Saturday, July 12, 2014

California Philharmonic - Cowboys and Copland

Join Long Beach Heritage for a summer evening filled with music and magic at the historic Santa Anita Race Track in Arcadia. Relax, rejoice and revel in the extraordinary sounds of music performed by the acclaimed California Philharmonic. It’s the perfect way to spend a Saturday summer evening with your family, friends, a world class orchestra and the beloved Maestro Victor Vener.

We will be experiencing “Cowboys and Copland.” This is America’s unique story that has inspired composers worldwide. Whether it’s the unforgettable sound of Ennio Morricone’s music from The Good, The Bad & The Ugly; Elmer Bernstein’s thrilling theme from The Magnificent Seven; Aaron Copland’s ballet Billy The Kid or the stirring strains of How The West Was Won, composers have given voice to our country’s heritage and landscape. And what’s an evocation of the Old West without a trip south of the border? El Salón Mexico, Copland’s musical depiction of a village bar and its compelling dance rhythms is a perpetual delight. This musical journey across America ends with a trip from the small towns of Illinois to the battleground of Gettysburg as we are treated to a performance of the Lincoln Portrait, Copland’s heartfelt tribute to one of our greatest presidents, with a special guest narrator.

Santa Anita Race Track Concert with the California Philharmonic and Long Beach Heritage

You will be surrounded by the lush infield of Santa Anita Race Track. Against a breathtaking, unobstructed view of the San Gabriel Mountains, you are transported to a unique place and time where music and memories come alive. The second-to-none atmosphere enhances the experience and allows you to enjoy the best in live music while you feast on a delicious dinner under the stars.

It’s the perfect way to spend a Saturday summer evening with your family and  friends, a world class orchestra and the beloved Maestro Victor Vener.  The performance is “Cowboys and Copland” and will include pieces such as; The Cowboys Overture:

California Philharmonic Concert at the Santa Anita Race Track

  • The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
  • The Magnificent Seven
  • How The West Was Won
  • Rodeo
  • Billy The Kid
  • El Salón México

Tickets for this special event are $85 per person ($80 for members). The ticket price includes the concert, dinner (choice of three options), and bus transportation to and from Santa Anita. Our seats will be at comfortable tables of 10.

Our chartered bus will leave the Target parking lot at 2270 North Bellflower (near McDonalds)   at 5:15 sharp and return about 11:15.  

Dinner choices: Call or email your dinner choice to the office when you make your reservation. Water will be provided and you may purchase or bring any other beverages of your choice.

     - Chicken Waldorf Croissant with Greek vegetable salad

     - Grilled Steak Naan Sandwich with Greek vegetable salad

     - Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

     - Grilled Chicken Greek Salad

Call the LB Heritage office at (562) 493-7019 for reservations.

 


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