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DR. ARTHUR C. BARTNER –director of The USC Trojan Marching Band for 42 years was also on hand for and joked with Victor Vener about the early days in bands together. The revered band is kicking off Cal Phil’s new season with a bang both at Santa Anita Race Track on June 30, 2012 and at then Walt Disney Concert Hall on Sunday July 1, 2012.
There was also an official ribbon-cutting attended by Cal Phil representatives, Santa Anita Race Track officials, City Officials, City Council and Arcadia Chamber of Commerce members.
Cal Phil’s 2012 Summer Season and special guests presented a history-making move to the infield of Santa Anita Race Track, which is now renovated, concert-ready and destined to become Southern California’s premiere outdoor concert venue will be enhanced with a state of the art sound system , comfortable lawn and table seating and lots of stuff for other familymembers to do, for instance: a musical petting zoo. Vanessa Carlton said that was one of the things she admired about Cal Phil .
The move came as a blessing for Cal Phil after some tense negotiations with The Los Angels County Arboretum foundation failed. The directors approached Santa Anita with the bold idea of a concert on the infield. A few months later the deal was signed, sealed and delivered.
Cal Phil opens Saturday night with a spectacular fireworks display as well as some of the best music anywhere in the world. Gates open at 5:30 Call for tickets and information (626) 300-8200