The third concert of this summer’s spectacular Festival On The Green series takes place at the Arboretum on July 23, 2011 with Dancing Under The Stars. The exciting evening features music from famed film, musical theater and ballet. Without missing a beat, acclaimed Maestro Victor Vener and Cal Phil will continue to enlighten and entertain audiences at Walt Disney Concert Hall with a Sunday July 24, 2011 matinee.
Dancing Under The Stars features infectious rhythms ranging from West Side Story and Grease to dance craze tunes by Queen and Glenn Miller as well as music from Ravel’s ballets Bolero and Daphnis and Chloe.
Joining Cal Phil for these special performances is noted pianist and composer Bryan Pezzone who will be premiering original works for piano, jazz combo and orchestra.
including. Bananas Dance (For Mr. Moose). Hailed by Maestro Vener as a “modern day” Rhapsody In Blue, Bananas Dance (For Mr. Moose) needs to be performed by a virtuoso such as Pezzone as many of the priceless moments are composed live on the spot. The entertaining and heartfelt piece pays homage to his childhood and cartoons and was inspired by a two year old prodigy named Pezzone who could play the piano but not pronounce it. MB Gordy on drums and Tim Emmons on Bass will perform along with Pezzone.
“Dancing Under the Stars will have people of all ages snapping their fingers and tapping their toes,” said Vener of the concert he designed that blends “timeless great music” in a unique setting.
The 2011Festival On The Green summer concert series marks the last to take place at the Arboretum. After more than 15 highly successful years at this venue, Cal Phil is proudly -moving across the street to Santa Anita Park beginning summer 2012.
Whether seated comfortably around tables or on a blankets, audience members are able to enjoy their favorite food and beverages before and during the concerts. Picnic suppers created by noted local caterers and restaurants including King’s Row Gastro Pub, Robins BBQ, Bristol Farms and Dog Haus, the city’s newest hot spot for Gourmet Hot Dogs, Burgers and Sausages, are available at the Festival Village; wine, beer, coffee and soft drinks are available from the Philharmonic Fountain. Concertgoers may also bring their own food and beverages. Live pre-concert entertainment is provided by point08 Jazz Club, allowing patrons to relax and enjoy their meals while enjoying the finest in live jazz from the redwhite+bluezz jazz stage. Gates open at 5:30pm with the concert beginning at 7:30pm.
The series continues on July 23, 2011 and July 24, 2011 and will have people Dancing Under The Stars to everything from Bolero to Glenn Miller to Thcaikovsky’s Black Swan from Swan Lake. Rodgers and Hammerstein In Europe features Broadway and the Classics on August 6, 2011 and August 7, 2011 with That’s Entertainment paying homage to some of music’s greatest moments such as Fiddler on the Roof and Gustav Mahler’s Titan Symphony on the season’s final concerts August 20, 2011 and August 21, 2011.
To purchase tickets call 626.300.8200 or visit www.calphil.org