Classical orchestral music fills art museum
Former members of the West Valley Symphony, under the name of The Sinfonietta and conducted by Maestro James Yestadt, will play at 3 p.m. Aug. 20 in the West Valley Art Museum as part of the museum’s ongoing Butterfield Musicales series. Sponsored by Surprise, the program will have an international scope, mirroring the museum’s international ethnic dress collection. This small-scale summer concert — 21 musicians and an anticipated audience of 220 — attempts to address the missing classical component of concerts in the West Valley. Live orchestral classical music has not been heard in the West Valley since the symphony ceased operations in February.