Taking place Saturday, August 23, at the Santa Anita Race Track and Sunday, August 24, at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the California Philharmonic (Cal Phil)’s last 2014 summer concert program will boast Broadway sensations Randal Keith (pictured) and Joan Almedilla, who will lend their tremendous voices to songs from hit shows like Chicago and Evita. This show will be Almedilla’s debut with Cal Phil, as well as a reunion with Keith, as they had performed opposite of each other on the Broadway National Tour of Les Miserables.
Returning to perform with Cal Phil after many years is acclaimed guitarist Adam Del Monte, who will turn up the heat with performances of Rodrigo’s beloved Concierto de Aranjuez. One of the leading flamenco and classical guitarists and composers of his generation, Del Monte is known for creating a unique sound and language of flamenco that is both steeped in tradition and progressive in its openness to musical flavors from around the world.
The concert will also include performances of Ravel’s Bolero and Chabrier’s Espana.
“I am thrilled to collaborate with these three spectacular artists during our 2014 season finale and to share their immense talent with our Santa Anita Race Track and Walt Disney Concert Hall audiences,” expressed Maestro Victor Vener. “Rest assured that this season will end on not one, but many, high notes.”
The concert experience at the Santa Anita Race Track includes an unobstructed view of the San Gabriel Mountains, an opportunity to bring your own food and drink, and the delight of listening to music under a warm California sky. It is a completely different experience at the Walt Disney Hall, one of our town’s most respected music destinations, where sound is perfect, the air conditioned, and the venue an addition to the beauty of the event. Whichever your preference is, they are both fantastic places to enjoy this last summer concert by the wonderful Cal Phil.
To purchase tickets to attend California Philharmonic concerts at Santa Anita Race Track call (626) 304-0333 or visit http://www.calphil.com. Tickets for the Walt Disney Concert Hall are available for purchase through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com.