The California Philharmonic conducted by Maestro Victor Vener will present five electrifying, unforgettable concerts at the Walt Disney Concert Hall beginning Sunday, June 29 at 2 p.m. Subsequent concerts will be held on July 13, August 3, August 10 and August 24 at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale now.
Maestro Vener begins his 18th season as Music Director of the California Philharmonic. His “Four Essential Elements”—entertainment, enlightenment, education and excitement – are sure to invigorate classical music enthusiast as they witness the dynamic visionary and energetic conductor in action. He has a way of making music both fun and contemporary by way of his affable style as he deftly spotlights the connection between classical music and such genres as jazz, pop, Broadway, film and opera.
Founded in 1996 by Victor Vener and a group of dedicated music lovers, the California Philharmonic under his direction is recognized for its high-quality professional performances of music by notable composers from the diverse genres of jazz, pops, Broadway and opera. Also, with a strong commitment to new music and to expanding the symphonic repertoire, the Orchestra has presented nine world premieres and four Southern California premieres of orchestral works and three world premieres of chamber works. The Orchestra presents ten concerts per year five at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles and five at the Santa Anita Race Track in Arcadia, Calif.
On June 29, the program at Walt Disney Concert Hall will feature thrilling music by film’s reigning master – John Williams. “John Williams and Friends” will include performances of some of Williams’ award-winning film scores including “Star Wars,” “E.T.,” “Schindler’s List,” “Jaws,” and “Jurassic Park.” The program also includes performances of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture,” “Carmina Burana” the scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff that is based on 24 poems from the medieval collection Carmina Burana, and Brahms’ “Double Concerto for Violin and Cello” which will be performed by violinist Max Karmazyn and cellist Dennis Karmazyn. The Cal Phil Chorale will also perform.
Subsequent 2014 performances include: “Cowboys & Copeland” on July 13th featuring a special guest narrator; “Magic, Fantasy & Adventure” on August 3rd featuring the Cal Phil Chorale; “Movie Masterpieces” on August 10th featuring violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn and organist Philip Smith; “Broadway & Bolero” on August 24th featuring Randal Keith, Joan Almedilla and Adam del Monte.
Concerts begin at 2 p.m. and talks with the Maestro at 1 p.m. in BP Hall. The Walt Disney Concert Hall is located at 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA. For more information please visit the Cal Phil website.