The Topanga Symphony has thrived for 33 years under the direction of Jerome Kessler and produced three to four free concerts each year. We deeply appreciate our community supporters who have helped to keep the music playing in our Canyon and welcome donations of your choice at any time to continue to make this tradition possible.

Among other things, we call for volunteers to help us with various organizational duties and we invite community members to join the Friends of the Topanga Symphony. If you are willing to help with time, energy or money, please call Arthur Mintz at (818) 591-8477. We wish to express our appreciation to the Topanga Community Club for their special cooperation.

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The 3rd Annual Topanga Symphony Fundraiser was held on Sunday October 9th. Featuring chamber music by the Topanga Symphony Quartet and other members of the orchestra, a Silent Auction, hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Thank you to everyone who donated and attended this special event.

Photos from the 3rd Annual Fundraiser:



2016 Friends of Topanga Symphony


Donors ($1,000)

Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky

Arthur Mintz



Benefactors ($500)


Paulie I. Davis

Andrew H. Harper III

Jerome and Joyce Kessler

Michael L. Sandler (in memory of Roberta Berg)

Topanga Lumber & Hardware

Patrons ($300)

Barry Brisk & Catharine Mcnall

Susan & Michael Cornner

Robert J. Butler

Susan & Michael Cornner

Gavin & Mary Koon

Leslie Zador


Supporting ($200)

Neville Agnew

Judy Fish

Wendie Malick & Richard Erickson

Joel Goldstein and Megan Branman

M. David Green & Julie Howell

Don & Gwen Gross

Barbara Harmon

Horst & Kaymarie Kuder

Zanwil & Merilee Sperber

Gary and Donna Symonds

Patricia W. Welch (in memory of Nancy Nimitz)


Contributing ($100)

Charles & Roelina Berst

Rhondda & Keeneth Dayton

Marge & Bill Goddard

David & Nancy Crater

Nicole & Mark Geiger

Margaret & William Goddard

Andrew Harper

Albin Kazanowski

Thea Laskey

Bonnie Lockrem

Mr. Adam Mekler

Margreet & Steve Ray

Foster Sherwood

Jack and Gaby Smith

Susan K. Thiroux

Melvyn & Gail Werbach


Family ($50)

Anne and Ron Abramson

Harry & Barbara Barron

David & Lori Callahan

Vaugn & Nancy Cable

Arlene Denison

Lynn & Bruce Dickoff

Michael & Beverly Harris

Ingemar Hulthage

Bobbie Japka

Mary & Lee Olsen

Bruno & Mimi Rist

Teresa Rosati Royer

Robyn Blake Sercarz

Jerry & Patty Seymour

Sarae Shenkin

Adam Silbar

William & Marilyn Slater

Mr. & Mrs. David Smith

Michael & Jennifer Stanley

Charlene Tokuyama

Susana Walters

Ben & Sue Werle


Regular ($25)

Susan M. Allen

Colleen Carrol

Ms. Norene M. Charnosky

Toni Colvin

Kay Daniels

Davis/Zima Family

Arthur Gerlernter

A.V. & E.M. Garcia

George Ja

George Jacobson

Joanne & Larry Lazar

Julie Levine

Karen Lu

Richard Lucinio

Frederick J. Meyer

Larry R. Moeller

Larry & Shelley Phillips

Myra & Manny Schegloff

Arlene & Phillip Shapiro

Mr. Antonio Soriano

Ann Stalcup

Dennis & Karen Steffe

Gary Symonds



Terry Beauvais

Cecilia Bishara

Marlene E. Burk

Arlene Denison

Bob & Laura Errico

Edward Lee Goldstein

Edwin & Motoko Haskell

Marcia Henry

Stanton & Marlene Herbert

Mamie Jackson

George & Lynn Jacobson

Andrea Makshanoff

Tony & Donna Mellos

Sally Michaels

Karen & Peter Mudgett

Nino Polito

Nancy Samovar

Herschel & Gil Shorr

Topanga Symphony Quartet