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Cal Phil Welcomes KCET Community Kiosk

by Pasadena Independent
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A nineteen-year-and-counting proponent of building community through arts, education and entertainment, California Philharmonic is pleased to announce that concertgoers will be able to interact with KCET’s Community Kiosk during the Lights Camera, Action! concert taking place Saturday evening Aug. 8 at Santa Anita Race Track and during Postcards From Abroad, the final concert of the 2015 summer season, taking place on Sunday Aug. 23 at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

The KCET Community Kiosk, an interactive public engagement initiative, launched in December 2014 as part of KCET’s 50th anniversary. The Kiosk invites the community to become part in KCET’s 50th anniversary narrative, “Inspiring a Better State,” by asking the question: “How do you envision a better state?” Answers are then displayed on the Kiosk itself and online. The Kiosk has traveled to various locations throughout Southern California, including the Downtown Burbank Ice Rink, Grand Performances at California Plaza, photo LA in Downtown LA, and the Hollywood Farmers’ Market. The Kiosk has generated many interesting responses and continues to travel to cultural institutions and civic centers throughout the year to involve as many community members as possible. Responses may be seen at http://www.kcet.org/about/50/participate/index.html.

“We are thrilled to welcome the Interactive KCET Community Kiosk to two of our concerts during this season,” said California Philharmonic Maestro Victor Vener who, himself, is known and highly-regarded for his own unique brand of concerts and interactive repertoire that he shares with the audience at each Cal Phil concert. ”What a wonderful opportunity for our audiences to not only hear the magical music of the California Philharmonic but to also be able to be heard by such a prestigious organization as KCET and have their comments and ideas on how to make California an even better state shared with KCET’s audience and members. I plan to share some ideas…many that involve music and education as well as making both available to the largest audience possible. This has been, continues to be and will always be an integral part of California Philharmonic’s foundation and purpose!”

On that front, stay tuned for some exciting new announcements from Cal Phil in the near future.

“We are delighted to include the California Philharmonic in our 50th Anniversary celebration,” said Ariel Carpenter, VP, Communications for KCET. “This is a great opportunity for us to support the arts in the community which is an important part of our mission as public media.”

The KCET Community Kiosk will be at the following concerts.

Sunday August 23 at Walt Disney Concert Hall – The season finale, Postcards From Abroad is packed with riveting entertainment and awe-inspiring performances. Concert-goers will be travel to Europe with Capriccio Espagnol and Il Postino, rediscover the rhythms of New York City with Gershwin’s 2nd Rhapsody, featuring consummate pianist Bryan Rezone and explore Kenya with Out Of Africa.Music lovers will also be transported to the fantastical worlds of The Hobbit and Harry Potter.

A California Philharmonic show is more than just a concert, it is an experience. Saturdays are always right on track with concerts at Santa Anita Race Track. Gates open at 5:30pm to pre-concert dining including food trucks available on-site, full bars and live jazz. Concerts begin at 7:30pm. Table and lawn seating on the lush green grass of Santa Anita Race Track’s infield are available, complete with the area’s best unobstructed view of the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains.

The magic continues Sunday afternoons at the incomparable Walt Disney Concert Hall. Cal Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall performances start at 2 p.m., with the intimate pre-concert Talks With The Maestro at 1 p.m. in BP Hall.

The California Philharmonic is supported by the California Philharmonia Society, a non-profit community benefit organization whose main emphasis at this time is to support the California Philharmonic.

To purchase tickets to attend the incomparable Victor Vener and his California Philharmonic concerts at Santa Anita Race Track, call (626) 304-0333 or www.calphil.com.

Tickets for Walt Disney Concert Hall are available for purchase through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000 or online atwww.ticketmaster.com.

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