Join Maestro Victor Vener and His California Philharmonic Featuring Cedric Berry July 12 At Santa Anita

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For Immedite Release Pasadena/Arcadia – 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 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 SevenHow The West Was Won and The Good, The Bad and The Uglyas 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 fromThe DodgerLong 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, plus live jazz, 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 Sundaymatinees 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 or to schedule an interview with featured artists or Cal Phil Maestro Victor Vener, please contact Lauren Lewis at818.970.0052 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..