California Philharmonic audiences are eagerly awaiting the concert weekend that boasts popular music from some of Hollywood most revered classics. And the wait is almost over because Lights, Camera, Action! takes place this weekend on Saturday, Aug. 8at Santa Anita Race Track and Sunday, Aug, 9 at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
The world-class orchestra, under the direction of the incomparable 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! as he mesmerizes audiences during his performance of Korngold’s romantic Violin Concerto.
Anassian, who was California Philharmonic’s featured soloist in 2009 with the KorngoldConcerto 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. “I love working with my lovely wife,” continued Anassian. “We treat these times as special dates.”
Lights, Camera, Action! also includes performances of Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony and rogerallenward’s 1st symphony.
Cal Phil’s season finale Postcards From Abroad takes place on Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23.
A California Philharmonic show is more than just a concert, it is an experience. Saturdays are always right on track with concerts at Santa Anita Race Track. Gates open at 5:30 pm to pre-concert dining including food trucks available on-site, full bars and live jazz. Concerts begin at 7:30 pm.
The magic continues Sunday afternoons at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Cal Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall performances start at 2:00pm, with the intimate pre-concert Talks With The Maestro at 1:00pm in BP Hall.
The California Philharmonic is supported by the California Philharmonia Society, a non-profit community benefit organization whose main emphasis at this time is to support the California Philharmonic.
To purchase tickets to attend the incomparable Victor Vener and his California Philharmonic concerts at Santa Anita Race Track, call 626.304.0333 or www.calphil.com.
Tickets for Walt Disney Concert Hall are available for purchase through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.