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July 8th, 2014 by Temple City Tribune
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Wildly Entertaining Concert Boasts Special Guest Cedric Berry in a Tribute to the Old West
Hold on to your hats music-fans because it’s sure to be an unforgettably wild ride when Maestro Victor Vener and his California Philharmonic are joined by a special guest, acclaimed bass-baritone Cedric Berry, for Cowboys & Copland on July 12, 2014.
A salute to the Wild West, the second concert of the summer season features music from such popular screen classics as “The Magnificent Seven,” “How The West Was Won” and “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly,” as well as Aaron Copland’s classics “Billy The Kid” and “Rodeo.”
Special guest and audience favorite Berry, who has traveled the world performing a variety of prestigious roles in major operas from Tosca to La Boheme, shares his most spectacular instrument, his voice, with the orchestra in a special nod to American folk songs. Copland’s Old American Songs reinterpret 18th and 19th century classics for voice and orchestra, running the gamut of American life from The Dodger, Long Time Ago and Simple Gifts to I Bought Me A Cat.
“Cowboys & Copland is an action-packed musical program with something for everyone,” said California Philharmonic Maestro Victor Vener. “California Philharmonic’s world class musicians, plus Cedric Berry’s powerful and captivating voice, prove America sounds better than ever.”
Gates open at 5:30pm for pre-concert dining, live jazz, and a host of pre-concert family friendly activities, including face painting and a Musical Instrument Petting Zoo. Gourmet dining options include a full bar. Concerts begin at 7:30pm. Table and lawn seating on the plush green grass of Santa Anita Race Track’s infield concert lawn are available, complete with the area’s best unobstructed view of the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains.
Audiences throughout Southern California have options to attend extremely different experiences of Cal Phil’s one-of-a-kind concerts at two iconic venues when the concert is performed again during Sunday matinees at the incomparable Walt Disney Concert Hall. Cal Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall Sunday performances start at 2:00pm, with the popular pre-concert Talks with the Maestro beginning at 1:00pm.
To purchase tickets to attend California Philharmonic concerts at Santa Anita Race Track, call 626.300.8200 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.
For further information, please visit www.calphil.com.