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The last date listed for Cal Phil: Sunday Afternoons at The Music Center's Walt Disney Concert Hall was Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 / 2:00pm (John Williams Greets Our Orchestra).
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June 24 – California Philharmonic: Made in America
In honor of Independence Day the Cal Phil’s “Made in America” concert will feature great works of music written on our nation’s soil, including the most magnificent composition ever written for orchestra and narrator, “Lincoln’s Portrait.” Also, Dvorak’s most famous work “New World Symphony” inspired by African-American spirituals and Native American rhythms. Aldis Hodge, film and television star, best known for the Die Hard franchise, Straight Outta Compton and Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures will narrate “Lincoln’s Portrait.” Kevin Earley, Broadway star and L.A. Drama Critic’s Circle Award winner, has also won three Robby Awards and garnered four Ovation Nominations. He will dazzle audiences with selections from Sinatra’s greatest hits.
July 8 – California Philharmonic: Phantom Meets Puccini
Take flight with some of the most ravishing operatic music ever written and soar into the music of the night. Melt into the warmth of Puccini, the leading composer of 19th and 20th century opera and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera, the longest-running show on Broadway. James Barbour, award-winning Broadway star and international concert artist on Broadway as the Phantom. Featuring soprano Jamie Chamberlin, who has been recognized for her versatility as both a singer and actress, and renowned tenor Nathan Granner. Chamberlin’s distinctive voice can be heard singing Offenbach’s Barcarolle in the Coen Brothers’ film, Hail Caesar.
July 29 – California Philharmonic: Symphonic Dances
Witness fresh new innovative choreography to the groundbreaking “Rite of Spring” as reimagined by Maestro Victor Vener and Alyson Stoner in her street hip-hop style. Experience the dazzling and virtuosic saxophone solo from blockbuster hit Catch Me If You Can as well as three of the most vibrant and fabulous ballet pieces ever composed. America’s foremost classical saxophonist, Harvey Pittel, combines stunning virtuosity with impeccable musicianship, producing the most beautiful and pure tone ever heard from a saxophone. Disney Channel’s triple threat star Alyson Stoner, known for the sensational Step Up dance movie franchise, is the sixth most searched actress on Google, with over 40 film credits.
August 12 – California Philharmonic: Beethoven Celebrates Bernstein’s 100th Birthday
Celebrating the Leonard Bernstein Centennial with excerpts from his most adored and groundbreaking musical, West Side Story, accompanied with Beethoven’s 9th. American operatic tenor Orson Van Gay II, soprano Emily Dyer Reed, Los Angeles Opera’s bass baritone Cedric Berry and mezzo-soprano Nandani Maria Sinha.
August 19 – California Philharmonic: John Williams Greets Our Orchestra
Relive some of your most favorite cinematic experiences through the music of John Williams, composer of the most popular and recognizable soundtracks, who has been nominated for over 51 Academy Awards and has won 24 Grammys. As an especially fun and rare treat, Maestro Vener has selected nine members of the orchestra to play their instruments, some of which are rarely heard solo.