Saturday and Sunday, August 7, 8 California Philharmonic presents “Frank, Tony & The Maestro: Cocktails to Classics” featuring hits made popular by Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett plus works by Saint-Saens, Rimsky-Korsakov and Elgar.
Why It’s Special
Plenty of people immediately perk up when the Sinatra name is mentioned. Their attention escalates when you mention a live performance. And their eagerness soars when you include a live orchestra. The event itself — Sinatra music, live with Cal Phil, one of the finest orchestras — is just too rare to pass up.
Who Makes it Special
The show’s guest soloists include singer Michael B. Levin, Broadway sensation Kevin Earley and violinist Daniel Shindarov. “Michael starred in Las Vegas in the hugely successful show ‘The Rat Pack Is Back.’ So, as we began planning ‘Frank, Tony & The Maestro,’ his name came instantly to our mind,” says Dr. Victor Vener, Founder and Music Director of the California Philharmonic.
Joining Levin in bringing the works of Ole’ Blue Eyes and Tony Bennett to life is Broadway star Kevin Earley. “The reason, as a song writer, you wanted Sinatra or Bennett to sing one of your songs is that you knew it would become an instant classic,” explains Earley.
Representing ‘The Maestro’ in “Frank, Tony and The Maestro” is acclaimed violinist Daniel Shindarov, who will perform as soloist in Camille Saint-Saens’Introduction and Rondo Capriccio for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 28.
Join in the Fun
Music lovers throughout Southern California will have the opportunity to experience Levin’s artistry when Cal Phil presents “Frank, Tony & The Maestro: Cocktails to Classics” on Saturday, August 7 at 7:30 p.m. at The Arboretum in Arcadia and at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Sunday, August 8 at 2 p.m. in downtown Los Angeles. Purchase tickets, click here.
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