Concert Pays Tribute to John Williams and All-Time Favorite Classical Musical Masterpieces

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Maestro Victor Vener and the California Philharmonic welcome the talented street, animation and hip-hop dancers from some of the top-tier dance shows on television at the 2016 summer season grand finale on Sunday, Aug. 21 at the Los Angeles Walt Disney Concert Hall. Cyrus “Glitch” Spencer, James “B-Dash” Derrick and Kevin “Konkrete” Davis will be performing as special guests. The trio returns to the stage that it shared with Maestro Vener and the Cal Phil for a collaborative performance of “The Nutcracker” in December. (Visit the original video posted on YouTube by Joel Pashby at

On Sunday, noted pianist Norman Krieger will also be a special guest during this special concert that will be filled with favorites from “Star Wars,” “E.T.,” “Jurassic Park,” “Raiders Of The Lost Ark” and “Harry Potter” as well as the “1812 Overture” and Liszt’s “Piano Concerto No. 1.”

“It was so much fun [in December, and] everyone wanted more. We are thrilled to bring more of the magic to our final concert of the summer season,” said Vener who came up with the groundbreaking idea to have the talented trio perform with the orchestra. “We have an exceptionally entertaining program lined up with these incredible dancers, a tribute to John Williams, all-time favorite classical masterworks and more.”

“It was such an honor to perform for the first time with a professional orchestra the caliber of California Philharmonic,” said Spencer who has been performing across the country since wowing people as the season nine runner-up on the nine-time Emmy Award winning FOX hit television show “So You Think You Can Dance.” “It was epic and we look forward to performing with California Philharmonic again.”

James “B-Dash” Derrick, also from SYTYCD, and Kevin “Konkrete” Davis, whose credits include “America’s Best Dance Crew,” echo that sentiment.

People are encouraged to buy tickets early for the celebration concert with Maestro Vener and Cal Phil as its 20th anniversary season concludes.

Cal Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall performances start at 2 p.m., with the intimate pre-concert Talks With The Maestro at 1 p.m. in BP Hall.

The California Philharmonic is supported by the California Philharmonic Society, a non-profit community benefit organization whose main emphasis at this time is to support the California Philharmonic.

Tickets for Walt Disney Concert Hall are available for purchase through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or online at

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