It may be the last weekend in June but it’s the beginning of what promises to be a phenomenal summer season for California Philharmonic and music lovers throughout Southern California. This year marks the17th season of the ever-popular Festival on the Green at Santa Anita Race Track and the 10th anniversary of Cal Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Back by popular demand, The Fab Four – The Ultimate Tribute join Maestro Victor Vener and the acclaimed orchestra for Beatles, Beethoven & Beach Boys on June 29 at Festival on the Green at Santa Anita Race Track and June 30 at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Guaranteed to deliver an unparalleled level of excitement and entertainment to every performance, making fans think they are watching the real thing, The Fab Four astound audiences with their uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of classic Beatles’ songs including “Sgt. Pepper,” “Hey Jude,” “Imagine” and “Penny Lane.”
“Cal Phil is thrilled The Fab Four are the special guests for the opening weekend,” said Maestro Vener. “The first concert sets the tone for the rest of the season. Cal Phil is on top of its game and we are ready for a highly entertaining season filled with superior performances, classical masterpieces, popular favorites, renowned special guests and lots of surprises!”
Cal Phil keeps the music and memories soaring on opening weekend with powerful performances by the orchestra of Beach Boys classics including “Good Vibrations,” “I Get Around” and “California Girls,” as well as an unforgettable interpretation of Beethoven’s “Pastoral Symphony.”
The acclaimed Cal Phil Festival on the Green outdoor concert series is presented by Westfield Santa Anita. This season offers an expanded experience for event goers with fun-filled family friendly evenings of activities, gourmet food and what is possibly the best live entertainment in the San Gabriel Valley. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for pre-concert dining with a variety of gourmet dining options, food court and full bar, plus live jazz and a host of pre-concert family friendly activities including face painting by MonArc Face Painting and a musical instrument petting zoo hosted by Lee’s Music Store. Table and lawn seating on the plush grass of Santa Anita Race Track’s infield concert lawn are available, boasting the area’s best unobstructed view of the San Gabriel Mountains. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.
As always, each Saturday night concert is followed by a Sunday matinee during Cal Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Celebrating its 10th anniversary at Los Angeles’ premier music venue, Cal Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall Sunday performances start at 2 p.m., with the standing room only pre-concert Talks with the Maestro beginning at 1 p.m.
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.