Adapted from a Santa Anita Park press release.
The California Philharmonic's highly anticipated will soon kick off its debut season at its new summer home, . The series opens June 30, with a phenomenal concert experience taking place every other Saturday throughout the summer at what is destined to become Southern California’s premiere outdoor concert venue.
Table and lawn seating on the plush green grass of the renovated infield, and an unobstructed view of the San Gabriel Mountains make for the perfect backdrop to Cal Phil's concerts. Full bars and a number of gourmet food options will be available for pre-party festivities.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for pre-concert family-friendly activities and live jazz, while the concert begins at 8 p.m.
Sunday matinee performances will continue at the incomparable Walt Disney Concert Hall, known for its acoustic superiority. Performances begin at 2 p.m., with a complimentary pre-concert Talk with The Maestro at 1 p.m.
The 2012 Cal Phil Festival on the Green at Santa Anita and Cal Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall schedules are as follows:
Let The Festival Begin!
Saturday – June 30, 2012
Sunday – July 1, 2012
Kicking off the first concert of its 16th season with a bang, the platinum-selling USC Trojan Marching Band, The Spirit of Troy, will join Cal Phil on stage. But that’s only the beginning. Three-time Grammy nominated singer/songwriter, Vanessa Carlton, best known for her chart-topping ballad "A Thousand Miles," will also perform alongside the orchestra. Meanwhile, Cal Phil will captivate its audience with such classical masterpieces as Copland’s "Rodeo" and Respighi’s "Pines of Rome."
Saturday –July 14, 2012
Sunday – July 15, 2012
The Association, the band that brought us such beloved classic hits as "Cherish," "Windy," and "Never My Love," joins Cal Phil and its esteemed Maestro Victor Vener for the second concert of the summer season. Audiences of all ages will revel in this rare opportunity to rock with one of the greatest bands to come out of the ‘60’s and one of the Southland’s most acclaimed orchestras of today. The orchestra will play such revolutionary classical masterpieces as "Symphonie Fantastique" by Berlioz and "Don Juan" by Strauss.
Saturday – July 28, 2012
Sunday – July 29, 2012
Joining Cal Phil and Maestro Victor Vener center stage during the third concert of the 2012 season are Kristi Holden from "Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular" and David Burnham from "Wicked" on Broadway. Cal Phil concert goers will her beloved music from such musicals as "Phantom of the Opera," "The King & I," "Carousel" and "Sweeny Todd." Also on the bill? World-renowned piano virtuoso Gayle Martin Henry — the sole American laureate of the sixth International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow. He will perform Grieg’s "Piano Concerto" and Tchaikovsky’s "Symphony No. 4."
Carmen on Broadway
Saturday – August 11, 2012
Sunday – August 12, 2012
Carmen on Broadway is Cal Phil’s effusive nod to some of the greatest musicals in history, including: "Carmen," "West Side Story," "Man of La Mancha," "Beauty & The Beast," "Lion King" and "Les Misérables." Featured guests including Bass Baritone Cedric Berry and opera stars Sandra Rubalcava and Christopher Bengochea. Also performing during this fourth concert of the season are 2010 Cal Phil Young Artist Award Winner Emily Dyer and the Cal Phil Chorale, which is under the direction Maestra Marya Basaraba.
Beethoven and John Williams
Saturday –August 25, 2012
Sunday – August 26, 2012
The Cal Phil season finale features music from two legendary composers who have left their indelible stamp on the world of music: Beethoven, arguably the greatest classical composer of all time, and John Williams, a revered composer who has scored more than 100 feature films. The bill includes Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" from his "Symphony No. 9" and popular scores from "Star Wars," "Superman," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Saving Private Ryan" and "Amistad." Up-and-coming talents Danielle Bond, Ashley Faatoalia and Ben Lowe — this year’s Cal Phil Young Artist Award recipients — will join the orchestra, as will Emily Dyer.
To purchase tickets for Festival on the Green at Santa Anita Race Track, call 626.300.8200 or visit www.calphil.org. Tickets for Walt Disney Concert Hall are available for purchase through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
For more information or to schedule a time to speak with Maestro Victor Vener, please contact Lauren Lewis at (818) 970-0052 or email@example.com.