It was another memory-making weekend as Cal Phil presented its second concert of the summer season, the immensely popular themed Andrew Lloyd Webber Meets Puccini. Maestro Victor Vener, the acclaimed orchestra and special guests entertained an appreciative audience of more than 3000 at Festival on the Green at Santa Anita Race Track on Saturday evening and more than 2000 during the sold out performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Sunday afternoon.
The concert featured magical moments from Webber, a master of modern musical theater, and Puccini, one of the most prolific composers in Opera’s history.
Powerful soloists, soprano Lori Stinson, dramatic tenor Christopher Campbell and award-winning bass baritone Cedric Berry, joined Cal Phil and the 100 member Cal Phil Chorale in rousing works from such musical masterpieces as Phantom of the Opera, La Boheme, Sunset Blvd. and Tosca as well as Nessun Dorma and the finale to Turandot.
Tickets are also going fast for the next Cal Phil concert Dance Fever, which takes place on Saturday July 27, 2013 at Festival on the Green at Santa Anita Race Track and Sunday July 28, 2013 at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Dancing With The Stars sensation Derek Hough, fresh off the heels of his most recent Mirror Ball Trophy victory, takes center stage with the orchestra during a fun-fueled line-up of songs including tributes to Elvis, Abba and Michael Jackson. More surprises are on tap for the don’t-miss program that also includes Dance of the Seven Veils, Romeo and Juliet, Hava Nagila and Ritual Fire Dance.
Festival on the Green at Santa Anita Race Track gates open at 5:30pm for pre-concert dining, plus live jazz, a host of pre-concert family friendly activities. Concerts begin at 7:30pm. Table and lawn seating on the plush green grass of Santa Anita Race Track’s infield concert lawn are available, complete with the area’s best unobstructed view of the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains.
To purchase tickets for Festival on the Green at Santa Anita Race Track, call 626.300.8200 or visit www.calphil.org.
Tickets for Cal Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall are available for purchase through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.