Whoever came up with the idea of combining world famous Beethoven compositions with music from the most well-known band of the 20th century deserves a big cookie. This end of June, the California Philharmonics will kick off their summer season by combining Beatles tribute band Beatlemania with the world renowned orchestra to create “Beatles & Beethoven,” a live concert featuring music written centuries apart. If you are looking for something that everyone in the family can attend, without being too far from Pasadena, this fun show will leave you wanting more.
On June 27th and 28th, prepare to be blown away by how seamlessly these two icons fit together on stage. Maestro Vener, who serves as the California Philharmonic’s Music Director and is the man behind the event, is “thrilled to be performing such fine pieces from these musical icons in an original, inclusive and wildly entertaining modern format that will resonate with people of all ages and renew their perspectives on great music. Whether at Santa Anita Race Track on Saturday evenings or at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Sunday afternoons, California Philharmonic presents memory-making concert experiences that are not to be missed.” Beatlemania, called one of the greatest tribute bands of all time, will take you back to one of the most turbulent decades in human history, the 1960’s! Performing classics like “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “Hey Jude,” you will be shocked as to how close they come to the original recordings and amazed that they are playing it all live! The Philharmonic joins in with the beauty and rhythms of Beethoven’s symphonies and its hard not to be in awe.
With gourmet food, full bars, and live jazz, the Santa Anita Race Track will be running in full effect so you would not want to miss out.
WHAT: Beatles & Beethoven
WHEN: June 27 & 28th(Matinee), 2015
WHERE: Santa Anita Race Track & Walt Disney Concert Hall (Respectively)
The Santa Anita Race Track is located at 285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007
Walt Disney Concert Hall is located at 111 South Grand Avenue, Downtown of Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tickets are available for Santa Anita Race Track here.
Tickets are available for Walt Disney Concert Hall here.
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