphony has presented three free classical music concerts a year since it was started in the summer of 1982. The music season always begins with the summer concert, and the 38th Season was to begin on Sunday June 14, 2020. However, the Topanga Community Club is closed due to COVID-19 so the first concert of the new season will be announced in The Canyon Chronicle when it is rescheduled.
As we wait for the announcement of the next free concert of quality classical music, the Board of Directors has decided to launch the new Topanga Symphony logo designed by former Topanga resident, award winning logo designer and graphic artist, Connie Schurr. The printer-friendly logo, with musical instruments artistically embedded into the highlights of the mountains, represents the essence of classical music in the Santa Monica Mountains as the Topanga Symphony has been for the past 37 years.
Sylana Smith, daughter of former Topanga Symphony president, Jack Smith, designed the original logo of Orpheus, a musician in Greek mythology, playing a lyre under a tree. This artistic logo symbolized the Topanga Symphony, and will continue to be seen in the concert program notes, never to be completely retired, but to live on in the heart of our programs.
As a promotion for the new logo and to provide an opportunity to support the Topanga Symphony, a newly minted lapel pin is now available for purchase. The lapel pin is available at: topangasymphony.com, select â€śSupport Us.â€ť The Topanga Symphony Board of Directors is also producing additional items: hats, bags, wine glasses, and t-shirts, that will be available for purchase soon.