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'Rodgers, Hammerstein and Gershwin' by the California Philharmonic Aug. 10 & 11

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Broadway sensations Kim Huber and James Barbour and pianist Bryan Pezzone will join the California Philharmonic this weekend for two concerts - Saturday at the Santa Anita Race Track and Sunday at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

The concerts will start with Gershwin’s “American In Paris” followed by his Jazz Age masterpiece “Rhapsody In Blue” and will continue with some of the most popular moments from such Rodgers and Hammerstein smash shows as “Oklahoma!,” “The Sound of Music,” “South Pacific” and “Carousel.”

“Cal Phil is thrilled to present the wonderful works of Rodgers, Hammerstein and Gershwin and to perform alongside such esteemed and in-demand special guests as Broadway’s own Kim Huber and James Barbour as well as the mesmerizing Bryan Pezzone on piano,” said Maestro Victor Vener who is also responsible for creating the orchestra’s popular programming. “The music will fill not only the hills – or in this case - beautiful mountains but also the souls of everyone in attendance.”

Gates at the Santa Anita Race Track will open at 5:30 p.m. for pre-concert dining, plus live jazz, a host of pre-concert family friendly activities including pony rides, face painting and a Musical Instrument Petting Zoo. Gourmet dining options include a full bar. The concerts will start 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.

For those who prefer an indoor concert experience, Cal Phil will perform the same concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Sunday. Celebrating its 10th anniversary at Los Angeles' premier music venue, Cal Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall Sunday performances start at 2:00 p.m., with the popular pre-concert Talks with the Maestro beginning at 1:00 p.m.

To purchase tickets for Festival on the Green at Santa Anita Race Track, call (626) 300-8200 or visit http://www.calphil.org/.

Tickets for Cal Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall are available for purchase through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

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