Arts & Entertainment

California Philharmonic Takes Carmen On Broadway to Southern California

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With only two concerts left in Cal Phil’s 2012 summer season, tickets are going fast for the must-go-to Festival on the Green at Santa Anita Race Track and Cal Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Be sure to purchase your tickets now because you won’t want to miss a beat of these spectacular shows!
This weekend fans are in for a treat as Cal Phil presents Carmen on Broadway Saturday August 11 at Festival on the Green at Santa Anita Race Track and Sunday August 12 at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Carmen on Broadway is Cal Phil’s effusive nod to some of the greatest musicals in history including Carmen, Beauty & The Beast, Lion King and Les Miz.
Hitting every note during this thrilling and entertaining concert are world renowned powerful featured guests including Bass Baritone Cedric Berry and opera stars Sandra Rubalcava and Christopher Bengochea as well as the phenomenal Cal Phil Chorale.
The concert at Santa Anita Race Track starts at 8:00pm but the experience begins when gates open at 5:30pm with pre-concert family friendly activities that include a musical instrument petting zoo, face painting, chair massages, live jazz and a food court featuring an assortment of gourmet food options and full bars.
On Saturday’s the festival-like experience takes place on the renovated infield (not in the grandstands) of the famed Santa Anita Race Track and surrounded by the area’s best unobstructed view of the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains. Seating options on the infield include tables, benches with backs and a lush area for people who prefer to relax on the grass.
The Sunday matinee performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall, known for its acoustic superiority, begin at 2:00pm with a complimentary with ticket price pre-concert Talk with The Maestro at 1:00pm.
The final concert of the season, Beethoven and John Williams, takes place Saturday August 25 and Sunday August 26. The Cal Phil season finale features music from two legendary composers who have left their undeniable stamp on the world of music, Beethoven, arguably the greatest classical composer of all time and John Williams, revered composer of more than 100 feature films. Spectacular music on the bill includes Beethoven: Ode to Joy from Symphony No. 9 and popular scores from Star Wars, Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Saving Private Ryan and Amistad. The world class orchestra and Cal Phil Chorale are joined by a highly talented quartet of up and coming young talent Emily Dyer, Danielle Bond, Ashley Faatoalia and Ben Lowe, this year’s Cal Phil Young Artist Award recipients.
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.

August 9, 2012

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