Cal Phil Calls ‘Action’

California Philharmonic audiences will enjoy popular music from some of Hollywood’s most revered classics during Lights, Camera, Action! on Saturday Aug. 8 at Santa Anita Race Track and Sunday, Aug. 9 at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

The world-class orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Victor Vener, will perform music from such blockbusters as “Jurassic Park,” “Star Wars” and “Lawrence of Arabia” as well as a spine-tingling rendition of the main title and shower scene from “Psycho.”

Noted violinist Armen Anassian will also shine during Lights, Camera, Action! during his performance of Korngold’s romantic “Violin Concerto.”

“It’s always a privilege to be asked to play a concerto and I cherish these times. I am looking forward to being the soloist performing the Korngold,” said Anassian, who has also been guest concertmaster with Cal Phil for the past two seasons.

Anassian, who was California Philharmonic’s featured soloist in 2009 with the Korngold Concerto and 2002 with the Tchaikovsky Concerto, is also looking forward to sharing the stage with another talented violinist, his wife Erlinda, also a member of the orchestra.

Lights, Camera, Action! also includes performances of Shostakovich’s “5th Symphony” and Roger Allen Ward’s “1st Symphony.”

Cal Phil’s season finale Postcards From Abroad takes place on Saturday, Aug. 22 and Sunday, Aug. 23. To purchase tickets to attend concerts at Santa Anita Race Track, call (626) 304-0333 or visit

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